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• Amazon Prime Video said that Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer would provide commentary and analysis for its live-streaming coverage of 11 Thursday Night Football games on Prime Video beginning Sept. 27 when the Los Angeles Rams host the Minnesota Vikings. “NFL fans will hear history made this season — bringing two female announcers together to call an entire NFL game has never been done before,” said Greg Hart, vp-Prime Video.

• 2K, publisher of NBA 2K, has launched 2K Foundations, created to “support underserved communities across the nation by refurbishing basketball courts in neighborhoods that need them the most.” 2K Foundations will also "provide essential technology upgrades in local community centers that will enable STEM education programming for youth." Microsoft will partner. 2K Foundations plans to refurbish 12 basketball courts in multiple cities throughout the U.S. within its first year.

• NBC Sports Group, Grambling State University and Southern University have extended their alliance, which began in 1991, for three more years, keeping the annual Bayou Classic on NBCSN through 2021. The game is played Thanksgiving weekend in the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome in New Orleans.

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Top 10 Universities Ranked by Total Football Revenue (per Forbes)

1. Texas A&M: $148M
2. Texas: $133M
3. Michigan: $127M

3. Alabama: $127M
5. Ohio State: $120M

6. Oklahoma: $118M

7. Notre Dame: $112M

7. Auburn: $112M
7. LSU: $112M 

10. Florida: $111M

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Weekend Box Office (Sept. 21-23)
1. The House With A Clock In Its Walls - Universal - $26.9M
2. A Simple Favor - Lionsgate - $10.4M
3. The Nun - Warner Bros. - $10.2M
4. The Predator- 20th Century Fox - $8.7M
5. Crazy Rich Asians - Warner Bros. - $6.5M
6. White Boy Rick - Sony - $5.0M
7. Peppermint - STX Entertainment - $3.7M
8. Fahrenheit 11/9 - Briarcliff Entertainment - $3.1M
9. The Meg - Warner Bros. - $2.4M
10. Searching - Sony - $2.2M
11. Life Itself - Amazon Studios - $2.1M
12. Unbroken: Path To Redemption - Pure Flix - $1.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Mar012018

Gold Reunion: Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard In Burton Championships

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2018: Burton Snowboards is planning a golden reunion, but it is anything but a gathering of golden oldies.

The 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships is scheduled to feature 50 Olympians among the competition — including 15 athletes who medaled at the 2018 Winter Games — at Vail Mountain Resort, Colo., March 5 –10.

The group is led by three U.S. competitors who won gold at PyeongChang: 17-year-old Chloe Kim (halfpipe), Jamie Anderson (slopestyle) and 17-year-old Red Gerard (slopestyle); as well as gold medal winners Anna Gasser (big air, Austria) and Sebastien Toutant (big air, Canada).

Also among the field are Olympic and international competitiors Max Parrot, Spencer O'Brien and Mark McMorris (Canada); Ayumu Hirano (Japan), Scotty James (Austria), Jiayu Liu (China), Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (New Zealand); and Arielle Gold, Julia Marino and Kelly Clark (USA)

Marketing partners will be activating throughout the 36th Burton U.S. Open, including title sponsor Burton, Toyota, Town of Vail, Pacifico, Clif Bar & Company, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Microsoft Surface, Stoli, Rethink Water, Bose, Jack Daniels, Uber, Boa and Vail Mountain.

Each men's and women's final competition events will feature ten men and six women competing for equal share of the overall $343,000 prize purse.

Burton Snowboards was the official outfitter of the 2018 Olympic uniforms worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team, marking the fourth consecutive Winter Games at which Burton has partnered with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Burton recently unveiled the line-up for the free 2018 U.S. Open Concert Series, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, BØRNS, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Monophonics, DJ Hedspin, Dean Ween & Friends, Madaila, Dangermuffin, Deejay Theory, DJ Cre8, Brothers Keeper, The Medallions and Town Calvary.

There will be live broadcasts at BurtonUSOpen.com.

The Finals will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and locally in the Front Range on TV8.

Additional national TV broadcasts will air on FS2.

Burton U.S. Open Schedule

• Tuesday, March 6: Junior Jam presented by Clif Bar

• Wednesday, March 7: Slopestyle Semi-Finals

• Thursday, March 8: Halfpipe Semi-Finals

• Friday, March 9: Slopestyle Finals

• 
Saturday, March 10: Halfpipe Finals

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