Quote of the Day

"When it launched, people wondered if it was going to be a colossal failure. Now it's basically printing money for the schools. It's been far more profitable than anyone anticipated. "
-- Indiana Univ. Assistant AD/Broadcast Services Jeremy Gray, on the Big Ten Network, which today celebrates its five-year anniversary. (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 8/30)
Thursday August 30, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 254 Print This Issue

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  • Built To Last

    Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s has agreed to a multiyear deal to sponsor nearly 80 universities in one of the largest college sponsorship deals ever signed, industry sources say. IMG College brokered the deal with Lowe’s, which will become the official home improvement store for all of the schools, as well as the title sponsor of homecoming at each school. IMG College is the multimedia rights holder for nearly 80 schools across the country, from Florida and Georgia in the southeast to UCLA, Arizona State and Washington in the west. Additionally, Lowe’s will be the sponsor of each school’s mobile app. The national deal is the first to go across all of IMG College’s schools. Previously, the broadest deal IMG Co ...

  • When It Counts

    Replacement refs set to call opening week of NFL season as NFLRA no closer to deal.

  • Wealth Distribution

    HRR clearly one of the main stumbling blocks for NHL, union.

  • Adjusting The Rabbit Ears

    Pac-12 Net preps first football broadcast sans DirecTV deal.

  • Fathers' Day

    New Padres point-person Ron Fowler already finds himself fielding questions on payroll.

  • Eye On The Future

    Jim Rome reportedly taking syndicated show to CBS Radio.

  • We Built This City

    Sabres Owner Terry Pegula will lead a $123M development project near First Niagara Center.

  • Standing Tall

    Superdome suffers minimal damage from Hurricane Isaac.

  • We Are Alive

    Turner signs up Bruce Springsteen for its '12 MLB postseason promo.

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