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"I would hope it causes the athletic directors at schools like Texas and Oklahoma to get a little excited as well and realize that they could do something truly special. To me, Bristol just gave proof positive that the concept is legitimate, has legs, and is something that more colleges should consi...

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08/30/02
ESPN's Extreme Sports Ratings

The Great Outdoor Games averaged a 0.76 Nielsen rating on ESPN, compared to a 0.75 for the X Games, which had "better time slots," according to Maureen Tkacik of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The Great Out

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

08/30/02
Franchise Notes

NFL: In San Diego, Norberto Santana writes that the 15-member Citizens'' Task Force on Chargers Issues held its first "substantive" meeting last night. The meeting featured a broad overview from Assis

Tags: Baseball, Boxing, CFL, Football, Franchises, Hockey, MLB, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Ottawa Senators, San Diego Chargers, Soccer

08/30/02
ESPN Sports Poll

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, asks sports fans aged 12+ how interested they were in last year''s U.S. Open. Those interested were asked to name the company they thought was the l

Tags: American Express, ATP, ESPN Sports Poll, MasterCard, Nike, Visa

08/30/02
College Football Goes To Movies

Regal Entertainment Group''s Regal CineMedia (RCM) will present the September 7 CO State Univ.-UCLA football game at four theaters in Denver and Irvine, CA, according to Nicole Sperling of the HOLLYWO

Tags: Colleges, DirecTV, Media

08/30/02
KY Stadium Gets Naming-Rights Deal

The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER''s Dave Niinemets reported that Ton Gill Chevrolet "has been awarded naming rights to a yet-to-be-built stadium" in Florence, KY.  Northern KY Professional Baseball (NKPB) Pres

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08/30/02
Outfits Trump Play At U.S. Open

A crowd of 48,391 attended Day Four of the U.S. Open in N.Y. yesterday, 28,144 for the day session and 20,247 for the night session. The four-day total is 196,156. GAME TIME: Venus and Serena Williams

Tags: American Express, Colleges, ESPN, Nike, Puma, Walt Disney

08/30/02
NV To Co-Sponsor PGA Event?

The NV Tourism Commission wants the state Legislature to commit hotel tax revenue to become a "one-fifth sponsoring partner in the ... struggling" PGA Tour Reno-Tahoe Open in ''03, according to Scott

Tags: Golf, PGA Tour

08/30/02
Morning Buzz, August 30, 2002

The Daily Insider Morning News & Headlines Friday, August 30, 2002 9:00am ET Print The Morning Buzz Past Issues Aug 29, 2002 Aug 28, 2002 Aug 27, 2002 Aug 26, 2002 Aug 23, 2002 • End Of The Line

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08/30/02
Independence Stadium Renovations

The SHREVEPORT TIMES'' Scott Ferrell reported that the $32M renovation of Independence Stadium, which was completed on August 15, includes an improved press box.  The press box has more than doubled i

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08/30/02
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Friday, August 30, 2002 The FINANCIAL TIMES'' Robert Clow writes, "It is difficult to make money owning any kind of sports team, though that has not deterred many wealthy buyers."  Of the U.S.-based s

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