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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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World Cup Tix Selling For Below Face Value

Some tickets for the '14 FIFA World Cup "are being listed on the secondary market for as little as $15.48," 89% below face value, as soccer fans "snub games outside Brazil’s southern cities," according to Spinetto & Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Viagogo Global Head of Communications Oliver Whee ...

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KPMG To Title Sponsor New LPGA Major

The LPGA and the PGA of America are teaming up to create a new major championship for women’s golf. Accounting firm KPMG will be the title sponsor of the event, which will be played in June '15 and will be televised by Golf Channel and NBC. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will debut ne ...

Tags: LPGA, Events and Attractions, KPMG, PGA of America

BMW Championship Returning To Chicago

The BMW Championship, the Western Golf Association and the PGA Tour have "officially decided to return" to Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., in '15 after the event left for the Denver area for this year's edition , according to Teddy Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. BMW has " re-upped ...

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Men's Lax Final Draws Smallest Crowd Since '03

Duke topped Notre Dame 11-9 in yesterday's NCAA men's lacrosse championship "before an announced 25,587 at M&T Bank Stadium," according to Edward Lee of the Baltimore SUN. The announced attendance for the final "was the smallest since the game was moved to NFL stadiums" in '03 ( Baltimore SUN, ...

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Big 12 Hoops Tourneys Going To Same City?

The Big 12 is "considering bringing its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments back together in the same city," according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. Discussion of future sites "will be on the agenda when the league’s annual spring meetings begin" tomorrow in Irving, Texa ...

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Minnesota Officials Using Super Bowl Momentum

Minnesota sports and hospitality officials are "hoping to use the momentum" gained from winning the bid for Super Bowl LII to "land a host of other major sporting events," according to Mike Kaszuba of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Getting the Super Bowl is "being viewed as a boost to a current bid t ...

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NCAA Battling Attendance Decline For Lax Event

The outlook for this weekend's NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four is "less brilliant" than the last time Baltimore hosted in '11, as attendance for the event has "declined each year" since a record-setting draw in '07 , according to Childs Walker of the Baltimore SUN. Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave ...

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NBC Sports, NHL Big Winners At SBAs

NBC Sports Group and the NHL emerged as the big winners last night at the 7th annual Sports Business Awards presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal/Global, which took place in front of a record crowd of 800 execs at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.  For the NHL, which came off a loc ...

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NHL's Gary Bettman Wins Exec Of The Year

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last night took home the highest honor in sports business when he was named “Sports Executive of the Year.” He accepted the award during the middle of the playoffs and noted that usually he is handing the Stanley Cup to the league’s champion this time ...

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Duke's White Wins AD Of The Year

Duke’s Kevin White won the Sports Business Award for Athletic Director of the Year award after a year that saw both on-field success for the school’s­ football team, which reached the ACC Championship Game, and off-field influence -- White is one of three ACC ADs on the NC ...

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