Quote of the Day

"I know this hurts TNT. It hurts ESPN when they do it on one of our games. But he's coaching his team."
-- ESPN's Michael Wilbon, on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sitting Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker for Thursday's nationally-televised game against the Warriors. ("PTI," ESPN, 12/19)
Friday December 20, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 71 Print This Issue

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  • Simon Says

    IU officials in '08 said Assembly Hall renovations were impractical

    Indiana Univ.'s Assembly Hall will be "named after philanthropist Cindy Simon Skjodt" following her $40M gift to "renovate the iconic 42-year-old basketball arena," according to a front-page piece by Kravitz & Osterman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. The building will "become Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall when renovations are complete" around '16. The $40M figure is the "largest gift in athletic department history and fourth-largest in school history," and will "pay for most or all of the work" on the arena. It is part of IU's $150M fundraising campaign to "improve athletic facilities." Simon Skjodt's father is late Pacers co-Owner Mel Simon. Changes at Assembly Hall include "luxury seating above the bleachers behind the south basket; escalators ...

  • Just A Click Away

    FoxSports.com on pace for large ad revenues from Super Bowl.

  • Long And Winding Road

    WME's acquisition of IMG could take three to six months.

  • From Sea To Shining Sea

    Nike's Q2 profit up 40% following growth in North America, China.

  • Fit For A King

    LeBron James retains his position on top of the NBA's best-selling jersey list.

  • Great Expectations

    Study shows new NBA Kings arena could provide local business an $11.5B boost.

  • Football At Fenway

    Ballpark will host Boston College-Notre Dame game in '15.

  • Never A Dull Moment

    HBO Sports' Dave Harmon dishes on how he makes the Winter Classic-themed "24/7" come together.

  • Gator Bait

    Source: Florida will get $6M to play in Cowboys Classic.

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