Quote of the Day
"That’s one of the beautiful things about sports. If you think about the history of sports, you take people from different cultures, from different beliefs and bring them together."
-- Lakers F Lamar Odom, on playing against Iran yesterday at the FIBA World Championship as a member of the U.S. national team (AP, 9/1).
UNC Set To Face LSU In Chick-fil-A Classic
For the last few seasons, college football has been seen as one of the hottest growth properties in sports, and the news surrounding a new season is indicative of the marketplace. BYU continues the chess match among top college programs, and ESPN’s TV deal with the school again puts Bristol at the center of a major move in college football. Now, speculation focuses on what the Mountain West will do to make up for BYU’s departure. On the event side, this weekend’s Chick-fil-A Classic in Atlanta has made serious inroads in the college space, with plans to grow it into a weekend-long celebration. And to show the continuing nexus between the pro and college game, more and more universities are visiting the new Yankee Stadium in hopes of playing in the venue and tapping into the vast alumni market in Gotham.