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Ok, let’s do some links on this rainy Thursday in the Northeast. Time to look at what’s going on today.
First from the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Brian Hendrickson recaps a symposium in which Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio was frank in a panel discussion on the whole Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story.
Philiana Ng of the Hollywood Reporter says Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose failed to show up in New York to film a cameo appearance on CBS’ “The Good Wife”.
ESPN.com boxing writer Dan Rafael talks with HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg about 2010 being a weak year for the sport.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that ESPN 3D will air three Thanksgiving weekend college basketball tournaments later this month.
Mike says CBS College Sports is showcasing TCU-Utah this Saturday as part of a free preview.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the legacy of Mark McCormack, the man who founded sports agency giant IMG, will live on at the University of Massachusetts.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser says winning teams generate TV ratings.
Also from SportsNewser, Marcus Vanderberg shows us how ESPN’s Skip Bayless should not do the Dougie.
Andy Barall of the New York Times ventures a guess at the Top 10 players in the NFL Network’s Top 100 program.
Page Six at the New York Post goes into detail on how the Bulls’ Derrick Rose stood up “The Good Wife” set.
Dan Steinberg in the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog transcribes the rant of ESPN Radio hack Colon Cowherd on Wizards guard John Wall’s pregame Dougie dance.
Dan says DC NFL team radio voice Larry Michael is also chiming in on the Donovan McNabb benching from last Sunday.
Leonard Shapiro of the Post talks with NFL Network’s Joe Theismann who starts his new gig with the channel next week.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner speaks with the producer of NFL Network’s “Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players” about tonight’s series finale.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times looks at a feud between ESPN and a local Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog.
The Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel notes that CBS College Sports is being picked up by Comcast just in time for Saturday’s game against Memphis.
Jason Morton of the Tuscaloosa (AL) News writes about ESPN shooting a commercial in the local area.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle writes about the finale of NFL’s Top 100 series tonight.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says fans can talk with the Reds radio broadcasters about the Hot Stove starting next week.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that ESPN has made some additions to its college basketball announcing lineup.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says former Bears coach Mike Ditka was mostly responsible for bringing the 1985 Bears back together for the taping of a TV show this Friday.
Ed talks with the author of a new book that looks into how athletes like former Bears QB Jim McMahon became endorsement stars.
Ed says the White Sox’s new radio deal provides for a HD channel which it will program.
Ed notes that the Bulls will also be part of the White Sox’s radio HD channel.
Bill Zwecker and John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times says the Bulls’ Derrick Rose isn’t talking about why he didn’t show up to the set of “The Good Wife” earlier this week.
The Salt Lake Tribune says overnight camping will be allowed on Friday for College Gameday’s appearance at the University of Utah’s campus this Saturday.
Olympics writer Alan Abrahamson says disgraced track star Marion Jones is not telling the truth in her interviews and in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that aired this week.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at what Alan has to say.
Sports Media Watch has a few news and notes.
Allen Levin of Digital Sports Daily speaks with NBA TV’s Steve Smith.
Dave Kohl at Major League Programs notes that athletes are using TV and radio to bypass newspapers to get their messages out.
And we’ll end it there.
Let’s do some linkage. By the way, do you hear that? That’s the sound of your TV and radios being political ad-free today! Nice, isn’t it? Goodness, they’ve been running all summer long through the fall and they’ve been absolutely maddening. Glad to see that we get relief from the negative ads. Now we can look forward to the Christmas holiday shopping ads for the next two months!! Oh boy!
Ok, to your links.
USA Today’s Mike McCarthy looks at the ratings for the World Series which tie the lowest of all-time, but still did well enough to win four out of five primetime nights for Fox.
Brian Lowry of Fox Sports looks at the overwhelming gadgetry for sports viewing.
Andrew “McLovin’” Perloff recaps what NBC’s Al Michaels said on the Dan Patrick Show this morning.
Lorraine Cwelich from the Wall Street Journal asks after this week’s media blitz by disgraced track star Marion Jones, is the country ready to forgive her?
Yahoo technology writer Ben Patterson quotes an ESPN executive who wonders if ESPN 3D can be really successful.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek writes that October’s cable primetime ratings were won by ESPN thanks to Monday Night Football with TBS not far behind due to the MLB Postseason.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News has the October cable numbers as well.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says sports has started to dominate cable TV in the fall.
Louisa Ada Seltzer of Media Life says the World Series might have won in primetime, but was not helped with uncompelling games. What was she watching?
Wayne Friedman says Time Warner Cable subscribers watching ESPN online can do so commercial-free, for now.
The great Darren Rovell of CNBC notes that LeBron James’ shoe salls are starting off quite briskly.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at Fox Sports’ use of former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira as an on-air rules analyst.
Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union talks about MLB Network airing the San Francisco Giants victory parade today.
Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says ESPN Radio has found a new affiliate to replace the one it will lose at the end of the year.
Adrian McCoy of the Post-Gazette has a look at what the new ESPN Radio affiliate’s lineup as of January 1.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog has NFL Network’s Joe Theismann chiming in on the Donovan McNabb benching from Sunday.
Dan also has the video of Washington Wizards rookie guard John Wall doing his best Dougie dance during the pregame introductions of last night’s game. I’m not a fan of the Dougie, but Wall has done the best one I’ve seen this year.
Barry Horn at the Dallas Morning News writes about the World Series ratings.
Over to the Houston Chronicle where David Barron notes that Fox Sports Southwest is now touting the Texas Rangers as the Lone Star State’s baseball team. I wonder what the Astros think.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the World Series rated very low locally.
Bob says Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is rated high by two former quarterbacks and current NFL Network analysts.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says even at age 71, former Bears coach Mike Ditka remains relevant with fans and advertisers.
At the Chicago Sun-Times, Lewis Lazare reports that the White Sox have renewed their radio rights deal with WSCR.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune previews this Sunday’s edition of “Undercover Boss” where a member of the Cubs ownership went undercover to do grunt work at Wrigley Field.
To the Salt Lake Tribune where Scott D. Pierce shoots down rumors that this Saturday’s TCU-Utah game was going to be aired on CBS instead of CBS College Sports.
Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times writes about Clippers analyst Michael Smith being acquitted on felony grand theft charges.
Brad Wheeler of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes about a song Fox aired during the World Series that was supposed to refer to San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum.
Also from the Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin says viewership for the World Series in Canada dropped as the games went along.
My Twitter Trophy Wife, The OCD Chick Amanda Rykoff, speaks with Jane Leavy, the author of a new biography on Mickey Mantle.
The Sports Media Watch has the Weekend Overnight Ratings.
SMW says ESPN finally hit a season high for NASCAR, but the ratings still trail last year’s.
SMW notes that Minnesota-New England did very well for Fox, but still is off from last year’s national window for the same week.
Our friends at Sox & Dawgs has the radio stations that encompass the UConn Radio Network for the upcoming basketball season.
Cyd Ziegler at Outsports profiles the woman whom you hear every day on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption. You know, “Drink Responsibly”?
Bob’s Blitz has pictures of Erin Andrews twisting her ankle at some event. I don’t know where the pictures are from.
The Big Lead notes that Ines Sainz is back covering sports.
O.K., I think we’ll end there. Plenty of good links for you to chew over for a bit. Press releases will be posted throughout the day.
Time to do the megalinkage on this Friday. Lots of things going on today into this evening and let’s get cracking. Of course, we have the Weekend Viewing Picks.
Now let’s do the links.
USA Today’s Michael McCarthy wants to know who’s your favorite NFL announcer.
Mike says this year’s World Series ratings are down 26% from last year’s.
David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal says there’s too much laughter on the Sunday NFL pregame shows.
Mike Farrell of Multichannel News looks at Dish and Fox coming to a new carriage agreement which restores several of its cable networks and prevents the broadcast network from being pulled.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says the FCC Chairman is pleased over the Dish/Fox agreement.
In Multichannel News, John says Cablevision is accusing Fox of conducting intimidation tactics.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell speaks to a sports executive who feels the Tampa Bay Rays should give away their all of their tickets next season.
At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred shares memories that shaped him as a sportswriter.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser says Game 2 of the World Series steered Fox to another primetime ratings win.
The Big Lead notes that not everyone at ESPN was thrilled with Hannah Storm’s ensemble on Tuesday.
Deadspin says The Daily Line’s cancellation really had nothing to do with the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger story.
Jon Weisman of Variety says a long time CBS Sports Communications and PR person is leaving the network.
Sports Media Watch has an interview with HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg.
SMW says this year’s World Series is barely above 2008′s record low ratings pace.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media notes that Versus will continue to carry UFC events.
Joe Favorito compares and contrasts the marketing approaches of the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets.
East and Mid-Atlantic
The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn talks with NESN’s Heidi Watney.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says ESPN will make a decision on the fates of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan after the World Series.
Richard wonders if the World Series can continue a head-to-head winning streak against the NFL this Sunday.
Stuart Elliot from the Times notes that Fox has sold out its inventory of Super Bowl XLV ads three months early.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath who’s embracing new and social media.
And Neil gives us some of his week in blogging and tweeting.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman says the viewers are the losers in the Cablevision/Fox battle.
Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says Jets fans are the next victims in the Cablevision/Fox dispute.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the World Series is now dependent on market size than actual matchups. I totally disagree with this.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog says the DC NFL Team’s flagship radio station will add a delay so fans can sync up the TV broadcasts.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says a CBS College Sports sideline reporter also pulls duty for CBS News.
Anne Blythe of the Raleigh News & Observer says several North Carolina news organizations are suing the University of North Carolina in regards to the NCAA’s investigation into the school’s football program.
The Dallas Morning News notes that ESPN Radio Hack Colon Cowherd blasted the Metroplex as a baseball area.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle previews the Monday Night Football matchup involving the Texans with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski.
The Daily Oklahoman’s Mel Bracht talks with ex-Oregon coach Mike Bellotti who will be with ESPN2 calling the Colorado-Oklahoma game.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike will be in town next month.
Mike Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press likes the early start time for Game 3 of the World Series.
At the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Wolfley says MLB Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest Bud Selig isn’t worried about the World Series ratings.
From Crain’s Chicago Business, Ed Sherman has his winners and losers in sports business and media.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune says a huge crisis was averted when Dish Network and Fox came to a deal on Friday.
