More cable sports TV networks exist now than ever before. As a result, several major sporting events air on cable channels instead of satellite TV, preventing many people from watching big games. Have we reached a breaking point with cable sports networks?
The NBA received extremely stellar viewership numbers for the 2015 NBA Finals and just agreed to a lucrative TV deal well into next decade. Now, the players and the league must carry the momentum forward and do everything possible to avoid a possible lockout in two seasons.
The Indian Premier League, despite its extremely short season length, has rapidly grown into an extremely lucrative organization. Like soccer, cricket has tremendous potential to grow in the United States.
As NCAA Power 5 conferences continue to rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in TV rights deals, student-athletes still receive almost no direct financial compensation. With millions of people tuning in to marquee events, are NCAA basketball and football players really student-athletes or just athletes?