💰 Putting the “fun” in fund
Sports fund nearly doubles capital raise as it targets Angel City FC stake
A few months after Angel City FC announced its controlling equity stake sale, a likely contender for club control has emerged — former Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry’s Avenue Sports Opportunities Fund. Following its October launch, a new Sportico report indicates the fund has already raised $445.1M as it targets rising sports properties like Angel City.
June 14, 2024
🏟️ A title run
Alexis Ohanian outlines award tiers for groundbreaking women’s track invitational
Tech entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian — who co-founded Reddit and is married to Serena Williams — shared further details with Front Office Sports on the 776 Invitational, a pro women’s track and field event offering record prize money.
June 14, 2024
🏆 Inching closer and closer
Injuries threaten both squads’ chances in NBA Finals while Stanley Cup Final fights jet lag
Two squads boast dominant 2-0 leads in the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final, but outside forces are threatening the action on both the hardwood and the ice. May the most resilient teams win…
June 12, 2024
🔙 The backstory
Say goodbye to the Pac-12 as we know it — here's what you need to know moving forward
On Monday, the Pac-12 conference (as we know it) has officially shuttered. Let’s bid the Pac farewell by diving deep into its implosion, storied past, and tenuous future.
June 12, 2024
⛳ Doesn't matter where or when there's trouble
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler looks for sixth win of the season at the 124th U.S. Open
The 124th men’s U.S. Open — the third of men’s golf’s four majors — tees off from Pinehurst, North Carolina, tomorrow. And, as the final tourney in the Olympic qualifying window, there’s even more to play for than a piece of the $20M purse.
June 12, 2024
📈 Time to shine
WNBA sees historic viewership, attendance, and sales to begin 2024 season
Business is booming through the first month of the WNBA’s 2024 season. On yesterday’s episode of The GIST of It, co-host Ellen Hyslop put its early wins into perspective of how long the league has been here and where it’s headed next. Here are a few key metrics released by the league that prove the W has entered a whole new era.
June 12, 2024
⚽ Selling the pitch
Canada’s NSL secures national broadcasting deals with TSN, CBC
The Northern Super League (NSL), Canada's new professional women’s soccer league, is coming in hot. Yesterday, it announced a multiyear media partnership with Bell Media’s TSN/RDS and CBC/Radio-Canada, the nation’s top English and French networks, making the league accessible across Canada in its two official languages.
June 12, 2024
🏅 Golden girls
Team USA 5-on-5 roster includes top WNBA stars, but not Caitlin Clark
The Team USA Olympic 5-on-5 women’s basketball roster was announced this weekend, and Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark didn’t make the cut. It’s a reality check that despite Clark’s rapid ascent, there’s still levels of the game she’s not quite ready for. And while Clark may have an edge in popularity, this U.S. squad will definitely draw a crowd — and marketing dollars.
June 10, 2024
⚾ What happens in Florida comes to Omaha, NE
Recapping the weekend’s NCAA baseball Super Regionals
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s the Super Regionals! The baseball boys served up some serious weekend drama with trips to the Men’s College World Series (MCWS) on the line — and there’s more where that came from tonight.
June 10, 2024
🥎 Full count
The Women’s College World Series is the latest growth magnet for women’s sports
The latest NCAA event to demonstrate women’s sports’ massive growth? The Women’s College World Series (WCWS)
June 10, 2024
👟 And the bass keeps runnin’, runnin’, and runnin’, runnin’
Olympic hopefuls dominated this weekend’s NCAA outdoor track & field championships
Five NCAA records fell at this weekend’s national finals — four of them in women’s events.
June 10, 2024
🏆 Whole lotta hardware
Boston Celtics surge to 2-0 lead over Dallas Mavericks in NBA Finals
One word to describe the first few games in the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final? “Dominant,” with the home squads firing on all cylinders.
June 10, 2024