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Cold Pizza host Skip Bayless on the ESPN set in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2007. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

BREAKING NEWS: Skip Bayless to depart ESPN in August

He’s been known as what’s wrong with ESPN, part of the “Embrace Debate” movement brought in by former Bristol wunderkind Jamie Horowitz. But now, he’s part of an exodus of talent in the wake of cost cutting at the Alleged Worldwide Leader. Skip Bayless, one-half of ESPN2’s First Take, will be leaving in June according […]

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BREAKING NEWS: ESPN’s Mike Tirico heads for NBC

From Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand, one of ESPN’s mainstays, Mike Tirico will be leaving ESPN and Monday Night Football and departing for NBC. In the short-term, Tirico will be the new voice of NBC’s half of Thursday Night Football. In the long-term, Tirico can fill so many roles. With Al Michaels and Bob Costas […]

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ESPN Provides America with Its 2016 Monday Night Football Schedule

ESPN is back with its 10th anniversary of airing Monday Night Football. Since it began carrying MNF on cable, ESPN has aired a Week 1 doubleheader which takes us into a 17-game schedule. The Week 1 doubleheader has Pittsburgh at Washington as the early game and then the Los Angeles Rams taking on the San […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2016 NFL Schedule Has Been Released

It’s out. The entire 256-game schedule is here. This is another season of transition for the National Football League. We have two television networks producing Thursday Night Football, CBS and NBC. Twitter will stream the ten TNF games that are on network television. Instead of streaming the three games in the UK, the London contests […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

ESPN and NFL Network to air NFL schedule release specials tonight

Yesterday, NFL public relations maven Brian McCarthy played coy about the awaited 2016 NFL schedule by making an announcement about an upcoming announcement: So the announcement about the announcement laid the groundwork for the National Football League to finally clear programming on its own NFL Network and ESPN to clear time on its own family […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 01:  The Villanova Wildcats huddle during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/02-03/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 2 Men’s College All-Star Game, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX East vs. West — CBS, 1 p.m. (delayed from 4/1) NCAA Tournament Division I Men’s Championship National Semifinals, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Studio and Pregame Shows With a Kiss — CBS, noon NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks reacts in the second half while taking on the Duke Blue Devils in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/26-27/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 25 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2016 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. Road to the Final Four — CBS, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10:  California Golden Bears cheerleaders perform during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Oregon State Beavers at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. California won 76-68.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/12-13/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, March 12 Studio and Pregame Shows Road to the Final Four — CBS, noon College GameDay live from the ACC Tournament, Washington, D.C. — ESPN, noon Inside College Basketball — CBS, 12:30 […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 08:  Celina Rodrigo #2 of the Texas Longhorns drives past Mariah Williams #14 of the UCLA Bruins during the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase at Reliant Stadium on December 8, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/05-06/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, March 5 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Durham, NC — ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, 11:30 a.m. ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your local […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 11:  USC Trojans cheerleaders perform during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. USC won 67-64.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/27 & 02/28/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, February 27 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Charlottesville, VA — ESPN, 11 a.m. ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your local listings, noon Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, […]

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders perform against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/20-21/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (men’s/women’s) Saturday, February 20 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from College Station, TX — ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, 11:30 a.m. Inside College Basketball — CBS, 12:30 […]

NORMAN, OK - FEBRUARY  8: Kendal Yancy #5 of the Texas Longhorns and Javan Felix #3 of the Texas Longhorns try to stop Buddy Hield #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners as he looks for a shot  during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game at the Lloyd Noble Center on February 8, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma won 63-60. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/13-14/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (men’s/women’s) Saturday, February 13 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Norman, OK — ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College Hoops Tip-Off — Fox, 11:30 a.m. ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your local […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/30-31/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcer assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (men’s/women’s) Saturday, January 29 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Lawrence, KS — ESPN, 11 a.m. B1G Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your […]

of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

NFL Viewing Picks for Conference Championship Sunday, 01/24/2016

All Times Eastern Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 10 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition — ESPN, noon NFL Championship Chase — CBS, 1 p.m. Postseason NFL […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/23-24/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, January 23 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI — ESPN, 11 a.m. ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your local listings/ESPNU, noon Pac-12 Basketball Pregame […]

NFL Divisional Playoffs

NFL Viewing Picks for Divisional Weekend, 01/16-17/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 16 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon NFL Today — CBS, 3:30 p.m. Football Night in America — NBC, 7:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Highlights […]

SYRACUSE, NY - JANUARY 09:  Trevor Cooney #10 of the Syracuse Orange shoots a three point shot during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels on January 9, 2016 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  North Carolina defeats Syracuse 84-73.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Trevor Cooney

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/16-17/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, January 16 Studio and Pregame Shows College Basketball Live: Coaching Legends — ESPNU, 11 a.m. B1G Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, noon SEC Now — SEC Network, 3 p.m. FS1 College […]

during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 96-70.

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 01/09-10/2016

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports (Men’s/Women’s) Saturday, January 9 Studio and Pregame Shows ESPN Buzzer Beater — Check your local listings, noon B1G Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 2 p.m. Pac-12 Basketball Pregame Show — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Washington, 2:30 p.m. […]

NFL Wild Card

NFL Viewing Picks for Wild Card Weekend, 01/09-10/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, January 9 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. NFL Championship Chase: Wildcard Weekend — ESPN2, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown — ESPN, noon NFLGameDay Morning — NFL Network, noon Postseason NFL Coundown — ABC/ESPN, 3 p.m. The NFL Today […]

NFL Playoffs

2016 NFL Playoff Times for Wild Card and Divisional Weekends Announced

The NFL waited until the last possible moment to release the times for the Wild Card and Divisional Playoff Weekends. For the Wild Card Weekend, the NFL threw convention out the window by having an AFC doubleheader on Saturday, January 9 with Kansas City at Houston and Pittsburgh at Cincnnati while Sunday, January 10 will […]

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