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Fermata gives evidence of licensing challenge to CLC

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

With more than 200 licensing clients and a 96 percent renewal rate, Collegiate Licensing Co. has seldom felt much of a challenge from competitors. That appears to be changing. Atlanta-based Fermata Partners, a company founded by four former CLC executives, won two big pieces of licensing business...

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NFL has $4B in media fees

The NFL is not budgeted to use the $4 billion in media fees that are at the center of a bitter dispute with the players union until a potential second year of a lockout, according to two well-placed sources. The NFL Players Association has appealed to a federal district court judge a special master ...

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All-Star Game back with a bang

The NHL All-Star Game, which took a hiatus in 2010 due to the Vancouver Olympics, returned this year with robust viewership, an innovative new event in the All-Star Draft and a high level of engagement from the host city, Raleigh. Nielsen ratings for the Jan. 30 telecast on Ver ...

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NFLPA party on

The NFL Players Association has traditionally held two parties Super Bowl week: one for the players and one VIP sponsor party. The union last year combined those two parties into one in order to save money, said Keith Gordon, president of NFL Players, the union’s marketing and licensing arm. This y ...

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Teams make contingency plans

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The Houston Texans created a CBA response team. Several teams have furloughs lined up starting March 4 when the league may be operating without a labor deal, while most teams wrote into coaches contracts reduced pay for 2011 if game ...

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Big game, bigger issues

After Sunday's big game, 25 days remain before the NFL's collective-bargaining agreement expires, setting up a make or break deadline. Or is it? Perhaps the least-appreciated aspect of the long-running and vitriolic public battle between the NFL and the players union is the significance of March 4 ...

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2011 NFL season predictions

In light of the current labor negotiations, how do you see the 2011 NFL season unfolding? “The NFL season will start on time with perhaps a shortened training camp/preseason schedule. There’s too much money at stake, not just with the teams and lea ...

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NFL labor: The issues

Here are how the NFL and NFLPA view key components of the labor talks

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Bornstein tops NFL pay scale

Commissioner was only the third-highest paid exec at the NFL in its most recent fiscal year.

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NBA youth push includes branded website

The NBA is launching an interactive youth marketing initiative called Hoop Troop aimed at reaching kids between the ages of 6 and 12. The campaign includes a branded website at NBAHoopTroop.com that offers game highlights and original programming; a partnership with Cartoon Network to promote the si ...

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Senior PGA may allow cell phones

The PGA of America is planning to permit spectators to bring mobile phones on site during the Senior PGA Championship in May and, if all goes well, it could allow them during the PGA Championship in August as well. “The move to mobile is really about our culture being so 24/7 connected,” Joe Steran ...

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