Quote of the Day

"We didn’t want to be trendy; we didn’t want to be loud. I think this connects the two eras."
-- Hornets Senior VP/Marketing Seth Bennett, on the team’s new uniforms. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 6/20)
Friday June 20, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 197 Print This Issue

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  • Stand And Deliver?

    Emmert insisted that amateurism is essential to competitive balance

    NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday took the witness stand in the Ed O'Bannon trial and said that college sports "would be fatally flawed if players were allowed to receive a portion of the billions of dollars in basketball and football television revenues now flowing into big conferences and colleges," according to Tim Dahlberg of the AP. Emmert said that one of the "biggest reasons fans like college sports is that they believe the athletes are really students who play for a love of the sport and for their school and community." The lawsuit already has had "some effect, with the biggest five conferences moving quickly toward giving athletes more money and benefits." Emmert supports that development, but he said that giving ath ...

  • Feeling The Heat

    How long before Redskins sponsors are forced to take a stand on nickname?

  • High-Rent District

    DC leads all local markets for ESPN's World Cup telecasts.

  • Progress Report

    NASCAR's Helton talks schedule changes, attendance concerns.

  • Unsung Heroes

    MLS creates digital ads showing some players as superheroes.

  • Oliver's Twist

    Luck expects WVU athletics to break even at end of fiscal year.

  • Making A Racket

    A slew of young female tennis players has emerged to take the torch when Serena and Maria retire.

  • Worth Fighting For

    Golden Boy's future up in the air following Schaefer's exit.

  • A Louisiana Legend

    Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson is set for induction into the Louisiana Sports HOF.

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