Quote of the Day

"It comes at a time when the negotiating window is open for the Big East to get their television contract, and now you lose another brand name."
-- ESPN’s Andy Katz, commenting on the ACC’s addition of Notre Dame. (“SportsCenter,” ESPN, 9/12)
Wednesday September 12, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 1 Print This Issue

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  • Luck O' The Irish

    Notre Dame agrees to play five ACC opponents in football every year

    The ACC has unanimously voted to accept the Univ. of Notre Dame as a new member. The school will compete as a full member in all conference-sponsored sports except for football, though Notre Dame will play five games annually against league programs. The conference today also voted to increase exit fees for schools to three times the ACC's annual operating budget. Currently this would equate to an exit fee of over $50M. The Notre Dame hockey team is expected to continue with a planned move to Hockey East, as the ACC does not sponsor the sport ( THE DAILY ). The SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE notes Notre Dame as part of the deal will play each ACC team "at least once every three years” in football. Notre Dame also will be “a p ...

  • Moving The Needle

    The tentative agreement to build a $490M arena in the Seattle's Sodo neighborhood drew support political leaders and fans.

  • Programming Alert

    CBS is "tweaking its fall schedule to better accommodate NFL overage on Sunday nights."

  • Sticks & Stones

    With the NHL lockout looming, are NHL teams sending a mixed message by signing high-dollar player contracts?

  • Hot Button Issue

    Flames players "bowed to public pressure and agreed to do the right thing” by participating in the team's charity golf tournament.

  • Get In The Ring

    HBO, ESPN team up in a boxing cross-promotion deal that could provide a boost to the sport's waning popularity.

  • No Skin Off His Back

    Redskins QB Robert Griffin III “won't likely be fined” for covering up the Nike logo on his undershirt Sunday.

  • Shark In The Water

    Greg Norman Production Co., founded by the HOF golfer, “will assume management" of the Valero Texas Open.

  • Me & Mr. Jones

    Jerry Jones' son-in-law Shy Anderson has designed and ordered "custom eyeglass cleaning cloths" called "Jerry Wipes."

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