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CBS Could See Strong Audience For Arkansas-Kentucky Hoops

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

The undefeated Kentucky men’s basketball team tomorrow plays its final regular-season game against a ranked opponent – No. 18 Arkansas – on CBS at 4:00pm ET. UK’s three CBS games to date this season have averaged 2.6 million viewers, with its top CBS audience on Dec. 13 again...

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Hillsborough County Hires Firm With MLB Ties

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NHL Jets' Downtown Development On Hold?

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Rams Convert To Annual Tenant At Jones Dome

Rams management yesterday "sent a letter to regional officials" stating that the team was "converting its 30-year lease to an 'annual tenancy,' effective April 1 and, 'in the absence of intervening events,' extending through March 31, 2016," according to David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Th ...

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Packers Buy More Land For Development

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Heat To Open Solar-Powered Pavililon Outside Arena

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UCF Plans Beach-Themed Club For Stadium

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RSL To Build Stadium For Its USL Pro Affiliate

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Seahawks To Add 1,000 Seats To CenturyLink Field

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Progressive Field Renovations On Track

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Will Publicly Owned Stadium Deter Kroenke?

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