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Kentucky is top draw during CBS-Turner era

04 / 14 / 14

During the first three years of CBS and Turner’s NCAA tournament partnership, it was clear who held the most influence: CBS had the biggest games and posted the biggest ratings for the event. This year, though, marked the first time TBS carried Elite Eight and Final Four games. While ...

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Colleges Find Name Deals

The naming-rights market certainly doesn't need any more speed bumps to slow it down given the slow economy, but throw in fewer big-time opportunities, more officials at the negotiating table and the constant battle over commercialism on campus, and the collegiate market has come to a virtual ...

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08/13/01
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08/13/01
Earth To The NCAA

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Tags: Baseball, Boxing, Colleges, Golf, Olympics, Other News

08/06/01
Phoenix threatens court action

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Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Football

08/06/01
Coast To Coast

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08/06/01
SBJ/ESPN Sports Poll

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08/06/01
Infinity Signs Deal W/Maryland

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08/06/01
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08/06/01
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08/06/01
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