SEC Network Will Air First Three Rounds of SEC Tournament

Just announced today by ESPN and the SEC Network, the new college sports network that will launch in August will pick up the first three rounds of next year’s SEC Tournament. It means that all games will be available nationally for the first time. Before ESPN purchased the exclusive rights, Raycom and Lincoln Financial had […]

Brent Musburger to Become Lead Football Play-by-Play Man of SEC Network

Announced today by ESPN, Brent Musburger who has been the full-time lead college football announcer since 2006, will move to the SEC Network to be the lead play-by-play man there. He’ll be teamed with Jesse Palmer on football games. It’s not a precipitous fall, but certainly not the move Musburger had to be expecting especially […]

Dish to Carry SEC Network Across the Nation

As announced as part of a comprehensive agreement with Walt Disney Company, Dish has agreed to carry SEC Network it launches in August. As a result, Dish becomes the first nationwide carrier of the network. SEC Network will be made available on Dish’s America’s Top 120+ and some of the more accessible packages to the […]

Dish and Walt Disney Enter Long-Term Carriage Agreement

Just announced this evening, Dish Network has signed a long-term agreement with Disney to keep its networks on the satellite provider systems without any interruption. This keeps ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic on Dish. It gives Longhorn Network a broader distribution. It adds SEC Network when it launches in August. It […]

You Knew This Was Coming … Tim Tebow Joins ESPN’s SEC Network

When ESPN and the SEC announced the formation of “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s version of College GameDay, you knew that the announcement of Tim Tebow joining the show and ESPN wasn’t far behind. Well, lo and behold, it happened on Monday when ESPN told the world it had hired him for SEC Nation as […]

Churning Out Some Thursday Links

It’s Thursday already? Man, this week is flying by fast. Let’s do some linkage. We begin with Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated who says Keith Olbermann was contrite when his return to ESPN2 was announced. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead breaks news that Olbermann may make some more buzz for ESPN by hosting a […]

Some Quick Thursday Linkage

Trying to provide two consecutive days of linkage, something I haven’t done in quite some time. Here we go. Pete Iacobelli of the Associated Press writes that Fox is still investigating the incident that caused a rope supporting its overhead camera to snap at the Coca-Cola 600. Tim Baysinger of Multichannel News writes that Fox […]

Paul Finebaum Joins ESPN and the SEC Network

One of the bigger names in sports radio is joining ESPN. Paul Finebaum whose radio show was syndicated throughout the South and heard on SiriusXM, will taking his Birmingham, AL-based program to Charlotte, NC where it will be part of the new SEC Network. Finebaum’s show will be heard beginning this August and seen on […]

The First SEC Network Trailer

With the SEC Network now official and ready to premiere in August 2014, ESPN and the SEC has put together this preview trailer of what to expect when the network launches. It’s quite good. [youtube=] It all comes to fruition in August 2014 on a participating cable and satellite provider.

ESPN and the SEC Unveil the SEC Network

This from ESPN and the Southeastern Conference. The two entities have partnered to form the cable-based SEC Network which will begin operation in August 2014. The new SEC Network will air more than 1,000 conference events including 45 football games, 100 men’s and 60 women’s college basketball games, 75 baseball, as well as softball and […]

ESPN and SEC Postpone Press Conference

A press conference to unveil the new SEC Network to the South and the nation has been postponed for now. ESPN and the Southeastern Conference have jointly decided to postpone the event in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings today. The statement is as follows. Joint statement from Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive and […]

Some Quick Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Haven’t done a sports media thoughts post in a while. Figured you’re owed one. Let’s do this in bullet form, of course. ESPN’s 30 for 30 series has been good since it started, but Sunday’s “Survive and Advance” documentary on the 1983 North Carolina State NCAA Championship team elevated it to something very special. Directed […]

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 […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 03/02 & 03/03/2013, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments Courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 2 Pregame & Studio Shows College Gameday live from Los Angeles, CA — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m. Inside College Basketball — CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show 2013 — Big Ten Network, […]