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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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NHL Preparing For U.S. Launch

The NHL is "gearing up for a potential 2004 launch of its 24-hour sports network in the [U.S.]," according to R. Thomas Umstead of MULTICHANNEL NEWS. After three years of distribution in Canada, the n

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Hockey, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

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Being Frank (#1) Nike set to roll out Tiger ads featuring talking head cover chiding Charles Barkley. Links Course Comcast buys up Tribune Co.'s share of The Golf Channel; deal tied to Cubs rights. (#

Mission Hockey Controversy

Sharks co-Owner Kevin Compton has bought into California-based Mission Hockey, which is controlled by Wild Chair Bob Naegele Jr., and Compton and Naegele "both stress they will keep their team busines

Tags: ESPN, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Walt Disney

Turnstile Tracker: Golf & Tennis

The following is Part VIII of THE DAILY'S "Turnstile Tracker," which estimates that over 470 million attended sporting events in the U.S. and Canada during the '02-03 sports year. Presented today are

Comcast Buys Out Tribune Co.

Comcast has purchased an 8.6% stake in the Golf Channel from the Tribune Co. for $100M. Comcast now owns 99% of The Golf Channel (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/12). BLOOMBERG NEWS cites a source as saying

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, DirecTV, Media

CBS Lines Up SB Sponsors

CBS Sports announced Thursday the roster of companies that will sponsor its Super Bowl Sunday programming. Pepsi, GM/Cadillac, Wachovia, Pizza Hut, Sony PlayStation, H&R Block, RadioShack, Ford, Monst

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Stars, FedEx, Football, General Motors, NFL, PepsiCo, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

BCS Selection Show Dominates

ABC earned a 2.5/5 final Nielsen rating for Sunday's "BCS Selection Show," up 108% over last year's 1.2/3 and marking the highest rating in the six years the show has been on the air. The previous bes

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Sanford's $35M Not Enough

The Univ. of Minnesota's refusal to accept Denny Sanford's $35M stadium pledge was based on the belief that "perpetual naming rights for a college stadium are worth more — perhaps a lot more," ac

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Eas ...

The industry's eyes are on New Orleans this weekend as baseball executives gather in the Big Easy for their annual winter meetings. With a vast majority of teams looking to rein in payroll, only a few

World Congress Of Sports

We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Octagon/Street & Smith's Sports Group WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS, March 3-4, 2004 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, CA. The theme of the 2004 program wi

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