Since we did our linkage this morning, there have been several stories worthy of links and they really should not wait until Tuesday. So I’ll do a set of links right now.
We start with Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead who reports on a fake tweet about ESPN’s Erin Andrews leaving the network (her contract is expiring) and the personalities at the Alleged Worldwide Leader who are negotiating new deals.
MediaRantz recaps how this tweet got circulated and had to be quickly debunked by ESPN.
Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing goes over an interesting Twitter feud between comedian Norm Macdonald and ESPN’s Rick Reilly.
Matt says Digger Phelps wasn’t on his “A” game during Sunday night’s Bracketology show on ESPN.
John Ourand and Michael Smith of Sports Business Journal has CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus talking about the new authentication and pay system for the March Madness mobile app.
Daniel B. Wood of the Christian Science Monitor notes that the ESPN Films documentary on Magic Johnson’s HIV-positive announcement 20 years ago shows how far we have come in our attitude on the disease.
Conor Nagle at Wei Under Par writes that NBC went into bizzaro world in attempting to cover Tiger Woods’ leg injury at the WGC Cadillac Championships.
At Puck The Media, Steve Lepore notes that the NHL on NBC hit a season low overnight rating on Sunday.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell goes inside the numbers with March Madness.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that fans hoping to watch this weekend’s ECAC Hockey Championships will have to do so online (scroll down).
Katie Kramer of the Syracuse Post-Standard has ESPN’s Joe Lunardi saying that local fans give him the hardest time when it comes to his brackets.
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Williams has CBS/Turner’s Jim Nantz and Marv Albert both talking about the NCAA Tournament.
Dave Walker at the New Orleans Times-Picayune says social media has helped to popularize March Madness.
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle says the departure of Texans’ offensive lineman Eric Winston will leave a big hole at a local sports radio station.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the networks, announcing assignments and tip times for games of local interest from the NCAA Tournament.
Writing in OnMilwaukee, departing local sports radio host Doug Russell has one wish for the market as he leaves town.
Aaron Morton of the Deseret (UT) News explains to BYU fans where they can find truTV.
Sports Media Watch says the NCAA Tournament Selection Show had its lowest overnight ratings since 1989!!!!
Carol Einarssen at Race Journal Online has Cheers and Jeers for Fox’s NASCAR coverage.
Sox & Dawgs has video of Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine speaking with former ESPN colleagues Karl Ravech and John Kruk during Monday’s exhibition game against Miami.
And that will complete the posts for Monday
And to round out our college hockey press releases, we have the composite CBS College Sports schedule. Overall, 24 games from the ECAC, CCHA, Hockey East and Atlantic Hockey. Here’s the schedule.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK BACK ON THE ICE FOR EIGHTH SEASON OF COLLEGE HOCKEYNetwork Signs Multi-year Partnership to Broadcast Hockey East GamesCBS College Sports Network returns to the ice for the Network’s eighth year of college hockey programming, which includes a schedule of 24 games to be broadcast in High Definition. Hockey East games return to the Network this season, as CBS College Sports Network and Hockey East have signed a multi-year programming partnership. The schedule also features regular season and post-season CCHA Hockey and ECAC Hockey action, as well as Atlantic Hockey contests.The puck drops on Friday, October 8 (7:30 PM, ET) with *No. 8-ranked New Hampshire taking on No. 3-ranked Miami (Ohio). In all, the Network will broadcast five Miami (Ohio) games, as well as feature ten of the top 15 teams in the country. Top match-ups include: North Dakota at Maine (10/22), Yale at Cornell (11/19), a home and home series between Boston College at Boston University (12/3, 12/4) and Michigan at Miami (2/4), among others. The complete schedule is included below.Veteran analyst Dave Starman returns to the Network for his eighth year calling games. Starman teams with play-by-play announcers Eric Frede and Matt Shepard.CBS College Sports Network annually covers 25 men’s and women’s sports, while providing coverage of over 250 live events each season, in addition to a variety of studio shows and original programming. CBS College Sports Network is available across the country through cable and video providers and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.*USA Today Poll as of 9/27/10
And that will round out the college hockey releases.
This from the ECAC and CBS College Sports in regards to the games aired from this conference.
ECAC Hockey to Air on CBS College Sports NetworkALBANY, N.Y. – ECAC Hockey announced today that it has partnered with CBS College Sports Network to broadcast the 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Semifinals and Championship games live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 18 and 19.“We are excited to be partnering with CBS College Sports for the upcoming men’s championship,” said ECAC Hockey Commissioner Steve Hagwell. “It is a tremendous opportunity for the League and our fans across the country to be able to see our student-athletes in action at the League’s annual March event.”The 2011 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship semifinals will be held Friday, March 18. The first semifinal contest is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the second semifinal game set for 7:30 p.m.. The following day, Saturday, March 19, the championship final will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. from the historic venue.Following is breakdown of the championship television schedule:FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (SEMIFINALS)
Semifinal No. 1 – 4:30 p.m.; Semifinal No. 2 – 7:30 p.m.SATURDAY, MARCH 19 (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)
Championship Game – 7:30 p.m.
CBS College Sports Network will also broadcast the regular season match-up between Yale and Cornell Friday, November 19 (7:30 p.m.) from James Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York.
The CCHA schedule is coming up.