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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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TNT's Craig Sager In Full Remission

NBA.com's Shaun Powell noted TNT's Craig Sager is "in full remission now" after a battle with leukemia, "though he's still waiting to get medical clearance to do everyday stuff the rest of us take for granted." Sager "gets a softball in his throat every time he mentions the outpouring of affect ...

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MASN Taking Aim At MLB Advance To Nats

New court filings for MASN's ongoing media-rights battle against MLB and the Nationals show the net has taken particular aim at a $25M advance MLB made to the Nationals in August ’13. The advance, to be repaid by the Nationals after a ruling ...

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Jeter Played No Role In Woods' Tribune Piece

Woods is the first golfer to write a piece for Jeter's new website For Tiger Woods' camp, Derek Jeter's upstart blog The Players' Tribune "was the right platform at the right time ... to lambaste golf writer ...

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Twitter Impact On Sports Reporting Keeps Growing

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke on Twitter last Sunday night that the Red Sox were signing LF Hanley Ramirez, and his "near-midnight scoop was not the only reminder" of how the social media platform "has changed the process of covering professional sports, particularly baseball," according to C ...

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NBC Sports Sees Big F1 Gains

NBC Sports Group wrapped up its second season of F1 telecasts with big viewership gains over '13, as well as gains from the last season of F1 racing on Fox Sports in ‘12. NBC, NBCSN and CNBC averaged 477,000 viewers for 19 races in ’14, up 30% from 366,000 viewers for the same number of ...

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Media Notes

The AP's Rachel Cohen reports for the "first time since flexible scheduling came to 'Sunday Night Football' in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it." There is "no way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15," because NFC East "showdowns are huge ratings draws." Addition ...

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ESPN Draws Lowest "MNF" Rating Of '14

ESPN drew a 7.1 overnight for the Ravens’ 34-27 win over the Saints last night from 8:15-11:45pm ET, marking the net’s lowest-rated “MNF” telecast of the ’14 season to date. Ravens-Saints had competition early on in a few markets (as well as on DirecTV’s NFL Sunda ...

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Finebaum Hosting Call-In Show During Iron Bowl

SEC Network host Paul Finebaum on Saturday night "will do a version of his popular radio show" on the network during the same window of its broadcast of Auburn-Alabama, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The special is titled "Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live," with Finebaum "hosting a call-i ...

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FS North's Ratings Decline For Twins Games Continues

Twins broadcast partner FS North last season "lost viewers for the fourth consecutive year," as the team "suffered their fourth consecutive losing season" on the field, too, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The average Twins game on FS North "now routinely attracts barely mo ...

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App Review: Cavaliers For iPhone

There is no question that YinzCam delivers a clean and reliable product with the new Cavaliers mobile application. Scores, stats, play-by-play, news and a live game shot chart are some of the key basic offerings. For fans at Quicken Loans Arena, instant replay from multiple cameras is a major bon ...

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