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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 17

20.1 – Local rating in the New Orleans market last night for the clinching Florida-LSU College World Series Game 2, a “higher rating than every reg season college football game on ESPN in '16 except Ole Miss-LSU” ( TWITTER.com, 6/28 ).

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Super Bowl XXXVIII Ceremony

CBS Sports' Jim Nantz yesterday officially announced that the Houston Super Bowl Committee will hold "Super Bowl XXXVIII — A Houston Salute," the first-ever opening ceremony for Super Bowl Week,

Tags: CBS, Edmonton Oilers, Events and Attractions, Football, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, NBA, NFL, Viacom

Executive Transactions

IOC RESTRUCTURING: The IOC yesterday announced a new organizational structure for its Lausanne, Switzerland-based administration. Dir General URS LACOTTE will oversee all operational business function

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Comcast-Spectacor, IOC, New York Yankees, Olympics, People and Pop Culture

What's The Frequency?

THE DAILY presents "What's The Frequency?," which highlights the subjects being discussed during afternoon drive shows on sports talk radio across the U.S. The following chart details some of these to

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Panthers, Colleges, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Football, Golden State Warriors, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild, NBA, New England Patriots, NHL, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Media, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

ESPN Wins November Sweeps

The "No. 1 network in primetime for the month was ESPN, which dominated November on the strength of five Sunday night NFL games," according to DAILY VARIETY. The November 16 Packers-Vikings game "was

Tags: Basketball, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, Golf, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, Media, Turner Sports, Viacom, Walt Disney

Turnstile Tracker: '02-03 Football

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

Tags: CFL, Football, NCAA, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

NYRA Cuts Indictment Deal

NYRA will "be indicted — perhaps as early as today — on charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and fraud, but in a deal with federal prosecutors it would be allowed to continue to operate Aquedu

Tags: Horse Racing, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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"I don't think the average guy watching the game is into toilet paper." — Trout & Partners President Jack Trout, on Procter & Gamble selecting the Charmin brand for its Super Bowl ad (WALL STREET

Cubs To Add Field Seats

The Cubs are looking to add about 200 seats in the first three rows between the dugouts at Wrigley Field, according to Paul Sullivan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The likely $200-250 per ticket cost would "

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Facilities

P&G Selects Charmin For SB

Procter & Gamble, which held a contest among its brands to run the company's first Super Bowl ad, selected the Charmin toilet paper brand for the spot, according to Vranica & Ellison of the WALL STREE

Tags: ESPN, Football, NFL, Procter and Gamble, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

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