Quote of the Day
"They haven't seen this."
-- Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, on Cowboys Stadium possibly serving as a permanent host for the conference's football championship despite league presidents preferring to rotate the game between different venues (OKLAHOMAN, 8/10).
New SEC Media Policy Restricts Highlight Usage
The SEC has long been called a feeder system to the NFL, and it appears the conference is now taking a page from the pro league in regards to how various media outlets can access its highlights. The SEC plans to enact a policy placing restrictions on TV broadcasts, limiting the amount and lifespan of highlights as a way to protect its newly-formed digital network. The policy extends to press conferences, practices and any other league-related event, and also includes a ban on media outlets posting highlights online. While the conference will grant exemptions to some schools and networks, the policy is not being welcomed with open arms.
MLBPA's Michael Weiner questions number of players on '03 list while joining Ortiz at press conference.
USOC Acting CEO Streeter receiving 30% higher base salary than predecessor.
Dropping A Shot
IMG-owned LPGA event in China the tour's latest casualty as it will not be played this fall.
What's On Your Plate?
Rare look at NFL concessions revenue shows Cards generated about $8.8M in '08.