Faces and Places
Brees lines up pros for camp
|Drew Brees played host to 24 high school teams recently at his annual Passing Academy and 7 on 7 Tournament at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando: Eric Liebler, ProCamps; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals; Kellen Kalso, Disney Sports; Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots; Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints; Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles; Chris Stuart, Encore Sports & Entertainment; and Gregg Darbyshire, ProCamps.
Big time with Big Ten Network
|Big Ten Network hosted a party June 26 in New York City for 1,000 guests to celebrate the Big Ten Conference’s expansion to the East Coast as well as broader distribution for the network: Chase Carey, president and chief operating officer, 21st Century Fox; Jim Delany, Big Ten commissioner; Mark Silverman, network president; and Dave Brandon, University of Michigan athletic director.
Welcome to the ACC, Louisville
|Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford presents a plaque to University of Louisville President James Ramsey and VP/AD Tom Jurich commemorating Louisville’s official entrance to the ACC. The celebration took place July 1 in Louisville.
Road Runners sponsor summit
|New York Road Runners welcomed sponsors of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon to the NYRR Partner Meeting on June 25 in New York City: Mary Wittenberg, NYRR president and CEO; Surya Kant, TCS president of North America, U.K. and Europe; and Karen List, New York Times director of sport marketing.
ASPE honors Wendell Smith
|Late sportswriter Wendell Smith was the recipient of the Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award at a luncheon June 27 in Washington, D.C. Author and Negro League historian Larry Lester (center), who presented Smith, is joined by immediate past APSE President Tim Stephens (left) of CBSSports.com and Garry D. Howard of SportsBusiness Journal/Daily parent company American City Business Journals, a past APSE president.
CSN Philly clients get an Eagles welcome
|Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher welcomed guests recently to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s client event at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex for networking and a Q&A with CSN’s Eagles experts and Fletcher. From left: GMR Marketing’s Mark Cruz, CSN Philadelphia’s Brian Monihan, Fletcher and GMR’s Bobby Isom.
Ready to draft
|Preparing on June 27 for the NHL draft in Philadelphia: Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren, Chief Operating Officer Shawn Tilger, team captain Claude Giroux, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, team goalkeeper Steve Mason and Comcast-Spectacor President Dave Scott.
Cardinals’ Bidwill honored
|Arizona Cardinals team President Michael Bidwill speaks while receiving the 2014 Transformational Leader Award at the annual Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards Luncheon on June 27 in Phoenix.
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