The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 2 — 8, 2013

Lots of things happening in sports media this week. The NFL returns in the next seven days. College Football goes into its second week. Baseball heads into its final month of the regular season. Soccer goes into World Cup qualifying. The PGA Tour takes the week off and we bid adieu to Fox Soccer. TELEVISION […]

ESPN/ABC Unveils College Football Announcing Teams for 2013-14 Season

Here’s what many of you have been waiting for, the announcing teams for ESPN/ABC’s college football. As usual, Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit will be the “A”  team on Saturday Night Football on ABC and they’ll go all the way to the BCS National Championship Game (the last one before we begin the college football […]

ESPN Networks To Air 69 Weeknight College Football Games

This from ESPN. As we approach college football season in August, we learn that the ESPN Family of Networks will air an amazing number of 69 weeknight and weekday games. The bulk of those games will be played on Thursday and Friday nights, but there will be a handful of games played on Tuesday and […]

ESPN3 Announces a 60 Game CFL Schedule for 2013 Season; 5 Games to ESPN2

Here’s a Fang’s Bites exclusive, at least until 2 p.m. ET today. ESPN has announced that it will carry 60 Canadian Football League games this season, 5 on ESPN2 and 55 online through ESPN3. Since 2008, ESPN has carried CFL games on the internet either through its online platform (once known as ESPN360, since rebranded […]

ESPN Ready to air The Championships Wimbledon 2013 for a Glorious Fortnight

Wimbledon is one of the greatest events in the sporting calendar. And the organizers of the tournament try to keep things special. There’s the strawberries and cream served. Players have to wear white. There’s no play in the middle Sunday of the Championships. Tennis takes over the BBC for the entire two week period. And […]

Back-to-Work Monday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this rainy Monday in Southern New England. It may not be raining where you are, but where I am, it’s Ark Building Time. Starting with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, we learn that ESPN’s NBA Countdown crew is expanding its reach when the NBA Finals get underway. Richard also breaks news […]

NIT Returns to ESPN on Tuesday; Bill Walton Assigned to Stanford

The National Invitation Tournament is back to allow 32 teams that didn’t make the NCAA Tournament an opportunity to have some postseason play. The ESPN family of networks will air the entire tournament culminating with the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden on April 2 and April 4, respectively. Bob Wischusen will call the […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 03/09 & 03/10/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing Assignments Courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 9 Pregame and Studio Shows College GameDay live from Washington, DC — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show — Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten […]

ESPN’s 2013 Championship Week To Include 136 Men’s Basketball Games

We’re fast approaching the college basketball conference tournaments and some really fun games. Teams that are on the bubble hope to improve their NCAA Tournament selection chances, while those teams firmly assured of a birth hope to improve on their seeding or hope not to get knocked off a certain line. With the networks of […]

ESPN2 Airs BNP Paribas Showdown At MSG

As part of today’s World Tennis Day festivities, ESPN2 will air the BNP Paribas Showdown. It will join the action at Madison Square Garden in New York in progress at 9 p.m. ET. The exhibition matches will include a matchup between the women’s world #1 and #2 ranked players, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams and […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 02/23 & 02/24/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, February 22 Pregame & Studio Shows College GameDay live from Lexington, KY — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. 75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Top 10 Upsets — CBS, 1 p.m. 75 Years of NCAA March Madness: […]

ESPN’s College Football Games For Week 14 Including Announcing Assignments

This week marks for all intents and purposes, the final week of conference play in college football. There are conference championships in the ACC, Big Ten, C-USA, MAC, Pac-12 and SEC. ESPN platforms will carry four of them either through TV or radio. The ESPN family of networks also will air the regular season finales […]

SEC/Big East Challenge Highlights ESPN's College Basketball Games This Weekend

With college football winding down, college basketball is revving up. Starting on Thursday, the ESPN Family of Networks will be all over the SEC/Big East Challenge that lasts through Saturday. In addition, there will be plenty of interconference games involving the ACC, A-10, the Big Ten, Big 12, Ivy League, Pac-12 and other leagues. We […]