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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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CFP Eliminates Week Off Before Championship In '25-26

The CFP management committee voted Thursday to "eliminate an off week prior to the games that will determine the national champions" in '25 and '26, according to Heather Dinich of ESPN.com. The '25 national title game -- "originally scheduled for Jan. 13 -- will now be held Jan. 6." The followi ...

Tags: Colleges

04/28/17
CAA Leads Agencies With 9 First Round NFL Picks

CAA Football for the second year in a row led all agencies with nine players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, including three of the top 10 picks. Athletes First and Lagardère Sports tied for the second most picks in the first round with four each. It's the second-straight year ...

Tags: NFL, Labor and Agents

04/28/17
Adams, Davis Make Fashion Statements At Draft

The NFL Draft increasingly is being known for the fashion statements players make, and LSU S Jamal Adams made the "biggest impression" Thursday night, wearing a "double-breasted white windowpane plaid suit with a navy blue collared shirt underneath (and slightly unbuttoned)," according to Julia ...

Tags: NFL, Marketing and Sponsorship

04/28/17
Did Political Leanings Affect ESPN's Bottom Line?

ESPN's Linda Cohn suggested the net "may be losing" subscriber revenue not just because of cord-cutting, but because viewers are "increasingly turned off by ESPN inserting politics into its sports coverage," according to Hannah Withiam of the N.Y. POST. Appearing on N.Y.-based WABC-AM on Thursday, C ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

04/28/17
NFL Creates New Exec Replay Position

The NFL has "posted a new executive-level position to oversee its replay program and potentially change who makes final decisions on game review, a significant shift" amid the pending departure of Senior VP/Officiating Dean Blandino , according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. The newly created role o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/28/17
Raiders Raise Eyebrows With Conley Pick

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie "shocked the league" Thursday night at the NFL Draft by selecting Ohio State CB Gareon Conley, who has "made headlines in the past few days after having been accused of rape," according to Ann Killion of the S.F. CHRONICLE. McKenzie said the team did its "due dil ...

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

04/28/17
UNM, WisePies End Arena Naming-Rights Deal

Albuquerque pizza chain WisePies' naming rights deal for the Univ. of New Mexico's basketball arena is "headed toward early termination -- apparently at the school's behest," according to a front-page piece by Dyer & Grammer of the ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL. UNM on Thursday said that WisePies "agreed ...

Tags: Facilities

04/28/17
Weekend Plans With Phoenix Raceway's Bryan Sperber

IndyCar returns to Phoenix Raceway this weekend for the second consecutive year, with President BRYAN SPERBER  having spent the last few weeks making sure it's all-systems-go at the track. With a full slate of qualifiers and fan events leading up to Saturday night's main event, Sperber took so ...

Tags: IndyCar, People and Pop Culture

04/28/17
Manfred Still Confident In ESPN's MLB Coverage

MLB Commisioner Rob Manfred said he is confident MLB will "continue to get outstanding coverage on ESPN." His comments come in the wake of layoffs at the network that reached several baseball personalities, including Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville, as well as the planned cutback in frequency for "B ...

Tags: ESPN, Media, MLB

04/28/17
PGA Tour China Appears Grounded For '17

A "falling-out between the PGA Tour and its Chinese partners" has led to PGA Tour China being "unable to get any Chinese tournaments approved for its upcoming season," which last year featured more than a dozen events, according to Wayne Ma of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. PGA Tour China Managing Di ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

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