Paul Christian of the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin says Halloween is perfect for a primetime NFL game.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dan Caesar wonders if the World Series can beat the NFL head-to-head on Sunday.
Dan says Dish subscribers will be able to watch the St. Louis Blues and Missouri sports once again.
John Maffei of the North County Times says Saturday’s Armed Forces college football tripleheader on CBS College Sports could go a long way in deciding bowl games in December and January.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star writes that local Time Warner Cable customers can now watch ESPN online.
Jim notes that the World Series gets some direct NFL competition this Sunday.
Meg James at the Los Angeles Times looks at the Dish/Fox resolution.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News talks with director John Singleton about his new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on disgraced track star Marion Jones.
Tom has his extensive media news and notes in his blog.
Tom says with tickets unsold for Saturday’s Oregon-USC game and Sunday’s Chargers contest, can the NFL really consider re-entering the L.A. market.
And that’s going to do it for tonight.
Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday live from Los Angeles, CA – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 p.m.
Clemson at Boston College – ACC Network
Louisville at Pittsburgh – Big East Network
Northwestern at Indiana – Big Ten Network
VMI at Army – CBS College Sports
Richmond at Villanova – Comcast SportsNet New England/The Comcast Network
Miami (FL) at Virginia – ESPN
Purdue at Illinois – ESPN2
Syracuse at Cincinnati – ESPNU
Oklahoma at Kansas State – Fox Sports Net
Tennessee at South Carolina – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
Columbia at Yale – YES
Harvard at Dartmouth – NESN
San Diego State at Wyoming – the mtn.
Tulsa at Notre Dame – NBC
College Football Countdown – ABC
College Football Today – CBS
ABC Coverage Map
Michigan State at Iowa – ABC/ESPN
Missouri at Nebraska – ABC/ESPN
Florida vs. Georgia at Jacksonville, FL – CBS
Duke at Navy – CBS College Sports
UMass at James Madison – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
ESPN Goal Line – ESPN2
Wake Forest at Maryland – ESPNU
Cal at Oregon State – Fox College Sports
Arizona at UCLA – Fox Sports Net
Auburn at Ole Miss – ESPN2
New Mexico at Colorado State – the mtn.
College Football Scoreboard – ESPN
Kentucky at Mississippi State – ESPNU
Baylor at Texas – Fox Sports Net
Vanderbilt at Arkansas – Fox Sports South
Stanford at Washington – Versus
Utah at Air Force – CBS College Sports
ABC Coverage Map
Ohio State at Minnesota – ABC
Oregon at USC – ABC
Michigan at Penn State – ESPN
Colorado at Oklahoma – ESPN2
Utah State at Nevada – ESPNU
TCU at UNLV – CBS College Sports
This week, CBS College Sports is in the midst of a free preview on many cable providers so to celebrate the increased viewership, it’s started Armed Forces Salute Week which includes college football tripleheader involving all three military service academies.
NETWORK’S “ARMED FORCES SALUTE” WEEK CULMINATES WITH TRIPLEHEADER FEATURING ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TWO WEEK FREE PREVIEW EXPANDS NETWORK’S FOOTPRINT TO 57 MILLION HOUSEHOLDSCBS College Sports Network, the broadcast home of U.S. service academy football, honors our nation’s Armed Forces and service academies, Army, Navy and Air Force, with ARMED FORCES SALUTE week, Monday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 31. The Network’s ARMED FORCES SALUTE week features wall-to-wall special programming dedicated to the service academies, highlighted by a tripleheader of games on Saturday, Oct. 30: Virginia Military Institute at Army (NOON, PM, ET), Duke at Navy (3:30 PM, ET) and Utah at Air Force (7:30 PM, ET).CBS College Sports Network kicks off the day with a one-hour (11:00 AM –NOON, PM, ET) ARMED FORCES SALUTE pre-game show featuring Cadet and Midshipmen representatives from the academies as special guest analysts. The academy representatives include Army senior Katie Murphy from Glendale, Ariz. and Navy Senior Matt Molloy from Berlin, Md., an injured starting offensive tackle on the football team, who will join anchor Adam Zucker and analyst Brian Jones in-studio throughout the day. The show also includes a satellite interview with Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, Commander of the International Security Commissions Force in Afghanistan, who is the father of Army Junior linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.ARMED FORCES SALUTE week programming includes classic service academy football games, vignettes about great moments in academy football, Congressional player salutes, features on current and former players and original programming highlighted by the debut of three, 30-minute documentaries, INSIDE ACADEMY FOOTBALL. The documentaries chronicle the daily routines of football players from each service academy, exploring how their sport intersects, enriches and informs their lives as officers-in-training for the United States military, while delving into the tradition and meaning of football at Army, Navy and Air Force.For two weeks, Monday, Oct. 25 – Saturday, Nov. 6, CBS College Sports Network will reach approximately 57 million households, through the Network’s ARMED FORCES SALUTE free preview, available for affiliated distributors. For the second consecutive year, CBS College Sports Network is offering its cable and satellite partners a free preview for the special programming. Among the affiliate partners participating are Bright House Networks, Comcast Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable. The providers are widely expanding the availability of the college sports network, at no cost, to their customers who may not ordinarily receive the network.In addition, the American Forces Network will simulcast CBS College Sports Network’s programming on Saturday, Oct. 30 to U.S. military installations overseas, which includes 175 countries and U.S. territories.The broadcast teams on October 30 are Dave Ryan, Jason Sehorn and sideline reporter junior Cadet Nolan Melson in West Point, NY for VMI-Army. Tom McCarthy, Randy Cross and sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung call the action in Annapolis, Md. for Duke-Navy. Jason Knapp, Aaron Taylor and reporter Brooke Olzendam are in Colorado Springs, Colo. for Utah-Air Force.CBS College Sports Network is the home for U.S. service academy football. The Network is in its seventh consecutive year as Navy’s exclusive broadcast partner for all home football games. In 2009, CBS College Sports Network announced an exclusive five-year agreement with the Army Athletic Association guaranteeing live television coverage of every Army home football game through 2014. Through its long-term rights relationship with the Mountain West Conference, CBS College Sports Network broadcasts extensive Air Force programming and multiple football games every season.To access the full week-long programming schedule, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.
More stuff is on the way. Keep your RSS feeds updated.
I’ve been lax on providing the SEC football TV schedule over the last few weeks, but I have next Saturday’s slate of games.
Take a look.
SEC Football Schedule For November 6th AnnouncedSEC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR NOV. 6 GAMES SETBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2010) – Eight games are on the Southeastern Conference football slate for Saturday, Nov. 6, including three conference games.
CBS Sports will televise the Alabama at LSU game at 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET). The Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) are sixth in the latest AP, USA Today and Harris Interactive polls and seventh in the BCS Standings. The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 SEC) are 12th in AP, Harris Interactive and BCS Standings and 13th in the USA Today rankings.
The series has been competitive through the years with Alabama holding a 45-23-5 edge in the series, but LSU has won seven of the last 12 meetings. Since 2000, the average winning margin of the series has been 12.6 points, with five games decided by 9-points-or-less. The winner of this game has represented the Western Division in the SEC Championship Game the last three years and five of the last seven years.
ESPN will feature the Arkansas at South Carolina as its primetime game at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). The game pits the schools that started play in the SEC in 1992. These two teams have met every year since, with Arkansas holding an 11-7 edge. Since 2000, the average winning margin of the series has been 11.9 points, with five games decided by 9-points-or-less.
The Florida at Vanderbilt game will be shown on the SEC Network starting at 11:21 a.m. CT (12:21 p.m. ET). Florida leads the series 32-9-2. Two of the last five meetings have been within a touchdown including a 49-42 Gator double overtime win in 2005 and a 25-19 Florida win in 2006. Check the local listings for the affiliates in your area.
The Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss game will be televised by ESPNU at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET). The Tennessee at Memphis game will air on CBS College Sports as part of the Conference USA TV package at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET).
The games that are on institutional packages on Nov. 6 include: Chattanooga at Auburn (12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET), Idaho State at Georgia (12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT) and Charleston Southern at Kentucky (12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT). All three games will also be on shown in the outer markets of the home states on ESPN3.com and ESPN Game Plan.
The entire slate of games for Nov. 6 follows:
Florida at Vanderbilt (12:21 p.m. ET/11:21 a.m. CT) (SEC Network)
Charleston Southern at Kentucky (12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT) (Institutional PPV)
Idaho State at Georgia (12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT) (WSB-TV/Institutional Point-to-Point)
Chattanooga at Auburn (1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT) (Institutional PPV)
Alabama at LSU (3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT) (CBS Sports)
Arkansas at South Carolina (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT) (ESPN)
Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT) (ESPNU)
Tennessee at Memphis (8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT) (CBS College Sports)
OPEN: Mississippi State
Now that I’m back at my office, I’ll give you some linkage.
Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday live from Columbia, MO – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Duke at Virginia Tech – ACC Network
Rutgers at Pittsburgh – Big East Network
Big Ten Network Gamefinder
Indiana at Illinois – Big Ten Network
Purdue at Ohio State – Big Ten Network
Notre Dame vs. Navy at East Rutherford, NJ – CBS
Delaware at William & Mary – Comcast SportsNet New England/The Comcast Network
Michigan State at Northwestern – ESPN
Syracuse at West Virginia – ESPN2
Penn State at Minnesota – ESPNU
Iowa State at Texas – Fox Sports Net
VMI at Charleston Southern – Fox College Sports
Ole Miss at Arkansas – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
Penn at Yale – YES
Wyoming at BYU – the mtn.
College Football Countdown – ABC
ABC Coverage Map
Georgia Tech at Clemson – ABC/ESPN
Nebraska at Oklahoma State – ABC
Wisconsin at Iowa – ABC/ESPN
LSU at Auburn – CBS
Houston at SMU – CBS College Sports
UMass vs. UNH at Foxboro, MA – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
UConn at Louisville – ESPNU
Arizona State at Cal – Fox Sports Net
Washington State at Stanford – Fox College Sports Pacific
Colorado State at Utah – the mtn.
