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Barstool Sports Signs Deal With SiriusXM To Produce Daily Radio Show Beginning Jan. 3

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

Barstool Sports has "inked a deal with SiriusXM to produce a national daily show," dubbed "Barstool Radio," that premiers Jan. 3, according to Natalie Jarvey of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Barstool Radio will debut on the SiriusXM Rush channel, which "currently features programming focused predomin...

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Aikman Signs Three-Year Extension With Fox

Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman has "signed a three-year contract extension" with the net, where he will "continue to work with" play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and sideline reporter Erin Andrews on Fox' top announce team, according to sources cited by Michael McCarthy of SPORTING NEWS. Aikman duri ...

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Bayless "Offended" By Kerr's Comments

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Cubs Help MLB Network To Record October

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Media Notes

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Cuban Reiterates Stance He Will Keep ESPNers Barred

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