Quote of the Day

"It’s easy to say that they have too much influence. But if you do away with that influence, then are you prepared to find an alternative funding source for those dollars? "
-- Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Wright Waters, on ESPN’s influence over college bowl games. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 1/6)
Friday January 6, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 83 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Running Down A Dream

    As part of five-year deal, race will be carried for three-and-a-half hours on ESPN2

    The ING N.Y. Marathon will be “broadcast live and across the nation for the first time in nearly two decades, the most significant feature of a new television deal" that will be announced Friday by the N.Y. Road Runners. As part of a “five-year deal, the race will be carried for three and a half hours on ESPN2,” and for five hours on WABC in N.Y.

  • Score Another Touchdown

    NFL scores second-highest viewership average since '89 for regular-season games.

  • Insurance Policy

    Northwestern Mutual inks corporate partnership deal with NCAA.

  • Guarding Its Assets

    Lagardere Unlimited acquires Gaylord Sports Management.

  • The Boys Are Back In Town

    NBA TV registers its most-watched game ever for Bulls-Clippers matchup.

  • The Big Cheese

    Rodgers tops list of best-selling NFL jerseys; set to star in new State Farm ad.

  • Blue Hawaii

    The PGA Tour begins its '12 season in Kapalua Friday without some big names.

  • Name Brand

    Univ. of Utah keeping its "drum and feather" logo.

  • Two Of A Kind

    PBR to become official beer of the Professional Bull Riders.

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