NCAA Tourney Continues Record Ratings Nike Signs Gatlin To Sponsorship Deal Growth Slowing For Tourney Live Streams March Madness Overnight Best On Record Nike Helped UT Evaluate "Lady Vols" Branding Nike Benefiting From "Athleisure" Trend Close Games Help CBS, Turner NCAA Ratings Nike Reps 49 Teams In Women's Tourney James Leads NBAers In Shoe Sales Webber, Hill Ready To Make Tourney Debuts
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Published May 25, 1995
International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel's visit to Portland, OR, on Tuesday, was reportedly to meet with with Nike officials, according to the GLOBE & MAIL's William Houston. The IIHF's deal with Reebok has expired (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/25)....In the current issue of SI, "Scorecard" examines Reebok's deal with 14-year-old tennis star Venus Williams, comparing it to a similar contract with then-phenom Jennifer Capriati. Reebok is credited with paying Williams despite the fact she will play in only three tournaments, thereby not "overextending" her to fulfill schedule requirements. But, SI adds, "she has done nothing to merit such riches except provide one tantalzing glimpse of raw talent" (SI, 5/29 issue)....Walt Disney announced an "unprecedented move by a major studio" as they plan to make a motion picture that will be distributed directly to video stores and bypass theaters. The movie will be "Honey, I Shrunk the Parents" and star Rick Moranis (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/25).... Timberland will reportedly switch ad agencies from Mullen Advertising to BBDO, New York (BOSTON HERALD, 5/25)....CBS' Herb Weisbaum looked at the electronic game market, including new machines by Sega, Nintendo, and Sony. Weisbaum said not to expect the $400 price of the new Sega Saturn system "to come down anytime soon" ("CBS This Morning," 5/25).