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A collection of thoughts from the Complete SET team as well as general industry story lines

Golf Canada, RBC Planning Hockey-Themed Par 3 Hole At RBC Canadian Open

Golf Canada and RBC announced the launch of The Rink — a fan experience taking place during the ’17 PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open that will combine golf and hockey. During the championship week, July 24-30, the par-3 7th hole at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., will transform int…

Penguins Hosting Watch Party At PPG Paints Arena For Game 6

The Penguins on Sunday will host a watch party at PPG Paints Arena for Stanley Cup Final Game 6, “where fans can watch the NBS broadcast from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.” Tickets went on sale Friday at noon ET at $10 apiece, and “proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation…

3-On-3 Basketball, Mixed Gender Events Added To To ’20 Games

The IOC Exec Board on Friday finalized the Tokyo Games program, and 3-on-3 basketball “will make its Olympic debut” in ’20. The body added 15 medal events, “including doubling mixed-gender events from nine to 18.” Mixed-gender relays will debut for swimming, track & field and triathlon…

Warriors Fans Flocking To Game 4 Watch Parties In Hope Of Sweep

There will be “lots of excitement around the Bay Area” for the Warriors’ potentially series-clinching NBA Finals Game 4 Friday night against the Cavaliers, and watch parties “are being planned all over.” The Alameda Theatre will host a live screening of the game, and by Thursday after…

Metallica Set To Headline Charitable Metal Concert At Iowa Speedway

Metallica is “set to invade” Iowa Speedway Friday night alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat . The concert is the second effort by actor Ashton Kutcher and former NFLer Dallas Clark , both Iowa natives, for the nonprofit Native Fund aimed at aiding people during “times of natura…

Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals Ratings On ABC Remain Strong Through Game 3

ABC last night drew a 13.4 overnight rating for the Warriors’ come-from-behind 118-113 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, up 14% from the same matchup last year but down 2% from two years ago, when Game 4 aired on a Tuesday night. Last year’s Game 3, which drew an 11.8 ove…

Gone Too Soon: Longtime NBA Broadcasting Exec Todd Harris Passes Away

NBA VP/Broadcasting TODD HARRIS “passed away” yesterday, according to Honi Ahmadian of DEFPEN.com. Harris was “in charge of the schedules for NBA, WNBA, and D-League preseason, regular season, and playoff games.” He also “oversaw the WNBA’s broadcast department while bein…

SBJ In-Depth: Sports Technology

Transformative technologies are changing the way we play, broadcast, watch and monetize sports. Virtual and augmented reality technology offers fans the illusion of being part of the action. Wearable technology helps players and teams better track the performance and fitness of those on th…

Big 12 Paying Out Nearly $35M In Revenue To Nine Of 10 Members

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Friday announced that nine of the 10 schools in the conference “will each receive a revenue payout” of $34.8M. In early February of this year, the Big 12 “announced that it will withhold” 25% of future revenue payments to Baylor amid its ongoing investi…

Daily Digit….

2,400 – Number of parking spots of the 16,250 needed that will fit on the 62-acre site acquired by the Raiders for their new stadium in Las Vegas, according to a study ( LAS VEGAS SUN, 6/2 ).

New Mexico AD Retiring Amid Questions Surrounding ’15 Golf Junket

New Mexico AD Paul Krebs “will retire” on June 30 amid “mounting questions and state investigations about spending public money on a fundraising golf junket” to Scotland in ’15. A news conference has “not been scheduled.” Krebs is the longest-tenured AD in the Mountain Wes…

Tweet Pic Of The Day….

Great visiting @sixers new digs in #camden , catchin up w old friends; their attention to detail is amazing #trusttheprocess #sportsbiz pic.twitter.com/NH6EWHeAGy — Joe Favorito (@joefav) June 2, 2017

Twitter Me This….

Cesar Suarez has been named head of the BHSC Latin Division. Suarez, an ex player in MLB organizations, reps Sal Perez, Odor, Panda, others. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 2, 2017

West Virginia President Gordon Gee named the new chairman of Big 12 board of directors. &mdash…