Month: August 2020

SPAC Party

Going public via a special purpose acquisition company seems to be in vogue for sports-related entities, but DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said not all companies are fit for the route. […]

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Real Sale

Days after coming under fire for critical comments around racial justice protests and allegations he used racist language, Dell Loy Hansen will sell Utah Soccer Holdings, which includes MLS club […]

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Potential Mr. Met

Steven Cohen entered exclusive talks to buy the New York Mets on Friday. The billionaire hedge fund manager was competing against multiple groups, including one led by Alex Rodriguez and […]

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College Athletic Department Diversity Efforts Face Scrutiny

Only 15.5% of Division I athletic directors at primarily white institutions in 2018-19 were people of color, while only 8.8% were Black, according to the TIDES Diversity report card.

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Pandemic Proof Marketing With Opendorse

Today, over 15,000 athletes — from All-Pros and All-Americans, to walk-on freshman fighting to make a roster —use Opendorse to fulfill social campaigns and publish posts on behalf of brand […]

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CNN Adds Warriors’ Draymond Green as Latest Athlete Contributor

CNN has added Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green as a contributor to its coverage. Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper announced Green’s hiring on his show on Aug. […]

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Bike Cams & Remote Announcers: Inside Tour de France Broadcast Plans

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, NBC Sports will produce its 21 live broadcasts of the Tour de France stateside with just 10 crew members on the ground in France.

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Golf Equipment Sales Continue to Grow Even During Pandemic

As golf courses continue to reopen around the U.S., golfing equipment is seeing a surge in demand as people hit the links. Golf equipment sales grew by 51% in June […]

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College Conference TV Networks Struggle With Layoffs, Furloughs

With all Pac-12 Conference sports canceled, the Pac-12 Networks is laying off and furloughing staffers, including its entire digital content team.

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PointsBet, NBCUniversal Enter 5-Year Sports Betting Partnership

As PointsBet looks to capture 10% or more of the U.S. sports betting market, it’s new partnership with NBCUniversal will boost its efforts.

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