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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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05/28/01
Facilities briefs

  Fleet seats discreet FleetCenter officials began replacing some of the venue's gold seat cushions with black ones to help the building appear more full during televised games. The black seats will be mixed in with gold ones to c ...

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05/28/01
Sponsorship briefs

  Prestone signs CFL deal The Canadian Football League signed Prestone Products Group to a two-year sponsorship valued in the mid-six figures. The deal is the first national sponsorship initiative in Canada for the antifreeze and cooling syst ...

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05/28/01
Bowl in need of deals

T he Sunshine Football Classic , aka the Micronpc.com Bowl, the Carquest Bowl and the Blockbuster Bowl, may not be back at Miami's Pro Player Stadium this year after being played there for the last 11 years. The bowl faces a June 15 NCAA deadline t ...

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05/28/01
People

SPOTLIGHT Robert Rowell moves up to COO of Golden State Warriors R obert Rowell has been named chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors. Rowell has been the club's vice president of business operations for the past ...

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05/28/01
Vulcan keeps Sandbox interest

T he purchase of Small World Media by Vulcan Ventures leaves only one large independent fantasy-game site and developer, Sandbox.com , long the traffic leader among independents. The acquisition by Vulcan, which owns The Sporting News and ...

Tags: Baseball, Colleges, E-Sports, Football, Golf, Hockey

05/28/01
Invesco's sound design

A rchitects are accustomed to special demands when designing a big-time sports facility — unobstructed outside views of local landmarks, preservation of historic clock towers and everything in between. One thing most requests have in common, ...

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03/26/01
Coast To Coast

ANN ARBOR, MICH.   Football ticket-price goal: $5M  The University of Michigan hopes to raise a reported $5 million from a ticket-price increase for football games this fall. Season-ticket prices will incre ...

Tags: Amateur Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Coast to Coast, Colleges, Football, Golf, Hockey, Motorsports, Soccer

03/26/01
Facilities Briefs

  Big 12 pays $12 each The Big 12 Conference, which paid $50,000 to use Kemper Arena and Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City for its men's and women's tournaments in the first three years of the conference's existence, now pays just $12 for ...

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03/26/01
NBC To Split From Quokka?

Q uokka Sports' efforts to stay afloat suffered another blow March 14 when NBC and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee forced it to sign an agreement that would dissolve the NBC/Quokka joint venture on May 1 if Quokka has not arranged a sale ...

Tags: Colleges, E-Sports, Olympics

03/26/01
Sports Profile: San Antonio

POPULATION: 1,564,949 (27th-ranked metropolitan statistical area) NO. OF HOTELS/ROOMS; RATE*: 215/28,709; $84.98 MAJOR CORPORATIONS: SBC Communications, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, USAA, Valero Energy, Tesoro Petro ...

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