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  • Tennessee Athletics Bring Millions in Economic Impact

    by Dustin Dopirak June 2016

    Tennessee’s athletic department generates $618 million per year in economic impact on Knox County and $464 million of economic impact on the state of Tennessee, according to a study commissioned by UT. The study, conducted by the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach, also found that the athletic department has an employment impact of 6,500 jobs in Knox County and 4,456 jobs in the state of Tennessee. The study, which cost the athletic department $72,000, was a nine-month project that began in September of 2015. Tripp Umbach collected data that included financial expenditures, employment numbers from the athletic department and visitor and fan spending connected to UT athletics events to determine economic and employment impact.

  • Sports Authority Wants Out of Sponsorship Deals

    by Colorado Springs Gazette June 2016

    Bankrupt Sports Authority wants to shed its sponsorship agreements with nine professional sports teams -- including the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies.

  • Opinion: Is LeBron James Really Worth $1B to Nike?

    by Kent Condon May 2016

    Even in a country that has become inured to ridiculous, exorbitant salaries and endorsement deals for athletes, this one is over the top. Nike is betting heavily that James will cause you to want to wear the Swoosh, but does that old formula still work?

  • Falcons to Sell Concessions for Less in New Stadium

    by Tim Tucker; Staff May 2016

    The Atlanta Falcons will seek to alleviate one of the biggest gripes of sports fans everywhere -- overpriced stadium food -- with a plan unveiled Monday for their new downtown stadium.

  • Why Community Colleges Want Live Mascots

    by Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com May 2016

    While mascots played by students are common at four-year universities, they are hit and miss at the local two-year colleges.

  • Opinion: Anthem Should Be Heard, Not Sponsored

    by Phil Mushnick May 2016

    Of all the greed-ugly, greed-obscene attachments that have accompanied the Yankees since new, greed-empty, buzz-denuded Yankee Stadium opened seven years ago, the worst now is heard on Yankees radio just before games begin.

  • Opinion: Premier League Reflects Future of Jersey Ads

    by Doug Robinson May 2016

    For now, the plan is to allow a 2½-inch x 2½-inch space for an advertiser's name on the front of NBA jerseys, beginning with the 2017-18 season and continuing for three seasons.

  • Product Spotlight: Gymnasium Components

    by AB Staff May 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • High Schools See Value in Gym Video Boards

    by Paul Steinbach April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Baseball Executive Vern Stenman Redefining Success Through Renovation

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.