Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links for today. Lots of stories and lots of stuff going on. From the NFL announcing the online streaming of Super Bowl XLVI to some mind blowing revelations about reporters, this has been an amazing day. It will call for some sports media thoughts later tonight. First the links. I’ll begin with […]

Some Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts & One Musical Comment

As we get into the home stretch and the Christmas holiday is now just a week away, let me offer a few thoughts on sports media this morning. As usual, they’ll go in bullet form. So we have a couple of cable carriage disputes looming large as we end 2011. Looks like MSG Network and […]

ESPN Extends Agreement With NCAA For Championships Through 2023-24

The networks continue to lock in long-terms agreements and today, we receive this press release from ESPN regarding the NCAA Championships. With this agreement, the ESPN networks will air championships in sports including Football, Women’s Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball. The championships will be aired on all ESPN […]

Turner Launches New NCAA Sports Mobile App

Just announced by Turner Sports, a new NCAA Sports mobile app that will be made available for the iPhone and Android platforms. This will give mobile phone users the opportunity to see over 60 NCAA Championships. The live game streaming will begin with finals coverage of Divisions I-III field hockey and Division II and III […]

ESPN3 & ESPN GamePlan To Air NCAA Division I Football Playoff Games

This Saturday, it’s the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The non-BCS schools comprise the Football Championship Subdivision and there will be eight second round games played on Saturday. ESPN has the rights to all of the games. They will be streamed online on the platform. In addition, they’ll be made […]

Some Quickie Tuesday Links

I’ve been away from the computer again today so it led to minimal blogging. Let’s provide some links now. We begin with some breaking news from the New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman who reports that TNT will air the NBA season opening game on Christmas Day between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. […]

Doing Some Sunday Links

I haven’t been able to provide a Sunday link dump for you in a while so it’s time to provide some while I can. I do have to do a Sunday thoughts column and again, haven’t done one in a while so I hope to get that done for you later today. Too many thoughts […]

Dragging Out The Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff coming out today. Rebranding news galore as we found out that Versus will undergo a name change on January 2, 2012. Then there’s Sporting News Radio changing its name to Yahoo! Sports Radio as of today. And Westwood One Radio has merged with Dial-Global today. Crazy day. Let’s do some linkage and […]

Some Tuesday Night Links

Today was just too busy as I was in between two offices and had to run errands for most of the day. I apologize for not bringing these links earlier, but I do have time now so let’s get to them. Steve Wieberg of USA Today writes that the NCAA is now looking into the […]

A Few Tuesday Links

Got bogged down with a bunch of paperwork so I can’t do a full set of links. I’ll do my best to give you what I can plus catch up with any press release posts. To be honest, I really haven’t seen any releases come in today, but I’ll do some posting for you tonight […]

ESPN & ESPN2 See Increased Audience For College World Series

Received this blurb from Bristol, CT in regards to the increased viewership for both ESPN and ESPN2 during the College World Series. In addition, the two game Championship Series saw significant increases from the previous year. ESPN & ESPN2’s College World Series Presentation Posts Audience Growth ESPN’s Two-Game Finals Series Shows Significant Increase ESPN and […]

College World Series Starts Saturday On ESPN

The networks of ESPN will carry college baseball’s signature event, the College World Series in Omaha, NE. This year, the event takes place at a new venue, TD Ameritrade Park after retiring Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010. Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser and Robin Ventura will be the main announcing team. The Wednesday Night Baseball team of […]

Mixing Up Some Sunday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this lazy Sunday. Kari Lipschutz of Adweek writes that it’s a photo finish in the race to the US rights to the 2014/16 Olympics. Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press looks into the Olympic bidding. David Lieberman and Patrick Hipes at Deadline wonder what losing the Olympics could mean to […]

Sports Illustrated’s Investigation Into Ohio State Football and Coach Jim Tressel

The story about wrongdoing in the Ohio State football and the subsequent coverup by coach Jim Tressel has been published on Sports Illustrated’s website. It’s a pretty amazing story and one that forced the coach to resign early on Monday. The ramifications will be quite damaging for the program as the NCAA is investigating Tressel. […]

Big Ten Network To Air NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships

This is a Lacrosse Championship Weekend for the NCAA. The men have the Division I Championships being played in Baltimore on this Memorial Day weekend. The women are also having their championships as well being played Saturday and Sunday in Stony Brook, NY. On Saturday, Big Ten Network will have exclusive national coverage of the […]

The Thursday Linkage All Tied Up In A Nice Red Bow

Let’s do the Thursday linkage and there are a few stories to get to. First, this broke late last night, Joe Flint at the Los Angeles Times confirmed that the number two man at NBC Sports, Ken Schanzer is following his boss Dick Ebersol and leaving the company. John Ourand from Sports Business Journal also […]

The ESPN Family All Over NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Starting Saturday, the networks of ESPN will air the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Beginning with the first round this weekend and then lasting through Memorial Day with the National Final. We have the release from ESPN. Complete Coverage of NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on ESPN Networks For the fifth straight year, […]

Bringing You Some Mid-Week Links

On this Wednesday, it’s time to provide some linkage. Some stuff to get to. Let’s not delay any further. Steve Wieberg of USA Today writes that the NCAA spent a lot of money to protect the March Madness™ trademark. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at Gus Johnson leaving CBS for Fox Sports. Eben Novy-Williams […]