Quote of the Day

"TV is important, that obviously pays a lot of our bills, but we have to make sure we have the best atmospheres on campus because that is our livelihoods in many ways."
-- Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork, on trying to keep fans engaged as the SEC deals with sagging football attendance at some schools. (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 7/30)
Wednesday July 31, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 227 Print This Issue

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  • One Last Time Around

    Bornstein worked as President of ESPN, then ABC, prior to joining the NFL

    NFL Network President & CEO STEVE BORNSTEIN will "step down ... when his contract expires in the spring of 2014," according to James Andrew Miller of the N.Y. TIMES. He will be succeeded by NFL Media COO BRIAN ROLAPP . Bornstein joined the NFL in '02 and "laid the groundwork for the growth of the league’s media operations, in part by establishing the NFL Network, which made its debut" in '03. Much of Bornstein’s time was "spent securing full distribution for the new network on cable systems throughout the country." Known throughout the industry "as aggressive, Bornstein engaged in sometimes contentious negotiations with cable operators." NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL yesterday said, "Steve was great making sure we unde ...

  • Ohio Players

    A key point in the MLS Crew's sale to Precourt Sports Ventures is that the club remain in Columbus.

  • Let's Do Lunch

    Subway adds Pelé to its roster of athlete endorsers.

  • A Continuing Trend?

    ESPN in July sees 12% drop in primetime viewership compared to same period last year.

  • Time To Move On

    CBS Sports' Jason Kint surprisingly announces he is leaving.

  • At A Fever Pitch

    The WNBA Fever are set to profit this year for the first time in the team's 14-year history.

  • Blame It On The Rain

    SMI sees 2.3% decline in Q2 revenue as ticket sales lag.

  • Kentucky Rose

    Churchill Downs adding 2,400 seats, VIP hospitality lounge.

  • Everything Must Go!

    The Cubs' recent trades leave merchandisers stuck with excess apparel of Soriano, Garza.

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