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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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Sprint Set To Debut New Jimmie Johnson Spot

Sprint tapped NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to star in the latest of a series of commercials tied to its “Avoid a Data Dilemma” campaign. The spot, which will debut Saturday night during Fox’s broadcast of the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers race at Ric ...

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Samsung Has 30 Days To Respond To Lawsuit

Samsung has 30 days to respond to the lawsuit filed by 18 Olympians , which alleges that the company did not have permission to use their names and images in the company's Olympic marketing program, the “Genome Project.” The attorney representing the 18 athletes, Rich Foster, yest ...

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Bayern Munich Sponsors To Benefit From Home Final

German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich’s victory over La Liga club Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal "will be a big boost for the German soccer club’s sponsors," according to Mike Ozanian of FORBES. Because the final will be played at Allianz Arena in Munich, Bayern Munich ...

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A-B Upset With UFC Fighters' Remarks

Anheuser-Busch, a major sponsor of UFC, has “reprimanded the mixed-martial arts organization for remarks made by some fighters” after advocacy groups “have criticized the fighters comments as sexist and homophobic,” according to E.J. Schultz of AD AGE. A-B in a statement said ...

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Bulls' Rose Has Top-Selling NBA Jersey

Bulls G Derrick Rose has the NBA's best-selling jersey at the temporary NBA Store in N.Y., and on NBAStore.com from April 2011 to present, according to a league release. This marks the first time Rose has had the top-selling jersey in the league. His No. 1 jersey ranked fifth on the list last year. ...

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Peyton Manning's Jersey Leads New Nike Sales

Broncos QB Peyton Manning tops the early-sales list of the "newly designed NFL team jerseys from Nike that hit stores this week,” according to Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY. NFL Corporate Communications Manager Joanna Hunter said that Manning’s jersey is “the best-selling player je ...

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Olympians Suing Samsung Over Name Use

A group of 18 Olympians yesterday sued Samsung, alleging the company did not have permission to incorporate their names and photos into its “Samsung Genome Project.” The list of athletes suing includes Dara Torres, Mark Spitz, Greg Louganis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Aaron Peirsol, Cullen Jo ...

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Tide To Roll Out NFL Marks On Packaging

Consumers in August “will begin to see specially marked packages of Tide bearing the NFL’s official heraldic logo” as part of the Procter & Gamble brand's  new multiyear sponsorship with the league, according to Anthony Crupi of AD WEEK. The upcoming NFL season ...

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Calvin Johnson To Be On "Madden NFL 13" Cover

Lions WR Calvin Johnson was named the cover athlete for EA Sports' "Madden NFL 13," capturing the fan vote in a 52%-48% final against Panthers QB Cam Newton. Johnson's selection was announced during a special on-site production of ESPN's "SportsNation" in Times Square, with Johnson's photo shoot tak ...

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NBC Eyeing Nearly $1M For Thanksgiving Game Ads

NBC Sports Group Exec VP/Sales Marketing Seth Winter indicated that the network will attempt to get “'pretty close to seven figures’ for a 30-second spot” during its Patriots-Jets Thanksgiving night game, according to Brian Steinberg of AD AGE. NBC last fall charged an average of $ ...

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