November 12 - 18, 2012 Vol. 15 — No. 30

Top Stories

  • Rivalries, ratings and revenue

    The Duke-North Carolina rivalry doesn’t just draw the eyes of the college basketball nation each time the teams meet; it’s the closest thing to a regular-season all-star game that college basketball has.

  • More NBA teams projected as profitable

    Team profitability is on the rise in the NBA, fueled by a projected $200 million in revenue sharing among the clubs this year.

  • ESPN homes in on 12-year BCS package

    ESPN is close to securing media rights for the entire college football playoff system, with industry sources pegging the new 12-year BCS package at $500 million a year.

  • Legacy making first big purchase

    The Legacy Agency is acquiring Peter Greenberg & Associates, a baseball player representation practice that represents 20 major leaguers, including stars Johan Santana and Jose Reyes.

  • Vikings hire Van Wagner for naming rights

    The Minnesota Vikings have hired Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment as the sales and marketing agency for the team’s new $975 million stadium in downtown Minneapolis, slated to open in 2016.

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