Monday, June 25, 2018
Delivering 'a better destination'
SportsBusiness Journal's 2018 Athletic Director of the Year, Jim Phillips, is changing expectations and the culture at underdog Northwestern, from its revamped football program to the construction of the $270 million lakefront facility.
'Fortnite' creates hard-to-define, untapped space across esports
The wildly popular battle royale-style shooting game, "Fortnite," is the hottest title in the gaming world, and Epic’s May announcement that it would fund $100 million in prizes through 2019 — dwarfing prior esports prize pools — has only added to the fervor.
ATP Tour takes stand on gambling
Just weeks after sports gambling was legalized by the Supreme Court, some states began taking bets and other leagues began discussing sponsorship opportunities in earnest, but the ATP World Tour reportedly told tournaments to stop taking gambling sponsorships.
France family may sell only a stake in NASCAR
As speculation continues around the France family’s future in NASCAR, many sources envision the family selling only a stake of their holdings and staying in the sport long term. The France family has controlled the sport for 70 years over three generations.
NFL agents anxiously await test results
NFL agents took a mandatory test earlier this month to determine whether they would be able to keep their certification to represent players in contract negotiations with clubs. As of midweek last week, they did not know if they had passed.