College football’s oft-derided Bowl Championship Series went out on a high note Monday night, as the thrilling Florida State-Auburn showdown proved to be one of the most-watched programs in cable history.
ESPN has matched NBC Sports' bid for the media rights to the Big East Conference, and in so doing has secured its position as the league's primary rights holder. While neither party disclosed the value of the renewed package, sources with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal extends through the 2019-20 academic year and is worth a grand total of $130 million.
The sports world is on fire. But not the "fire" you associate with a quarterback completing numerous consecutive passes or a baseball team on a long winning streak. More like hellfire, thanks to Lance and Manti. And that's got some big brands in purgatory.
In the frenzy to cover Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s triumph over tragedy in his final season as a college football player, reporters failed to pick up on one not-so-minor detail: Te’o’s recently-deceased girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed.
Brett Favre’s penis was certainly a big deal, so to speak. But Manti Te'o’s imaginary/made up dead girlfriend has thrust Gawker Media's Deadspin into the spotlight like never before.
Some 40 years ago, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was a low-paid football assistant at Kent State where he had to drive a Coca-Cola truck in his spare time to make ends meet.
With just hours to go before No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama clash in the BCS National Championship Game, researchers are already eyeing the inherent value in sponsoring the new NCAA Div. I football title game.