Here are your links for today.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says Fox Sports’ Joe Buck is looking forward to going to Coors Field.
Neil Best in his Newsday blog writes that Buck tries to pass the time on baseball broadcasts by trying to fit in words and phrases that his friends text him on his cell phone. And Best has a story in today’s Newsday about the Yankees banning ESPN from its conference calls.
Ed Sherman in the Chicago Tribune writes that Sports Illustrated will endure a big loss when Rick Reilly leaves for ESPN.
Inside Indiana Business has the logo for the Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments, both of which will be played at Canseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis next March.
George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says the Big Ten Network is crowing about its ratings for October 13 (scroll to the bottom). Also from the Beacon Journal, Malcolm X. Abram is not a fan of ESPN’s Emmit Smith.
Charles Elmore in the Palm Beach Post says local viewers are unhappy with their lack of options for watching sports.
Terry Frei from the Denver Post says the Fox production of World Series Game 1 was better than TBS for the NLDS and NLCS.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell points to two moments in last night’s World Series Game 1 that were blatant ads.
Andrew Sodergren of the Naples (FL) Daily News reports that the high school football team will be featured during halftime of Sunday Night Football.
Gregory A. Hall of the Louisville Courier-Journal says Breeders’ Cup officials hope that ESPN can raise the ratings of the event through its “multi-platform” coverage.
J.P. Giglio of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer says Virginia Tech likes playing on Thursday night for ESPN as it will tonight against Boston College.
Mark Monteith of the Indianapolis Star says Reggie Miller got practice for his TNT analyst job when he was playing for the Indiana Pacers.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that the NFL may move up the Packers-Broncos game to avoid a conflict with a potential World Series Game 5 in Denver.
Dave O’Brien (not the Red Sox/ESPN announcer) of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogged from Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series about his hob-nobbing with other reporters.
Bob Thomas of the Florida Times-Union talks with former Miami coach Larry Coker about his work for ESPN this season.
Kyle Nagel of the Springfield (OH) News-Sun writes that the University of Dayton will have at least 12 of its men’s basketball games on TV this season.
ESPN announces its announcing teams for the NBA including an increased role for Dan Schulman.
Those are your links for now. Back later.