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Kids’ vacation viewing habits open this TV writer’s eyes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 18 / 14

E very time I write about the threat of cord cutting, media executives tell me not to believe what my eyes are telling me. The execs roll out statistics that show people aren’t cutting the cord nearly as much as reporters are writing about ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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Zephyr Company Profiled

If you want a better understanding of what went wrong with the licensed-product industry, there are two good places to look. The first is the files of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, which detail the demise of Starter Corp., Pro Player Inc. and Logo Athletic Inc. after those compani ...

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