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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 09.23.13 – 09.30.13

This week’s top news in the #SportsBiz includes Texas Motor Speedway installing the world’s biggest video board, standing at 218 feet wide by 94½ feet tall.  Other news includes SeatAdvisor launching TicketResell, NASCAR’s awesome fan and media engagement center, a possible rebrand from the Washington Redskins, and Syracuse offering a free sports marketing class.  Read on…

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‘The Sporting Nation’ Markets Sports To A Multi-Cultural United States

Leagues, websites, and major networks are trying to figure out ways to better market sports to the growing US Latino communities.  TheSportingNation.com may be on to something with their unique approach to reaching the market.  Part of their mission is to bring together both US and Latino markets and provide them with a unified sporting…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 09.16.13 – 09.23.13

This week’s top news in the #SportsBiz includes Orlando City Soccer eyeing a spot in Major League Soccer.  Other news includes Fox holding a Super Bowl ad contest, fantasy sports proving to be a viable business, Toyota and NASCAR holding a tweet race, and Manchester United cashing in on sponsorships.  Read on. Sports Jobs Orlando…

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Was The NASCAR Sprint Cup Persuaded By Twitter Outcry?

NASCAR has continued to prove its excellence in the social media game.  The final race for the Chase was held at Richmond International Raceway and many believe tampering was involved.  In light of the situation – and perhaps fan outcry on Twitter – NASCAR added a 13th spot in a 12 car Chase for the Sprint…

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ESPN And Turner Opting Out Of Lame Duck Year With NASCAR

In recent talks to avoid “lame duck status“, ESPN and Turner are trying to opt out of their broadcast agreements with NASCAR.  This tends to be a rare move in sports, as broadcasting rights are a big deal.  Even so, this will open the door up for Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group to take…

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Hendrick Motorsports And The Digital Dashboard Blueprint

Hendrick Motorsports may be one step ahead in the social media game.  By utilizing their “digital dashboard”, they are able to reach fans better than ever.  Not only that, but they are leveraging its use to procure and promote new sponsorships.  The team believes that what they are doing with social media can be a…

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The Top News in #Sportsbiz – 08.05.13 – 08.12.13

Take a look at this week’s top news in the sports biz.  The top stories include the Mark Emmert and the NCAA dropping out of the jersey business, The Whistle as a startup company, ServiceMasters becoming title sponsors, FIA Formula E, and Orlando City Soccer club pushing for a new stadium. Sports Business NCAA to…

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The Top News In #SportsBiz – 7.29.13 – 8.5.13

Social Media In Sports JP Arencibia is done with Social Media Social media can be a great place for fans to interact with their favorite sports stars and vice versa.  On the other hand, it can prove to be too much for some.  Everyone has seen stars come and go on Twitter and fans can…

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Nascar Rivalry = Benefit or Loss?

This past Sunday we received another reminder of the potential for excitement in Nascar racing. Occasionally drivers let their emotions get in the way of their best judgment, and the results are typically anything but ideal for those involved. But for the rest of us, this banging on the track and the squabbles off the…

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NASCAR Attempts to Take Down YouTube Video on Copyright Grounds

Following a horrific crash during the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, controversy emerged involving a fan video of the crash that was uploaded to YouTube. NASCAR had initially said the video was taken down on copyright grounds, citing language on the back of tickets. On a ticket from a NASCAR event at…

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Pat DeCola Discusses How He Landed a Job With NASCAR (VIDEO)

Meet Pat DeCola.  Some of you might recognize him as he has contributed articles in the past here on Sports Networker (check out some of Pat’s past contributions here: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/patdecola/ Pat attended Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, Maine, and graduated with a B.A. in Communications in 2009.  He previously worked as a sports columnist for Fox Sports…

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Sports Sponsorship: NASCAR Drivers Need Sponsors

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is just one big name in NASCAR who is looking for sports sponsorship deals. The son of legendary Dale Sr. is in need of a primary sponsor for about one-third of his 36 Sprint Cup races this season. The perfect sponsorship deal has yet to arise for Earnhardt and team owner Rick…

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