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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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11/20/14
Players' Tribune Has Mixed Reviews To Date

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Woods Fires Back At Jenkins, Golf Digest

Tiger Woods yesterday "fired back at longtime golf writer Dan Jenkins and Golf Digest" for a mock interview in the December issue of the magazine that characterizes Woods as "mean-spirited and cheap," according to Rex Hoggard of GOLFCHANNEL.com. The story is entitled “My Interview With Tiger" ...

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11/19/14
Fox Adds Members To Golf Broadcast Team

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11/19/14
Wise Leaving WaPo To Join Whitlock Site

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11/19/14
Media Notes

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11/18/14
Sources: NBC Fires Jamie Horowitz

NBC’s attempt to push the "Today" show "back into first place ahead of ABC rival 'GMA' by hiring top ESPN programmer Jamie Horowitz has ended in turmoil after he was fired Monday night amid a climate of 'instability and insecurity,'" according to sources cited by Emily Smith of the N.Y. POST. ...

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11/18/14
Univision Deportes To Announce Awards Nominees

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People & Personalities

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