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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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Regional AD of the Year winners

As part of our report on college athletics, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal presents the 2004 General Sports Turf Systems Regional Athletic Director of the Year winners, listed below. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics administers the regional awa ...

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Turnkey Sports Poll

The following are results from the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in May. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports.   1. A director of athleti ...

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Old school New school

Vince Dooley, Georgia’s outgoing athletic director, considers himself part of the old school as far as ADs are concerned. Dooley, 71, has been with the Bulldogs since 1964 — first as football coach, then as AD. He landed the athletic director spot in 1979 because of his tenure as coach ...

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A world of opportunity

F or just about every facet of a multicultural marketing strategy, teams and leagues have found that there’s no one correct approach. Does your non-English-language marketing carry the same basic message and tone as your general-market communications, or do you specifically tailor y ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Chicago Fire, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Broncos, Football, Golden State Warriors, Golf, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Dodgers, McDonald's Corp., NBA, New York Jets, NFL, In-Depth, Soccer

Open-wheel racing stuck in the pits

Staking out a place as the dominant car owner coming out of qualifying for this year’s Indy 500, Michael Andretti holds out a glimmer of hope for the brand of U.S. auto racing he was raised in. When the Pettys and Allisons were running stock cars in a circuit that meant little outside th ...

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Turnkey Sports Poll

The following are the results of the Turnkey Sports Poll taken in April. The survey covered about 400 senior-level sports industry executives spanning professional and college sports. Do you think that a professional sports franchise will be located in Las Vegas in the next 10 years? ...

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Leaving Las Vegas

Legal sports betting in Nevada by sports book and race pari-mutuel categories Legal wagering with sports books in Nevada peaked in 1996 and has declined nearly 25 percent since then. The change coincides with the growing popularity of online sports wagering, which began to take hold ...

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Rolling the dice on sports sponsorship

The following is a sampling of sports sponsorships linked to the gambling industry: Boyd Gaming Corp. NASCAR Busch Series Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall); NASCAR Busch Series Sam’s Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park ( ...

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Crapshoot or jackpot?

F rom the other side of the Atlantic, the head of Sportingbet, a London-based Internet sports book that took a billion dollars in wagers from U.S. residents in the last year, is perplexed by the U.S. government’s conflicting policies on gambling. All but two states — Hawaii ...

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Niche networks find favor

The same forces that are driving advertisers to demand greater value in their sports programming negotiations are giving the little guy a significant lift. Niche services like the Outdoor Life Network, Speed Channel and the Golf Channel are gaining notice from advertisers who are either he ...

Tags: ESPN, Fox, Golf, Golf Channel, Millsport LLC, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, Nielsen Media Research, Octagon Group, In-Depth, Speed Channel, Tennis, Time Warner

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