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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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02/18/14
IOC Could Add Skateboarding, More BMX By '20

Energized by the additions of slopestyle and freeskiing to the Winter Games program, the IOC is weighing the addition of skateboarding and BMX halfpipe and park to the Summer Olympic program for the '20 Tokyo Games. IOC Sports Dir Christophe Dubi said he expects the IOC to recognize the Int'l Skateb ...

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02/18/14
U.S. Bobsledders Benefiting From BMW Tech

Munich-based BMW considers their U.S. bobsled technology "top-secret information that won't be shared," even with the German team, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. BMW DesignWorksUSA Creative Dir Michael Scully designed a "high-end, high-tech two-man bobsled that is fast, successful and envi ...

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02/18/14
Under Armour Deals With Speedskating Fallout

The controversy over the U.S. Speedskating team's struggles in Sochi after adopting the new Under Armour Mach 39 suit has "hit the company where it hurt most -- its credibility in high quality athletic apparel -- exactly when it needed to shine on the world stage," according to a front-page piece ...

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02/18/14
Independent Athletes Struggle With Olympic Costs

Financial struggles "are hardly unusual for would-be Olympians," but leading Alpine skiers "from wealthy countries like the United States are generally well-funded by their national federations and able to focus their energies on making it through the gates in a hurry," according to Christopher Clar ...

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02/18/14
Olympic Names In The News

The AP repors the IOC today “defended the removal” of gay-rights activist VLADIMIR LUXURIA from a Sochi arena, “saying she was ‘escorted from there peacefully’ and not detained.” Luxuria was “taken away by four unidentified men in a car with Olympic markin ...

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02/18/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

Each day during the Winter Games, THE DAILY offers our take on the business performances of some of the people, sponsors, broadcasters and other entities around Sochi. ...

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02/18/14
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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02/17/14
NBC's Cooper Under Fire For Miller Interview

NBC reporter Christin Cooper's interview with U.S. skier Bode Miller after he tied for a Bronze Medal in the men's super-G yesterday was "a shameful spectacle," according to David Bauder of the AP. Cooper "repeated essentially the same question -- a variation of 'how does it feel?' -- again and ...

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02/17/14
NBC Down For Saturday Olympic Coverage

NBC earned a 9.6 fast-national rating and 17.1 million viewers for Olympic coverage on Saturday from 8:30-11:00pm ET, down sharply from comparable coverage during both the ’10 Vancouver and ’06 Turin Games. Saturday night’s telecast from Sochi included Gold Medal finals for wome ...

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02/17/14
Lazarus Talks NBC Coverage Mix, Costas Plan

NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus yesterday sat for a 30-minute interview with SI.com's Richard Deitsch and addressed "multiple topics about the network's coverage and staffing including a succession plan for host Bob Costas, the positive reviews for analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, why the ...

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