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 @

Bringing Out The Thursday Linkage

Here to provide some links for you today. Looks like I’ll be out on Friday so posting may be scarce, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. In the meantime, I have some links for you now. This week, Deputy Managing Editor Craig Stanke passed away at the age of 56. […]

ESPN Networks All Over The NCAA Division I Softball Championship

In its increased commitment to the NCAA, the ESPN Family of Networks will have extensive coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship including every game of the Women’s College World Series. There will be coverage of up to 62 games from the regionals to the Super Regional games, all the way to the Women’s […]

ESPN Networks Will Really Be Into Softball This Weekend

Starting today and going into the Women’s College World Series, the ESPN Family will air extensive coverage of college softball. Today, ESPN and ESPNU will carry the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals from Tuscaloosa, AL. In addition, the ACC, Big East and Big South Championships will be seen on TV. ESPN3 will have other conference championships online. […] 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 […]

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 […]

Mixing Up Some Sunday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this lazy Sunday. Kari Lipschutz of Adweek writes that it’s a photo finish in the race to the US rights to the 2014/16 Olympics. Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press looks into the Olympic bidding. David Lieberman and Patrick Hipes at Deadline wonder what losing the Olympics could mean to […]

Friday Night Into Saturday Morning Megalink Action

Didn’t have time to do megalinks during the day as I was trying to get some end of the month/beginning of the month stuff done at the office. Time to get linkage in while I can. The Weekend Viewing Picks are chockful of sports action and some primetime programming. Now to the linkage. National Jessica […]

Up For Thursday Links

Time for some linkage on this very warm Thursday. I hope you all take a moment and say a prayer for the people of Western Massachusetts who head to deal with tornadoes yesterday. Four people are confirmed dead. It was quite devastating to see last night. Let’s hope the area can recover quickly. To your […]

Women’s College World Series To Air On ESPN’s Networks

The 2011 NCAA Women’s College World Series will be aired live on the networks of ESPN starting on Thursday. Pam Ward and Beth Mowins will share play-by-play duties. Michele Smith and Jessica Mendoza will provide the analysis. Holly Rowe will be the field reporter. We have the schedule of games plus what ESPNU is doing […]

ESPN Family of Networks Ramps Up Its College Baseball and Softball Coverage

We have a bunch of college baseball and softball games on the ESPN platforms, ESPN2, ESPNU and the soon-to-be renamed This means a combined 53 regular season baseball and softball games. Most of them will be seen on ESPNU and a whole slew of contests will involve the SEC. Take a look at the […]