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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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MEMORIAL DAY WAR: ESPN TO AIR U.S. 500 VS. ABC'S INDY 500

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01/12/96
MEDIA NOTES

HBO will launch its new boxing series "After Dark" this February. Airing late night Saturdays, the show debuts February 3 at 11:00pm EST. HBO will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, HBO, Miami Dolphins, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, SGMA, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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LES EXPOS INK NEW FOUR-YEAR DEAL WITH THE SPORTS NETWORK

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GOLF ONLINE TO DRIVE WEB FAIRWAYS; CHIRKINIAN MOVED AT CBS?

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