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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

ABC’s Notre Dame-Florida State led overnight ratings among all college football programming over the weekend. ESPN’s top audience was Kansas State’s upset of Oklahoma in the 12:00pm ET window with a 2.7 overnight. That figure was just below the 2.8 overnight earned by CBS for Al...

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11/30/98
MEDIA NOTES

The CBC''s Grey Cup telecast drew "just over three million" viewers, surpassing last year''s game audience of 2.54 million (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 11/27)....In its third week on the N.Y. TIMES Best Sellers

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Media

11/30/98
LOOK WHO'S TALKING: CABLEVISION/YANKEES PICK UP THE PIECES?

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner and Cablevision Chair Charles Dolan took a "tentative first step toward resolving" a sale dispute when they spoke by phone on Wednesday, according to Peter Grant of t

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, NBC, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

11/30/98
FACILITY NOTES

Officials from the Giants, Jets, MetroStars and NJ Sports & Exposition Authority "believe it is likely Giants Stadium will be a grass-only facility by next football season." Part of the decision "will

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Jets

11/30/98
IF YOU GILLICK, HE WILL COME: FORMER GM IN GROUP TO BUY JAYS

Pat Gillick is part of a group led by Toronto lawyer Lawrence Dale "poised to make a bid" for Interbrew SA''s 90% stake in the Blue Jays, 49% of SkyDome and 100% of the CFL Argonauts, according to sou

Tags: CFL, ESPN, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

11/30/98
IS MIKE LOMBARDI'S ROLE ON "THE NFL TODAY" READY TO EXPAND?

CBS Exec Producer Terry Ewert "called an audible" on "The NFL Today" on Sunday, as "information man" Mike Lombardi "took the seat of soft-spoken" George Seifert, who was in San Francisco reporting on

Tags: CBS, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/30/98
FIRST ROUND OF BIDDING FOR SKINS COMPLETE; LIST GETS SHORTER

Trustees for the estate of the late Jack Kent Cooke have narrowed the list of 10 bidders for the Redskins to six or seven finalists, including an "unidentified group" who made an offer of "around" $60

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Browns, Franchises, New York Islanders, Washington Redskins

11/30/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In Portland, Steve Brandon reported that the Real Madrid basketball team wants Blazers C Arvydas Sabonis to return and play for it this season and reportedly is "considering an arrangement in which Ni

Tags: Nike, Reebok, Washington Nationals

11/30/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

NFL: 49ers Dir of Football Operations Dwight Clark will join the Browns as GM, and in S.F., Ray Ratto wrote that the move leads "inexorably to [49ers co-Owner] Eddie DeBartolo''s return" to the team (

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Atlanta Thrashers, Cleveland Browns, English Premier League, ESPN, Franchises, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

11/30/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Tennis Week Associate Editor RANDY MASTER is leaving to work in ESPN''s sales planning division (TENNIS WEEK, 11/26 issue)....MICHAEL GLENNIE was named Senior VP/Resorts of Florida Panthers Holdings a

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

11/30/98
FOXTRAX, RIP: FOX PULLS THE PLUG ON ITS GLOWING PUCK

Fox Sports will not use the $50,000-per-game FoxTrax glowing puck in its final season of NHL coverage (USA TODAY, 11/27). In addition, Jim Abbott reported in Orlando that Fox Sports will not use any "

Tags: Cablevision, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Madison Square Garden, NBA, New Jersey Devils, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Southwest Sports Group, Media, SportsLine.com, YankeeNets

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