Alabama at Tennessee – ESPN
UAB at Mississippi State – ESPNU
Texas A&M at Kansas – Fox Sports Net
South Carolina at Vanderbilt – Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
North Carolina at Miami (FL) – ESPN2
Georgia at Kentucky – CSS
Oklahoma at Missouri – ABC
Air Force at TCU – CBS College Sports
Fresno State at San Jose State – WAC Sports Network
San Diego State at New Mexico – the mtn.
Washington at Arizona – ESPN
Coming up on Saturday, CBS College Sports has a tripleheader for fans. Let’s take a look.
NO. 23 RANKED AIR FORCE IN ACTION AGAINST SAN DIEGO STATE, SMU TAKES ON NAVY AND NC STATE BATTLES EAST CAROLINACBS College Sports Network kicks-off on Saturday, October 16 (12:00, NOON) with an in-state showdown as North Carolina State plays East Carolina. Roger Twibell teams with Mike Leach to call the action.At 3:30 PM, ET SMU battles Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. Craig Bolerjack pairs with analyst Randy Cross for the broadcast, with Kaylee Hartung reporting from the sidelines. In primetime at 8:00 PM, ET, *No. 23-ranked Air Force takes on San Diego State from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Dave Ryan and Aaron Taylor announce.Studio coverage includes SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET) and INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (11:30 PM – 12:00 AM, ET), which wraps up the day’s action with news and analysis. Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim host, along with analysts Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer.*AP Poll as of 10/11/10
* USCHO/CBS College Sports Poll as of 10/11/10
That will conclude our slew of college football press releases.
Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday live in Madison, Wisconsin – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Maryland at Clemson – ACC Network
Pittsburgh at Syracuse – Big East Network
Illinois at Michigan State – Big Ten Network
North Carolina State at East Carolina – CBS College Sports
Columbia at Penn – Comcast Network
Villanova at Maine – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Boston College at Florida State – ESPN
Minnesota at Purdue – ESPN2
Arkansas State at Indiana – ESPNU
Bryant at Monmouth – Fox College Sports
Missouri at Texas A&M – Fox Sports Net
Vanderbilt at Georgia – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
Fordham at Yale – YES
Furman at Samford – Fox College Sports Central/SportSouth
UNLV at Colorado State – the mtn.
Western Michigan at Notre Dame – NBC
College Football Countdown – ABC
College Football Today – CBS
ABC Coverage Map
Iowa at Michigan – ABC/ESPN
Texas at Nebraska – ABC/ESPN
Arkansas at Auburn – CBS
SMU at Navy – CBS College Sports
UNH at James Madison – Comcast SportsNet New England/The Comcast Network
BYU at TCU – Versus
South Carolina at Kentucky – ESPN2
Utah at Wyoming – the mtn.
Ohio State at Wisconsin – ESPN/ESPN 3D
Mississippi State at Florida – ESPNU
Baylor at Colorado – Fox College Sports
Iowa State at Oklahoma – Fox Sports Net
McNeese State at LSU – Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
Arizona at Washington State – Versus
Air Force at San Diego State – CBS College Sports
Boise State at San Jose State – WAC Sports Network
Ole Miss at Alabama – ESPN2
Oregon State at Washington – ESPN
New Mexico State at Fresno State – ESPNU
Nevada at Hawaii – WAC Sports Network
Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday, live from Columbia, South Carolina – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Boston College at NC State – ACC Network (formerly Raycom Sports)
Syracuse at South Florida – Big East Network
Minnesota at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
Richmond at UNH – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England
Indiana at Ohio State – ESPN
Illinois at Penn State – ESPN2
Central Michigan at Virginia Tech – ESPNU
Texas Tech vs. Baylor at Cotton Bowl, Dallas TX – Fox Sports Net
Tennessee at Georgia – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
Colorado State at Air Force – the mtn.
College Football Countdown – ABC
College Football Today – CBS
Elon at Appalachian State – Fox College Sports Central
Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois – Fox College Sports Pacific
UNLV at West Virginia – Big East Network
Alabama at South Carolina – CBS
Wyoming at TCU – CBS College Sports
Virginia at Georgia Tech – ESPNU
UCLA at Cal – Fox Sports Net
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame – NBC
San Diego State at BYU – the mtn.
College Football Scoreboard – ESPN
Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt – ESPNU
Utah at Iowa State – Fox College Sports Central
Colorado at Missouri – Fox Sports Net
Oregon State at Arizona – Versus
Purdue at Northwestern – Big Ten Network
LSU at Florida – ESPN
Auburn at Kentucky – ESPN2
ABC Coverage Map
Florida State at Miami (FL) – ABC
USC at Stanford – ABC
Mississippi State at Houston – CBS College Sports
Toledo at Boise State – WAC Sports Network
San Jose State at Nevada – ESPNU
This just in from the SEC, the football TV schedule for this Saturday, October 9. It includes all of the conference’s TV partners.
SEC Football TV Schedule For Oct. 9
The schedule of SEC football game for Oct. 9 is as follows (with updated TV schedule):
Tennessee at Georgia (SEC Network/ESPN3.com), 12:21 p.m. ET
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, Texas) (ESPN on ABC/ESPN3.com), 3:30 p.m. ET
Alabama at South Carolina (CBS Sports/CBSSports.com), 3:30 p.m. ET
Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt (ESPNU), 7 p.m. ET
LSU at Florida (ESPN/ESPN3.com), 7:30 p.m. ET
Auburn at Kentucky (ESPN2/ESPN3.com), 7:30 p.m. ET
Mississippi State at Houston (CBS College Sports), 8 p.m. ET
And CBS has a quick blurb on its selection for Saturday.
CBS Sports has announced its college football game for Saturday, Oct. 9 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) will feature *No. 1-ranked Alabama taking on *No.-20 ranked South Carolina. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will call the contest, along with reporter Tracy Wolfson. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY kicks off the day (3:00 PM, ET) with host Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Phillip Fulmer.
* AP Poll as of 09/27/10
And we’re finished for the day. Quite busy as it turned out.
We have two releases for you, one from CBS College Sports and the other from Versus in regards to the two channels’ college football coverage on Saturday.
Let’s start with CBS College Sports’ tripleheader.
CBS College Sports Network broadcasts a tripleheader of games on Saturday, Oct. 2, kicking off with Temple at Army at 12:00 NOON, ET from Michie Stadium in West Point, NY. Dave Ryan teams with Jason Sehorn to call the action.At 3:30 PM, ET Cornell takes on Bucknell in a Patriot League match-up from Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pa. Jason Knapp pairs with Aaron Taylor for the broadcast. The Network concludes its live game action with a primetime Conference USA showdown at 8:00 PM, ET as Southern Miss hosts Marshall from M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss. Roger Twibell serves as play-by-play announcer along with analyst Mike Leach.Saturday studio coverage includes SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET) providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC. INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (11:30 PM – 12:00 AM, ET), wraps up the day’s action with news and analysis. Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim host, along with analysts Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer.
And Versus has a military academy matchup between Navy and Air Force. And unfortunately, it marks the debut as Kevin Frazier as college football studio host.
VERSUS’ COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 FEATURES AN ARMED FORCES BATTLE BETWEEN NAVY AND AIR FORCENEW YORK, N.Y. (September 29, 2010)-VERSUS continues its 2010 college football coverage on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET when the Air Force Falcons host the Navy Midshipmen in Colorado. The game will mark the first match-up for the 2010 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is an annual competition between Air Force, Army and Navy. President Obama will present the trophy to the team that has the best record in the series.
Joe Beninati will call the game action and will be joined in the booth by analyst Kelly Stouffer. Lindsay Soto will be reporting from the sidelines. VERSUS’ College Football Central studio show, which provides pre- and post-game coverage as well as halftime reports, will feature Kevin Frazier in his debut as host along with Roland Williams and Glenn Parker as the in-studio analysts.
That’s the first of several releases coming your way tonight.
Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday live from Eugene, OR – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Florida State at Virginia – ACC Network
Vanderbilt at UConn – Big East Network
Ohio State at Illinois – Big Ten Network
Temple at Army – CBS College Sports
Delaware at James Madison – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England
Northwestern at Minnesota – ESPN
Miami (FL) at Clemson – ESPN2/ESPN 3D
Louisville-Monroe at Auburn – ESPNU
Ohio at Eastern Michigan – ESPN Plus
Kansas at Baylor – Fox Sports Net
Alcorn State at Mississippi State – Fox Sports South/Sun Sports
Kentucky at Ole Miss – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
TCU at Colorado State – the mtn.
Idaho at Western Michigan – WAC Sports Network
Navy at Air Force – Versus
College Football Countdown – ABC
College Football Today – CBS
Tennessee at LSU – CBS
Cornell at Bucknell – CBS College Sports
Dartmouth at Penn – Comcast Network
Villanova at William & Mary – Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia/CSS
UTEP at New Mexico – the mtn.
College Football Scoreboard – ESPN
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest – ESPNU
Texas Tech at Iowa State – Fox College Sports
Georgia at Colorado – Fox Sports Net
Florida at Alabama – CBS
Marshall at Southern Mississippi – CBS College Sports
Penn State at Iowa – ESPN
Washington at USC – ESPN2
Boise State at New Mexico State – WAC Sports Network
Nevada at UNLV – the mtn.
And to round out our college hockey press releases, we have the composite CBS College Sports schedule. Overall, 24 games from the ECAC, CCHA, Hockey East and Atlantic Hockey. Here’s the schedule.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK BACK ON THE ICE FOR EIGHTH SEASON OF COLLEGE HOCKEYNetwork Signs Multi-year Partnership to Broadcast Hockey East GamesCBS College Sports Network returns to the ice for the Network’s eighth year of college hockey programming, which includes a schedule of 24 games to be broadcast in High Definition. Hockey East games return to the Network this season, as CBS College Sports Network and Hockey East have signed a multi-year programming partnership. The schedule also features regular season and post-season CCHA Hockey and ECAC Hockey action, as well as Atlantic Hockey contests.The puck drops on Friday, October 8 (7:30 PM, ET) with *No. 8-ranked New Hampshire taking on No. 3-ranked Miami (Ohio). In all, the Network will broadcast five Miami (Ohio) games, as well as feature ten of the top 15 teams in the country. Top match-ups include: North Dakota at Maine (10/22), Yale at Cornell (11/19), a home and home series between Boston College at Boston University (12/3, 12/4) and Michigan at Miami (2/4), among others. The complete schedule is included below.Veteran analyst Dave Starman returns to the Network for his eighth year calling games. Starman teams with play-by-play announcers Eric Frede and Matt Shepard.CBS College Sports Network annually covers 25 men’s and women’s sports, while providing coverage of over 250 live events each season, in addition to a variety of studio shows and original programming. CBS College Sports Network is available across the country through cable and video providers and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.*USA Today Poll as of 9/27/10
And that will round out the college hockey releases.
