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Monster Energy To Put On World Record Motorcycle Jump Before NASCAR Race

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17

Motocross rider Alex Harvill is "scheduled to attempt a world record ramp-to-ramp jump, minutes before the green flag for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 7 at Talladega Superspeedway," according to Brant James of USA TODAY. Two steel ramps, 26 feet high and 30 feet wide, "will ...

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Oregon Wins National Sports Forum Case Cup

The Univ. of Oregon won the '17 National Sports Forum Case Cup Competition held last weekend in Minneapolis. Oregon beat USF in the finals and emerged from eight graduate programs that participated in the competition. The field also included Ohio Univ., Temple, South Carolina, Nebraska, George Washi ...

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Rogers Place Will Host Inaugural PBR Global Cup

The inaugural PBR Global Cup will be held at the Oilers' Rogers Place in Edmonton from Nov. 9-11, filling a "new and massive void in Edmonton's so-called western lifestyle itinerary for the first time in four decades," according to Dan Barnes of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. The Canadian Finals Rodeo w ...

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Mark Wilf: Vikings Can Put On Spectacular SB

Vikings co-Owner & President Mark Wilf, who was in Houston last week for Super Bowl LI, said that while the city "did an amazing job, he still believes Minnesota will be able to pull off a greater spectacle" with Super Bowl LII next season, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUN ...

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Houston Mayor Happy With Super Bowl Week

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city is looking at a positive balance of $350M in terms of what was spent "in businesses and vendors, and in sales tax," during Super Bowl LI and its week-long lead-up, according to Olivia Tallet of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Turner said the "numbers are good." Ta ...

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Houston Basking In SB Afterglow

Super Bowl week for the city of Houston was a "stuff-strutting moment, more than three years in the making, according to a front-page piece by Jenny Deam of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Senior Dir of Media Relation Kevin Cooper said, "We stepped up to the plate and knocke ...

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U.S. Open Purse To Be Most Lucrative In Golf

The USGA is adding $2M to the purse for this year's U.S. Open, "bumping the total prize money" to $12M, according to Joel Beall of GOLF DIGEST. The figure "surpasses the Players Championship and PGA Championship [each at $10.5M] as the biggest payout in golf." The winner's share will "see a sig ...

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Phoenix Open Looks To Spread Out Experience

The PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open is "making a concerted effort to increase the fan experience" across the grounds of TPC Scottsdale, according to John Davis of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Last week’s event set " another attendance record by drawing 655,434 fans, and it is a growing challe ...

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Lady Gaga Passes On Trump Commentary

Lady Gaga last night at Super Bowl LI "dropped from the top of Houston's NRG Stadium to open her halftime show and dropped the mic at the end, offering a program that delivered high-energy hits and an inclusive theme," according to David Bauder of the AP. Gaga was "patriotic from the start, opening ...

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Minnesota Readying For Super Bowl LII

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee today "takes the ball" for Super Bowl LII, to be played next year at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, according to Brian Murphy of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. Billboard clocks throughout the metro area "will count down the 52 weeks" until the game. ...

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Phoenix Open Once Again Breaks Attendance Record

The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale set a weeklong attendance record with 655,434 fans, "besting the previous mark set last year at 618,365," according to Patrick O'Grady of the PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL. The tournament "saw record crowds on Wednesday, when it holds the annual pr ...

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