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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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NCAA Battling Attendance Decline For Lax Event

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05/22/14
NBC Sports, NHL Big Winners At SBAs

NBC Sports Group and the NHL emerged as the big winners last night at the 7th annual Sports Business Awards presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal/Global, which took place in front of a record crowd of 800 execs at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.  For the NHL, which came off a loc ...

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05/22/14
NHL's Gary Bettman Wins Exec Of The Year

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05/22/14
Duke's White Wins AD Of The Year

Duke’s Kevin White won the Sports Business Award for Athletic Director of the Year award after a year that saw both on-field success for the school’s­ football team, which reached the ACC Championship Game, and off-field influence -- White is one of three ACC ADs on the NC ...

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05/22/14
Warriors Named Team of The Year At SBAs

The Warriors won the ‘14 SBA for Team of the Year, representing perhaps one of the surprise winners of the night, competing in the category against league champions such as the Red Sox and Seahawks. But the Warriors continued a sharp trajectory in ‘13 under co-Owners Joe Lacob and Peter ...

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05/22/14
Steelers' Rooney Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Steelers Chair Dan Rooney said thank you in Irish to begin his acceptance of his Lifetime Achievement Award, a nod to his heritage and to his time as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland during President Barack Obama’s first term. The audience gave the legendary owner of the Steelers a rousing standing ...

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05/22/14
Twitter Reacts To SBA Awards

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05/21/14
New Orleans Officials Surprised By SB Vote

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05/21/14
Minneapolis Scores Stunning Super Bowl LII Win

In a big surprise, Minneapolis won the right to host Super Bowl LII in '18, on the fourth vote by NFL owners yesterday afternoon. New Orleans had long been considered the favorite. Indianapolis was eliminated first, and Minneapolis won when the voting went to simple majority. Minneapolis will h ...

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05/21/14
FIFA Wants Second World Cup Test

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