Quote of the Day

"The first thing I thought of was to get a place with truTV."
-- Pittsburgh men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon, on finding a hotel for the team to stay in while in DC for the NCAA tournament. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 3/15)
Tuesday March 15, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 127 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Draft Dodgers?

    The recently decertified NFL players' group is "putting into place a plan that would prevent each top college prospect from attending next month's draft" in N.Y., according to sources cited by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The players' group "already has contacted 17 top prospects who ordinarily would have received an invitation to attend the draft and informed them not to go." Another source indicated that the edict is a "recommendation, not an explicit order not to attend the draft." The source said the players' group plans to give the prospects the "same experience down the street." Schefter reported the group "even has gone so far as to consider placing the players on another competing network to do post-pick interviews, though no final de ...

  • Silent Treatment

    No negotiations between NFL, players expected before April 6 hearing on injunction.

  • More For Less

    Big 12 Conference nearing extension of its cable rights deal with Fox that would be worth more than $60M a year.

  • Truth & Consequences

    The NCAA tournament tips off tonight with two games on truTV -- assuming viewers can find the channel.

  • House Of Pane

    Jeld-Wen signs naming-rights deal for MLS Timbers stadium.

  • To Infinity And Beyond

    adidas preps its largest global ad campaign ever.

  • Whatever It Takes

    Louisiana expects to pay Hornets $7M+ to meet franchise's lease requirements.

  • Planning Ahead

    Bills begin lease extension talks with local officials.

  • Misplaced Priorities?

    Several IndyCar drivers would like $5M bonus redirected.

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