MAC Commissioner Squirms Out Of Questions About ESPN TV Deal

The Mid-American Conference and ESPN agreed to a new TV deal last August for 13 years and an undisclosed amount. All we know is that the MAC used to earn $1 million per year from its old deal, and now it'll earn more. As part of the deal, MAC schools have to put on at least 35 high-quality productions for ESPN to… » 11/10/14 6:27pm 11/10/14 6:27pm

Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About 60% Of…

Is there anything worse than a local baseball franchise that hasn't been competitive in four seasons, telegraphs its plans to stay non-competitive by carrying almost no payroll, and is widely expected to occupy the basement of its new league when they switch over this spring? Yes. A local baseball team that is all… » 1/19/13 1:15pm 1/19/13 1:15pm

Putting The NHL's TV Deal With Versus In Context

The NHL is set to announce the terms of their renewed contract with NBC and Versus today, for upwards of $200 million a year. (Multiple sources say it's a 10-year deal.) That sounds like a lot of money, or not a lot of money, depending on who you talk to. Versus also sounds like the best home for hockey, or not the… » 4/19/11 10:30am 4/19/11 10:30am