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Rick Horrow predicts which stories will dominate the headlines in the coming year.
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I'm fox sports news analyst Rick Carlo with a happy new year one through five top stories for 2013. Number five conference musical chairs continue in colleges. 2013 fourteen will likely see the end of the big east this sport note since its widespread members such as San Diego State Boise State Tulane. Have lost the perceived benefits -- joining the conference in the first place. After the departure of Louisville Syracuse Pitt and the like. Further in the big east the new Catholic school basketball super conference and elsewhere. Many schools that have announced they're switching affiliations. Will do so sooner than planned. Legal proceedings involving West Virginia and Rutgers will affect the pace at which change occurs. Number four. NBA revisits Jersey. Outside MLS corporate sponsor logos are almost entirely absent from American pro sports jerseys. While most leagues have gotten comfortable practiced -- logos. A long standing mindset about the sanctity of sport any concern over sponsor leverage. And that's -- prevented official game Jersey from becoming. And New York Times puts it. A running passing shooting and dunking billboard now vote the NBA's seriously considering becoming the first of north America's four major sports leagues. To put sponsors logos and -- uniforms. Even if the NBA took in only a fraction of the revenue generated by EPL shirt sponsors such as shed the emirates and Samsung. It has to be near irresistible to the owners and commissioner David start. We might see corporate brands and NBA game jerseys by October. Number three the NHL lockout and a freak out. The NHL lockout -- their 2012 list and will shape 2013. As well. 200 million -- national media revenue from NBC even if it never drops the puck. It's -- the long term health of the 3.3 billion dollar business. And more important the NHL's reputation with stakeholders. 58%. Of Canadians for -- hockey is essential as urgent forested beer. Don't care if the seed in this state. The NHL has a rough road ahead. No matter what. Number two. World Baseball Classic. 2013. Is a WBZ here in this time around the turn and it's expanded to 28 teams in a new qualifying in pool play format. The US will host games -- every round. With first round games in the Diamondbacks Chase Field and spring training ballpark this year at the Rockies salt river fields at talking stick. Miami -- second round match ups -- San Francisco host the finals -- it'll be anticipates a hundred million dollar economic impact player. Delta Airlines and brand USA have signed on as sponsors and MLB is creating a special edition of its stay in case for the tournament. Well WBZ finally catch on offense we'll have to see. Finally number one. The I five MLB. Arms race. What Kendall is Dodgers self for two point 15 that a bit of a billion. But that's just the beginning of the socal baseball money -- Agreements with pitchers that since others and the Dodgers 2013 payroll north of 230 million dollars an MLB record not to be passed. Suffering. LA Angels of Anaheim signed slugger Josh Hamilton. So I -- at a point five million dollar deal. Bringing their 2013 payroll 214 million bucks with 500 new lease commitment through 20/20 one. The locally farmed golden goose of course TV money. The Dodgers may receive up to six billion over 25. Years in new regional deal potentially raising cries of preferential treatment from other teams. It's only a portion of funds are subject to MLB revenue sharing regardless. The Angels negotiating Lugar TV deal of their own certainly baseball in. In socal. Is here to stay in a brand new level. For fox sports. -- -- --