Quote of the Day

"Our two NASCAR Sprint Cup races draw the two largest crowds in Texas sports. It isn’t the smartest move to try to compete with that."
-– Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage, on F1 scheduling the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin on the same weekend as TMS’ fall NASCAR events. (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 12/5)
Thursday December 5, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 60 Print This Issue

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  • Bombs Away

    The Univ. of California-Berkeley has signed mobile video game producer Kabam to a 15-year, $18M deal for field naming rights at its football stadium. The official name is now Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility to be named for a video game company. In addition, the deal carries the highest value among field naming rights in college sports, topping the 25-year, $20M agreement for the Univ. of Maryland’s Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. For Cal, the cash helps fill a funding shortfall tied to the school’s $321M renovation completed in '12, said school COO & Deputy AD Solly Fulp. Kabam, a S.F.-based tech firm whose investors include Google, Intel, Warner Bros. and MGM, launched four y ...

  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Last night's Spurs-T'Wolves game in Mexico City is postponed after smoke the arena.

  • Pay It Forward

    Could Yankees' lavish free agent spending actually help team's bottom line in the long run?

  • That Escalated Quickly

    ESPN execs will continue to look for guest anchors despite bumping Ferrell's Burgundy appearance.

  • Beetle Bailer

    Volkswagen's iconic VW logo will not be seen on DC United jerseys in '14.

  • Breakfast Of Champions

    General Mills returning to Super Bowl with ad for Cheerios.

  • Boulder Dash

    Univ. of Colorado gets approval for $143M in facility upgrades.

  • Open Sesame

    The USOC and "Sesame Street" strike a unique promotional partnership leading up to Sochi.

  • Don't Call It A Comeback

    Dick Weiss reinventing himself as a freelance journalist.

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