Quote of the Day

"Maybe I’ll call Stephen Colbert and see if he’s ready to pick up another sport. "
-- USA Team Handball GM Steve Pastorino, jokingly referring to Colbert's financial support of U.S. Speedskating. (Colorado Springs GAZETTE, 8/31)
Thursday September 1, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 246 Print This Issue

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  • Here We Go Again

    Texas A&M is expected to apply for membership in the SEC

    Texas A&M notified Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe yesterday that the university "will leave the conference effective June 30, 2012," according to Suzanne Halliburton of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. A&M will "petition to join" the 12-school SEC, while the Big 12 "scrambles to find a replacement for the league [if] schools decide, like A&M, to move elsewhere." If a "suitable replacement isn't found, the Big 12 could disband, effectively changing the landscape of big-time college football." In such a scenario, the Pac-12 "could pick up the pieces." Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott yesterday said that his conference "has no plans for immediate expansion, though he did leave open the possibility." Halliburton notes one issue for ...

  • Nine Iron

    PGA Tour inks nine-year extensions with CBS, NBC.

  • Strikeout Pitch

    Mets' plan to sell minority stake to David Einhorn falls through.

  • Until We Meet Again

    After six-hour meeting, NBA and union acknowledge urgency in CBA negotiations.

  • The Cheese Stands Alone

    Fresh off Super Bowl win, Packers teammates Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews own the top-selling NFL jerseys.

  • Mile High Salute

    Sports Authority tears down new banners at Broncos stadium amid fury from fans.

  • French Toast

    Lagardère's sports division drags down company's net profit.

  • Making A Substitution

    Eileraas steps down as WPS CEO after less than a year.

  • Goode Communication

    Joe Goode leaving media relations at BofA for USGA.

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