In its only game against a Power 5 opponent in the regular season, the San Diego State Aztecs made a huge statement with a 45-40 win over California. But SDSU’s Damontae Kazee intercepted Cal’s Davis Webb (5TDs, 3ints) with nine seconds left.. It was very much the Donnel Pumphrey show, as SDSU’s running back surpassed Marshall Faulk to become the school’s all-time rushing leader (4,651 yards). The Bears, who have given up more than 600 yards on the ground in their first two games, host Texas next week. Cal made it interesting late, recovering an onside kick with less than a minute to play and a chance to pull out a win. Pumphrey gutted the California defense for 281 rushing yards and three touchdowns (the fifth best rushing performance in school history) while the Aztecs turned three Cal turnovers into 21 points
On Location Experiences specializes in custom domestic and international
event and hospitality experiences in the worlds of sports and
entertainment. “As the number one authority in
sports travel, John Anthony and his team immediately provide us with
important new expertise that will transform our company and position us
well for future growth. Our people, values and core
purpose align extremely well with the On Location team and vision.”
Based in Dallas, Anthony Travel was founded in 1989 and currently
partners with 67 universities, – along with many amateur and youth
sports organizations – to provide creative and comprehensive travel
management services. The integration with On
Location Experiences forms an unmatched vertical offering of
hospitality, experiential and travel management services.
“John Collins, Jon Bon Jovi, Gerry Cardinale and George Pyne are people
and partners we believe in and who share our core purpose of helping
people experience and enjoy the world. Adding the travel component enables us to go
deeper with our existing core business, offer fans a more complete and
customized experience and creates unlimited new opportunities with major
Added Anthony, “We’re going to be exposed to the best practices in the
guest experience world while taking on exciting new projects. On Location is the official event and hospitality
business of the NFL, providing proprietary fan access to marquee NFL
events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International
Series Games in London and Mexico City. For more
information, go to www.BruinSportsCapital.com.
About Anthony Travel
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business
owned by Bruin Sports Capital, RedBird Capital Partners, 32 Equity (the
entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi,
today announced the acquisition of Anthony Travel. Anthony Travel is the
largest university and sports travel management company in the country. He will also
remain CEO of the continuing Anthony Travel business within the On
Location Experiences platform. On Location is expanding its
offerings through new partnerships, including the acquisitions of
Anthony Travel, the nation’s largest provider of sports and travel
management services, and Runaway Tours, the VIP hospitality business for
premier music acts that was founded by Bon Jovi.
“Joining On Location Experiences will drive transformational growth for
our company and new opportunities for our people and current clients,”
said John Anthony. George Pyne, an international business executive, founded
Bruin Sports Capital in 2015. With this
partnership, we are well-positioned for success and know the best is yet
to come for Anthony Travel, our clients and our people.”
Anthony Travel is the nation’s largest provider of sports travel
management services. Key industry partners include Disney Sports and ESPN Events.
RedBird Capital Partners is a New York and Dallas based principal
investment firm focused on providing flexible, long-term capital in
growth equity, build-up, and structured equity investments to help
entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Anthony Travel delivers exceptional service at
300-plus domestic and international events annually and is the largest
contractor of group hotel rooms, airline seats and bus charters in
Bruin Sports Capital’s global access and wherewithal will position the
company for unparalleled value creation opportunities. The
Boston College-Georgia Tech game on Sept.
As part of this deal, John Anthony will become an equity holder in On
Location Experiences and will join its board of directors. For more
information, go to www.anthonytravel.com.
About RedBird Capital Partners
Bruin Sports Capital is a privately held international media, sports,
marketing and branded lifestyle company. Financial terms of the investment were
One of the highlights of Anthony Travel’s international work was
managing the travel needs of more than10,000 fans in Dublin for college
football’s 2012 Emerald Isle Classic between Notre Dame and Navy. Bruin Sports
Capital’s investor base, along with Pyne’s reputation, will allow access
to the best deals, and will provide a long-term and flexible capital
structure, operating expertise and a heightened speed of execution. With 40 offices nationwide, Anthony Travel partners
with nearly 70 of the nation’s most prestigious universities, along with
leading amateur and youth sports organizations, to provide comprehensive
travel solutions and unforgettable experiences to teams, alumni and fans
at more than 300 domestic and international events annually. WPP, the world’s largest communications services
group, is leading Bruin Sports Capital’s international syndicate of
investors. 3, 2016 in Dublin will be
Anthony’s fourth college football game in Ireland.
About On Location Experiences
About Bruin Sports Capital
On Location Experiences is a premium experiential hospitality business
owned by Bruin Sports Capital, RedBird Capital Partners, 32 Equity (the
entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi. Pyne’s twenty-five year record of
accomplishments in building businesses and superior management teams led
to the transformation of both NASCAR and IMG, creating billions of
dollars in shareholder value for the respective companies. “Over 26 years we’ve grown by aligning with
exceptional people and iconic brands. RedBird seeks investment
opportunities in growth-oriented private companies in which its capital,
investor network, and strategic relationships can help prospective
business owners outperform operationally, financially and strategically
by virtue of RedBird’s involvement. Together, we aspire to create
lifetime experiences for guests around iconic events. Bruin Sports Capital raised
$250 million in equity capital, which provides for $500 million dollars
in buying power to acquire, operate and build businesses in the
respective segments. For more information, go to www.RedBirdCap.com.
“Anthony Travel is the perfect fit as we continue to expand the services
and offerings within the On Location Experiences platform,” said John
Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences. Anthony
Travel is a division of On Location Experiences, a premium experiential
hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports
Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity
efforts), Jon Bon Jovi and John Anthony. We’ll have
more resources and technology behind us and with increased volume, there
will be tangible benefits for our client organizations and travelers.”
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