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Volume 21 No. 2
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Faces and Places

Goodell goes ‘Beyond the Boardroom’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in the “Beyond the Boardroom” interview with Jonathan Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and chairman of Loews Hotels. The interview took place at the 35th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on June 4 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Wounded Warrior Project honors Vecchione

NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione was awarded the Tony Snow Award from the Wounded Warrior Project during the organization’s Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner on May 30 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. From left: Maryland AD and NACDA President Kevin Anderson; Al Giordano, co-founder and deputy executive director of the Wounded Warrior Project; Vecchione; and Steve Nardizzi, executive director of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Photo by: NACDA

On the mound in Indianapolis

PGA of America President Ted Bishop (center) and his grandson Reid pose with Carl Burleson, VP and GM of the Indianapolis Indians, after Bishop threw the first pitch at a May 29 game at Victory Field. Bishop is the 38th president of the PGA.

Tennis HOF & Museum accredited

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum earned accreditation status from the American Alliance of Museums. Marking the achievement recently were (back row, from left) CEO Mark Stenning; senior archivist Troy Gowen; museum director Doug Stark; Gilbert Whittemore, museum committee member; and Christopher Clouser, chairman of the board of directors; (front row, from left) registrar Sarah Berkovec; librarian Meredith Miller; Nicole Markham, curator of collections; Kelsey Dolan, coordinator of visitors services; and Katherine Burton Jones, chair of the museum committee.
Photo by: KIM FULLER

‘Countdown to Sochi’

Scott Brown, the newly appointed president of Universal Sports Network, introduced “Countdown to Sochi,” a studio news show heading into the 2014 Winter Olympics, during an event May 15 at the network’s new production facility in Centennial, Colo. Several athletes from U.S. Figure Skating were on hand for the announcement. From left: Brown; “Countdown to Sochi” host Craig Hummer; figure skaters Max Aaron, Josh Farris and Ryan Bradley; Dean Walker, Universal Sports SVP of production; and Ramsey Baker, U.S. Figure Skating CMO.

Cowher receives Apollo Award

The Live SunSmart Foundation raised $50,000 during its annual fundraising event on May 30 at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, N.J. CBS football analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher received the organization’s first Apollo Award. From left: Teri Festa, executive director of the Live SunSmart Foundation; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who presented the award; Veronica Stigeler; Cowher; and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus.

 Ohio repeats

For the second consecutive year, the master’s in sports administration program at Ohio University was ranked as the top program in the world for sports administration education by Sports Business International. The class of 2013 is featured at the Sports Administration Symposium hosted at Ohio’s campus in Athens.

Live from Sunnyvale

Yahoo hosted a launch event and live remote broadcast for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s “Yahoo SportsTalk Live,” a new 60-minute roundtable airing weekday evenings, at the Internet giant’s campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., on June 3. From left: San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area President Ted Griggs, and Yahoo Sports VP Ken Fuchs.
Photo by: CSN BAY AREA

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