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Notre Dame-Texas Thrusts College Football Into ABC Sunday Night Spot For First Time

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 16

Notre Dame-Texas this weekend "represents college football's first foray" into a Sunday primetime slot on ABC, according to Daniel Uthman of USA TODAY. The game "only came onto ESPN's plate in April, and it gave the network one extra premier matchup than it had room for in its Saturday timeslots." T...

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FOR THE FILES: BROADCASTING & CABLE'S ANNUAL TV SPORTS ISSUE

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NBC'S OPEN COVERAGE GARNERS GOOD REVIEWS; OVERNIGHTS DOWN

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STERN STATEMENT: ARE FOX AND CBS EYEING NBA PLAYERS' TOUR?

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RAIDERS' WEB ANNOUNCEMENTS LEAVING MEDIA "OUT OF THE LOOP"

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06/19/98
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