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StubHub Suspends Sales of Tickets for BCS Title Game

Ticketing website StubHub has suspended sales of tickets for next weeks Bowl Championship Series title football game because one seller did not have enough tickets to fill orders. On Wednesday, StubHub removed all tickets to Monday%u2019s game between Auburn and Oregon, according to The Associated Press. On Thursday, the company e-mailed all fans who had already bought tickets, offering them a full refund and an extra payment of twice the ticket price.

The NFL's Self-Defeating
TV Blackout Policy

The NFL doesn't understand its own product. In the high-def age, NFL football games are better to watch at home -- and way cheaper to do so with ticket prices so high. Demanding that fans pack the stands hurts everyone, including the league itself.

Fox Broadcasting Has Sold Over 90% of Superbowl Ad Time

News Corp.%u2019s (NWS) Fox Broadcasting has sold more than 90% of its Superbowl advertising time, almost five months ahead of the event. The broadcaster is charging an average of about $3 million for a 30-second ad, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

NFL Season Ticket Sales Take a Hit From Weak Economy

The NFL's TV ratings are stronger than ever, but it's facing its third straight year of declining season ticket sales. With the economy still sputtering, and real prices for tickets soaring, teams are struggling to attract fans to watch America's most popular pro sport in person.

Madden 11 Video Game Goes on Sale - With a Party

Video gaming%u2019s biggest sports franchise got its latest facelift on Monday as Madden 11, the latest edition of the hit football game, hit the shelves. The new edition features Drew Brees, quarter back with Super Bowl champions The New Orleans Saints on the cover, and EA Sports celebrated the launch with a "Madden Gras" party in the Big Easy, featuring players from the Saints, parades and musical guests including Big Boi.

Super Bowl's Economic Impact May be Super Inflated

The Super Bowl is not so super to many economists. Experts in the economics of sports claim the NFL and its boosters have grossly overestimated the economic benefit of Sunday's championship game in Miami between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts.

Domino's CEO to Head Athletics at Michigan

The departure of Domino's Pizza CEO David A. Brandon, expected to become athletic director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, comes at a critical time for shareholders and Michigan fans alike, as Domino's revamps its products and delivery, and as Michigan's athletic program is under NCAA investigation.

Fox Appears to Win Time Warner Fee Dispute

Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal keeping the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to walk over a fee dispute. The deal's suddenness likely means Fox got the better end, as the cable giant risked having subscribers go elsewhere for Fox programming.

Are You Ready for No Football?

Time Warner Cable and Fox Television are going head to head over carrying fees. The battle has escalated, and now Fox is threatening to withhold its channel from Time Warner on Jan. 1, potentially denying millions of viewers in 28 states access to NFL football games in the new year.

Why won't the NFL play ball with PETA?

Say you're the head of the National Football League. You have the chance to make a long-running and very annoying public relations problem go away...