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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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Connecticut Open Sees Attendance Increase

The '14 WTA Connecticut Open tennis tournament "finished with an overall attendance of 47,140" -- up 1,344 from the '13 total of 45,796, according to Chris Elsberry of the CONNECTICUT POST. The figures represent "a small increase but a step in the right direction." Connecticut Open Tournament Dir An ...

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Boston In Talks For IndyCar Race

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has "assembled a Boston Grand Prix committee" and "is in contact" with Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles in a bid to land a Verizon IndyCar Series race, according to Richard Weir of the BOSTON HERALD. Officials from the Walsh administration have "met recently with Mark Perrone ...

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Heat Mars Otherwise Positive DIS Rallycross Debut

Fans, officials and drivers in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series said that they "hope to return" to Daytona Int'l Speedway next year, but "possibly when temperatures are a little cooler," according to Dinah Voyles Pulver of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. The series' first-ever stop in Florida t ...

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Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Canceled

The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl "traditionally played the day after Christmas" at Ford Field "is no more," according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. It started as the Motor City Bowl in '97 and aired live on ESPN, but has "been in doubt" since the Lions announced in ...

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LPGA Returning To Mission Hills In '15

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan confirmed that the tour is partnering with IMG to "organize the new incarnation" of the former Kraft Nabisco Championship played at Mission Hills Country Club since '71, according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. IMG "ran operations" for the LPGA's first ...

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NHL Still Without Site For Winter Classic Game In DC

The NHL still has made no official announcement where this season's Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic game will be held, perhaps because "there are hurdles left to clear," according to sources cited by Prewitt & DeBonis of the WASHINGTON POST. The lack of announcement comes with "on ...

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Milwaukee IndyCar Event Secure For '15

Questions about the future of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile now revolve around “where, not whether, it will land” on the '15 calendar, according to Dave Kallmann of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Andretti Sports Marketing Managing Dir Kevin Healy, whose firm pro ...

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LPGA Concludes Stay In Rochester

Execs in Rochester have already held preliminary talks about "how to make sure next summer isn't the area's first without a women's pro golf event" since '76 after yesterday's conclusion of the Wegmans LPGA Championship, according to Jeff DiVeronica of the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE. The eve ...

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Connecticut Open Organizers Optimistic On Future

The WTA Connecticut Open is set for next week, but just 11 months ago, it was "unclear if there would be any activity at New Haven's tennis center" in '14, according to Paul Doyle of the HARTFORD COURANT. After the '13 tournament ended, it "was in deep trouble." The USTA was "poised to sell the ...

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Rochester Ready For Final LPGA Championship

The final Wegmans LPGA Championship began today at Monroe Golf Club in Rochester, and the local organizing body is "going to literally send this event out with a bang," according to Randall Mell of GOLFCHANNEL.com. A fireworks show is "planned after Sunday's trophy presentation," and at 4:00pm ET, ...

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