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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Rebecca Lobo will serve as spokesperson for WI-based Huffy Sports (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 7/29)....Steelers RB Jerome Bettis and Oilers RB Eddie George have been named spokespersons for Players I

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, New York Yankees, Nike, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Padres, YankeeNets

07/29/97
WOMEN'S HOOPS, PART II: WNBA AT MIDSEASON DEEMED A SUCCESS

The WNBA and ABL are featured in TIME by Steve Wulf, who writes that "backed by the existing infrastructure and marketing savvy" of the NBA, the WNBA "has exceeded all expectations." Wulf adds that wh

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, WNBA

07/29/97
TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY NAMES NEW BOARD AND USF LEASE

The Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) officially named a new set of officers Monday and "formally approved" a ten-year stadium lease for the Univ. of South FL (USF) football team, according to Joe Henderso

Tags: Facilities

07/29/97
NAIA SEEKS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS INFORMATION

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is seeking an Assistant Dir of Sports Information. Among duties of the position: press operations staffing at national championship events,

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Oakland Athletics

07/29/97
FT. WORTH POLL HAS RANGERS CATCHING COWBOYS IN POPULARITY

The MLB Rangers edged the Cowboys 352-348 in the favorite sports franchise category of the FT. WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM''s third annual Sports Canvass survey. The Cowboys had won the previous two years of

Tags: CHL, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, Franchises, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers

07/29/97
CAN SIGNING OF MESSIER THE MOOSE FILL SEATS AT GM PLACE?

The Canucks signed free agent Mark Messier to a three- year, $18M contract yesterday and fans were "lining up Monday to buy both full and partial season ticket packages," according to Elliott Pap of t

Tags: Franchises, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

07/29/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB American League Attendance Through July 27 ''97 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL %CAP ''96 AVG. % +/- ''95 AVG. % +/ BAL 48 45,776 2,197,265 95% 44,411 + 3% 43,034 + 6% C

Tags: MLB, The Back of the Book

07/29/97
SPANOS CONFIRMS THAT HE WOULDN'T MIND BEING A KING

Chargers Owner Alex Spanos said that he''s interested in buying the NBA Kings, "though it currently isn''t for sale," according to Jim Trotter of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Spanos said that "he want

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Sacramento Kings, San Diego Chargers

07/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

CBS and Infiniti Broadcasting parent Westinghouse reported an "unexpected profit" for the 2Q, with "higher advertising and cash flow at its radio stations overcoming a loss from its struggling" CBS TV

Tags: CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/29/97
COYOTES LOOK TO TARGET "REAL FANS" FOR ITS "REAL SPORT"

The Coyotes, along with their PR firm Lavidge, Hiegel and Baumayer, have chosen "Real Sport, Real Fans" as their advertising slogan for the upcoming season, according to Tim Tyers of ARIZONA REPUBLIC.

Tags: Franchises, Arizona Coyotes

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