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Nebraska Basketball Tickets Already Sold Out for 2013-14

This fall, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be moving into a new basketball arena, and fans are excited. So excited in fact, that the athletic department announced on Friday that the public’s allotment for tickets is already sold out for the 2013-14 season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, which will be located in downtown Lincoln, will hold 15,147…

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Kevin Ware Injury Sends Shockwaves Through Social Media

Social media has become a key element in how sports fans take in games in recent years. This year’s NCAA tournament has been no exception, with fans constantly sending out updates on Twitter during every minute of action. But no event caused such a storm on social media as Kevin Ware’s gruesome injury on Sunday…

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UCLA Fires Ben Howland After 10 Years

Ben Howland, who coached UCLA for the past 10 years, was fired on Sunday, the school announced. The move ends the longest coaching tenure at UCLA since John Wooden retired in 1975. In 10 seasons, Howland went 233-107, leading the Bruins to three Final Four appearances. “I evaluate a coach on a number of other…

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Using March Madness For Marketing And Promotions

Guest post by Jenna Smith Sports marketing is one of the most successful ways to bring in business and capture a casual passerby’s eye. You need only look at how popular and anticipated the commercials for The Big Game (that football one that people go crazy over but we can’t say the name of because…

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March Madness: From Cinderella to Top Dogs

It’s that time of year again, as conference tournaments swing into full-effect and universities and a nation of college basketball fans prepare for March Madness. The NCAA tournament is considered one of the most decorated, competitive and exciting tournaments in all of sports. What makes it so special and exciting? Tradition One-and-done elimination format Upsets/Cinderellas….

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Professional Sports Age Requirements

Should athlete talent dribble through a season of aging before being presented to the pro sports world? Is college a necessary bridge between high school and pro sports? Let’s think about it for a moment. What would the basketball world look like without LeBron James, Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant; all of which jumped directly…

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NCAA’s Best PR Campaign: March Madness

I’m banging my hands against my head as one of my favorite NCAA basketball teams turns the ball over …again. The Big Dance, March Madness, the NCAA Tournament … it’s begun in a big way! There’s not a neater publicity package that exists than the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. CBS Sports, the event’s…

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From the Seat of the Scorekeeper

(This is a guest article by Cheryl Robinson) Shoot, pass it, red zone, see the ball, defense, you have to line your bananas up. After a decade of sports management, aka scorekeeper, I’ve heard practically every phrase in sports terminology used to motivate a team or individual, inspire them to do their best and win….

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