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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 […]

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Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/01/2015

With today being Super Bowl Sunday and a new month to boot, let’s provide you with a new edition of the notebook. I have a lot of linkage to provide you plus a few pieces for News You Can Use. During the Super Bowl, I’ll do my annual grades of the ads during each quarter, […]

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 […]

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: […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14:   Television personality and former NBA player Greg Anthony attends the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime)

Greg Anthony Suspended Indefinitely by CBS and Turner Sports

In the wake of Greg Anthony’s arrest in a prostitution sting in Washington, DC Friday, both CBS and Turner Sports have announced they have suspended the basketball analyst indefinitely. Both organizations have released statements today stating as such. Anthony was in the DC area to call the Michigan State-Maryland game later today on CBS with […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14:   Television personality and former NBA player Greg Anthony attends the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime)

BREAKING: CBS/Turner Analyst Greg Anthony Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Here’s something that broke late Friday night. Reported by WJLA in Washington, D.C., CBS/Turner Sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony was arrested on prostitution charges as part of a police sting. Anthony was scheduled to broadcast the Michigan State at Maryland game Saturday at nearby College Park, MD with Ian Eagle for CBS. There’s no word […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/17-18/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 17 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Ames, IA — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court — ACC Network, 1 p.m. Fox Sports 1 College […]

Reporter's Notebook

Friday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/16/2015

Back with another edition of the notebook. Let’s get cracking, shall we? NEWS CBS Sports Network has announced the renewal of its contract with Army to air all of its home football games and neutral-field games where Army is the home team for five years beginning with the 2015 season and lasting until through 2019. […]

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/15/2015

Let’s do a notebook for this Thursday. NEWS NBC held a big press conference on Wednesday at its World Headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It announced a multi-year agreement with Haymon Boxing to air the Premier Boxing Champions series starting with 20 events this year, 14 of which will be in primetime on […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/10 & 11/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 10 Studio and Pregame Shows Fox Sports 1 College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m. NCAA Men of March: John Thompson III — CBS, 12:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 College Hoops Extra […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/07/2015

Let’s do our notebook for this hump day. We begin with some late news that came out on Tuesday. NEWS It appears that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be involved in ESPN’s coverage of next Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press has the story. Fox Sports […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/03-04/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 3 Studio and Pregame Shows BTN Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show — Pac-12 Networks, 1:30 p.m. Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten Network, 2 […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks, 12/27-28/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing announcements courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, December 27 Men’s noon Georgetown vs. Indiana at New York, NY — ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen/Seth Greenburg) Maine at Seton Hall — Fox Sports 1 (Jim Davis/Jim Spanarkel) 1 p.m. North Carolina-Wilmington at Minnesota […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 12/20-21/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing Assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, December 20 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Fox Sports 1 College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m. Road to the Final Four — CBS, 12:30 p.m. Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, 12:30 […]

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