Quote of the Day

"We don’t have to create soccer fans in this country, we just have to capture more of the market of the fans that already exist. That's a pretty enviable position for any business to be in."
-- MLS President & Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott, on expanding the league's fan base. ("Taking Stock," Bloomberg TV, 6/23)
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 200 Print This Issue

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  • Last Chance To Reason

    Big Ten conference presidents and chancellors yesterday issued a statement with a call to "work within the NCAA to provide greater academic security and success for our student-athletes," according to George Schroeder of USA TODAY. The presidents and chancellors noted that college athletics "is under fire" and that the "conversation ... is about compensation rather than academics." Their proposals "included multi-year scholarships covering the full cost of attendance, guaranteeing scholarships after athletes' playing careers are finished, and improved medical insurance." Several Big Ten presidents said that the statement, which is "similar to one released last month by their counterparts in the Pac-12, had been under dis ...

  • Let's Try This Again

    NFL revises settlement in concussion lawsuit, makes open-ended committment to retirees.

  • We Are Young

    120 Sports debuts digital efforts aimed at reaching millennials.

  • Closing The Checkbook

    Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov plans to cut back on his free-wheeling spending habits.

  • Chew On That

    Several brands take advantage of Luis Suarez' apparent bite via Twitter.

  • She's All That

    Wie's U.S. Open media tour is in full swing, and an increased sponsor portfolio could follow.

  • Fixer Upper

    New York governor questions need for new Bills stadium.

  • Going On A Bear Hunt

    Patrice Bergeron rides the support of Bruins Nation to land the cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15."

  • The Kite Runner

    76ers have no plans to use Ben Franklin as secondary logo.

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