Faces and Places
National Football Foundation Awards Dinner
|From left: At the Big 12 Reception before the National Football Foundation annual Awards Dinner: the Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby, Fox Sports Media Group’s Karen Brodkin and ESPN’s Burke Magnus.
|At the awards dinner, which was held Dec. 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City: CBS Sports’ Harold Bryant, IMG’s Sandy Montag, and CBS Sports’ David Berson. Also at the dinner were foundation board members Roger Staubach, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Tim Cook of Apple.
|Also at the dinner were foundation board members Roger Staubach, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Tim Cook of Apple.
New Canadian media deal for NHL
|Scott Moore of Rogers Media, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Nadir Mohamed of Rogers Communications, Keith Pelley of Rogers Media and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly at the announcement of a 12-year national broadcast and multimedia agreement recently in Toronto.
Primetime Sports Conference in Toronto
|At the Primetime Sports Conference in Toronto: Doug Boles of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chris Lencheski of Front Row Marketing Services, Brian Burke of the Calgary Flames; Tim Leiweke of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and Bruce Popko of the Toronto Raptors.
Chinese official attends NBA game
|Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong exchanges gifts with NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver at a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center recently. Also on hand was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
SI Sportsman of the Year
|Peyton Manning was announced Dec. 16 as the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in the Denver Broncos’ locker room at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. With Manning are Paul Fichtenbaum, Time Inc. Sports Group editor; Christian Stone, Sports Illustrated managing editor; and Mark Ford, EVP and Sports Group president, Time Inc.
Honor for former UMass Lowell chairman
|Robert Sheridan (second from left) was honored with the UMass Lowell Athletic Legacy Award recently. Sheridan, past chair of the UMass Board of Trustees, showed his new Hockey East championship ring to AD Dana Skinner, Chancellor Marty Meehan and University of Massachusetts system President Robert Caret.
SWAC title game
|Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp and Jeff Gaines, assistant general manager at Reliant Park for SMG at the Toyota SWAC Football Championship on Dec. 7 at Reliant Stadium.
|At the championship game of the 30th annual EA Sports Maui Invitational recently: KemperLesnik’s Steve Lesnik, Chaminade University’s Bill Villa and Grissel Benitez-Hodge, the tournament’s Dave Odom and Chaminade’s Brother Bernie Ploeger.
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