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Volume 27 No. 89

Sports Business Journal / Daily

120 West Morehead Street, Suite 310
Charlotte, NC 28202
Subscription Information: 1-800-829-9839


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Whitney Shaw, Chairman

Warren Thune, CEO
Eileen Silvergleid, Chief Revenue Officer

Stephanie Rose, Senior Financial Analyst

Derek DeVeaux, Global Product Owner
Landon Nobles, Project Manager




Abraham Madkour

Publisher & Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily


David Albright

Managing Editor






John Aceti, Social Media Manager


Kevin Becker, Senior Solutions Architect


Neil Boris, Business Development Coordinator, Newzoo


Preston Bounds, Assistant Editor, Sports Business Daily


David Bourne, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Journal


Mike Boylan, Staff Writer, Sports Business Daily


David Broughton, Research Director, Sports Business Journal


Mark J. Burns, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal —  Hockey, soccer


Richard Bush, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Journal


Josh Carpenter, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Daily


Will Cavanaugh, Market Analyst, SportsAtlas


Mike Chupita, Assistant Editor, Sports Business Daily


Michael Cupello, Research Analyst, SportsAtlas


Philip Dorsey, Business Development Coordinator


Corey Edwards, Editorial Graphic Designer, Sports Business Journal


Rick Ellington, Managing Editor, Sports Business Daily


Tyler Everett, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Daily / Global


Ben Fischer, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Football


Betty Gomes, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Journal


Olivia Green, Staff Writer, Sports Business Daily


Austin Karp, Managing Editor, Digital


Ben Kasberg, Business Intelligence Analyst, SportsAtlas


Ted Keith, Assistant Managing Editor, Sports Business Journal


Bill King, Senior Writer, Sports Business Journal — Gambling, combat sports


Jake Kyler, Chief Copy Editor, Sports Business Journal


Thomas Leary, Assistant Editor, Sports Business Daily


Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, Sports Business Journal — Marketing and sponsorship


Andrew Levin, Staff Writer, Sports Business Daily


Josh Liberatore, Staff Writer, Sports Business Daily


John Lombardo, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Basketball, golf


Chris Mason, Video Producer and Graphics Editor


Bret McCormick, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Tennis, general assignment, research


Christopher McGuire, Research Analyst, SportsAtlas


Alex Miller, Front End Developer, SportsAtlas


Bria Mitchell, Social Media Manager


David Morgan, Special Projects Editor


Derick Moss, Head of Product, SportsAtlas


Liz Mullen, Bureau Chief, Los Angeles, Sports Business Journal — Labor unions, agents


Ross Nethery, Managing Director, Multimedia Programming & Production


Peace Ngwu, Business Development Coordinator, SportsAtlas


Chris Opiela, Front End Web Developer, SportsAtlas


John Ourand, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Media


Valerie Page, Staff Writer, Sports Business Daily / Global


Joe Perez, Assistant Editor, Sports Business Daily


Darin Philyaw, Web Developer


Eric Prisbell, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Baseball, technology


David Rumsey, Assistant Editor, Sports Business Daily


Paul Sanford, Television Editor, Sports Business Daily


Denise Sicking, Editor, SportsAtlas


Chris Smith, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Finance, Olympics, pop culture


Michael Smith, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Colleges


Jaylan Snelson, Web Developer


Adam Stern, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal — Motorsports, esports


Liz Spangler, Editorial Graphic Designer, Sports Business Journal


Wes Thomas, Full Stack Web Developer, SportsAtlas


Kody Timmers, Copy Editor, Sports Business Journal


Gray Wheatley, Product Manager, SportsAtlas


Acie Wyatt, Senior Producer






Tiffany Ancharksi, Account Executive, Events


Jennifer Arapoff, Director, Marketing Communications and Sponsored Content


Mary Baranowski, Controller and HR Manager


Megi BeqirajAdvertising Coordinator


Cameron Bureau, Digital Marketing Manager


Sean Burke, Director, Brand Marketing


Laura Case, Senior Conference Director


Kellie DeBerry, Account Executive, Events


Bridget Ernst, Administrative Specialist and Management Support


Tay Fewell, Graphic Designer, SBJ Conference & Event Group


Jay Freshwater, National Sales Manager


Lori Fuller, Program Director, SBJ Conference & Event Group


Debbie Harley, Accounting Manager


Chris Hixenbaugh, Southeast Account Director


Donna Johnson, Senior Conference Director


Michael Johnson, Circulation Account Executive


Eboni King, Customer Service Representative


Molly Kirkpatrick, On Campus Program Manager


Lorianne Lamonica, Business Development Manager, Events


Michelle Martinez, Business Development Account Executive


Megan Meade, Event Activation Manager


Chad Rossman, Director of Consumer Sales & Audience Development


Mark B. Schwartz, West Account Director


Hunter Steinberg, Circulation Account Executive


Jim Sullivan, Managing Director, SBJ Conference & Event Group


Samuel Trader, Circulation Account Executive


Julie Tuttle, Northeast Account Director


Kara Walsh, West Account Director


Kayelei Wright, Conference and Events Coordinator


Katelyn Zander, Graphic Designer, Marketing