Quote of the Day

"Sure they are. They are taking a seat from a paying student."
-- NCAA President Mark Emmert, on whether athletes are causing colleges to lose money because they are on scholarship. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 4/18)
Friday April 18, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 152 Print This Issue

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  • PBS NewsHour

    Height restrictions at The Banks were waived to make way for the upgrades deal

    A $16.5M deal between the Bengals and Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners will "upgrade Paul Brown Stadium" and "pave the way for the next phase" of The Banks mixed-use riverfront development, according to a front-page piece by Sharon Coolidge of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The deal marks "what one commissioner called a 'new era' between the team and county -- which owns Paul Brown Stadium -- after decades of lawsuits and vitriol." The Bengals "waived height restrictions" at The Banks and the county in exchange "negotiated six stadium upgrades -- some of which the Bengals themselves will pay for despite their lease requiring taxpayers to foot the bill." The deal includes a new scoreboard, which is "expected to cost" $10M, of which the Be ...

  • Holding All The Cards

    Louisville extends its apparel deal with adidas for five years, $39M.

  • Wiscy In The Jar

    Bucks' new owners commit to bringing in local investors.

  • Getting Schooled

    Emmert's appearance on "Mike & Mike" Friday isn't sitting well with critics of the NCAA.

  • Walk The Dinosaur

    Raptors gear is in high demand with the team making its first playoff appearance since '07-08.

  • Extending His Reign

    LeBron's No. 23 is the top-selling jersey in the NBA.

  • On The Power Play

    NHL Playoffs open with strong viewership for NBCSN, CNBC.

  • Bristol Press

    Disney calms concerns over ESPN with profits report.

  • Total Knockout?

    MGM hints its relationship with Top Rank could be over soon.

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