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02/18/99
IT'S A BRICK - HOUSE: NBA GAMES MARRED BY POOR PLAY

Though the NBA''s opening weekend featured sellouts for half of the teams, "by the end of the first week, the deep wounds were drawing into focus, showing the league must continue to lay on huge porti

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

02/18/99
OAKLEY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT, REPORTS REVENUE INCREASE

CA-based Oakley has named a new President and reported an increase in fourth-quarter earnings, according to Kirsten Searer of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Oakley promoted Colin Baden from VP/Design to

Tags: Finance, Oakley

02/18/99
WHAT'S UP, DAK? BUCS FILE SUIT OVER STADIUM SCOREBOARD

The Bucs filed suit against Daktronics in Hillsborough County Civil Court on Wednesday, "seeking a return of all payments it has made" to the company for the $11M scoreboard at Raymond James Stadium,

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/18/99
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AT CBC: STRIKE AFFECTS NHL'S ACTION

Despite a strike by members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, which includes 2,000 CBC technicians, CBC "plans" to air two NHL games during Saturday night''s "Hockey Night In Canad

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

02/18/99
IS WILLIAMS A (DRED)LOCK TO BECOME A MARKETING SUCCESS?

Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams is profiled by Dan LeBatard of the MIAMI HERALD, who writes that Williams "is the kindest, most genuine athlete I have ever met." Jamey Crimmins, Dir of Athlete Se

02/18/99
NASCAR EXEC CLOSING IN ON BRINGING TV RIGHTS UNDER ONE ARM

NASCAR execs met with "about" 80% of track owners in the past month to discuss taking over control of the Winston Cup TV package, according to Rick Westhead of BLOOMBERG NEWS. NASCAR VP/TV Bray Cary s

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Media, Walt Disney

02/18/99
COLUMBUS SETS SAIL, READIES FOR ARRIVAL OF BLUE JACKETS

Though the Blue Jackets have been "less visible" around Columbus since a marketing campaign last spring pushed PSL sales to 8,000, the team will spend the next month securing deals with a management g

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Nationwide Insurance, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sportservice

02/18/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand writes that the "mood wasn''t buoyant" about the sports merchandise industry at the Super Show. Porter Athletic VP/Marketing Dan Morgan: "The boom

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, McDonalds, NBA, Sears, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

02/18/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Dallas, Steve Davis wrote that the MLS Crew''s new 22,500-seat stadium "looks more and more like a road map to success for others to follow." Davis: "Columbus'' bold move is drawing attention outsi

Tags: Columbus Crew, Facilities, MLS

02/18/99
NASCAR MAKING A PUSH FOR BUSCH: MAKES SERIES A PRIORITY

As the Busch Grand National (BGN) Series continues on Saturday with the Alltel 200 in Rockingham, NC, NASCAR plans to move the BGN Series "more into the foreground -- or, at the very least, keep it fr

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, NBC

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