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, 2:30 p.m.
Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m.
Inside College Basketball — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Ultimate Bracket — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Big Ten Game Break — Big Ten Network, 7:15 p.m.
College GameDay live from Los Angeles, CA — ESPN, 8 p.m.
Big Ten Finale ’12-’13 — Big Ten Network, 10 p.m.
College Basketball Live — ESPN2, 1:30 a.m. (Sunday)
Robert Morris at Central Connecticut State — Fox College Sports Pacific (Dave Popkin/Joe DeSantis/Paul Dottino)
Maryland at Wake Forest — ACC Network (Tim Brant/Cory Alexander)
Louisville at Syracuse — CBS (Ian Eagle/Clark Kellogg)
Army at Lehigh — CBS Sports Network (Bob Socci/Chris Spatola)
Old Dominion at Northeastern — Comcast SportsNet (California/Mid-Atlantic/New England/Northwest)/The Comcast Network (Gary Tanguay/Walter McCarty)
Alabama at Florida — ESPN (Mark Jones/Jimmy Dykes)
Butler at Virginia Commonwealth — ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn/Stephen Bardo/Andy Katz)
Women’s: Texas at Oklahoma State — Fox Sports Net (Detroit Plus/Southwest) (Mike Wolfe/Casey Kendrick)
Jacksonville State at Belmont — ESPNU (Adam Amin/Brooke Weisbrod)
Memphis at Central Florida — Fox Sports Net-national/Fox College Sports Atlantic (Ron Thulin/Perry Clark/Jenn Hildreth)
Women’s: South Florida at UConn — SNY (Andrew Catalon/Meg Culmo/Kerith Burke)
Iowa State at Oklahoma — Big 12 Network (Dave Armstrong/Bryndon Manzer)
Tennessee at Georgia — SEC Network (Dave Baker/Joe Dean)
UConn at Cincinnati — Big East Network (Anish Shroff/Bob Wenzel)
West Virginia at Kansas — CBS (Kevin Harlan/Jim Spanarkel)
UMass at Xavier — CBS Sports Network (Brad Johansen/Steve Lappas)
Marshall at Houston — CSS/Comcast SportsNet Houston/The Comcast Network (David Saltzman/Tom Penders)
Notre Dame at Marquette — ESPN (Mike Patrick/Len Elmore)
Wichita State at Creighton — ESPN2 (Rich Hollenberg/Mark Adams)
George Mason at Delaware — NBC Sports Network (Mike Corey/Ron Thompson)
Penn State at Minnesota — Big Ten Network (Eric Collins/Sean Harrington)
Valparaiso at Green Bay — ESPNU (Jim Barbar/Bob Valvano)
Arizona State at USC — Fox Sports Net-national (Steve Physioc/Marques Johnson)
Richmond at Dayton — A-10 Network (Bob McElligott/Tony White)
TCU at Texas Tech — Big 12 Network (Mitch Holthus/Dan Hughes)
Kentucky at Arkansas — CBS (Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner)
Simon Fraser at Western Washington — CBS Sports Network (John Sadak/Julianne Viani)
Saint Louis at George Washington — CSS/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus/Fox Sports Midwest Plus (Byron Kerr/Glenn Consor/Kellie Cowan)
Texas at Oklahoma State — ESPN (Jon Sciambi/Fran Fraschilla)
UNLV at Nevada — NBC Sports Network (Steve Schlanger/Blaine Fowler)
LSU at Missouri — SEC Network (Clay Matvick/Jon Sundvold)
Women’s: Notre Dame at Providence — Big East Network (Bob Picozzi/LaChina Robinson)
Colorado at Cal — ESPNU (Dave Flemming/Sean Farnham)
Indiana State at Evansville — Comcast SportsNet Chicago/Fox Sports Midwest (Tom Ackerman/Rich Zvosec)
Mississippi at Mississippi State — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona/Detroit/Florida/Prime Ticket/San Diego/South/Southwest Plus) (Dave Neal/Larry Conley)
Portland at Gonzaga — WCC TV (Andy Mauser/Brad Holland)
Women’s: Iowa State at TCU — Fox Sports Net-national (Chuck LaMendola/Janice Dziuk)
Nebraska at Illinois — Big Ten Network (Wayne Larrivee/Tom Doyle)
North Dakota State at Nebraska-Omaha — Fox College Sports Central (Tom Niemann/Brad Newitt)
James Madison at William & Mary — Comcast SportsNet (Mid-Atlantic/Northwest) (Al Koken/John Feinstein)
Miami (FL) at Duke — ESPN (Dave O’Brien/Dick Vitale/Doris Burke)
New Mexico State at Denver — ESPN Plus (Trey Bender/Stephen Howard)
Harvard at Penn — NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss/Calen Duff)
Kansas State at Baylor — ESPN2 (Mark Neely/Bob Knight)
South Carolina at Texas A&M — ESPNU (Tom Hart/Matt Doherty)
Women’s: Baylor at West Virginia — Fox Sports Net-national (Bob Licht/Brenda VanLengen)
Iowa at Indiana — Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler/Jim Jackson/Stephanie Wells)
St. John’s at Providence — Big East Network (Eric Frede/Ron Perry)
Clemson at Virginia Tech — Fox Sports Net-regional (Florida/South/SportSouth/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/NESN) (Mike Hogewood/Eddie Fogler)
Women’s: Kansas at Oklahoma — Fox Sports Oklahoma/Fox College Sports Pacific (Bob Carpenter/Billy Tubbs/Jessica Coody)
Arizona at UCLA — ESPN/ESPN 3D (Dan Shulman/Jay Bilas/Samantha Ponder)
Vanderbilt at Auburn — ESPN2 (Dave Lamont/Kara Lawson)
Rutgers at Georgetown — ESPNU (Lou Canellis/Tim Welsh)
BYU at Loyola Marymount — ESPNU (Roxy Bernstein/Danny Schayes)
Sunday, March 3
Villanova at Pittsburgh — Big East Network (Kevin Connors/John Celestand)
Women’s: Michigan at Ohio State — Big Ten Network (Mike Wolf/Patricia Babcock McGraw)
Women’s: Southern Mississippi at Tulane — CBS Sports Network (Don Criqui/Amy Lawrence)
Purdue at Wisconsin — ESPN (Bob Wischusen/Dan Dakich)
Women’s: Florida at South Carolina — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona Plus/Detroit/North Plus/SportSouth/Sun Sports) (Dave Baker/Elizabeth Moreau)
Women’s: Florida State at Virginia — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona/Carolinas/Detroit Plus/Florida/South/Prime Ticket/Tennessee/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/NESNplus) (Mike Hogewood/Debbie Antonelli)
Women’s: Vanderbilt at Georgia — ESPNU (Melissa Lee/Steffi Sorenson)
DePaul at South Florida — Big East Network (Rich Hollenberg/Paul Biancardi)
Florida State at North Carolina — CBS (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
Women’s: Wisconsin at Michigan State — Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington/Shelly Till)
Women’s: URI at Virginia Commonwealth — CBS Sports Network (John Sadak/Julianne Viani)
Women’s: St. Joseph’s at Dayton — ESPN2 (Pam Ward/Swin Cash)
Women’s: LSU at Texas A&M — SEC Network (Cara Capuano/Nell Fortner)
Women’s: Miami (OH) at Akron — STO (Mike Cairns/Jackie Windon)
Washington State at Washington — Fox Sports Net-national (Justin Kutcher/Marques Johnson)
Women’s: Drexel at Delaware — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Mike Corey/Pam Roecker)
Women’s: Tennessee at Kentucky — ESPNU (Sam Gore/Maria Taylor)
Virginia at Boston College — ACC Network (Tom Werme/Dave Odom)
Michigan State at Michigan — CBS (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)
Women’s: Illinois at Purdue — Big Ten Network (Eric Collins/Stephanie White)
Women’s: North Carolina at Duke — ESPN2 (Brenda VanLengen/Carolyn Peck)
Utah at Stanford — Pac-12 Network (Paul Sunderland/Ernie Kent)
North Carolina State at Georgia Tech — ESPNU (Carter Blackburn/Jay Williams/Allison Williams)
Women’s: Penn State at Nebraska — Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler/LaChina Robinson)
Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports
Saturday, February 22
Pregame & Studio Shows
College GameDay live from Lexington, KY — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Top 10 Upsets — CBS, 1 p.m.
