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Published July 31, 2013
COLD COMFORT: In Salt Lake City, Scott Pierce writes NBC is "in a tough spot" when it comes to covering the '14 Sochi Games, and the net "isn’t off to a real good start." With Russia passing anti-gay laws and "violence against gays bad and getting worse," the "fear is that, in order to keep the host country happy, NBC won’t even report on what’s happening." NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus "didn’t do anything to allay those fears" when he recently commented on the subject. His "non-answers are patently ridiculous" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 7/31).
PATRIOT GAMES: The Patriot League on Monday announced the creation of the Patriot League Network (PLN) in collaboration with Campus Insiders, to debut in fall '13. Under the multiyear agreement, the league will live-stream hundreds of men's and women's sports events (Patriot League).