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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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10/10/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORK: NBC Sports and their pan-European and pan- Asian sports arm, NBC Super Sports (NBCSS), have formed a new venture to distribute NBC Sports and NBCSS programs worldwide. NBCSS will be the int''

Tags: CBS, ESPN, HBO, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/10/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. NOTE: NBC had the NFL doubleheader. Numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Pittsburgh Pirates, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/10/97
PANTHERS PROVIDE AN EXERCISE IN FOOTBALL AND FINE WINE

NC-based Vinnovative Imports has teamed with NFL Panthers President Mark Richardson to create Catalyst, the official wine of Ericsson Stadium, according to a report of the Myrtle Beach SUN NEWS. Catal

Tags: NFL

10/10/97
ARE TWINS TAYLOR MADE FOR LOCAL INVESTMENT?

Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor met with the Pohlad family this week "and discussed the possibility of buying into Carl Pohlad''s Twins as part-owner," according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Walt Disney

10/10/97
NFL NOTES: LEAGUE FOCUS OF TWO NATIONAL FRONT-PAGE FEATURES

The NFL''s "high-tech blitz" is examined by USA TODAY''s Bill Meyers in a page one cover story. Meyers: "[N]o sport utilizes as much state-of-the-art technology as pro football -- from expensive, nonl

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

10/10/97
ABL, PART II: LEAGUE ANNOUNCES STOCK OPTION PLAN FOR PLAYERS

The ABL will offer a stock option program that will allow its players to own around 10% of the league. ABL CEO Gary Cavalli said that all current players will be granted options that will vest over a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Reebok

10/10/97
CAVS LOOKS TO ADD A LITTLE KEMP TO THE MARKETING MIX

Newly acquired Shawn Kemp has become the "centerpiece" of the Cavaliers'' efforts to "revive fans'' flagging interest in the franchise and to fill more seats at Gund Arena," according to Angela Hardin

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves

10/10/97
COCA-COLA/NASCAR FIVE-YEAR DEAL REPORTEDLY WORTH $100M

NASCAR and Coca-Cola officially announced a five-year marketing partnership which will make Coke the "Official Soft Drink" of NASCAR, beginning January 1. As part of the deal, Coca-Cola plans special

Tags: Coca-Cola, McDonalds, NASCAR, PepsiCo

10/10/97
SIGNS OF THE TIME: SEIKO INKS $30M OLYMPIC SPONSORSHIP

Seiko Corp. has reached an agreement with the SLOC and the USOC for a sponsorship and licensing partnership covering the next five years leading up to and including the 2002 Olympic Winter Games (Seik

Tags: Olympics, SLOC, USOC

10/10/97
ABL, PART I: LEAGUE SEEKS GREATER EXPOSURE IN SECOND SEASON

The ABL opens its second season on Sunday with its first game on Fox Sports Net (FSN) between the Glory and the Blizzard. The league has expanded to nine franchises, with the Long Beach StingRays join

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

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