75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Top 10 Champs That Never Were — CBS, 1:30 p.m.
Inside College Basketball — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.
College GameDay live from Lexington, KY — ESPN, 8 p.m.
College Basketball Live — ESPN2, midnight
Iona at Indiana State — ESPNU, 11 a.m. (Doug Sherman/Sean Harrington)
Pacific at Western Michigan — ESPN3, 1 p.m. (Dan Gutowsky/Nate Ross)
Canisius at Vermont — ESPN3, 1 p.m. (Ed Cohen/Rob Kennedy)
Eastern Kentucky at Valparaiso — ESPNU, 1 p.m. (Jim Barbar/Brooke Weisbrod)
Montana at Davidson — ESPNU, 3 p.m. (Ray Philpott/Paul Biancardi)
Northwestern State at Niagara — ESPN3, 3 p.m. (Mike Gleason/Daymeon Fishback)
Detroit at Wichita State — ESPN2, 4 p.m. (Dave Lamont/Darrin Horn)
Creighton at St. Mary’s — ESPN, 6 p.m. (Mark Jones/Jimmy Dykes)
South Dakota State at Murray State — ESPN2, 8 p.m. (Roxy Bernstein/Mark Adams)
Denver at Northern Iowa — ESPN3, 8 p.m. (Mike Couzens/Rich Zvosec)
Ohio at Belmont — ESPN2, 10 p.m. (Mike Crispino/Malcolm Huckaby)
Seton Hall at Louisville — Big East Network (Anish Shroff/Bob Wenzel)
Clemson at Maryland — ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn/Jay Williams)
Women’s: Johnson C. Smith at Shaw — CBS Sports Network
Women’s: Akron at Kent State — STO (Mike Cairns/Jackie Windon)
Southern Mississippi at Memphis — Fox Sports Net-national (Ron Thulin/Perry Clark/Jenn Hildreth)
Miami (FL) at Wake Forest — Fox Sports Net-regional (Carolinas/Detroit Plus/Florida/South/Tennessee/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus/NESN) (Rich Waltz/Eddie Fogler)
Women’s: Wisconsin at Northwestern — Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington/Shelley Till/Kara Lentz)
Women’s: Texas at Baylor — Fox Sports Southwest/Fox College Sports (Kris Radcliffe/Jim Haller)
Texas Tech at Iowa State — Big 12 Network (Dave Armstrong/Stephen Howard)
Alabama at LSU — SEC Network (Joe Davis/Barry Booker)
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State — SEC Network (Dave Baker/Jon Sundvold)
South Carolina at Georgia — CBS (Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb)
Virginia Commonwealth at Xavier — CBS Sports Network (Brad Johansen/Steve Wolf)
Oklahoma State at West Virginia — ESPN2 (Jon Sciambi/Fran Fraschilla)
Women’s: Syracuse at South Florida — Big East Network (Bob Picozzi/LaChina Robinson)
Washington State at Arizona — Fox Sports Net-national (Steve Physioc/Marques Johnson)
Women’s: Indiana at Illinois — Big Ten Network (Eric Collins/Stephanie White)
Women’s: Iowa State at Kansas State — Fox Sports Midwest/Fox College Sports Pacific (Brian Smoller/Missy Heidrick)
Women’s: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma — Fox Sports-regional (Detroit Plus/North Plus/Oklahoma Plus/Southwest) (Mike Wolfe/Casey Kendrick)
TCU at Kansas — Big 12 Network (Mitch Holthus/Reid Gettys)
Georgetown at Syracuse — CBS (Tim Brando/Bill Raftery)
George Washington at St. Joseph’s — Comcast SportsNet (Bay Area/Chicago/Mid-Atlantic Plus)/CSS/The Comcast Network (Scott Graham/Joe Lunardi)
William & Mary at George Mason — Comcast SportsNet (Houston/Mid-Atlantic/Northwest/Philadelphia) (Al Koken/Ron Thompson)
North Carolina State at North Carolina — ESPN (Dave O’Brien/Doris Burke)
New Mexico at Colorado State — NBC Sports Network (Steve Schlanger/Stan Van Gundy)
Tennessee at Texas A&M — SEC Network (Clay Matvick/Joe Dean)
Women’s: Seton Hall at UConn — SNY
Baylor at Oklahoma — ESPNU (Brad Sham/Bob Valvano)
Auburn at Mississippi — Fox Sports Net-regional (Detroit/Midwest/North/Prime Ticket/San Diego/South/Southwest/Sun Sports) (Dave Neal/Larry Conley)
Binghamton at New Hampshire — WBIN/Fox College Sports Central (Mike Murphy/Bob Lipman)
Santa Clara at Portland — WCC TV (Ari Wolfe/Brad Holland)
Marquette at Villanova — ESPN2 (Mike Patrick/Len Elmore)
Nevada at San Diego State — NBC Sports Network (Todd Harris/Blaine Fowler)
Cal at Oregon State — Pac-12 Network (JB Long/Lamar Hurd)
Arkansas at Florida — ESPNU (Tom Hart/Matt Doherty)
UConn at DePaul — Big East Network (Lou Canellis/Sean Kearney)
Harvard at Yale — CBS Sports Network (Don Criqui/Alaa Abdelnaby)
Kansas State at Texas — Longhorn Network (Paul Sunderland/Bruce Bowen/Kaylee Hartung)
Stanford at Oregon — Pac-12 Network (Ted Robinson/Ernie Kent)
Weber State at Oral Roberts — Fox College Sports Pacific (Bob Carpenter/Mickey Michalec)
Women’s: Sacramento State at Northern Arizona — Fox Sports Arizona
Missouri at Kentucky — ESPN/ESPN 3D (Dan Shulman/Dick Vitale/Samantha Ponder)
Providence at Rutgers — ESPNU (Beth Mowins/Tim Welsh)
Washington at Arizona State — ESPNU (Dave Flemming/Sean Farnham)
Sunday, February 24
Pittsburgh at St. John’s — Big East Network (Eamon McAnaney/John Celestand)
Lehigh at Lafayette — CBS Sports Network (Bob Socci/Chris Spatola)
Illinois at Michigan — ESPN (Bob Wischusen/Dan Dakich)
Women’s: Michigan at Penn State — Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington/Patricia Babcock-McGraw/Dave Leno)
Women’s: Purdue at Minnesota — ESPN2 (Jim Barbar/Maria Taylor)
Women’s: Texas Tech at Kansas — Fox Sports Net-national (Ron Thulin/Brenda VanLengen)
Women’s: Miami at Georgia Tech — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona Plus/Carolinas/Detroit Plus/North Plus/Prime Ticket/South/Tennessee/Sun Sports/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic) (Mike Hogewood/Christy Winters-Scott)
Women’s: North Carolina State at North Carolina — ESPNU (Roy Philpott/LaChina Robinson)
Boston College at Duke — ACC Network (Tim Brant/Cory Alexander)
Georgia Tech at Virginia — ACC Network (Tom Werme/Debbie Antonelli)
Cincinnati at Notre Dame — CBS (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)
LaSalle at URI — Comcas SportsNet Philadelphia/Cox Sports RI (Mike Mancuso/Chris DiSano)
Women’s: St. Bonaventure at George Washington — CBS Sports Network (John Sadak/Julianne Viani)
Women’s: Georgia at Mississippi — CSS/Comcast Sportsnet California (Matt Stewart/Joe Ciampi)
Women’s: Tennessee at Arkansas — SEC Network (Melissa Lee/Nell Fortner)
Women’s: Iowa at Nebraska — Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler/Stephanie White)
Women’s: Duke at Maryland — ESPN2 (Pam Ward/Carolyn Peck)
Women’s: Arizona at Arizona State — Pac-12 Network (Ann Schatz/Kyndra de St. Aubin)
UCLA at USC — Fox Sports Net-national (Justin Kutcher/Marques Johnson/Steve Kerr)
Women’s: Notre Dame at DePaul — ESPNU (Lou Canellis/Brooke Weisbrod)
Michigan State at Ohio State — CBS (Kevin Harlan/Clark Kellogg)
Women’s: James Madison at Delaware — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/CSS/The Comcast Network (Al Koken/Pam Roecker)
Women’s: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt — ESPN2 (Adam Amin/Swin Cash)
Women’s: USC at UCLA — Pac-12 Network (Anne Marie Anderson/Tammy Blackburn)
Women’s: Oregon State at Cal — Pac-12 Network (Bay Area/Oregon/Washington) (Krista Blunk/Mary Murphy)
Northwestern at Purdue — Big Ten Network (Eric Collins/Dan Bonner)
Florida State at Virginia Tech — ESPNU (Carter Blackburn/Jay Williams/Allison Williams)
Old Dominion at Hofstra — Comcast SportsNet (California/Houston/Mid-Atlantic/Northwest)/CSS/SNY/The Comcast Network (Joe Beninati/John Feinstein)
Women’s: Oregon at Stanford — Pac-12 Network (Jim Watson/Rose Gold-Onwude)
LIU-Brooklyn at Wagner — ESPNU (Bob Picozzi/Derek Whittenburg)
Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
Announcing Assignments Courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports
Saturday, February 16
Pregame & Studio Shows
College GameDay live from Lawrence, KS — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Top 10 Improbable Heroes — CBS, 12:30 p.m.
