Quote of the Day

"For everyone saying this is the downfall of college athletics, they haven't asked for money yet. They're just looking for some basic protections."
–– ESPN’s J.A. Adande, on the Northwestern football players' attempt to unionize. ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 3/27)
Friday March 28, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 137 Print This Issue

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  • Improved Reception?

    The Verizon IndyCar Series has a "golden opportunity for growth" this season, as Verizon's 10-year title sponsorship is the "biggest and best news" the series has gotten in years, according to John Oreovicz of ESPN.com. Verizon is a "much more mainstream brand than recent Indy car sponsors, including apparel maker Izod, which just ended a four-year association." It is "hoped that Verizon's considerable market share, brand awareness and aggressive marketing give the IndyCar Series a boost." Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles said, "I think of this day as a game-changer for IndyCar -- for the series, for our fans, the teams and our drivers. ... This is the beginning of the next phase of IndyCar's growth." But Oreovicz noted IndyCar's product i ...

  • Crowning Achievement

    MLB execs, columnists express disdain for Miguel Cabrera's record contract extension.

  • Can't Buy Me Love

    Kasten frustrated by lack of distribution for Dodgers' RSN.

  • Leader Of The Pack

    Colter confident in unionization efforts, understands process will be a lengthy one.

  • Paul Bearer

    Paul George boosts his profile by signing on as a Gatorade endorser.

  • Twice As Nice

    Braves' new ballpark, mixed-use project posing unique challenges for developers.

  • Northern Expo-sure

    The Mets-Blue Jays series in Montreal this weekend is dipped in Expos nostalgia.

  • Popping Off

    A's break tradition and sign Zevia as official soda sponsor.

  • My Old Kentucky Home

    Keeneland readies bid to bring Breeders' Cup to Lexington.

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