Let’s provide you with some more links.
Stephen Wilson of the Associated Press says the International Olympic Committee hopes to have the US TV rights for the 2014/16 Olympics and possibly the 2018/20 Games awarded by mid-June.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand notes that without UConn in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game, ESPN did not suffer much of a ratings dropout last night.
Sports Illustrated tennis writer Jon Wertheim answers readers questions and frustrations about Tennis Channel.
Marcus Vanderberg from SportsNewser has the video of former sports anchor and boxing announcer Nick Charles talking to his former employer, CNN about his last stages of life. As you may be aware, Nick has incurable cancer and probably doesn’t have long to live. What a very poignant video.
And here’s the story from CNN.com on Nick Charles from Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Michael David Smith at Pro Football Talk says ESPN is bringing back Jon “This Guy” Gruden’s QB camp.
ESPN’s First Take gives you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to bring a show together.
Sheldon Spencer at ESPN Front Row explains what the ESPN Car Wash means.
Robin Berger at TV Technology says ESPN wants to change the way baseball is brought into your home.
The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced that it has extended a rights agreement with ESPN for two more seasons. CBS Sports remains the main rightsholder.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe reports that 98.5 The Sports Hub has reupped its afternoon drive team.
The Inside Track girls at the Boston Herald talk about Patriots running back Danny Woodhead’s visit to ESPN yesterday.
Barry Janoff of NY Sports Journalism speaks with CBS/Turner’s Clark Kellogg.
Celeste E. Whittaker of Cherry Hill (NJ) Courier Post enjoyed watching CBS/Turner’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
To the Baltimore Sun where Steve Gould says MASN is seeing significant ratings spikes for the Orioles in the young season.
Scott Claire of the Naples (FL) Daily News says ESPN’s Dick Vitale will be making an appearance at a local youth basketball league.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says this year’s viewership for the NCAA Tournament was up from last year.
Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Sean Casey made a triumphant return to the Reds last night as a member of Fox Sports Ohio.
Kari Petrie of the St. Cloud (MN) Times says Charter Communications does not have an agreement to pick up 45 extra Minnesota Twins games that will be aired on Fox Sports Net. Those 45 games came from over the air rightsholder WFTC.
The Grand Forks (ND) Herald says ESPN will have cameras at a University of North Dakota viewing party for cut-ins during its coverage of the NCAA Frozen Four on Thursday.
Anthony Gimino from the Tucson Citizen says this September’s Oklahoma State-Arizona game will be moved to a Thursday night to accommodate ESPN.
Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times talks Lakers with ESPN/ABC’s Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy.
Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News who has been doing a bang up job covering the Pac 12 rights negotiations says it appears the conference is seeking to sign a very lucrative deal and NBC/Comcast seems to be the frontrunner.
Kevin Lynch at the San Francisco Chronicle talks with new 49ers radio analyst Eric Davis.
Cory Wolfe of the Saskatchewan Star Phoenix talks with new TSN Sportscentre anchor Natasha Staniszewski.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog looks at the implications in the Quebec TV market if the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers pack up and leave for Canada for the 2012-13 season.
The Sports Media Watch notes that the overnight ratings for NASCAR on Fox dipped again on Sunday.
Wendy Parker notes that there are plenty of outlets for women’s basketball coverage.
And that’s where we’ll end it for linkage. I think you have plenty for now.