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Nike Founder Defends Paterno, Gets Standing O

Blame investigation, not legendary coach: Phil Knight

(Newser) - Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight brought a Joe Paterno memorial crowd to its feet when he defended the former coach over the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Paterno "gave full disclosure to his superiors, information that went up the chains to the head of the campus police and the president... More »

The Birth of Nike's Iconic 'Swoosh'

Designer of the 'Swoosh' logo, Carolyn Davidson looks back

(Newser) - Sometime during 1971, graphic design student Carolyn Davidson sat in her studio scrawling sample logos on tissues, and holding them up to a drawing of a shoe. Her client was an economics professor she’d happened to meet at Portland State University, Phil Knight, who needed a logo for a... More »

Nike: Tiger Affairs a Minor 'Blip'

Company has no plans to drop sponsorship

(Newser) - Other sponsors are backing away from Tiger Woods, but Nike plans to stick with the beleaguered golf champ. The sportsman's indiscretions will be seen as "a minor blip" in the context of his career, Nike chairman and co-founder Phil Knight tells SportsBusiness Journal . The scandal is simply "part... More »

Nike Founder Just Does Lit

Billionaire sneaker magnate haunts Stanford creative writing classes

(Newser) - Phil Knight had a seat at the front of the Nike boardroom for decades, but he sits in the back when he takes creative writing classes at Stanford. The 69-year-old alumnus is indulging his longstanding fascination with the written word by talking Hemingway with undergrads, reports the Wall Street Journal. More »

Sport's Top 100 Power Players

Athletes, commissioners and entrepreneurs all make BusinessWeek 's list of the best people in the game

(Newser) - In sports you're really only a winner or a loser, so BusinessWeek compiled a list of the 100 most powerful people in sports—whether they're on the field or behind a desk:
  1. Roger Goodell, commissioner, NFL
  2. Tiger Woods, golfer
  3. David Stern, commissioner, NBA
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