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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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09/17/97
ARIZONA STATE/NIKE SHOE DOESN'T FIT REEBOK'S MAJERUS

Rick Majerus has turned down an offer to coach at Arizona State University (ASU) "largely because of a difference in shoe-contract size -- the gap between Majerus'' Reebok deal at Utah and what he wou

Tags: Colleges, Nike, Reebok

09/10/97
HOST MARRIOTT BECOMES NCAA PARTNER THROUGH AMEX UNDERWRITING

Host Marriott is "close to signing as official sponsor of the NCAA, a million-dollar a year deal that''s actually being paid" for by fellow NCAA sponsor AmEx, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. A

Tags: American Express, Colleges, Marriott, NCAA

08/14/97
ONE MORE YEAR AND NCAA ATHLETES CAN GO OUT ON THE JOB MARKET

The NCAA Div. I Board of Dir have delayed the implementation of Proposition 62, which would allow student- athletes to work and earn money during the school year. It will now go into effect August 1,

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

07/31/97
NCAA LOOKING TO BRING FANS DOWN TO HOOP CITY IN '98

The NCAA will conduct fan festivals in conjunction with the Div. I Men''s and Women''s Basketball Championships, beginning in ''98. NCAA Hoop City debuts March 26-30 in San Antonio, site of the ''98 M

Tags: Colleges, Marriott, NCAA

07/30/97
SEC, BIG TEN AND ESPN EXTEND THEIR PLACE IN THE OUTBACK

The Outback Bowl extended its contract with the SEC, Big Ten and ESPN through January 1, 2002, according to Brett McMurphy of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. The bowl "will guarantee a minimum" of $3.3M to the tea

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Walt Disney

07/25/97
BIG 12 SCHOOLS FIND BOWLING IS AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION

Three NCAA Big 12 football teams, the Universities of CO, NE and TX, which reported financial deficits after bowl trips last season "proved just how expensive postseason football can be," according to

Tags: Colleges, FedEx, NCAA

07/25/97
GETTING A BAD RAP-TOR? AGENT SAYS HE PAID CAMBY $40,000

Former CT-based sports agent John Lounsbury said that over two years, he "lavished $40,000 worth of cash and gifts" on former UMass and current Raptors F Marcus Camby, according to Armstrong & Golden

Tags: Colleges, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors

07/23/97
NEW NCAA FOOTBALL BOWL ALLIANCE SETS UP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

NCAA football''s Bowl Alliance "has reached agreement to continue its relationships" with the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls when the Rose Bowl joins the Alliance after the ''98 season, setting up a g

Tags: ABC, Colleges, NCAA, Walt Disney

06/02/97
TO KEEP AN EYE ON BOBBY KNIGHT? NCAA HEADQUARTERS TO INDIANA

The NCAA has selected Indianapolis as the new site for its headquarters, which had been in Kansas City since ''52, and will move sometime in the year 2000. NCAA Joint Policy Board Chair Sam Smith: "Ov

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

04/30/97
COMPUSA SQUEEZES OUT DEAL EXTENSION FOR CITRUS BOWL

The CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl has reached a five-year extension through 2002 with ABC-TV, the Big Ten and the SEC. Agreements with the Big Ten and SEC are worth $39M. The ''98 Citrus Bowl game will

Tags: ABC, Colleges, Walt Disney

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