August 19 - 25, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 18

Top Stories

  • Look good, feel good, play good

    What once was a fairly simple process where teams wore colored uniforms at home and whites on the road, the way NFL teams select what to wear on any given Sunday is now a far more complex process.

  • The making of ‘GameDay’

    The road-show aspect of “College GameDay” is one element that has made the program so successful and turned its crew into pop culture stars. It also has attracted and retained some of the sports network’s most prized advertisers.

  • Playoff organization faces lengthy to-do list

    Bill Hancock has one eye on the Bowl Championship Series and making the finale as good as it can be. But he also must start moving forward on creating what he calls “a major iconic national sporting event,” the first playoff championship game in 2015.

  • Distributors hold the line

    Score one for the distributors. Days before Fox Sports 1's scheduled launch, Fox agreed to charge some of the biggest U.S. distributors the same rates as those for Speed — about 23 cents per subscriber per month. The move surprised industry insiders, and Fox opted to fight FS1’s carriage battles another day.

  • Tour taking leaderboards on the road

    In a novel approach this week, the PGA Tour is taking its live leaderboards to digital billboards on the side of heavily trafficked highways across the country.

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