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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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A guide to sports programs

For this compilation, we contacted each of the schools listed in the directories we have published in past years, as well as additional schools brought to our attention as having sports management programs. In total, about 300 institutions were contacted and invited to complete a survey ...

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2004: The year in sponsorship

During the last year, the sports sponsorship world showed ample signs that it has emerged from the lean times occasioned by the economic downturn and 9/11. As the year draws to a close, SportsBusiness Journal asked sponsorship experts to comment on the most- and least-dynamic categories, an ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications Inc., Fuse Integrated Sports Marketing Inc., IMG, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, Nextel, OnSport, In-Depth, Visa, Wendy's International Inc.

Banking on sports

Regulatory changes have greatly increased the types of business banks can conduct, and a wave of consolidation has changed the bank landscape. As a result, U.S. banks — and increasingly foreign banks that want a foothold here — are in a perpetual state of redefinition. The trend benefits ...

Tags: Bank One Corp., HSBC Private Equity, IMG, PGA Tour, In-Depth, Wells Fargo

Sponsorship report card

Peter Stern President, Strategic Sports Group Stern Sponsorship involvement in the financial services category is a roller-coaster ride. The best work has been on the local level, where “home teams” have been used as a metapho ...

Tags: Allstate, Boston Red Sox, Charles Schwab & Co., Fleet, John Hancock, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, PGA Tour, In-Depth, State Farm, USOC

Deals that caught our eye in 2004

NFL big winner While NFL owners reshaped the NFL Trust in terms of which sponsorship categories the league should sell and which ones teams should have to themselves, the league was able to pull off several major sponsorship deals that saw their partners get fewer rights at higher fee ...

Tags: Clear Channel Communications Inc., MLB, NBC, NFL, PepsiCo, SBC Communications Inc., In-Depth, Visa

Regional sports networks

The following is a directory of RSNs operating in addition to the four — Altitude, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, C-SET and Comcast SportsNet West — that launched this fall. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Households: 4.4 million Major sports rights held: Baltimore Orioles, Washing ...

Tags: AFL, AHL, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, CFL, CHL, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Colleges, Colorado Rockies, Columbus Blue Jackets, Comcast Corp., Connecticut Sun, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, DC United, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Edmonton Oilers, Empire Sports Network, English Premier League, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Football, Formula One, Fox, Golden State Warriors, Golf, Hockey, Houston Astros, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, MLB, Montreal Canadiens, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nashville Predators, NBA, NCAA, New England Revolution, New Jersey Devils, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, Oakland Athletics, Olympics, Orlando Magic, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose Sharks, In-Depth, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Soccer, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tennis, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

Camera Ready

It was 3 o’clock in the morning. Matt Hutchings had been involved in the launch of nearly 50 networks around the globe, but professional pedigree wasn’t helping him sleep on this night. Just two weeks shy of the Sept. 4 launch date of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, the regional s ...

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Baseball, Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colleges, Comcast Corp., CBSSN, Denver Nuggets, Discovery Communications Inc., Football, Sacramento Kings, In-Depth, Time Warner

New on the dial

Four new regional sports networks made their debut this fall Altitude Sports & Entertainment Location: Denver Launch date: Sept. 4 Subscribers: 2,180,000 Major distribution: Adelphia, Comcast, DirecTV, EchoStar/Dish Network Team affiliations: Colorado Avalanch ...

Tags: Adelphia Communications Corp., Baseball, Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Comcast Corp., Denver Nuggets, Hockey, Sacramento Kings, In-Depth, Soccer, Time Warner

Proposed regional sports networks

New York In June the Mets paid $54 million to end their TV contract with Fox Sports Net New York and MSG Network after the 2005 season. In October the team reached agreements with Comcast and Time Warner Cable to create an RSN that will broadcast Mets games starting in the sprin ...

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Colleges, Comcast Corp., CBSSN, Fox, MSG Network, New York Mets, In-Depth, Time Warner

Keeping fans connected

The man heading the development of the next new NBA arena monitors advances in technology the way a farmer watches for storm clouds, wary that the same rain that feeds his crop might wash it away. Barry Silberman, executive vice president of arena development for the Charlotte B ...

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Colorado Rockies, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Angels, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, In-Depth, Seattle Seahawks, Wachovia

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