ESPN Airs Its 35th College World Series Starting Saturday

One of ESPN’s signature events since its inception has been the College World Series. It will air all of the games from Omaha, Nebraska either on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU starting Saturday. Karl Ravech and Jon Sciambi will be the announcers throughout the 10-11 days of competition. The analysts will include Kyle Peterson and Aaron […]

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Guest Column: ESPN’s Bases Loaded is Fun Television

We continue our guest columns with Dan Servodidio, a journalism student at the University of Maryland. Dan delves into the world of ESPN’s Bases Loaded channel which debuted last year during the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and returned this year with a few tweaks: For the second year in a row, ESPN went all-in […]

CBS/Turner Announce 2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule

As we get ready for another year of fantastic college basketball during the NCAA Tournament, the CBS/Turner consortium of CBS/TBS/TNT/truTV will once again combine to show every game from the “First Four™” all the way to the Final Four®. There are a couple of changes in this year’s tournament as compared to the last three […]

ESPN/ESPN2 to Air the 2013 NCAA College World Series

For the 34th consecutive year, the networks of ESPN will air the College World Series from Omaha, NE. The eight college baseball teams left in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will vie for the opportunity to play in the Best 2 out of 3 College World Series Finals. Games begin live from TD Ameritrade […]

ESPN Family of Networks to air NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regionals

The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament continues this weekend with the last step before the College World Series in Omaha, NE. All of the games will be on television. The eight Super Regional sites will be covered either through ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Winners of the eight Super Regionals will converge at the College World […]

Back-to-Work Monday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this rainy Monday in Southern New England. It may not be raining where you are, but where I am, it’s Ark Building Time. Starting with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, we learn that ESPN’s NBA Countdown crew is expanding its reach when the NBA Finals get underway. Richard also breaks news […]

Some Friday Linkage

Ok, lots of things to get to. Let’s do some Friday links. From Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi of Adweek, a Disney executive downplays any threat from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN. From Variety, Rick Kissell says NBC Sports Network saw stellar ratings for the NHL Conference Semifinals. R. Thomas Umstead from Multichannel News says the next Floyd […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

ESPN and the SEC Unveil the SEC Network

This from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference. The two entities have partnered to form the cable-based SEC Network which will begin operation in August 2014. The new SEC Network will air more than 1,000 conference events including 45 football games, 100 men’s and 60 women’s college basketball games, 75 baseball, as well as softball and […]

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

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

Networks of ESPN To Air 83 Games of NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

Starting this weekend, the ESPN Family of Networks will begin airing the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. In total, 83 games will be aired over ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. It begins with the regionals this weekend, then the Super Regionals the following weekend and one of college sports’ greatest events, the College World Series […] To Stream 400 Hours of Spring Championships will stream some 400 hours of live coverage of its Spring Championships starting this weekend. Most of the championships will be in Division II and III, but unlike many Division I Championships which are granted to ESPN’s networks, is the only way to watch the live action. The Championships will range in sports […]

Churning Out Some MLK Day Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this MLK Day, a holiday for some of you. We’ll begin with a story from an unusual source, Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Nick Summers of Newsweek writes about how ESPN’s subscriber fees could force cable providers to place the network on pay tiers. Michael Hiestand at USA Today reports that CBS […]

ESPN Extends Agreement With NCAA For Championships Through 2023-24

The networks continue to lock in long-terms agreements and today, we receive this press release from ESPN regarding the NCAA Championships. With this agreement, the ESPN networks will air championships in sports including Football, Women’s Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball. The championships will be aired on all ESPN […]