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Pam Oliver Suffers Concussion in Sideline Hit

You may have seen the video by now: On Aug. 18 Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver had just finished doing an interview with NFL referee Ed Hochuli for a story for “60 Minutes Sports,” airing Wednesday night on Showtime. When she returned to the sideline, a ball thrown by Indianapolis Colts backup QB Chandler Harnish (since waived and signed to their practice squad) hit her on the side of the face.

“I asked the people around me, ‘What happened?’ They told me I just got hit in the head with a football,” Oliver tells the Daily News.

Turns out, Oliver suffered a concussion.

After waking up that Monday her head hurt so much she had to hold it. “The sensitivity to light started and some nausea too,” she said, “my whole body was sore.” Oliver went to the doctor. The CT Scan came up clean, but she was diagnosed with a concussion. Oliver spent the next five days in a dark room inside her home. “I slept for hours on end. The minute you wake up you’re reminded. Your head is pounding,” she said. “I really could not take light — the light from the TV, the accent lighting. The sun was completely my enemy. My blinds were drawn. It was miserable.”

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Fox Sports Reporter Pam Oliver Makes News After Being Hit In Face By Football

Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver had one of sports reporting’s worst nightmares happen yesterday: she was hit squarely in the face by a football, the result of an errant throw by Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Chandler Harnish.

Oliver, to her credit, remained composed and was able to do a hit with the booth to talk about the incident.

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Oliver actually made national news as a result of the incident. “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” NBC’s “Today” and “CNN Newsroom” all played the clip this morning, according to TVEyes. FoxSports.com used the clip as part a of listicle of other notable sideline reporter mishaps.

Fox Sports To Broadcast Inaugural Pac-12 Football Title Game

Looking to rebound after losing the Bowl Championship Series, Fox Sports and the Pac-10 Conference have reached a one-year agreement for Fox to broadcast the inaugural Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the home stadium of the team with the best conference record, with kickoff planned at 3:30 p.m. ET. Read more

Covering a Blizzard from Inside a (Formerly) Domed Stadium

FOX Sports NFL correspondent Pam Oliver found herself covering a snowstorm, inside the formerly domed Metrodome stadium in downtown Minneapolis. At this hour, the Minnesota Vikings were supposed to be hosting the New York Giants. The game is postponed until tomorrow — in another city. SportsNewser has the update on the game.

Meanwhile, affiliates across the midwest from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin are assisting the cable networks this morning with their coverage of the storm.

Video of the collapse from FOX Sports is after the jump…

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Bethlehem Shoals Needs a Hug

We’re really enjoying the Free Darko founder’s game-by-game recaps of the Miami Heat’s season. But man, he sounds miserable.

When I signed up for this, I never imagined it would devolve into 33 Ways of Saying That an NBA Team Is Boring. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Boredom is rich; it’s at least as interesting as love or sadness. In fact, that 2005 Finals between the Pistons and the Spurs was a key moment in the explication of man’s oldest companion. Detroit was manual labor, with bleeding and fatigue that never quite registered. San Antonio was that oh-so memorable experience of spending a long time in a hospital. (Or, more accurately, what it must be like to perform one of those 24-hour surgeries.) Boring is not the same as blank. We come to sports for something exalted, but sometimes, we wind up learning more about the excruciating commonplace.

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Sharpe Returning To CBS After Legal Issue Resolved

Shannon Sharpe will return to the NFL Today after Michele Bundy withdrew her petition for a temporary restraining order against the former tight end.

“We are pleased that Shannon will be in his usual position with the NFL Today on Sunday,” CBS Sports spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade said in a statement.

The woman claimed Sharpe forced her to have sex with him and threatened her life.

Sharpe was scheduled to appear in court on Monday and announced earlier this week that he was taking a hiatus from CBS until his legal matter was resolved.

“I had every expectation that based on truth alone these claims would never reach a court,” Sharpe said in a statement released by CBS. “This issue was dismissed in its totality and no monies and no communications were exchanged. Now I look forward to getting to work.”