Quote of the Day

"If you didn’t like what we had last year, you’re definitely not going to like it this year. We’ve just resigned to the fact that we’ll have one game a year where we try to appeal to the younger audience."
-- Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, on the non-traditional helmets the team will wear against the Univ. of Miami this Saturday.
Monday October 1, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 14 Print This Issue

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  • Continental Drift

    While the U.S. lost, NBC earned praise from TV critics for its Ryder Cup coverage

    NBC earned a 4.1 overnight Nielsen rating for coverage of the final day of the Ryder Cup yesterday from 12:00-6:30pm ET, marking the best rating for the final day since the U.S.' comeback at Brookline in '99 (6.3 overnight). Yesterday's telecast, which saw the U.S. team squander a four-point lead at the start of the day, was up 71% from '10, when the event was in Europe and aired primarily in the morning, and up 21% from '08. NBC also earned a 3.2 overnight for Saturday's coverage, up from a 2.1 in '10 and a 2.8 in '08 ( Austin Karp, THE DAILY ). WHERE CREDIT IS DUE : USA TODAY’s Michael Hiestand writes yesterday’s Ryder Cup play “was made for TV.” The European team winning its first five matches, “making ...

  • Holding Pattern

    NHL, NHLPA take a break after weekend negotiations fail to result in new CBA deal.

  • Rock On

    Barclays Center's debut Jay-Z concerts deemed successful.

  • Eagle Eye

    NBC draws its best Week 4 ratings with Giants-Eagles.

  • Thumbs Up

    L.A. City Council unanimously approves AEG's Farmers Field.

  • Taking A Swing

    Miguel Cabrera's run at the Triple Crown could result in a marketing bonanza.

  • Miami Nice

    Marlins Park will host its inaugural boxing event for Timothy Bradley's first title defense.

  • Show Him The Money

    U.S. Labor Department shows Billy Hunter got 25% pay raise last season.

  • School Ties

    Penn State sees little drop off in season-ticket sales after Sandusky scandal.

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