Quote of the Day

"He's going to teach me cricket because I don't understand what's going on with that cricket thing."
-- President Obama, on helping teach basketball to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron during last night's Western Kentucky-Mississippi Valley State NCAA tournament game. (truTV, 3/13)
Wednesday March 14, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 131 Print This Issue

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  • Broadcasting Major

    Each Big 12 school is set to make $5M more annually from the proposed new TV deal

    The Big 12 is on the verge of a blockbuster TV contract that will put its media revenue in the top tier of college conferences despite losing several marquee programs in the last two years. The Big 12 and ESPN are nearing an extension that will earn the conference -- combined with its Fox contract -- $2.5B over the next 13 years, according to industry sources. The ESPN extension would run through '25 and sync up with Fox’ deal. By network, the Big 12 stands to make $1.3B from ESPN and $1.2B from Fox over the life of the two deals. ESPN’s old contract with the Big 12 ran through '16, but the two sides are close on a nine-year extension that will increase the conference’s average revenue from its current $150M a year to near ...

  • Drive To The Basket

    Lin’s first major endorsement could be with Volvo in China.

  • Dodging The Ax

    MLB reportedly cuts two more Dodgers bidders; Tellem, Kasten, Heisley, Kroenke still in race.

  • All Bets Are In

    Hollywood Park signs five-year deal to sell naming rights to U.K.-based Betfair.

  • Pay It Forward

    Former Astros Owner McLane gives biggest donation in Baylor history to fund football stadium.

  • Posting System

    MLB’s updated social media rules ban player use of MLB IP.

  • Seattle Slew

    Mariners announce operating loss for just the second time since opening Safeco Park.

  • Executive Decision

    President Obama picks UNC to win men's basketball tournament in ESPN's "Barack-etology."

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