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College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/07-08/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 7 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Chapel Hill, NC — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 […]

NCAA Final Four II

CBS/Turner Sports Unveil 2015 NCAA Tournament Announce Teams

This year brings a lot of upheaval for the CBS/Turner team for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With Greg Anthony suspended, Steve Kerr in the NBA, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill named to the “A” team with Jim Nantz, analysts and reporters have to be shuffled and that’s exactly what CBS/Turner has done. It also means […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/04/2015

As we hit mid-week, let’s do another edition of the notebook. NEWS CBS announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Colorado, Washington and UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel as a studio analyst. He’ll join the cast of College Football Today before SEC games and Inside College Football on CBS Sports Network. Neuheisel had been […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/03/2015

Back to do a sports media notebook for you. Let’s get to it. NEWS NASCAR beat reporter Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer notes that Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Atlanta did well for Fox and was up from last year’s second race which was held in Phoenix. That along with increased viewership for the […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 2/28-03/01/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 28 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Wichita, KS — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/21-22/2015

Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s Schedule and Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 21 Men’s 11 a.m. South Florida at East Carolina — ESPNU (Jason Benetti/Tim Welsh) noon Georgia Tech at North Carolina […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/18/2015

Time for another edition of the notebook. Let’s do this. NEWS NBC Sports has announced it will pick up radio coverage of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Over the past few years, radio coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes has been piecemeal with various syndicators producing the races. Now, NBC which has […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/14-15/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 14 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Dallas, TX — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/07-08/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 7 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Gainesville, FL — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. […]

Bill Raftery

CBS/Turner Names Bill Raftery and Grant Hill as NCAA Final Four Analysts

After Greg Anthony was indefinitely suspended last month for his arrest in a prostitution sting, CBS and Turner Sports had to find a replacement not just for him, but also Steve Kerr who left after last season to become a coach in the NBA. With the networks needing two men to replace for the NCAA […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/03/2015

Time for a sports media notebook. Plenty of stuff out there and I need to clear my browser tabs of all the links I have for you. First some news. NEWS As you’re aware by now, Super Bowl XLIX was declared the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/31-02/01/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 31 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live at Charlotteville, VA — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, 11:30 a.m. College Basketball Pregame — NBCSN, noon BTN […]

Reporter's Notebook

Friday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/30/2015, Part II

We did the news segment in the first part. Let’s do the linkage and News You Can Use here. LINKAGE Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with Phil and Chris Simms about being television analysts after their playing careers. Deitsch has a preview of what NBC has in store for its Super Bowl XLIX production. Reuters […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/24-25/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 24 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Ann Arbor, MI — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. NCAA Men of March: Josh Pastner — CBS, 1 p.m. NCAA Men of March: […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/20/2015

Let’s open the notebook after a busy weekend. Took Monday off after the Greg Anthony news and an interview I conducted with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson which I’ll provide in the links. First the news: NEWS The ratings and viewership for the NFL Conference Championship games are in. While both games drew over 40 million viewers, […]

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