Names In The Game
OTTAWA (AP) _ The Ottawa Rough Riders have hired a man who recently worked with the Rolling Stones and opera star Luciano Pavarotti as vice-president of marketing and communications.
Thomas Hensey joins the CFL team after spending three years in London where he helped market the World League of American Football and promoted the last three NFL American Bowl series, the club said Thursday.
Hensey also has an extensive background in the entertainment industry. He was involved with the 1991 tour of Britain by rockers the Rolling Stones and Italian tenor Pavarotti’s concert that attracted 125,000 fans to London’s Hyde Park last July.
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix Cardinals fans will be able to try to beat the heat with a cold brew in Sun Devil Stadium this year.
The NFL team and officials of Arizona State University said Thursday that the agreement will allow fans to take a thirst-quenching container back to their seats - an improvement on rules adopted during a two-game experiment with a ″beer garden″ last season.
In 1991, fans who bought a beer had to watch the game on closed-circuit television in the beer garden.
Wine also will be sold, but beer was more popular last year in the university-owned stadium, whose east stands expose thousands of fans to intense heat generated by the setting sun during day games.
The west stands are shaded by a butte and the three-story press box.
By directive of the state Board of Regents, no alcoholic beverages may be sold in the stadium during college games.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has retired the jersey worn by B.J. Armstrong, a four-year lettermen now with the Chicago Bulls.
Armstrong, who played at Iowa from 1985-89, is the Hawkeyes’ career leader in assists (517) and 3-point goals (136) and third in scoring with 1,705 points.
The Bulls selected Armstrong in the first round of the 1989 draft.
Iowa only retired Armstrong’s jersey, not the No. 10 he wore. Other Iowa players will continue to wear that number.
Armstrong’s is the eighth Iowa jersey retired. The others were those of Ronnie Lester, Carl Cain, Bill Seaberg, Bill Logan, Bill Schoof, Greg Stokes and Sharm Scheuerman.
Iowa officials said they have a new policy of retiring jerseys instead of numbers, because they’re running out of low numbers that can be used.