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  • A man arranging fake NBA jerseys on sale at a market.

    Counterfeiting costs American businesses alone more than $200 billion and, not surprisingly, the sports apparel counterfeiting business is continuing to grow.

  • On Wednesday, high school football recruits can formally declare their allegiance to a college by signing a National Letter of Intent. The document must be signed in order for a player to get a scholarship.

  • Ben Roethlisberger

    Ben Roethlisberger has two Super Bowl rings and he’s heading for his third. But not many people are talking about the marketing bump he can receive if he joins an elite group of quarterbacks (Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady) that have won three titles.

  • The most exciting team in college football this past season played its home games in the state of Alabama.

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    On the night of the BCS National Championship game between Oregon and Auburn, Sports Illustrated’s college football reporter Stewart Mandel sent out a tweet that mentioned a hilarious sign he saw at the game.

  • Texas Longhorns Mascot Bevo

    ESPN is announcing today its partnership with the University of Texas to form the Longhorn Network.

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    In what appears to be the most comprehensive report on sports fans and their drinking habits, a newly published study says that nearly 8 percent of fans leaving the measured sporting events were legally drunk. Doctors at the University of Minnesota took breathalyzer tests of 362 adult fans who attended 13 of the Major League Baseball games and three NFL games.

  • College Tailgate Party

    The NCAA has posted the announced attendance numbers from the college football regular season. Here are some interesting facts.

  • Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, Cam Newton

    For the fifth time in as many years an SEC team won the BCS national championship last night. What does that mean? It means that Auburn, based in the most fan rabid conference in the country, can expect to see a huge increase in licensing royalties. While schools have typically seen at least a 25 percent royalty bump after winning the national championship, I'm guessing Auburn's take is going rise by more than 50 percent.

  • Auburn Tigers entering the football field.

    When Oregon and Auburn take the field tonight to do battle for the BCS National Championship, two shoe and apparel brands will be facing off as well: Nike versus Under Armour.

  • Cam Newton

    On Wednesday night, eBay's StubHub pulled off all of its tickets to Monday's BCS National Championship Game.

  • Jim Harbaugh

    Stanford Jim Harbaugh has a choice. Should he stay coaching the college game or should he leap to the NFL? If he stays at Stanford, he obviously has built up more goodwill there and therefore can afford a few lean years, but that’s the exception.

  • Inventor, Ramone Ward with his patented BoomGuard microphone shield for sports that require headsets.

    Ramone Ward always marveled at how coaches covered their mouths when they called out plays. He thought there was an easy solution and it's a money generator as well.

  • Fiesta Bowl

    It's hard to believe, but UCONN won the right to lose money by being the Big East's BCS participant. According to the New Haven Register, the school is now set to lose at least $2.5 million on the deal.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has signed his second straight international endorsement deal. This time it’s with Turkish Airlines.

  • NCAA Basketball Trophy

    “As long as I’m president of the NCAA, we will not pay student athletes to play sports,” Emmert said, in a keynote speech at the IMG International Athletics Forum presented by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily.

  • Football stadium seats

    For 20 minutes on Sunday night, Wisconsin students swooped up the 5,800 Rose Bowl tickets that were available on the school’s athletic department Web site at the $150 face value.

  • Military Bowl

    Of the 31 sponsors of college bowl games, 27 are consumer products or services, deals that were struck so that the public becomes more aware of their brand. But two bowl sponsors in particular stick out like a very sore thumb: Bell Helicopter and Northrop Grumman.

  • Even though he doesn’t spend much time in the public spotlight, Muhammad Ali is frequently mentioned as being one of the most recognized brands in the sports world.

  • Had it not been for a shoulder injury five years ago, quarterback Drew Brees told CNBC Monday, his life may not have unfolded at it has.