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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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Year In Review Intro

THE DAILY concludes our look back at the sports business year of ’14. We present some of the highlights from the best new ideas of the year, a few of the more memorable tweets from '14 and our favorite daily downloads from the past 12 months.

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Nike Reports Relatively Strong Q2

Nike on Thursday for Q2 "reported strong sales growth, but a dip in future orders coupled with underwhelming margin expansion tempered the outlook for the world’s biggest sportswear maker," according to Germano & Stynes of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Orders of Nike apparel and footwear for de ...

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Weekend Plans: Eagles' Brian Napoli

With less than one week remaining until Christmas, millions of Americans will be scrambling to shopping malls and toy stores for last-minute gifts. But Eagles Dir of Corporate Partnerships BRIAN NAPOLI plans to finish his shopping tonight so that he can be glued to the tube for Saturday’s cr ...

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Luck Reiterates Stance On Likeness Compensation

Newly hired NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck on Thursday said that he believes college athletes "should be paid for the use of their likeness," a position that "favors changing college sports in the very way that the organization has spent years fighting in court," according to Sharon Ter ...

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Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB

MLS expansion club NYC FC in March will begin playing at Yankee Stadium, requiring at least 17 field conversions a season, but Yankees President Randy Levine on Thursday said that he has "no concerns about the turnover of the field," according to Christian Red of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Levine: "We spe ...

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Brooke Henderson Signs With WME-IMG

Seventeen-year-old Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson "is going pro" and has signed with WME-IMG for representation, according to Rachel Brady of the GLOBE & MAIL. Henderson is Canada’s "most promising female golfer and a likely headliner for the country when golf returns to the Olympics" in ...

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League Notes

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that NHL officials this week met with reps for Fidelity National Financial Chair William Foley "to discuss the season-ticket drive" for a prospective expansion team in Las Vegas. Daly in an e-mail wrote, "Good discussion fleshing out what they have planned ...

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Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans

The Angels and the Red Sox are among the first MLB teams "to discontinue" pension plans for non-uniformed personnel after 200-300 employees of the two clubs were informed that "as of Jan. 1, teams would no longer contribute to the plans, and new hires would not be able to enroll in them," according ...

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Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade

ESPN drew 3.15 million viewers for the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday night, marking the telecast’s smallest audience in at least a decade. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was the overwhelming favorite heading into the telecast. The viewership was down 25% from Florida State QB Jameis Wi ...

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Carnival To Air First Super Bowl Ad

Carnival Cruise Lines "will air its first Super Bowl commercial" during the Feb. 1 telecast, "offering viewers a chance to win a yearly cruise for life," according to Jeanine Poggi of AD AGE. The company released "four potential spots" on its website and is "asking consumers to vote for their favo ...

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