I have quite a few things to link to this morning. Let’s get to them without further delay.
First, David Scott of Boston Sports Media Watch looks at the sudden closing of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting which boasts Artie Lange of the Howard Stern Show as an alum.
My great friend, LC over at the 38Cliches blog thinks the MLB Network is a piece of crap. I think it’s doing a very good job, but I don’t have to agree with every link I put up. I’ll link to LC as long as he runs his blog.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says get ready to eat a lot when you go to the ballpark.
Newsday’s Neil Best has some unsolicited advice for Alex Rodriguez. Neil writes that A-Rod is singlehandedly keeping newspapers in business. Neil looks at YES’ and SNY’s ratings in the afternoon time slot. Neil writes that an interview with New York Islanders owner Charles Wang will air on MSG Plus tonight.
Justin Terranova of the New York Post says the first day of the Big East Tournament will not be on TV.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the announcing teams for the MAAC and America East Tournaments.
Bill Fleischman of the Philadelphia Daily News talks with new Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia General Manager Brian Monahan.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times talks with Versus president Jamie Davis about the Indy Racing League which premieres on the channel in April.
Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer laments the fact that he won’t be able to watch Braves game as MLB has deemed North Carolina as Orioles and Nationals territory. And Roger likes that ESPN is picking up a heavyweight championship fight later this month.
Bill Vilona of the Pensacola (AL) News Journal says Alabama’s Spring Football game has attracted ESPN.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News says ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson had some more comments on former Cowboys’ WR Terrell Owens.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business writes that the Wall Street Journal is expanding its spots coverage. And Ed profiles Chicago sports personality Chet Coppock.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News says the Dodgers are offering Spring Training games for free on its website. Tom writes about the passing of Mike Lockert, the Voice of the Notre Dame hockey, who was also a SoCal native.
John Ryan from the San Jose Mercury News writes that the Sharks set a TV ratings record on Tuesday.
Gary Washburn of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says MLB is putting a lot into the World Baseball Classic.
Michael Grange of the Toronto Globe and Mail says TSN and Rogers Sportsnet tried to do a lot with so little news during their NHL Trade Deadline shows.
Mike Shields of the Hollywood Reporter writes that CBS is nearly sold out for the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says WFAN’s Mike Francesa plans some changes for his YES simulcast.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life Magazine says tonight’s Illinois-Penn State game on ESPN is a highlight for primetime viewing.
Joe Favorito looks at how indoor soccer’s New Jersey Ironmen are trying to make inroads in the community and make a name for themselves in a crowded sports market.
Christopher Byrne of the great Eye on Sports Media blog has a look at how banks try to get bangs for their bucks through sports advertising.
FSN will carry the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships starting today.
And those are the links for today.