For midwest college hockey fans and there are many, the CCHA has announced its TV schedule and between its TV partners, CBS College Sports, Comcast, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Detroit, there will be 50 games involving conference teams. I have the overall schedule, then the release from Big Ten Network on the games it will carry this season.
Fifty CCHA Games to be Televised in 2010-11The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, entering its 40th season of college hockey, has announced the release of its FOX Sports Detroit (FSD), Comcast Television, CBS College Sports (CBSC) and Big Ten Network (BTN) schedules for the 2010-11 season that will feature all 11 conference teams in action. Altogether, 50 games involving CCHA teams will be televised, including 46 conference regular-season and playoff contests.
FOX Sports Detroit celebrates its 14th season of televising CCHA hockey during the 2010-11 campaign with a slate of 11 regular-season games including The Big Chill at the Big House between Michigan and Michigan State to be held at Michigan Stadium (capacity of 109,901) on Dec. 11 that promises to set a new world record for attendance at a hockey game. The FSD lineup also includes a campus-site playoff contest and all the drama from the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena on March 18-19. The first game on Dec. 4 will feature Michigan State and Ferris State in a matchup between the league’s second- and third-place teams last season.
For the first time this season, all of FSD’s college hockey programming will be presented in high-definition.
Nine of the CCHA’s 11 teams will appear in regular-season action on FOX Sports Detroit, including four during the fifth annual ‘Hockey Day in Michigan’ on Saturday, Jan. 29. Miami will visit Notre Dame in the first game at 5:05 p.m., followed by Michigan and Michigan State playing at Joe Louis Arena at 7:35 p.m.
FOX Sports Detroit’s coverage of the CCHA goes to more than 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana.
Twenty-two conference games, including a pair of CCHA Tournament second-round contests, will be shown as part of Comcast Television’s weekly CCHA package. Comcast drops the puck on the new season by televising Michigan’s first regular-season home game against Mercyhurst of Atlantic Hockey on Oct. 2. All of the CCHA’s members will appear on Comcast at least once and telecasts will originate from the home venues of six schools: Bowling Green, Ferris State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Western Michigan.
Comcast Television is offered on Comcast’s digital tier, Channel 900, to about 800,000 customers in the state of Michigan.
CBS College Sports has committed to an eight-game package, including a pair of contests from the home venues of Miami and Michigan State while also visiting Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. The CBSC schedule faces off on Oct. 8 when the RedHawks entertain New Hampshire of Hockey East in Oxford, Ohio.
Matt Shepard will handle play-by-play duties while Dave Starman will serve as the analyst for the CBSC package, which, for the first time, will also feature a CCHA Tournament first-round game during the weekend of March 4-5.
CBS College Sports Network is available across the country via local cable and video providers and nationally on DISH NETWORK (Channel 152) and DIRECTV (Channel 613).
The Big Ten Network (BTN) is set to air five contests involving CCHA teams and will also distribute coverage of The Big Chill at the Big House outside of FOX Sports Detroit’s footprint. Dan Kelly and Billy Jaffe will be in the broadcast booth for CCHA action on BTN, beginning on Dec. 3 when Michigan visits Ohio State.
BTN is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada.
|10/2/10||Mercyhurst at Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|10/8/10||Michigan at Bowling Green||7:05||Comcast|
|10/8/10||New Hampshire at Miami||7:35||CBS College|
|10/14/10||Maine at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|10/15/10||Maine at Michigan State||7:35||CBS College|
|10/22/10||Alaska at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|10/30/10||Ferris State at Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|11/5/10||Michigan State at Western Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|11/12/10||Ohio State at Michigan State||6:35||Comcast|
|11/13/10||Notre Dame at Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|11/19/10||Lake Superior at Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|11/23/10||Ferris State at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|12/3/10||Michigan at Ohio State||7:35||BTN|
|12/4/10||Ferris State at Michigan State||7:05||FSD|
|12/11/10||Michigan State v. Michigan
The Big Chill at the Big House
|12/12/10||Northern Michigan at Notre Dame||4:05||Comcast|
|12/30/10||G-L-I Championship (Teams TBD)||7:35||FSD|
|1/7/11||Michigan at Michigan State||7:35||BTN|
|1/7/11||Miami at Ohio State||7:35||CBS College|
|1/8/11||Michigan State at Michigan||7:05||FS PLUS|
|1/14/11||Ferris State at Michigan||7:35||CBS College|
|1/14/11||Ohio State at Western Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|1/15/11||Michigan at Ferris State||7:05||Comcast|
|1/21/11||Alaska at Michigan||7:35||FS PLUS|
|1/21/11||Miami at Michigan State||7:35||CBS College|
|1/22/11||Miami at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|1/27/11||Michigan State at Ferris State||7:35||FSD|
|1/28/11||Miami at Notre Dame||7:35||FSD|
|1/29/11||Miami at Notre Dame||5:05||CBS College|
|1/29/11||Michigan v. Michigan State (JLA)||8:05||FSD|
|2/4/11||Michigan State at Ohio State||7:35||BTN|
|2/4/11||Michigan at Miami||7:35||CBS College|
|2/5/11||Michigan at Miami||5:05||FSD|
|2/11/11||Northern Michigan at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|2/11/11||Ohio State at Michigan||7:35||BTN|
|2/12/11||Northern Michigan at Michigan State||5:05||FSD|
|2/12/11||Ohio State at Michigan||7:35||BTN|
|2/18/11||Western Michigan at Michigan||7:35||Comcast|
|2/19/11||Western Michigan at Michigan||7:35||FSD|
|2/25/11||Bowling Green at Michigan State||7:35||FS PLUS|
|2/26/11||Bowling Green at Michigan State||7:05||Comcast|
|3/4 OR 5/11||First-Round Campus-Site||TBA||CBS College|
|3/12/11||Second-Round Campus Site||TBA||Comcast|
|3/18/11||CCHA Semifinal # 1||4:35||FS PLUS|
|3/18/11||CCHA Semifinal # 2||8:05||FS PLUS|
|3/19/11||CCHA Championship Game||7:35||FS PLUS|
Here’s Big Ten Network’s Nine Game Hockey Schedule.
Big Ten Network Announces Nine-Game Men’s Ice Hockey ScheduleNetwork to televise Michigan State-Michigan game in the Big House to a national audienceCHICAGO – Highlighted by “The Big Chill at the Big House” between Michigan and Michigan State, the Big Ten Network will televise nine men’s ice hockey games this winter, featuring all five hockey-playing Big Ten universities. Every telecast will be live and in high definition, and the network also will produce a post-game show following most of its games.“The Big Chill at the Big House” on Dec. 11 at Michigan Stadium will be the second straight year that the network has carried an outdoor hockey game. Last year, the network televised the Wisconsin-Michigan game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. This year’s Michigan State-Michigan telecast will be produced by FOX Sports Detroit and distributed nationally by the Big Ten Network.The Big Ten Network’s schedule begins at 8 PM ET on Nov. 6 when Minnesota hosts border rival Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena. The network will televise one of Minnesota’s return trips to Wisconsin on Feb. 18.The network will televise the Michigan-Minnesota matchup in the College Hockey Showcase at 5:30 PM ET on Nov. 28. FSN North will carry some of the remaining games of that event.At 7:30 PM ET on Dec. 3, the network will televise the first of its three Ohio State-Michigan battles. The first one is at Value City Arena in Columbus, while the Feb. 11 and 12 meetings will take place in Ann Arbor at 7:30 PM ET.The Big Ten Network will have television coverage of Michigan’s return trip to East Lansing at 7:30 PM ET on Jan. 7.Additional games throughout the season that would not otherwise receive live coverage will be available via web stream anywhere in the world at www.BigTenNetwork.com. The network’s full streaming schedule for men’s ice hockey will be available at www.BigTenNetwork.com prior to the start the season.The Big Ten Network, available to approximately 75 million homes in the United States and Canada, makes its selections in conjunction with the regional sports networks which have existing rights arrangements with both the CCHA and the WCHA.Although the Big Ten Conference does not sponsor ice hockey, member schools have combined to win four of the last nine NCAA Championships and 22 titles throughout history. Three different Big Ten schools have won national championships in the last eight years.2010-2011 BIG TEN NETWORK MEN’S ICE HOCKEY SCHEDULE
Saturday, Nov. 6 8 PM ET Wisconsin at Minnesota LIVESunday, Nov. 28 5:30 PM ET Michigan at Minnesota LIVEFriday, Dec. 3 7:30 PM ET Michigan at Ohio State LIVESaturday, Dec. 11 3 PM ET Michigan State at Michigan LIVE(from Michigan Stadium)Friday, Jan. 7 7:30 PM ET Michigan at Michigan State LIVEFriday, Feb. 4 7:30 PM ET Michigan State at Ohio State LIVEFriday, Feb. 11 7:30 PM ET Ohio State at Michigan LIVESaturday, Feb. 12 7:30 PM ET Ohio State at Michigan LIVEFriday, Feb. 18 8 PM ET Minnesota at Wisconsin LIVE
And one more college hockey release coming up.
This from the ECAC and CBS College Sports in regards to the games aired from this conference.
ECAC Hockey to Air on CBS College Sports NetworkALBANY, N.Y. – ECAC Hockey announced today that it has partnered with CBS College Sports Network to broadcast the 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Semifinals and Championship games live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 18 and 19.“We are excited to be partnering with CBS College Sports for the upcoming men’s championship,” said ECAC Hockey Commissioner Steve Hagwell. “It is a tremendous opportunity for the League and our fans across the country to be able to see our student-athletes in action at the League’s annual March event.”The 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship semifinals will be held Friday, March 18. The first semifinal contest is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the second semifinal game set for 7:30 p.m.. The following day, Saturday, March 19, the championship final will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. from the historic venue.Following is breakdown of the championship television schedule:FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (SEMIFINALS)
Semifinal No. 1 – 4:30 p.m.; Semifinal No. 2 – 7:30 p.m.SATURDAY, MARCH 19 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)
Championship Game – 7:30 p.m.
