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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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Pac-12 Set For Levi's Experiment

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Plans For Providence IndyCar Race Falls Apart

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Cavs Place Bid For '18 All-Star Game

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Aussie Open Outlines New Extreme Heat Policy

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Bahamas Hosting CBB Despite Gambling

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Grey Cup Sales Likely Will Not Match '11

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