On this Wednesday, it’s time to provide some linkage. Some stuff to get to. Let’s not delay any further.
Steve Wieberg of USA Today writes that the NCAA spent a lot of money to protect the March Madness™ trademark.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at Gus Johnson leaving CBS for Fox Sports.
Eben Novy-Williams at Bloomberg News delves into Gus’ departure from CBS.
The great Maggie Hendricks at Yahoo’s Cagewriter says while Gus is leaving CBS, he will remain at corporate sibling Showtime to call boxing and MMA.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports says while fans are cheering the Lakers’ exit now, they’ll regret it later.
Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News writes that TNT scored an across-the-board ratings win in key demographics for Game 4 of the Miami-Boston NBA Playoff game.
Mike Farrell of Multichannel says Disney’s CEO is saying that the Olympics could help ESPN get more money from cable providers.
Anthony Crupi of Adweek says Disney’s CEO isn’t too worried about an NFL lockout hurting ESPN.
Crupi writes a weak field in the Kentucky Derby offset NBCUniversal’s heavy promotion for the Run for the Roses.
Tony Fitzgerald of Media Life also looks at the lower ratings for the Derby on NBC.
Sean Martin at Golfweek says college golf could see more airtime with the new megarights deals with the Pac-12 and University of Texas.
Cam Martin of SportsNewser notes that ESPN will air the MLS Cup against Sunday Night Football again (provided there is an NFL season).
Cam has video of ESPN’s Barry Melrose comments about gays on NHL teams which really has to be seen to be believed.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says he got to meet a star before she become one.
Darren says Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is hoping to fill a void in fantasy camps.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe has a story on Jack Edwards signing an extension with NESN to call Bruins games.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes about Gus Johnson moving to Fox Sports.
At the DC Sports Bog at the Washington Post, Dan Steinberg wonders if Captain Blowhard is recruiting Tony Kornheiser to write for Grantland.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says Maryland and Miami will open the ACC football season in primetime on ESPN.
Joe Reedy at the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that the Bengals have renewed their radio rights deal with Clear Channel Radio.
The South Bend Tribune reports that ESPN/ABC may put a November Notre Dame road game in primetime.
Anthony Schoettle from the Indianapolis Business Journal says IndyCar officials are talking about placing more of their races on ABC in the next TV contract.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that HBO’s Real Sports will profile Brewers voice Bob Uecker.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business says a suspended sports talk show host returns to the air today.
Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune suggests the International Olympic Committee should take NBC’s overbid for the 2010/12 Games into account for the bid for the ’14/’16 Olympics.
Dom Izzo at WDAY-TV in Fargo, ND says Twins fans are being shut out from a number of games thanks to a dispute between Fox Sports North and the local cable provider.
Scott D. Pierce in the Salt Lake Tribune doesn’t understand why ESPN did not choose Real Salt Lake for its MLS TV schedule.
In the Phoenix Business Journal, Patrick O’Grady writes that the Pac-12 Network could find it difficult to gain carriage into Arizona homes.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times discusses Gus Johnson signing with Fox to become its main college sports announcer.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says the controversy over Sean Avery’s support of gay marriage and the condemnation by Uptown Hockey has opened a Pandora’s Box.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog feels Uptown Hockey and NHL agent Todd Reynolds should not have gone there.
Lost Letterman wonders if ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla could be headed back into coaching.
Matt Sarzyniak at Matt’s College Sports Media analyzes the ESPN/ABC Pac-12 schedule.
Steve Lepore at Puck The Media says Dan Patrick will host NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, more specifically, the later games.
Sports Media Watch has some various NHL ratings news and notes.
And that will do it.