Dave Morgan Named President Of Usa Today Sports Media Group

55 – A banner in the crowd: Off To Brazil. Mentally, the team is already there. 60 – To be clear: I dont totally blame the guys for playing this match at 80 percent. If theres one thing Americans understand, its not hustling. 65 – Matt Besler is wearing some jaunty headgear from the Wayne Rooney line. Finally, we have a competitor for the popular Cech model. 70 – The game has picked up a bit our guys may be deciding that we might as well win this game. 77 – Goal USA! There it is: Graham Zusi with the strike! Thats fair because Zusi has been the most active player since coming on, including being the guy who started the move that he eventually finished. Well done, guys: NOW you can relax. 81 – Goal USA! That seals the match, and also seals the group, since the other team that has qualified Costa Rica lost (see: motivation makes a big difference). With that goal, Altidore ties Germantowns Bruce Murray on the USA goal-scoring list with 21.

Team USA, Brazil meet Nov. 10 in Orlando

Eyeworks USA co-CEOs J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson made the announcement Tuesday. The production company has also named a new board of directors, which includes Roth, Nelson, Pinvidic and COO Ross Weintraub. Pinvidic’s promotion comes on the heels of multiple successes for the production company, which produces unscripted and nonfiction programming for broadcast and cable networks. Positioning Pinvidic as president is intended to give Roth, Nelson and Weintraub the ability to focus on business strategy, both globally and domestically. Now, with hundreds of employees, and hundreds of hours of programming in development and production each year, we need a superstar with great sales and producing experience, infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love for our business who can work with us to lead Eyeworks USA,” said Roth. “We know Brant is that guy, and were thrilled to continue to collaborate with him, creating content that moves people and can change their lives in a real way. Added Pinvidic: JD and Todd built a company focused on growth, creativity, and what is the key to the kingdom for Eyeworks USA: transformation — and theyve never been afraid to take risks or to be noisy. Being part of the fabric of the global Eyeworks organization, we are better positioned for growth than ever before. “I have been working closely with Brant Pinvidic since he joined the Eyeworks team five years ago. Brant is an outstanding creative and the right man to spearhead the exchange of his unique brand of creativity with our international sensibilities,” said Reinout Oerlemans, CEO and founder of Eyeworks Group. During his time at Eyeworks USA, Pinvidic has developed dozens of shows, including ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Oxygen’s My Big Fat Revenge. Prior to joining the company, he was senior vp programming and development at TLC, where he helped launch several series, including Jon & Kate Plus 8. Eyeworks USA also produces Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, Discovery’s Flying Wild Alaska and ABC’s Splash, among others. Roth and Nelson has produced the first 11 seasons of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In February, three crew members died while filming a Discovery series for Eyeworks USA subsidiary Bongo.

Sermanni said Solo has fully recovered from wrist surgery and expects to be at full strength. The women’s team will train for three days before the event in Orlando, but a practice site has not been chosen. Sermanni was joined on the dais by Orlando City Soccer Club owner Phil Rawlins to promote soccer from the national and local levels. Rawlins welcomed Sermanni, adding he hoped “the next time you come back” that Orlando will have built or have under construction a downtown soccer-specific stadium. The city unanimously approved a deal to fund an $84 million stadium that Rawlins hopes will bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Orlando. All that’s needed is for Orange County leaders to give a thumbs up during an Oct. 22 vote. “Soccer has gained more than a foothold. There’s a massive footprint and we see that footprint has grown,” Rawlins said. “The game is growing and going places.” Tickets for the USA-Brazil match go on sale Thursday and can be purchased on ussoccer.com, the Amway City Box Office and at Ticketmaster.

Dave Morgan named President of USA TODAY Sports Media Group Press Release: Gannett Co., Inc. 21 hours ago GCI 26.29 McLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ) today announced Dave Morgan has been named president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Morgan succeeds Tom Beusse, who had been president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since its formation in 2011. Beusse is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Morgan has served as senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY Sports Media Group since 2011. USA TODAY Sports Media Group, a top five online sports destination, includes sports initiatives across USA TODAY as well as Gannett’s more than 100 U.S. Community Publishing and broadcast television properties. It also includes: USA TODAY Sports Images USA TODAY High School Sports For The Win Sports on Earth USA TODAY Sports Digital properties, which consist of hundreds of digital sports assets including The Big Lead family of sports sites, MMAjunkie.com and the action sports destination BNQT. “We look forward to Dave continuing the work Tom started by building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into the top source of sports news and information in the country,” said Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY. “Dave’s newsroom experience and business background make him the right fit to lead our sports team as we transition from entrepreneurial startup into the next phase of development. “Tom’s energy and enthusiasm were key to the initial stages of building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into a top five digital sports destination. We wish Tom all the best in his future endeavors,” said Kramer. Prior to joining USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Morgan served as executive editor of Yahoo! North American Audience, where he built Yahoo!