Just a few links for this afternoon.
It appears CBSSports.com has fixed its glitches for the second games this afternoon. No audio problems or buffering. And even though I wanted to dislike Carter Blackburn in his NCAA Tournament debut, he’s doing a pretty decent job in the Anaheim subregional working with Jay Bilas. Not bad at all. I wouldn’t mind him working over Craig Bolerjack at this point.
To your links.
Newsday’s Neil Best reports that Tina Cervasio has officially signed with MSG Network where she will be a studio co-anchor of MSG, NY and do some sideline reporting. Bruce Allen of Boston Sports Media Watch has the press release from MSG Network.
The Sports Media Watch says if you think CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament has an ESPN feel, you would not be far off.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says UCLA’s internet radio station is not allowed to call the NCAA Tournament games involving the school even though it did for the regular season and PAC 10 Tournament nor did it get a press credential. However, in an update in his Farther Off the Wall blog, Hoffarth says the station did get a credential, but is still not allowed to call the games.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle is asking you to give your assessment of March Madness on Demand.
John Consoli of Mediaweek tells us that ESPN has a host of returning sponsors for the NCAA Women’s Tournament.
Consoli says CBS will air its first Mixed Martial Arts bout on May 31.
Dan Gross of the Phildelphia Daily News says a long-time sports talk show host is returning to the airwaves. And Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the host’s return also marks the renewal on an on-air feud with another talk show host. And Laura Nachman has more on the story.
The Murfreesboro (TN) Daily Journal says the Nashville Predators will be featured on Versus on April 1.
Geoffrey Fattah of the Deseret (UT) Morning News writes that a freelance producer for ESPN and ABC has been arrested for the second time on child pornography charges.
That will do us for now. I might have an update tonight.