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  • 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.

  • With 35 bowl games, it's hard for some to make a buck. Sure, you shove tickets down the throats of the participants, but some games are hardly financially viable. The problem is that when teams don't have great seasons, fans find it harder to cough up the dough. And making last minute travel plans three weeks before the holidays is cost prohibitive

  • With his Oklahoma State Cowboys football team at 9-1, Boone Pickens is the second proudest booster in the land. The No. 1 spot belongs to Phil Knight, of course, whose Oregon Ducks are undefeated and are in position to play in the BCS National Championship Game.

  • Cam Newton

    There's a lot of hearsay regarding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the Heisman frontrunner who has led the team to an 10-0 record and a No. 2 ranking. Reports have suggested that a representative for Newton, who left University of Florida and attended junior college before coming to Auburn, shopped his services to the highest bidder.

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    In the last month, thanks in part to the discussion over NFL hits and concussions, the athletic protective gear industry has been buzzing. And while there’s plenty of focus on helmets, the most revolutionary game changing product might be Evoshield, which hits mass retailers in January.

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    With Auburn currently in line to play for the national championship and with Nike relaunching his Air Trainer from Nike 1986 (now called the Air Trainer 1.2), we thought it was the perfect time to briefly sit down with two-sport great Bo Jackson.

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    Earlier today, we reported that no Brett Favre Wrangler ads ran this Sunday during NFL broadcasts. In fact, the Favre spot only ran 10 total times on niche networks yesterday, well below the amount of times the spots ran in previous weeks.

  • Chairman of TD Ameritrade, Joe Moglia

    Joe Moglia has one of the greatest stories to tell. He went from football coach to CEO of TD Ameritrade and now he’s back in the football game, as executive advisor to Nebraska’s head football coach Bo Pelini. As the team gets set to take on Texas this weekend, we sat down with Moglia to talk about his job and his future in football.

  • "The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis

    My CNBC colleague Darren Rovell who writes the blog, Sports Biz just posted the "Top Selling Sports Books Of The Year."

  • The Blind Side

    Last year, one of my most popular lists was the list of the year’s best selling sports books. It included Joe Torre’s “The Yankee Years,” written with Tom Verducci, at 320,000 copies through September ’09 and “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” at 78,000 copies sold through September ‘09.

  • Earlier today, the NFL awarded exclusive on-field apparel rights to Nike. We spoke to Brand President Charlie Denson, who wouldn't confirm financials, but did drill deeper into what consumers can expect.