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• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• Greenleaf Foods said it has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Rams to become the first plant-based food brand to officially partner with an NFL team. As part of this partnership, Greenleaf’s Lightlife Burger will be available at Rams home games this season, beginning Sep. 15 during the team’s 2019 home opener ( agasint tthe New Orleans Saints). Lightlife plant-based protein products will also be featured in the Rams Game On! Program at Albertson’s, Vons, and Pavilions.

• The NFL and Facebook have signed a multi-year partnership extension that will “deliver more diversified NFL video content to fans worldwide through Facebook Watch,” expanding a relationship that began in 2017

The NFL will continue distributing recaps from all 256 regular season games, as well as playoff games and the Super Bowl; plus video highlights from such postseason tentpole events las the Pro Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft. The NFL will also utilize Facebook Watch for distribution of an array of unique content including NFL news and analysis, Video versions of NFL-produced podcasts and classic and special NFL 100 content.

In addition, the NFL will create Facebook Groups around content themes and work to share relevant video in those groups.

• American Airlines will not renew its naming rights deal with the venue that is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat, which has been AmericanAirlines Arena since it opened in 1999 via a 20-year deal valued at $42 million, according to Miami Today. The team and Miami-Dade County executives are in “advanced talks”with another national company. American will remain the official airline for the Heat.

• Bowlero Corp,, the leading owner and operator of bowling centers in America, has acquired the Professional Bowlers Assn. which has been in operation since 1958. Bowlero said, “All scheduled tournaments and programming will continue, with plans to build upon key initiatives including the PBA's groundbreaking Fox Sports partnership.” Full story here.

• Marshawn Lynch has been named as the founded for the expansion Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football League, with the team beginning play in February 2020 in Oakland (formerly Oracle) Arena. The NFL Raiders are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas beginning with the 2020 season. Full story here.

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

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Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

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Weekend Box Office Sept. 6-8
1. It: Chapter Two $91M
2. Angel Has Fallen $6M
3. Good Boys $5.4M
4. Lion King $4.2M
5. Overcomer $3.8M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $3.7M
7. Peanut Butter Falcon $2.3M
8. Scary Stories $2.3M
9. Ready Or Not $2.2M
10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $2.2M

Source: Box Office Mojo

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• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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Apr282011

NCAA Forms Task Force To Review, Oversee Football Bowl Sponsorship Deals

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

April 28, 2011: During the 2010-11 college football season, a bevy of bowl games signed new title sponsors, including the Progressive Insurance Bowl, the TicketCity Bowl, the BBVA Compass Bowl, the Discover Orange Bowl and the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

Now, the NCAA has created a Division I Bowl Licensing Task Force to examine the "purpose, criteria, process and oversight of the NCAA licensing procedures for football bowl games." The NCAA currently oversees 35 post-season college football games.

The NCAA Division I board of directors also approved a three-year moratorium on new postseason football bowl game licenses "in order for the Task Force to do its work."

The creation of the Task Force follows on the heels of NCAA reviews into the operations of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ) and the Insight Bowl, both of which operate under the auspices of The Fiesta Bowl, a non-profit organization based in Scottsdale.

The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl came under fire earlier this year when an internal report disclosed a misuse of funds that included excessive executive committee perks and illegal reimbursements for political contributions. CEO John Junker was released from his role in March when the report went public.

The NCAA previously said that those reviews would come later this spring.

Some industry analysts also feel a catalyst for the move may have been the entry of Go Daddy into the college football title sponsorship landscape. The Web hosting and name registrar firm, known for its risqué advertising, signed a deal this past October to become title sponsor of the game that had been known since 2001 as the GMAC Bowl. At the time, GoDaddy.com vowed on its Web site, "College football will never be the same.

Last year was also the first season that ESPN had broadcast rights to the entire BCS series.

The NCAA said that its task force would examine such areas as governance and oversight by bowl sponsoring agencies, conflict-of-interest rules and policies, advertising and title-sponsorship standards and the oversight and reporting of financial management of bowl games.

"By stepping back and taking the time for a comprehensive review, I believe we will better ensure the integrity of the process."

The task force will be co-chaired by Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman, with another co-chair to be named.

“Let me be clear: This has nothing to do with post-season tournaments. This is only about making sure the NCAA’s role in licensing bowls is well done and consistent with the values we want to promote," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. "By stepping back and taking the time for a comprehensive review, I believe we will better ensure the integrity of the process and provide the best experience for student-athletes and institutions."

The NCAA said that bowl licenses signed in 2010 would remain in effect "as long as the sponsors meet the current requirements." However, it stressed that existing bowls would be expected to "meet any new licensing standards adopted by the Board as a result of the Task Force work."

The Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee, which is part of the NCAA Football Issues Committee, currently administers bowl licenses. The subcommittee has been meeting in New Orleans this week to review the licenses of existing bowls.

The NCAA said that the Task Force’s review is expected to "more clearly define the subcommittee’s role, structure and responsibilities." It would also create "clearer standards for bowl sponsoring agencies and for the public to better understand the role of the NCAA in its licensing of bowl games."

According to the NCAA, the current criteria that sponsoring agencies must meet to be licensed include:

• Generating bowl-based revenue equal to or greater than all of the contractual financial commitments from the two participating institutions and conferences.

• Averaging either actual attendance of at least 25,000 or 70% of stadium capacity over a rolling three-year period.

The Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee also considers in its decisions such factors as conference commitments, value of the title sponsor, TV agreements and community involvement, per the NCAA.

Among the new title sponsorship deals signed in 2010:

• The Gator Bowl, played in Jacksonville, Fla., signed Progressive Insurance to a one-year deal with a three-year option. Konica Minolta was title sponsor from 2007-2010.

• TicketCity signed on to become the first title sponsor of a post-season college bowl game played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The game was created to replace the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, which moved to the new Cowboys Stadium in 2010 after being played in the Cotton Bowl since 1937.

• Financial firm BBVA Compass signed a multi-year deal to replace PapaJohns.com as title sponsor of the post-season college football game played in Birmingham, Ala.

• GoDaddy.com became title sponsor of the event formerly known as the GMAC Bowl, played in Mobile, Ala. GMAC had been title sponsor since 2001.

• Electronics company Vizio signed a deal to become presenting sponsor of the Rose Bowl, including the Vizio BCS national championship game in 2014, which is played in Pasadena, Calif. Citi had been the game's title sponsor since 2004 but chose not to renew after the 2010 game.

Discover Financial Services signed a deal through the 2014 season to become title sponsor of the Orange Bowl, played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. FedEx had been title sponsor for 21 years but opted out after the 2010 game.

Gator Bowl Gets Progress With New Title Sponsorship Deal

TicketCity Adds Its Name To College Bowl Title Sponsorship Roster

GoDaddy.com Vows: 'College Football Will Never Be The Same'

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