2012 Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business Awards Nominees

Sports Business Journal has unveiled the nominees for its 2012 Sports Business Awards.  The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 23, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

Here are the nominees:

Sports Team of the Year
Boston Bruins
Dayton Dragons
Sporting Kansas City
Stewart-Haas Racing
Texas Rangers

Sports League of the Year
Major League Baseball
National Football League
National Hockey League
Pac-12 Conference
PGA Tour

Sports Event of the Year
2011 Carrier Classic
2011 Humana Challenge
2011 NBA Finals
Super Bowl XLVI
UFC 129

Sports Executive of the Year
Tim Finchem, PGA Tour
Roger Goodell, National Football League
David Hill, Fox Sports
Larry Scott, Pac-12 Conference
Bud Selig, Major League Baseball

Athletic Director of the Year
Bill Bradshaw, Temple University
Dave Brandon, University of Michigan
Mark Hollis, Michigan State University
Jeff Long, University of Arkansas
Ian McCaw, Baylor University

Best in Sports Media
ESPN
Fox Sports
National Football League
NBC Sports
Turner Sports

Best in Sports Television
CBS Sports
ESPN Networks
Fox Sports
NBC Sports
Turner Sports

Best in Digital Sports Media
Bleacher Report
ESPN Digital Media
MLB Advanced Media
SB Nation
Yahoo! Sports

Best in Talent Representation and Management
Boras Corp.
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
IMG
Priority Sports and Entertainment
Wasserman Media Group

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services
GMR Marketing
IMG
The Marketing Arm
Octagon
Richards Sports + Entertainment
Team Epic

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services
AEG Global Partnerships
Aspire Group
IMG
Premier Partnerships
Wasserman Media Group

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
Intersport
Jack Morton Worldwide
LeadDog Marketing Group
Major League Baseball/Fan Cave
Momentum Worldwide
Team Epic

Sports Sponsor of the Year
Allstate
Bridgestone
Kia Motors America
MillerCoors
Procter & Gamble

Sports Facility of the Year
Amway Center
Livestrong Sporting Park
Mercedes Benz Superdome
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Best in Sports Technology
America’s Cup Event Authority/Sportvision
Bloomberg Sports
Panasonic/Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment
ESPN’s WatchESPN