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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30:  A view of basketballs prior to the midwest regional final game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines during the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner See Record Overnights for 1st Week of 2015 NCAA Men’s Tournament

Observers may have criticized the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee over seedings and various teams getting into the Big Dance, but the games and matchups that resulted from the First Four to the Round of 32 has generated record ratings for the CBS/Turner broadcast consortium. For the first week on CBS, TBS, TNT and the much-maligned […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/21-22/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 21 Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship 3rd Round Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown. TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later […]

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CBS/Turner Sports Unveil 2015 NCAA Tournament Announce Teams

This year brings a lot of upheaval for the CBS/Turner team for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With Greg Anthony suspended, Steve Kerr in the NBA, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill named to the “A” team with Jim Nantz, analysts and reporters have to be shuffled and that’s exactly what CBS/Turner has done. It also means […]

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 […]

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CBS/Turner Names Bill Raftery and Grant Hill as NCAA Final Four Analysts

After Greg Anthony was indefinitely suspended last month for his arrest in a prostitution sting, CBS and Turner Sports had to find a replacement not just for him, but also Steve Kerr who left after last season to become a coach in the NBA. With the networks needing two men to replace for the NCAA […]

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2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

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The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

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One Shining Moment 2014

It’s been a tradition since 1987. We watch the end of the NCAA Championship to see the montage and it never fails to make us want more college basketball. Unfortunately, it may be the last one if what is being rumored is true, that this is the last “One Shining Moment” montage ever. We’ll try […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

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