Faces and Places
Sports law discussions
From the Miami Law Global Entertainment and Sports Law + Industry Conference on April 4-5 at the University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Center: “Athletes As Entrepreneurs” session: Rudy Cline-Thomas, founder/managing partner, Mastry Inc.; Chuck Baker, partner/co-chair of the sports industry group at O’Melveny & Myers; and Roger Mason Jr., co-founder and chief business officer, Vaunt, and retired NBA player.
“Issues Facing In-House Team Counsels” session: Todd Davis, VP, legal affairs, Los Angeles Rams; Marcus Bach-Armas, senior director of legal and government affairs, Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium; John Ruzich, moderator and chief administrative officer/chief legal officer, Legends; Steve Weinreich, VP and general counsel, Minnesota Wild.
Sports Events Marketing Experience
At the 16th annual SEME 2019 on April 6 at American University in Washington, D.C., Jason Levien, owner of D.C. United, and Matt Winkler, director and professor, sports analytics and management masters at American, discuss sports business issues and ownership.
Sports through analytics
From the inaugural Andrew T. Berlin Sport Analytics Symposium in Chicago on April 3 hosted by Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Berlin (center), a Syracuse trustee and alumnus, partner investor of the Chicago Cubs, chairman and owner of the South Bend Cubs and chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging, meets Charles “CB” Garrett IV, Cody Barbuto, Justin Perline and Evan Weiss, who are Syracuse sport analytics majors and Berlin Scholars who presented their senior thesis research posters at the event.
Loras College Sport Business Symposium
From the third annual Loras College Sport Business Symposium on April 5 on campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Morning panelists at the symposium were: Jamar Thompson, University of Northern Iowa Athletics; Mackenzie Arthur, Long Hollow Canopy Tours; Tyler Daugherty, Travel Dubuque; Andrew Lehman, John Deere Classic; Chuck Yrigoyen, master of ceremonies, Americas River Conference.
Trent Hanselman / Loras College
Celebrating Ralph Lawler
The Los Angeles Clippers honored legendary broadcaster and the newest member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Ralph Lawler, on April 10. Lawler, who called his 3,229th Clippers game on that night, has been the “voice of the Clippers” for 40 years. He will retire at the end of this season. From left: Gillian Zucker, Clippers president of business operations; Jo Lawler; Ralph Lawler; Clippers Spirit Dance Team members; and members of Lawler’s family.
Tom Garbett / L.A. Clippers
Hockey in Connecticut
SNY announced plans on March 25 for a three-day festival celebrating youth, amateur and collegiate hockey in Connecticut. The festival, set for Jan. 24-26, 2020, at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, will surround the first tournament pitting the state’s four NCAA Division I men’s hockey teams against each other. All games will be broadcast live on SNY. From left: Yale coach Keith Allain, Quinnipiac associate head coach Bill Riga, SNY President Steve Raab, Connecticut coach Mike Cavanaugh, Sacred Heart coach C.J. Marottolo.
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