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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning Sunday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...

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10/31/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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10/31/97
MEDIA NOTES

PEOPLE: In Chicago, Michael Hirsley writes that Greg Gumbel heads the list of candidates to replace Marv Albert on NBC''s NBA telecasts (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/31)....Meanwhile, CBS announced that Albert

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/30/97
GOULD MEDIA RELEASES "HISPANIC SPORTS BUSINESS"

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10/30/97
ONLINE NEWS: SPORTSZONE OFFERS TIE IN ON SPORTSMANSHIP

ESPN SportsZone will produce a five-part "Outside the Lines" series on sportsmanship that begins today and complements the November 4th telecast of ESPN''s program on the same subject. SportZone''s us

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Yahoo

10/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

TNT earned a final 7.3 rating for its nine-game NFL schedule this season, equaling its rating for the ''96 season (THE DAILY)....John Salley will replace Julius Erving as a studio analyst for the "NBA

Tags: Cleveland Indians, NBA, NBC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT

10/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORKS: NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol, on the altercation between the Colts'' Jim Harbaugh and NBC Sports'' Jim Kelly: "Usually, we''re criticizing ex-athletes who become announcers for either s

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Media, Vulcan Ventures

10/29/97
MJ'S WEB SITE TAKES TO THE AIR AT JORDAN.SPORTSLINE.COM

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10/29/97
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10/29/97
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10/29/97
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