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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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NFL Draft Headed To Chicago In '15

The '15 NFL Draft "will move to Chicago and be held at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre April 30 through May 2 with a fan festival to be held at nearby Grant Park," according to Brad Biggs of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The Draft is leaving N.Y. "after 50 years there." The move "likely is a result ...

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NHL Nearing Sellout For Bay Area Outdoor Game

The final 5,000 tickets for the Feb. 21 Kings-Sharks NHL Coors Light Stadium Series game at Levi's Stadium "went on sale Thursday afternoon, with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman predicting a sellout of the 68,500 seats available for the game," according to David Pollak of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS.&nb ...

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Female Players Sue FIFA Over Turf Issue

The '15 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada "might not go ahead as planned," as attorneys representing a collection of female national team members "initiated legal proceedings Wednesday in Toronto with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claiming the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA are discri ...

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Capitals Aim For Military Feel For '15 Winter Classic

NHL COO John Collins yesterday said that in terms of ancillary activities around this year's '15 Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic at Nationals Park, he "does not anticipate any college games or an alumni game between former Capitals and Blackhawks, but said the venue will host public s ...

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Ellison's Move Unlikely To Hurt BNP Paribas Open

Former BNP Paribas Open Owner Charlie Pasarell "doesn't anticipate" that tournament Owner Larry Ellison's resignation as Oracle CEO will "have any impact" on the tennis event, according to a front-page piece by Leighton Ginn of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. Pasarell: "It will have zero effect. He l ...

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Vegas PGA Tour Event Adding "Dayclub"

In an “attempt to enhance the spectator experience” at TPC Summerlin, the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October is “taking a page from the Las Vegas club scene and will be looking to have a ‘dayclub’ vibe for those who need a break from golf,” a ...

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Winter X Games Looks To Add Concerts, Alcohol

The '15 Winter X Games "could feature alcohol, fireworks and four concerts under a series of proposals" brought to the Pitkin County (Colo.) commissioners on Tuesday, according to Collin Szewczyk of the ASPEN DAILY NEWS. X Games Associate Dir of Event Management Vanessa Anthes said ESPN wants to off ...

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Game Changers: Johnson Reflects On Title IX

When lawmakers enacted Title IX into law in '72, most people did not consider the effect it would have on athletics. “This was done on purpose,” said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Vice Chair Sheila Johnson during a keynote address at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. &ld ...

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Game Changers: Nets' Pavlova Hopes For Jersey Ads

Fan experience, interactivity and advertising on jerseys were among the topics covered by Onexim Sports & Entertainment President Irina Pavlova during a wide-ranging one-on-one interview at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. Pavlova said she would like to see jersey patch advertisin ...

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Game Changers: Mentoring The Next Leaders

Mentorship, sponsorship and career development were the central themes discussed at the '14 Game Changers Conference in N.Y. by five leaders in sports, who all agreed that mentorship can take on many forms and sizes. “It’s not necessarily, ‘Oh, would you be my mentor?’&r ...

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