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Topic: Notre Dame

Final BCS Title Game Is One for the Ages

Epic FSU-Auburn tilt draws 25.6 million viewers

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…

ESPN Lands Cheapie Big East Rights Deal

Bristol matches NBC Sports' $130 million bid

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…

Lance and Lennay Week: 5 Brands That Got Hurt

Tour de France, Notre Dame and ESPN take hits

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,…

Media Outlets Defend Being Duped by Te'o Hoax

Reports from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated got facts wrong

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…

10 Great Moments in Web Journalism Besides Deadspin's Te'o Scoop

From Favre to Bubba to FarmVille, the big stories that put pubs on the map

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. As of…

Coke Zero Basks in 'Bama Buzz

Brand runs biographical TV spot about coach Nick Saban

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…

New Title Game Sponsorship Could Cost Up to $35 Million

IEG, Kantar clients will pay twice as much to back 2015 college football championship

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…

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

A Notre Dame-Alabama BCS title bout has ESPN counting its blessings

Outlined against a California sky the color of Frank Sinatra’s irises, the Seven Horsemen of Notre Dame’s defensive front line rode again. In a show of grit that would have…

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