Clemson Broadcast Update II
CLEMSON - A resolution to the current broadcast contract squabble between
Clemson University and Collegiate Sports Partners, Ltd., could come by the
end of the week, according to a CSP spokesman.
Herb Vincent said Wednesday that his company hoped a solution would be
forthcoming "in the next couple of days. However, we've agreed with Clemson
that no information will be released until it's done, and we've agreed the
next word will come from Clemson."
Vincent confirmed that CSP CEO Kirk Wood met with Clemson officials both
Monday and Tuesday, and said the sides continue to talk. But Vincent
disputed information the Daily Journal/Messenger published Wednesday, in
which an unidentified source said Wood offered the university $400,000 to
settle the contract.
"That figure is incorrect," Wood said. "I can't say anything else right
CSP, which won the broadcast rights to Clemson athletics with a five-year,
$7.5 million proposal last year, defaulted on a $750,000 payment due June
30. The grace period for the payment expired at 5 p.m. Monday.
According to Vincent, a column published in the DJ/M earlier this week which
said Wood was the son-in-law of former Clemson coach Hootie Ingram was in
"There's no blood relation there," said Vincent. "If there is any relation
it's so far removed there's no name for it. I mean, there's no such thing as
a grand nephew-in-law, if you know what I mean."
Dan Scott is the host of SportsTalk (10AM-Noon) on 104.9 FM in Upstate SC and
Managing Editor of Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Daily Messenger