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Panini Signs QB Marcus Mariota To Autograph Trading-Card Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

Panini has signed NFL Draft prospect and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota  to an autograph trading-card deal. Under the agreement, Mariota will appear on Panini packaging including its first collegiate licensed trading cards, "Contenders ...

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NHL Boasts Strong TV Ratings

The NHL''s season opener last Friday on ESPN, which featured a tribute to Wayne Gretzky, followed by the Penguins-Stars, averaged a 0.8 HH rating, up 60% from last year''s ESPN opener. The following i

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Executive Transactions

QUINN NAMED NFLI CHIEF: DOUGLAS QUINN was named Senior VP/Managing Dir of NFL Int''l. Quinn joined NFLI as Senior Dir in ''97 following seven years with NFLP. In his new role, Quinn will be responsibl

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"Not even New Coke got reviews this bad." — Jeffrey Shelman, on the new Univ. of NC Jordan Brand men''s basketball uniforms (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 10/8)

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NEXT ISSUE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 In observance of the Columbus Day holiday, THE DAILY will not publish Monday, October 11. TWIN PEAKS T''Wolves and Wild sign letter of intent to purchase Twins. Deal co

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Houston Fans Back NFL Team

A telephone bank taking season-ticket orders for Houston''s new NFL franchise was "swamped" yesterday, as it took orders from about 6,000 people wanting 18,532 season tickets, according to John Willia

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MLB Post-Season Round-Up

Last night''s Game Two of the Rangers-Yankees ALDS on Fox earned an 8.3/14. Wednesday''s Game One of the Red Sox-Indians earned a Fox a 20.9/32 in Boston and a 32.2/47 in Cleveland (BOSTON HERALD, 10/

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CA Arbitrator Rules On Warriors

A CA arbitrator awarded $17M to Oakland and Alameda County in its legal fight with the Warriors, according to DelVecchio & DeFao of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The decision comes from "a complicated case that

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Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET editions of FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South), and CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" both led with Red Sox-Indians, followed by Rangers-Yankees. The 11:00pm ET ed

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Event Notes

Octagon Athlete Rep. will manage the ''99-2000 Steffi Graf World Tour. The first U.S. stop will be at MSG on November 16 (Octagon)....Reed Exhibition reported that attendance at the PGA Int''l Golf Sh

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Names In The News

An OAKLEY spokesperson, on the resignation of CEO BILL SCHMIDT, after just five months in the position: "The match between Bill and the company wasn''t what we had hoped" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/8).

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