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04/18/14
Runner's World Publisher Talks Boston Marathon

Rodale's Runner's World Publisher MOLLY O'KEEFE took up a challenge the magazine put to its readers last year to run on consecutive days for several months. She is still going, having built her count up to 309 straight days as of a recent conversation. As any runner knows, running can be compulsiv ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/18/14
UFC Projected To Sell Out In Orlando

UFC on Saturday makes its first foray into Orlando with an event at Amway Center, and the level of promotion for the event marks a "drastic change" from previous shows in South Florida that left UC President Dana White "less than pleased," according to Brian Linder of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, UFC

04/18/14
Emmert Defends Scholarship Values, Insurance Plan

NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" Friday morning and talked about several of the bigger issues facing the organization, including whether the value of a scholarship is enough, granting student-athletes unlimited food and the unionization efforts at Northwestern. E ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

04/18/14
Bengals, County Reach Stadium Upgrades Deal

A $16.5M deal between the Bengals and Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners will "upgrade Paul Brown Stadium" and "pave the way for the next phase" of The Banks mixed-use riverfront development, according to a front-page piece by Sharon Coolidge of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The deal marks "what o ...

Tags: Facilities, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

04/18/14
New Bucks Owners Open To Local Investors

Speculation about investors "with Wisconsin ties" buying into the Bucks "may still come true despite Herb Kohl’s plan to sell the team " for $550M to N.Y.-based Fortress Investment Group co-Founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry, according to Rich Kirchen of ...

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Franchises

04/18/14
Bettman Praises Shanahan's League Office Work

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to ...

Tags: NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/18/14
Dierdorf Joins Michigan Booth For Football

Pro Football HOFer Dan Dierdorf on Thursday was named color analyst for Univ. of Michigan football radio broadcasts, while longtime analyst Jim Brandstatter will move to the play-by-play role, according to Angelique Chengelis of the DETROIT NEWS. Brandstatter takes over for Frank Beckmann, who "reti ...

Tags: Media

04/18/14
Louisville, Adidas Ink Five-Year Extension

The Univ. of Louisville has extended its apparel deal with adidas for five years and $39M, making it the "third-largest-known agreement of its kind in college sports," according to Jeffrey Greer of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. UL ranks behind only Notre Dame's $9M annual deal with Under Armour an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Adidas

04/18/14
The Daily's Hot Reads For Friday: Ceiling Fan

Under the header, " In Cold Weather, Baseball Better Off Indoors ," MLB.com's Mike Bauman writes, "In Milwaukee, the retractable roof has saved baseball for this community, for this state. Without this roof, the Brewers would not be drawing anything like three million people in a single season" ( ML ...

04/18/14
SBJ In-Depth: Action Sports

On the eve of the X Games in Austin, Texas, SportsBusiness Journal explores the state of action sports. From the event side to competitors, networks to sponsors, where is growth taking place and how are stakeholders leveraging their relationships? How do action sports reach a larger audience without ...

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