Let’s provide some linkage today. Plenty of stuff to get to.
We begin with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk who writes that the NFL Network has been approached by the Atlantic Coast Conference on carrying a package of football games.
Portfolio picks up a story from Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal regarding the NFL expanding its online content to Hulu and Yahoo.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand writes that ESPN college basketball “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi will be getting a lot of facetime this week.
Writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Jason Fry says sportswriters need to look beyond breaking news to get noticed and read in the new journalism.
Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable writes that ESPN has deemed one of its 3D-TV tests a success.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life writes that NBC won the February sweeps thanks to the Olympics, something it couldn’t do four years ago.
BusinessWeek picks up a Bloomberg News story from Tariq Panja on ESPN’s UK unit which will not reduce its subscription price next year when its slate of English Premier League games shrinks from 46 to 23 games.
John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant says ESPN may pick up the last 30 seconds of tonight’s UConn-Notre Dame women’s Big East semifinal to show the Huskies’ record setting 71st consecutive win.
Brad Stone of the New York Times looks at MLB Advanced Media taking over the streaming of live events for ESPN3.com starting next month.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick now shifts his hate to golf announcers.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says Time Warner Cable will air the first two games of an ECAC college hockey postseason series this weekend.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says four local CBS Radio sports stations will be banded together as listeners can hear their content through HD sets.
Jim says Notre Dame will play one of its 2011 “home” games at the DC’s NFL team’s stadium in primetime on NBC.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times talks about the HBO “Bird/Magic” documentary, bad NHL marketing and the possible expansion of the NCAA Tournament in his review of the weekend in TV sports.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer wonders why a public TV documentary on thoroughbred racing did not include shots of one local horsetrack.
Douglas Fink in the Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder feels NBC did a decent job during the Winter Olympics, but could have done better in certain areas.
Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Cubs players are split down the middle over the possible installation of a Jumbotron at Wrigley Field.
Phil Rosenthal of the Tribune says Comcast SportsNet Chicago will stream the rest of the Bulls regular season games for no extra cost, provided a subscriber already has access to CSN on cable or satellite.
In the Denver Post, Dusty Saunders reviews the latest ESPN “30 for 30″ documentary on Reggie Miller’s rivalry with the New York Knicks.
Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times says Kings Hall of Fame TV voice Bob Miller will miss the team’s next two games due to an illness. He already missed Saturday’s game against Montreal.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News has the SoCal sports calendar for this week.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star is looking forward to hearing more baseball this spring.
William Houston in Truth & Rumours says CBC Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean singled out CTV Olympics host James Duthie for some praise on Saturday.
Sports Media Watch says despite the suspension of Tony Kornheiser, ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption rolls on.
SMW says NBC’s first NHL game after the Olympics put up decent ratings.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media feels NBC is getting consistent numbers for the NHL this season.
Deadspin notes while ESPN’s Erin Andrews will be on Dancing with the Stars this season, she won’t be at the NFL Draft as in past years.
The Big Lead says the Miami Herald’s Dan Lebatard knows where sports journalism is heading.
Len Berman gives you his Top 5 Sports Stories.
That will do it for today.