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CFP ticket demand ticks up ahead of kickoff

Closing Bell / Monday, January 10, 2022
Secondary market ticket demand for the CFP title game has rebounded somewhat headed into tonight's 8:00pm ET Alabama-Georgia kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium, but remains well below where it was when the matchup was set following the CFP semifinals. Data from SeatGeek shows that in the 24...

Goodyear renewing Cotton Bowl sponsorship for multiple years

Daily / Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Goodyear is renewing its Cotton Bowl title sponsorship in a multiyear deal ahead of Friday's Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, which features Alabama-Cincinnati in a CFP semifinal. The game, a member of the “New Year’s Six,” also will host a semifinal in '24. The tire company, which has sponsored the bowl...

Yahoo releases film on All Blind Fantasy League

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Yahoo Sports today is releasing a short documentary about its All Blind Fantasy League, highlighting how ABFL players use assistive technology, like screen readers, with the Yahoo Fantasy app. The film, produced in-house, focuses on Draft Day, showing the picking process and competitiveness among this group of visually impaired users....

Red Sox' ticket demand leads the way in LCS games

Closing Bell / Friday, October 15, 2021
The Red Sox-Astros ALCS gets underway Friday night in Houston (Fox, 8:00pm ET), with the Braves-Dodgers NLCS starting Saturday in Atlanta (TBS, 8:00pm). For the first four games of each series (two guaranteed home games for each team), ticket demand is highest for games at Fenway Park, with an...

Disc Golf Pro Tour enters Championship event on the upswing

Daily / Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Disc Golf Pro Tour begins its four-day Championship today at Charlotte’s Hornets Nest Park, surrounded by signs of growth in terms of sponsorship, participation, purse size and following. Guaranteed Rate is the presenting sponsor of the season-ending tournament, and DGPT CEO & Tour Dir Jeff Spring...

NFL execs see Big Data as key to evolving all aspects of business

Daily / Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The familiar theme of data proliferation continued at the CAA World Congress of Sports in a panel featuring NFL Exec VP & Chief Revenue Officer Renie Anderson and NFL Chief Media & Business Officer Brian Rolapp. Both execs zeroed in on the burgeoning betting space as a source of even more...

NFL's Rolapp says Sunday Ticket "ripe for innovation"

Daily / Wednesday, October 13, 2021
NFL Chief Media & Business Officer Brian Rolapp hinted at some of the possibilities for the league's out-of-market package when its deal with DirecTV for Sunday Ticket expires after the '22-23 season, saying the product is "ripe for innovation." Appearing at the CAA World Congress of Sports...

Gillette drops "Look Good" spot for NFL season

Closing Bell / Thursday, September 9, 2021
NFL sponsor P&G's Gillette brand is activating around tonight's Cowboys-Buccaneers season opener with a new spot that will air during NBC's game telecast. The ad is titled, “Look Good. Game Good.” It features Pro Football HOFer and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders , Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey...

Ekeler gets the ball in Yahoo's NFL fantasy play

Morning Buzz / Thursday, August 19, 2021
Chargers RB  Austin Ekeler  is coming onboard with Yahoo Sports as a fantasy football analyst, just as the outlet makes a big push into DFS this NFL season. Ekeler will create unique fantasy programming for Yahoo Sports, starring in a weekly show, “Ekeler’s Edge,” to debut later...