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Cycling league founders want to bring U.S. back to the velodrome

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Two veterans of the U.S. cycling industry will launch a new professional bicycle racing series in 2015 that attempts to revive the sport of velodrome track cycling in North America. Called the World Cycling League, the venture is the brainchild of David Chauner and John Vande Velde, who both repr...

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Duke Boosts Scholarship Fund

D uke University will culminate its yearlong celebration of women's sports next month with the Duke Women's Athletics Celebration Weekend, to be held April 6-8. The event will be part celebration and part fund-raiser for Duke's women's scholarship endow ...

Tags: Colleges, Other News, Soccer

XFL Launches Ad Blitz

The XFL has launched an all-out advertising blitz to raise rock-bottom TV ratings, a move that stands to add to the league's rising start-up costs that could reach $60 million this year. XFL officials refused to put a cost on their advertising campaign that began last Friday. With just a m ...

Tags: Colleges, Football, Hockey, This Week's Issue

AmEx Blue Card Ad Reviewed

N o one has helped stretch the envelope of what charge cards can be more than American Express. AmEx took the "we'll pay for it now so you can pay us later" generic charge card service of MasterCard and Visa and exploded its possibilities. In ...

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NCAA Targets Betting Sites

The NCAA wants to send a warning to potential cybersquatters, or those individuals or companies who register or use a Web site domain name with the intention of profiting from a trademarked name. The association will actively go after them to shut down their sites and seek both the return of ...

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Nielsen Weekly Sports Rankings

The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 3/5/01-3/11/01.

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Football, Golf, Motorsports

Top Advertisers In 2000

The Sydney Olympics and the strongest advertising market in history helped sports programming attract a record $3.1 billion from the top 50 sports advertisers last year, up 29.5 percent from 1999, according to Nielsen Media Research figures. The top ...

Tags: Colleges, Football, Horse Racing, Motorsports, Olympics, This Week's Issue

Florida State lines up network for baseball broadcasts

Florida State University is planning to launch a baseball radio network next month. "Baseball has been such a success [that] we thought the program deserved the extra exposure," said Scott Kull, director of Seminole Athletics Marketing. The radio network will include flagship station WNLS ...

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Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 1/1/01 - 1/7/01.

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Ravens, Basketball, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Colleges, ESPN, Football, Fox, Golf, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NCAA, New York Knicks, NFL, Phoenix Suns

WebTV, CBS try interactive hoops

CBS and Microsoft WebTV Networks will bring interactive programming to NCAA basketball telecasts beginning in February, one element of their planned 500 hours of interactive programming in various categories this year. The roughly 1 million homes equipped with Microsoft's WebTV Plus and Ulti ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., Colleges, E-Sports, Microsoft Corp., NCAA, Oakland Athletics, SportsLine.com

Michigan's Nike deal can't erase debt

Just do it. The famous Nike slogan best sums up how the University of Michigan athletic department plans to tackle its ever-growing financial losses. Despite having one of the most prestigious athletic programs in the country, the Wolverines are still seeing red, mostly stemming from ...

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