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Kentucky is top draw during CBS-Turner era

04 / 14 / 14

During the first three years of CBS and Turner’s NCAA tournament partnership, it was clear who held the most influence: CBS had the biggest games and posted the biggest ratings for the event. This year, though, marked the first time TBS carried Elite Eight and Final Four games. While ...

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Raycom seeks Charlotte bowl

Raycom Sports submitted a preliminary proposal to the NCAA earlier this month for a bowl game in Charlotte. Charlotte-based Raycom previously has helped organize and run the Sunshine Football Classic, formerly the MicronPC.com Bowl, in Miami. Discussions are under way for moving that game ...

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SportsLine moves back break-even

SportsLine.com's pro forma consolidated revenue was $13.1 million in the second quarter, down from $16.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company lost $26.4 million, or 97 cents a share, compared to a loss of $23.7 million, or 90 cents a share, last y ...

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TV briefs

  Wild re-signs analyst Reid The Minnesota Wild signed Tom Reid, its television analyst, to a two-year contract. Terms of the contract were not announced. Reid will again work with play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg on KMSP-TV over-the-air telecasts and on Fox Sports ...

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Atlantic Sun now rises over former TAAC

The Trans America Athletic Conference, a Division I conference based in Macon, Ga., has changed its name to the Atlantic Sun Conference. The name change was prompted by conference members who thought that the Trans America name no longer fit the geographical reach of the conference's schools ...

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Sports profile: Cleveland

POPULATION: 2,945,831 (16th-ranked MSA) NO. OF HOTELS/ROOMS; RATE*: 146/18,833; $80.02 MAJOR CORPORATIONS: TRW, National City Corp., Eaton, Keycorp, Sherwin-Williams, Parker Hannifin, LTV VENUES AND ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Colleges, Football, The Tracker

Though Battier's a dream client, pre-draft campaign is wide awake

A s athletes prepare for Wednesday's NBA draft, PR pros, especially those working with projected lottery or first-round picks, are working frantically to make their clients attractive to the media, to sports fans, to the communities where they may b ...

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, Marketing and Sponsorship, MTV

USC, broadcaster near choice in hunt for football play-by-play vo ...

T he new Sporting News Radio affiliate in Los Angeles, KMPC-AM, is culling the field and expects to name a play-by-play announcer for University of Southern California football in the next few weeks. (The university and station recently signed a ...

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Once-hot Web hits a cool spell

For the first time since the Internet boom began, the number of monthly unique visitors to espn.com dropped when compared with the same month from the previous year. Those statistics from May, coupled with springtime declines in viewers at sports-line.com, cnns ...

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Conference signs Sony

Sony Electronics Inc., a division of Sony Corporation of America, has struck a sponsorship deal with the Southern Conference to be its technology solutions provider. The deal, which was brokered by Host Communications Inc., the Southern Conference's marketing partner, is the first in a new s ...

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Without TV deal, San Francisco's new bowl, conference deals in li ...

The lack of a TV contract threatens to tackle San Francisco's new college football game six months before kickoff. It's not only the absence of a contract on its own that could straight-arm backers of the former Aloha Bowl, which in April was approved by the NCA ...

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