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NCAA Partners With U.S. Department Of Defense For Three-Year Concussion Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 20 / 15

The NCAA in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense has launched a three-year, $30M project to "track the effects of concussion using data from as many as 37,000 student athletes," according to Jo Craven McGinty of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck said tha...

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Executive Transactions

VETERANS FORM NEW FIRM: In this week''s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton reports Classic Sports Network co-Founder BRIAN BEDOL, former MLB and Nike marketing exec CHRIS BEVILACQUA, former NFL VP/M

Tags: ABC, Baseball, Basketball, CFL, Colleges, Football, Golf, Horse Racing, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Ottawa Senators, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

ESPN's Tuesday College Football

By playing a college football game tonight on ESPN, the Univ. of Southern MS and the Univ. of Louisville "are fulfilling a deeply held desire for greater national exposure," according to Richard Sando

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Antonio Spurs, Media, Walt Disney

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:30pm ET 30-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Game Five of the Indians-Mariners ALDS, followed by Game Five of the A''s-Yankees ALDS. The first non

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The following lists overnight Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Football: Miami-FSU 10/13 ABC 12:00-3:30pm 4.2/10 NCAA Football: (regional) 10/13

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Heckman's New Web Company

Less than six months after Rivals.com "shut its doors," Founder Jim Heckman "has received a second chance," according to Monica Soto of the SEATTLE TIMES, who reports Heckman has started TheInsiders.c

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TV Analysts News & Notes

Comedian Jay Mohr, who is featured on FSN''s "NFL This Morning," has "inked a seven-figure overall deal" with Disney that includes a variety show for ESPN, according to Cynthia Littleton of the HOLLYW

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4-Players Only Hits It Big

In "less than a year," TX-based 4-Players Only.com, a company that "started as an obscure dot-com retailer," has "morphed into a supplier to a major college football program" (see THE DAILY, 8/23), ac

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NCAA Corporate Partners

THE DAILY continues "Spons-O-Meter," a comprehensive list of the official corporate marketing partners of various leagues and governing bodies. Today: the NCAA. Partner benefits include promotional ma

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Facility Notes

DESERT HEAT: In Phoenix, Shaun McKinnon writes Fiesta Bowl officials claim in court documents that the bowl "could lose its lucrative role in crowning a national college football champion" if Phoenix

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Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:30pm ET 30-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Game Two of the Cardinals-D''Backs NLDS, followed by Game Two of the Braves-Astros NLDS. The first no

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