College GameDay live from Lawrence, KS — ESPN, 8 p.m.
Big Ten Finale ’12-’13 — Big Ten Network, 10 p.m.
Inside College Basketball — CBS Sports Network, midnight
College Basketball Live — ESPN2, midnight
Kent State at Ohio — ESPNU (Joe Davis/Brooke Weisbrod)
Central Connecticut State at Mount St. Mary’s — Fox College Sports Atlantic (Dave Popkin/Tim Capstraw/Paul Dottino)
Boston College at Florida State — ACC Network (Tom Werde/Dave Odom)
Virginia at North Carolina — ACC Network (Steve Martin/Eddie Fogler)
Notre Dame at Providence — Big East Network (Eamon McAnaney/Bob Wenzel)
Clayton State at Montevallo — CBS Sports Network (Jason Knapp/TBD)
William & Mary at Old Dominion — Comcast SportsNet (Houston/Mid-Atlantic/New England/Northwest/Philadelphia)/CSS (Brent Harris/Brian Oliver)
Villanova at UConn — ESPN (Mike Patrick/Len Elmore)
Xavier at Dayton — ESPN2 (Mike Crispino/Stephen Bardo)
Women’s: Michigan State at Michigan — Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington/Stephanie White)
Kentucky at Tennessee — CBS (Ian Eagle/Clark Kellogg)
Pittsburgh at Marquette — CBS (Spero Dedes/Greg Anthony)
Rutgers at DePaul — ESPNU (Beth Mowins/Tim Welsh)
St. Joseph’s at LaSalle — NBC Sports Network (Dave Strader/Mike Kaplan)
Women’s: Central Connecticut State at Mount St. Mary’s — Fox College Sports Pacific (Paul Dottino/Phyllis Mangina/John Schmeelk)
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State — Big 12 Network (Dave Armstrong/Bryndon Manzer)
TCU at Iowa State — Big 12 Network (Chad McKee/Kevin Lehman)
Florida at Auburn — SEC Network (Clay Matvick/Joe Dean)
Army at Navy — CBS Sports Network (Bob Socci/Chris Spatola)
Purdue at Indiana — ESPN (Bob Wischusen/Dan Dakich)
Virginia Tech at North Carolina State — ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn/Fran Fraschilla)
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest — Fox Sports Net-regional (Arizona Plus/Carolinas/Detroit/North Plus/Prime Ticket/San Diego/South/Tennessee/Sun Sports/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/NESN)
Women’s: Pittsburgh at Syracuse — Big East Network (Bob Picozzi/LaChina Robinson)
SMU at Tulane — Fox Sports Net-national/Fox College Sports Atlantic (Pete Pranica/Dan Bonner/Debbie Antonelli)
Creighton at Evansville — ESPNU (Mitch Holthus/Mark Adams)
Northern Arizona at North Dakota — Fox College Sports Central (Dan Hammer/Greg Stemen)
Texas Tech at West Virginia — Big 12 Network (Mark Neely/Rich Zvosec)
Butler at Fordham — CBS Sports Network (Brad Johansen/Steve Lappas)
Georgia State at George Mason — Comcast SportsNet (Chicago/Houston/Mid-Atlantic/Northwest/Philadelphia)/CSS (Joe Beninati/John Feinstein)
Missouri at Arkansas — ESPN (Mark Jones/Jimmy Dykes)
UCLA at Stanford — ESPN2 (Dave Pasch/Bill Walton)
South Carolina at Alabama — SEC Network (Dave Baker/Jon Sundvold)
Women’s: UConn at Rutgers — SNY
Women’s: Western Michigan at Ohio — STO
Houston at Tulsa — Fox Sports Net-national/Fox College Sports Atlantic (Ron Thulin/Mike Gminski/Jenn Hildreth)
Women’s: North Dakota at Northern Arizona — Fox Sports Arizona Plus (Jordan Byrd/Sharon Falor/Heather Hodgeson)
Mississippi State at LSU — ESPNU (Tom Hart/Matt Doherty)
Western Illinois at South Dakota State — Fox College Sports Pacific (Tom Nieman/Brad Newitt)
Temple at UMass — CBS Sports Network (Brent Stover/Steve Wolf)
Duke at Maryland — ESPN (Dave O’Brien/Doris Burke/Jeannine Edwards)
Detroit at Valparaiso — ESPN2
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt — Fox Sports net-regional (Arizona Plus/Detroit Plus/Midwest Plus/South/Southwest/West/Wisconsin/Sun Sports) (Dave Neal/Larry Conley)
Baylor at Kansas State — ESPNU (Brad Sham/Bob Valvano)
Princton at Harvard — NBC Sports Network (Randy Moss/Dalen Cuff)
Oregon at Washington State — Pac-12 Network (JB Long/Ernie Kent)
Oakland at Missouri-Kansas City — Fox College Sports Pacific (Neil Harwell/Jaycie Pearson)
Syracuse at Seton Hall — Big East Network (Mike Corey/Jim Spanarkel)
Michigan State at Nebraska — Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler/Tim Doyle)
Memphis at Marshall — CBS Sports Network (Dave Ryan/Pete Gillen)
Georgia at Mississippi — ESPN2 (Dave Lamont, Kyle Macy)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Oral Roberts — Fox College Sports Central (David Garrett/Mickey Michaelec)
Women’s: Utah State at New Mexico State — Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Portland at BYU — BYU TV (Dave McCann/Steve Cleveland/Robbie Bullough)
Texas at Kansas — ESPN/ESPN 3D (Dan Shulman/Jay Bilas/Holly Rowe)
Arizona State at Colorado — ESPNU (Dave Flemming/Sean Farnham)
San Diego State at UNLV — NBC Sports Network (Paul Burmister/Blaine Fowler)
New Mexico State at Utah State — ESPNU (Roxy Bernstein/Corey Williams)
Oregon State at Washington — Fox Sports Net-national (Justin Kutcher/Marques Johnson/Laura McKeeman)
Cal State-Fullerton at Cal-Irvine — Fox Sports Prime Ticket/Fox Sports San Diego/Fox College Sports Central (Justin Alderson/Michael Cage/Kelli Tennant)
Sunday, February 17
Penn State at Michigan — Big Ten Network (Tom Hamilton/Shon Morris)
Holy Cross at American — CBS Sports Network (Bob Socci/Steve Spatola)
Ohio State at Wisconsin — CBS (Tim Brando/Bill Raftery)
Louisville at South Florida — ESPN (Rich Hollenberg/Bob Wenzel)
Women’s: North Carolina at Florida State — Fox Sports Net-regional (Carolinas/Prime Ticket/San Diego/South/Tennessee/Sun Sports/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/NESN) (Tom Werme/Chelsea Shine)
Women’s: DePaul at Louisville — ESPNU (Jim Barbar/Sonya Beeler) (2013 Play 4Kay)
Women’s: West Virginia at Iowa State — Fox Sports Net-national (Ron Thulin/Brenda VanLengen)
Women’s: LSU at Mississippi State — Fox Sports Net-regional (Florida/North Plus/SportSouth) (Dave Baker/Daymeon Fishback)
Women’s: Temple at St. Joseph’s — CBS Sports Network (John Sadak/Julianne Viani)
Women’s: South Carolina at Mississippi — SEC Network (Cara Capuano/Steffi Sorensen)
2013 Play 4Kay
Women’s: Alabama at Auburn — ESPN2 (Clay Matvick/Brooke Weisbrod)
Women’s: Georgia Tech at North Carolina State — ESPN2 (Joe Davis/Deb Antonelli)
