August 21 - 27, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 18

Top Stories

  • Big Ten Network’s survival story

    The Big Ten Network turns 10 years old this month and distribution “street fights” seem like ages ago. BTN is now a success story with 60 million households.

  • Bout overcomes history, distrust

    Two competing organizations come together for what could be the most lucrative event in boxing history, the Saturday night pay-per-view bout pitting boxer Floyd Mayweather against MMA fighter Conor McGregor.

  • NFL likely to extend Goodell’s contract

    The NFL is close to extending Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract through 2024. The new term means Goodell will oversee the next round of labor and media negotiations.

  • NFL, EA team for esports

    The NFL is partnering with EA Sports to create a nationwide “Madden NFL 18” tournament involving all 32 teams, and the NFL says a bigger commitment to an esports league is coming.

  • Paul Finebaum’s journey to the national stage

    After longing for something bigger, Paul Finebaum is now in his fifth year at ESPN — a signature voice for ESPN’s college football coverage — and has established himself as the face of the SEC Network.

  • First Look podcast: Big Ten Network

    Our First Look podcast includes discussion of how the Big Ten Network pioneered conference networks, and a look at Paul Finebaum’s journey to the national stage.

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