Quote of the Day

"The only thing it lacks is a palatable name."

-- ESPN.com's Pat Forde, on the KFC Yum! Center, which hosted its first men's collegebasketball game last night (ESPN.com, 11/16).

Wednesday November 17, 2010 Vol. 17 — No. 48 Print This Issue

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  • Levy (l), McManus Talk NCAA At Conference

    The opening day of SBJ/SBD's FSA Sports Media & Technology conference featured a bevy of noteworthy storylines, perhaps none more so than the news that CBS and Turner plan to add TNT's stout roster of NBA talent to their March Madness coverage. Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Marv Albert are just some of the big names getting in on the NCAA men's basketball tournament as some games migrate to cable. The fresh faces are "just what March Madness needed" and will help CBS and Turner launch their partnership on the right foot. Also at the conference, Stephen Ross discussed his FanVision technology, which the Dolphins Owner said will be available on smart phones starting next season. How the sports world tackles emerging technology also was a hot topic.

  • Shock Therapy 
    Chargers insist they are still studying San Diego stadium options after news of plans to sell minority stake sparks talk of L.A.

    Give & Take 
    NFLPA's counterproposal to expanded season includes reduced offseason workouts, two in-season byes.

    Kicking The Tires
    MLS BOG to discuss holding MLS Cup at home site, potential single-table playoff format.

    Eastern Promises
    adidas plans to "reach far into the Chinese interior" with 2,500 new stores aimed at regaining lost market share in the country.

    So Happy Together
    Sporting News, Comcast reach deal for local CSN sites to be part of enhanced Sporting News Today.

    First Impression
    Louisville beats Butler in debut at KFC Yum! Center, which is "maybe the nicest" facility in U.S.

    Turning Up The Heat
    Esquire.com writer's Heat credentials revoked after profanity-laced tweets about LeBron. 

    In Poor Judgment?
    ESPN.com writer wonders how nobody objected to Kobe carrying gun in "Call of Duty" ad.

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