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Keeping It 100: ESPN's Basketball "College GameDay" Celebrating Milestone Episode

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 17 / 17

ESPN’s “College GameDay” basketball edition will celebrate its 100th episode Saturday as the show travels to Chapel Hill for Virginia-North Carolina. Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas will kick off the show at 11:00am ET. During the broadcast they will highligh...

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Georgia Deal With IMG, JMI Worth $152M

The Univ. of Georgia has entered into a 10-year, $152.5M athletic multimedia and marketing rights deal with IMG College and JMI Sports, according to Marc Weiszer of the ATHENS BANNER-HERALD. The deal, agreed to last month, goes through '27 and will replace the previous deal with IMG t ...

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UFC Has Tough Path To Match '16 PPV Sales

UFC had a "record-setting year" of PPV sales in '16, but with the outfit's "biggest names maybe only fighting twice this year, it is going to be a true test to see how many people are drawn in for PPVs" in '17, according to sources cited by Brandon Wise of CBSSPORTS.com. UFC last year gene ...

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Golf.com Unveils Redsigned Website

SI's Golf.com today debuts a new redesign to its site, highlighted by a larger editorial focus on participatory elements such as equipment reviews, coaching resources and course and travel information. There also is a new channel within the site from writer Alan Shipnuck called The Knockdown. The ne ...

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Golden Knights Still Looking At TV, Radio Deals

The Golden Knights have had discussions with FS West and FS Prime Ticket for regional TV broadcasts, but team Owner Bill Foley said that a local radio deal "might take a little longer because the team wants to make sure it is not pre-empted on its broadcasts," according to Steve Carp of th ...

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Media Notes

VARIETY's Owen Gleiberman noted ESPN’s five-part "O.J.: Made In America" is now the "frontrunner to win the Oscar for best documentary." The series was "conceived, and made, to be shown on television," but it was "shown in a handful of movie theaters (beginning last fall), so technic ...

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AFC/NFC Title Games Sunday Off From '16

The NFL averaged 46.9 million viewers for its conference championship doubleheader on Sunday, down from 49.7 million viewers last year, but up from 46.2 million viewers two years ago. Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games both featured lopsided scores. While last year’s Panthers-Cardin ...

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"Real Sports" Seen As Unique In Modern Times

HBO's "Real Sports" begins its 23rd season tonight, as host Bryant Gumbel and his crew have "continued to meticulously turn out their monthly magazine of investigative pieces and in-depth profiles in artisanal batches," according to Stephen Battaglio of the L.A. TIMES. Gumbel said, "We’re ...

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Social Studies: Capitals' James Heuser

Capitals Digital Media Dir James Heuser ( @JamesHeuser ) has been with the team since '11 after spending two years with the Redskins. He was a TV and film student at Boston Univ., and with the Redskins, helped produce 30- and 60-minute programs. But he began posting some of those show's smaller segm ...

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Media Notes

The Marlins and iHeartMedia yesterday announced a mulityear extension of their current radio broadcast-rights agreement, which was established in '13. All 162 regular-season games will air on WINZ-AM and WZTU-FM. Broadcasts will begin 30 minutes prior to first pitch with "Marlins On Deck" and conclu ...

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Mixed Results For Conference Championship Ratings

Lopsided scores in yesterday's NFL conference championship games led to a mixed bag in terms of overnight ratings for Fox and CBS. Patriots-Steelers last night delivered CBS a 27.6 overnight, marking the best figure for a primetime conference championship since Fox drew a 31.0 for Seahawks-49ers in ...

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