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84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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03/21/01
Names In The News

PRESIDENT BUSH will throw out the first pitch at the opening game at Miller Park on April 6. Bush''s appearance "is in part because of a close friendship" he has with MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG (JOURN

Tags: Anaheim Sports, Baseball, Boxing, Colleges, Football, HBO, Hockey, Milwaukee Brewers, Olympics, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/21/01
XFL Ratings Hit All-Time Low

It has "finally happened — the XFL has made history," according to ESPN''s Trey Wingo, who reported ratings for Saturday night''s broadcast of Birmingham Thunderbolts-Las Vegas Outlaws on NBC dre

Tags: ABC, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Hockey, NBC, NCAA, NHL, Nielsen, Media, TNN, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/20/01
CBS Looks Ahead To Sweet 16

CBS Sports'' viewership for the first two rounds of the NCAA men''s basketball tournament declined 9% from last year, when the net drew its lowest ratings ever for the entire event, according to a rep

Tags: CBS, Colleges, Golf, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

03/20/01
Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with Lakers-Hawks, followed by Trail Blazers-Spurs. The first non-basketball report, at 9:18 into the broa

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Carolina Panthers, Colleges, Football, NBC, NCAA, New York Yankees, Media, Tennis, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/19/01
Executive Transactions

STONE TO HEAD MOMENTUM: The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Andy Bernstein reports that HARLAN STONE, who left Octagon to head mysportsguru.com in April ''00, "will return to the off-line world as CEO of Mo

Tags: AFL, Colleges, Football, Golf, Interpublic Group of Cos., Jacksonville Jaguars, Motorsports, Octagon, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

03/19/01
Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "The Keith Olbermann Evening News" led with the death of Glen Hughes, the biker character from the Village People, and how "YMCA" becam

Tags: ABC, Basketball, Colleges, Football, Golf, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/19/01
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

The following lists preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NHL On ABC: (regional) 3/17 ABC 3:00-6:00pm 1.5/4 NCAA Men''s B-Ball: Secon

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, Football, Golf, IndyCar, Motorsports, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, PGA Tour, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney, Winter Sports

03/19/01
Zucker Down On XFL?

NBC Ent. President Jeff Zucker said that he wants "to totally reinvent programming for Saturday night and find a new form that costs far less than traditional comedies and dramas," according to Bill C

Tags: Colleges, Football, NBC, NCAA, NFL, Nielsen, Media

03/19/01
NCAA Ratings Solid On CBS

CBS has earned a 5.1/13 fast national Nielsen rating for its coverage of the first three days of the NCAA men''s basketball tournament, down 3% from last year, according to USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke.

Tags: CBS, Colleges, ESPN, NCAA, Nielsen, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom, Walt Disney, Yahoo

03/16/01
Costas Interviews McMahon

On Wednesday night''s edition of HBO''s "On The Record," host Bob Costas opened the show with a half-hour interview of XFL Chair Vince McMahon, who discussed the league and its future. Costas began by

Tags: Colleges, Football, HBO, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Time Warner

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