Quote of the Day

"With everything digital, there’s a trail that you can clearly look at and see how tickets are being utilized. It gives a level of intelligence to deal with your customer."
-- Celtics President Rich Gotham, on the team's growing use of electronic tickets for season-ticket holders. (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/17)
Monday March 18, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 132 Print This Issue

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  • And Then There Were 68

    CBS' Doug Gottlieb took umbrage with Florida's seeding during the selection show

    CBS earned a 4.4 overnight Nielsen rating for the men's NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show yesterday from 6:00-7:00pm ET, up 10% from last year. This year's show had a change in format compared to last year. Whereas the four No. 1 seeds had been revealed at the top of the program in years past, this year's show revealed region by region. The 4.4 overnight is also flat compared to the show in '11 ( Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor ). USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand writes yesterday's selection show was "the same old, same old." It "virtually ignored what is usually the star attraction in the rest of TV sports: the athletes themselves." Very few players were "mentioned in passing although, before the selection show, coaches were i ...

  • Lasting Impressions

    NFL owners begin annual meeting today; league may add more London games in '14.

  • A Whole New World

    Ticket sales for WBC semis slow; Team USA, MLB criticized for approach to event.

  • Two Is Better Than One

    Citi to renew as USOC partner for '14 Sochi, '16 Rio Games.

  • Line Drive

    Hyundai boosts Mets deal; adds naming rights to field-level club.

  • Solid As A Rock

    The Devils have sold out 13 of their 15 games at Prudential Center this season.

  • Frequent Flyers

    Maryland will get subsidy from Big Ten to offset travel costs.

  • Shoe-In Status

    Nike is sponsoring 52 of the 68 teams participating in the NCAA tourney.

  • On The Short List

    The finalists for the '13 Sports Business Awards are named.

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