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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 17

YAHOO SPORTS goes with, " Why Adam Silver Is Right For Calling For End Of 'One-And-Done' Rule ." Silver has "observed a sudden shift in market trends in college basketball just as a massive scandal involving agents, coaches and shoe companies has overwhelmed the sport." That "will likely cause the...

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Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 2 Rating Lower

TBS last night drew a 4.5 overnight rating for Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 2, down 10% from the same matchup in the NLCS last year on FS1, which also aired on a Sunday night. The game still delivered TBS a win among all cable networks in primetime, and marks the net's second-best LCS Game 2 overnight ove ...

Tags: Media, MLB, Fox, Turner Sports

10/16/17
Owner Eye Help From NFLPA On Protests

NFL owners are "hopeful" that the NFLPA will "lend its support this week to a measure by which players would stand for the national anthem before games," according to sources cited by Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. Owners are slated to meet tomorrow and Wednesday in N.Y., and NFLPA Exec Dir DeMa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/16/17
Peter O'Malley In Talks With MLB To Take Over Dodgertown

Former Dodgers Owner Peter O'Malley has "been in talks" with MLB to "eventually take over" Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., according to Laurence Reisman of TCPALM.com. O'Malley: "I think it will happen, and I'm very excited. MLB is the ideal entity to be responsible for Dodgertown beca ...

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Dodgers

10/16/17
Prokhorov Asking $2B Price Tag For Nets

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov is "in talks with multiple suitors" to sell the team -- and he is "pushing for an eye-popping price tag," according to sources cited by Kosman & Lewis of the N.Y. POST. Prokhorov is "demanding a valuation" of around $2B for the Nets -- near the record-setting $2 ...

Tags: Franchises, Brooklyn Nets

10/16/17
Perrin Yet To Discussed Contract Extension With UT

Univ. of Texas men's AD Mike Perrin said that his understanding with school President Greg Fenves is that he will continue as AD through Aug. 31, 2018, and he has "not had any discussions about extending the agreement beyond that," according to Chuck Carlton of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. But Perrin sa ...

Tags: Colleges

10/16/17
SFF: Sponsorship Assets Matter Inside And Out

The opening panel Friday at the ’17 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference from Atlanta revolved around sponsorship assets that matter inside and outside of venues. All three brands on the panel have heavy representation at Atlanta venues -- particularly the new SunTrust Park and Me ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/16/17
Names In The News

The culmination of a lifetime's passion. Get to know Augusta National’s seventh Chairman, Fred Ridley. pic.twitter.com/764RwUKWnu — Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) October 16, 2017 New Augusta National Golf Club Chair FRED RIDLEY "began his tenure today." Ridley will " ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

10/16/17
SBJ In-Depth: College Basketball Season Preview

The wait is over for college basketball fans. But the work has just begun for decision-makers and influencers to tap into the passionate fan base and build momentum that will carry through to March Madness next spring. We will examine how schools and conferences are developing storylines that will r ...

Tags: Classified Advertisements

10/16/17
Corso Continues To Strive On "College GameDay"

Eight years after ESPN's Lee Corso suffered a major stroke that makes it difficult for him to talk, he "can’t ad-lib" on "College GameDay" like he used to, but he can still "stay on track" by memorizing a script, according to Ava Wallace of the WASHINGTON POST. Corso: "They could’ve dump ...

Tags: ESPN, Media

10/16/17
Toyota Debuts First Campaign As IOC TOP Sponsor

Toyota this morning unveiled   its first global ad campaign as an IOC TOP sponsor, covering 40 markets with a message that it is more than just an automaker. The campaign, called “Start Your Impossible,” emphasizes the category definition Toyota has with the IOC: mobility. It is a c ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Toyota

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