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Gisele Bundchen Revealed As Under Armour's Newest Female Endorser

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 14

Under Armour today revealed that model Gisele Bundchen will be the "newest face in its women's fall advertising campaign," launching a 30-second teaser on its website. A formal announcement of the deal is expected on Thursday. Bundchen, whose husband Tom Brady also endorses UA, will join ba...

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WVU Season-Ticket Sales Down 10%

In Pittsburgh, Bob Cohn reports after a 4-8 season in '13, West Virginia has sold "about 4,000 fewer full season tickets" for football compared to the same period last year. WVU last year "sold 33,623 season tickets," but with this year's home opener "about 2 1/2 weeks away, 29,419 have been sold." ...

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Univ. Of Hawaii Considering Cutting Football?

Hawaii AD Ben Jay early yesterday told the school's Board of Regents there was a "very real possibility of football going away," but later clarified his comments, saying he was "in no way" indicating cuts were under consideration, according to Ferd Lewis of the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER. Jay in ...

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IMG College Signs On With UNC-Asheville

UNC-Asheville, a Big South Conference school in the mountains of North Carolina, has hired IMG College to spearhead the school's $5.75M capital fundraising campaign. As part of the arrangement, IMG College will now oversee the Bulldog Club, the athletic department's fundraising arm, while also selli ...

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Navy AD: "Money Is Killing The Game"

The Naval Academy, "by its very nature as a service academy and the fact football players are considered no different than any other midshipman on campus, cannot even consider many of the proposed changes" that could come in the wake of the Power Five conferences gaining autonomy , according to Bil ...

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Boise State Trying To Avoid Ticket Sales Decline

The Boise State football program will "need a strong push to avoid a decline in season-ticket sales for the second consecutive season," according to B.J. Rains of the IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE. BSU reported that 20,430 season tickets "had been sold as of Thursday evening, meaning it needs to sell 1,986 t ...

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Fired CSU AD "Didn't Work Well With Others"

A recent performance review of former Colorado State AD Jack Graham found that he "clearly articulated his vision for CSU's athletic programs but generally didn't work well with others," according to Kelly Lyell of the Ft. Collins COLORADOAN. Graham, who was fired by CSU last week, received an ove ...

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Fresno State AD Boeh Out After Nine Years

Fresno State has reassigned its “polarizing and proficient” AD Thomas Boeh to new a position at the university after leading the athletic department for nine years, according to a front-page piece by Kuwada & Anteola of the FRESNO BEE. He will “serve as primary adviser” ...

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NCAA Still Wants Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

Citing concerns by member schools, the NCAA has "asked a federal judge for an 'urgent clarification' about when the injunction starts in the Ed O'Bannon ruling ," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. In her ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken wrote the injunction "would not take ...

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Michigan State Could Set Record For Season Tix

Michigan State officials are "expecting at or near record season ticket sales" for the upcoming football season following the '13 season that saw the Spartans win their first Rose Bowl since '88, according to Brian Calloway of the LANSING STATE JOURNAL. MSU AD Mark Hollis said, "Our ticket numb ...

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Conferences Look For Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

NCAA President Mark Emmert yesterday said the organization "will appeal" U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that the NCAA cannot stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses. Emmert said, "Yes, at least in part we will. N ...

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