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Volume 24 No. 159
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Marketplace Roundup

Samsung Mobile announced the company will serve as the title sponsor for qualifying during the June 9-11 Firestone Twin 275s Izod IndyCar Series/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Qualifying Days will include the Truck Series on June 9 and the IndyCar Series on June 10. Samsung, which has title sponsored the April Sprint Cup Series race at TMS for 10 years, is promoting the launch of its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the qualifying efforts (Samsung).

SOUTHERN LIVING: The Southern Conference has reached a three-year deal with Atlanta-based CSE to serve as the league's marketing rights holder and media partner. The deal will begin July 1 and run through the '13-14 academic year. Under the terms of the agreement, CSE will manage all rights associated with marketing, championships, broadcasting, digital and new media. CSE will also support the conference office through strategic consulting, analytics and branding initiatives. The conference previously had a relationship with IMG (THE DAILY).

COUGAR TOWN: BYU AD Tom Holmoe said that the school is "happy with its apparel contract with Nike and that it will continue to work with Nike in the future." He said that "no football uniform changes are being planned for this fall." Holmoe added that there is "no plan to wear Nike Pro-Combat uniforms in games this season" (, 5/12).

: MLB has unveiled the '11 version of its Stars and Stripes cap that will be worn on patriotic days such as July 4 and Sept. 11, and YAHOO SPORTS’ Kevin Kaduk wrote, "What started out as a decent idea to display baseball's allegiance on patriotic dates has transformed into a fashion monster that grows worse and worse with each passing year.” Proceeds from the sale of the hats benefit the Welcome Back Veterans fund (, 5/11).