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Volume 22 No. 19
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Faces and Places

Octagon Bowl

Graduate students and faculty from the McCormack Department of Sport Management join Octagon executives who served as judges for presentations at Octagon offices in Stamford, Conn., for UMass Amherst’s annual experiential learning-based Octagon Bowl.
Photo: McCormack Department


Tennis partnership

USTA and Tennis Channel executives celebrate their partnership at the opening of a new broadcast facility Dec. 20 at the USTA Lake Nona facility in Orlando. From left: Tennis Channel host Brett Haber; USTA CRO Lew Sherr; Martin Blackman, GM, USTA Player Development; Tennis Channel analyst Jim Courier; Tennis Channel SVP Bob Whyley; and USTA Executive Director and CEO Gordon Smith.
Photo: Tennis Channel


Hockey Hall of Fame

The Class of 2018 was formally enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12 before a capacity crowd in Nashville. Enshrinees included Red Berenson, Natalie Darwitz, David Poile and Paul Stewart. Hago Harrington was inducted posthumously.
Photo: John Russell / USA Hockey


Lacrosse leaders

Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Sandy Brown and National League Lacrosse Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz caught up Dec. 15 at the first game in the inaugural season for the Philadelphia Wings at Wells Fargo Center.
Photo: Major League Lacrosse


Staff appreciation

Philadelphia Eagles executive leadership — SVP and CFO Frank Gumienny, SVP of operations Jason Miller and President Don Smolenski — handed out Dunkin’ Donuts on Gameday Staff Appreciation Day to workers around Lincoln Financial Field during the team’s final regular-season home game on Dec. 23.
Photo: Hunter Martin / Philadelphia Eagles


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