On this day after Selection Sunday, I give you some linkage. Also, don’t forget to visit my 1st Annual College Basketball TV Awards. I admit they were ESPN-heavy, but it had most of the major games this season. Check them out.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Bob Knight is keeping things simple while doing his analysis on ESPN. Theresa Howard of USA Today says the NCAA Tournament also ushers in Marketing Madness.
Newsday’s Neil Best is giddy about his alma mater Cornell drawing Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the agreement between CBS and ESPN that allows Jay Bilas and Len Elmore to work for both networks and also reviews the Selection Shows on both networks.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune says Bob Knight finally showed his worth to ESPN during the Selection Show on Sunday.
Don Bostrom of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call has a story on “The Father of March Madness”, the man who is given credit for convincing ESPN to televise the early rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes that Knight slouches on TV, but other than that, he’s been fine.
Dusty Saunders in the Rocky Mountain News feels the NCAA Tournament is bound to get a ratings uptick this year.
Steve Greenberg of the Sporting News feels Knight is a hypocrite for taking ESPN’s money.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the tip times for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News goes one step further and gives you announcing team assignments as well (times are Pacific so add accordingly for your time zone).
John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News writes that ESPN outdistanced CBS in the selection coverage yesterday (scroll down).
Cora Nucci of Information Week has your primer on how you can access the NCAA Tournament online.
The Oklahoman also gives you its primer on where to go to access NCAA games online.
The Sirius Backstage blog tells you that your service will have every game of the NCAA Tournament on five different channels.
The Sports Media Journal is now into the Round of 16 in its Sports Radio Madness radio host contest and voting continues until March 19.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog says XM will have all of the Red Sox-Oakland opening series games in Japan airing both team’s broadcasts as well as one in Japanese.
Darren Rovell of CNBC is in Day 6 of his Minor League Baseball Logo Contest.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back later with an update.