Monday, October 26, 2020
Raising Seattle: The Leiweke brothers
Tim and Tod Leiweke have crisscrossed the country in becoming two of the most well-connected people in sports. Now the brothers find themselves together making monster-size moves toward the launch of the newest NHL franchise: the Seattle Kraken.
PGA Tour easing back into allowing fans, but don’t expect packed fairways
The PGA Tour is deep in scenario planning for how to bring fans back, and beginning this week, small numbers will be allowed on the course for the first time since March.
‘Bowl Season’: A college football rebrand
College football now has a name for its postseason, with new marks and a brand called “Bowl Season” that will appear on helmets, jerseys and even on the field.
Empirical Empire: KAGR builds trust through data
CEO Jessica Gelman, co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, leads the analytics firm that is helping the NFL and its teams better understand its fans.
Smart Strat: When mainstream leagues hit pause, esports continued
When the pandemic reached the U.S., few sports were as resilient as esports, which attracted significant buzz. Now, the industry hopes those gains can continue into 2021.