Monthly Archives: May 2011

Women’s College World Series To Air On ESPN’s Networks

The 2011 NCAA Women’s College World Series will be aired live on the networks of ESPN starting on Thursday. Pam Ward and Beth Mowins will share play-by-play duties. Michele Smith and Jessica Mendoza will provide the analysis. Holly Rowe will be the field reporter. We have the schedule of games plus what ESPNU is doing […]

NBA TV’s Kevin McHale Confirms He’s Going To Coach Houston

During tonight’s NBA TV pregame show, NBA TV analyst Kevin McHale confirmed to viewers that he has an agreement in principle to coach the Houston Rockets. In the last few days, McHale’s name surfaced to replace Rick Adelman. Indeed, McHale made the announcement tonight. We have some of the quotes McHale tonight on NBA TV. […]

CBC Rides A Ratings Wave Heading Into Stanley Cup Final

CBC announces that the Western Conference Finals were the most watched watched third round postseason games on the network. Canada’s public television network had an average audience of just over 3 million viewers with the series clinching Game 5 garnering just over 4 million viewers, making it the highest-rated Conference Final Game since 1993. That’s […]

Big Ten Network To Talk About Jim Tressel

BTN’s Big Ten Football Report will discuss the resignation of Jim Tressel from Ohio State University. It occurs at 7 p.m. Eastern. Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith, Rick Pizzo, Chris Martin and Gerry DiNardo will discuss what it means for Ohio State and the Big Ten in general. We have the announcement from BTN. ‘Big Ten […]

Big Ten Network Rebrands As BTN; Unveils New Logo

Big Ten Network has decided shorten its name to three letters and unveil a new logo in the process. It will now be known as BTN and also show various new logo featuring each conference’s school colors. There’s also a generic logo to boot. So instead of seeing listings for “Big Ten Network” during in […]

Tennis Channel’s Announcement On New Sharing Agreement With ESPN2

Here’s what Tennis Channel is saying about its new four year agreement with ESPN2 to share both the Australian and French Opens. ESPN2 will enter into a new contract for the Australian Open in 2012. The following year, the new agreement for the Aussie Open will take effect. Tennis Channel will begin coverage for the […]

It’s True! IS Allowing Embeddable Video!

In a piece of news that’s just short of the second coming of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has quietly allowed blogs and websites to embed their videos. Not all of their videos can be embedded, but some. Deadspin just found out about this in the last hour. I went to the Red […]

Providing You With Tuesday Linkage

For some of you, it’s a back to work Tuesday after a three day weekend. Not for me as I was at the office until late on Memorial Day. But you don’t want to read my complaining, you want linkage so I’ll get it to right away. Anthony Crupi from Adweek says expect LeBron James, […]

NHL Network & All Over Stanley Cup Final

NHL Network has been in Stanley Cup Final mode for the last few days, but it will really ramp up coverage starting today with NHL Live and NHL on the Fly. Throughout the series, NHL on the Fly will have pregame and postgame editions from the game sites in Vancouver and Boston. Deb Placey will […]

NHL Network, & TSN To Carry Announcement

The prospective new owners of the Atlanta Trashers have called a news conference for noon ET to announce that the team will be moving to Winnipeg, the former home of the Phoenix Coyotes. NHL Network and will carry the announcement across North America. TSN will have the newser in Canada. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman […]

Primetime Viewing Picks

MLB American League Texas at Tampa Bay — Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports, 6:30 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston — WCIU/NESN, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto — STO/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit — Fox Sports North/Fox Sports Detroit, 7 p.m. Anaheim Angels at Kansas City — Fox Sports West/Fox Sports Kansas City, 8 […]

Sports Illustrated’s Investigation Into Ohio State Football and Coach Jim Tressel

The story about wrongdoing in the Ohio State football and the subsequent coverup by coach Jim Tressel has been published on Sports Illustrated’s website. It’s a pretty amazing story and one that forced the coach to resign early on Monday. The ramifications will be quite damaging for the program as the NCAA is investigating Tressel. […]

This Week on Golf Channel

I haven’t received a programming update from Golf Channel in quite some time. I now have what’s in store for the channel and you can take a look at it for yourself. Coming up on Golf Channel…May 30-June 5 Famous Glass Break Challenge on Tonight’s Big Break Indian Wells “Hope for the Warriors” Bobby Joseph […]

NBA Digital To Go All Out For The NBA Finals

As the NBA Finals begin on Tuesday, NBA Digital Properties of, NBA TV and NBA Mobile are stepping up to provide their fans an all-access pass to the games. There will be all types of features, programming and even short films dedicated to the NBA Finals which can be accessed either via your TV, […]

CBC Announces Coverage Plans for 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final

CBC couldn’t be more pleased to have Vancouver in the Stanley Cup Final and also getting the Boston Bruins which have a following in the country as well. This should do quite well for CBC considering that an average of four million people across Canada watched the Western Conference Final. This marks the third time […]

Versus Scores With Game 7 of NHL Eastern Conference Final

On Friday with a Game 7 and a very good game not decided until late, Versus scored the highest ratings for an NHL Conference Final in 9 years. That’s dating back to when ESPN had the NHL contract. As the Boston Bruins closed out Tampa Bay in a 1-0 thriller, Versus saw an average of […]

Some Memorial Day Links

While I’m at work, I’ll do some linkage for you. Let’s also keep the troops who have lost their lives fighting to keep our freedom safe in all of the wars on behalf of democracy. And keep the troops in mind who are currently on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s hope our men […]

Memorial Day Viewing Picks

College Baseball 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Road to Omaha Selection Show – ESPN, 12:30 p.m. College Lacrosse NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, Baltimore, MD Virginia vs. Maryland – ESPN, 3:30 p.m. College Softball Division II Championship, Salem, VA Cal-San Diego vs. Alabama-Huntsville – CBS Sports Network, noon Golf PowerPlay Golf live from Newport, Wales […]