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Intercollegiate Athletics Forum 2011

A college sports landscape crowded with big issues produced a lively two days of discussions and networking in New York City last week.


NCAA President Mark Emmert led off the conference with a One-on-One interview, then participated on a panel that also included University of Texas President Bill Powers (below left).

Addressing the topic of “Crisis Management and Mitigating Risk” were Vada Manager (left) and Ari Fleischer.

Agent Jimmy Sexton

The Big Ten’s Jim Delany, who spoke on a panel with other conference commissioners, talked to the press.

Appel Law’s Evan Appel, the University of Tennessee’s Chris Fuller and the Knoxville Chamber’s Lori Fuller

IMG’s Lawton Logan and Bob Dittrich of Genesco Sports Enterprises

Jane Kleinberger and Dave Butler of Paciolan

Ronnie Harrell of Cisco Systems and Steve Haber and Jay Mathias of Cisco Sports and Entertainment

Scenes from NFF Dinner

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (left), who served as president at Texas A&M, was presented the NFF Gold Medal, and broadcaster Verne Lundquist (right) was recognized with the NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award on Dec. 6 at the 54th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. With them is National Football Foundation Chairman Archie Manning.
Photo by: GENE BOYARS (2)

Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank (left), Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Executive Chairman Roger Staubach, and BP Capital Management Chairman T. Boone Pickens talk at the dinner. All three serve on the foundation’s board of directors.

Lineup for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Officials from Rutgers and Iowa State were on hand Dec. 7 at Yankee Stadium to discuss their matchup in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, to played Dec. 30. From left: Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard, Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano and Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti.

Sun Life, Dolphins salute seniors

Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee (left) and Sun Life Financial Regional VP Rob Georgiou are joined by four high school seniors awarded college scholarships from the Sun Life Rising Star Awards program on the field before the Dolphins’ game Nov. 20 at Sun Life Stadium.

Stevie winner

Phoenix Suns and Mercury SVP of marketing partnerships and suite sales and services Lynn Agnello (right) was honored as Best Executive at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business last month. She is shown with presenter Natalia Lorenzo, VP of marketing for Infogroup.
Photo by: Enter Name Here

Driving home in a new truck

At the NASCAR After the Lap event Dec. 1 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Ford surprised NASCAR fan Summer Henry with a new F-150 XLT and tickets to the 2012 Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. From left: Norris Scott, NASCAR VP of partnership marketing and business solutions; Henry; Mary Ann Manna, winner of the Send Me 2 Vegas sweepstakes; and Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing.

Timbers’ Golub honored

MLS Commissioner Don Garber (left) presents Portland Timbers COO Mike Golub with the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year award, part of the league’s list of year-end awards announced last month.

Cake is served

Before a concert Nov. 18 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Global Spectrum staff members presented drummer Chris Fryar of the Zac Brown Band with a birthday cake. From left: Global Spectrum’s John Janicki, Erin Bilton and Georgieann Michels, the band’s Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins, Global Spectrum’s Mike Carosielli, and Fryar, Clay Cook, Jimmy De Martini and Brown.

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