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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

Saturday Rutgers in a 3:00pm ET ceremony will rename one of its original basketball courts after the late Jim Valvano , who played at Rutgers and was an assistant coach there. The court is at College Avenue Gym, nicknamed "The Barn."

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SATURDAY NIGHT''S ALRIGHT: In NC, David Poole reported NASCAR and NBC have agreed to move the Winston Cup UAW-GM 500 at Lowe''s Motor Speedway to Saturday night, October 11, 2003. The switch from dayt

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Facilities, Football, Houston Texans, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

More Growth In Retro Look

The sales "surge" in retro sports apparel "isn''t coming from bygone dynasties and stars," but the "old hand-me-downs suddenly have cachet, especially among teenagers with new interest in what''s old,

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Denver Nuggets, Football, Hockey, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL

Gillette Stadium Debuts

The Patriots'' first game at Gillette Stadium Saturday night drew a crowd of 68,436 fans, and the Patriots defeated the Eagles in a preseason game, 16-15 (BOSTON GLOBE, 8/18). Patriots Owner Robert Kr

Tags: CBS, Chicago Bears, Facilities, Football, New England Patriots, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Viacom

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“I think a majority of owners, including me, would probably like to have even stronger cost-containment than we''re talking about right now.” — MLB Rangers Owner Tom Hicks (DALLAS MORNI

The Media Points The Finger

With Friday''s announcement of an August 30 strike date, multiple media outlets examined MLB''s labor talks, discussing which side is to blame, what is at stake and the state of MLB. Following is a ro

Tags: ABC, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Monday, August 19, 2002 In anticipation of ESPN''s 25,000th edition of "SportsCenter," NEWSDAY''s John Jeansonne profiles ESPN Senior VP & Exec Editor John Walsh, "the man who created and shaped ''Spo

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CBS Sees Ratings Beem Up

A Rich Day For Beem And CBS CBS earned a 8.0/17 overnight Nielsen rating for its final-round coverage of the PGA Championship yesterday, a 25% increase from the 6.4/14 last year. Saturday''s third rou

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Players Speak Out On Strike

Player reaction after the MLBPA exec board voted Friday to set an August 30 strike date indicated a united union, and the following presents a sampling of player comments: PLAYER Boone Says No One Wan

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Teams Face $$ Loss With Strike

The MLBPA is "counting on the big monthly mortgage payments" on new ballparks "to force owners to reach a deal without a lengthy work stoppage," according to industry experts cited by Matthew Futterma

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Tickets Sales Up For Checkers

The CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL''s Erik Spanberg reported that before the ECHL Charlotte Checkers have even completed their "$250,000 marketing blitz," the team has benefited from "the return of Felix

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