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02/21/17
NCAA Opposes Big Ten Registering "March Is On!"

The NCAA has "filed an opposition" to the Big Ten’s use of “March Is On!” The NCAA claims that if the conference is "cleared to register the mark, then the Association will be damaged in its regular promotion of a wide range of goods and services" in relation to March Madness and t ...

02/21/17
Daktronics Designs Bucks' New Scoreboard

The Bucks today formally announced that Daktronics is creating the center-hung scoreboard at their new arena. The display will stand 25 feet tall by 29 feet wide, "twice the size of the one in place at BMO Harris Bradley Center, the Bucks&rsqu ...

02/21/17
Boockvar To Head Up NFL Experience Times Square

Cirque du Soleil named Danny Boockvar  President of the NFL Experience Times Square, which is scheduled to open in November. The attraction is designed to bring football to life through interactive displays on training regimens, game plans and physical challenges that allow guests to measure u ...

02/21/17
Lakers Clean House, Elevate Magic Johnson

The Lakers today named Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations and announced that Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties as GM. In addition, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Exec VP/Basketball Operations, and the team has parted ways with VP/PR John Black . &nb ...

02/21/17
Quick Hits....

"I don't think it's going to happen any time soon and I think there would be major blowback if they did it" – Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio , on the idea of the NFL putting ads on game jerseys ( "PFT," NBCSN, 2/21 ).

02/21/17
Speed Reads....

TSN and RDS have reached a multiyear media rights extension with NASCAR, retaining exclusive Canadian rights to all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series races across all platforms ( Bell Media ). The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix today named automotive seating and electrical systems ...

02/21/17
Daily Download....

Cubs manager Joe Maddon  gives HBO's Bryant Gumbel a tour of his luxury RV for tonight's episode of "Real Sports," which airs at 10:00pm ET. The episode will feature a full interview with Maddon and Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein , as well as a profile of Patriots O ...

02/21/17
Honda Classic Adds New Legends Club

The PGA Tour Honda Classic takes place this week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, and organizers have "listened to fans and added new amenities accordingly," according to Sarah Peters of the PALM BEACH POST. Among those amenities is an "intimate, upscale Legends Club tucked beneath the stands ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

02/21/17
MLBAM Hires Michael Paull To Be BAMTech CEO

MLBAM has hired Amazon exec MICHAEL PAULL to become the new CEO of its BAMTech subsidiary. The hire is part of a broader strategy that will see MLB President of Business & Media BOB BOWMAN relinquish his role running BAMTech’s day-to-day operations . The shift has been contemplated si ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLBAM

02/21/17
Kings Cite Culture Change For Trading Cousins

Kings VP/Basketball Operations & GM Vlade Divac set the team "on a new path" Sunday night when he made the "sharp move away from" C DeMarcus Cousins by trading the All-Star to the Pelicans, according to James Ham of CSNBAYAREA.com. A source said that the Kings "grew tired" of Cousins' "constant ...

Tags: Franchises, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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