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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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Moore Has Top-Selling WNBA Jersey

WNBA Lynx F Maya Moore remains the league’s top-selling jersey based on sales on WNBAStore.com from October ’11 through August ’12. Moore had the top-selling jersey last year after winning the ’11 WNBA Rookie of the Year award. Following her in jersey sales are Sparks F Cand ...

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Controversy Over $300 LeBron Shoes Continue

National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial is continuing to urge Nike to drop its plans to release a version of Heat F LeBron James' new shoe, the LeBron X, that retails for more than $300. Morial appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” yesterday and said it is the "wrong messa ...

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Caddypro To Sell NHL-Branded Products

Caddypro Golf Products has “just received the green light from the NHL to sell licensed league-marked golf products throughout North America,” according to Nick Lees of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Wick Agencies & Caddypro Golf Products CEO John Veres said, “We can’t keep the te ...

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ESPN.com’s Paul Lukas reviewed the Univ. of Oregon football uniforms for the upcoming season, originally unveiled by UO in the '12 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, but first detailed yesterday by Nike. Lukas: "Lots of college football teams have been unveiling new uniforms in recent ...

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Anheuser-Busch Renews MLB Sponsorship

Anheuser-Busch and MLB Properties today announced a six-year renewal of the sponsorship agreement that designates Budweiser as the official beer sponsor of MLB. As part of the sponsorship, A-B will have exclusive rights within the malt beverage category to use MLB marks and logos. Budweiser also wi ...

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Aly Raisman Signs Deal With Poland Spring

Gymnast Aly Raisman has signed a one-year deal with Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water for her "first major endorsement deal since winning two gold medals in the London Olympics," according to Adams & Reiss of the BOSTON GLOBE. Maine-based Poland Spring, which is owned by Nestle ...

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Earnhardt Jr. Coverboy For NASCAR Video Game

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is “a natural choice” as the cover star of Activision’s “NASCAR The Game: Inside Line,” and he was chosen to be the game's “primary ambassador via an online poll that drew more than 750,000 votes through heavy promotion in social ...

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PNC Drops Pistons, Adds Univ. Of Michigan

The Pistons yesterday said that they are “in talks with unnamed companies vying to become the team’s next presenting sponsor to replace PNC Bank,” according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. PNC in ‘11 signed “what is thought to be a one-year deal with the Pist ...

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Urban League Wants Lower Nike Prices

National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial has “urged Nike Inc. to abandon plans to release the company's new LeBron X sneakers,” according to Shelly Banjo of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Morial said he received "incessant phone calls and emails" from angry consumers who balked at ...

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Insurance Company To Title USA Today HS Teams

As Gannett's USA Today Sports Media Group moves toward recasting its media holdings as a property, it has sold what it hopes is a template deal, bringing on American Family Insurance as title sponsor of various USA Today All-American high school teams. The first American Family Insurance All-USA tea ...

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