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David Morehouse: Power Player

04 / 14 / 14

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play...

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03/19/12
Disney deal gives Roma U.S. presence

Nearly a year after acquiring AS Roma, a group of American investors has cut a deal to bring the Italian soccer club to the U.S. to train for the next five years. AS Roma will become the club in residence at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Spo ...

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03/12/12
Bobcats sponsorship includes Jordan

In a rare instance of using a high-profile owner as a business asset, the Charlotte Bobcats and Michael Jordan have signed their first top-tier Level 23 marketing deal as part of a one-of-a-kind program that includes rights not only to the team, but also to one of sports’ most recognizable pit ...

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03/12/12
Bobcats sponsorship includes Jordan

In a rare instance of using a high-profile owner as a business asset, the Charlotte Bobcats and Michael Jordan have signed their first top-tier Level 23 marketing deal as part of a one-of-a-kind program that includes rights not only to the team, but also to one of sports’ most recognizable pit ...

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03/12/12
A's, Giants take dispute public

The open fighting last week between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants over the A’s proposed move to San Jose marked the most public dispute between MLB clubs in many years and is likely just the beginning of an escalating battle between the two franchises on the contentious issue. ...

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02/27/12
AEG creates sports division

AEG has created a new division, AEG Sports, that aims to increase both efficiencies and revenue for individual properties at the company but could also result in more job consolidation, AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke said last week. Chris McGowan, who as COO of the Los Angeles Kings has spurre ...

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02/27/12
Penguins cite Cisco system

The Pittsburgh Penguins said they doubled the number of advertisers at Consol Energy Center last season to about 100, compared with the final year of Mellon Arena in 2009-10, and tripled concourse advertising and sponsorship revenue at the new arena. The increases were attributed in significant part ...

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02/20/12
Khan targets next gen Jags fans

When SportsBusiness Journal caught up with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan earlier this month, the gracious Khan talked about how stunned he was by the media attention he has received since being approved as the Jaguars’ owner in mid- ...

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02/20/12
Crew lands Barbasol for jersey deal

Barbasol, the iconic shaving cream brand that had Babe Ruth and Knute Rockne as its pitchmen in the 1920s, has signed a five-year deal to attach its name to the jerseys of the Columbus Crew. Barbasol’s jersey deal includes T ...

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02/20/12
Philly team isn’t lax on social media

The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League took their social media outreach to a new level at a home game Feb. 12 at the Wells Fargo Center, substituting players’ Twitter handles for their names on the backs of thei ...

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02/13/12
Bobcats' plan designed to lure renewals

The Charlotte Bobcats are the first NBA team this year to unveil a newly branded season-ticket renewal program to include nearly 60 non-game events as part of the price of a full season ticket. Already rolling out ticket renewal packages for nex ...

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