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Panini Signs QB Marcus Mariota To Autograph Trading-Card Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

Panini has signed NFL Draft prospect and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota  to an autograph trading-card deal. Under the agreement, Mariota will appear on Panini packaging including its first collegiate licensed trading cards, "Contenders ...

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Pro Bowl Gets Lowest Overnight Since '07

ESPN drew a 5.6 overnight rating for the Pro Bowl last night, marking the lowest figure for the game since ’07, when the event aired on the Saturday night following the Super Bowl. Last night’s telecast was down 16% from a 6.7 overnight on NBC last year, which had to compete with the Gra ...

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Blackhawks Leads All NHL In Attendance

The Blackhawks lead all NHL clubs in average attendance at the All-Star break, drawing 21,664 fans per game to United Center. Fans in Chicago are packing the arena to nearly 110% capacity per game. Also filling the home venue are the Wild, with Xcel Energy Center packed to around 106% capacity per g ...

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NHL Attendance Flat At All-Star Break

NHL attendance is relatively flat heading into this weekend's All-Star break. Teams are averaging 17,417 fans per game, compared to 17,460 during the same period last season, when the league did not have an All-Star Game due to the Sochi Games. The Canadiens lead all Eastern Conference teams with 21 ...

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College Bowl Season Sees Attendance Drop

College bowl games averaged 44,361 fans per game during the ’14-15 season (39 bowls), down 9.1% from 35 games ’13-14 and marking the lowest figure in at least a decade. There were four new bowls introduced this season, and each event drew fewer than 30,000 fans. The Boca Raton Bowl fe ...

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Cowboys Lead NFL In Attendance

The Cowboys once again led all teams in attendance during the '14 NFL regular season, averaging 90,070 fans at AT&T Stadium, with the venue packed to 113% capacity. The team's attendance figure is up 2% from '13. The Vikings averaged 52,238 fans per game during the team's first season as a tempo ...

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NFL Sees Small Attendance Uptick In '14

NFL regular-season attendance had a small uptick in ’14, as the Vikings’ temporary move to the smaller TCF Bank Stadium was offset by strong gains for the Raiders, Steelers and Dolphins. The Raiders' 14% jump this season was no doubt helped by a home game at Wembley Stadium. But even ...

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Alamo Bowl Leads Weekend CFB Games

The final weekend of college bowl games was led by ESPN’s broadcast of the Valero Alamo Bowl. The net drew a 3.6 overnight rating for UCLA’s 40-35 win over Kansas State on Saturday night, down from a 4.6 rating for Oregon-Texas in the same bowl last year, which aired on a Monday night in ...

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USC-Nebraska Leads Weekend Bowl Overnights

The National University Holiday Bowl led all bowl games in overnight ratings over the weekend, drawing a 3.9 on ESPN for the USC-Nebraska matchup from 8:30pm-12:00am ET on Saturday. That figure is up from a 2.5 overnight for the same bowl in ’13, which featured Texas Tech-Arizona State on a Mo ...

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Vegas, New Orleans Lead Bowl Ratigs

College bowl season began on Saturday, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl leading the way in overnight ratings. Louisiana-Lafayette’s 16-3 win over Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl on ESPN at 11:00am ET drew a 1.6 overnight, up from a 1.4 for the same bowl last ...

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Army-Navy Overnight Best In 15 Years

CBS drew a 4.5 overnight rating for Navy-Army on Saturday, marking the best figure for the football matchup in 15 years. That figure also is up 7% from a 4.2 overnight for the same game last year. ESPN also drew a 0.7 for “College GameDay” on Saturday morning, which aired from the site o ...

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