Tim Leiweke with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports, Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow in Columbia, S.C. on Nov. 22.

For Tim Leiweke, there’s a bit of irony in accepting a lifetime achievement award from a university — the sports and entertainment titan became one of the most powerful men in North America without going to college.

He joked with the audience of 300 students, academics and industry professionals that...


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