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When she was in high school, Barbara Cossman bought a magazine that had an audio chip in it. It was one of things that she never forgot. So when she came to the University of Michigan and became director of publications for the Wolverines, her dream was embed the audio file of a famous play into a gameday program. Saturday, Cossman's dream will become a reality, as Michigan has printed 15,000 programs to be sold for its game against Notre Dame. Each gameday program includes an audio file of "The Catch," Desmond Howard's famous touchdown against Notre Dame twenty years ago.
It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.
When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.
Keegan Bradley undoubtedly was feeling the pressure as he was closing out the PGA Championship last night in a playoff victory over Jason Dufner. After all, the difference between first and second was $540,000.
Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.
Tiger Woods is having an awful year. In the six tournaments he has completed, he has finished in an average position of 23rd. How badly is that hurting his bank account?
The latest and greatest performance enhancer, if you've been living under a rock, is deer antler velvet. On the surface, it seems like it could make sense. The coating on the antlers of young male deer that contribute to the growth of that part of their body could help athletes. First, the NFL prohibited Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson from endorsing it. Now, according to SI.com, Major League Baseball is warning players about using it.
A class action lawsuit filed by former college athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts could take a huge bite out of the video game maker's revenues, should the athletes win the case.
What are some of the more notable products available on the market today that are said to enhance athletic performance? Click ahead and find out.
When the the folks at Madison Square Garden were dreaming up new features for their big renovation, giving fans the option of seeing Knicks and Rangers players leaving the locker room to go onto the court and the ice was a must-have.
The definition of the word “sport” is wide and includes activities that nobody should be disqualified from participating in simply because they lack an Adonis-like physique.
Earlier today (Monday), Tiger's agent Mark Steinberg, former head of IMG Golf, announced that he would be joining Excel Sports Management. Here's our conversation.
The biggest free agent in the sports agency world told CNBC he was joining New York-based Excel Sports Management as a partner.
Tiger Woods says he won't play the British Open as his left leg continues to heal.
Michael Vick got to write his comeback story on the field, now he has seen his image come full circle off of it. In a remarkable move, CNBC has learned that Nike, which severed Vick’s contract in 2007 after he admitted to his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has re-signed the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. (Updated)
There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!
For the last five years, Peter Beveridge has been innovating in the eye-black space. Looking to grow even more, having sold more than five million pairs of eye black last year, Beveridge has signed its first female spokesperson, Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Rory McIlroy's US Open win was a big victory for his sponsors, including Oakley, which had a branding all over the 22-year-old golf phenom from Northern Ireland. Oakley logos on McIlroy's shirt, collar, belt, pants and glasses yielded $14.7 million in equivalent television advertising time, according to Front Row Marketing, a sponsorship evaluation firm. Due to McIlroy's tremendous lead, and lack of Tiger, McIlroy's sponsors got an incredible amount of branding time.
Rory McIlroy's US Open win might have made all of the Irish happy, except the bookmakers, that is.
I'll start with this: Sponsors of athletes, teams, tournaments and facilities, for the most part, do a bad job at maximizing their sponsorships. They buy signage, they film commercials and they don't do what they're supposed to do, which is engage sports fans by giving them a reason to positively associate their company to the fan experience. That's why it's so refreshing to see what American Express has done with its sponsorship of the US Open golf and tennis events in recent years.