Women’s: Notre Dame at Marquette — ESPN2 (Pam Ward/Stephanie White)
Women’s: Oklahoma at Kansas — ESPN2 (Holly Rowe/Fran Fraschilla)
Minnesota at Iowa — Big Ten Network (Brian Anderson/Sean Harrington)
Arizona at Utah — Pac-12 Network (Paul Sunderland/Brevin Knight)
Women’s: Wake Forest at Duke — Fox Sports Net-regional (Carolinas/Prime Ticket/San Diego/South/Tennessee/Sun Sports/Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/NESN) (Mike Hogewood/Christy Winters Scott)
Women’s: Stanford at UCLA — ESPNU (Rich Cellini/Rosalyn Gold-Onwude) (2013 Play 4Kay)
Women’s: Texas at Texas Tech — Fox Sports Net-national (Bob Licht/Dan Hughes)
Women’s: UNLV at San Diego State — CBS Sports Network (James Bates/Tammy Blackburn)
Women’s: Towson at George Mason — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Joe Beninati/John Feinstein)
Women’s: Cal at USC — Pac-12 Network (Krista Blunk/Mary Murphy)
2013 Play 4Kay
Women’s: Cincinnati at St. John’s — ESPN2 (Bob Picozzi/Rebecca Lobo)
Women’s: Iowa at Purdue — ESPN2 (Beth Mowins/Nell Fortner)
Women’s: Maryland at Virginia — ESPN2 (Melissa Lee/LaChina Robinson)
Women’s: Vanderbilt at Tennessee — ESPN2 (Adam Amin/Maria Taylor)
Miami at Clemson — ESPNU (Carter Blackburn/Jay Williams/Allison Williams)
Washington State at Oregon — Pac-12 Network (Ann Schatz/Ann Meyers-Drysdale)
Illinois at Northwestern — Big Ten Network (Eric Collins/Mike Kelley)
James Madison at Delaware — Comcast SportsNet (Houston/Mid-Atlantic/Philadelphia)/CSS (Mike Reghi/Brad Jackson)
Wichita State at Illinois State — ESPNU (Mitch Holthus/Mark Adams)
USC at Cal — Fox Sports Net-national (Steve Physioc/Corey Williams)
Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
Saturday, February 18
College GameDay live from Ann Arbor, Michigan — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m./ESPN, 8 p.m.
Drexel at Cleveland State — ESPNU, 11 a.m.
Wichita State at Davidson — ESPN2, noon
Buffalo at South Dakota State — ESPNU, 1 p.m.
Akron at Oral Roberts — ESPN2, 2 p.m.
Drake at New Mexico State — ESPNU, 3 p.m.
Nevada at Iona — ESPN2, 4 p.m.
Old Dominion at Missouri State — ESPNU, 5 p.m.
St. Mary’s at Murray State — ESPN, 6 p.m.
UNC-Asheville at Ohio — ESPN3, 7 p.m.
Texas-Arlington at Weber State — ESPN3, 8 p.m.
Long Beach State at Creighton — ESPN2, 10 p.m.
Bryant at St. Francis (NY) — Fox College Sports Atlantic/MSG Network
Louisville at DePaul — Big East Network: Cox Sports Television/CSS/MASN/SNY
Marquette at UConn — ESPN
Florida State at North Carolina State — ACC Network
Maryland at Virginia — ACC Network
UCLA at St. John’s — CBS
UNLV at New Mexico — CBS
UTEP at Memphis — Fox Sports Net (national)
Wake Forest at Miami (FL) — Fox Sports Net (regional): Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports South/NESN
Women’s: Boise State at TCU — the mtn.
Kansas State at Baylor — Big 12 Network
Oklahoma at Iowa State — Big 12 Network
LSU at South Carolina — SEC Network
Tennessee at Alabama — SEC Network
Duquense at Temple — A-10 Network: CSS/The Comcast Network
Missouri at Texas A&M — ESPN
Women’s: Marquette at Syracuse — Big East Network: MASN/SNY
Women’s: Xavier at St. Bonaventure — CBS Sports Network
Women’s: Bryant at St. Francis (PA) — Fox College Sports Atlantic
Arizona at Washington — Fox Sports Net (national)
Georgia Tech at Virgina Tech — Fox Sports Net (regional): Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports
Women’s: South Carolina at Alabama — SEC Network
Seton Hall at Cincinnati — Big East Network: Fox Sports Ohio/MASN/SNY
Texas at Oklahoma State — Big 12 Network
Lafayette at Lehigh — CBS Sports Network
St. Joseph’s at George Washington — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Clemson at North Carolina — ESPN
San Diego State at Air Force — NBC Sports Network
Mississippi at Kentucky — SEC Network
TCU at Boise State — the mtn.
Illinois at Nebraska — Big Ten Network
Colorado at Utah — Fox Sports Net (national)
LaSalle at UMass — CBS Sports Network
Florida at Arkansas — ESPN2
Women’s: Western Kentucky at South Alabama — Fox College Sports Central
Women’s: New Mexico at UNLV — the mtn.
Georgetown at Providence — Big East Network: Cox Sports RI/Cox Sports Television/MASN/SNY
Northwestern at Minnesota — Big Ten Network
BYU at Santa Clara — ESPNU
Women’s: Texas at Kansas State — Fox Sports Net (national)
Texas Tech at Kansas — Big 12 Network
Dayton at Xavier — CBS Sports Network
Western Kentucky at South Alabama — Fox College Sports Atlantic
Mississippi State at Auburn — Fox Sports Net (regional): Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest
Ohio State at Michigan — ESPN
Notre Dame at Villanova — ESPNU
Wyoming at Colorado State — the mtn.
Sunday, February 19
Women’s: Michigan at Indiana — Big Ten Network
Women’s: Maryland-Baltimore County at Hartford — CBS Sports Network
Women’s: Georgia State at George Mason — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/CSS
Michigan State at Purdue — CBS
Syracuse at Rutgers — ESPN
Vanderbilt at Georgia — Fox Sports Net (regional): Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports North Plus/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
Women’s: Rice at SMU — Fox Sports Net (national)
Women’s: North Carolina State at North Carolina — ESPNU
Women’s: Wisconsin at Nebraska — Big Ten Network
Women’s: Tennessee at Mississippi — SEC Network
Women’s: VCU at Old Dominion — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus
Women’s: Duke at Maryland — ESPN2
Women’s: UCLA at USC — Fox Sports Net (national)
Women’s: South Carolina at Alabama — Fox Sports Net (regional): Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports North Plus/Fox Sports South
Women’s: Georgia at Florida — ESPN2
Women’s: Florida State at Miami — Fox Sports Net (regional): Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports
Penn State at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network
Women’s: Purdue at Michigan State — ESPN2
Women’s: Washington at Arizona — Fox Sports Net (national)
Indiana at Iowa — Big Ten Network
Duke at Boston College — ESPNU
South Florida at Pittsburgh — ESPN2
Oregon at Stanford — Fox Sports Net (national)
Let’s do some Friday linkage for you.
