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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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MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" led with Michael Johnson''s record-breaking effort in the 400-meter event at the track and field World Championships and foll

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

08/27/99
MAJOR CORPORATIONS ARE REACHING OUT TO POPULAR WTA PLAYERS

WTA Tour players, "with a blend of talent, verve and sassiness, ... have edged ahead of the men in charisma and public appeal," and now corporations "no longer hesitate" to sign them as spokespeople,

Tags: American Express, Washington Nationals, Wilson Sporting Goods, WNBA

08/27/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: In Minneapolis, Vikings GM Tim Connolly said that the sound in the Metrodome "was turned down" 20% last night during the Eagles-Vikings game after the team received complaints from season-ticket

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

08/27/99
DOES TEMPORARY GRASS FIELD FIT THE BILL IN FOR GIANTS, JETS?

Tomorrow''s Jets-Giants preseason game at Giants Stadium will be played on a "temporary grass field," and the teams are "at odds over whether to make the grass the permanent playing surface" next year

Tags: Facilities, New York Jets

08/27/99
NEVADA BOB'S CANADA HAS PLANS TO ACQUIRE TWO COMPANIES

Nevada Bob''s Canada, a chain of golf specialty stores, said that "it plans to acquire its U.S. counterpart" Nevada Bob''s Pro Shop and TX-based GDH International, "creating one of the industry''s lar

Tags: Finance

08/27/99
IRL HANGING IN THERE IN YEAR FOUR; WILL THIS TREND CONTINUE?

The IRL, now in its fourth year, "has endured the embarrassing growth spasms of a new race series, but it''s most amazing stunt to date is it''s still here," according to Tim Bergsten of the ROCKY MOU

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

08/27/99
WILL PAN AM BAILOUT HURT FLORIDA 2012'S OLYMPIC BID?

FL 2012 Olympic officials said that South FL''s "decision to withdraw" from bidding for the 2007 Pan Am Games "won''t hurt [FL''s] efforts" to host the 2012 Olympics, according to Eric Miller of the T

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08/27/99
FACILITY NOTES

SOUND CHECK: RFK Stadium officials said that the stadium "is structurally sound," a day after "chunks of concrete peeled off the underside of the stadium''s upper deck and struck empty seats below" du

Tags: Detroit Lions, ECHL, Facilities, Gale Force Holdings, MLS, Philadelphia Phillies, R J Reynolds, San Antonio Spurs, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

08/27/99
BILLS SELECT CHOICE ONE AS STADIUM, OFFICE TELECOM PROVIDER

NY-based telecom company Choice One Communications has signed a deal with the Bills to provide "telephone and Internet services" for Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills'' administration offices, and sales

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Wilson Sporting Goods

08/27/99
FINAL NATIONAL RATINGS FOR RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

The following is a list of final national Nielsen ratings from recent sporting events (THE DAILY): EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR AFL: Arena Bowl XIII 08/21 ABC 3:00-6:00pm 1.5/5 PGA: Sprint Int''l-3rd R

Tags: ABC, AFL, Cablevision, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, MLB, MLS, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Media, Sprint, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

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