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APSL MAKES A RUCKUS IN ATLANTA

APSL MAKES A RUCKUS IN ATLANTA

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     The American Professional Soccer League's Atlanta franchise
has named itself the "Ruckus," and selected blue, black, and
silver as its colors.  Ruckus GM Mark Dillon:  "We wanted a name
we could own and a name that would not appear anywhere else in
professional sports.  We wanted a name that is unique."  The team
is planning a $300,000 ad campaign, and "team officials are
making good on their promise to sign first-rate players."  Dillon
also announced an agreement with SportSouth to broadcasat Ruckus
matches when play begins in May 1995.  APSL Commissioner Richard
Groff:  "This team is the APSL's future.  It's our future vision
and our future model, and it will take us into a new and
competitive era."  The Ruckus is owned by Sam Chase, who also
owns the Atlanta Magic of the U.S. International Soccer League
(Doug Cress, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/18).