MLB Postseason starts up really in earnest with four games on Saturday. College Football in full swing and the NFL completes its first month of games on Sunday. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have everything you need to know in sports and primetime programming.
To the linkage.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage will be known for having the Brothers Waltrip next year.
Mike Reynolds of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Turner Sports will be all over the League Division Series for the first four days of the MLB Postseason.
Adweek has a graphic showing how much time we spend on watching football.
Bill Cromwell of Media Life Magazine writes that TBS and Fox should see good ratings for the MLB Postseason based on an exciting final night of the season on Wednesday.
Nelli Andreeva of Deadline reports that ESPN is developing an ABC sitcom based on Boston sports fans. That’s going to go over well.
Bill Hofheimer in ESPN’s Front Row blog talks with ESPN’s Jon Gruden about calling a “home game” this Monday.
Jim Romanesko of the Poynter Institute looks at the despicable reaction of Buffalo Bills fans to a column written by a female sportswriter at the Albany Times Union.
Bob’s Blitz has video of WFAN’s Mike Francesa attempting to add on the air.
Brandon Costa at Sports Video Group looks at ESPN placing microphones on various players and coaches during the WNBA Finals.
Brandon chronicles a wild Wednesday night at MLB Network.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks at the advantages or lack of thereof having a bigger payroll in MLB.
The Sports Biz Miss Kristi Dosh tells us that despite not making the playoffs, the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox still get a share of the postseason pie.
The Sports Media Watch looks at how the tumultuous Final Night of the MLB season led to a ratings bonanza for ESPN.
SMW says for the MLB season, ESPN’s ratings went up slightly.
SMW says TBS’ ratings for the MLB regular season were flat compared with last year.
Joe Favorito looks at how Dick Vitale has made himself into a viable brand.
The Daly Planet delves into the changes with the Fox Sports NASCAR crew.
The Influencer Economy has a look into Blogs with Balls 4 and the future of sports media.
East and Mid-Atlantic
Chad Finn at the Boston Globe (this is the last day I’ll be able to link to Chad as his columns go behind the dreaded paywall starting October 1) writes about NESN viewers unable to see analyst Dennis Eckersley on the last day of the season.
Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette writes that Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy shares some blame in the Red Sox collapse.
Newsday’s Neil Best talks with TBS’ Brian Anderson who steps into the network’s lead spot for the MLB Postseason.
Justin Terranova of the New York Post has five questions for NBC Football Night in America analyst Rodney Harrison.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that a new local sports talk show host isn’t spending any time discussing any local topics.
Ken McMillan at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record writes about local radio stations picking up MLB League Division Series games.
To the New Jersey Newsroom where Evan Weiner says the college conference shuffle is making fans roll their collective eyes.
In the Allentown (PA) Morning Call, Keith Groller writes that MLB will have a hard act to follow in the postseason after a compelling final night of the regular season.
Laura Nachman says Comcast SportsNet will be all over the Phillies in the MLB Postseason.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars have avoided a blackout for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
To the St. Petersburg Times where Tom Jones says Sun Sports got big ratings for the Tampa Bay Rays’ march to the playoffs this week.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes that MLB Network was all over the twists and turns from the final night of the regular season.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman has his news and notes.
John Kieswetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a local CBS affiliate will provide halftime highlights during Bengals games at Paul Brown Stadium.
John writes that Saturday’s Cincinnati-Miami game will be seen live online and on local TV on tape delay.
Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press talks with Tigers TV voice Mario Impemba about the team’s chances of advancing in the MLB Postseason.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speaks with Brewers TV voice Brian Anderson about getting the top gig for TBS for the playoffs.
Bob has a couple of quotes from CBS’ Phil Simms about Sunday’s Denver-Green Bay game.
To Crain’s Chicago Business and Ed Sherman who writes that Nebraska’s addition to the conference can only help the Big Ten Network.
Ed has his winners and losers in sports media and business.
In the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin, Paul Christian talks with former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster who’s now patrolling the sidelines for Gus Johnson and FX’s college football game of the week.
Jennifer Mann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals TV voice Dan McLaughlin has been arrested on DUI charges for the second time this year.
Dan Caesar of the Post-Dispatch writes that Fox Sports Midwest has suspended McLaughlin indefinitely.
Bill Center in the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres expect to bring back its TV booth, but no word on the team’s radio announcers or new TV contract for next season.
The Union-Tribune says Sunday’s Chargers game against the Dolphins will be blacked out.
John Maffei of the North County Times says the Padres hope to have a new TV deal (with Fox Sports Net) in place by the New Year.
At the Ventura County Star, Jim Carlisle writes that Wednesday’s MLB season finale was Must See TV.
Jim says despite being on a losing team, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp is in the center of the MVP debate among TV analysts.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at Jenn Brown’s endorsement deal with GNC.
Tom says Bill Macdonald’s full-time days with Fox Sports West are over.
Tom looks at TBS’ coverage of the MLB Postseason.
Tom wonders why the NFL pulled back the 1st half Thursday Night Football package from the table.
In the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bruce Dowbiggin says MLB got a shot in the arm on Wednesday.
The Canadian Sports Media Blog writes that TSN has locked up curling on TV in Canada through the end of the decade.
And that’s going to do it. I may have a few more links later tonight.
Doing some Sunday links for you.
Mike McCarthy at USA Today says ESPN’s golf analyst Paul Azinger is at it again, this time tweeting about the SEC on CBS crew. Azinger was disciplined for violating ESPN’s social media policy last August by tweeting about President Obama.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News writes that the controversial ending to last night’s Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz fight keeps hope alive for a Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio mega pay per view bout down the line.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel says Time Warner Cable and ESPN Deportes will team up for a marketing campaign.
If you haven’t seen the contentious postfight interview between Floyd Mayweather and HBO’s Larry Merchant, Glenn Davis at SportsGrid has it. Merchant’s retort to Mayweather’s smackdown of Larry is classic.
Timothy Burke at the Mocksession site has one of the funniest network graphics typos you’ll ever see. FX was the culprit last night.
Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com writes about Minnesota Twins radio broadcaster John Gordon’s decision to retire at the end of this season.
Ben Koo of Awful Announcing says A’s TV analyst Ray Fosse doesn’t seem to be too enthused about the upcoming “Moneyball” movie.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick prefers the NFL play 12 weeks, have all games at 10 a.m. and air the games in black & white.
Joseph Barracato of the Post says ESPN’s Monday Night Football megadeal may put cable bills out of reach for some.
The Albany Times-Union says a well-known local sports radio host is out as of Friday.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times-Union talks with the host.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette also writes about the host’s sudden ouster.
Alan J. Heavens of the Philadelphia Inquirer has an obituary of veterans radio sports reporter Jack O’Rourke.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner talks with a Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic producer about the channel’s busy day producing a Ravens and a DC NFL team postgame simultaneously to Baltimore and Washington, respectively.
The West Virginia Metro News reports that next Saturday’s LSU-West Virginia will be a primetime game on ABC and bring College GameDay into Morgantown.
Bob Ferrante of The Lakeland (FL) Ledger notes that ESPN’s Lee Corso came home to Florida State yesterday.
Jeff Barlis of the Gainesville (FL) Sun writes that Sun Sports is using Florida’s radio voices for the channel’s Sunday game replays over their long-time TV announcers.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times praises ESPN’s Trent Dilfer for his work on the late Monday Night Football game last week.
Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes that College GameDay brought Florida State back into the college football spotlight again.
Rick Cantu of the Austin (TX) American-Statesman notes the increasing audience for high school football games on TV.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman writes that Cox is offering on-demand channels for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has Fox’s Jim Mora, Jr. saying TV is nothing like coaching.
