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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 16 / 18

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01/16/18
Final Jeopardy....

“What is ‘Our American Cousin’?” This was the play President Lincoln was attending when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth .

01/16/18
Big East Set To Promote MSG Hoops Tourney

The Big East has launched a multiplatform marketing campaign to promote and sell tickets for this year's men's basketball tournament being held at MSG from March 7-10. The campaign includes national and local TV, as well as social, digital and grassroots marketing. TV spots will air on Fox' networks ...

01/16/18
Jets Lower Season-Ticket Prices

The Jets today said that they are "reducing season ticket prices" for the '18 season, dropping them by an average of 11%. More than half the seats at MetLife Stadium "will see prices decrease" in '18, and prices of the "remaining seats will remain the same." The team also introduced a "two-year ...

01/16/18
AAC Presidents, ADs Talked Media Rights

The American Athletic Conference today offered a rundown of its winter meeting of presidents and ADs, held last Wednesday in Atlanta. Highlights included discussion of media-rights strategies, the continuation of its P6 messaging and proposed NCAA legislation. The AAC also named SMU AD Rick Ha ...

01/16/18
DC Solar Expands Ganassi Deal

DC Solar in '18 will be the primary sponsor for Chip Ganassi Racing's Monster Energy Cup Series No. 42 Chevy driven by Kyle Larson , as well as CGR's No. 1 driven by Jamie McMurray . DC Solar has sponsored CGR cars in the Xfinity Series for the past three seasons, and it will continue to spo ...

01/16/18
Daily Digit....

3.15% -- Predicted compound annual growth rate of the global rugby equipment market from '18-22, according to new research from ReportsnReports.com ( ReportsnReports ).

01/16/18
Zurich Insurance Adds Golf Endorsers

Zurich Insurance Group today named Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood its newest golf endorsers. Both players will carry Zurich-branded golf bags throughout the season. Other Zurich endorsers include Jason Day , Justin Rose , Lexi Thompson , Jamie Donaldson and Billy Horschel ( Zurich ...

01/16/18
Quick Hits....

"ESPN is trying very hard to have provocative personalities and people who are very, very opinionated in their world. ... Yet, at the same time, they’re saying to people like Jemele [ Hill ], and everyone else for that matter now, ‘We don’t want to hear your personal opinions.&rs ...

01/16/18
Earnhardt Part Of NBC Super Bowl Coverage

NBC Sports today announced it will use Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its Super Bowl pregame show, "then send him to South Korea for the network's coverage" of the Pyeongchang Games. Earnhardt said, "What they are asking me to do is just go out there and be myself and hopefully get people interested in tun ...

01/16/18
Speed Reads....

Several of the Steelers' limited partners reportedly "intend to lobby" President  Art Rooney II  "to fire"  Mike Tomlin  and hire a new coach. The partners "have no authority over the management of the team, but they have a pipeline" to ownership ( PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 1/16 ...

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