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College Esports Growing, But Treatment By Athletic Departments Still A Question

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

Eight teams are competing for the "League of Legends" College Championship throughout the weekend at the North America LCS Arena in Santa Monica, Calif., which is "double the amount of teams included in the first three years of this competition," according to Kieran Darcy of ESPN.com. The growth is...

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Facility Notes

TROUBLE IN THE WINDY CITY: ESPN2''s Robin Miller, on Chicago Motor Speedway (CMS) suspending its auto racing events for this season: "Financially, they''re saying they couldn''t make money. Maybe not

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Facilities, Football, Motorsports, NASCAR, St. Louis Cardinals, Viacom, Walt Disney

AT&T Renew Rose Bowl Deal?

While AT&T''s four-year, multimillion dollar presenting sponsorship deal with the Rose Bowl has ended, "it''s unclear whether" the company will renew, according to AT&T execs cited by Don Jergler of t

Tags: ABC, ATT, Colleges, Walt Disney

St. John's New Soccer Stadium

The N.Y. DAILY NEWS'' Donald Bertrand reported a new $11M soccer stadium "should be up and ready for St. John''s University soccer teams when the school year and soccer season start this September." T

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WUSA Courage To Get New Field

The WUSA Carolina Courage has signed a lease through ''08 to play its home games and be the primary tenant at the new 7,000-seat State Capital Soccer Park in Cary, NC, according to Robert Alfonso of t

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TX Bowl Needs New Sponsor

Gallery Furniture Owner Jim McIngvale "withdrew his company''s name from the galleryfurniture.com Bowl Friday after just two years," according to Carlton Thompson of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE, who noted t

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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 Winter X Games 2/2 ABC 1:30-3:00pm 1.7/5 NHL All-Star Game 2/2 ABC 3:00-6:00pm 2.0/5 PGA

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USOC Hopes To Expand Reach

Speaking last Saturday at an Olympic roundtable discussion in Salt Lake City, USOC President Sandy Baldwin and USOC CEO Lloyd Ward "talked about their vision for increasing the USOC''s reach in the po

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Executive Transactions

The Indians promoted both JOHN MIRABELLI and CHRIS ANTONETTI to Assistant GM (Indians)....The Rockies promoted THAD LEVINE to Dir of Baseball Administration from Assistant Dir of Baseball Administrati

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Final Nielsen Weekend Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Basketball: (regional) 1/26 ABC 1:00-3:00pm 1.3/4 Golf: Senior Skins Game 1/26 ABC 3:0

Tags: ABC, Basketball, Cablevision, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Football, Golf, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, NFL, Orlando Magic, PGA Tour, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Media, Sprint, LA Rams, Turner Sports, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney, Washington Wizards

Media Notes

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Tags: AVP, Baseball, CBS, Colleges, Football, Golf, Houston Texans, NBC, San Francisco Giants, Soccer, Media, Turner Sports, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom

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