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04 / 14 / 14

For several days following last year’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association, sponsor John Hancock and volunteers worked long hours to clean up the aftermath. All VIPs, volunteers and runners had been located and most had gathered their belongings. BAA Executive D...

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01/06/14
LPGA focused on television

Ever impatient LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan took about 30 seconds to admire the growth in the 2014 schedule before he looked at the next column, which listed TV coverage for those 32 events. He instantly sees a lack of over-the-air network coverage of women’s golf. The U.S. Women’s Ope ...

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01/06/14
Valspar paints the course

It’s easy to dismiss the PGA Tour’s mid-March event in Tampa as just another tournament. Tucked between two of the tour’s most high-profile events, the Cadillac Championship at Doral and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, would anyone outside of Tampa have noticed if the t ...

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01/06/14
GolfNow targets clubhouse experience

When golfers go to GolfNow.com to book a tee time, they probably have no idea that the website is a division of the Golf Channel. Only in the bottom right-hand corner, several scrolls down, would a visitor see a small Golf Channel logo with the colorful peacock. For a half-dozen years, GolfNow ...

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01/06/14
Golf Channel has momentum

Coming off its third consecutive year of record-high viewership in 2013, Golf Channel executives say they are confident that a couple of schedule tweaks will help the channel set another record in 2014. “You can drive yourself crazy watching ratings fluctuate day-in and day-out,” said ...

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12/02/13
How distribution could work

One of the key questions college administrators ask is how the money would be distributed to the athletes. “There has to be a mechanism created, because that’s the only way to do group licensing,” said Jeffrey Kessler, a prominent antitrust attorney who has worked with all the m ...

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12/02/13
A pay-for-play model

More than $2.3 billion of network-funded revenue will course through the veins of college sports’ five power conferences by the year 2020. History gives us a pretty good idea of how the 65 schools in those leagues will spend that windfall. Mostly, they will pay coaches more and build extrav ...

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11/25/13
9th Annual Reader Survey

We asked readers to sound off on nearly 100 questions about the state of the sports business, and their responses provide an interesting perspective on the industry. More than 1,700 votes were cast in the survey, which covered the top leagues and sports, facilities, sponsorship and medi ...

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11/25/13
Sponsorship

Most OVERPRICED sports property: NFL 33.6% NASCAR 10.9% MLB 7.1% NBA 7.0% ...

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11/25/13
NHL

Getty Images Face of the NHL: Sidney Crosby 68.0% Alexander Ovechkin 9.0% Patrick Kane 5.0% Responses 639 Sp ...

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11/25/13
Facilities

Getty Images Grade the overall sports facility industry for the wireless connectivity it provides to fans: A 1.4% B 17.6% C 44.3% ...

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