Month: May 2020

Q&A: NASCAR Chief Digital Officer Tim Clark On Racing’s Return

Slowly but surely, live sports are coming back into the national spotlight. Weeks after professional tennis made its return, NASCAR is back on the racetrack on May 16 at Darlington […]

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Slowdown At The Athletic Continues With Halt of WNBA Freelance Writers

The Athletic temporarily paused the contributions of half a dozen freelance writers covering the WNBA, after laying off other staff earlier this week. The move is part of a wider […]

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NBA Switching To Wilson After Nearly 40 Years With Spalding

After a 37-year hiatus, Wilson has reclaimed its position as the official basketball supplier to the NBA. The company will take over the reins starting with the 2021-22 season. The […]

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Lacrosse’s Online Shift Outpaces Expectations as Pros and Industry Adapt

The $19.2 billion youth sports industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Aside from the long-term financial repercussions for organizations within the space, there’s growing concern about athlete development […]

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Apple’s VR Move May Emerge in Sports

Apple has acquired NextVR in a move that could aid its push into sports broadcasting. A purchase price wasn’t disclosed, but a previous report placed the value of the company […]

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‘ELEAGUE Super Punch’ Finds Early Success Building Core Gaming Audience

Twitch and Turner Sports aired the first episodes of the studio show “ELEAGUE Super Punch” in February, about one month before the shut down of local economies due to the […]

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Fundamentals: Dr. Richard Lapchick on Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. On Thursday May 14th, we will be […]

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NBA Partners With Investment Manager to Offer Stakes in Teams

Dyal Capital Partners was reportedly courted by the NBA to build a fund to acquire stakes in NBA teams. How much the firm is attempting to raise for the effort […]

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Wilson Bounces Back as Official NBA Ball

The NBA announced Wilson will take over as the official league ball beginning with the 2021-22 season. Wilson supplants Spalding, which has been providing basketballs to the league since 1983. […]

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Olympics Delay to Cost IOC $800 Million

The price for delaying the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is becoming more clear. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said he expects the organization to bear costs of up to $800 […]

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