CBS College Sports Network will also broadcast the regular season match-up between Yale and Cornell Friday, November 19 (7:30 p.m.) from James Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York.
The CCHA schedule is coming up.
It’s quite rare when I get to do college hockey press releases, but today, I have four, count ‘em, four college hockey TV coverage releases to provide and that’s a good thing. I’d like to see more college hockey on TV and it’s nice to see Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports stepping up to the plate this season.
I’m going to separate these by conferences to make it easy.
First I’ll do Hockey East. CBS College Sports and NESN will do the games. Here’s CBS College Sports’ schedule.
HOCKEY EAST SIGNS NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK~Ten games featuring Hockey East teams will be featured in 2010-2011~Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna and CBS College Sports Network Executive Vice President and General Manager Steve Herbst announced on Wednesday, a multi-year partnership with the network beginning for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.The network will broadcast eight Hockey East regular-season contests, plus two road games vs. CCHA opponents in non-conference action. All 10 games will be broadcast in High Definition (HD) by the network.CBS College Sports Network’s coverage will commence in the opening weekend with New Hampshire at Miami University on Oct. 8th in Oxford, Ohio. Maine will play at Michigan State in East Lansing the following weekend on Oct. 15 at Munn Ice Arena. The first contest broadcast from New England will be on Oct. 22 at Alfond Arena, as the Black Bears face-off against WCHA foe North Dakota. The network will also broadcast the BC-BU home and home series on Dec. 3 and 4 in Boston.CBS College Sports Network’s Hockey East broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Eric Frede and analyst Dave Starman.CBS College Sports Network annually covers 25 men’s and women’s sports, while providing compelling coverage of over 250 live events each season, in addition to a variety of studio shows and award winning original programming. CBS College Sports Network is available across the country through cable and video providers and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.
2010-2011 CBS COLLEGE SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE Date Game Time Oct. 8 UNH at Miami 7:30 Oct. 15 Maine at Michigan State 7:30 Oct. 22 North Dakota at Maine 7:30 Dec. 3 Boston College at Boston U. 7:30 Dec. 4 Boston U. at Boston College 8:00 Dec. 10 UNH at Maine 7:30 Jan. 9 Boston U. at Vermont 7:00 Jan. 16 Boston College at Maine 7:00 Feb. 11 Boston U. at UMass 7:30 Feb. 18 UNH at Vermont 7:30
And in January, NESN will air college hockey on Friday nights including the Hockey East Championship in March.
NESN’S HOCKEY EAST TELEVISION SCHEDULE~”Hockey East Friday Night” starts January 7 with PC at BC~Hockey East is please to continue its relationship with NESN with the “Hockey East Friday Night” league package and other games involving Hockey East schools.All games that are part of the “Hockey East Friday Night” regular season package begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by the “Hockey East Face-Off Live” NESN pre-game show, which begins at 7 p.m.Games that are part of the league package are marked in bold.
2010-2011 NESN TV SCHEDULE Date Game TV Time Oct. 22 Boston U. at UMass NESN 7:00 Nov. 19 Boston U. at UNH NESN 7:00 Nov. 27 Quinnipiac at Massachusetts NESN 7:00 Jan. 7 Providence at Boston College NESN 7:30 Jan. 14 Massachusetts at UMass-Lowell NESN 7:30 Jan. 15 Harvard at Boston U. NESN 7:00 Jan. 21 Boston College at Boston U. NESN 7:30 Jan. 22 Boston U. at UNH NESN 7:00 Jan. 28 Massachusetts at Northeastern NESN 7:30 Jan. 29 Vermont at Merrimack NESN 7:30 Feb. 4 Maine at UNH NESN 7:30 Feb. 5 Maine at UNH NESN 7:00 Feb. 7 Harvard vs. Northeastern (BP) NESN 5:00 Feb. 7 Boston College vs. Boston U. (BP) NESN 8:00 Feb. 14 Beanpot Championship Game NESN 8:00 Feb. 19 Maine at UMass-Lowell NESN 7:30 Feb. 25 Vermont at Boston University NESN 7:30 Feb. 26 Vermont at Boston U. NESN 6:00 March 4 UNH at Boston College NESN 7:30 March 6 WHEA Championship Game NESN TBA March 12 Hockey East Quarterfinals NESN 7:30 March 18 Hockey East Semifinals NESN 5/8 March 19 Hockey East Championship NESNPlus 7:00
Next, the ECAC schedule.
Been a bit busy at work so the linkage is coming to you later than usual. I try to finish it late morning or early afternoon, but there have been a few issues that needed taking care of. They’re done now so let’s provide the links.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Fox will be using a cablecam during its coverage of the National League Championship Series and World Series next month.
Sports Illustrated’s college football writer Stewart Mandel
ESPN’s public relations department was quick to let us know yesterday that SportsCenter had one of its “firsts”, having an all-female anchor team hand off to another all-female anchor team, Hannah Storm and Linda Cohn tossed it over to Chris McKendry and Sage Steele from the morning edition to the midday edition.
John Ourand and Michael Smith of Sports Business Journal tell us that the PGA Tour is talking with General Electric about taking over sponsorship of the Nationwide Tour as part of a wide range deal.
Sports Business Daily talks about ESPN’s tremendous ratings for Monday Night Football.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse praises Ken Burns’ sequel to his extensive PBS “Baseball” documentary.
Jon Weinbach of Fanhouse wonders if an infusion of cash from Fox Sports West will help the Los Angeles Dodgers. Weinbach writes that owner Frank McCourt has held only preliminary discussions with Fox over the renewal of TV rights.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the UFL has to figure out what it wants to be.
Mike Barnes at the Hollywood Reporter says one of ABC Sports’ technical pioneers passed away earlier this month.
Jon Lafayette from Broadcasting & Cable notes that ESPN’s research showed that marketers who bought multi-platform ads fared better than those who bought just ads for TV.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News explores ESPN’s high ratings for Monday Night Football.
Mike writes that NBA TV will have the first look at LeBron James and his Miami Heat in October.
Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press talks with NBC’s Johnny Miller who will be analyzing the Ryder Cup this weekend.
Noah Davis at SportsNewser explains why the new TV deal between the Texas Rangers and Fox Sports Southwest makes fiscal sense for both sides.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says the Albany Devils have hired a play-by-play man.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette has learned that CBS College Sports will be the new home of the ECAC and Hockey East conferences.
Ken McMillan at the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says CBS College Sports will air an Army-Navy basketball doubleheader in January.
Evan Weiner in the New Jersey Newsroom says Cablevision is fighting with Fox over local stations in New York and Philadelphia and that could affect the Giants and Eagles fans respectively.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun talks about the TV ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post says the new movie on the superhorse Secretariat has DC ties.
Dan Steinberg of the Post’s DC Sports Bog says Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will be doing pregame shows for both the Capitals and Wizards this season.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic is rebranding its nightly sports highlight show.
The Greensboro (NC) News & Record says ESPN and Time Warner Cable came to an agreement over this Saturday’s East Carolina-North Carolina game which will be carried on ESPN3.com and the provider does not have agreement to pick up the internet service.
Scott Hawkins from the Biloxi-Gulfport (MS) Sun-Herald says Cable One has recently added NFL Network.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike spent much of their show Tuesday talking about the Rays’ attendance problems.
Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel crows about the new Amway Center.
Gil Lebreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram asks wouldn’t it be better if the Texas Rangers pooled their $1.6 billion in rights fees from Fox Sports Southwest with the rest of baseball? Ask that to the Yankees or Red Sox, Gil?
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter lobbies for Reds fans to get the late announcer Joe Nuxhall nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award.
John says Fox Sports Ohio plans plenty of Reds postseason coverage even though the regional sports network won’t be carrying the games.
Anthony Schoette of the Indianapolis Business Journal says local ratings for the Cincinnati Reds are up from last year.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business says Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski may have poured the accolades on too thick during Monday Night Football.
Ed looks at the local ratings for Packers-Bears.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune also talks about the ratings for the Pack and Bears.
Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal says the Cardinals are generating ratings heat in the desert.
Bob Young of the Arizona Republic says two local golfers return to Golf Channel’s Big Break series tonight.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says the international attention on the Ryder Cup will put Wales in everyone’s sights.
Alex Belth writing for Deadspin gives us an inside look working for Ken Burns on the original “Baseball” documentary.
Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball says “The Tenth Inning” could use an “Eleventh Inning.”
Shane Bacon over at Press Coverage gets on NBC for tape delaying the Ryder Cup on Saturday.
Baseball Prospectus reprints an article from the great Jonah Keri remembering the last days of the Montreal Expos. It was six years ago today the team played its final home game against the Florida Marlins before moving to Washington. You know how sad that last game was? It wasn’t even aired live in Montreal. I watched it on MLB.com through Florida’s feed. I still have a pit in my stomach thinking about the Expos.
Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW says Sunday Night Football’s ratings hit a season low for NBC, but it still won the night handily.
SMW notes that NASCAR’s ratings are reaching the depths of despair.
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest says the regular fan can play football at Wrigley Field for a nominal fee.
I think we’re done here.
Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
College Gameday, live from Boise, ID – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Virginia Tech at Boston College – ACC Network
Buffalo at UConn – Big East Network
Big Ten Network Gamefinder
Austin Peay at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
Ball State at Iowa – Big Ten Network
Central Michigan at Northwestern – Big Ten Network
Northern Colorado at Michigan State – Big Ten Network
Toledo at Purdue – Big Ten Network
NC State at Georgia Tech – ESPN
Bowling Green at Michigan – ESPN2
Florida International at Maryland – ESPNU
UAB at Tennessee – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
Air Force at Wyoming – the mtn.
Temple at Penn State – Big Ten Network
Alabama at Arkansas – CBS
Tulane at Houston – CBS College Sports
Delaware at Richmond – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England
North Carolina at Rutgers – ESPNU
Stanford at Notre Dame – NBC
Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State at Atlanta – Versus
Penn at Villanova – Comcast Network
Oklahoma at Cincinnati – ESPN2
Nevada at BYU – the mtn.
