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SBD/September 12, 2013/Media
Published September 12, 2013
PREDATORY PRACTICES: The Predators and FS Tennessee yesterday announced that the net "will broadcast at least 70 regular-season games" during the '13-14 season. The deal "surpasses the franchise record of 68 games" set in the '11-12 season. In addition, two away games and one home game will be broadcast on NBCSN (BIZJOURNALS.com, 9/11).
BRING THE THUNDER: The Thunder and Clear Channel on Tuesday announced a multiyear deal for KAKC-AM to be the team's Tulsa radio home. The team also added Oklahoma-based KKBI-FM and KMCO-FM as new affiliates in the 13-station Thunder Radio Network (Thunder).
'CROSSE FIT: U.S. Lacrosse announced that ESPN will broadcast the '14 Federation of Intl Lacrosse Men's World Championship. As many as 40 countries are expected to participate in the July 10-19 event at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. ESPN will show about 60 games across its nets and via ESPN3. The semifinals and championship game will be shown live on ESPNU, and all U.S. team games will be included in the package (U.S. Lacrosse).