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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 16 / 17

Kansas State University’s ballyhooed sellout streak of 33 straight games was in jeopardy just a few weeks before the 2017 season. The school had increased ticket prices and a soft opener against Central Arkansas left the Wildcats with hundreds of tickets to move. “Having sold out so m...

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Corrigan to do Rockies' radio Jack Corrigan has been hired as the new radio broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies. He spent 17 years as the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Indians. Corrigan has signed a multiyear contract, the value of which wasn't disclosed. Kings switch TV ...

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GA auctions football lockers

T he University of Georgia Athletic Association made $87,730 from an online auction of its football lockers. The money will go toward a $2 million locker-room renovation that began last month. The decision to put the old lockers up for auction trumped other suggestions, which ...

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Nielsen weekly sports ranking

The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 1/13/03– 1/19/03.

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Coast to coast

ASHLAND, OHIO Ashland University’s mascot, Tuffy the Eagle, has his own Celebriduck. Mascot gets own Celebriduck The Ashland University Athletic Department plans its first Celebriduck giveaway, honoring mascot "Tuffy t ...

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Leland to take 11-week leave

Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland will take an 11-week leave beginning March 1 to become a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, a public policy research center founded by Herbert Hoover. During his "special research leave," Leland, who has a Ph.D. in education/ ...

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Kelly Tires to title men’s tournament

Kelly Tires has signed a three-year deal to become title sponsor of Conference USA's men's basketball tournament. The deal, which includes being a corporate sponsor of the tournament, was brokered by Conference USA's television and marketing partner, ESPN Regional. It includes category ...

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GMAC Hoops Shoot for students

The Big South Conference will roll out the GMAC Hoops Shoot, a new conference contest for students, later this week. The Hoops Shoot, the centerpiece of GMAC Financial Services' recently signed one-year sponsorship of the Charlotte-based Big South, is a shooting skills competition tha ...

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Coalition wants no Title IX change

The National Coalition for Women and Girls and Education is planning to release information Tuesday it hopes will dissuade a Department of Education-appointed commission from recommending drastic changes to the way gender equity in sports is measured. The coalition, which comprises more t ...

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Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 1/6/03– 1/12/03.

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Coast to coast

ATLANTA Heatley bobblehead distributed Heatley doll The first 6,000 fans to enter the Atlanta Thrashers-Boston Bruins game Jan. 17 received a voucher for a Dany Heatley bobblehead, courtesy of Solarcom, a Sun Microsyste ...

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