Quote of the Day

"If baseball really wants to grow its game, don't they have to start growing it here at home more?"
-- ESPN's John Saunders, on MLB opening its season in Australia next weekend. ("The Sports Reporters," ESPN, 3/16)
Monday March 17, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 128 Print This Issue

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  • Let The Madness Begin

    Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright appears in a 30-second spot for Dove Men+Care that is "part of a new campaign that launches this week and will run through the NCAA tournament," according to Michael Smith of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Unilever, Dove's parent company, worked with BBH, N.Y., on the creative for the "Easy Decisions" campaign. Unilever has been an NCAA partner since '11 and "its previous ad campaigns have featured March Madness personalities" such as ESPN's Jay Bilas and Georgetown coach John Thompson III. Wright’s spot is "central to Dove Men+Care’s March Madness marketing, but there also will be digital extensions on Bleacher Report, ESPN.com and Grantland." Unilever also put Pacers coach Frank Vogel ...

  • Dancing To The Beat

    CBS Sees 5% Overnight Rating Decline for NCAA Selection Show.

  • Dressed For Success

    Nike and its affiliated brands once again dominate NCAA Tournament representation.

  • Call To Action

    Jim Irsay could face steep discipline from the NFL following his early morning DUI arrest.

  • A Moment Of Zen?

    Jackson taking over Knicks basketball operations from Mills.

  • Rescuers Down Under

    MLB believes its series in Sydney this weekend could pave the way for future NFL, NBA games there.

  • Starry-Eyed Surprise

    Twins hope this summer's All-Star Game will keep ticket sales from reaching Metrodome levels.

  • Public Enemy No. 1

    Weinberg criticized for tactics used to negotiate Sanders' deal.

  • And The Nominees Are....

    SportsBusiness Journal/Daily unveils nominees for the annual Sports Business Awards.

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