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PBR Positions Spring Las Vegas Event As "Major," With Added Outdoor Concepts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

PBR has "positioned its Last Cowboy Standing competition, held Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, as one of its four 'major' events on the Built Ford Tough Series schedule and has planned a massive 'spring break' festival around it," according to Josh Carpenter in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL....

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NCAA Frozen Four Returns To Boston

The NCAA men's ice hockey championship tonight returns to Boston, "without question the mecca" of college hockey, for the first time since '04, according to John Connolly of the BOSTON HERALD. It is the "eighth time the Frozen Four has been held in greater Boston," and the tournament’s re ...

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Women's Final Four Draws Big Crowds

The UConn-Notre Dame NCAA women's basketball championship game last night "was officially a sellout, capping two days of impressive attendance at Amalie Arena for the national semifinal (19,730) and final (19,810)," according to Antonya English of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Tampa Bay Sports Commission Exe ...

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Officials Plan Security For U.S. Open

The U.S. Coast Guard and Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Department are "preparing a security plan that will bar all boat traffic within 1,000 yards of shore" on the Puget Sound during June's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, according to Ashton & Grimley of the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE. A draft rule ...

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Four Cities Apply For New Bowls

Four cities -- Austin, Tucson, Little Rock and Orlando -- have "applied to the NCAA to add new bowl games" for the '15-16 college football season, according to sources cited by Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com. There would be "a record 43 bowl games" if the cities' applications are "approved as expected." ...

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K.C. Bidding To Keep Big 12 Tourneys

K.C. has formally bid to keep the Big 12 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments  at Sprint Center through '20, while Dallas and Oklahoma City are "expected to be among other cities that bid for the Big 12 events, although it’s uncertain how many others would offer ...

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Battle At Bristol Ticket Info Released

Guaranteed deposits for the Battle at Bristol college football game currently are only available for Bristol Motor Speedway season-ticket holders, but the track yesterday announced that beginning July 1, single-event ticket holders "will be able to make nonguaranteed deposits" for the remaining se ...

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X Games Adapting To Texas Heat

X Games officials are working to make the event in Austin a "better fit" in '15, according to Sean Shapiro of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. There are "plans in place for more shade, water stations, and concession stands at Circuit of the Americas," and they have "cut down the number of villages -- ...

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Final Four Tix Prices Higher Than Usual

Tickets to the Final Four "are never cheap," but this year's tickets are even more expensive as host site Indianapolis is an "easy drive for fans of three of the four teams ... which will make it easier and cheaper for those who want to see the game without buying plane tickets," according ...

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NCAA Hockey Sells Out In Fargo

The NCAA men's ice hockey regional at Scheels Arena in Fargo "went so well that, as long as the NCAA continues to steer regionals away from home venues, it very well may end up there again," according to Brad Schlossman of the BISMARCK TRIBUNE. The stands "were packed for the games -- which isn ...

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Final Four Produces Near-Perfect Matchups

Next weekend's Final Four is set, with Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Wisconsin heading to Indianapolis, and already one ticket re-seller is calling it the "priciest Final Four market we've seen over the last five years," according to Mark Alesia of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. SeatGeek Communica ...

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