bdG announces Roundball Showcase round-robin event

LEXINGTON, KY – Seven teams will compete over two weeks in November in the round-robin Roundball Showcase, announced Saturday by bd Global. Western Kentucky, Marshall and East Tennessee State lead the field as “host programs” for the event with Stephen F. Austin, Samford, UNC Wilmington and Campbellsville (Ky.) rounding out the field. All 13 games of…

Lone Star Showcase in Houston announced

HOUSTON – The college basketball madness of March will come early when Toyota Center plays host to the Lone Star Showcase this December. The premium doubleheader on Dec. 21, 2013 features Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma in a nationally televised Big 12-SEC Challenge game and Houston vs. Rice in a crosstown showdown. The event is managed…

MGM Grand Showcase doubleheader announced

LAS VEGAS – Four Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in an inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with the games benefitting Coaches vs.…

Harper Among Elite in 2013 NCAA Tourney Field

bd Global client Ray Harper, playing in consecutive NCAA Tournaments after taking over as Western Kentucky head basketball coach in midseason last year, ranks among the top coaches in the field of 68 in terms of NCAA Tournament bonus, according to ESPN. During a tournament preview show aired live on the network, ESPN sports business…

SBJ: Brooks Downing launches own agency

SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL (NOV. 5, 2012) By Michael Smith, Staff Writer Veteran marketer and agent Brooks Downing has left Lagardère Unlimited to open his own agency in Lexington, Ky., where he will primarily represent college coaches and manage events. Downing, who founded BD Global Sports and will serve as president, will be heavily invested in the college…