Quote of the Day

"It’s almost become like an arms race. A lot of NBA teams started to make these big kind of investments, so we want to do it, too."
-- Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis, on his desire to build a new practice facility for the team that would cost at least $20M. (WASHINGTON POST, 12/16)
Monday December 16, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 67 Print This Issue

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  • Under Pressure

    Patterson said UT is looking for a coach with extensive college experience

    Texas men's AD Steve Patterson is "on the clock" after less than three weeks on the job, as he already is "faced with the overwhelming task" of replacing football coach Mack Brown, according to Kirk Bohls of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Brown announced Saturday that he is stepping down after 16 seasons following UT's game against Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Patterson "knocked one out of the park" while he was at Arizona State when he hired football coach Todd Graham, who "remade the football environment" at ASU in two years and reached this year's Pac-12 title game. However, it is "one thing to fire ticket managers and secretaries and golf coaches," but is "entirely another to hire a football coach at the place that immortalized D.X. ...

  • Spring Cleaning?

    YES Network dropping WFAN's Francesa simulcast.

  • Going Once, Going Twice...

    Lackluster remaining bids could throw off sale of IMG.

  • Cardinal Directions

    The Cardinals are set to raise season-ticket prices in '14 by an average of 4.1%.

  • A Home To Call Their Own

    Wizards want practice facility separate from Verizon Center.

  • Strut Your Stuff

    Golf Channel to debut new logo emphasizing NBC Peacock.

  • Open And Shut Case

    ESPN sees a drop in ratings for this year's Heisman broadcast due to Winston's runaway win.

  • A Taxing Situation

    The PGA Tour's tax-exempt status is coming under scrutiny.

  • Pocket Presence

    Peyton Manning is named SI's Sportsman of the Year Award winner for '13.

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