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Cal AD Says Opener In Australia A "No Brainer" With Financial, Cultural Benefits To School

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Cal's football program opens the season this weekend against Hawaii in Australia, and for all the academic challenges and logistical hurdles, Cal AD Mike Williams "termed the decision a 'no brainer,'" according to Jon Wilner of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The "money, the cultural experience and the t...

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Olympic Athlete Round-Up

U.S. short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, who has won a Gold and Silver Medal so far in Salt Lake City, "will be remembered most when these Games are over," according to Bernie Lincicome of the R

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UW Delays Camp Randall Renovations

The MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL''s Jeff Potrykus reported Univ. of WI (UW) officials, citing a need "to keep the athletic department''s budget in the black … have decided to delay the next phase

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UNC Tops In Licensing Revenues

The AP cited the Collegiate Licensing Co. as showing that the Univ. of NC (UNC) "led 180 other universities in licensing revenues for the second half" of ''01. UNC Dir of Auxiliary Services Rut Tufts

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Marquette Unveils McGuire Plans

The MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL''s Lori Nickel reported Marquette Univ. (MU) "surged ahead with its plans for the Al McGuire Center athletic facility by revealing the interior and exterior designs." Th

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Media Notes

USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke, noting a limousine driver had been shot to death at the home of "NBA on NBC" studio analyst Jayson Williams, writes that "until Williams'' situation is resolved and he has b

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NBC Ratings Move Under Fire

NBC earned a 24.3/34 overnight Nielsen rating for its pritmetime Olympic coverage last night, the highest of the Games so far excluding the Opening Ceremony. Meanwhile, the net''s 18.2/29 primetime av

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Eisner Delivers Upbeat Review

In an "upbeat assessment that gave little mention of Disney''s financial setbacks" in ''01, Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner focused much of his comments at yesterday''s annual meeting of Disney sha

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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What Is The Olympic Top Story?

Canada is "winning the competition for marketing buzz at the Winter Games," according to Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY, who wrote Canadian pairs figure skating Gold Medalists Jamie Sale and David Pell

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Executive Transactions

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