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Fanatics rolls out new college division with Eiler at the helm

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 23 / 17

Fanatics has spent the last two years reimagining the manufacture and sales of licensed sports merchandise for the professional leagues, and now the Florida-based company is taking a similar approach to the college space. With considerable wind at its back, thanks to a series of investments this ...

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Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University

Arena suites are already sold out. The new $36 million Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University was paid for entirely by the school's student body. In 1999, NIU officials and the Illinois Board of Higher Education approve ...

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Sojka Pavilion, Bucknell University

Donors named arena for former BU president. Bucknell University is marking the new basketball season with a new arena. Sojka Pavilion will replace the 64-year-old Davis Gym, which was the 11th oldest college basketball venue ...

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Two bowl games pass deadline

A s of early last week the NCAA had not received letters of credit from two of the 28 bowl games scheduled for this football postseason. The letters of credit, which among other things guarantee a bowl's ability to meet its financial commitment to participating teams, were due Nov. ...

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San Antonio corrals WNBA

S an Antonio will be a WNBA team market in 2003.In a news conference last week, the league announced that San Antonio exceeded the 6,000 season-ticket target it needed to ensure a team in 2003. As of last Tuesday, San Antonio officials had received 6,166 deposits. The WNBA require ...

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Bowl travel costs can mount up

I n the coming weeks, 56 college football programs will receive bids for postseason bowl games. For players, coaches and university administrators, it will be a time of celebration as they make plans for weeklong winter trips to such places as Miami, New Orleans, Tempe, Orlando ...

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BASEBALL Murray The Class A South Atlantic League's Delmarva Shorebirds of Salisbury, Md., hired Ryan Murray as director of marketing. Jamie Reed was named medical director and head trainer for the Texas Rangers . ...

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V Foundation offers hope

Just months before his death in 1993, former North Carolina State men's basketball coach Jim Valvano gave a moving speech at ESPN's inaugural ESPY Awards, where he announced the creation of a cancer foundation and proclaimed "Don't give up ... don't ever give up!" as the motto in the fight ag ...

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McGraw leaves for Discovery

CBS executive vice president of sports sales and marketing Scott McGraw has followed his former boss to Discovery Networks. He'll serve as executive vice president of advertising sales under Joe Abruzzese, who was CBS' head of sales before moving to Discovery Networks last month. Abru ...

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Myles Brand responds

John Genzale is not the first to point out the traps and pitfalls inherent in heading the NCAA [ "Myles Brand's toughest assignment," Oct. 28-Nov. 3 ]. It is a tough assignment and I go into it with my eyes wide open. Indeed, the reason I am undertaking this challenging new positio ...

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ESPN film to get big push

ESPN will stage a major advertising push for its second made-for-television movie, "The Junction Boys," coming close to the level of support it put behind its first such film, "A Season on the Brink." "The Junction Boys," starring Tom Berenger, chronicles the 1954 season of famed coach P ...

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