*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. Watch out James Harden and Will Ferrell: the MLS celebrity ownership pick-up game just got even bigger. The MLS club announced yesterday that eleven families with connections to the Seattle area would be joining its ownership group. The new investors will take over part of a stake formerly held by Joe Roth, the Hollywood producer who helped the city land an MLS expansion spot […]
*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. If you ever wanted a peek inside one of the biggest brands in sports, taking a look at Nike’s annual report and proxy statements are a great way to do just that. If you don’t have time to do that, here are some key takeaways from Jeff Manning of The Oregonian/OregonLive. $13.9 million… That’s the amount of total compensation that Mark Parker, Nike’s CEO and president and board chair, was given […]
*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. As ESPN looks to grow its podcast presence, the company is turning to a new daily morning one starting in October. According to Ben Strauss of the Washington Post, the podcast is expected to include a mix of news coverage, trends in sports and feature stories done by ESPN’s team of reporters. Following a similar trend… In a recent episode of Shot Callers, Mike Greenberg […]
The parent company of Ironman is looking to raise its profile ahead of the next Winter Olympic games in Bejing, China in 2022.
Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert will become the first commissioner of the WNBA and the first woman to lead a Big Four professional services firm in the U.S.
Per the San Francisco Chronicle, The Coliseum will now be known as the RingCentral Coliseum thanks to a new three-year, $3 million deal.
Using quantitative research and social media data together is an example of the new holistic approach NASCAR is taking under Norris Scott’s leadership.
ISL, a full-service sports management agency ingrained in international soccer, is now focusing on its grand multicultural market.
All of A-Rod’s post-career activities could, in some way, be traced to when he was forced to serve a late-career, 162-game suspension in 2014.
With some of the NBA’s hottest teams facing off on Christmas, the ESPN production team has a full plate with 13 consecutive hours of coverage.
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