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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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12/21/01
Facility Notes

The New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority approved a $2.27M startup budget for the Grizzlies'' new $250M arena and an annual salary of $110,250 for Authority Exec Dir Don Smith. The Authority al

Tags: Basketball, Facilities, Football, Memphis Grizzlies

12/21/01
Final Weekend Nielsen Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR ISU Grand Prix Figure Skating 12/15 ABC 8:00-11:00pm 4.9/9 "Jeep Downhill Series" 12/15 CBS

Tags: ABC, Arizona Cardinals, CBS, Chicago Bears, Colleges, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Football, Golf, NBC, NCAA, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Oakland Raiders, PGA Tour, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Media, LA Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

12/21/01
The 12 Days Of Sports Business

THE DAILY offers a look at the year in sports business with a carol set to "The Twelve Days of Christmas." On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a `He Hate Me'' XFL jersey. On the se

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boston Red Sox, Football, Golf, New Orleans Pelicans, Soccer, People and Pop Culture

12/20/01
MISL Adds Three Teams

MISL Commissioner Steve Ryan said that the WISL''s San Diego Sockers, Dallas Sidekicks and St. Louis Steamers — "familiar names from the old MISL back in the 1980s — will play in the 2002-03

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Soccer

12/20/01
Executive Transactions

Gaylord Event Television named FRANK CHIRKINIAN as President & Exec Producer. Previously, Chirkinian was CBS Sports Exec Producer (Gaylord Event Television)....Orlando Predators Entertainment named DA

Tags: ATT, Baseball, CBS, ECHL, ESPN, Football, Hockey, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/20/01
NFL Merchandise Sales

The following ranks the top teams and players in terms of merchandise sales for the NFL since April 1, 2001. The rankings include sales from the NFL Shop (catalog, NFL.com, HSN and in-store NFL Shop k

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Football, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, LA Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans

12/20/01
Sports Marketing Project Manager

Top sports marketing agency seeks Project Manager to handle on-site management of golf-focused promotional series in 2002 for multinational client. Candidate needs good communication skills and some e

Tags: Classified Advertisements

12/20/01
NBC's Lack On The NBA

NBC President Andy Lack appeared on CNBC''s "Squawk Box" this morning, and CNBC''s Mark Haines, noting NBC just signed "Today" host Katie Couric to a $65M, five-year deal, asked, "Why is NBC not stepp

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, ESPN, Football, Horse Racing, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, NFL, Media, Toronto Raptors, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/20/01
Colangelo On NFL Stadium Issue

Suns CEO and D''Backs Managing General Partner Jerry Colangelo recently spoke before the Economic Club of Phoenix and "criticized a lack of leadership" in downtown Phoenix related to the "selection pr

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Basketball, Facilities, Football, Phoenix Suns

12/20/01
FIFA Web Site Gets Sponsors

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily Sponsors Eager To Be Seen At FIFA''s Web Site Seeking to push tourism in one of the two countries that will host the World Cup next year, th

Tags: Anheuser Busch, FIFA, MasterCard, MLS, Soccer, Yahoo

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