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Published July 11, 1995
NBA Entertainment and CBS/Fox will release nationally on July 18 "Double Clutch -- The Houston Rockets Second Championship Season." The video will be available in Houston on July 14 (NBA Entertainment)....Sears, Roebuck & Co. will team with Reebok and Adidas in a promotion in support of the Special Olympics. Sears will offer consumers a 20% discount on all Adidas and Reebok cross training and basketball shoes and will donate $1 to Special Olympics for each purchase. The donation will be matched by each shoe company. Sears will offer the discount in ads sent to 44 million households; the promotion runs through July 23 (AD AGE ONLINE, 7/11)....The National In-Line Hockey Association has signed a sponsorship agreement with Roll-On Floor Products, a CA- based company that provides floor coating to amateur and pro in- line teams and organizations (NIHA)...The IHL Kansas City Blades has signed Hy-Vee Food Stores as the "Official Food Store." The agreement includes a variety of media and promotions at Kemper Arena (Blades)....At U/Nebraska, athletic officials have taken the "Corn" out of the team's "Cornhuskers" nickname, removing it from printed materials and logos. Nebraska AD Bill Byrne: "We've found that Cornhuskers and Herbie, the mascot, just don't sell outside of Nebraska" (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 7/11)....Penn Racquet Sports, Ping, Reebok, and Titleist will be among the participating sponsors of the second annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge, August 31-September 4 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Black Enterprise).