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Texas Bowl Game Execs Deliberate Ramifications State Bathroom Bill Could Have

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 17

Cotton Bowl President & CEO Rick Baker is "watching with great interest the deliberations" in the Texas Legislature over the state's pending bathroom bill , but his anxiety "doesn’t raise to the level of concern that his bowl game could be stripped of its spot" in the CFP rotation, a...

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SCOTUS To Review N.J. Sports Betting Case

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NBA, WNBA Turn Out For Pride Parade

The NBA was the "only major professional sports league to have a float" in yesterday's Pride March in N.Y., and the league was joined by several "executives and officials" from the WNBA, according to Scott Cacciola of the N.Y. TIMES. Warriors President & COO Rick Welts, who came out over f ...

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Athletes' Impact On Brands Through Personal Beliefs

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LeBron James Again Speaks Out Against Racism

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Tom Brady's Relationship With Charity Examined

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NCAA Lifts Ban On North Carolina Hosting Events

The state of North Carolina has "learned it is being considered once again to host NCAA championship games," according to a front-page piece by Katherine Peralta of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The NCAA yesterday said that its BOG "voted 'reluctantly' to consider championship bids in North Carolina, ...

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NCAA, ACC Mulling Returning Events To N.C.

NCAA President Mark Emmert said that the NCAA BOG will meet in coming days to determine whether the governing body will "return championship events to North Carolina after state lawmakers repealed and replaced a controversial law restricting which public bathrooms transgender people can use," a ...

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NCAA Issues Final Warning To N.C. Over HB2

In its "most direct statement yet," the NCAA on Thursday warned the state of North Carolina to "repeal House Bill 2 soon or lose championship events" through '22, according to a front-page piece by Morrill & Campbell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The statement read, "As the state knows, next week o ...

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