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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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Learfield Not Looking To Change PSU Deal

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07/26/12
Computer Company Lenovo Partners With NFL

Lenovo yesterday announced a three-year partnership with the NFL, making the company the league's official laptop, desktop and workstation sponsor. The deal will allow Lenovo use of NFL-owned trademarks in marketing and advertising activities. Plans include advertising and promotions in retail outle ...

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07/26/12
Bolt's Virgin Media Ad Taken Off U.K. Air

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07/26/12
Regional Banks Sign College Deals

Two banks have struck college sponsorship deals that will give them rights on both coasts. Bank of the West has extended its deals to be the official bank at UCLA and Cal-Berkeley, while adding a deal with the Rose Bowl. On the east coast, Webster Bank will be the new official bank of UConn. Both de ...

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07/26/12
College Marketing Notes

ESPN.com’s Zach McCann wrote Univ. of Kentucky football fans “have been interacting via the Twitter hashtag #WeAreUK for the past several years.” Now Lexington-based Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions, which handles UK’s marketing, has “decided to take the Twitter ...

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07/25/12
Penn State Sponsors Staying On For Now

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07/25/12
Despite Army Backing Out, SHR To Field Three Teams

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State Farm Drops Penn State FB Sponsorship

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