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ESPN Unveils Its College Basketball Announcing Teams For 2012-13 Season

Let’s take a look at the announcers ESPN will utilize for college basketball this season. Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale remain the top team as they’ll major ACC and Saturday primetime games together. Dave O’Brien gets an upgrade as he’ll call ACC games with Vitale, Jay Bilas or Doris Burke. Brent Musburger returns to call […]

Two Rambling Thursday Sports Media Thoughts

Writing this in the wee hours of the morning after watching the series finale of Damages on DirecTV not once, but twice to try and figure if investing five seasons was worth it. I think it was, but to be honest, the entire series as a mindfuck. And I think the producers intentionally made it […]

Some Wednesday Evening Linkage

I’ll provide a few links on this Wednesday afternoon. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at CBS pushing its Sunday primetime lineup to 7:30 p.m. ET to accommodate the NFL. Michael Kruse of Grantland has a very good story catching up with former ESPN Radio host Nanci Donnellan aka “The Fabulous Sports Babe”. Ed Sherman […]

Notre Dame To Join ACC in All Sports Except Football & Hockey

Announced today by the Atlantic Coast Conference and will be made official at press conferences both at the league offices and at South Bend, Notre Dame will join the ACC in all sports except for football (naturally) and hockey (again, naturally). ACC Accepts Notre Dame @

A Few Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

A few sports media thoughts on this Monday. Yes, they’re in bullet form. I finally had an opportunity to see Fox’s college football production on Saturday. While Gus Johnson and Charles Davis were on top of their form for Nebraska-UCLA, the same cannot be said about the studio. I missed the Pregame, but watched halftime […]

Two Regional Sports Networks College Football Schedules

I’ll provide you with a couple of broadcast schedules for two regional sports networks, SNY and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. For SNY, the schedule is all Big East while Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic relies mostly on ACC and CAA games. Let’s post the CSN Mid-Atlantic sked for you first. 2012 COMCAST SPORTSNET MID-ATLANTIC NCAA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Thursday, […]

Let's Break Out Some Monday Linkage

Here’s the Monday linkage wrapped in a nice bow for you. From Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Michael Smith, they report that ESPN will pay an average of $80 million per year to air the Rose Bowl. That more than doubles the current contract which pays $30 million. Liz Mullen of SBJ says a […]

The Thursday Linkage

So weird to have the 4th of July in the middle of the week. You get the holiday after two work days and then have two work days afterwards. Some of you have the entire week off which is good, but for me, there’s no such thing as a vacation. In fact, I haven’t had […]

Fox Sports Announces 2012-13 College Football Schedule

Over the last hour or so, it’s been all-Pac-12, all the time. Let’s break that up with this post on the complete Fox Sports college football schedule for 2012-13. It will be filled with national matchups featuring the Big 12, Conference USA and Pac-12 including regional games on the Fox Sports Net affiliates from the […]

A Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts Trifecta

Let’s provide you with three thoughts on this Tuesday. You know the drill. After learning that her contract was expiring, leading to speculation that she was about to leave, seemingly leaving, then indeed she was leaving, we finally got the official wordfrom NBCUniversal that Michelle Beadle was joining the company.It’s a good move for her. […]

CBS To Sublicense ACC, Big 12 & Pac-12 Basketball Games From ESPN

Reported earlier today by USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, CBS Sports has signed a four year deal with ESPN to get a package of college basketball games consisting from the ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences. While CBS won’t be airing Duke-North Carolina anymore, rest assured that the network will still get some decent matchups. The […]

ESPN Adds 23 ACC Games To Its College Football Schedule

This in from the company formerly known as the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. ESPN has announced that it has added 23 ACC football games to the schedule. This is in addition to the seven games previously unveiled. Most of the games in this unveil are in the first three weeks of the 2012 season. […]

Let's Get Some Linkage Out

I’ve accumulated a lot of links. They’re slowing down my browser so let’s clear them so I can let my computer get back some memory. Lots of stuff going on. Let’s start with ESPN stuff as it dominated the news today with its network upfront presentation to advertisers and also confirmed personnel moves. First, Sports […]

Finally Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. You’ve been owed some and I haven’t been able to do links for most of the week. Of course, you have the Weekend Viewing Picks which provide plenty of college sports, soccer, baseball and the NBA and NHL postseason action. Now let’s do your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA […]

ESPN Extends Agreement With ACC; Gets More Games, More Sports

In its quest to gain control of all college sports, ESPN has signed an extension to its existing agreement with ACC signed in 2010. The contract which was going to run until 2022-2023 will now end in 2026-27 meaning a 16 year agreement between the two parties. With Pittsburgh and Syracuse entering the league and […]

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