Bob says Fox chose the wrong moment to promote its programming during yesterday’s Rays-Red Sox game.
Bill Shakin of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Dodgers are now trying to sell their TV rights pending bankruptcy court approval.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has the combined US and Canada national TV NHL preseason schedule.
Joe Favorito has some thoughts on the always changing uniform landscape.
And that will do it.
Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
Saturday, February 26
College Gameday, live from Blacksburg, VA – ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
Bowling Green at Miami (OH) – ESPNU
Syracuse at Georgetown – CBS
Boston College at Virginia – Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports South/NESN
James Madison at Virginia Commonwealth – Comcast SportsNet New England/The Comcast Network
Missouri at Kansas State – ESPN
women’s/South Florida at Villanova – Big East Network
Wichita State at Missouri State – ESPN2
South Florida at DePaul – Big East Network
Temple at George Washington – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia/CSS
URI vs. Fordham at East Rutherford, NJ – Cox Sports RI/Comcast Sportsnet New England
BYU at San Diego State – CBS
Central Connecticut State at Long Island – Fox College Sports
women’s/Charlotte at St. Bonaventure – CBS College Sports
Memphis at Texas-El Paso – ESPN2
Texas at Colorado – Big 12 Network
Florida at Kentucky – CBS
Lehigh at Holy Cross – CBS College Sports
William & Mary at Old Dominion – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Wake Forest at Clemson – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus/Fox Sports Carolinas/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports
Kansas at Oklahoma – ESPN
Arizona at UCLA – Fox Sports Net
Alabama at Mississippi – SEC Network
women’sTCU at New Mexico – the mtn.
Michigan at Minnesota – Big Ten Network
Colorado State at Air Force – the mtn.
UAB at Houston – CBS College Sports
Mississippi State at Tennessee – ESPN
Cal at Oregon State – Fox College Sports
women’s/Oklahoma State at Texas Tech – Fox Sports Net
Iowa at Illinois – Big Ten Network
Seton Hall at Notre Dame – ESPNU
South Carolina at Georgia – Fox Sports South/Sun Sports
Arizona State at USC – Fox College Sports
College GameDay, live from Blacksburg, VA – ESPN
UC-Santa Barbara at Long Beach State – ESPN2
Western Illinois at Oral Roberts – Fox College Sports
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee – Fox College Sports
New Mexico at TCU – the mtn.
Duke at Virginia Tech – ESPN
Texas A&M at Baylor – ESPNU
Wyoming at BYU – the mtn.
Boise State at Nevada – WAC Sports Network
Cal-Poly at Cal State-Fullerton – ESPNU
Sunday, February 27
West Virginia at Rutgers – Big East Network
UConn at Cincinnati – ESPNU
women’s/Wisconsin at Ohio State – Big Ten Network
women’s/St. Joseph’s at George Washington – CBS College Sports
Boston University at Vermont – Comcast SportsNet New England
Purdue at Michigan State – ESPN
Xavier at Dayton – ESPN2
women’s/Virginia at Virginia Tech – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports South/Suns Sports South Plus
Pittsburgh at Louisville – CBS
women’s/Iowa at Indiana – Big Ten Network
women’s/Marshall at East Carolina – CBS College Sports
women’s/LSU at Tennessee – ESPNU
women’s/Vanderbilt at South Carolina – Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports Southwest Plus/SportSouth
women’s/Kentucky at Auburn – SEC Network
women’s/Texas A&M at Texas – Fox Sports Net
Providence at Marquette – Big East Network
Indiana at Ohio State – CBS
women’s/Northwestern at Penn State – Big Ten Network
women’s/Xavier at Temple – ESPNU
women’s/Baylor at Oklahoma – ESPN2
women’s/North Carolina at Duke – Fox Sports Net
Northwestern at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
Maryland at North Carolina – Fox Sports Net
Washington State at Washington – Fox Sports Net
Let’s provide the sports media links this morning. Lots of things to do today so I hope I can get this done and finish up the work I have to do later.
John Czarnecki at Fox Sports is amazed at how the NFL Scouting Combine has become a made-for-TV event.
George Winslow at Broadcasting & Cable writes about ESPN 3D picking up coverage of The Masters in April.
Dan Fogarty at SportsGrid says Carmelo Anthony’s introduction at Madison Square Garden last night was definitely made for TV.
Dan says a former New York Yankee who was part of an infamous wife swap in the 1970′s is now shocked that Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck now want to do a movie about the story.
Dashiell Bennett of the Business Insider’s Sports Page is amused by Buzz Bissinger’s tweets.
At TVbytheNumbers, Bill Gorman notes that the NBA All-Star Game on TNT topped the cable primetime ratings for last week.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that the ultimate product placement in the NBA Slam Dunk competition is paying off in droves.
Awful Announcing has the video of the Big Ten Network’s Tom Hart calling a buzzer beater.
Ricardo A. Hazell from the Electronic Urban Report catches up with former NFL Today co-host Jayne Kennedy.
At Boston Sports Media Watch, Bruce Allen recaps Dale Arnold’s final show on WEEI.
Mark LaMonica at Newsday has the New York Post’s Peter Vescey’s comments about Steven A. Smith.
Ken Schott at the Schenectady Gazette reports that a local radio station will pick up Big East Tournament night games in early March.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning News says a local indoor football analyst has his eyes on the big leagues in Philadelphia.
Paul Farhi of the Washington Post writes about the slashing of the staff at the local-run TBD.com which was hoped to be a DC news and sports online destination. While it did have get site hits, revenue was not where the owners had projected so last night came word that the site will focus on arts and entertainment.
Dan Steinberg of the Post’s DC Sports Bog notes that ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt was very critical of Maryland students for failing to show up at last night’s game against Florida State.
To the Washington Examiner and Jim Williams who writes about the new look at Golf Channel and NBC Sports.
The Tampa Bay Newspapers have the Rays’ spring training schedule on Sun Sports.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says ESPN has hired a former Green Bay Packers executive to be an NFL business analyst.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business writes about Comcast SportsNet Chicago hiring former Bulls forward Scottie Pippen as a game analyst.
Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has a reader wanting more Minnesota Twins spring training games on TV.
Patrick Saunders in the Denver Post wants to institute a Sports Fans Bill of Rights.
Mike Sunnucks from the Phoenix Business Journal says the Suns will put all of their games on cable next season.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star writes that the Pac 10/12 is hoping to get a better TV contract.
Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy notes that a minor league hockey announcer suspended himself after he realized he was guilty of blatant homerism.
Pro Golf Talk’s Ryan Ballengee has the video of CBS golf analyst David Feherty getting hit in the groin.
The Canadian Sports Media blog has the 2011 Toronto Blue Jays schedule on Rogers Sportsnet
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media projects the NHL playoff matchups and TV network projections if the postseason started today.
Joe Favorito says companies with natural tie-ins are missing the boat on the NBA and NHL Trading Deadlines.
And that’s where I’ll end it now.
Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
Saturday, February 19
College GameDay live from East Lansing, MI – ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
Hofstra at Wright State – ESPNU, 11 a.m.
Austin Peay at Fairfield – ESPNU, 1 p.m.
Iona at Liberty – ESPNU, 3 p.m.
Missouri State at Valparaiso – ESPN2, 5 p.m.
Vermont at College of Charleston – ESPNU, 5 p.m.
George Mason at Northern Iowa – ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Utah State at St. Mary’s – ESPN2, 9 p.m.
Montana at Long Beach State – ESPN2, 11 p.m.
