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Volume 22 No. 27

Monday, June 10, 2019

Volume 22 No. 10

Toronto Raptors: Finding true north

The NBA postseason has given the world a glimpse into Canada’s rabid support of the Toronto Raptors. After the team’s drive to the Finals, the state of the Raptors’ business in most areas is second in the NBA behind only the gilded Warriors.

Kentucky’s Chief Optimist: Mitch Barnhart

Mitch Barnhart, our Athletic Director of the Year, guides the Wildcats with loyalty, enthusiasm and perseverance. He prepares for rain but knows that if you keep showing up, better days will come.

Restrictions complicate new Illinois betting law

One of the larger pieces of the emerging U.S. sports betting puzzle fell into place in Illinois, opening a Chicago market that includes a metro population of 9.5 million.

Aflac goes in the tent for sponsor opportunity

Expect to see images of Aflac’s duck on the sidelines of SEC college football games this fall. Aflac is working with the conference and schools to sponsor pop-up medical tents.

Williamson, Hughes could give CAA dual No. 1 picks

CAA Sports could have the No. 1 pick in both the NBA and NHL drafts later this month, as the agency is representing Zion Williamson and Jack Hughes.

Formula E founder says racing series valued around $1 billion

The 11-team electric series is already worth around $1 billion despite debuting less than five years ago, according to founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.

CBS Sports PR exec Robin Brendle retires after 37 years

Brendle’s good nature and easy smile are two of the traits her colleagues remember best. It is why Jim Nantz described her as “probably the most popular employee.”

Closing Shot: Rosenblatt memories … and smells

South Carolina AD Ray Tanner — the last coach to win a national championship at Rosenblatt Stadium — fondly remembers the former home of the College World Series.