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• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel. 

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
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• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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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• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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That New College Spirit: University Licensed Merchandise Retail Market Hits $4.6B

By Barry Janoff

August 6, 2014: Even as the debate rages over whether or not to pay college athletes, the amount of money being taken in by universities on merchandise, goods, apparel and other related items continues to rise.

The retail marketplace for college-licensed merchandise in 2013 was estimated at a record $4.59 billion, according to the Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, itself a division of IMG Worldwide.

IMG College, which represents more than 200 of the nation's top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, estimates that there are 190 million fans of college sports, the largest among all sports. Of that figure, 89 million are female fans, which IMG College says tops the number of women who follow pro sports.

And, according to IMG College, royalties generated from the sale of officially licensed collegiate products go back to the universities to "support student scholarships and enhance various initiatives on campus and in the community." In addition, IMG relates that "college sports provide more money for scholarships than any single source outside of the federal government."

“We are proud to work side-by-side with our partner institutions to connect the more than 190 million passionate college fans to the brands they love through licensed merchandise,” Cory Moss, svp and managing director for CLC, said in a statement. “We will continue to develop new products and marketing programs to enhance the brands of our partner institutions as we work together to grow the collegiate licensed segment of the marketplace in conjunction with collegiate licensees and retailers.”

With the 2014 college football season and the first incarnation of the CFB Playoffs about to begin, CLC has unveiled its annual list of universities with the top sell merchandise, top-selling college-related apparel manufacturers and top-selling college-related non-apparel companies.

CLC said these rankings represent royalties reported July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 on all collegiate merchandise sold on behalf of company-represented institutions.

Among other specific results, the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns ranked No. 1 in the fiscal year-end rankings for the ninth consecutive year, and Florida State University moved from No. 21 last year to No. 8 due to its BCS victory and a what CLC called a "strong national championship licensing program."

Nike USA ranked tops among collegiate apparel licensees for the second consecutive year, a position it has also held every year since 1999 excluding the 2009-10 and 2010-11 fiscal years. Among non-apparel licensees, EA Sports repeated at the No. 1 spot.

Top apparel categories for 2013-14 included performance apparel and clothing accessories.
op non-apparel categories included games, health/beauty, paper products and school supplies.

Top 75 Universities

1. Texas
2. Alabama
3. Michigan
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Florida
7. LSU
8. Florida State
9. Texas A&M
10. North Carolina
11. Auburn
12. Oklahoma
13. Nebraska
14. Arkansas
15. Wisconsin
16. Tennessee
17. South Carolina
18. Penn State
19. Missouri
20. West Virginia
21. Kansas
22. Clemson
23. Oklahoma State
24. Louisville
25. Texas Tech
26. Arizona State
27. Arizona
28. Washington
29. Virginia Tech
30. Duke
31. Oregon State
32. Illinois
33. Syracuse
34. UCLA
35. Mississippi
36. Minnesota
37. Purdue
38. Stanford
39. Washington State
40. Utah
41. California
42. Boise State
43. Maryland
44. Virginia
45. TCU
46. Cincinnati
47. Connecticut
48. BYU
49. Colorado
50. Georgia Tech
51. Pittsburgh
52. East Carolina
53. Rutgers
54. Montana
55. Boston College
56. Vanderbilt
57. UCF
58. Fresno State
59. Northwestern
60. Georgetown
61. Wyoming
62. New Mexico
63. Louisiana-Lafayette
64. U.S. Military Academy
65. Texas State
66. Nevada
67. South Florida
68. Marshall
69. Memphis
70. Wake Forest
71. James Madison
72. Montana State
73. Delaware
74. Gonzaga
75. Boston University

Top 25 Non-Apparel Licensees

1. EA Sports
2. Wilson Sporting Goods
3. Rawlings Sporting Goods
4. Tervis Tumbler Company
5. Commemorative Brands dba Balfour
6. Northwest Company
7. Team Beans
8. Logo Chair
9. Wincraft
10. Herff Jones
11. Jenkins Enterprises
12. Fabrique Innovations
13. Renaissance Imports
14. Rico Industries/Tag Express
15. Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia
16. TOMS Shoes
17. Jostens
18. Boelter Brands
19. Upper Deck Company
20. Legacy Athletics
21. Spirit Products
22. Concept One Accessories 
23. Midwest College Marketing
24. Stockdale
25. Team Golf
 

Top 25 Apparel Licensees

1. Nike USA
2. Knights Apparel
3. Gear for Sports
4. Sports Licensed (adidas Group)
5. Top of the World
6. Colosseum Athletics Corp.
7. Twins Enterprise
8. VF Imagewear (Section 101 by Majestic)
9. College Concepts
10. Outerstuff Ltd.
11. Haddad Brands
12. J. America
13. Lakeshirts Inc. dba Blue 84
14. JanSport, a division of VF Outdoo
15. Russell Brands
16. T-Shirt International
17. Columbia Sportswear
18. New Era Cap 
19. New Agenda
20. 5th & Ocean Clothing
21. Royce Apparel
22. Nike by Branded Custon Sportswear
23. New World Graphics
24. League Collegiate Wear
25. MV Sport

Source: CLC

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