• Georgia Tech Ends Long-Standing Apparel Agreement

    by Ken Sugiura June 2017

    Going into the 2017-18 academic year, another development at Georgia Tech is bound to please Yellow Jackets fans.

  • CenturyLink Seeks to Extend Seahawks Naming Deal

    by Jim Camden June 2017

    CenturyLink, Inc. is willing to more than double its payments for the naming rights to the stadium where the Seattle Seahawks play and is offering to renegotiate a new contract two years before the current deal expires. The national telecommunications giant is asking the state Public Stadium Authority to approve a 15-year, $162.7 million extension of the deal to keep its name on the stadium, a special legislative advisory committee was told Wednesday. The authority, which oversees the sports facility built with taxpayer money, is likely to agree. Dan Barrett, a sports business consultant the authority hired to review the deal, estimated the new contract would rank fifth among the 24 NFL teams that sell the naming rights to their stadiums. The current contract ranks 17th.

  • Opinion: Canceled 'Hourglass' Promotion a Silly Stunt

    by Kurt Kragthorpe June 2017

    The Ogden Raptors' scheduled "Hourglass Appreciation Night" promotion revolved around the historic notion of baseball's being played without a clock. That's fairly clever. The problem is that the nature of the minor league franchise's scheme went too far back in time.

  • Five Tips for Retaining New Club Members

    by Rob Bishop June 2017

    If your club is anything like mine, right about now you're wondering what happened to Stan who was always on the treadmill on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6 a.m. Or perhaps you can't remember the last time you saw Nancy, who was always in the 10 a.m. cycle class. And wasn't the weight room more crowded last month?

  • Team's 'Hourglass Appreciation' Promo Raises Eyebrows

    by Nick Parker June 2017

    Two years after the Orem Owlz scrapped their "Caucasian Heritage Night" promotion, minor league baseball in Utah is pushing the boundaries of ballpark promotions again.

  • Opinion: College Sports Sponsorships Nauseating

    by Sam Venable May 2017

    In the football championship playoffs alone, we have the Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl, the Capital One Orange Bowl, the AllState Sugar bowl, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

  • NBA's Cavaliers to Wear Goodyear Logo Next Season

    by Tom Withers May 2017

    Officials from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Goodyear, the tire giant famous for its blimp, announced a multi-year corporate sponsorship in Cleveland on Monday. The winged-foot logo will adorn jerseys starting next season.

  • CFP Title Game to Get Super Bowl-Style Halftime Show

    by Spokesman Review May 2017

    The College Football Playoff is bringing a Super Bowl-style halftime show to the national championship game without bumping the marching bands.

  • Opinion: Is Live Sports Attendance Less Appealing?

    by Wes McElroy May 2017

    Last year, MLB attendance was down 1.1 percent while TV ratings were up for 29 clubs. The NFL saw a 2 percent increase last year in attendance, after seeing it dip by more than 2 million between 2013 and 2015, and according to CBS Sports, the average FBS college football crowd was down by less than 1 percent from 2015 after dipping the same the prior year. Only the NBA has seen consistent growth with three years of record attendance averaging 17,884 a game.Sure, these are only 1 percent dips per year, but where's this all headed?

  • Lonzo Ball Unveils $495 Signature Shoe

    by Spokesman Review May 2017

    Celebrity dad LaVar Ball reportedly had a problem getting a shoe deal from the Big 3 — Under Armour, Nike and Adidas — but he has developed a signature shoe for his son Lonzo, independently made by his Big Baller Brand.