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 […]

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 […]

Our Monday Linkage

Let’s do some links on a rainy Monday in Southern New England. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at NFL Network’s new morning show. Michael says ESPN has not confirmed whether Chris Berman will call a Monday Night Football game on the opening weekend of the season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

A Few 4th of July Links

Let’s provide some linkage on this 4th of July holiday. I hope you’re having a great day wherever you are. Aaron Couch of the Hollywood Reporter writes about ESPN taking over the Wimbledon TV contract after a 43 year association with NBC. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times says NBC wanted to use Versus […]

ESPN & ESPN2 See Increased Audience For College World Series

Received this blurb from Bristol, CT in regards to the increased viewership for both ESPN and ESPN2 during the College World Series. In addition, the two game Championship Series saw significant increases from the previous year. ESPN & ESPN2’s College World Series Presentation Posts Audience Growth ESPN’s Two-Game Finals Series Shows Significant Increase ESPN and […]

Let’s Do Some Wednesday Linkage

On this rainy Wednesday in Southern New England, let me do some links. I hope the weather where you are is dry and sunny. I’ll start today off with John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal who says Comcast may have appeared to have overbid for the Olympics, but it may pay off in the […]

Digging Out Some Tuesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Tuesday. Lots of good stuff to get to. Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal looks at MLB Commissioner Bud Selig rejecting the Los Angeles Dodgers’ deal with Fox which now throws Frank McCourt’s ownership of the team into jeopardy. In Sports Business Journal, Broadcasting & Cable Editor-in-Chief Ben […]

College World Series Starts Saturday On ESPN

The networks of ESPN will carry college baseball’s signature event, the College World Series in Omaha, NE. This year, the event takes place at a new venue, TD Ameritrade Park after retiring Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010. Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser and Robin Ventura will be the main announcing team. The Wednesday Night Baseball team of […]

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 […]

Going For Wednesday Linkage

If you’ve been visiting the blog throughout the morning, you may have noticed a couple of theme changes and then the return of the current theme. I’ve been trying to make a few cosmetic changes, but I screwed them up so I had to delete the theme and then reinstall it. If you were visiting […]