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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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MEDIA NOTES

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12/11/98
FROM THE TRACK: NTRA LOOKS TO BOOST FOX SERIES WITH PAYOUT

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NTRA

12/11/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MLS named JOHN LANE Dir of Broadcast Sales. Lane comes from CBS Cable, where he was a Senior Sales Planner (MLS). ....ESPN promoted VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing SEAN BRATCHES to Senior VP/Affiliate

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLS, NCAA, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/11/98
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Western Golf Association Tournament Dir Greg McLaughlin said that eight companies are "considering succeeding Motorola" in 2000 as title sponsor of the PGA Tour''s Western Open in IL, according to Tim

Tags: Motorola, PGA Tour, Sprint

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Tags: ESPN, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney

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Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Showtime, Sports Illustrated, Ticketmaster, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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MEDIA NOTES

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