Steve Salaga on TV ratings & spreads in CFB

Chad Millman chats with Texas A&M assistant professor Steve Salaga about his study on whether there is a correlation between television ratings and spreads in CFB and more.

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
8dDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

Getty Images
15dDave Tuley

Tuley: Best bets for NFL Weeks 1-16

ESPN Chalk's Dave Tuley gives his best game bets for Weeks 1-16 of the 2015 NFL season, including where the lines are likely to move for every Week 1 game.

Eddie Lluisma/Getty Images
29dDave Tuley

Tuley: Post-draft NFL Vegas Rankings

The Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots lead the NFL Vegas Rankings for the upcoming 2015 season.

Eddie Lluisma/Getty Images
51dDave Tuley

How policeman won SuperContest seat

Chicago police officer Sal Gamino won the free March to the Championship contest in the SuperContest Satellite Series after the Duke-Wisconsin NCB title game under 140.


David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB 445, which clarifies the state's licensed sports books can operate books in other legal jurisdictions.

Silver: Trying to be realistic on gambling

NBA commissioner Adam Silver: “If it’s going to happen, to protect the integrity of the league, there needs to be more transparency ... I don’t want to hide from the business element. … If it’s going to happen anyway it might as well be regulated, it should be taxed, regulated, controlled.” (via The Herd)