College Football Scoreboard – ESPN
Western Kentucky at South Florida – Big East Network
Akron at Indiana – Big Ten Network
Kentucky at Florida – ESPNU
New Mexico State at Kansas – Fox College Sports
Georgia at Mississippi State – Fox Sports Arizona/Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports Plus
Fresno State at Ole Miss – CSS
South Carolina at Auburn – ESPN (7:45 p.m. kickoff)
Oregon State at Boise State – ABC
Baylor at Rice – CBS College Sports
Northern Illinois at Minnesota – Big Ten Network
West Virginia at LSU – ESPN2
New Mexico at UNLV – the mtn.
Oregon at Arizona State – Fox Sports Net
We have two releases, both from the CBS family of networks, one from CBS discussing its SEC coverage and the other from CBS College Sports on the two games the network is carrying on Saturday. We’ll need a jump break. First, CBS and SEC analyst Gary Danielson go over Saturday afternoon’s game between Arkansas and Alabama.
“THE SEC ON CBS” FEATURES NO. 1-RANKED ALABAMA TAKING ON NO. 10-RANKED ARKANSAS ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 25AUDIBLES with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst Gary DanielsonCBS Sports’ coverage of SEC College Football continues on Saturday, Sept. 25 (3:30 PM, ET), with national coverage of *No. 1-ranked Alabama taking on *No. 10-ranked Arkansas.The CBS Television Network’s lead college football announce team of Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson call the action live from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. Tracy Wolfson serves as lead reporter. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs. CBS Sports’ broadcast of Alabama-Arkansas also will be broadcast in High Definition.COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, starts the day on CBS Sports (3:00 PM, ET) with host Tim Brando, along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Archie Manning. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY will keep viewers updated on all the games throughout the afternoon with scores and highlights. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.CBS College Sports Network’s SEC TAILGATE show on Saturday, Sept. 25 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET) is live from University of Arkansas’ campus prior to the game. This week’s show originates by the “Trough” at the north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Former Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister joins SEC TAILGATE this season as analyst joining veteran SEC announcer and host Dave Baker along with Lauren Shehadi. Professional golfer and Razorbacks fan John Daly joins as special guest on this week’s show live in Fayetteville. Molly Qerim anchors coverage from New York with Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer serving as analysts.After CBS Sports’ live SEC game coverage each Saturday throughout the season, CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK takes over with SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC. Adam Zucker hosts along with analysts Fulmer and Jones. Stephan Van Engen produces.In addition, CBS Sports will stream its entire 2010 SEC ON CBS football schedule live on CBSSports.com. A total of 15 SEC contests will be streamed live and free of charge on CBSSports.com concluding with the SEC Championship Game featuring the Eastern and Western Division champions on Saturday, Dec. 4 (4:00 PM, ET). The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Mobile and can also be accessed through a link on the websites of all CBS affiliates.*AP Poll as of 9/20/10AUDIBLES with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst Gary Danielson(On Arkansas-Alabama): The first part of this game really is the second part of last year’s game. Since that game last year Arkansas has really learned what it takes to play in the SEC. Their players and coaches were humiliated pretty good against Alabama last year. It’s one of the reasons Ryan Mallet came back this year. That game left a bad taste in his mouth. The whole team saw what was necessary to win at this level.(Petrino’s Team): Bobby Petrino really has his team now. Much like Nick (Saban), he has a vision of how he recruits people and how he builds his team to run the system that he wants to run. That system is the only system he can run to be successful for Bobby Petrino. Much like Nick, it took him a couple of years. Now looking at this team it really resembles the type of team he had at Louisville; big bodies, good quarterback and lots of receivers. They really have no glaring week spot on their offense so he makes you cover all his fast little receivers. It’s Nick who spent three years putting his defense together and his vision the way he likes to recruit and identify kids. And it’s the same thing with Bobby. He has gone and recruited kids that fit his image.(Ryan Mallet – Future NFL Star): Everyone knew what Ryan (Mallet) was before he went to Michigan. Ryan was one of those guys that went to Michigan because of the history of (Tom) Brady, Chad Henne and what was before him. He went there to be a pro quarterback. That didn’t work out for him. Now this is the culmination of what everyone knew about Ryan. He was a great player waiting for a great team to be built around him. He is going to be the next $40-50 million quarterback that the NFL is going to have to find a spot for. Someone will see him as the perfect guy. There is never a guarantee that someone is going to be a great quarterback, but he has no obvious weakness. The only thing that could hold him back would be if he loses focus and doesn’t put the effort into being a pro. If he puts the effort into it, he’s going to be very successful. He’s benefited from two things. He has the closest college offense to what he’ll be playing in the NFL and he is playing in the conference that most closely resembles the NFL in its style of play and level of athletes.(Saban’s Offense): It’s kind of ironic for the coach that believes that defense wins, because he is going to have to ride his offense for him to win this year. That is unfamiliar territory for Nick. He is out of that same mold of coaches that have done it before. Bill Belichick believed, and Nick is one of his disciples, that you always build a championship team around your defense. But when he (Belichick) got Brady and (Randy) Moss, he said, ‘When you’re that good, you just have to ride what you have.’ And they did it. For Nick it doesn’t mean he isn’t going to try to play good defense. But he has an offense that might carry him to another championship.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK OFFERS FULL SLATE OF FOOTBALL ACTION THIS WEEKENDTulane takes on Houston and Baylor battles Rice on Saturday, September 25CBS College Sports Network continues its college football coverage this Saturday, September 25, kicking off with Tulane at Houston at 3:30 PM, ET from John O’Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. Roger Twibell teams with Mike Leach to call the action.At 8:00 PM, ET Baylor takes on Rice from Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. Dave Ryan pairs with Aaron Taylor for the broadcast. The Network concludes its live game action with a high school football game at 11:30 PM, ET featuring Bishop Gorman at De La Salle from Owen Owens Field in Concord, Calif.Saturday studio coverage includes INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE (3:00-3:30 PM, ET) and INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (2:00 – 2:30 AM, ET), providing fans with all the news, scores and highlights from around the country. Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim host, along with analysts Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer.
That will do it.
This is the first of two press releases involving former ESPN’er Molly Querim. Here’s one from CBS College Sports telling us that former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister will be joining its SEC Tailgate Show which involves Ms. Querim to begin with. MMA fans know Molly from her work on ESPN’s MMA Live show. Anyway, here’s the release from our friends at CBS College Sports.
FORMER OLE MISS RUNNING BACK DEUCE MCALLISTER JOINS CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK’S SEC TAILGATE SHOWSEC TAILGATE Returns Saturday, September 25 Live from Fayetteville for Alabama at ArkansasFormer Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister joins CBS College Sports Network this season as an analyst on SEC TAILGATE, a live one-hour show that broadcasts from the site of CBS Sports’ SEC “Game of the Week.” The show, now in its third year, kicks-off Saturday, Sept. 25 (2:00 – 3:00 PM, ET) from Fayetteville, Ark. for *No. 1-ranked Alabama at *No. 10-ranked Arkansas, and will originate by the “Trough” at the north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.Professional golfer and Razorbacks fan John Daly will be a special guest on this week’s show. Veteran SEC announcer Dave Baker hosts SEC TAILGATE, and is joined by Lauren Shehadi. Molly Qerim anchors coverage from New York with Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer serving as analysts.SEC TAILGATE captures all the excitement, traditions and festivities from the various campuses and stadiums across the SEC, as well as previews the match-ups, providing highlights and news from games in-progress. The show will feature local SEC legends, including players, celebrity alumni and radio and television personalities, bringing fans a fast paced and authoritative look at football and life in the SEC.McAllister is one of the most accomplished players in Ole Miss Football history, setting records for carries (616), yards (3,060), rushing touchdowns (36), total touchdowns (41) and points (246). He was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, where he went on to become the Saints all-time leading rusher with 6,096 yards.* AP Poll as of 9/20/10
One more release involving Molly coming up.
As we get into another week of regular season play for the NFL, let’s give you some linkage.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes about the New York Giants returning its programming to MSG Network for the first time since 2003. It had been on YES Network previously.
Mike says ESPN2 saw increased ratings for Games 2 and 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says if Bill Parcells left his post with the Miami Dolphins, his next stop could very well be on television.
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post wonders why we love the NFL so much with so many injuries in the sport.
Bart Hubbuch of the Post looks at a new book from ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski.
Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union says a local radio station is picking up some NFL pregame programming.
Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle explains why the Buffalo Bills are not on the NFL TV partners radar.
Kevin explains how each the NFL TV partners make their broadcast decisions.
From the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog, Dan Steinberg has video of one of the many ads that Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has made.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks about Ernie Johnson, Jr. returning to the broadcast booth for the MLB Postseason.
Chris Bahn of Arkansas Sports notes that College Gameday won’t be visiting Fayetteville this weekend.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman feels the FSN crew got the job done during the Air Force-Oklahoma game.
Phillip B. Watson of the Indianapolis Star says NFL stadiums are pulling out all the stops to stop fans from watching the games at home.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recounts a former Green Bay Packers official’s efforts to get wide receiver Randy Moss.
Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman says Boise State’s easy win over Wyoming on Saturday ensured that College Gameday would be paying a visit this weekend.
Chadd writes that Boise State fans had better get used to seeing games on CBS College Sports when the Broncos enter the Mountain West Conference in 2011.
Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic talks with ESPN’s SportsNation co-hosts Colon Cowherd and Michelle Beadle.
Gary Peterson in the San Jose Mercury News writes that Golf Channel did minimal announcing during the PGA Nationwide Tour’s Boise Open.
Lindsay Schnell of The Oregonian notes that Oregon State is the other half of the Boise State equation this weekend.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
And we’ll end it there.
I owe you some megalinks from last week so let’s get this done.
Don’t forget the Weekend Viewing Picks.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy square off over whether viewers should care what announcers do off the air and away from the camera.
USA Today’s Sean Leahy has NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger saying the New York Jets did nothing wrong in the Ines Sainz controversy. For some reason, this story is just not going away.
At Sports Illustrated, Richard Deitsch has his Media Power Rankings for August and September.
Chris Gentilviso of Time notes that 2010 may be the Year of the Blackout for the NFL.
At Pro Football Talk, Michael David Smith says all 32 NFL teams will undergo a training program in the wake of the Ines Sainz incident.
Mike says the Lions just barely avoided a blackout in Detroit.
