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The Dolphins meet the Raiders on Sunday afternoon at London’s Wembley Stadium — the first of three NFL games to be played there this season. Globalization of the sport is key for the NFL to reach its goal, $25 billion in total revenues by 2027, and London is seen as the doorway to Europe. But a doorway it should remain. Read the rest at Sporting News
Michigan Stadium, better known as “The Big House” has a seating capacity of 109,901. Each of the Wolverines home games since November 8, 1975 have drawn crowds of 100,000 or more, a streak of more than 200 games. Michigan opens the 2014 Big Ten schedule against Minnesota on Saturday. There will be more than 100,000 in Ann Arbor for the game; but the number of Michigan students that includes has become an issue that could that attendance record in the future. Read the rest at Sporting News
Cupcake season: When FBS Power 5 schools schedule inferior opponents and pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars to experience the joy of being throttled (in most cases) during the early parts of most college football seasons. In Week 4, the practice of Power 5 programs hosting games against lesser teams continued. Read the rest at Sporting News
After dealing with a steady negative onslaught of public and corporate opinion, Roger Goodell and the National Football League Thursday received two important sponsorship gifts. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said that while she deplores the behavior of certain NFL players, she believes in and supports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Later Thursday, Verzion the NFL’s largest corporate partner, posted a letter on the company’s LinkedIn page making it clear the company will continue to support the NFL. Read the rest at Sporting News
In the midst of one of the biggest public relations crises in NFL history focused in large part on the league's treatment of women, the DeVos Sport Business Management at Central Florida released its annual Racial and Gender Report Card for the NFL on Wednesday. The NFL achieved its fifth consecutive 'A' grade for racial hiring practices and received a 'C-' for gender hiring practices. This gave the NFL a combined 'B' grade. Read the rest at Sporting News