Quote of the Day

"If you're not there for the day-to-day interaction, you shouldn't have a say. I'm not around the chemistry department day-to-day, so I shouldn't have a say in how they operate. "
-- Michigan State Univ. men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, on a proposal that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany could fire coaches under certain circumstances. (DETROIT NEWS, 7/20)
Friday July 20, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 222 Print This Issue

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  • Patch It Together

    The ad patches would be placed on the left shoulder where NBA logo is located

    NBA jerseys "almost certainly will feature small sponsorship patches on the shoulder area in two years, a move that league officials estimate could generate" $100M in revenue annually, according to Ken Berger of CBSSPORTS.com. The NBA BOG discussed the issue Thursday in its annual summer meeting, and NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver said that "there was virtually unanimous support for adopting some form of jersey ads." Guidelines for jersey sponsorship "are expected to be approved in September -- paving the way for the money-making ads on jerseys in time" for the '13-14 season. Silver said that the patches "would be 2.5 inches-by-2.5 inches." Silver: "My sense is that every team is in favor of doing this in some form." The spon ...

  • Extension Of Power

    In wake of Penn State scandal, Big Ten may give commissioner more power to punish programs.

  • Hello, Houston

    The Rockets are benefiting from signing Jeremy Lin, but management is stressing this is an on-court move.

  • Staying In House?

    Bucks, Bradley Center officials discuss new six-year lease.

  • Signing Off

    Longtime Patriots radio analyst Gino Cappelletti retires

  • Feeling Minnesota

    Wild invest $1M in loge boxes for Xcel Center's first major upgrade.

  • Speed Don't Lie

    Usain Bolt may not enter London as an odds-on favorite, but it is clear he carries the sport of track and field.

  • Better The Second Time

    Poynter Review generally positive in review of ESPN's Freeh Report coverage.

  • An American Original

    Bob Costas is increasingly considered the conscience of NBC Sports.

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