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Las Vegas Events extends deadline for NFR counteroffer

Las Vegas Events has extended the deadline to Jan. 14 for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to make its counteroffer on keeping the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas after 2014.

RFD-TV ‘devastated’ to lose rodeo broadcast rights

The owner of a TV network that covers Western and cowboy lifestyles is baffled by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s decision to pick CBS Sports Network over his network to broadcast the Las Vegas-based National Finals Rodeo.

If NFR leaves Las Vegas, team roping will stay

Even if the National Finals Rodeo leaves Las Vegas for Central Florida after 2014, there still will be plenty of cowboys and fans who will continue to come to Sin City in December.

Florida’s allure for NFR cowboys: Double your money, and then some

Veteran rodeo man Bob Thain read Osceola County, Fla.’s list of incentives to lure the National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas and concluded the NFR’s governing organization — the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association — likely created the list.

Gaughan confident rodeo can thrive in Las Vegas without NFR

Look at a map of the United States. On it, you will find few places Michael Gaughan hasn’t visited to witness a rodeo. The man knows more about small towns than Rand McNally.

National Finals Rodeo officials say they’re not hitched to Florida yet

The chairman of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board, which governs the popular 10-day rodeo held in Las Vegas for nearly three decades, said Monday that his board wants to make a counter offer that would keep the NFR in Las Vegas after 2014.

National Finals Rodeo to leave Las Vegas

Las Vegas lost the prized National Finals Rodeo when the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association board voted 6-3 Sunday to reject Sin City’s offer to keep the NFR past 2014 and to pursue a more lucrative offer to move the Super Bowl of rodeo to Central Florida near Disney World and Orlando.

Even in defeat, bull boosts spirits

By now, the cowboys and cowgirls of the National Finals Rodeo are headed back to Stephenville, Texas, where it seems most of them are from, and to the other dusty cow towns. Or they will be headed home shortly, because I heard Las Vegas is plumb out of whiskey.

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