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2014 SBD/SBJ Reader Survey: Slive Still Seen As Most Effective Conference Commissioner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal Reader Survey is in the books, and more than 1,000 voters weighed in on nearly 100 questions that spanned all facets of the industry. Voting was conducted over three weeks starting Oct. 13, with polling via SportsBusinessDaily.com and Sport...

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IndyCar Sets New Orleans Race Date

Louisiana Lieutenant Gov. Jay Dardenne yesterday "officially announced April 10-12, 2015 as the dates for the three-day festival" surrounding the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana, with the race "capping off the festivities on Sunday, April 12," according to Andrew Lopez of the New Orle ...

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WTA Proposing New Team Event

WTA officials are "considering the creation of a new tour team event," a week-long, World Cup-style tournament "featuring eight teams that would be staged annually in a single location," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster said that a wild-card tea ...

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America's Cup Wanted 10K Rooms From San Diego

The America’s Cup requested 10,000 "free hotel room nights in the three years leading up to" the '17 event as part of San Diego's bid, according to Horn & Weisberg of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. San Diego Sports Commission President Mike McDowell said that the organizers would "use t ...

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Connecticut Open Sees Attendance Increase

The '14 WTA Connecticut Open tennis tournament "finished with an overall attendance of 47,140" -- up 1,344 from the '13 total of 45,796, according to Chris Elsberry of the CONNECTICUT POST. The figures represent "a small increase but a step in the right direction." Connecticut Open Tournament Dir An ...

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Boston In Talks For IndyCar Race

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has "assembled a Boston Grand Prix committee" and "is in contact" with Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles in a bid to land a Verizon IndyCar Series race, according to Richard Weir of the BOSTON HERALD. Officials from the Walsh administration have "met recently with Mark Perrone ...

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Heat Mars Otherwise Positive DIS Rallycross Debut

Fans, officials and drivers in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series said that they "hope to return" to Daytona Int'l Speedway next year, but "possibly when temperatures are a little cooler," according to Dinah Voyles Pulver of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. The series' first-ever stop in Florida t ...

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Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Canceled

The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl "traditionally played the day after Christmas" at Ford Field "is no more," according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. It started as the Motor City Bowl in '97 and aired live on ESPN, but has "been in doubt" since the Lions announced in ...

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LPGA Returning To Mission Hills In '15

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan confirmed that the tour is partnering with IMG to "organize the new incarnation" of the former Kraft Nabisco Championship played at Mission Hills Country Club since '71, according to Larry Bohannan of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. IMG "ran operations" for the LPGA's first ...

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NHL Still Without Site For Winter Classic Game In DC

The NHL still has made no official announcement where this season's Blackhawks-Capitals Bridgestone Winter Classic game will be held, perhaps because "there are hurdles left to clear," according to sources cited by Prewitt & DeBonis of the WASHINGTON POST. The lack of announcement comes with "on ...

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Milwaukee IndyCar Event Secure For '15

Questions about the future of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile now revolve around “where, not whether, it will land” on the '15 calendar, according to Dave Kallmann of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Andretti Sports Marketing Managing Dir Kevin Healy, whose firm pro ...

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