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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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Lambeau Field Naming Rights

Green Bay City Attorney Tim Kelley said yesterday that a naming rights deal at Lambeau Field "will not include signage around the stadium, tickets to games or the ability to associate the buyer's name

Tags: Facilities, Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Names In The News

EATS: MAGIC JOHNSON has sold his majority stake in the FATBURGER restaurant chain for $6M to an investment firm backing the company's management team. Johnson did retain a small stake in the company (

Tags: ATT, Basketball, Cablevision, Chicago White Sox, ESPN, Football, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, NFL, Orlando Magic, Soccer, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

Dallenbach's Analysis Criticized

NASCAR VP/Corporate Communications Jim Hunter called NBC analyst Wally Dallenbach's piece on on-track medical care "as biased a piece as I have ever seen," according to Mike Tierney of the ATLANTA CON

Tags: Motorsports, NASCAR, Media, Turner Sports

Coca-Cola/Yao Settlement Soon?

Rockets C Yao Ming's lawsuit against Coca-Cola for allegedly using his image without permission (see THE DAILY, 5/16), is "still under arbitration after [Coca-Cola] presented a settlement plan" recent

Tags: Basketball, Coca-Cola, Houston Rockets

Moreno Talks Angels, TV Future

Angels Owner Arte Moreno is featured in a Q&A with Darrell Satzman for the ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL, and said of his negotiations to buy the team from Disney: "I like to think we snuck in the ba

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Franchises, Walt Disney

NASCAR Headed North To NYC

NASCAR is profiled by the NEW YORKER's Kevin Conley, who discussed the sport's future with NASCAR Chair Bill France Jr. Noting that the NFL "remained dominant" in TV ratings, France Jr. said, "I don't

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Motorsports, NASCAR, NFL

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As the city of Green Bay looks to recoup much of its contribution to Lambeau Field's $295M renovation project via the sale of naming rights, details revealed yesterday indicate this may be more diffic

Preparations For Nets Talks Begin

A group of NJ investors in YankeeNets "decided yesterday to open formal negotiations to sell their controlling interest in the Nets," according to Jordan & Whelan of the Newark STAR-LEDGER, who note t

Tags: Basketball, Franchises, Hockey, NBA, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders

Wheaties Focusing On Joe Pa

General Mills' Wheaties is beginning a new series of "coaching legend boxes," and Penn State (PSU) football coach Joe Paterno is the first to be featured, according to Dick Jerardi of the PHILADELPHIA

Tags: Colleges, Football, Wheaties

Bengals Extend Georgetown Deal

TRAINING TIGERS: The Bengals and Georgetown College (KY) yesterday announced a two-year extension on the team's deal to hold its training camp at the school, according to Mark Curnutte of the CINCINNA

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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