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Adidas-Arizona State alliance gives Shropshire a platform for change

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 19 / 17

Ken Shropshire was a 13-year-old boy living in the heart of Los Angeles when he was first exposed to the impact of sports on society. He was watching the 1968 Olympics on his family’s small black-and-white TV as John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in that iconic salute to &ldquo...

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01/06/03
2002 Sports Business Timeline

After the trauma and tragedy of 2001, business took a step toward normalcy in 2002. Of course, normalcy isn't an unfailingly positive condition. The struggle continued to maintain interest in an increasingly fickle world, and to maintain marketing dollars in a down and difficu ...

Tags: 2002 Year in Review, ABC, Adidas, AEG, Athletes First, Atlanta Hawks, ATP, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Boxing, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, CFL, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Colleges, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, FC Dallas, FIFA, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Football, Fox, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, IMG, Indianapolis Colts, IndyCar, Kansas City Royals, Kmart, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Galaxy, McCann-Erickson Worldwide Inc., Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Dolphins, MillerCoors, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, MLS, Montreal Canadiens, Morgan Stanley, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nasdaq, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, News Corp, NFL, NHL, Oakland Raiders, Office Depot, Olympics, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports and Entertainment, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rolex, Samsung, San Antonio Stars, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Seahawks, SFX, Soccer, Sports Illustrated, LA Rams, Tennessee Titans, Toronto Raptors, USOC, Westwood One, WNBA, WTA, YES Network

01/06/03
Leagues, teams work harder

O n the face of it, the sponsorship picture in major sports might not have looked a lot different in 2002 than most previous years. Most major leagues boasted full or nearly full sponsor rosters, and individual teams generally have reported the same thing. Underneath, however, the p ...

Tags: 2002 Year in Review, Basketball, Colleges, Golf, Hockey, NBA, NCAA, NHL

12/23/02
Coast to Coast

ATLANTA Court boots suit against speedway Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has lost a federal lawsuit against Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR and Fox. The company sued the speedway and parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. in August 2001, complaining its name was mentioned ...

Tags: ABC, AHL, Baseball, Basketball, Buffalo Sabres, Cleveland Indians, Coast to Coast, Colleges, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Football, Fox, Hockey, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Manchester United, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Wild, MLB, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nashville Predators, Oakland Athletics, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Reebok, Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Sports Authority, Texas Rangers

12/23/02
Complete For The Record

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON Compliments of the Minnesota Timberwolves , Minneapolis firefighters at four Minneapolis locations ate turkey dinner, served by 15 Timberwolves, for Thanksgiving. The South Atlantic League's Delmarva Shorebirds baseball club, in conjunction with the D ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Chicago Blackhawks, Colleges, Columbus Blue Jackets, Miami Marlins, Football, Golf, Hockey, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Timberwolves, National Lacrosse League, New York Jets, PepsiCo, San Francisco Giants, Soccer, Tennessee Titans

12/23/02
Question of how many bowls may go beyond economics, some say

A re 28 bowl games too many?The NCAA's approach toward postseason football bowl game certification has been to let the market dictate how many games should be played. All 25 existing bowls were recertified this season, and three were added. "When you look at the facts, ther ...

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Football, Fox, NCAA

12/23/02
Sponsorship briefs

Northeast signs Verizon dealer The Northeast Conference signed a sponsorship with a local Verizon dealer to promote the Verizon brand. Under the sponsorship Verizon, through AG Cell Tel, will receive television and sampling opportunities and other corporate exposure at conference eve ...

Tags: Baseball, Colleges, Hockey, Houston Astros, Marketing and Sponsorship, National Lacrosse League, Arizona Coyotes, Verizon

12/23/02
People

BASEBALL Cox Cory Cox was hired as marketing assistant for the Frederick (Md.) Keys of the Class A Carolina League. The Toronto Blue Jays hired Arlo Graham and Ben Church as sales representatives. The Portland (M ...

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Blackhawks, Colleges, Hockey, Motorsports, NCAA, Arizona Coyotes, Soccer, Toronto Blue Jays

12/16/02
NCAA clears quarterback camp

The NCAA has closed an inquiry into a private camp for some of the nation's top student quarterbacks and concluded that the camp does not violate its rules, said Bill Saum, NCAA director of agents, gambling and amateurism. The NCAA launched the review in response to an article in SportsBu ...

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12/16/02
Sports management degree guide

Editor's note: This directory features colleges and universities that offer educational programs, broken down by region, for students interested in a career in sports business. We contacted each of the schools listed in our directory in past years, as well as schools brought ...

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12/16/02
HOK gets college projects

HOK Sport has been selected for two university design projects, including a $7 million renovation of Mountaineer Field at West Virginia University. WVU plans to add luxury suites and club lounge space, in addition to creating a public concourse for existing end zone seating. ...

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