Quote of the Day

"When’s the last time you finished the NFL season and felt like there was a team that didn’t make the playoffs that should be there?"
-- NBC Sports Network's Shaun King, on the possibility the NFL could expand its playoff field from 12 teams. ("NBC Sports Talk," NBC Sports Network, 12/12)
Thursday December 13, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 69 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Rise Of The Guardians

    Seton Hall, Providence among seven schools expected to split from the Big East

    The Big East Conference this afternoon will announce that its "non-FBS programs are splitting from their brethren," according to sources cited by Lenn Robbins of the N.Y. POST. The presidents of the seven schools -- DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova -- this morning held a teleconference with Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco, who was "hoping to hold the league together." However, sources said that the seven schools "had had enough of the defections that had wreaked havoc on the league in the last couple of years." It was unknown whether the schools "were going to dissolve the league," which would allow them to "keep the name and its contract" with MSG for its postseason basketball tournamen ...

  • The Big Bang Theory

    Should NFL expand playoffs to include up to 16 teams?

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Scrutiny over the NFL's Thursday night games continues; NFL Net seeing increased ratings.

  • Homeland

    Falcons, GWCCA release outline for new stadium, hope to have architect within 90 days.

  • Quartet

    Puma CEO Franz Koch is the latest of the company's management to leave.

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    Stan Kasten says not to expect the Dodgers will annually have MLB's highest payroll.

  • Boardwalk Empire

    City of Edmonton, Katz Group re-start arena negotiations.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Texas generated the most revenue and highest profit amid all FBS schools during '11-12.

  • Game Change

    AFL signs title sponsorship with NET10 Wireless for '13 season.

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