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xxxx during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.

NBC/Golf Channel’s 1st Open Championship Could Not Have Gone Any Better

The new home of The Open Championship got an early present with American Phil Mickelson leading after 18 and then 36 holes and then match play between Mickelson and eventual champion Henrik Stenson on Saturday and Sunday. And through it all, Golf Channel and NBC stayed on top of the drama providing pictures and replays […]

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 11:  Detail of a flag during previews ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 11, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

NBC and Golf Channel will be all over The Open Championship

NBC Sports has been looking forward to the day when it got back into the Major golf business and after losing the U.S. Open in 2014 to Fox, it was hoping to find an event to bring its Big Event strategy back to golf. Last year, it was able to do that by obtaining the […]

Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico’s First Assignments for NBC are Open Championship, Olympics and NFL

Yesterday when NBC announced its record 170 commentators for next month’s Rio Olympics, one name that was noticeably absent was Mike Tirico who officially joined the Peacock at the beginning of this month. Well, NBC has released his first three assignments for its Sports Group and one will be a familiar setting, next week’s Open […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16, 12/27-28/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, December 27 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 5:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15, 12/19-12/21/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, December 19 Studio and Pregame Shows TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, TX — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Thursday Night Kickoff live from Arlington, TX and Los Angeles, CA — NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. TNF Postgame live from Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, TX — NFL Network, 11:30 […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14, 12/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, AZ […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13, 12/03-07/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 3 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA and Detroit, MI […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12, 11/26-30/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: None. No more through the end of the season Thursday, November 26 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Kickoff — Fox, 10:30 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday — Fox, 11:30 a.m. The O.T. — Fox, 3:30 p.m. […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11, 11/19-23/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Cleveland, New Orleans, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Thursday, November 19 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 10, 11/15-16/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco Sunday, November 15 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket channel assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — […]

ESPN College Basketball

ESPN’s Announcing Teams for 2015-16 College Basketball Season

With college basketball ready to start in earnest this weekend, ESPN has unveiled its announcing teams for the upcoming season. Once again, Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will be the main team. And after being on the Big Monday early game (Big East or ACC) for several years, Bilas will no longer be on that […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 9, 11/05-09/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle Thursday, November 5 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: A marching band performs prior to the start of the match  during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Handout)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 8, 10/29-11/02/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington Thursday, October 29 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from Foxboro, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 18:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 7, 10/22-26/2015

All Times Eastern Byes: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver & Green Bay Thursday, October 22 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live […]

during the second half of the NFL game at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/18-19/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 18 Byes: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 5, 10/11-12/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 11, 2015 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Byes: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota and New York Jets Pregame and Studio Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay […]

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