Monday, July 29, 2019
Power Players: College Sports
Meet the entrepreneurs, media executives and deputy athletic directors who are creating revenue-producing tailgates, running championship events and building brands.
PGA Tour looks to have new media rights deals by year’s end
The PGA Tour has set an aggressive goal to complete its next media rights deals by the end of this year even though its current agreements with CBS, NBC run through 2021.
Panthers owner David Tepper: The billionaire next door
Entering his second year, the NFL owner has already worked hard to shape the Panthers and the Carolinas region with his vision, including a recent bid for an MLS team.
Insiders expect Kraft Heinz to throw in the towel on Steelers’ naming rights
Heinz has held title rights at the Steelers' stadium since it opened in 2001, but with the current deal expiring in 2021, distance between buyer and (re)seller is vast.
Jaymee Messler, 'John Wick' producer to launch content company
Co-founder of The Players’ Tribute teams with producer Basil Iwanyk and sports industry veteran Greg Economou to take athletes' stories into the TV, film and audio space.
At midseason, commissioner touts new look with ‘MLS All-Star 2.0’
Major League Soccer hopes that tweaks to its All-Star Game, which will be held Wednesday in Orlando, will usher in more growth for the expanding league.
McKinsey advising on NASCAR/ISC deal
NASCAR has hired McKinsey & Co. to consult on its planned integration with International Speedway Corp. as the sanctioning body plans out its historic privatization.
Bucks prep for year two in arena with new seating, ticket offers
The Bucks are already adding new seating areas and offering multiyear, season-ticket deals as they look to avoid a sophomore slump entering year two at Fiserv Forum.