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2013-02-13 12:25:50

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Duncanville (Texas) and St. Mary's (Phoenix) once again hold the top three positions in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for girls basketball for the week of Feb. 11, 2013. The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports, and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com). The USA...

2013-02-12 12:23:54

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) remains the No. 1 team in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for boys basketball for the week of Feb. 11, 2013. The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com). The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 is now in its 30(th) year as the...

2013-02-11 12:22:19

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY announced today that Derek Murphy has been named executive vice president and general manager of USA TODAY. The announcement was made by Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY. Murphy, previously general manager of multicultural media at AOL Huffington Post Media Group, will manage day-to-day operations of USA TODAY and report to Kramer. "USA TODAY is looking toward the future and Derek's role will be to manage the transition...

2013-02-07 12:24:44

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When USA Today bestselling romance author Julianne MacLean self-published her first mainstream contemporary fiction novel The Color of Heaven in 2011--she never imagined that some unusual fan mail would be the inspiration for an entire series. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/CG56097) The Color of Heaven, which was a digital bestseller and spent more than a month on Amazon's Top 100 bestseller list, is centered...

2013-02-06 12:24:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Duncanville (Texas) and St. Mary's (Phoenix) hold strong in the top three positions in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for girls basketball for the week of Feb. 4, 2013. The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports, and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com). The USA TODAY High...

2013-02-05 12:26:33

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.), Montverde (Fla.) and Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) hold strong as the top three teams in the USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for boys basketball for the week of Feb. 4, 2013. The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 rankings appear in today's print edition of USA TODAY Sports and are also available online at USA TODAY High School Sports (www.usatodayhss.com). The USA TODAY...

2013-02-04 12:24:52

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doritos brand today announced that its consumer-created commercial "Fashionista Daddy," which aired for the first time nationally during yesterday's Super Bowl XLVII broadcast, has scored its creator, 29-year-old Mark Freiburger of Los Angeles, the career-changing opportunity to work with acclaimed film director Michael Bay on the next installment of the blockbuster "Transformers" movie franchise from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, set to be...

2013-02-04 04:20:20

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch took the top stop in the 25(th) annual USA TODAY Super Bowl Ad Meter. The winning ad featured a touching moment between a man and his Clydesdale. Panelists gave the ad a score of 7.76 (on a scale of 0 to 10). In celebration of the 25(th) anniversary of Ad Meter, USA TODAY expanded the vote to thousands via a password-protected site. More than 7,600 panelists voted on the more than 50 ads that ran during the game. Go to...

2013-02-03 20:20:16

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doritos brand gave two fans the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking talent on the world's biggest advertising stage when it aired their consumer-created Doritos commercials during tonight's Super Bowl XLVII broadcast. Depending on how the spots rank on the USA TODAY Ad Meter, either fan could win a $1 million bonus prize and the career-changing opportunity to work with acclaimed film director Michael Bay on the next installment of the...

2013-02-01 12:21:55

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siltanen & Partners Advertising announced today the early debut of their much-anticipated return to the Super Bowl commercial arena for the launch of Skechers GOrun 2. This is the second year in a row that S&P has developed a Super Bowl spot for the footwear company, following their huge success in 2012 with media darling Mr. Quiggly, a sneaker-wearing French bulldog who sprinted past racing greyhounds and moonwalked his way to...