As Championship Weekend continues in college basketball, time to do some linkage while I can.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says while the eyes of March will be focused on CBS and CBS College Sports for the NCAA Tournament, several networks are looking towards the summer when negotiations on a new TV contract could begin.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says if Tiger Woods makes his return to the Tavistock Cup, you and I won’t be able to get tickets.
David Goetzl of Mediapost looks at ESPN producing a two hour sports block for ABC.
Alistair Barr of Marketwatch.com says ESPN may have ticked off American soccer fans by hiring an all-British announcing crew for the World Cup.
Ron Chemelis of the Springfield (MA) Republican notes that NESN’s Jerry Remy is back doing Red Sox Spring Training games, although today’s game was barely seen due to technical difficulties.
Dan Lamothe of the Republican’s Red Sox Monster blog says Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz appeared on a Comedy Central show this week.
Pete Thamel and Richard Sandomir of the New York Times look at the possible expansion of the NCAA Tournament and what it could mean for CBS or any network that becomes the official TV partner.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News gets an update from Sabres TV analyst Mike Robitaille who’s been recuperating from a car accident earlier this year.
Laura Nachman says actor Corbin Bernsen will be talking to a Philadelphia sports radio show about his movie, Major League.
In the Washington Examiner, Jim Williams says college basketball dominates the docket today.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at how pay per view has become the big player in boxing.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman says Tulsa native and former New York Knick John Starks plays a prominent role in ESPN’s documentary on Reggie Miller.
In his media notebook, Mel has some various news and notes.
Suzanne Hoholik of the Columbus Dispatch goes behind the scenes with the Fox Sports Ohio production crew during a Blue Jackets game.
Sandy Gholston at Michigan Live says CBS College Sports is attempting to bring NCAA Division II sports to the forefront.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News posts his Friday column which was missing for some reason at the paper’s website.
Leighton Ginn from the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA says the BNP Paribas tennis Open will be on TV more than ever this year.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says the Olympics were very good to the radio partner of the Canadian Olympics Broadcast Media Consortium.
The Sports Media Watch notes that last week’s Honda Classic did decently on NBC.
Amanda Bruno at Batter-up with Bruno was none too pleased over NESN’s technical difficulties today.
Neither was Ian Bethune at Sox & Dawgs.
Chris Byrne at the Eye on Sports Media is puzzled over the confusion over one particular English Premier League game today that Fox Soccer Channel said it carried live, but ESPN “spoiled”.
The Big Lead says that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is telling ESPN, “Child, please.”
The Big Lead also ranks ESPN’s college basketball analysts.
And we’re done.