Quote of the Day

"Are there better things for the Senate to worry about, like legislation? Sure, but it is a minor PR problem prior to the Games. "
-- NBC News' Brian Williams, on members of Congress becoming upset about Ralph Lauren's Opening Ceremony outfits for Team USA being made in China. ("Nightly News," NBC, 7/12)
Friday July 13, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 217 Print This Issue

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  • Staying On Track

    The National Guard's $26.5M sponsorship includes 16 races for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    The National Guard said that it has "no plans to drop its sponsorship" of NASCAR, according to Bob Pockrass of SPORTING NEWS. The National Guard "has budgeted to spend $26.5 million on its NASCAR program this year." That will "sponsor 16 races for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports as well as cover its displays, hospitality and other racing-related marketing and advertising." This comes after the Army on Tuesday  announced it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing after the '12 NASCAR season. U.S. Reps Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Jack Kingston (D-Ga.) "sponsored an amendment to the 2013 defense appropriations bill to block military divisions from sponsoring race teams." National Guard President Gus Hargett Jr. ...

  • Name Dropping

    After Freeh Report, Nike to pull Paterno's name from facility.

  • Primary Colors

    Capitol Hill takes rare united stance against Ralph Lauren's made-in-China Olympic outfits.

  • Battle Of Wounded Knee

    Blake Griffin's injury reignites the debate about the NBA's participation in the Olympics.

  • Cutting Crew

    With Oilers' new arena over budget, team store and other features may be chopped.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Barclays extends EPL title sponsorship through '16.

  • Best Laid Plans

    Cal's Sandy Barbour confident renovations to Memorial Stadium will be completed on time.

  • Big Men On Campus

    Marvel continues sports push with Russell Athletic deal.

  • Meet The New Boss(es)

    Two new SEC AD's: David Williams at Vanderbilt, Ray Tanner at South Carolina.

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