Vivid Seats For Sale For $1.5B F1 Enters New Era in '17 Without Ecclestone Cost Of UNC Scandal Nearing $18M Lundquist Profiled On "Sunday Morning" Warriors Bring Awareness To Fraudulent Tickets Auto Club Speedway Celebrates 20th Anniversary Rule Changes Up For Vote At NFL Meetings Shaq Honored With Staples Center Statue Elite Eight Sites Draw Strong Crowds Source: Raiders Stadium Will Cost $200M Less
SBD/29/Collegiate SportsPrint All
With the Raiders and the Rams gone from the L.A. area, USC and UCLA are trying to make an "economic impact in the market," according to Larry Bortstein of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. In recent months, both schools have "hiked their marketing budgets and stepped up their efforts" to attract corporate sponsorships. Last weekend, USC put up billboards at five "major freeway intersections" which announced the Trojans as "the only game in town." UCLA, in conjunction with Prime Sports, has launched a campaign declaring "I play because you deserve big league football." Other revenue generators for the schools: Sears, a past NFL sponsor, is now with UCLA, and USC is launching an apparel line sold at the Coliseum's shop (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 8/29).