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Audience Analysis: ESPN Gets Strong Audience For Randy Moss "30 For 30" Documentary

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ESPN drew 2.17 million viewers for “Rand University” on Nov. 11, marking the net’s best documentary audience since the premiere of “The Book Of Manning” on Sept. 24, 2013 and eighth-best documentary audience since the “30 for 30” project began in ’09. ...

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Pacers Hire Shamrock S&E To Find Sponsorships

The Pacers recently "signed a deal with Portland, Maine-based Shamrock Sports & Entertainment to help the team land blue-chip national sponsors in nine categories," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The primary focus of Shamrock’s hunt "will be outsi ...

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Weekend Plans

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Senior VP/Team & Venue Services CHRIS ALLPHIN has worked with many professional sports teams on obtaining stadium deals and securing naming rights. He most recently assisted the Vikings with their new downtown Minneapolis facility, and orchestrated a 25 ...

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SBJ In-Depth: Sports Business Year In Review

As 2014 rolls into the record books, SportsBusiness Journal looks back at the highs and lows of the year. From the top stories, to the people making news, what made 2014 a year to remember? We’ll walk you through the deals and the dealmakers to see who provided the highlights and who will be g ...

Ohno To Host Fan-Focused Speedskating Event

Former U.S. speedskater Apolo Ohno on Friday "will partner with a number of organizations and companies, including the Utah Sports Commission, U.S. Speedskating and EnergySolutions Arena, to host a short-track speedskating event that will features some of the world’s best athletes vying f ...

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Ohio State Topping Michigan In CFB Attendance

The Univ. of Michigan has "led the nation in football attendance every season but one" since 1974, but that run "is "likely to end this year," according to Snyder & Bultman of the DETROIT FREE PRESS.  UM currently sits No. 2 -- behind Ohio State -- in average attendance, "despite havin ...

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S.F. Begins Effort To Land '24 Games

S.F. is "officially bidding" on the '24 Games, and the pitch from local organizers “will focus on the Bay Area’s distinctions, ingenuity and character,” according to a front-page piece by John Coté of the S.F. CHRONICLE. MLB Giants President & CEO Larry Baer is “le ...

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CAA Cuts Employees Who Worked With Dogra

CAA Sports has terminated several employees who worked closely with former CAA Football co-head and NFL player agent Ben Dogra in the St. Louis office, Dogra’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, confirmed. The names of the employees could not be determined, but Hardin said they included anywhere fro ...

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CSU Panels Supports On-Campus Stadium

Colorado State Univ. will "move forward with its plans to build an on-campus stadium if it follows the recommendations made public Wednesday afternoon by two advisory committees and the university's athletics and facilities departments," according to Kelly Lyell of the Ft. Collins COLORADOAN. All fo ...

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Royals Owner Shares Offseason Insights

Royals Owner David Glass talked about the "season just past and the season ahead" while at the MLB owners meetings and said he is "still disappointed" about the team losing Game 7 of the World Series, according to Andy McCullough of the K.C. STAR. Glass said, "I’m a very poor loser. But I ...

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Roberts Says Taylor Suspension Was Excessive

NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts called the NBA's 24-game suspension of Hornets F Jeff Taylor  "excessive, without precedent and a violation" of the CBA, according to Rick Bonnell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Roberts suggested that the union is "prepared to appeal the suspension on behalf of Taylor ...

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