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Volume 27 No. 57

Friday, November 20, 2020

Volume 27 No. 50

CenturyLink Field Becomes Lumen Field Under Company Rebranding

The Seahawks said that Lumen Field is "covered under the existing naming-rights agreement and includes the stadium’s multipurpose event center."

MLS Cuts 20% Of Workforce Due To Impact Of Pandemic

A source said the league made the decision to reduce staffing with full-capacity venues still months away, as well as a bleak outlook for '21.

The Ringer Staffers Concerned Over Integrating Celebrity Contractors

Negotiations between The Ringer Union and the company toward a CBA "have stalled, and the company's move toward outside contributors has been a sticking point."

Stanford Sports Alumni Sign Letter Urging Cut Sports Be Brought Back

The signees of the letter noted Stanford has "long prided itself on its athletic diversity," and has won the Directors' Cup for a "record 25 consecutive years."

Virtual NBA Draft Draws ESPN's Lowest Audience In Over A Decade

The shift of the Draft to November played a part in the drop from previous years, as did the event going virtual vs. in-person.

Mizzou Getting Ahead Of NIL Changes With Opendorse Partnership

The consensus within athletics departments is that the NIL changes are inevitable, and that "it’s time to find ways to capitalize on it."

ESPN Featuring White Sox Over Rebuilding Cubs In Early '21 Coverage

The White Sox are set to play in two of ESPN's 11 opening-week games in the first week of April while the Cubs, "long an ESPN darling, are not included at all."