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U.S. Open Experience grows at Pinehurst

04 / 21 / 14

The U.S. Golf Association is taking its national championships to the people with an array of events during its men’s and women’s tournaments in Pinehurst, N.C. “We have a real desire to open up the U.S. Open for everybody beyond the gates,” said Sarah Hirshland, the USGA&...

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05/09/11
Action sports coming to NYC?

Madison Square Garden Inc. is working on plans for New York City’s first major BMX and skateboard event, to be held in 2012, after several years of investigating action sports opportunities in the city. The company is in negotiations with the city to get the required permits and approval for the ev ...

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04/25/11
NYC Marathon "Opening Day" this week

In looking to expand its footprint and visibility throughout the year, the New York Road Runners will debut a new event this Wednesday built around the entrance lottery for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. Called “Marathon Opening Day,” the event features a live half-hour webcast — complete wit ...

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04/25/11
Hunter steers Colorado cycling race

Shawn Hunter knows how to sell sports. During his 21-year career in sports business, Hunter has held the position of chief marketing officer and president at AEG Sports, chief executive officer at MLS Chivas USA, president of the Phoenix Coyotes and executive vice president of the Colorado Avalan ...

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04/18/11
CBS, Turner might hop into skills game

The State Farm college slam dunk and 3-point contest, which for 23 years has been held on the Thursday night prior to the Final Four, might have some competition. Turner and CBS, the NCAA’s marketing partners, are considering a skills competition of their own on the Buick-sponsored center court in ...

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04/18/11
CWS, lacrosse to get NCAA fan-fest treatment

Bracket Town, the hub of sponsor activation and fan events at the Final Four, will soon have more modest fan-festival cousins at the NCAA’s College World Series and lacrosse championships. The NCAA is working with its marketing partners at Turner Sports and CBS to create fan-fest areas that have th ...

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04/04/11
IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

The confidence that comes with weathering a long recession was evident last week among executives at the IMG World Congress of Sports. But there was also discomfort caused by uncertainty on several important issues, including labor, the perils of social media and the ...

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04/04/11
WCOS VIP dinner photos

ALL PHOTOS BY GORT PRODUCTIONS George Pyne of IMG Sports and Entertainment, tennis academy founder Nick Bollettieri, and tennis’ Mary Joe Fernandez and Brad Gilbert      Basketball’s Val Ackerman, a Champions honoree, with Joe Leccese (left) and Howa ...

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04/04/11
More scenes from the IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

ALL PHOTOS BY GORT PRODUCTIONS Guests attend a networking reception hosted by Sun Life Financial. At top left, the NFL’s Ingrid Petri (lef ...

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04/04/11
Concert a first for MMOD

When March Madness on Demand streamed the Kings of Leon concert Saturday, it marked the first time that something other than a basketball game had been broadcast on MMOD. The concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero as part of the NCAA’s “Big Dance” at Houston’s Discovery Green, was one of two major pr ...

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03/14/11
SBA nominees

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the fourth annual Sports Business Awards, which will be presented during a live ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, May 18. The 2011 awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2010, through Feb. 28, 2 ...

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