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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

Jets House, the NFL team's official Super Bowl week hospitality venue, opens in midtown Manhattan. It will operate through Sunday. Richmond County Savings Bank will unveil an extension of its naming-rights deal for the Single-A New York-Penn League Staten Island Yankees' ballpark in St. George. T...

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Oakland Teen Claims A's Stole T-Shirt Design

An Oakland teenager is claiming the A's "stole the 'StOAKed' brand name he coined" in '12 for his line of shirts, beanies and hoodies, according to Maggie Sharpe of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Ryan Frigo said that he "created the name and apparel to combat negative perceptions of his hometown and boo ...

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01/08/15
NBC 95% Sold Out Of Super Bowl Inventory

With less than four weeks before Super Bowl XLIX kicks off in Arizona, NBC Sports Group is saying that its game telecast is 95% sold out. The network is getting a record high $4.4-4.5M per 30-second spot for the game, despite an ad-sales market that NBC Sports’ top sales exec termed as "rough ...

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01/08/15
Univ. Of Oregon Merch Flying Off Shelves

The Univ. of Oregon's march to the CFP National Championship game has resulted in a "wave of customers" for stores selling college-themed merchandise, and while UO played in the BCS title game in '11, "this year is different," according to Anna Marum of the Portland OREGONIAN. The Duck Store Dir of ...

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01/08/15
Panini To Tackle College Trading-Card Market

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panini

01/08/15
HOFer-Elect Biggio Signs Memorabilia Deal

Baseball HOFer-elect Craig Biggio will now autograph "about 500 balls, photos, caps, batting helmets and jerseys for sale" as part of an exclusive arrangement with Houston-based Tristar Productions, according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Biggio's signature and items bearing his nam ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, Houston Astros

01/08/15
Kane Had Top Jersey At NHL Store In '14

Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane had the best-selling jersey on Shop.NHL.com in '14. His No. 88 sweater topped two Stanley Cup-winning captains -- Penguins C Sidney Crosby and Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews. The top five was rounded out by Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist and Capitals RW Alex Ovechkin. The highest ...

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01/08/15
Radwanska Adds Workday As Sponsor

Tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska is apparently endorsing Silicon Valley-based software company Workday. The WTA Tour’s fifth-ranked player in the world was wearing the company’s logo on her dress in an Australian Open tune-up event this week. Workday is an NYSE-listed company with reve ...

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01/08/15
Sponsors Line Up For "Rivalry On Ice"

Turkish Air Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Cross Pens, the Wall Street Journal and the Mead Brown Costa Rican resort are in as sponsors for the second annual "Rivalry on Ice" college hockey game Saturday, which pits Harvard against Yale at MSG and will be televised on NBCSN. Sponsors get dasherboard ...

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01/07/15
A-B Previews Ads Set To Air During Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch during the Super Bowl "will once again seek to shine a spotlight on its flagship brands Bud Light and Budweiser and attract millennials the brewer believes are critical to selling more beer," according to Lisa Brown of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. In one 60-second ad called "Lost Dog, ...

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