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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 15

H.J. Heinz Co. has opted not to advertise during NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast despite “success with last year’s Super Bowl commercial” ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 1/23 ). San Diego-based golf simulator firm Full Swing Golf formally announced that it has signed Jordan Spieth ...

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Facility Notes

SCHOOL SPIRIT: In N.Y., Tamer El-Ghobashy writes St. John''s Univ. officials announced that the school plans to build a $6M, 3,000-seat soccer stadium on its Queens campus. The stadium will be funded

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Facilities, Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, YankeeNets

Replacement Refs To Take Field

The NFL last night locked out its referees, "marking the league''s first work stoppage of any kind" since ''87 when the players striked, according to Eric Fisher of the WASHINGTON TIMES, who notes rep

Tags: AFL, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Colleges, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

TX Tech Football Renovations

The LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL’s Amber Irlbeck reported that TX Tech has renovated its Jones SBC Stadium, the "setting for the next era of Texas Tech football." The renovations unveiled "are the

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Univ. Of KS New Facility

The K.C. STAR’s Jason King reported that the Univ. of KS (KU) will build a new 25,000-square foot facility which "will feature weight-training equipment, a cardiovascular work out area," an upst

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Univ. Of TX Athletic Budget Up

The SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS’ Mark Wangrin reported that the Univ. of TX Athletics Counsel "has approved a $65 million budget for men’s and women’s athletics." The new budget marks a

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Univ. Of KY Football Sales Lag

The LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER’s Mary Meehan reported that the "recent woes for University of Kentucky football might be good news for fans who have wanted season tickets but couldn''t get them." T

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Harrington Billboard Spurs Talk

Those who believe that the Univ. of OR''s $250,000 billboard in N.Y. promoting QB Joey Harrington for the Heisman Trophy "will have the slightest benefit to the university''s academic profile or perfo

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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 Giants-Mets, followed by D''Backs-Phillies. The first non-MLB report was Bengals QB Jon Kitna being n

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, CBS, CFL, Cincinnati Bengals, Colleges, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, Golf, MLB, New York Jets, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Media, Time Warner, Track & Field, Viacom, Walt Disney

Marketplace Round-Up

Toyota has renewed its commitment as title sponsor of MD-based Corrigan Sports Enterprise''s ''02 Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. As title sponsor, Toyota receives placement on promos, on-site signage, reg

Tags: Colleges, Golf, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nike, PGA Tour, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Toyota, Visa

Retailers Chase Hot Items

Many fans "seek merchandise for the most successful teams wherever they are, and better technology lets stores keep a close eye on trends," according to Scott Leith of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. FL-bas

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Colleges, Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, The Sports Authority

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