Jason Lisk at The Big Lead feels the NFL blackout policy needs to change.
Ryan Wilson at Fanhouse tells us which athletes are going to “appear” in this year’s “Body” issue for ESPN The Magazine.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Fox Soccer Channel has signed a rights deal to air French’s top soccer league in the US.
Mike writes that some Comcast subscribers had trouble accessing NFL Network’s RedZone last week.
George Winslow of Multichannel notes that Verizon Fios is adding Syracuse University sports for fans in the upstate New York area.
Paul Thomasch at Reuters notes that Fox is over 90% sold for the Super Bowl in February.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Michigan football jerseys are a hot seller once again.
Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser reports that Jay Mariotti’s arraignment on domestic violence charges was postponed until October 1.
Sports Media Watch notes that the NFL had its most watched opening week since 1987.
Even with that good news, SMW discovers that the early NFL window for Fox actually experienced a ratings decline from the year before.
SMW has some various ratings news and notes.
SMW says the delayed men’s final at the US Open hit another ratings low.
And SMW tells us that the US Open women’s final also delivered low ratings.
At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore looks at the early plans for NHL Network and NHL Radio.
Dave Dahlquist at Macworld says CBS is streaming its entire SEC football schedule on its iPhone app.
David Brown at Yahoo’s Big League Stew blog has a very good interview with Los Angeles Dodgers voice Vin Scully.
East and Mid-Atlantic
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe looks inside the radio ratings between 98.5 The Sports Hub and WEEI.
At the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Bill Doyle talks about the tremendous Week 1 TV ratings for the NFL.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says Fox failed to follow up after the Philadelphia Eagles’ Stewart Bradley returned to the field after seemingly suffering a concussion.
Newsday’s Neil Best notes that MSG Network has signed a rights agreement with the New York Giants.
Kimberly A. Martin of Newsday says the Jets will not be penalized for its behavior last week against Ines Sainz.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News has NBC’s Andrea Kremer’s take on the Ines Sainz
Dr. Doom and Gloom in the New York Post continues to harp on points that only he cares about.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union profiles the new program director/midday host of the local sports radio station.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Ashley Fox says Ines Sainz brought on the Jets behavior by her improper attire.
Dave Hughes at Press Box talks about the new partnership between the Baltimore Ravens and Comcast SportsNet’s Baltimore website.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner notes that football fans are opting to stay home and watch games in HD rather than go to the stadium and pay expensive ticket prices.
And Jim likes listening to the Sirius Playboy Morning Show not just to hear about women, but for the NFL picks.
Carolyn Shapiro at the Virginian-Pilot notes that CBS College Sports is being picked up by a local cable company.
Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald looks at the tremendous TV ratings for the NFL.
Katherine Kington of WTVM in Columbus, GA speaks with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.
Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hears from the CBS college football crew on the state of the game today.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle talks with one of the hosts of Sporting News Radio who made the move to H-Town when the operations moved from California.
Mel Bracht in the Daily Oklahoman says Saturday’s Air Force-Oklahoma game will be picked up for troops stationed overseas.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Bengals avoided a local blackout on Sunday.
John notes a Chicago sports TV anchor who got some bad advice from her boss when she was working in Dayton.
Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News says the Motor City will not be blacked out this Sunday for the Eagles-Lions game.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on the very short leave that Shannon Sharpe took from CBS due to a legal problem that was quickly dropped.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business has his winners and losers in sports business and media this week.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune says the Ines Sainz controversy is an example of a woman being unprofessional.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes with Cardinals returning to KMOX, it completes sports teams going full circle in the Gateway City.
Dan notes that there’s some late season juggling going on with the Cardinals TV schedule.
Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman says a local cable system will not pick up CBS College Sports for tomorrow’s Boise State-Wyoming game.
Jay Posner at the San Diego Union-Tribune wonders what’s going on at one local sports radio station.
John Maffei of the North County Times says fans who want to watch San Diego State play this weekend will have to shell out some extra bucks.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star wants CBS to stop sending the Oakland Raiders to the local airwaves.
Jim also has the NBC crew previewing Sunday’s Manning Bowl II.
At the Los Angeles Daily News, Tom Hoffarth inquires about the local ESPN Radio affiliate.
Tom speaks with a former Sports Illustrated editor who authored a damaging book on the USC football program.
Tom looks back at a crazy week in sports media in his blog.
The San Jose Mercury News has video of a rather testy exchange between KPIX sports anchor Dennis O’Donnell and 49ers coach Mike Singletary.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that two cable companies are picking up the controversial Rogers Sportsnet One in time for NHL season.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star wonders if it’s time for a rights charter for sports fans.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie received the first phone call from Burns.
And we’re done for the night.
Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday, live from Auburn – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Georgia Tech at North Carolina – ACC Network (formerly Raycom Sports)
Big Ten Network Gamefinder
Ball State at Purdue – Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Illinois – Big Ten Network
Ohio at Ohio State – Big Ten Network
UMass at Michigan – Big Ten Network
North Texas at Army – CBS College Sports
UNH at URI – Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Arkansas at Georgia – ESPN
Kent State at Penn State – ESPN2
Maryland at West Virginia – ESPNU
Iowa State vs. Kansas State at Kansas City, MO – Fox Sports Net
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
College Football Countdown – ABC
College Football Today – CBS
Florida at Tennessee – CBS
Washington State at SMU – CBS College Sports
Towson at Villanova – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England/CSS
USC at Minnesota – ESPN
BYU at Florida State – ESPNU
Hawai’i at Colorado – Fox College Sports
Air Force at Oklahoma – Fox Sports Net
Baylor at TCU – Versus
Indiana at Western Kentucky – Big Ten Network
Clemson at Auburn – ESPN/ESPN3D
Mississippi State at LSU – ESPNU
Akron at Kentucky – Fox Sports Net
ABC Coverage Map
Notre Dame at Michigan State – ABC/ESPN2
Texas at Texas Tech – ABC/ESPN2
Boise State at Wyoming – CBS College Sports
Utah at New Mexico – the mtn.
Iowa at Arizona – ESPN
UNLV at Idaho – ESPNU
Houston at UCLA – Fox Sports Net
Wake Forest at Stanford – ESPN2
We have the college football games for both CBS and CBS College Sports for Saturday. As CBS gets into another season of the SEC, CBS College Sports will have a tripleheader including Boise State in action against Wyoming in primetime. I’ll do a jump break on this.
First, here’s the SEC on CBS’ release.
CBS SPORTS’ KICKS OFF 10th SEASON OF NATIONAL COVERAGE OF “SEC ON CBS”WITH NO. 7-RANKED FLORIDA TAKING ON TENNESSEE ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 18COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY” WITH TIM BRANDO, SPENCER TILLMAN AND PHILLIP FULMER LEADS OFF THE DAY ON CBS SPORTSCBS Sports kicks off its 10th season of national coverage of SEC football with the “Game of the Week” on Saturday, Sept. 18 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) with *No. 7-ranked Florida taking on Tennessee.Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson, CBS Sports’ lead college football announce team call the action with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines, from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, starts the day on CBS Sports (3:00 PM, ET) with host Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and former Tennessee head coach and current CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK analyst Phillip Fulmer. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY will keep viewers updated on all the games throughout the afternoon with scores and highlights. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs.After CBS Sports’ live SEC game coverage each Saturday throughout the season, CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK takes over with SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC. Adam Zucker hosts along with Brian Jones and guest analyst Howard Cross. Stephan Van Engen produces.In addition, CBS Sports will stream its entire 2010 SEC ON CBS football schedule live on CBSSports.com. A total of 15 SEC contests will be streamed live and free of charge on CBSSports.com concluding with the SEC Championship Game featuring the Eastern and Western Division champions on Saturday, Dec. 4 (4:00 PM, ET). The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Mobile and can also be accessed through a link on the websites of all CBS affiliates.*Coaches Poll as of 9/13/10
CBS College Sports’ release comes to you after the jump.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK FEATURES COLLEGE FOOTBALL TRIPLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18No. 3-Ranked Boise State at Wyoming in PrimetimeCBS College Sports Network broadcasts a tripleheader of games this Saturday, September 18, including a primetime match-up featuring *No. 3-ranked Boise State at Wyoming at 8:00 PM, ET. Craig Bolerjack teams with Aaron Taylor to call the action. Brooke Olzendam serves as sideline reporter.At 12:00 NOON, ET North Texas takes on Army from Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Dave Ryan pairs with Jason Sehorn for the broadcast. SMU hosting Washington State (3:30 PM, ET) follows from Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Roger Twibell and analyst Mike Leach announce.Saturday studio coverage includes SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC. Adam Zucker hosts along with Brian Jones and guest analyst Howard Cross. Immediately following the Boise State at Wyoming game, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (11:30 PM – 12:00 AM, ET) wraps up the day’s action with news and analysis.* AP Poll as of 9/13/10
And we’re done.
Now back at 100%, it’s now time to give you some linkage. Glad to be over a 36 hour bug that was bothering me. A couple of things that I confirmed from being sick. One, ginger ale was amazing medicinal qualities in settling upset stomachs. Two, sleeping 13 hours can be very good. And three, illness can force you to lose five pounds, which can be a good thing.
OK, let’s get to the linkage while I can.
First, Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at TBS putting Ernie Johnson, Jr. as its lead announcer for the MLB postseason and discussing the debut of a new live morning show on Golf Channel.
Mark Kriegel of Fox Sports feels Ines Sainz cannot have it both ways in regards to harassment.
Jamele Hill at ESPN.com feels the Jets and Sainz both share the blame in the entire situation.
On The DL’s Dan Levy interviews the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren about the Ines Sainz story and what Boren had to endure in her early career.
Ed Berliner feels Ines Sainz is in it for the publicity.
Amanda Rykoff, a.k.a. The OCD Chick, dusts off a 1992 paper she wrote at the University of Pennsylvannia on the Lisa Olson sexual harassment story and see how well it holds up today in the wake of Ines Sainz.
From Broadcasting & Cable, Andrea Domanick has the Chief Operating Officer of Fox’ parent company lowering the expectations for 3-D TV.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks about the record ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader.
Mike is critical of the way both CBS and ESPN2 treated the US Open men’s final on Monday.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NFL-themed shows including the league’s season opener and Sunday Night Football season premiere steered NBC to a rare ratings win.
