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ESPN Media Notes: Fine Drops Libel Suit; AAC Fans Upset About Blog Shutdown
Published July 3, 2013
BLOG BROUHAHA: In Orlando, Paul Tenorio reported ESPN has "shut down its Big East blog, and thus its home for any American Athletic Conference coverage." The blog's "death comes despite the fact that ESPN and the American have signed a media deal." The decision to "kill the blog has thus ignited a furor in some circles of American Athletic fandom." Fans have "taken to an #OccupyStanford movement -- readers with interests in the American teams are on ESPN's Stanford football blog commenting and discussing the decision to shut down the American Athletic blog" (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 7/2).