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Van Wagner adds WCC, three schools

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 17 / 16

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment deepened its pool of college clients by acquiring the multimedia rights to the West Coast Conference and three of its member schools. Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and San Francisco signed deals in recent weeks to turn over their marketing and media rights to ...

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U.S. Airways, Big South deal

US Airways signed a one-year deal with the Big South Conference to become the official airline of the league. The deal gives US Airways sponsorship rights to the league's logos, events and championships as well as rights at each of the league's nine Division I member institutions. ...

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Gonzaga selects build team

Gonzaga University has selected a design-build team for a $23 million, 6,000-seat arena planned for its campus in Spokane, Wash. Kansas City-based Ellerbe Becket and ALSC Architects of Spokane will join another hometown firm, Garco Construction Inc., on the project. No building timetabl ...

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U of I's extra bucks from Bears

The University of Illinois' athletic department anticipates an additional $2 million in revenue this year from its agreement to play host to the Chicago Bears at Memorial Stadium this season. The Bears, forced to find a temporary home while Soldier Field is rebuilt, struck an agreement las ...

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Marketing news

MARKETING AND LICENSING DEALS Marriott Vacation Club International , the vacation ownership division of Marriott International Inc., appointed baseball hall of famer Dave Winfield as company ambassador. Winfield will promote the vacation ownership brands of The Ritz-Car ...

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Final 4 impact set at $59.6M

The 2002 NCAA Men's Final Four in Atlanta had a $59.6 million economic impact on the state of Georgia, according to a study by the Atlanta Sports Council. This year's Final Four, held on Easter weekend, drew 37,000 out-of-town visitors, said officials from the council. The economic impact ...

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Real estate key to local sports

S top me if you've heard this one before. Soon only large, multi-tentacled corporations will have the wherewithal to own professional sports franchises, at least in major markets. They'll own or control the venues their teams play in, and use the games as content for proprietary r ...

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Mizzou logo carved in field

TIGER, TIGER, TURNING RIGHT? Or maybe left, in this cornfield maze using the University of Missouri mascot. A farm family paid the school for the right to put the logo in the maze. The University of Mi ...

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Newgame makes a bet on web

N ewgame Communications is betting a business that college fans will pay for exclusive video of their favorite teams. The Charlotte company has created software to run video magazines. Clips not found on "SportsCenter" — what athletes say to each other on the sidelines, ...

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Business news

BUSINESS NOTES Canisius College 's athletic department entered into a corporate partnership with Wolfwired , a company that sells sports action photos on the Internet. Wolfwired will provide Canisius with sports images for its publications, including media guides, game programs ...

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Coast to coast

AKRON, OHIO Drivers attend soap box derby Ricky Craven, white car, and Jerry Nadeau, blue, get ready for their ceremonial heat. NASCAR's recently announced affiliation wit ...

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