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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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Team USA Merchandise Moving Fast In Sochi

For the third consecutive Olympics, Team USA merchandise is moving fast. Sales at the USOC's store in Sochi and online have more than doubled that from the '10 Vancouver Games and have been so strong that they are on track to exceed sales for the '12 London Games. This would mark the first time sinc ...

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02/19/14
Rio Lagging Behind On Olympic Venue Construction

Brazilian officials are "racing to prepare" for the '16 Rio Games and are "hoping to avoid the embarrassment suffered this month by their counterparts in Sochi, Russia, as a number of projects are behind schedule," according to Kiernan & Futterman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The 15 projects comp ...

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02/19/14
Figure Skating Outfits Run The Gamut

The current generation of figure skaters is "probably trending more towards the tasteful rather than vulgar" in regards to their choice of costumes, but "fashion crimes continued apace" during the ice dancing competition at Sochi, according to Rosie DiManno of the TORONTO STAR. That is not to s ...

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02/19/14
Olympic Names In The News

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Rachel Bachman in a front-page piece reports several U.S. Olympians, including skier GUS KENWORTHY and snowboarder LINDSEY JACOBELLIS , are among those "trying to adopt" stray dogs in Sochi. A USOC spokesperson "didn't have a tally" of the number of athletes hoping to ta ...

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02/19/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

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02/19/14
Latest Headlines From SBD/SBJ's Sochi Blog

SportsBusiness Daily/Journal have converted their  On The Ground blog into a comprehensive, daily website devoted to the Sochi Games and the business behind it. The site is free and runs through Monday, Feb. 24, the day after the Closing Ceremony. The site also can be accessed through the On T ...

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02/18/14
Ice Dancing Gold Makes Newspaper Front Pages

Meryl Davis and Charlie White yesterday became the first American couple to win the Gold Medal in ice dancing, and the achievement has made the front page of many newspapers across the country. Both skaters are from Michigan and train in Detroit, and their hometown papers predictably put them front ...

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02/18/14
NBC Ahead Of Turin On Nine Of 10 Nights

NBC finished with a 12.1 fast-national rating and 21.3 million viewers for Sochi Games coverage on Sunday night, continuing a trend of beating out the comparable night from the ’06 Turin Games, but coming in well behind live coverage from the ’10 Vancouver Games. Sunday marked the ninth ...

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02/18/14
NHL Decision On Future Olympics Months Away

The NHL this morning was "non-committal" about future participation in the Olympics, leaving "open the possibility that the Sochi Games might be the last to showcase the world's best players," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. Talk in North America "persists that Sochi will mark the final time ...

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02/18/14
Fasel: Women's Hockey To Stay In Games

The U.S. and Canadian women's hockey teams will play Thursday in the Gold Medal game, marking "the fourth time in five Olympic Games" the teams will meet in the final, according to Brian Stubits of CBSSPORTS.com. The matchup "will guarantee that one of the two North American hockey powers will win g ...

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