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ESPN Renews Agreements With Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas, Brings Jim Calhoun on Board

Two of ESPN’s standout college basketball analysts have signed new contracts this week. ESPN on-air original Dick Vitale has signed a new agreement to remain with the network through the 2016=17 season. It means that Vitale will continue to work marquee games and the NCAA Final Four for ESPN International which is seen globally except […]

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Fox Sports Announces Its Comprehensive 2014-2015 College Basketball Schedule

With most of the schedule dependent on the Big East, Fox Sports announces a schedule of more than 200 regular season college basketball games. The Big East constitute a big chunk of that schedule of 156 games spread over Fox, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports Net. Fox will also carry Conference […]

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ESPN Hires Shane Battier as College Basketball Analyst

Former Duke and NBA standout Shane Battier joins ESPN to become a college basketball analyst. The Big Lead reported the story back in January and now it’s become true. Battier will appear on various ESPN shows discussing college basketball. His assignments will be finalized later. Here’s the announcement. Nothing much I can add to this. […]

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Tim Brando Joins Fox Sports

In a move that no one saw coming, former SEC on CBS studio host Tim Brando will be joining Fox Sports this September to call college football and college basketball. It was thought that with Brando’s ties to the SEC that he would go to ESPN’s SEC Network in some capacity, but instead, he opted […]

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Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel Joins Fox Sports

Noted college football and basketball writer Stewart Mandel will be joining Fox Sports.com as a national columnist. Mandel who has gained a very good reputation as a reporter and writer. He joins “Free” Bruce Feldman and Clay Travis on the FoxSports.com team and will make appearances on Fox Sports 1 and other network platforms. He’s […]

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Guest Column: Which sports are best on cable?

While I’m in California attending a wedding, Fang’s Bites will present various guest columns from contributors all over the country. We begin with Nathan Brice of Birmingham, AL who presents the question, which sports work best being televised on cable and which work best on broadcast TV? It’s an interesting question and one Nathan tries […]

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One Shining Moment 2014

It’s been a tradition since 1987. We watch the end of the NCAA Championship to see the montage and it never fails to make us want more college basketball. Unfortunately, it may be the last one if what is being rumored is true, that this is the last “One Shining Moment” montage ever. We’ll try […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/05 & 04/06/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 5 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m. Road to the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Fort Worth, TX — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11:30 […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

CBS/Turner Announces 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four Broadcast Plans

As we know, Turner Sports will air the 2014 men’s Final Four™ in Arlington, TX. TBS will have the national feed with TNT and truTV airing localized feeds for UConn, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin. TBS will have Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr will call the game while Tracy Wolfson will report from courtside. […]

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CBS/Turner Garners Its NCAA Tournament Highest Viewership in 21 Years

Executives at the CBS and Turner Sports headquarters in New York and Atlanta must be doing backflips and handstands over the numbers for the NCAA Tournament. Through Sunday, the Tournament has averaged 9.8 million viewers. That’s the highest viewership since 1993. The average rating is 6.2 with a 13 share and that’s tied with last […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

CBS/Turner Announce Tip Times for 2014 NCAA Final Four Games

Announced earlier tonight, TBS will air the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. So weird to hear “North Texas” over the last two weeks. Do the residents of Arlington, TX like hearing their city referred to as the generic North Texas? Just a thought. Anyway, TBS will air UConn-Florida […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

This Brave New World: Turner Sports Airs the NCAA Final Four with New Twists

We’re entering a brave new world beginning this year. You have gotten used to having TBS, TNT and truTV join CBS in televising the NCAA Tournament over the last four seasons. Up until this year, CBS had been airing the Final Four and National Championship Game without interruption since 1982. That changes this year as […]

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