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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

Saturday Rutgers in a 3:00pm ET ceremony will rename one of its original basketball courts after the late Jim Valvano , who played at Rutgers and was an assistant coach there. The court is at College Avenue Gym, nicknamed "The Barn."

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NFL Network has signed its first cable carriage agreement with Charter Communications. Charter, which serves 6.4 million homes, will begin digital rollout of the network in February. NFL Network will

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Ratner Raising Bid To $310M

Brooklyn-based Nets bidder Bruce Ratner yesterday told the team's owners that he "was prepared to offer as much as $310[M]," according to sources of Futterman & Jordan of the Newark STAR-LEDGER, who n

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Fox Sports Took The Cake In '03

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Gibbs' Return Excites Redskins

The Redskins have signed NASCAR team owner and former coach Joe Gibbs to a five-year deal worth a reported $28.5M to serve as President and head coach. Gibbs becomes the NFL's highest-paid coach. The

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Upping The Ante (#13) Ratner reportedly prepared to raise his Nets bid to $310M. Ice Scream (#1) Jeremy Mayfield to carry NHL All-Star Game paint scheme in NASCAR Bud Shootout at Daytona. 3 (#8) Earnh

Executive Transactions

Switzerland-based financial company UBS has signed Pilson Communications President NEAL PILSON as senior advisor. Pilson will work with UBS Managing Dir ANDREW SRIUBAS to help build the firm's sports

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Cal Preparing For Renovations

A plan to improve the football facilities at the Univ. of California "received a major boost" yesterday when Chancellor Robert Berdahl endorsed the project, according to Bruce Adams of the S.F. CHRONI

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What About Joe Gibbs Racing?

Joe Gibbs is returning to coach the Redskins, but he will remain CEO of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), according to Poole & Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, who note Gibbs' primary role with the race team in

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Las Vegas Campaign Eyes SB

The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority will begin a new TV ad campaign Monday "centered on the upcoming Super Bowl" with two 30-second spots created around the "premise that die-hard football e

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Names In The News

NASCAR COO GEORGE PYNE pens a guest column in today's ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS to address this election year's concept of "NASCAR Dads." Pyne: "NASCAR's fan base is much broader and diverse than many po

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