• ACC, ESPN Agree on Network Deal

    by Matt Porter July 2016

    As first reported by the Raleigh News & Observer, ESPN will launch a digital channel in August and a standalone TV network by 2019. Sports Business Daily reported that the digital network, called ACC Network Plus, will carry Olympic-style events and count on schools to produce some of the programming.

  • NBCUniversal Confident About Rio Olympics

    by Jonathan Tannenwald July 2016

    The troubles in Rio de Janeiro heading into next month's Olympic Games seem at times more imposing than track and field's high hurdles. But as Comcast's NBCUniversal prepares to bring about 6,700 hours of television and online streaming coverage of Rio into American homes - from the first soccer matches on Aug. 3 through Aug. 21 - the company's top executives say they remain confident that things will go right.

  • C-USA's TV Revenue to Plummet

    by Harry Minium June 2016

    The value of Conference USA's television contracts has eroded even more than earlier reports indicated. The league will receive about $2.8 million in TV revenue in 2016-2017 from four broadcast networks, according to documents The Virginian-Pilot obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Pac-12 to Run and Broadcast e-Sports Competition

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    In recent years, e-Sports have made major strides toward legitimacy. Broadcast television has turned e-Sports into a commercial product, some schools have begun giving e-Sports scholarships, and now a major collegiate conference is poised to take the e-Sports movement even further.

  • ACC Network May Never Come

    by Brad Senkiw May 2016

    The ACC is one of just two leagues (the Big 12 is the other, although Texas has its own channel) from the Power 5 that doesn't possess its own lucrative network. The ACC desperately needs one. Swofford and the league's athletic directors aren't blind to that at all.

  • Newspapers Sue for '70s Penn State Settlement Records

    by Susan Snyder and Jeremy Roebuck May 2016

    A coalition of media organizations asked a judge Thursday to unseal court records surrounding settlements that Pennsylvania State University paid to accusers of Jerry Sandusky who said they told head football coach Joe Paterno or his assistants about their abuse as early as the 1970s. "Public interest in these proceedings is immense," attorneys for the news outlets contended in a motion filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. The information in the records, attorney Craig J. Staudenmaier wrote, "may shed further needed light on a matter that is of serious public concern - sexual abuse of children over decades by an employee of the largest public university in the commonwealth."

  • Athletic Business’ Top 10 (Plus One) Stories of 2015

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    As we close the book on another year, let’s look back on some of 2015’s most popular stories. From new stadiums to athlete safety, 2015 provided a wide range of stories from across the athletics, fitness and recreation industry.

  • Beijing Catches '22: First to Host Summer, Winter Games

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced this morning. This decision makes Beijing the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics. The city played host for the Summer Olympics in 2008.

  • The AB Extra: July 17

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about Nike's response to a ban by CrossFit, a rebranding of a Canadian town to welcome a new hockey arena and the United States' top swimming city.

  • Judge Upholds Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A federal judge in Northern Virginia has ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations, marking a huge loss for the team in their legal battle over the mascot’s name.