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Volume 21 No. 34

Monday, December 3, 2018

Volume 21 No. 33

College Sports: Realignment, Round 2?

After the disruption and chaos earlier this decade, is another cycle of conference movement inevitable or will this period of calmer heads and stability continue?

Fanatics jumps into esports with merchandise, retail rights

Fanatics has signed a deal granting it wide-ranging merchandising rights for Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, the second-largest global esports property.

“5th Quarter” — NFL teams ask fans to stick around

Some NFL teams are working overtime to keep fans entertained and happy after games, offering postgame events including music, concessions and the chance to watch other action from around the league.

The bait that shook up bass fishing

Three years ago, success was pouring in for Major League Fishing. But President Jim Wilburn knew that it faced a big risk of being sunk by the sport’s premier circuit, the Bassmaster Elite Series. Major League Fishing’s board members met a year ago to figure out their next move. They would strike first.

Remembering the tallest Texan

Those who knew the late Bob McNair use words like selfless to describe him. He was a well-known philanthropist in Houston, spending north of $500 million on causes ranging from the arts to medicine.