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"I would hope it causes the athletic directors at schools like Texas and Oklahoma to get a little excited as well and realize that they could do something truly special. To me, Bristol just gave proof positive that the concept is legitimate, has legs, and is something that more colleges should consi...

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Anschutz Entertainment Group''s influence in the sports industry continues to expand with today''s expected announcement that they have joined with the USTA to create new initiatives around pro tennis

USTA To Partner With AEG

AEG''s Proposed CA Facility The USTA and AEG are expected to announce today a partnership to jointly develop new initiatives around pro tennis. In this week''s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, Terry Lefton rep

Tags: AEG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

Morning Buzz, April 29, 2002

  The Daily Insider Morning News & Headlines Monday, April 29, 2002 9:00am ET Print The Morning Buzz • Study Finds Daytona 500 Fans To Be Most Attentive TV Viewers • ISU''s Internal I

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Univ. OF MD Ups Ticket Ante

About 600 Univ. of MD (UM) basketball season-ticket holders "were told this week that they would probably have to donate more — in some cases hundreds of dollars more — to the [UM''s] athlet

Tags: Colleges

Nike's Technology Advancements

John Hoke, a marketer and designer with Nike for ten years, was promoted to Footwear Design Dir and is now "responsible for developing the company''s next entries in a highly competitive industry, one

Tags: Basketball, Nike

Franchise Notes

In St. Paul, Charley Walters reported, "It still appears Red McCombs is preparing to sell the Vikings and Best Buy founder Dick Schulze and [T''Wolves Owner] Glen Taylor remain the top local prospects

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Basketball, ECHL, Football, Franchises, Hockey, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, Motorsports, NASCAR, New Orleans Pelicans

Facility Notes

In Philadelphia, Bob Ford wrote that the Phillies hope their new ballpark, set to open in ''04, "is the answer to their problems." Phillies President Dave Montgomery said, "We know that everything wil

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Red Wings, Facilities, Football, Hockey, Philadelphia Phillies, Sacramento Kings

Magic's Decision Not To Sell

SMI Chair Bruton Smith — who previously expressed an interest in purchasing the Magic and relocating the team to Charlotte — implied that NBA Commissioner David Stern urged Magic Owner Rich

Tags: Basketball, Franchises, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Turner Sports

Chicago Marathon's $90M Impact

The Regional Economic Application Laboratory (REAL) estimates that the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon last year contributed $90M to the Chicago economy, up from $29.6M in ''96. By comparison, the ''01

Executive Transactions

AEG ACQUIRES ENVISION: Terry Lefton reports in this week''s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL that Anschutz Entertainment Group has acquired L.A.-based sports marketing and sales agency Envision. Envision "becom

Tags: ABC, AEG, ESPN, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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