NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer...
New ESPN deal with Big 12 lands 3 football title games
The Big 12 has agreed to a deal that gives ESPN the rights to all football championship game through 2024 and makes the league the first Power Five conference to provide exclusive content to...
The NCAA championship game wasn't much of a game.
And it wasn't much of a hit with viewers, either — drawing the worst overnight ratings ever, according to Sports Business Daily.
According to reporter Austin Karper, Villanova's 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night drew a 10.3 overnight rating across all three networks that broadcast the game, TBS, TNT and TruTV. Karp said the ratings peaked at 10 p.m., at 11.5, then dipped to 7.0 for the final 15 minutes.
NHL gets into the esports business with global tournament this spring
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you're better at a slap shot with a controller than a hockey stick, the NHL is getting into the world of competitive video gaming.
The NHL Gaming World Championship gets underway with online qualifiers starting March 24. From there, the top eight EA Sports NHL 18 players from the U.S., Canada and Europe advance to their respective regional final.
The NFL has a new favorite pizza joint.
A day after Papa John's said it was ending its sponsorship deal with the league, Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that Pizza Hut has stepped in as the new official pizza of the NFL.
"With a focus on family, friends and fun, Pizza Hut has the creativity we are looking for in a partner and we look forward to working together with them to make the at-home NFL experience more exciting than ever for our fans," the NFL commissioner said in a statement, per CNBC.
On the eve of March Madness, Yahoo Sports’ revelation that the FBI had uncovered a web of payments to some of college basketball’s biggest stars exposed yet again the folly of NCAA policy. Some coaches and sports businesspeople already have been indicted in an alleged scheme by which companies, through coaches, paid players to attend certain universities in exchange for a commitment to sign deals with those companies when they turned pro. The Yahoo report reveals some of the findings of that...
Stephen F. Austin State University is partnering with Lone Star College to give Houston area students an opportunity to graduate with a sports business degree. The degree has been offered at SFA since 2015, but the new partnership brings the program to Lone Star College students beginning in the fall of 2018.
Planting seeds: McGruder showing kids options within sports
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder had a backup plan. He was going to coach if the chance to play in the NBA never arrived, and spent his high school and college years preparing for both scenarios.
Bob Costas isn’t not hosting the Super Bowl because he said football ‘destroys people’s brains’
Bob Costas isn't not hosting the Super Bowl because he said football 'destroys people's brains'
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When NBC broadcasts a sporting event as big as the Super Bowl, you expect to see Bob Costas front and center.
That won't be the case next week at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, where "Football Night in America" studio hosts Dan Patrick and Liam McHugh will handle pre-game duties.
Is 'Thursday Night Football' headed to Fox next season?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fox appears to be the frontrunner to land the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" package, according to a report Monday from Sports Business Daily.
The publication said Fox joined CBS and NBC, who jointly held the broadcast rights last year, in the bidding this time around. Unlike those two networks, which paid a combined $450 million last season, Fox's bid exceeded that figure.
AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension
Commissioner Roger Goodell is on track to maintain his prominent place at the table for the next round of collective bargaining between NFL owners and players, a process that's sure to be contentious.
The league is working on a five-year contract extension for Goodell, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal is not complete. Sports Business Journal first reported the contract negotiations.
Clemson’s Dan Radakovich named AD of the year
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Dan Radakovich was named the athletic director of the year at the Sports Business Awards.
Radakovich was a finalist for the award in 2015 and is the third AD from the Atlantic Coast Conference to win the honor since it was launched in 2008. Duke's Kevin White won in 2014 and Wake Forest's Ron Wellmon won in 2008.
Radakovich was honored for outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 2016 until this past February.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It's one thing to have Nike as a sponsor. It's quite another to have the owner of Nike as your No. 1 fan.
After a 78-year absence from college basketball's biggest stage, Oregon is at the Final Four this week. For a good deal of this success, the Ducks can thank Nike's billionaire owner, Phil Knight — the man who keeps the money flowing into the hoops program, and all the rest of the sports, too.
STAMFORD — A leading local athletic nonprofit is ready for a new season of corporate outreach.
Browne, NWHL’s first transgender player, plans to retire
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League's first transgender player says he plans to retire after this season.
Harrison Browne announced his decision in a release issued by the league on Tuesday in advance of the NWHL semifinal and championship playoff games this weekend. Browne plays for the Buffalo Beauts, who will face New York on Friday. The winner will play in the Isobel Cup Final on Sunday.
AP Source: Group submits Oakland stadium plan to NFL
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The investment group seeking to build a new stadium to keep the Raiders in Oakland has submitted a formal plan to the NFL for the first time.
A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday that the plan was submitted by the Fortress Investment Group within the past 10 days. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the submission was not made public. Sports Business Daily first reported the submission.
North Carolina's two top legislative leaders put their weight behind a proposed repeal of House Bill 2 Sunday night, but only if the Charlotte City Council repeals its own transgender nondiscrimination ordinance first.
This repeal-for-a-repeal offer may sit well with neither social conservatives nor LGBT advocates, but it seems to reflect pressure brought to bear from the recent loss of tourism and sports business.
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- Norfolk Daily NewsNFL set to award Super Bowl in 2023 to Arizona, Super Bowl 2024 to New OrleansMay 22, 2018
BYU athletics: Big 12 TV partners pumping brakes on expansion, but talks continue at BYU
Provo • Just when the Big 12 conference's plan to expand by two or four teams was gaining speed at a breakneck pace, the league's television partners Monday pumped the brakes on the whole deal.
It appears that the ESPN and Fox Sports aren't quite as sold on the notion of Big 12 expansion, according to Sports Business Journal. The publication reported on its sportsbusinessdaily.com website that the networks believe the Big 12 expanding with schools from outside the Power...
Game Changer Former Area Athlete Puts Business Skills To Use On Behalf Of Company Developing Cancer-detecting Sports Bra
Mandy Antoniacci has been hitting it out of the park since her days as a record-setting softball player for the University of Scranton, where she retired with a .486 batting average, 16 home runs and 63 RBIs.
Now, the Moosic native and Riverside Junior-Senior High School graduate continues her knockout successes in the sports business and entrepreneurial fields.
She’s advised professional athletes from teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Cavaliers and...
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