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Kraft-Learfield union has name, client

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

The joint venture between Robert Kraft’s sports analytics business, KAGR, and Learfield now has a name and its first college client. KAGR and Learfield are taking their new firm to market as Klear Intel. The name takes the “K” from the New England Patriots’ owner and &ldqu...

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Agents responsible for employees

An arbitrator has upheld a decision by the NFL Players Association to discipline an agent for the actions of one of his employees, even though the agent was cleared of any wrongdoing. Arbitrator Roger Kaplan upheld the NFLPA's action to send a letter of reprimand to agent Car ...

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Frozen Four breaking records

T he men's Frozen Four broke NCAA attendance records, attracting 57,785 for three games and 19,324 for the championship game, and is expected to break moneymaking records, too, said NCAA officials. "We won't know until all the bills are in, but we anticipate that this year wil ...

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Criteria to be 1-A may tighten

The NCAA is one vote away from changing its criteria for membership in Division I-A, the association's highest division in football. In meetings that ended last Tuesday in Denver, the NCAA's Division I Management Council approved a proposal that would establish stricter minimum requirements ...

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NCAA players need slice of pie

T he 2002 NCAA men's college basketball tournament was, in my opinion, a rousing success from the standpoint of fan interest, television viewership and total revenue generation. My weekend in Atlanta confirmed the moneymaking power of the tournament and its ability to capture doll ...

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Business news

  BUSINESS NOTES The National Lacrosse League increased the purchase price of an expansion club from $1 million to $3 million. U.S. College Hockey Online started a pledge drive. Season Tickets and the NHL's Nashville Predators extended their existing agreeme ...

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Technology effects on TV

Click on this chart for details on how technology has changed watching sports on TV.

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For the second consecutive year, uscho.com sponsored a town meeting to entertain and inform college hockey fans during the festivities at the NCAA Frozen Four , April 4-6. This year's topic was "The State of College Hockey," and the panel included the commissioners from all six Divisio ...

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Firm thrives in events' shadow

H eld each year somewhere in the Final Four city, the College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships is an unofficial adjunct to basketball's biggest weekend. Locals who can't afford tickets to the real games can participate in the fanfare while watching name college players preen an ...

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Empty rooms cost NCAA teams

You'd never guess by the legions of Terrapin, Hoosier, Jayhawk and Sooner fans who made their way to Atlanta for the Final Four that participating schools didn't sell out their NCAA-required allotment of rooms. But with the abundance of hotels in the area, Maryland, Indiana, Kansas and O ...

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The next 10 days: April 8-17

All times Eastern TODAY ATP Grand Prix Hassan II Location: Casablanca, Morocco ATP and WTA Estoril Open Location: Estoril, Portugal WTA Bausch & Lomb Championship Location: Amelia Island, Fla. NCAA ...

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