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Watch for More Bowling Spots on ESPN Networks

February 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

ESPN’s family of stations are now airing a new PBA promotional spot for this Sunday’s live telecast of the USBC Masters finals (1 p.m. Eastern). The new spots feature the Grateful Dead song “Franklin’s Tower” and its lyrics, “roll away…” The PBA on ESPN tagline remains, “Love the Lanes.” PBA fans also should watch for […]


Daktronics — South Point’s Video Display Maker — Is Featured on CBS Program

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In the May 2014 issue of Bowlers Journal International, we introduced you to the new South Point Bowling Plaza with a special hard-hat tour of the then-under-construction facility. In the December 2014 issue, we provided a “first look” at the new bowling competition venue. Now, we’d like to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of […]


Weber ‘Out-Melts’ Papelbon in ESPN ‘SportsNation’ Poll

September 25th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, visiting Los Angeles to “star” in an upcoming ESPN “This is Sports Center” commercial, was invited to make a surprise appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation” program, and participated with hosts Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman in a fan-interactive game called “That’s how I roll…” The almost nine-minute segment closed […]


Bowling at the Orange County Fair

August 8th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling at the Orange County Fair

It’s not uncommon for bowling proprietor organizations or even individual center owners to set up portable bowling lanes or stub lanes at fairs, festivals, swap meets and other public events. It has become less common in recent years, however, because of the contraction of the bowling industry and the expense involved. Orange County, California, has […]


Listen to PBS Interview on BJI’s 100th Anniversary

December 12th, 2013 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Luby Publishing Inc. President and Bowlers Journal “Leading Off” columnist Keith Hamilton was a guest Wednesday on the National Public Radio program, “Marketplace.” He was interviewed by host Kai Ryssdal, and talked about how bowling has evolved in recent years. You can listen to the conversation here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/not-every-print-magazine-dying-heres-one-thats-100-years-old.


‘Who do you think you are?’

April 4th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

'Who do you think you are?'

Pete Weber asked that question… and answered it… during a memorable on-the-lanes celebration of his 2012 U.S. Open victory.


Strike One!

May 19th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Strike One!

College baseball is ALMOST as much fun as college bowling!


Watch Richgels live

May 18th, 2011 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Watch Richgels live

Soon-to-be United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Jeff Richgels of Oregon, Wis., will lead his Turbo 2-N-1 teammates back into the National Bowling Stadium to try to improve on last year’s 14th-place finish in Regular Team at the USBC Open Championships. Richgels owns four titles on the tournament lanes, including two in 2005 when […]


Interview with a Bowler

March 21st, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Interview with a Bowler

Famed Colombian Clara Guerrero sits down with BJI International Editor Keith Hale.


Museum musings

November 14th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Museum musings

Learn about the new International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame in this interview with Luby Publishing Inc.’s Keith Hamilton.



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