Sports Marketing Timeline

By jwall28
  • fans paid to attend baseball game

    Fans paid to attend a baseball game between two teams in the New York City area at Fashion Rack Course in Queens.
  • NCAA

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was officially formed to govern collegiate athletics.
  • Lou Gehig

    Lou Gehrig appeared on a Wheaties box.
  • All American Girls

    All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was formed due to many Major League Baseball players serving in WWII
  • Endorsement

    Wilson Sporting Goods signed golfer Babe Didrickson Zaharias to an endorsement contract for $100,000 per year.
  • Blue Ribbon Sports

    1 Phil Knight opens Blue Ribbon Sports.
  • Blue Ribbon>Nike

    Blue Ribbon is changed to Nike.
  • Title lX

    Title IX is enacted, mandating equal access to educational opportunities for men and women.
  • Buffalo Bills Stadium

    Rich Foods pays $60,000/year for the naming rights to the Buffalo Bills football stadium.
  • US boycott Olympics

    The US boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow.
  • Olypics commercialized/profitable

    The Olympics becomes commercialized. Peter Ueberoth helps to make the Olympics profitable.
  • Olympics Bombed

    Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA is bombed.