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Sports Jobs: SI Keeps their King

Sports Illustrated, one of, if not the most famous sports magazine in the business has made a huge move in the sports jobs field, signing long-time football writer and expert Peter King to a substantial deal. The journalist has signed a three-year deal worth more than $1 million annually. The exact numbers of the deal…

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Sports Business: Fox Sports Buys Rights to New ‘Big East’

March Madness is upon us. The action is bound to be exciting like it is every year. Upsets will happen, game winning shots will occur and no one will be able to predict the eventual winner of the tournament because as we all know, surprises always happen in the NCAA. This is why March Madness…

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Ray Lewis Officially Joins ESPN as NFL Analyst

Just two months after retiring from football, Ray Lewis is back. Except this time, he’s trading in the pads for the suit. On Wednesday, ESPN officially announced that Lewis would join the network as an NFL analyst. The move had been rumored ever since Lewis capped off his career with a Super Bowl win last…

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Sports Business: New Channel Launch for ESPN Star Sports

In the world of sports business, ESPN STAR Sports is set to launch a new channel, marketing directly to the Indian sub-continent. The launch keeps in mind the growing need for Indian sports fans and the sports most liked and specific to them. The new channel named STAR Sports 2 will officially launch on March…

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Sports Media Shakeup: CNN/Turner Sports Steals Rachel Nichols From ESPN

In a recent sports media shakeup, CNN/Turner Sports has poached ESPN reporter, Rachel Nichols, away from Bristol, Ct. to anchor a new weekend sports program. Nichols has been a well-recognizable face with the Worldwide Leader in Sports for the better part of the last decade, where she was a regular correspondent on SportsCenter, NBA Countdown,…

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Sports World Sends Support To ESPN’s Stuart Scott Via Twitter Following News Of His Bout With Cancer

Earlier this week, ESPN’s Stuart Scott announced via twitter that he is unfortunately battling cancer for the third time. The Chicago, Ill. native was first diagnosed with the deadly disease about six years ago; Scott underwent chemotherapy and was free and clear until 2011 when doctors discovered tumors in his small intestine. Now, as of this…

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ESPN, Twitter Land Sports Partnership Deal To Embed Instant Replay Videos In Tweets For Bowl Games

The latest sports partnership deal might be a surprise to some, but to those following the power of social media in the sports world, it’s just another step toward innovating the way companies and brands promote through Twitter. ESPN and Twitter recently agreed to a sports partnership, where the Worldwide Leader will stream instant replays…

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ESPN’s John Skipper Headlines Sports Business Daily’s List of 50 Most Influential People in Sports

Sports Business Daily released its anual list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports. Topping that list, after moving from No. 3 in 2011, is ESPN President John Skipper. Following Skipper is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and NBA Commissioner David Stern. 2011’s No. 1, CEO and President of NBCUniversal, did not crack 2012’s…

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2012 Marks Fifth Consecutive Season Of Attendance Declines For Penn State Football

Ever since 2007, the Penn State football program has seen a drop in attendance at Beaver Stadium. In 2012, the Nittany Lions averaged close to 97,000 fans per game whereas five seasons ago, the home attendance averaged 108, 917. But the surprising part of that Penn State football statistic? The lack of ticket sales might…

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5 Great Sports Documentaries

Documentaries and sports fans just go together so nicely. This list could easily span pages and pages, but in order to save you time and my fingers from falling off, I’ll focus on some of the great ones. Some of these you may recognize, others may be a complete mystery. These ones will be good…

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ESPN 30 for 30: Sports is Only the Beginning

They are back and better than ever! When ESPN first launched its highly acclaimed 30 for 30 Series I knew little of what to expect.  Other than the fact that I thought I would enjoy it.  Bill Simmons was behind it and I had been a huge fan of his columns, podcasts, and his book  for some…

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How NFL Players Go Broke During And After Their Careers (INFOGRAPHIC)

Six weeks ago, ESPN aired a “30 for 30” documentary titled Broke, which outlined the financial rise and fall of many professional athletes. Despite earning millions and millions of dollars playing the game they loved, superstars have thrown it all away. The infographic below, courtesy of AccountingDegree.com, analyzes how some NFL players in particular have…

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