Monday, July 27, 2020
Emmanuel Acho: Leading a dialogue on race
George Floyd’s death — and the subsequent racial upheaval — inspired the Fox Sports analyst to have a difficult conversation with white people through his video series.
The scoop on Whoop: Wearable tech keeps athletes in the loop
Athletes, leagues and schools are increasingly relying on the wearable health monitor — especially now, as the device can alert its users to the onset of coronavirus.
Charlotte FC: David Tepper’s ‘own’ goal
The Carolina Panthers’ ‘Other Football’ group showed MLS that Charlotte was eager for soccer — and stadium worthy — in 15-month come-from-behind race to land a team.
Bubble strategy: The Fight Game
Locking into isolated and test-intensive environments early in the pandemic has allowed Top Rank Boxing and UFC to produce steady prime-time fight content.
Cats, dogs … Trash Pandas: 2019 MiLB sales soar
Minor League Baseball and its 160 clubs in the U.S. and Canada combined for a record $85.7 million in licensed merchandise sales in 2019, enjoying a 16% increase.
Closing Shot: A game-changing deal in college sports
Ten years ago, IMG targeted Ben Sutton’s agency and dug in its heels on the skyrocketing business of college sports, setting the table for many moves to follow.