Quote of the Day

"Our job is to get people interested in Georgia Southern University through the games we play and the competitions we have and stories we tell. Now, we're able to do that on a stage we've never been able to before."
-- Georgia Southern AD Tom Kleinlein, on the school's plans to move to the FBS level and join the Sun Belt Conference next year. (AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 10/10)
Friday October 11, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 22 Print This Issue

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  • Count Him Out

    ESPN brass was looking forward to Johnson returning to "NBA Countdown"

    Magic Johnson's agent Lon Rosen on Thursday night refuted a report that the Basketball HOFer left ESPN's "NBA Countdown" show "because of colleague Bill Simmons' growing influence over the show and Michael Wilbon's diminished role in NBA coverage," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Rosen in response to the Deadspin report said, "Magic and Bill Simmons got to be very close and continue to be close." Johnson in a statement said that he "loves ESPN but that his schedule and other commitments prevent him from continuing in his role" with the net ( USATODAY.com, 10/10 ). In N.Y., Bob Raissman cites sources as saying that stepping down "was entirely Johnson's decision, adding ESPN brass was looking forward to him returning to the ...

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  • Tale Of Two Cities

    Dodgers spending freely while Cardinals focus on farm system.

  • On The Job Training

    Stern claims D-League provides a better education than NCAA.

  • Search For Tomorrow

    Texas tabs Korn/Ferry for AD search as Tom Jurich insists he is not interested in the job.

  • A Taste Of Italy

    New NHL Panthers Owner Vincent Viola hopes to put his imprint on the club sooner rather than later.

  • Partners In Time

    NBC strikes deal to keep Ryder Cup rights through '30.

  • Another Day In Paradise

    Ironman's Andrew Messick checks in from World Championship in Hawaii.

  • Hit The Road, Jack

    CBS sending three NFL studio analysts into the booth.

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