Villanova at DePaul – Big East Network
Duquense at Dayton – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia/CSS
Pittsburgh at St. John’s – ESPN
St. Francis at Wagner – Fox College Sports
women’s/Army at Navy – CBS College Sports
CBS Coverage Map
Georgia at Tennessee – CBS
Notre Dame at Virginia – CBS
Mississippi at Mississippi State – SEC Network
women’s/Michigan at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
women’s/Baylor at Texas Tech – Fox Sports Net
UMass at URI – Cox Sports RI
Colorado at Kansas – ESPN
Sacred Heart at Bryant – Fox College Sports
Washington State at Arizona State – Fox College Sports
San Diego State at Air Force – the mtn.
women’s/Notre Dame at UConn – Big East Network
Army at Navy – CBS College Sports
Rutgers at Syracuse – Big East Network
Oklahoma at Kansas State – Big 12 Network
Boston College at North Carolina – ESPN
Oregon State at Oregon – Fox Sports Net
Michigan at Iowa – Big Ten Network
BYU at TCU – the mtn.
women’s/Dayton at Temple – CBS College Sports
Washington at Arizona – ESPN
women’s/Texas at Oklahoma – Fox Sports Net
Georgetown at South Florida – Big East Network
Northwestern at Indiana – Big Ten Network
George Washington at LaSalle – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Cincinnati at Providence – ESPNU
Arkansas at Alabama – Fox Sports South/Sun Sports Plus
UNLV at Colorado State – the mtn.
women’s/New Mexico at Utah – CBS College Sports
College GameDay live from East Lansing, MI
Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette – Fox College Sports
Seton Hall at Marquette – Big East Network
Houston at Texas-El Paso – CBS College Sports
Illinois at Michigan State – ESPN
Texas A&M at Oklahoma State – ESPNU
Utah at New Mexico – the mtn.
USC at Stanford – Fox College Sports
Sunday, February 20
Cleveland at Old Dominion – ESPN2, 1 p.m.
women’s/Duquense at Xavier – CBS College Sports
Ohio State at Purdue – CBS
Florida at LSU – ESPN
women’s/Minnesota at Northwestern – Big Ten Network
women’s/Boston College at Virginia – Fox Sports Net
Lafayette at Lehigh – CBS College Sports
women’s/Michigan State at Illinois – Big Ten Network
women’s/Maryland at Florida State – ESPN2
women’s/Stanford at UCLA – Fox Sports Net
Clemson at Miami (FL) – ESPNU
St. Joseph’s at Temple – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
women’s/Ohio State at Purdue – ESPN2
NC State at Maryland – Fox Sports Net/NESN
women’s/Georgetown at DePaul – ESPNU
Penn State at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
Georgia Tech at Duke – Fox Sports Net/NESN
UCLA at Cal – Fox Sports Net
Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
Saturday, February 12
College GameDay, live from Philadelphia, PA – ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
Maine at Stony Brook – ESPNU
Notre Dame at South Florida – Big East Network
Northeastern at Georgia State – Comcast SportsNet New England/CSS/The Comcast Network
Syracuse at Louisville – ESPN
St. Louis at Richmond – ESPNU
IPFW at Oakland – Fox College Sports
Long Island at St. Francis – Fox College Sports
women’s/Wyoming at TCU – the mtn.
Kentucky at Vanderbilt – CBS
Temple at Dayton – ESPNU
LSU at Arkansas – SEC Network
women’s/Texas at Baylor – Fox Sports Net
North Carolina-Wilmington at Towson – Comcast SportsNet New England/The Comcast Network
Charlotte at URI – Cox Sports RI/MASN
Ohio State at Wisconsin – ESPN
Old Dominion at Virginia Commonwealth – ESPN2
women’s/Seton Hall at Cincinnati – Big East Network
Virginia at Florida State – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports
women’s/Nebraska at Oklahoma State – Fox College Sports
TCU at Wyoming – the mtn.
DePaul at West Virginia – Big East Network
Indiana at Michigan – Big Ten Network
Iowa State at Kansas – Big 12 Network
Baylor at Texas – ESPN
North Texas at Western Kentucky – ESPN2
New Mexico State at Louisiana Tech – ESPN Plus
Oregon State at UCLA – Fox Sports Net
James Madison at George Mason – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/The Comcast Network
women’s/Gardner-Webb at Liberty – Fox College Sports
Tennessee at Florida – ESPN
Southern Mississippi at Memphis – ESPN2
Utah at BYU – the mtn.
women’s/BYU at Utah – CBS College Sports
women’s/Robert Morris at St. Francis – Fox College Sports
Seton Hall at Rutgers – ESPNU
Mississippi at Auburn – Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports South
College GameDay, live from Philadelphia, PA – ESPN
San Diego State at UNLV – CBS College Sports
Detroit at Butler – ESPN2
Robert Morris at St. Francis – Fox College Sports
Stanford at Washington – Fox College Sports
Pittsburgh at Villanova – ESPN
Kansas State at Colorado – ESPNU
New Mexico at Colorado State – the mtn.
Fresno State at Utah State – WAC Sports Network
Wichita State at Northern Iowa – ESPN2
Nevada at San Jose State – WAC Sports Network
Oregon at USC – Fox College Sports
Idaho at Boise State – ESPNU
Sunday, February 13
St. John’s at Cincinnati – Big East Network
women’s/St. Louis at URI – CBS College Sports
women’s/Penn State at Indiana – Big Ten Network
Purdue at Illinois – CBS
Marquette at Georgetown – ESPN
women’s/Boston University at Hartford – Comcast SportsNet New England
women’s/Miami at North Carolina – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Florida/Fox Sports South
women’s/Florida at Alabama – Fox Sports Net
women’s/East Carolina at Houston – ESPN2
women’s/Georgetown at St. John’s – ESPN2
women’s/LSU at Kentucky – ESPN2
women’s/Michigan at Michigan State – ESPN2
Northwestern at Penn State – Big Ten Network
women’s/Arizona State at Arizona – Fox Sports Net
women’s/Auburn at Arkansas – ESPN2
women’s/Kansas State at Iowa State – ESPN2
women’s/NC State at Georgia Tech – ESPN2
women’s/West Virginia at Louisville – ESPN2
Minnesota at Iowa – Big Ten Network
Duke at Miami (FL) – Fox Sports Net/NESN
Providence at UConn – Big East Network
Southern Illinois at Creighton – ESPNU
Arizona at Arizona State – Fox Sports Net
Time for some Sunday linkage. Let’s see what’s out there.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News takes a look at where the NHL stands as far as its media partners, sponsorships and ratings are concerned.
Mike writes that Golf Channel received good ratings for Tiger Woods’ 2011 debut to the PGA Tour on Thursday.
In the Business Insider, Larry Kramer, the founder and CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com, says Erin Andrews’ endorsement of Reebook is causing troubles for ESPN.
Writing in Variety, the Biz of Sports’ Maury Brown explores the problems that could arise if an NFL lockout occurs.
Mike Barnes in the Hollywood Reporter says Fox Sports is merging the two footballs, American and worldwide, for Super Bowl Sunday.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News places the blame squarely on TNT for Tracy Morgan’s comments about Sarah Palin that went over the top.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick gets on donors who give big bucks to big-time college sports.
In the New Jersey Newsroom, Kyle Franco says Turner Sports is ready to put its stamp on the NCAA Tournament.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says it’s officially Super Bowl Week when the hype begins.
Scott Kendrick of the Florida Times-Union writes that ESPN’s new Longhorn Network is not good for the Big 12.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times notes that Sun Sports will pick up a handful of Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training games in March.
Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel tells us that TMZ will produce a segment for Fox’s Super Bowl pregame focusing on the parties in the Metroplex.
Pete Alfano of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says ESPN is ready to unveil its Super Bowl set in Sundance Square.
Barry Tremel from the Daily Oklahoman feels the new Texas Network could spell the death knell for the Big 12 Conference.
J. Brady McCullough of the Kansas City Star recaps College GameDay’s visit to the Lawrence, Kansas yesterday.
Chris Sieroty of the Las Vegas Journal-Review says casino sports books could take a big hit if the NFL lockout wipes out regular season games.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes that NHL Hall of Fame announcer Bob Miller of the LA Kings will get another HOF honor.
Susan Krashinsky of the Toronto Globe and Mail says a new company has thrown its hat into the ring to launch another sports network in Canada.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
Joe Favorito notes that the NHL has gotten the job done in growing its brand during All-Star Weekend.
