Here’s some more links for you on this getaway Friday. Some of you have vacation next week as it’ll be the 4th of July. Best wishes to those who are off.
Ok, let’s check out news about the Big Ten Network which is going on the offensive as we’re about two months from college football season. Yesterday, Big Ten Commish Jim Delany went to Pennsylvania to meet with the state legislature and the media to make the pitch for carriage on cable. Watching from Utah, Scott D. Pierce of the Deseret News says if Delany had taken a look at what has been going on with the Mountain West Conference and its problems with the mtn. channel, he would know that Comcast would fight carrying the Big Ten Network.
ESPN has announced that former Miami Hurricane coach Larry Coker will join the network to call college football games.
Rocky Mountain News columnist Dave Krieger trashes the new NBA TV deal saying TV is just a small part of it.
Marc Katz of the Dayton Daily News says ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft was slow and boring.
Fox Owned and Operated affiliates will air a special pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. ET before the Fox Network’s All Star Game pre-game show at 8 p.m.
Paul Christian of the Rochester Post-Bulletin writes about Minnesota Wild TV analyst Mike Greenlay happy to call the Land of 10,000 Lakes home.
Steven Borelli of USA Today has a story on the late Yankees announcer Mel Allen doing “This Week in Baseball” for Major League Baseball and restoring his reputation.
The CBC begins broadcasting the FIFA Under-20 Soccer World Cup this weekend, but William Houston wonders if Canadians will care.
That’s it for today. I’ll have primetime and weekend viewing choices later.