Quote of the Day

"We really have no one in charge, by the way. Anybody who thinks the NCAA is in charge has got their head in the sand."
-- Former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, on the current leadership void in college athletics. ("College Football Blueprint For Change," ESPNU, 8/21)
Monday August 22, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 238 Print This Issue

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  • Hearing The Call

    The WNBA and Boost Mobile today announced a multiyear marketing partnership making the wireless phone provider the WNBA's first leaguewide marquee partner. As part of the deal, the Boost Mobile logo will appear on the front of game jerseys for 10 of the WNBA's 12 teams; the Mercury and Silver Stars already have wireless sponsorships. The jersey branding, starting tomorrow night, will mark the first time the WNBA has had a league partner with logo placement on multiple teams' uniforms other than adidas, the league's official outfitter. Boost Mobile, a Sprint subsidiary, also will have in-arena presence with the 10 teams ( THE DAILY ). SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's John Lombardo reports the "marquee level is a new top marketing tier for ...

  • Not This Time

    USOC decides, once and for all, not to bid for '20 Games.

  • Violence By The Bay

    Saturday's Raiders-49ers game marred by "chaotic and dangerous scene" at Candlestick.

  • A Change In Storrs

    Issues with fundraising, NCAA compliance lead to Hathaway's departure as UConn AD.

  • Hooked On A Feeling

    Longhorn Network gathers several small carriage deals with plans to add more ahead of Friday launch.

  • Milwaukee's Best

    Brewers making noise in Packers country with increased merchandise sales, Miller Park attendance.

  • Growing Pains

    NFL, players discussing HGH tests with "much to work out."

  • Friend Of The Devils

    DHL sponsors ManU's training jerseys for $16.5M annually.

  • Final Review

    ESPN gathers All-Star panel to discuss "complete overhaul" needed for college football.

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