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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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03/24/14
Strong Tourney Crowds In Orlando, Buffalo

Central Florida Sports Commission officials said that they were "pleased with the turnout" for Amway Center's sessions of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and "believe it makes a good case for area to host another round of NCAA Tournament games in the future -- possibly a regional as well," acco ...

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03/24/14
ACC, Barclays Center Deal To Be Announced

The ACC on Wednesday will announce that it has signed a "two-year contract" with Barclays Center to hold its men's basketball tournament there in '17 and '18, according to sources cited by David Teel of the Hampton Roads DAILY PRESS. Barclays Center has hosted the A-10 Conference tournament the last ...

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03/24/14
Sony Open Seeks Facility Upgrades

The ATP/WTA Sony Open is "expected to draw more than 310,000 fans over two weeks" to Key Biscayne, Fla., but plans for $30M worth of renovations at the tennis facilty , approved by 72% of voters in a '12 referendum, "have been stalled," according to Linda Robertson of the MIAMI HERALD. The Tennis C ...

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03/24/14
Fiesta Bowl Lays Off Some Employees

The Fiesta Bowl on Friday "laid off an undisclosed number of employees, citing projected declines in revenue," according to Craig Harris of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Fiesta Bowl Interim Exec Dir Duane Woods "declined to say how many employees were let go." The event "listed 33 employees on its staff dir ...

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03/21/14
Fans Of Local Schools Pack NCAA Tourney Sites

Around 650 tickets for the night session of Friday's NCAA tournament action at Scottrade Center, which includes Wichita State-Cal Poly and Kentucky-Kansas State, "were still listed on Stubhub.com" as of Thursday evening, "starting at around $61 for the nosebleed sections and going up to $1,050," acc ...

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03/21/14
MVC Sends Out RFPs For Hoops Tourney

The Missouri Valley Conference has sent out RFPs to four cities to "hold its men’s basketball tournament" beginning in '16, according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. The cities "invited to bid for the tournament" are St. Louis, the site of the event since '91; K.C.; Chicago and Las Ve ...

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03/21/14
Panel Talks About The Future Of Sports Business

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03/20/14
NCAA First Four Games Draw Over 23,000 Fans

A total of 23,611 fans attended the two nights of the NCAA tournament's First Four games in Dayton, down from a total of 24,245 last year, according to Jay Morrison of the DAYTON DAILY NEWS. Last night's doubleheader of Cal Poly-Texas Southern and Tennessee-Iowa drew 11,534 fans. The attendance ...

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03/20/14
Garber: Situation Around Qatar WC A "Disaster"

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03/19/14
Downtown Phoenix To Be "Super Bowl Central"

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