Quote of the Day

"Attendance is up, revenue is up, television exposure is up ratings are skyrocketing but at what price? It's frustrating, borderline disgusting that institutions that cut corners and cheat are able to win at that level and not pay a price."
-- Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson, calling on the NCAA to reform its enforcement policies. (ESPN.com, 7/27)
Thursday July 28, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 220 Print This Issue

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  • Larry The Cable Guy

    The Pac-12 Conference yesterday announced the creation of "not just one national channel, but six additional regionals as well that will focus on the largest areas represented" in the conference's new alignment, according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Time Warner, Comcast, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks are the "first on board in distributing the regionals that will launch in August 2012 with more deals expected to be negotiated in the coming months." Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and the Rocky Mountain regions are the "areas of primary focus, carrying channels that are expected to be sold as basic cable." Meanwhile, a national net "could be created from DirecTV and the Dish N ...

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  • Making A Splash

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  • Grass Isn't Greener

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  • X-treme Measures

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  • Going Off The Beaten Path

    Will Travis Pastrana's NASCAR venture pull in the young demo the sport covets?

  • Bare Necessities

    New Balance launches new ad campaign for barefoot shoes.

  • Lightning Strikes

    St. Pete Times Forum begins $35M renovation project.

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