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Irish Eyes Will Be Watching: Notre Dame AD Swarbrick Says There Will Be An ND Network
Published June 14, 2011
GRABBING 'EM BY THE HORNS: In Phoenix, Mark Faller watched a recent Texas-Arizona State baseball game on ESPN and wrote he is “slowly going crazy with all the ads, promos and even the ‘crawl’ telling us every, oh, 10 minutes about the new Longhorn Network.” Faller: “I guess if you are paying that much money you feel obligated to promote it incessantly every time you show a UT event” (AZCENTRAL.com, 6/11).
GEARING UP OUT WEST: CBSSPORTS.com's Bryan Fischer noted with the Pac-10 Conference's television rights deal out of the way, Commissioner Larry Scott has "now turned to what some consider the league's possible crown jewel -- the Pac-12 Network." The "immediate focus" of Scott and Pac-10 Deputy Commissioner & COO Larry Weiberg is to get the net "off the ground by the time the league's new deal begins next summer" (CBSSPORTS.com, 6/10). See CBSSports.com's profile on Scott in today's DAILY for more on the launch of the Pac-12 Network.