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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

Jets House, the NFL team's official Super Bowl week hospitality venue, opens in midtown Manhattan. It will operate through Sunday. Richmond County Savings Bank will unveil an extension of its naming-rights deal for the Single-A New York-Penn League Staten Island Yankees' ballpark in St. George. T...

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Browns Raise Season-Ticket Prices

The Browns today announced that they are raising season-ticket prices "for the first time in seven years" following a 7-9 season. Prices last increased in '08 after a 10-6 campaign and "were stagnant in each of the next six years following double-digit loss seasons." Non-club season tickets wil ...

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Annual Super Bowl Pick 'Em Contest

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Quick Hits....

“It is fair to say we deliver on about the same percentage of TV’s requests as we do with those that come from our institutions” – ACC Senior Associate Commissioner/Football Operations Michael Strickland , on whether ESPN tells the conference what games to play and when ( T ...

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Daily Digit....

298 – Various ACC football schedule models created for '15. Of those, 170 attempts worked out to be invalid and 128 were viable. The conference ultimately selected the 294th schedule attempted ( ACC ).

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Buzzer Beaters....

NASCAR driver  Chase Elliott "will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet" in the Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports after the '15 season. No sponsors were announced for Elliott's Cup car ( AP, 1/29 ). Sources confirmed that UMass AD John McCutcheon "has been hired to fil ...

01/29/15
Woods Sporting MusclePharm Water Bottle

MusclePharm today announced that Tiger Woods  is debuting a new branded water bottle at this week's PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woods already carries a MusclePharm-branded golf bag as part of a multiyear endorsement deal with the nutrition company. MusclePharm has a booth at t ...

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Maryland Athletics Still Running Up Deficit

The Maryland athletic department had a $3.5M operating loss in FY '14, compared to $1.2M in '13, according to information presented today at a Board of Regents Finance Committee meeting. That brings the school's athletic losses to nearly $10M since '10. UM Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs Bob ...

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Look who I found on Radio Row... promoting Pizza Hut pic.twitter.com/55Mb0dmYp0 — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) January 29, 2015

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NASCAR HOF Sponsors Revenue Plummets

The NASCAR HOF’s projected revenue from sponsorship commitments "is declining significantly," dropping from $1.5M in '12 to $110,000 for the fiscal year starting in July, according to a front-page piece by Steve Harrison of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The loss of sponsorship revenue "could further ...

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