Quote of the Day

"We can't be in a better situation than we are right now. There are no red flags or yellow flags right now. We're exceeding our own expectations."
-- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, on the progress being made toward building a new arena. (SACRAMENTO BEE, 2/8)
Wednesday February 8, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 106 Print This Issue

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  • Go East, Young Man

    Memphis will join Big East with three other C-USA members for '13-14 school year

    The Univ. of Memphis "has accepted an offer to join the Big East Conference in all sports" in '13, according to sources cited by Brett McMurphy of CBSSPORTS.com. UM, which will hold a press conference today to announce the move, will join the Big East with three other Conference USA members -- Houston, SMU and UCF -- for the '13-14 school year. UM's men's basketball team "would help offset the future losses of men's basketball powers Syracuse, West Virginia and Pittsburgh" ( CBSSPORTS.com, 2/7 ). In Memphis, Kyle Veazey notes the school has "long coveted a spot in the Big East." A C-USA spokesperson said that UM "would have to pay $6.6 million to leave the league." That is a "$500,000 flat exit fee and $6.1 million in a per-school ...

  • Sunday Night Live

    NBC's live online stream of Super Bowl draws over 2 million, sets new audience record.

  • To Market, To Market

    Super Bowl ratings in Boston, N.Y. higher than '08.

  • In The Swing Of Things

    The LPGA hopes to continue its offseason momentum with the start of the '12 season.

  • New Game In Town

    ESPN falls to third in latest comScore rankings.

  • Shoeless Joes

    Britain's Nike-sponsored Olympians may refuse to wear team's adidas shoes at Games.

  • Taking Umbrage

    Umbro distances itself from John Terry after racial slur.

  • Have Another Donut

    Bruins' Tyler Seguin renews with Dunkin' Donuts, promoting a "Romance/Bromance" meet and greet.

  • Underneath It All

    David Beckham claims seeing his H&M Super Bowl ad live was "embarrassing."

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