Quote of the Day

"Sports inevitably has intersected with issues that appear, to some extent, to be outside the field. And on some occasions, sports has actually been the best vehicle for discussing those issues because sports cuts across so many demographic lines."
-- NBC's Bob Costas, on people claiming he should stick to sports in his "SNF" essays and not talk about social issues, like the Redskins name. ("The Dan Patrick Show," 10/14)
Tuesday October 15, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 24 Print This Issue

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  • Home Court Advantage

    IEDC's floor sign may be removed for nationally televised games

    The Pacers have "brokered a deal with an unusual sponsor" in the Indiana Economic Development Corp., and have become the first NBA team to "sell courtside ads emblazoned on the hardwood," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The IEDC "will be the first corporate entity with a presence on an NBA court," with the exception of naming-rights sponsors. Sources said that the IEDC, which "previously had no in-venue signage deals" at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, will "pay a low-seven-figure sum over two years." The floor signage, "along with other fieldhouse advertising IEDC bought," will debut during tomorrow's preseason game against the Mavericks. The NBA is "allowing only one floor sponsorship, with the company's name ...

  • Winter's Bone

    Despite rumors, MLS will not significantly alter '14 schedule.

  • Two For The Road

    MWR dropping to two Sprint Cup teams next season following loss of Napa sponsorship.

  • Firing On All Cylinders

    Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera becomes the latest Detroit celeb to be part of Chrysler's ad campaign.

  • Moving Mountains

    Bristol Motor Speedway anticipates an all-football attendance record for Virginia Tech-Tennessee.

  • Proper Time And Place?

    Costas defends using "SNF" to opine on Redskins nickname.

  • Yo Quiero Basketball

    Taco Bell expands NBA deal with digital, social media offerings.

  • Come As You Are

    The Lions improve fan experience and streamline the ticketing process.

  • Board Meeting

    The U.S. Open of Surfing significantly scales back its plans for '14.

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