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Phil Knight Discusses State Of College Basketball, Nike's Relationship With Sport

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

Nike co-Founder & Chair Emeritus PHIL KNIGHT  can be "withdrawn and shy, even downright reclusive," but with this week's PK80 Invitational in Portland , it will be "impossible for Knight to hide in plain sight," according to Seth Davis of THE ATHLETIC. The tournament will feature 16 ...

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Closing Bell, August 20, 2004

The Daily Insider Afternoon News & Headlines Friday, August 20, 2004 4:00pm ET Print The Closing Bell ...

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Facility Notes

Denver-based The Bonham Group has been selected by Kroenke Sports Enterprises to secure a naming rights deal for the MLS Rapids’ proposed $131M, 20,000-seat soccer stadium (DENVER POST, 8/20). DEVILS

Tags: AEG, Baseball, Basketball, Colorado Rapids, Facilities, Hockey, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLS, New Jersey Devils, Soccer, St. Louis Cardinals

NBC Continues Ratings Uptick

NBC is averaging a 15.7/27 national Nielsen rating through the first six nights of the Athens Games, up 8% from the 14.6/25 six-day average of the ’00 Sydney Games, which were staged in mid-September.

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One-On-One: John Costello

The Home Depot Exec VP/Merchandising & Marketing JOHN COSTELLO is one of the most respected names in marketing, having plied his trade at some of the country’s most venerable brands. On his resume are

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Home Depot, NASCAR, Nike, PepsiCo, Philadelphia Eagles, Procter and Gamble, Sears, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Viacom, Walt Disney

More Rumblings In San Jose

AEG is “ready to move the Earthquakes out of San Jose, even if the team” is not sold to Mexico-based Club America, according to Dylan Hernandez of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. AEG President Tim Leiweke

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Chicago: Let's Play None?

The city of Chicago is “threatening to lock fans out of Wrigley Field for Monday night’s game” against the Brewers unless the Cubs “provide new engineering evidence that the ballpark is safe,” accordi

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New U.S. Cellular Field Dining

By Don Muret, Staff Writer, SportsBusiness Journal White Sox VP/Communications Scott Reifert said that Levy Restaurants will operate a 5,000-square-foot restaurant at U.S. Cellular Field that will be

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Microsoft Closes Sports Studio

Microsoft is closing its XSN Sports studio that produces team sports videogames for the Xbox, according to Todd Bishop of the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER. Microsoft in March announced the unit, part of

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Executive Transactions

St. Petersburg-based PR firm The Glasure Group named Patriots OT MATT LIGHT Dir of Pro Sports Marketing. Glasure Group President JACK GLASURE said that the 18-employee company “hopes to use Light’s co

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Tribune Sponsors TV Show

The Chicago Tribune has signed a programming and marketing deal with Comcast SportsNet Chicago, giving the newspaper “title sponsorship of a nightly sports roundtable show on the new cable channel, wh

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