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• Fenway Sports Management, ESPN Events and the City of Boston have unveiled “The Fenway Bowl,” an annual college football bowl game beginning in 2020 at Fenway Park teams from the American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference .Fenway Park has hosted other college football games but this will be the first bowl game in the home of the Boston Red Sox.

• The next NFL100 Experience of a Lifetime contest: Join ESPN's Adam Schefter as his sidekick on the set of Monday Night Countdown for an NFL game day experience. Details here. https://www.nfl.com/100/experiences/

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages.

“This strategic acquisition not only strengthens Bhang’s position as one of today’s most expansive and diverse global cannabis house of brands, it opens an incredibly valuable pipeline to some of the biggest retailers in the world,” Scott Van Rixel, CEO for Bhang, said via the company.

Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals). Red Ace products are currently sold at more than 1,400 locations, including Whole Foods and Amazon.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver. The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• 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. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NFL UK 2019
• 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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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Coming Soon: Cheribund Tart Cherry, Bad Boy Mowers And 37 Other CFB Bowl Games

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

December 4, 2017: The 2017-18 College Football Championship is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2018 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

On Jan. 1, four teams will compete in the CFP semi-finals: No. 1 Clemson will take on No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

Before then, there will be 38 other bowl games from Dec. 16-Jan. 1, including the Cheribund Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Foster Farms Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Taxslayer Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl and the Outback Bowl.

Schedule, venues and TV from the NCAA (subject to change).

Dec. 16, 2017
• CELEBRATION BOWL 
North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling State
NOON ET ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

• NEW ORLEANS BOWL 
Troy vs. North Texas
1 PM ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

• CURE BOWL 
Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky
2:30 PM ET CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

LAS VEGAS BOWL 
Oregon vs. No. 25 Boise State
3:30 PM ET ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

• GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
Marshall vs. Colorado State
4:30 PM ET ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

• RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
8 PM ET ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

Dec. 19, 2017
• CHERIBUNDI TART CHERRY BOCA RATON BOWL
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic   
7 PM ET ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Dec. 20, 2017
• DXL FRISCO BOWL
SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
8 PM ET ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Dec. 21, 2017
BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL 
Temple vs. Florida International
8 PM ET ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Dec. 22, 2017
• BAHAMAS BOWL
UAB vs. Ohio 
12:30 PM ET ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL 
Wyoming vs. Central Michigan
4 PM ET ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Dec. 23, 2017
• BIRMINGHAM BOWL 
Texas Tech vs. South Florida
NOON ET ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

• LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL
Army vs. San Diego State
3:30 PM ET ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

• DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL 
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
7 PM. ET ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Dec. 24, 2017
• HAWAI'I BOWL
Fresno State vs. Houston 
| 8:30 PM ET ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

Dec. 26, 2017
• ZAXBY'S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
Utah vs. West Virginia
1:20 PM ET ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas

• QUICK LANE BOWL
Duke vs. Northern Illinois
5:15 PM ET ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

• CACTUS BOWL 
Kansas State vs. UCLA
10 PM ET on ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix,

Dec. 27, 2017
• WALK-ON INDEPENDENCE BOWL 
Florida State vs. Southern Miss
1:30 PM ET ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

• NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL 
Boston College vs. Iowa
5:15 PM ET ESPN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

• FOSTER FARMS BOWL 
Arizona vs. Purdue
8:30 PM ET Fox
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

• ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL 
Texas vs. Missouri
9 PM ET ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston

• MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHRUP GRUMMAN
Virginia vs. Navy
1:30 PM ET ESPN
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Dec. 28, 2017
• CAMPING WORLD BOWL
No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
5:15 PM. ET ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando

Dec. 28, 2017
• VALERO ALAMO BOWL
No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU
9 PM ET ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio

• SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY BOWL
No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Washington State
9 PM ET Fox
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Dec. 29, 2017
• BELK BOWL
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
1 PM. ET ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

• HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
No. 24 NC State vs. Arizona State
2 PM. ET CBS
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

• FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern
4:30 PM ET ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

• NOVA HOME LOANS ARIZONA BOWL
Utah State vs. New Mexico State
5:30 PM ET CBS Sports Network  
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

• GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State
8:30 PM ET ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Dec. 30, 2017
• TAXSLAYER BOWL
Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State
NOON ET
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

• AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis
12:30 PM ET ABC
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State
4 PM ET ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

• CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami
8 PM ET ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 1, 2018
• OUTBACK BOWL
Michigan vs. South Carolina
NOON ET ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

• CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 UCF
12:30 PM ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

• OVERTON'S CITRUS BOWL
No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU
1 PM ET ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

• ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL (CFP SEMI-FINAL)
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia
5 PM. ET ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

• ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMI-FINAL)
No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama
8:45 PM. ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 8, 2018
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Teams TBD
8 PM. ET ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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