Quote of the Day

"We don't want to announce something and have a big splash and then two years later it's not there anymore. We want to make sure we've done our due diligence for something that can stand the test of time."
-- Oklahoma Senior Associate AD/Communications Kenny Mossman, on not putting a timetable on the launch of the planned Sooner network. (TULSA WORLD, 1/20)
Thursday January 20, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 89 Print This Issue

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  • Ready To Launch

    UT's network will air at least one football game among more than 200 events a year

    ESPN yesterday formally announced its 20-year partnership with the Univ. of Texas and IMG College to develop a 24-hour network dedicated to the school. The yet-to-be-named net will launch in September. The channel will air more than 200 exclusive events per year, including at least one football game, at least eight men's basketball games and all available games for the women's basketball team and all Olympic sports programs. ESPN will build an on-campus studio for the net, which will produce myriad shows including pre- and postgame programs for all football and men's basketball games. An online broadband companion will offer events not included on the TV network. ESPN will also operate an online site dedicated to Texas high school sports ( ...

  • Running The Option

    L.A. officials ready to move forward with AEG stadium.

  • Three-Point Specialist

    CBS adds Steve Kerr to Final Four booth as part of Turner-infused broadcast plans.

  • Get Your Popcorn Ready

    Fox' Super Bowl broadcast will feature ads for at least 13 upcoming film releases.

  • Just Say "Nyet"

    Prokhorov makes "boldest move as he abruptly breaks off trade talks for Anthony.

  • Feeding The Masses

    Super Bowl XLV could set event record for concession sales.

  • Driving The Wrong Way

    Toyota changes its commercial showing helmet-to-helmet collision at the NFL's urging.

  • Rebel With A Cause

    UNLV in talks with Roski about 40,000-seat domed stadium.

  • Read Between The Lines

    Jim Miller opens up about his forthcoming ESPN tell-all.

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