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More than 10 years ago, Baylor — a small, private Baptist university in the middle of Texas — found itself at the epicenter of scandal when one basketball player murdered a teammate.
This involved guns, drugs, lies, a coach covering up details, and ultimately, the NCAA sanctioning the Bears with some of the harshest penalties of that time.
Fast-forward to this week when Baylor announced it would suspend with the intention of firing it’s $6 million, ultra-successful head football coach Art Briles in the wake of an investigation of countless sexual assaults involving players in his program.
For years, numerous players at Baylor have been accused of sexually assaulting women while their team was winning games and becoming not just a powerhouse in the Big 12, but a consistent contender for the College Football More >
ESPN is reportedly giving $20M back to advertisers because the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Eve was such a disaster0
ESPN’s broadcast of the New Year’s Eve bowl games — the College Football Playoff semifinals and the Peach Bowl — saw viewership decline than more than a third in 2015. As a result, their advertisers aren’t happy.
A report from John Consoli of Broadcasting & Cable magazine says the network is currently negotiating more than $20 million in make-goods — credits given to advertisers to compensate for mistakes — in response to the broadcast’s lower-than-expected ratings. ESPN had assured advertisers that running two of the season’s biggest bowl games against a night historically reserved for parties and other non-football events would have no negative effect on their total viewers. Now, they’re making up for the lack of viewers during what had been sold as a prime advertising opportunity.