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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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12/15/99
GALLERY FURNITURE FACES CHALLENGE AS NEW TX BOWL SPONSOR

Gallery Furniture Owner Jim McIngvale said Tuesday that his company "will be the title sponsor" of a college bowl game in Houston "at a cost of" about $2M over four years, according to Neal Farmer of

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Walt Disney

12/09/99
NO DEBATE FOR THE GREAT EIGHT; TOURNEY APPEARS TO BE HISTORY

Bulls VP/Marketing Steve Schanwald, the "point man for promoting" the Chicago-based Great Eight men''s college basketball tournament, yesterday "declared" the tournament "dead ... after seeing the emp

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Colleges, ESPN, MLB, NASCAR, NCAA, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/03/99
NCAA BOWL GAME TITLE SPONSOR NOTES

In St. Paul, Aron Kahn writes that Sun Bowl title sponsor Wells Fargo paid $550,000 for the naming rights and "will be spending extra time and cash promoting the event" this year, which features a Uni

Tags: Colleges

12/03/99
CAMPING OUT IN STYLE: CAMERON CRAZIES TAP INTO WEB

Duke Univ. students "camping out" for men''s basketball tickets on campus will now be able to access the Web while they wait in line, according to Christina Nifong of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, who

Tags: Colleges

12/02/99
MAKING A RACKET OVER A BRACKET: ISL PUSHES FOR CFA PLAYOFF

Swiss-based sports marketing firm ISL "continues to pitch a full-fledged" college football playoff system and "has projected a 16-team bracket for this season," according to USA TODAY''s Steve Wieberg

Tags: Colleges

11/30/99
OURHOUSE PARTY: WEB SITE TO TITLE SPONSOR FL CITRUS BOWL

IL-based Internet startup OurHouse.com "is expected to announce" this week that it will replace computer retail chain Comp USA as the title sponsor of the FL Citrus Bowl beginning this year, according

Tags: ABC, Colleges, Walt Disney

11/17/99
NIKE HAS ITS EYES ON TEXAS, INKS MAJOR COLLEGIATE DEAL

Nike has inked a $22M, seven-year equipment and apparel deal with an option for two additional years with the Univ. of TX (UT), according to Erik Spanberg of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, who reports th

Tags: Colleges, Nike, Reebok

11/02/99
I'M EIGHTEEN AND I LIKE IT! NCAA SET TO BOOST SPONSOR ROSTER

Host Communications, the NCAA''s corporate sponsorship agency, is "close to landing Pennzoil and Total Sports as" NCAA partners, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK, who writes that both companies

Tags: CBS, Colleges, NCAA, Pennzoil, SportsLine.com, Viacom

10/26/99
REPORT SHOWS WOMEN GAINING GROUND IN NCAA ATHLETICS

The NCAA''s most recent gender equity study released yesterday shows that "more women are participating in intercollegiate athletics and more women are receiving athletic scholarships with parity proj

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

10/19/99
OH STATE DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT ATHLETIC DEPT. REVENUES "SOAR"

Documents released by OH State Univ. (OSU) revealed that the school''s "revenue from its athletic department soared" about $23M from the last FY, or 50%, to "nearly" $70M, according to Barnet Wolf of

Tags: Colleges

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