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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Jul302018

QB Is Toast: Urban Meyer Named Head Breakfast Coach For Bob Evans Restaurant

By Barry Janoff

UPDATE August 2, 2018: Amid reports that Urban Meyer, head football coach at Ohio State University, was aware of allegations of domestic abuse involving now former assistant coach Zach Smith, and subsequently saying he had no knowledge of the situation, Bob Evans Restaurants has ended its alliance with the coach and their marketing campaign, “Head Breakfast Coach.”

“We are suspending the current partnership with Urban Meyer and removing all related content pending the results of the official Ohio State University investigation,” the restaurant chain said in a statement.

“At Bob Evans Restaurants, we believe strongly in the family first values upon which the company was founded."

Meyer has been placed on administrative leave of absence by the University pending investigation. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be the team's acting head coach.

July 30, 2018: Urban Meyer stands at a podium, answering questions from the press as he has done many times before.

But the questions are not about quarterbacks, defensive strategy and defending the national title but about eggs, bacon, toast and pancakes in Bob Evans Restaurants.

“I’m Urban Meyer and I approve this breakfast,” says the head coach of the defending college football National Championship Ohio State Buckeyes.

“This organization has a ton of heart and I can promise you that no one will go home hungry.”

On Nov. 28, 2011, former University of Florida head coach and ESPN college football analyst Meyer accepted the position of Buckeyes head coach.

On July 30, 2018, he has signed as the first Head Breakfast Coach for Bob Evans Restaurants.

According to Bob Evans Restaurants, “Our down-to-earth food made from scratch is always the perfect morning play and when the game is on the line, there is only one way Head Breakfast Coach Urban Meyer starts his day.

“Coach believes to be "Nine Strong" you need to be "One Strong" first. The Everything Breakfast adheres to his winning strategy by using nine strong ingredients to create one hearty meal: Three scrambled eggs, Bob Evans fresh sausage, hickory smoked ham, hardwood smoked bacon, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, hollandaise and scallions on a bed of hash browns. Served with our new griddled biscuit.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bob Evans Restaurants owns and operates 495 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S.

The multi-alliance includes TV, radio, digital, social media and in-restaurant advertising.

Bob Evans said that it would be unveiling "Bowl Season" later this year with its first “Biscuit Bowl,” including a social media activation and consumer sweepstakes.

That would support the restaurant’s new biscuit bowls--large golden brown and flaky biscuits filled with a variety of tasty toppings.

Meyer, whose  team went 14-1 last season (8-0 in the Big Ten) en route to the CFP National Championship, said he is a loyal customer of the restaurant.

“Just like OSU football fans on game days, Bob Evans guests can expect nothing but our top performance for every breakfast and dining experience. I won't accept anything less," said Meyer.

According to Saed Mohseni, president and CEO for Bob Evans Restaurants, “We couldn't think of a better fit for our first Head Breakfast Coach than Urban Meyer.

“We expect coach Meyer to bring out the best in us as he comes to the table with a winning attitude, impressive football resume and of course a mutual appreciation for farm fresh quality and hearty breakfast foods.

“We're ready for whatever plays he throws at us,” said Mohsen.

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