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NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 21 / 14

The NFL at today’s Seahawks-Cardinals game will allow fans to preview the Super Bowl Stadium App in advance of the Feb. 1 game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to access three types of video content – in-game h...

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Williams To Head UM's Athletic Fundraising

The Univ. of Maryland yesterday announced that former men's basketball coach Gary Williams will now be a "key figure" in the school's "athletic fundraising effort," according to Roman Stubbs of the WASHINGTON POST. Williams, who will assume the title of Senior Managing Dir of Alumni Relations & ...

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CFP Committee Stands By Pat Haden

The College Football Playoff, in "obvious coordination" with the Pac-12 fining USC AD Pat Haden $25,000 for confronting a referee during Saturday's game against Stanford, yesterday announced that Haden "would be allowed to remain on the football selection committee," according to Chris Dufresne of ...

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Rutgers Removing Rice From In-Game Video

Rutgers school officials said that Ray Rice, an alum, will be "removed from the in-game video show that celebrates all of the former Rutgers players currently playing in the NFL," according to Tara Sullivan of the Bergen RECORD. Rutgers had "no other concrete details about removing Rice’s imag ...

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Cincinnati's AD Eyes Good Attendance At PBS

Univ. of Cincinnati AD Mike Bohn hopes that the school "will draw its customary crowds of 30,000-plus this year at Paul Brown Stadium," its temporary home for '14, according to Tom Groeschen of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. UC's Nippert Stadium is undergoing an $86M renovation and "expansion from 35,000 ...

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Haden Roundly Criticized For Sideline Incident

USC AD Pat Haden last night issued an apology for "interacting with officials on the sideline" during the USC-Stanford game on Saturday, according to Gary Klein of the L.A. TIMES. Haden is a member of the CFP selection committee, so his actions "sparked controversy and calls for him to be removed fr ...

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Florida Making Efforts To Be More Fan Friendly

Univ. of Florida administrators prior to the school's 4-8 football season in '13 "were under the mistaken impression that no matter what, the Swamp would always be packed with passionate fans," but the athletics staff has since "done a complete image overhaul in hopes of winning back some disgruntl ...

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NCAA Files Motion In Response To O'Bannon Ruling

The NCAA and 11 of its conferences "filed a motion late Thursday seeking the dismissal of a series of federal lawsuits that aim to dramatically remake the current system governing scholarships for college athletes and open the door to higher compensation for players," according to Kevin Vaughan of F ...

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NCAA Faces Suit Challenging Scholarship Limits

The NCAA "faces another antitrust lawsuit that in part tries to use the Ed O'Bannon ruling to challenge the number and duration of scholarships" for D-I football players, according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. Former Colorado State K Durrell Chamorro "filed a class-action suit last week in ...

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Filing Hints NCAA's Strategy In O'Bannon Appeal

The NCAA on Thursday night "strongly hinted at the primary arguments it plans to make in its appeal" of U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken's decision in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit, according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. In a filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court o ...

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Wazzu Football Not Returning To Seattle In '15

The Washington State football team's game tomorrow against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field will be its "last home game in Seattle for the foreseeable future," according to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokane SPOKESMAN-REVIEW. With the exception of '10, WSU has "played one home game" there every year since '02. ...

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