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SBD/February 13, 2013/Media
Sources: Big East's Deal With NBC Sports Network Likely To Be Announced Soon
Published February 13, 2013
FANS PAC-KIN' IT IN EARLY? In Seattle, Bud Withers notes there is a chance Pac-12 men's basketball attendance figures are being "affected by the new TV-driven, bizarro-world of Wednesday-night games, 6 p.m. tipoffs and Sunday-night dates." However, it is "difficult to draw sweeping conclusions." Six schools' average attendance numbers are "up over 2011-12, six are down." Withers: "You can spin this in a variety of ways. You could say that given all the new accommodations to TV, and all the conveniences to fans' traditional habits, these are mild shifts" (SEATTLE TIMES, 2/13).