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June 17, 1989
The USC-Illinois football game, originally scheduled to be played in the Soviet Union Sept. 2 as the Glasnost Bowl, has been rescheduled for Labor Day evening, Monday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m., in the Coliseum. The game will give USC seven at home next season and will be shown nationally by ABC-TV. The Glasnost Bowl was canceled last week by Raycom, Inc., the game's organizer, because of contract difficulties with the Soviets. The contract, however, provided that in case of a cancellation, a home-and-home series between the teams would go into effect, the first game to be played in 1989 in Los Angeles.
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May 3, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Sports Assn. announced Wednesday that it has reached a three-year agreement with NBC to televise the Disneyland Pigskin Classic, a preseason college football bowl game to be held in Anaheim Stadium. The inaugural Pigskin game, scheduled for Aug. 26 at noon, will match Colorado and Tennessee, teams that were both ranked among the nation's top 10 in final 1989 polls.
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SPORTS
May 3, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Sports Assn. announced Wednesday that it has reached a three-year agreement with NBC to televise the Disneyland Pigskin Classic, a preseason college football bowl game to be held in Anaheim Stadium. The inaugural Pigskin game, scheduled for Aug. 26 at noon, will match Colorado and Tennessee, teams that were both ranked among the nation's top 10 in final 1989 polls.
SPORTS
June 17, 1989
The USC-Illinois football game, originally scheduled to be played in the Soviet Union Sept. 2 as the Glasnost Bowl, has been rescheduled for Labor Day evening, Monday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m., in the Coliseum. The game will give USC seven at home next season and will be shown nationally by ABC-TV. The Glasnost Bowl was canceled last week by Raycom, Inc., the game's organizer, because of contract difficulties with the Soviets. The contract, however, provided that in case of a cancellation, a home-and-home series between the teams would go into effect, the first game to be played in 1989 in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
June 16, 1989 | From Times wire services
The USC-Illinois football game originally scheduled to be played in the Soviet Union as the Glasnost Bowl has been rescheduled for Labor Day at the Coliseum. The Sept. 4 game, which will be played at 5 p.m., will give USC seven home contests in 1989 and will be shown live nationally on ABC-TV. The Glasnost Bowl was canceled last week by Raycom Inc., its organizer, because of contract difficulties.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2005
Raycom Media Inc. agreed to buy television broadcaster Liberty Corp. of Greenville, S.C., in a $987-million acquisition that will boost Raycom's holdings to 52 TV stations. Liberty operates 15 network-affiliated stations; privately held Raycom operates 37.
SPORTS
November 16, 1988 | MARYANN HUDSON, Times Staff Writer
American college football has never been played in the Soviet Union, but USC and Illinois will soon change that. As expected, they will open the 1989 season with a game in Moscow. It will be called the Glasnost Bowl-- glasnost being the Russian word for openness--and promoters predict that this particular exercise in openness will be profitable to all concerned, both culturally and monetarily. The game will be played Sept. 2, 1989, in Dynamo Stadium, a soccer field in Moscow.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ratings fell 23% from the previous year, both ABC and Raycom Inc. say each turned a profit on the network's college basketball coverage this season. The 11 telecasts, which concluded March 8, averaged a 2.3 Nielsen rating, which translates to about 2.1 million households. Nine of the broadcasts drew less than a 3 rating and five of those got below a 2. (Each rating point is equivalent to 921,000 households.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
LIN Television Corp. accepted a sweetened offer of $1.9 billion from the Dallas-based investment firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. The move comes one day after Raycom Media Inc. had raised its bid for the Providence-based broadcaster to $1.7 billion. Hicks Muse will pay $55 a share in cash, or about $250 million more than it first bid in August. Hicks Muse plans to use LIN's eight stations and management as the foundation for an effort to become one of the nation's largest station owners.
SPORTS
February 14, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's next basketball coach will be a nationally known coach, if Athletic Director Tom Ford is able to hire the ideal coach he profiles. Ford sees Irvine's next coach as a key to the program's future, not only in terms of its winning percentage, but in terms of drawing fans to the 5,000-seat Bren Center, often less than half full for Anteater games. "This place needs to be filled. We've got to do whatever it takes to get the guy who can bring in the fans," Ford said.
SPORTS
April 17, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Ford stepped up to accept his Anteater lapel pin Monday at UC Irvine, accepting with it the job of athletic director, which has been vacant for more than six months. "A friend said to me that the first thing I needed to do was to change the logo. Who wants to be an Anteater?" Ford said. He does. "The Anteater is absolutely a great marketing item," Ford said.
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