Some Breaking News for you.
The Big Ten Network has signed an agreement with Wide Open West (WOW) Cable meaning a presence in southwest Michigan, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus and Evansville, IN. Mark Snyder of the Detroit News has the story from the Michigan side. Jon Lafayette of TV Week writes a version of this breaking news as well. Marcus Hartman of Buckeye Sports.com says the channel will be picked up in time for the conference games this weekend. Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch says 400,000 subscribers in the Midwest will now have access to the channel.
Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis Star says if you miss the Big Ten Network, you’re not missing much right now.
Jack Bogaczyk of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail talks Big East football with ESPN’s Sean McDonough. Keith Sargeant of the Asbury Park (NJ) Press notes that Rutgers’ football program is getting more network exposure.
Fox Sports has announced its MLB postseason schedule. Fox will cover the American League Championship Series and the World Series.
William Houston, blogging at the Toronto Globe and Mail, says John Buccigross’ edited column by ESPN.com is bad journalism. In his regular Friday column, Houston says the TNT production of the Presidents Cup from Montreal hit most of the right notes.
Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star says Bill Clement, Craig Simpson and Jeff Marek all were faced with some life-changing moments this NHL offseason.
That’s it for now. I’ll have Primetime Viewing Picks next. Check back later tonight for other stuff.