Pac-12 Championship Not A Sellout Winston News Bumps Ferrell Off "SportsCenter" ACC Championship Game Tix Sales Slow Large Demand For Tickets To Iron Bowl App Review: ESPN SportsCenter For iPhone NSCS Ratings Flat For '13, Viewership Up Some ESPN Ombudsman Looks At Sourcing Dispute NCAA Faces Pressure On Major Changes ESPN Launches SportsCenter App Duke AD White Talks ACC TV Net, Football Revival
THOMPSON ABANDONS QUEST FOR GAMBLING LICENSE
Published March 21, 1996
Georgetown men's basketball coach John Thompson will withdraw his application for a NV gaming license and will pull out of a deal to make him a 10% owner of slot machines at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport. Thompson said he did so on the request of Georgetown President Rev. Leo O'Donovan. Thompson: "It was never my intention in any way to create any grief for him" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 3/20). Tony Kornheiser lauds Thompson's decision: "Why forfeit any of his stature on something like this?" (WASH. POST, 3/21).