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College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/11 & 01/12/14

All Times Eastern Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Men’s Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s Schedule courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, January 11 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay — ESPN2, 10 a.m./ESPNU, 11 a.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 12/14 & 12/15/2013

All Times Eastern Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s Schedule and Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, December 14 Men’s All-College Classic, Oklahoma City, OK Louisiana Tech vs. Oklahoma State — ESPNU, 2 p.m. (Dave Armstrong/Bryndon Manzer) Crossroads […]

Dick Vitale’s First-Ever Telecast on ESPN

It was December 5, 1979. A little all-sports cable network with the strange four letters had begun operation. It was airing just a handful of sports like Australian Rules Football, professional softball and it was just beginning to air live college basketball games. Cable operators across the country were beginning to carry the channel and […]

ESPN Set for Its Annual College Basketball Marathon

With college basketball about to start the 2013-14 season, ESPN is rubbing its hands together preparing for one of its best events of the year, the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon which will begin on Monday, November 11, Veterans Day and lasting a total of 29 hours. There will be 18 games, 16 men’s and two […]

ESPN Unveils College Basketball Announcers for 2013-14

ESPN has provided us with the men and women who will be involved in calling and reporting college basketball in 2013-14. The networks of ESPN will begin airing college basketball games for the new season this weekend. One major change for ESPN, the loss of the Big East to Fox Sports 1 and CBS and […]

Quick Mid-Week Links

I’ll do some linkage here. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Dick Vitale finally gets to call the NCAA Final Four, but for an international audience. John Ourand at Sports Business Daily reports that Fox is in talks with Regis Philbin to host a show on Fox Sports 1. Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report wonders […]

Various Wednesday Links

I’ll do a few links for you this evening. I’ll start with a strange story that surfaced today from a University of Maryland journalism class during which ESPN Vice President and Executive Editor John Walsh made some rather strange statements about Deadspin’s John Koblin over the Lynn Hoppes plagiarism situation. Deadspin has raised issues of […]

Some Really Quick Monday Links

As I’m helping to watch my nephew today, I have a very short window to get links in before he wakes up so let’s get this done before I get delayed. The big story is the Jevon Belcher-Kasandra Perkins tragedy over the weekend. Many of the links deal with how CBS’ The NFL Today dealt […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Breaking Out Some Monday Linkage

The last few days, I’ve been sick which limited the number of posts between Friday and Saturday. I’m still not feeling well, but I’ll be providing linkage and posts as long I’m physically able. To the links. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark about returning to sports television after leaving in […]

ESPN Unveils Its College Basketball Announcing Teams For 2012-13 Season

Let’s take a look at the announcers ESPN will utilize for college basketball this season. Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale remain the top team as they’ll major ACC and Saturday primetime games together. Dave O’Brien gets an upgrade as he’ll call ACC games with Vitale, Jay Bilas or Doris Burke. Brent Musburger returns to call […]

Breaking Out Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do the Thursday linkage. We’re doing well so far this week, knock on wood. Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal reports NBC’s overnight rating for Wednesday’s Olympic Primetime was up from Beijing. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal says YouTube is looking to further strengthen its live sports portfolio after streaming Olympic content in […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks Now

Let’s do some megalinks on this Friday. My apologies for the lack of posts yesterday. The site was swamped with people linking to my post on How to Avoid Paying the $3.99 Fee For March Madness Live and it was down for most of the day. We seem to be ok today, although the site […]

Giving You Some Mid-Week Links

Time for some linkage on this Wednesday. In case you missed it from early this morning, I wrote a post on how you can avoid paying the $3.99 fee to watch the March Madness Live app on your mobile, iPad or online. And Maine Sports Media has a legal promo code which you can use […]

Ringing In Some Monday Linkage

Let’s do our Monday linkage today. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that CBS/Turner’s Clark Kellogg will have a big “get” during halftime of Tuesday’s NCAA Tournament First Four game. Mike Reynolds at Multichannel News says MSG Network has a new show dedicated to the best and worst baseball trades and deals. Mike says YES […]

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