Quote of the Day

"We can say we want to do all these things for the benefit of the student athletes, but you play a game like we did tonight and you get to the airport at 1 in the morning? Come on, come on."
-– San Diego State men's basketball coach Steve Fisher, noting that the NCAA was making New Mexico State fly home immediately after it lost to SDSU in the last NCAA Tournament game of the night. (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/21)
Friday March 21, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 132 Print This Issue

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  • Mad About You

    The early primetime window was up 4% thanks to three OT games

    Second-round NCAA Tournament play on Thursday averaged a 6.0 overnight rating across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, marking the best opening Thursday for the tournament in 23 years. The rating is up 3% from a 5.8 figure in ‘13. The early primetime window was the top of the day with a 7.7 overnight, up 4% from a 7.4 in ’13, thanks to three games that went to OT. Meanwhile, the second daytime telecast window, from 2:45-7:15pm ET scored a 5.4 overnight, the second-highest rating for that slot since ‘91. The first daytime telecast, which featured Dayton's last-second upset of Ohio State, garnered a 4.6 rating, up 12% from last year. The overall tournament rating of 5.6, which includes the First Four, is up 8% from a 5.2 figure last ...

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  • Home Improvement

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  • Money Talks

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  • We're All 'Eers

    West Virginia Univ. releases details of its $106M facility renovation plan.

  • We Got Your Back

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  • Clouded Vision

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  • The Future's So Bright....

    Ohio State, Lids agree to 10-year, $12M retail partnership.

  • ....I Gotta Wear Shades

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