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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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02/20/97
HOST COMMUNICATIONS AND KOZ SPORTS TO HANDLE NCAA WEB SITE

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Tags: NCAA, Media

02/20/97
SPORTS REVENUES SHOW THE BIG GAIN IN NETWORK SALES

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Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/20/97
ASTROS ESTABLISH NEW INTERNET PROGRAM WITH LARRY DIERKER

The Astros have launched an electronic mailing list via their World Wide Web site at http://www.astros.com where fans can receive e-mail messages from Manager Larry Dierker. Dierker, who receives 50-1

Tags: Houston Astros, Media

02/20/97
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER NOTES NBC SPORTS' EWERT HEADED TO THE EYE

CBS executives confirmed that NBC Sports Producer Terry Ewert will be named the new Exec Producer of CBS Sports. Ewert replaces Rick Gentile, who is now Exec Producer of CBS'' ''98 Winter Olympics cov

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, Viacom

02/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ATT, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Procter and Gamble, Media, Walt Disney

02/19/97
MEDIA NOTES

U.S.-based Internet ad sales house Softbank Interactive Marketing will sell ads on Carling Net at http://www.fa. carling.com, the official site of the U.K.''s Football Association Carling Premiership,

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Media

02/19/97
MURPHY JENSEN LOOKS TO CAST OUT TO CABLE FOR FISHING SHOW

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02/19/97
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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

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