Quote of the Day

"We're sitting here in a state where the state school is 800 miles from its closest road game. It's ridiculous. Don't tell me that people care about the student athletes."
-– Univ. of Cincinnati men’s basketball coach Mick Cronin, on the seven basketball-only schools leaving the Big East. (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 12/16)
Monday December 17, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 71 Print This Issue

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  • 'Boys Will Be 'Boys

    CBS topped all NFL telecasts yesterday with the net’s best overnight rating this season. Fueled by the Cowboys' 27-24 OT win over the Steelers in the late window (90% of markets), CBS earned a 17.2 overnight Nielsen rating. That figure is down from a 19.5 overnight for the Week 15 late window last year, which featured Patriots-Broncos. CBS’ national window peaked at a 20.8 rating from 7:30-8:00pm ET as the game was in OT. With the runover into primetime, CBS will likely get a win for the night in primetime. The net’s early window regional coverage also earned a 10.8 overnight, up 50% from last year. Meanwhile, NBC earned a 15.2 overnight for the 49ers win over the Patriots on “SNF” last night, up 35% from ...

  • The Show Before The Show

    Media critics review the NFL pregame shows: NBC gets it right while creativity is at a premium.

  • Long & Winding Road

    What does departure of basketball-only schools mean for future of Big East?

  • Pushing The Envelope

    Critics: Parker’s style is what ESPN seeks from debate format.

  • Adding To The Empire?

    Dodgers co-Owner Boehly touts opportunity to acquire AEG.

  • Manic Monday

    The ATP is not onboard with the the U.S. Open moving the men's final to Monday.

  • Clothes Make The Man

    Oakley sues Rory McIlroy over failing to give a "right of first refusal" before signing with Nike.

  • Making A Charge

    MasterCard renews PGA Tour partnership through '16; will debut new initiatives.

  • Yellow Card

    Why Hope Solo is wary of new soccer league’s prospects.

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