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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 22 / 18

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Facilities briefs

Vikes: No to school site The Minnesota Vikings have told University of Minnesota officials that a site selected by the school's project consultants for a joint-use stadium is too small and isolated to satisfy the needs of the NFL team. The team and the university are working together ...

Tags: Colleges, Football, Golf, Minnesota Vikings

UConn football on track for Big East

The University of Connecticut's unexpected success on the football field this season has given the program a significant boost in its efforts to become a nationally prominent team. In only their third year playing at the NCAA's highest football division, the Huskies pulled off a 6-6 season ...

Tags: ABC, Colleges, Fox, NCAA

Sponsorship briefs

Allstate commits to Newell Allstate Insurance Co. is the new presenting sponsor of the 6-year-old Pete Newell Challenge college basketball doubleheader in a one-year deal. Allstate will invest about $75,000 in the event, which this year features California vs. Kansas and Stanford vs. ...

Tags: Allstate, Colleges, Hockey, Marketing and Sponsorship, PepsiCo, San Jose Sharks

Hooligans and goalposts

I t's been said that football bears the same relationship to college as bullfighting to agriculture. And nowhere can that be seen more as a truism than by the recent emotional storms by mobs of college kids tearing down goalposts, and worse, after a victory by their team. These soccer h ...

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Denver Nuggets, Hockey, Memphis Grizzlies

SBJ/ESPN Sports Poll

F rom October 2001 through September 2002, ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Intersearch, surveyed more than 22,000 U.S. sports fans. The following chart cross-compares avid fan percentages for 12 sports tracked, showing the percentage of avid fans of one specific sport (top row) that ...

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N.D. keeps South Bend paper busy

P ick up the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune's sports section on a November Wednesday, which is hardly a peak day for college sports news. Splashed across the top of the front page is a story about Notre Dame cornerback Shane Walton , a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award as the ...

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Bic to use sports to make mark

When flamboyant San Francisco 49ers receiver Terrell Owens pulled a marker out of his sock, autographed a football and handed it to his financial adviser in the stands after scoring a touchdown Oct. 14, it became known as "the Sharpie incident," after that brand of indelible marker. ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Football, Hockey, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, San Francisco 49ers, Steiner Sports Marketing

Colleges push advantage of rivalries

The end of college football's regular season brings the popularity of rivalry games, and schools are capitalizing on the fan interest in these games with higher ticket prices. A general public ticket to the Texas A&M-Texas matchup on Friday, for example, costs $15 more than a ticket ...

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Georgia files suit against Tulane

T he lawsuit is a straightforward breach-of-contract action, no different from dozens filed each day at a federal courthouse near you. The University of Georgia Athletic Association is suing Tulane University for failing to make good on a commitment to play three football games. ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

Maui tourney extends ESPN deal

T he EA Sports Maui Classic, set to tip off today, will announce it has extended its telecast relationship with ESPN and ESPN2 for 10 years effective with this tournament. The mid-six-figure annual rights fee is nearly a 100 percent increase over the previous, five-year de ...

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