Toni says Monday Night Football’s season opener was up 6% from last year.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse writes about the excellent NFL Week 1 TV ratings for both Fox and NBC.
Milton says tennis fans were left to scramble after CBS and ESPN played musical channels with the US Open men’s final.
Greg Couch of Fanhouse writes that the juggling of the final totally disrespected the US Open.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser interviews Jamele Hill of ESPN.
Former hotel roommates Neil Best and Bob Glauber of Newsday team up like Woodward and Bernstein on the NFL talking to the Jets for lewd behavior during Ines Sainz’s visit to the team’s training camp on Saturday.
Neil also talks with WFAN’s Craig Carton about his morning show’s simulcast on MSG Network.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun feels Jon Gruden let his anti-Ravens bias show on Monday Night.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog mentions the launch of a third sports radio station in the local market.
Cindy Boren at the Post’s Early Lead can’t believe we’re still talking about women reporter’ access to the locker room.
Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner explores the record ratings for Monday Night Football.
Steve Gorten of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Miami Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon has forced his team to shut down all Twitter accounts until further notice.
In the Daily Oklahoman, Mel Bracht speaks with Fox NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson’s experiences on Survivor which premieres tonight on CBS.
With the Bears taking on the Cowboys on Sunday, Crain’s Chicago Business’ Ed Sherman can’t help but feel a little stadium envy.
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dan Caesar says Sam Bradford’s Rams debut was a ratings hit locally.
Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman writes that CBS College Sports is negotiating to be added to a local cable system in time for this Saturday’s Boise State-Wyoming game.
Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Busness Journal says local ratings for the Arizona Cardinals-St. Louis Rams were very good locally.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News celebrates the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking book, “Ball Four” by former pitcher Jim Bouton.
The Toronto Globe and Mail’s Bruce Dowbiggin fears bloggers taking over the world.
Brett Packey at Awful Announcing has seven minutes of Mike Leach’s debut this past weekend on CBS College Sports. It has to be seen to be believed.
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest tells us that Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh becomes the spokesman for a famous food product.
Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.
SMW notes that NASCAR’s ratings were down for the 16th time this year.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media is happy over NHL references in an FX sitcom.
I have a post over at Press Coverage suggesting how to fix the US Open for the US Tennis Association and its TV partners.
And that’s going to do it.
Schedule Courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV
College Gameday, live from Tuscaloosa, AL – ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m.
Duke at Wake Forest – ACC Network (formerly Raycom Sports)
Indiana State at Cincinnati – Big East Network
Texas Southern at UConn – Big East Network
Big Ten Network Gamefinder
Illinois State at Northwestern – Big Ten Network
South Dakota at Minnesota – Big Ten Network
Western Illinois at Purdue – Big Ten Network
Hawai’i at Army – CBS College Sports
San Jose State at Wisconsin – ESPN
Georgia at South Carolina – ESPN2
Florida Atlantic vs. Michigan State at Detroit – ESPNU
Georgia Tech at Kansas – Fox Sports Net
South Florida at Florida – SEC Network (12:21 p.m. kickoff)
ABC Coverage Map
Florida State at Oklahoma – ABC/ESPN2
Iowa State at Iowa – ABC/ESPN2
Miami (FL) at Ohio State – ESPN/ESPN3D
Kent State at Boston College – ESPNU
Eastern Kentucky at Louisville – Big East Network
Georgia Southern at Navy – CBS College Sports
Colorado at Cal – Fox Sports Net
Michigan at Notre Dame – NBC
UNLV at Utah – the mtn.
BYU at Air Force – Versus
Penn State at Alabama – ESPN
Oregon at Tennessee – ESPN2
LSU at Vanderbilt – ESPNU
Buffalo at Baylor – Fox College Sports
Wyoming at Texas – Fox Sports Net
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas – Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
Southern Illinois at Illinois – Big Ten Network
NC State at Central Florida – CBS College Sports
Western Kentucky at Kentucky – CSS
Rutgers at Florida International – ESPN Plus
Texas Tech at New Mexico – the mtn.
Ole Miss at Tulane – ESPN Classic then moves to ESPN2 at conclusion of Oregon-Tennessee
Stanford at UCLA – ESPN
Colorado State at Nevada – ESPNU
Virginia at USC – Fox Sports Net
Also on Friday, CBS College Sports will debut a new show that provides inside looks at college programs getting ready for games for the following Saturday. College Football Confidential will be embedded with teams as they practice and prepare for opponents. This is what we have from CBS College Sports.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK DEBUTS “COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL,” AN ALL-ACCESS LOOK AT BYU
“College Football Confidential” Airs Friday, September 10 at 7:00 PM, ETOn Friday, September 10 (7:00-7:30 PM, ET), CBS College Sports Network debuts “COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFIDENTIAL,” a new series that brings fans behind-the-scenes with teams as they practice and prepare for Saturday. The show’s debut episode features BYU leading up to their season opener against Washington.The Network embedded with BYU for the week and provides an all-access look at their game-week experience including practices, weight training, school traditions and more. The show captures Coach Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to go with two quarterbacks for the opening game, the team’s weekly community prayer service, and goes off-the-field to meet the family of senior defensive back Brandon Bradley, who is married with a child.For more information about CBS College Sports Network, and to view the programming schedule, which includes encore showings of “College Football Confidential,” go to www.cbscollegesports.com.
That does it. Seriously. I need to sleep.
CBS College Sports provides this preview of tonight’s Tony Barnhart Show.
Guests Include Radio Host and Columnist Paul Finebaum, Recruiting Expert Tom Lemming and Radio Host Bruce HooleyBarnhart Discusses Opening Week ActionCBS College Sports Network’s THE TONY BARNHART SHOW, a weekly one-hour primetime college football talk show, features influential radio host and columnist Paul Finebaum, recruiting expert Tom Lemming and Columbus, Ohio based radio host Bruce Hooley on Tuesday, September 7 (9:00 PM, ET).“Mr. College Football,” Tony Barnhart hosts the show along with analyst Brian Jones. The hard-hitting program debates and analyzes the hot topics and issues facing college football both on and off-the-field. The show airs Tuesday’s at 9:00 PM, ET throughout the season and will feature a variety of high-profile guests from the college football community, including coaches, administrators, writers, broadcasters and former players to the program.Mike Aresco serves as Executive Producer. Tyler Hale and Stefan Van Engen produce.The following are excerpts from the show:(PAUL FINEBAUM ON THE ISSUE OF AGENTS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL):I don’t think it’s as big as we have made it, as Nick Saban and Urban Meyer have made it. It’s just one of these things that bubbles over. When you have a party like we had in
with this many players, it’s hard to run away from it. I hope the NCAA reacts to this or acts very intelligently. This is a serious issue if they start wiping out programs like we saw in the first week. At the end of the day, all the conference calls with Roger Goodell are not going to solve the problem. There are certain agents who are really bad people that are going to prey on young people like coaches prey on them and like everyone preys on them. And all of this conversation is not going to solve the problem. South Beach(FINEBAUM ON ’S REPUTATION IN THE SEC): BOISE STATEPeople down here, if you live in the south, they don’t like Boise, they don’t respect . Boise(BRUCE HOOLEY ON THE BIG TEN’S NEW DIVISIONS):
I think they whiffed on
Minnesotaand . They pretty much split up the existing rivals. One in one division and one in another. For some reason, they kept Purdue and Indiana Indianatogether, which gives us some weird cross-over games, annual games that will be played just like Ohio State – . Michigan – Purdue, is that a game everybody’s clamoring for? If you had flipped Iowa Minnesotaand Indianain the divisions, you would have done a lot bigger favor. Now the Badgers are secluded in a division opposite Wisconsin Nebraska, opposite Iowa, opposite . Minnesota
We’re done with this post.
Let’s give you some linkage on this Sunday of the Labor Day holiday weekend for most of you. I’ve been working so I don’t know what it’s like to have this off. Anyway, here’s linkage.
SportsGrid has the video of WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo dunking on a five year old boy, the same kid he dunked on last year.
SportsGrid also has Comcast SportsNet analyst Dan Hampton summoning a Hurricane Katrina reference involving New Orleans. Why not use a 9/11 reference about New York, Dan?
Aaron Gray of the Virgin Islands Daily News says TBS has signed a deal that lifts a blackout on the islands seeing its coverage of the MLB Postseason.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News breaks news in his column today. In a column in which he laments Jet QB Mark Sanchez deciding to tone down his media obligations, Raissman also reports that motormouth Joe Theismann appears to be joining the NFL Network Thursday Night Football booth this season and also reports that Fox NFL Sunday analysts will be joining certain regional games from the studio.
Dr. Doom and Gloom in the New York Post writes about something only he cares about.
In SB Nation NY, Puck The Media’s Steve Lepore notes that the problems over Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract with the New Jersey Devils drew little interest from the New York media.
Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer has a few sports media tidbits in his Sunday column (scroll down).
Bob Cohn of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Thursday’s Steelers preseason finale killed the Pittsburgh Panthers season opener in the ratings. It’s not a level playing field as the Steelers were on KDKA-TV locally and the Panthers were on Versus.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with CBS College Sports college football man Tony Barnhart.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg in the DC Sports Bog has the emotional farewell of a Comcast SportsNet anchor’s last night in Washington.
Dave McKenna in the Washington City Paper looks at the origin of the NFL’s silly blackout rules.
Jim speaks with ESPN’s Rece Davis about the new Capital One Cup.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks with the NBC Sunday Night Football crew about the NFL season opener.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel delved through the NFL Information Guide to find some fun facts on the Green Bay Packers.
Bob McNamaman of the Arizona Republic has the analysts for Sunday and Monday Night Football predicting the upcoming season.
Matt Solinsky of The Desert Sun (CA) answers readers’ questions on a couple of sports TV issues.
Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times says Tennis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver has found her niche on ESPN2′s tennis coverage.
Stephanie Myles of the Montreal Gazette caught ESPN2 analyst John McEnroe actually being friendly with Tennis Channel’s Jimmy Connors. The two have not been the best of friends over the years.
The Sports Media Watch has its weekend ratings predictions.
Sox & Dawgs has a funny NESN promo involving Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield and Wally the Green Monster.
And we’ll finish it there. Have a good Sunday. I’ll be working.