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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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04/14/98
JAMMED AT THE JAKE: INDIANS SELL-OUT REMAINDER OF '98 SEASON

The Indians have sold-out individual game tickets for the rest of the ''98 season. The Indians consecutive home sellout streak now stands at an MLB record 211 straight games (Indians). In Boston, Pete

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox

04/14/98
"THE BIG ONE" OPENS; NIKE RUNS CLIPS ON BIZ WEB SITE

Michael Moore''s "The Big One" opened this weekend, earning $146,909 in 33 theaters -- an average of $4,452 per theater (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/13). In Dallas, Jerome Weeks reported that the film, made

Tags: Events and Attractions, Nike

04/14/98
LEAGUE NOTES

MLB: For its 30 Opening Days, MLB drew 1,349,544 fans, for an average of 44,985 per game. That was second only to the record set in ''93 and was 158,459 more than the ''97 total of 1,191,085. This sea

Tags: Cablevision, Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Heat, MLB, New York Knicks, Toyota

04/14/98
CASTROL RETURNS TO NHRA SPONSORSHIP AFTER NINE YEARS AWAY

The Texas Motorplex and the NHRA announced that Castrol Motor Oil and HiLO/O''Reilly Auto Part Stores would take over title rights sponsorship of the Spring Winston Drag Racing Series event. The 2nd A

Tags: Facilities, NHRA, R J Reynolds

04/14/98
WITH ESTATE SETTLEMENT, JOHN KENT COOKE SET TO BUY REDSKINS

The estate of former Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke has "agreed to pay" his widow $20M to settle her challenge to his will, according to Finn & Shear of the WASHINGTON POST. The settlement provides Ma

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

04/14/98
OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sports events. All times are EDT. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR MLS: Galaxy-MetroStars 4

Tags: ABC, AEG, Cablevision, CBS, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Galaxy, Miami Heat, MLS, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/14/98
CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LEASE CHANGES FOR HORNETS

The Charlotte City Council voted 10-1 on Monday to extend the Hornets'' lease at the Coliseum for "at least another year" through 2004, according to Dan Chapman of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The deal giv

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans

04/09/98
LEAGUE NOTES

HOCKEY: In Philadelphia, Rich Hofman writes that no NHL teams "are sprinting toward the Stanley Cup playoffs," and blames the Olympics for the quality of play: "Our heroes have returned from the great

Tags: Buffalo Bills, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, San Francisco 49ers, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/09/98
HAS GUN, WILL TRAVEL: SWITZER AIMS FOR ROLES IN HOLLYWOOD

Former Cowboys coach BARRY SWITZER has signed with creative manager STEVEN FENTON and has met with producers MIKE TOLLIN and ROBERT WUHL of "Arli$$," who will write an episode of their show around Swi

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Blues

04/09/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

USA Network Founder, Chair & CEO KAY KOPLOVITZ said she was leaving the company. BARRY DILLER, whose HSN Inc. agreed to acquire USA Network last October, is expected to assume direct control (N.Y. TIM

Tags: Golden State Warriors, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture, USA Networks

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