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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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04/15/13
Damon Evans takes role with IMG College

Former University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans is back in the college space, heading up a new division at IMG College that will assist schools with fundraising. The new fundraising solutions arm will work similarly to IMG’s growing ticket sales business, with IMG College hiring ...

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04/01/13
Charlotte planning kickoff game

Charlotte intends to join the ranks of Atlanta, Dallas and Houston as cities that host annual kickoff games on college football’s opening weekend. Organizers in Charlotte say they are deep into negotiations with several schools, offering a high-profile matchup with multimillion-dollar guara ...

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04/01/13
Social insights for Learfield clients

Jim Hanchett, a former Oregon State athlete, went back to his alma mater last year in search of interns for his fledgling digital marketing agency. What he came away with was a working partnership between the school and the firm he co-founded, Think Social, to create promotions for the Oregon State ...

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04/01/13
Alabama’s new AD in card set

When Upper Deck set out to create a limited-edition set of Alabama football trading cards last year, Crimson Tide legends like Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were certain picks. Bill Battle, who played split end for Bea ...

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03/25/13
Van Wagner helps NCAA keep fans informed

A trip to the NCAA tournament in the past meant sacrificing updates from other games and instant replays, video elements that are commonplace inside most venues. But that wasn’t the case after the first weekend of games in the new-look NCAA tournament. ...

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03/25/13
Front Row to sell for Philly’s Big 5

Looking to capitalize on a time-tested brand as change continues to rock college conferences, athletic directors from the Philadelphia Big 5 schools have signed Front Row Marketing to a two-year deal to sell the group’s commercial rights. The Big 5 is a 59-year-old brand tied to the major c ...

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03/18/13
New world greets IMG-Big East talks

IMG College’s multimedia rights with the old Big East Conference expire in June, sending both sides to the negotiating table for a new contract that’s expected to look significantly different. Among the points being negotiated are marketing rights to a conference football championship ...

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03/18/13
TBS poised to get Final Four early

TBS appears likely to carry the Final Four and two Elite Eight games next year, two years earlier than planned, thanks to an option in the agreement that CBS and Turner signed when they jointly acquired the NCAA’s media rights more than two years ago. When the two networks won the NCAA&rsqu ...

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03/11/13
IMG adds ticketing managers

IMG College is building a regional management structure to oversee its growing ticketing business. With 24 school clients now using IMG Learfield Ticketing, the joint venture between IMG and Learfield Sports, the companies think now is the time to build a regional management team that provides su ...

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03/11/13
For hoops teams, swag season is here

Editor's note: This story is updated from the print edition. Participants in this year’s Division I men’s and women’s Final Fours will receive NCAA gift packages worth approximately $750, including a Jostens ring in a commemorative wooden display box and a piece of the court ...

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