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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

Source NBC Sports

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Tuesday
Apr192011

New Deal Makes Kellogg A Multi-Grain Gain For USOC, Olympics Through 2016

April 18, 2011: Kellogg Company has signed a deal that will return the cereal giant as a marketing partner of the United States Olympic Committee.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kellogg becomes a marketing partners for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kellogg ha also signed to become an official sponsor of 2011 and 2015 U.S. Pan American and Parapan American Teams.

Kellogg had been a marketing partner of the Olympics from 1976-1992 and the U.S. Olympic Teams from 2000-2008.

The USOC has been active this year in signing an extending deals with top tier partners. Last week, Nike, a USOC partner since 2005, extended its alliance with the USOC through the 2016 Olympics, and the USOC recently signed new sponsorship deals with Citigroup and TD Ameritrade.

Other USCO partners include Coca-Cola, Acer, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), AT&T, Atos Origin, BMW North America, BP, Dow Chemical, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

USOC sponsors include 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate and United.

"Kellogg Company has a long history with the Olympic Movement dating back to 1976, and we are proud to support the dreams of the next generation of athletes who will represent our country," Brad Davidson, president for Kellogg North America, said in a statement. "As a company, we are committed to helping people make the most of each day's possibilities, whether with a nutritious breakfast or snack or by fueling the passions of a successful Olympic team. We share Americans' enthusiasm for supporting Team USA."

"Kellogg has a long history with the Olympic movement and we are proud to support the dreams of the next generation of athletes who will represent our country."

Kellogg's sponsorship of the USOC includes the following categories: all Kellogg's cereal brands, toaster pastries, frozen waffles/pancakes, fruit flavored snack pieces, cereal bars, cookies and crackers. In addition to financial support, athletes and coaches at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers and additional team venues will enjoy a daily variety of Kellogg's® breakfast foods and other products.

According to Scott Blackmun, CEO for the  USOC, "The USOC looks forward to working with Kellogg to engage people across the country and create excitement for Team USA. This partnership provides America's athletes with valuable support and resources that allow them to focus on achieving their lifelong goal of making our country proud at the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

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