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Universal Sports Signs Deal With National Cable Television Cooperative

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 14

Universal Sports today signed a distribution deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative, a group that represents around 900 small cable operators in carriage deals. Universal Sports previously had deals with NCTC members Google Fiber, Wave Broadband, GCI and Hawaiian Telecom. As part of the...

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Winter X Games Looks To Add Concerts, Alcohol

The '15 Winter X Games "could feature alcohol, fireworks and four concerts under a series of proposals" brought to the Pitkin County (Colo.) commissioners on Tuesday, according to Collin Szewczyk of the ASPEN DAILY NEWS. X Games Associate Dir of Event Management Vanessa Anthes said ESPN wants to off ...

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Game Changers: Johnson Reflects On Title IX

When lawmakers enacted Title IX into law in '72, most people did not consider the effect it would have on athletics. “This was done on purpose,” said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Vice Chair Sheila Johnson during a keynote address at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. &ld ...

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Game Changers: Nets' Pavlova Hopes For Jersey Ads

Fan experience, interactivity and advertising on jerseys were among the topics covered by Onexim Sports & Entertainment President Irina Pavlova during a wide-ranging one-on-one interview at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. Pavlova said she would like to see jersey patch advertisin ...

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Game Changers: Mentoring The Next Leaders

Mentorship, sponsorship and career development were the central themes discussed at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. by five leaders in sports, who all agreed that mentorship can take on many forms and sizes. “It’s not necessarily, ‘Oh, would you be my mentor?’&r ...

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Game Changers: Colleges Challenged To Shape People

The role of colleges in shaping young adults was a driving theme at a panel discussion on women’s collegiate sports during the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. “We’re working with other people’s children,” said Univ. of Texas Women's AD and Senior Associate AD/ ...

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Game Changers: Female Execs Talk Domestic Violence

The storylines of domestic violence in the NFL led the discussion at the opening panel of today’s Game Changers Conference at the N.Y. Marriott Marquis at Times Square. “It is the most controversial story we’ve ever seen in U.S. sports, potentially the biggest story in U.S. ...

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'16 Swim Trials To Overlap CWS In Omaha

The '16 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials will "run June 26 to July 3 when the event comes to Omaha for the third time," according to Rich Kaipust of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD. After starting on a Sunday -- when the College World Series is off -- the trials then will "run parallel to the CWS championship se ...

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Midwest Viable Option For '18 Big Ten Tourney

The "off-and-on courtship between the Big Ten and Madison Square Garden is back on, as the league ponders where to hold" its '18 men’s basketball tournament, according to Teddy Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said, "We were talking, then we weren’t talk ...

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NHL's Winter Classic To Be Played At Nationals Park

The NHL and the Nationals "have reached terms" allowing the '15 Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic, set for Jan. 1, to be played at Nationals Park, according to sources cited by Mike DeBonis of the WASHINGTON POST. Sources said a planned public announcement is expected "very soon."& ...

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Finchem Says Tour Could Return To Denver

This week's PGA Tour BMW Championship in Denver "already is sold out for Sunday and likely will reach the tournament's prescribed cap of 27,000 fans Saturday," according to Tom Kensler of the DENVER POST. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said of whether the Tour could eventually return to the area, ...

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