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

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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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09/17/98
MEDIA NOTES

NBC CUTS? NBC "insiders" are "predicting job losses of between 200 and 300" as "across-the-board cuts are expected to average between 4% and 5%, with some divisions and departments -- particularly tho

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., DirecTV, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

09/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JULIA LEVERING, the first VP of the USTA, will succeed HARRY MARMION as President of the organization. Marmion will remain on the board for two years in the position of immediate past President. Lever

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NASCAR, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, USOC, USTA

09/17/98
M'S NEW STADIUM ON "CUTTING EDGE" WITH NEW SCOREBOARD

Fans attending Mariners'' games at the new Safeco Field next season will "be surrounded by information" due to a "huge new-technology" video scoreboard in centerfield and an "even larger" matrix score

Tags: Facilities, MLB, Seattle Mariners

09/17/98
FACILITY NOTES

Tailgating and ticket-scalping will not be allowed at the National Car Rental Center, the NHL Panthers'' new arena (SUN-SENTINEL, 9/17). In Miami, Julie Kay reported that while tailgating violates Sun

Tags: Facilities, Florida Panthers, New Orleans Pelicans

09/17/98
MLBP DEVELOPS LICENSING PROGRAM AROUND TRIPLE-A WORLD SERIES

MLB Properties has developed a licensing program around the Las Vegas Triple-A World Series, which begins on September 21. Authentic licensed product will be available from Starter (dugout windbreaker

Tags: Dallas Stars, ESPN, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Southwest Sports Group, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

09/17/98
THE BIG BUCKS: ADVERTISING DOLLARS BY COMPANY AND SPORT

The following is a continuation of Nielsen Sports Marketing Service''s spotlight series on sponsorships. The first chart indicates the Top 20 sports advertisers ($000) in total expenditures during the

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, IBM, M&M/Mars, MasterCard, McDonalds, MLB, NBA, NHL, Nielsen, Nike, Nissan, Procter and Gamble, Toyota, Visa

09/17/98
ARMAGEDDON: THE BOSS IN CHARGE OF YANKS, KNICKS AND RANGERS

Cablevision''s "new proposal" to buy the Yankees would give Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner "a hand in running" the Yankees, Knicks and NHL Rangers, "should he sell his ball club," according to asso

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

09/17/98
HAVE THE EXPOS PLAYED THEIR LAST GAME IN MONTREAL?

Finance Minister Bernard Landry "shot down a new proposal" to finance a downtown Montreal ballpark for the Expos with government-guaranteed bonds that would be repaid out of taxes on players'' salarie

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Walt Disney

09/17/98
TAKE ME DOWN TO BASKETBALL CITY: CPBL SIGNS FIRST SPONSOR

The Collegiate Professional Basketball League (CPBL), which is scheduled to begin play in November ''99, announced its first corporate sponsorship, Basketball City, which will serve as the official tr

Tags: NBA

09/17/98
GAME, SET, MATCH: USOPEN.ORG SEES RECORD TRAFFIC NUMBERS

The official U.S. Open Web site, www.usopen.org, created and co-produced by the USTA and IBM, recorded 382 million hits and 242 million page views during the two-week tournament. The traffic totals su

Tags: IBM, Media, USTA

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