The Anschutz Entertainment Group, the company behind Farmers Field, a proposed $1.5 billion football stadium and convention center expansion in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking a six-month extension to its existing agreement with the city of Los Angeles for the project.
The NFL opposed the effort to dump the blackout rule in part by suggesting that the removal of the ability to prevent games from being televised for free in markets where the home team had failed to sell out the stadium would lead to the NFL fleeing free TV generally. Now that the FCC has overturned the blackout rule, the NFL has renewed its commitment to audience-maximizing, three-letter network broadcasts.
Canadian rock legends The Tragically Hip will get the party started ahead of the NHL season opener next Wednesday. The Tragically Hip will perform a 45-minute set as part of the 2014 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off event at Yonge-Dundas Square prior to puck drop between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens game on Oct. 8.
Students and alumni upset with the Michigan athletic department's mishandling of a football player's head injury are planning an on-campus rally Tuesday night to call for athletic director Dave Brandon's resignation.