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Fiesta Bowl Moved Up To Jan. 2

With the NFL lockout resolved, the 2012 Fiesta Bowl has been moved up from Jan. 5 to Jan. 2.

The BCS originally left the evening of Jan. 2 free in case the NFL had to push their season back due to the lockout.

The Fiesta Bowl will now be played right after the Rose Bowl, which is on Jan. 2 next year because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday.

 

 

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Video: All Of Downtown Vancouver Was Watching Canucks vs. Blackhawks Tuesday Night

How big is hockey in the city of Vancouver?

Just listen to this reaction in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks 2-1 overtime win Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Something tells me that downtown Montreal is currently silent after their Game 7 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins.

[H/T SportsGrid]

Major League Soccer Hires Chief Marketing Officer

J. Russell Findlay will join Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing as chief marketing officer.

He previously served as vice president of marketing for Town Sports International and spent 20 years with PepsiCo and Unilever before taking that position.

“I am pleased to welcome Russ Findlay to the MLS family,” league commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “Russ has 20 years of strategic brand marketing and sales experience and brings to our League and sport a great passion for the game. His expertise in understanding consumers and knowing how to reach them is an excellent fit for our business.”

The full release after the jump. Read more

SBD: Page Thompson Stepping Down at Golf Channel

Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand reports that Golf Channel president Page Thompson will be stepping down “by the end of the year.”

Ourand reports that Thompson told staff that he will be moving back to Philadelphia before Comcast, which owns Golf Channel, gets final regulatory approval to acquire NBC Universal. NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol was spotted taking a tour of Golf Channel, which is based in Orlando, earlier this year.

It sounds like Thompson may be in line for a new gig at Comcast, though what that job is remains to be seen. he had been leading the network for the last three years.

Update: B&C‘s Jon Lafayette confirms that Thompson will be getting a more senior job at Comcast.