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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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11/25/14
NFL Franchise Notes

In Detroit, Bill Shea noted the Lions yesterday "unveiled a new logo for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game" against the Bears. The game "is the 75th in its history" dating to '34. The new logo "will be used in marketing the game and on stuff such as the backdrops for interviews," but it "won't b ...

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11/24/14
Bills Plan To Practice, Play In Buffalo This Week

Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon yesterday morning said that after last week's snowstorm, there "are 'no red flags' preventing the team from practicing back in Buffalo this week and hosting the Browns next Sunday," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. At this point, there "are ...

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11/24/14
Rockies Brass Conducts Twitter Q&A With Fans

The Rockies "opened up to their fans during a live chat on Twitter Friday afternoon," but Owner Dick Monfort, new GM Jeff Bridich and members of the coaching staff "played it fairly close to the vest," according to Patrick Saunders of the DENVER POST. It was "pretty thematic, but there wer ...

Tags: Franchises, Colorado Rockies, MLB

11/24/14
Coyotes' Ownership Status On BOG Agenda

Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that he has "been told the Coyotes' ownership situation will be on the agenda" at the NHL's BOG meeting Dec. 8-9 in Boca Raton, according to Sarah McLellan of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. However, it is "unclear" whether or not the group "will give its approval" to Andrew ...

Tags: Franchises, Arizona Coyotes

11/24/14
Kings Get Salary-Cap Relief For Voynov

In L.A., Helene Elliott reported the Kings "got the salary-cap relief they had sought" when the NHL and NHLPA "agreed Friday to let them replace the salary of suspended defenseman Slava Voynov by using the long-term injury exception" in the CBA. The team "will continue to pay Voynov, whose salary ca ...

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11/21/14
Amid Blizzard, NFL Moves Jets-Bills To Ford Field

Sunday's Jets-Bills game scheduled for Ralph Wilson Stadium has been moved to Detroit's Ford Field and will be played Monday night, and Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon "left open the possibility that The Ralph wouldn’t be ready Nov. 30" for the scheduled game against the Browns, accordi ...

Tags: Franchises, Buffalo Bills

11/21/14
Royals Owner Shares Offseason Insights

Royals Owner David Glass talked about the "season just past and the season ahead" while at the MLB owners meetings and said he is "still disappointed" about the team losing Game 7 of the World Series, according to Andy McCullough of the K.C. STAR. Glass said, "I’m a very poor loser. But I ...

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11/21/14
Double-A Missions Unveil New Logos, Uniforms

The Double-A Texas League San Antonio Missions "unveiled Thursday a new logo and uniforms that incorporate the pride" felt locally toward the Alamo, according to Tom Orsborn of the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS. The team's logo and uniform change, which was designed by San Diego-based Brandiose, "is ...

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11/20/14
Cuomo: "Impractical" To Play Game In Buffalo

Both New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Erie County Exec Mark Poloncarz this morning "cautioned against" the Bills playing Sunday's game against the Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium as Western New York "heads into the third day of the historic lake-effect storm," according to Tiffany Lankes of the BUFFALO N ...

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11/20/14
With Stanton Deal, Loria Gets Chance To Reboot

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