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Faces and Places

2013 National Sports Forum and
Case Cup competition

The 2013 National Sports Forum was held Jan. 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center. The 2013 NSF Case Cup competition featured the University of Oregon, Canisius College, Florida State University, Ohio University, George Washington University, Wichita State University, University of South Carolina and Temple University. The winner of the competition was the University of Oregon (below). From left: Faculty adviser Paul Swangard and team members Gary Wang, Jenny Swaim, Christina Early and Matthew Van Wyen.

Canisius Master of Sport Administration (MSA) students with Director Shawn O’Rourke met with Pat Williams after The Budweiser Gala at the National Sports Forum. Canisius had many alumni in attendance, and also participated in the Case Cup. From left to right; Kimberly Silverstein, Janelle Stegeland, Brent Gray, Kate Faas, Pat Williams, Andrew Moser, and O’Rourke.

NACDA gathers to plan convention

NACDA’s Executive Committee gathered at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa for its annual Mid-Winter Meetings at the end of January to plan for its annual convention in June. From left: NACDA Secretary Don Tencher, AD, Rhode Island College; NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione; NACDA 2nd VP Jim Phillips, AD, Northwestern; NACDA President Kevin Anderson, AD, Maryland; BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock; and NACDA 3rd VP Tim Selgo, AD, Grand Valley State.
Photo by: NACDA

Meeting on 'Broad Street Bullies'

Film director and musician Rob Zombie (second from left) and producer Les Borsai (far right) discuss plans to produce a full-length motion picture based on the lives of the infamous “Broad Street Bullies” era of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team with Flyers Senior Vice President Shawn Tilger (left) and Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko before a Flyers game Feb. 5 at Wells Fargo Center.

'Behind the Scenes' with Stern

In a panel discussion Jan. 10 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, NBA Commissioner David Stern discussed the current state of professional basketball at a program called “Behind the Scenes with NBA Commissioner David Stern.” Left to right: Moderator and Washington attorney Phil Hochberg; Stern; and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Palmer cuts ribbon at Golf Channel

Arnold Palmer cut the ribbon Jan. 29 at Golf Channel studios to officially christen the new “Morning Drive” set as “Studio AP” in his honor. Palmer co-founded Golf Channel with cable television entrepreneur Joe Gibbs in 1995. Palmer joined “Morning Drive” co-hosts Holly Sonders and Gary Williams for the ribbon cutting and tour of the new studios.

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