College Football Viewing Picks for September 6 & 7, 2013

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy of Your Eye on the Sports Sky and Air Friday, September 6 Studio and Pregame Shows CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live — ESPNU, 5 p.m. This Week in SEC Football — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. BTN Football Report — Big Ten […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage while I can. We’ll begin with Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi who has some classic lines in his story on Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN2. So funny. In the Sherman Report, Ed Sherman is amazed that the napalmed bridges at ESPN have been repaired for Olbermann to come back. I wrote two stories about […]

The 2013 SEC on CBS Schedule

CBS has released its college football schedule for 2013 SEC season. Its 16 game season spanning 13 weeks begins on Saturday, September 14 with Alabama at Texas A&M. In addition to the SEC, CBS will air two service academy games including Air Force at Navy as well as Army vs. Navy. Other announced SEC games […]

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 […]

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 […]

Various Wednesday Links

I’ll do a few links for you this evening. I’ll start with a strange story that surfaced today from a University of Maryland journalism class during which ESPN Vice President and Executive Editor John Walsh made some rather strange statements about Deadspin’s John Koblin over the Lynn Hoppes plagiarism situation. Deadspin has raised issues of […]

SEC Championship is The Most-Watched College Football Game of 2012

Surpassing the ratings for Notre Dame-USC from the previous Saturday, last weekend’s SEC Championship on CBS hit the ratings motherlode. It received a 9.8 rating with a very good 20 share up 34% from last year’s SEC Championship between LSU and Florida. Viewership averaged 16.2 million viewers up 26% from last year’s viewership of 12.016 […]

Some Really Quick Monday Links

As I’m helping to watch my nephew today, I have a very short window to get links in before he wakes up so let’s get this done before I get delayed. The big story is the Jevon Belcher-Kasandra Perkins tragedy over the weekend. Many of the links deal with how CBS’ The NFL Today dealt […]

CBS Airs The SEC Championship

Today is Championship Saturday in college football. Four conference championships will be played today. CBS has one of them with the SEC Championship in Atlanta. The winner between Alabama and Georgia will play Notre Dame in the next-to-last BCS National Championship Game on January 7. Uncle Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will be […]

Cranking Out The Friday Megalinks

Wasn’t able to do any posts yesterday as I was away for most of the day. Tough to get anything done when you’re out of range for any internet or even 3G. First World Problems. Anyway, time for some Friday megalinks. Been doing well with the links, except for Thursday, but let’s continue doing them […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 14, 12/01/2012, All Times Eastern

Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Pregame & Studio Shows College GameDay live from the SEC Championship, Atlanta, GA — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. This Week in SEC Football — CBS Sports Network, 1 p.m. College Football Countdown — ABC, 3 p.m. College Football Championship Saturday — CBS, 3 p.m. College Football Scoreboard — […]

Going For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s bring you some linkage. Two days in a row! This is something! Shameless plug department: I wrote Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and make sure you give it a gander. Many thanks. Sam Gustin of Time writes that News Corp.’s purchase of a minority stake in YES could help […]

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 […]

Another Ratings Increase For The SEC on CBS

While Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and LSU didn’t have the appeal of Alabama-LSU or Texas A&M-Alabama for CBS the two previous weeks, it still did better from the equivalent game from the year before. CBS says a barnburner that saw LSU come from behind and defeat Mississippi, 41-35 garnered an overnight rating of 2.4 […]

Alabama-Texas A&M Scores Big for CBS

Just received this from CBS. Yesterday’s Alabama loss to Texas A&M brought in the viewers for the SEC on CBS. The game received a 6.6 overnight rating with a 14 share, up a whopping 136% from last year’s game. The rating only trails Alabama-LSU for the highest-rated college football game of the season. Last night’s […]

ESPN Unveils Its College Basketball Announcing Teams For 2012-13 Season

Let’s take a look at the announcers ESPN will utilize for college basketball this season. Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale remain the top team as they’ll major ACC and Saturday primetime games together. Dave O’Brien gets an upgrade as he’ll call ACC games with Vitale, Jay Bilas or Doris Burke. Brent Musburger returns to call […]

CBS Selects Texas A&M-Alabama For This Saturday's SEC Late Game

CBS has a SEC doubleheader this Saturday, November 10. It will air the previously selected Arkansas at South Carolina game at noon ET. Tim Brando will call the game with analyst Steve Beuerlein. Turner Sports’ Marty Snider will be the sideline reporter. Then for 3:30 p.m., CBS used one of six day option selections for […]