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ESPN Gains Rights to 2016 World Cup of Hockey

In a surprise when it was first reported early last month, ESPN has won the rights from the NHL to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. It will air a minimum of 16 games, 17 if the final goes 16. The event occurs starting in September and will last until October 1. Traditional […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/04/2015

As we hit mid-week, let’s do another edition of the notebook. NEWS CBS announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Colorado, Washington and UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel as a studio analyst. He’ll join the cast of College Football Today before SEC games and Inside College Football on CBS Sports Network. Neuheisel had been […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/03/2015

Back to do a sports media notebook for you. Let’s get to it. NEWS NASCAR beat reporter Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer notes that Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Atlanta did well for Fox and was up from last year’s second race which was held in Phoenix. That along with increased viewership for the […]

Reporter's Notebook

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 2/28-03/01/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 28 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Wichita, KS — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Fox College […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/21-22/2015

Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s 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, February 21 Men’s 11 a.m. South Florida at East Carolina — ESPNU (Jason Benetti/Tim Welsh) noon Georgia Tech at North Carolina […]

WatchESPN

After A Long Wait, DirecTV Subscribers Can Now Access WatchESPN

Presidents Week is turning out to be Christmas in February for DirecTV subscribers. Just two days after Fox Sports Go was opened to DirecTV, Disney has opened a whole bunch of apps including Watch ABC and the one sports fans had been long awaiting, WatchESPN. Subscribers can now sign into the app on their computers, […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/18/2015

Time for another edition of the notebook. Let’s do this. NEWS NBC Sports has announced it will pick up radio coverage of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Over the past few years, radio coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes has been piecemeal with various syndicators producing the races. Now, NBC which has […]

Reporter's Notebook

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/17/2015

It’s been way too long since you’ve had a sports media notebook. My apologies for not providing you what I promised before the New Year. I’ll try to do better. I’ll do a full notebook for you here. Let’s start it with some news. NEWS Tom Jones at the Tampa Bay Times was first to […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/14-15/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s 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, February 14 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Dallas, TX — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. […]

NCAA Basketball

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 02/07-08/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s 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, February 7 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Gainesville, FL — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. […]

Rece Davis

Rece Davis Takes Over College GameDay for Chris Fowler

Broken Thursday evening by the always connected James Andrew Miller, the co-author of the ESPN tome, Rece Davis will now be the host of the football version of College GameDay. It’s not really a surprise as Davis’ contract was expiring this year and ESPN already found a way to keep Chris Fowler happy by giving […]

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BREAKING NEWS: ESPN Reportedly Gets Rights to 2016 World Cup of Hockey

This coming from Rick Westhead of Canada’s TSN: The World Cup of Hockey will be played in 2016 before the regular season. It marks the first time ESPN will be televising professional hockey on a regular basis since the 2004 season. It was supposed to air games in the 2004-05 season, but the entire year […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/03/2015

Time for a sports media notebook. Plenty of stuff out there and I need to clear my browser tabs of all the links I have for you. First some news. NEWS As you’re aware by now, Super Bowl XLIX was declared the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. […]

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Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/01/2015

With today being Super Bowl Sunday and a new month to boot, let’s provide you with a new edition of the notebook. I have a lot of linkage to provide you plus a few pieces for News You Can Use. During the Super Bowl, I’ll do my annual grades of the ads during each quarter, […]

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