I think we’re done here.
Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV
Saturday, January 29
College GameDay, live from Lawrence, KS – ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m.
Temple at St. Joseph’s – ESPNU
Florida State at Clemson – ACC Network
Louisville at UConn – Big East Network
George Mason at William & Mary – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet New England/CSS/The Comcast Network
Georgetown at Villanova – ESPN
Xavier at Richmond – ESPN2
CBS Coverage Map
Florida at Mississippi State – CBS
Minnesota at Purdue – CBS
Norfolk State at Morgan State – ESPNU
Colorado at Baylor – Big 12 Network
Auburn at South Carolina – SEC Network
NC State at North Carolina – ESPN
Bradley at Wichita State – ESPN2
Syracuse at Marquette – ESPNU
UCLA at Arizona – Fox Sports Net
Virginia at Wake Forest – ACC Network
Wisconsin at Penn State – Big Ten Network
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech – Big 12 Network
Lafayette at American – CBS College Sports
James Madison at Delaware – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia/CSS
Tennessee at Ole Miss – SEC Network
BYU at New Mexico – Versus
Towson at Old Dominion – ESPNU
College GameDay, live from Lawrence, KS – ESPN
Air Force at TCU – CBS College Sports
Ohio State at Northwestern – ESPN2
Arkansas at Vanderbilt – Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
Colorado State at Utah – the mtn.
Kansas State at Kansas – ESPN
St. Mary’s at Portland – ESPNU
West Virginia at Cincinnati – Big East Network
UTEP at Tulsa – CBS College Sports
Pittsburgh at Rutgers – ESPN2
LSU at Alabama – Fox Sports South/FSN Rocky Mountain/Sun Sports
Missouri at Texas – ESPNU
Wyoming at San Diego State – the mtn.
Sunday, January 30
Duke at St. John’s – CBS
Providence at Seton Hall – Big East Network
Iowa at Michigan – Big Ten Network
URI at UMass – Cox Sports RI
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech – Fox Sports Net/NESN
Indiana at Michigan State – Big Ten Network
Central Michigan at Akron – ESPNU
Maryland at Georgia Tech – Fox Sports Net/NESN
Northern Iowa at Missouri State – ESPNU
Washington at Washington State – Fox Sports Net
This comes from the fine people at Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports. The two regional sports networks operated by Fox Sports will carry all eight Florida State High School Football Championship games this weekend and next. They will all be live so fans, friends and family can watch the games. Plus, if you have the Sports Pack on DirecTV or are able to have access to FS Florida/Sun Sports through Dish or other means, you can watch from all over the country as I’m sure you’re aware of how Florida is a constant feeder of players to college football.
We have this release and you can see the schedule of games below.
2010 FHSAA FOOTBALL FINALS ON SUN SPORTS & FOX SPORTS FLORIDANETWORKS’ PRODUCTION TEAM ROLLS INTO CITRUS BOWL FOR FULL-SCALE LIVE TV PRODUCTIONS OF ALL EIGHT GAMES OVER NEXT TWO WEEKENDSSUNRISE – For the 11th consecutive year, Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida will take its award-winning production team to the site of the state football finals this weekend and next and provide viewers statewide with coverage of all eight games — 24 hours of live game coverage airing on Sun Sports or FOX Sports Florida from the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.Calling the action are Frank Forte (play-by-play, 1B, 1A, 2B, 2A), Todd Kalas (play-by-play, 3A, 5A, 4A, 6A) Brady Ackerman (analyst) and Jessica Blaylock (sideline reporter).Underscoring the regional cable networks’ focus on local programming and community-based events, the networks’ production team will focus on the hometown athletes, telling their stories and giving fans statewide a look at some of the terrific talent coming out of Florida’s prep ranks this year.LIVE TV SCHEDULEFriday, 12/101pm – 1B: Glades Day vs. Warner Christian, Sun Sports7pm – *1A: American Heritage vs. Trinity Christian, FOX Sports Florida (S FL)*Live in S FL only; replay statewide Sunday, 12/12, 1pm on FOX Sports FloridaSaturday, 12/111pm – 2B: Trinity Catholic vs. University School of NSU, Sun Sports7pm – *2A: Cocoa vs. Glades Central, Sun Sports (N/Cent FL)*Live in N/Cent FL only; replay statewide Sunday, 12/12, 6pm on Sun SportsFriday, 12/171pm – 3A: Teams TBD, Sun Sports7pm – 5A: Teams TBD, FOX Sports FloridaSat., 12/181pm – 4A: Teams TBD, Sun Sports7pm – 6A: Teams TBD, FOX Sports FloridaREPLAY SCHEDULEFri., 12/242pm – 1B Replay, Sun Sports5pm – 1A Replay, Sun Sports8pm – 2B Replay, Sun SportsSat., 12/2511am – 2A Replay, Sun Sports2pm – 3A Replay, Sun Sports5pm – 5A Replay, Sun Sports8pm – 4A Replay, Sun SportsSun., 12/2612pm – 6A Replay, Sun SportsSchedule Subject to Change. All Times Eastern.
Thanks to Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports for sending the info.
Just received this press release from Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports and I’m posting it because Amy Pempel, the PR person for the regional sports network, has been very good to Fang’s Bites. I’m not taking sides here. I do have DirecTV, but that satellite provider has had its issues with various companies as well. If Dish Network wants to send a release telling its side of this story, it’s more than welcome to.
Just to give you an update, earlier this month, FX and Fox Sports Net affiliates were pulled from Dish in a dispute with the satellite provider. Fox-owned local stations have also been pulled and it appears some affiliates are in danger of being removed from the satellite provider as well
Here’s what Dish subscribers are missing from Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports this week.
NO DISH FOR HEAT, MAGIC, LIGHTNING, PANTHERS & MOREDISH STILL NOT OFFERING FOX SPORTS FLORIDA & SUN SPORTSNEGOTIATIONS HAVE STALLED; AGREEMENT NOT EXPECTEDOct. 13 update: Dish Network customers will miss a number of games this weekend and on Monday featuring Florida sports teams. These games will be televised locally on Sun Sports or FOX Sports Florida, but will not be available to Dish customers because Dish dropped Fox’s 19 regional sports networks on Oct. 1.Tonight Panthers @ Flames (in S FL) – FS FloridaFriday Tennessee @ Florida Women’s Soccer – Sun SportsSaturday Lightning @ Panthers (in S FL) – FS FloridaSunday Georgia @ Florida Women’s Volleyball – Sun SportsMonday Bobcats @ Heat (in S FL) – Sun SportsMagic @ Hawks (in N/Cent FL) – FS FloridaStars @ Lightning (in N/Cent FL) – Sun SportsLive SEC, Big 12 & Pac-10 football games scheduled on Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida tonight and Saturday will also not be available to DISH customers, nor will the popular Sunday replays of the Gator and Seminole football games on Sun Sports.
“The two sides are not actively negotiating and remain at an impasse,” said an FSN spokesperson.ON NOVEMBER 1, DISH CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO LOSE WTVT (FOX13) IN TAMPA, WOFL (FOX35) IN ORLANDO, AND WOGX (FOX51) IN GAINESVILLE IF A NEW AGREEMENT IS NOT REACHED.Fortunately, these games, FOX Sports Florida/Sun Sports are offered by a number of other local distributors. For more information, viewers should call 1-877-99-I-PAID or visit www.getwhatipaidfor.com.
Tough sledding for subscribers in Florida looking for hockey, basketball and college sports. As mentioned, Dish Network is invited to give its side to this dispute.
Ok, I don’t have to go anywhere today so I can provide you with a full set of links without being interrupted. Let’s get to the sports media stories today.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News says Versus’ NHL season opener became the most watched regular season hockey game on cable since the ESPN days.
Mike mentions that Fox Deportes takes the Spanish language rights for Formula 1 racing.
Ian Gallagher and Andy Whelan of the London (UK) Daily Mail have finally found “Cigar Guy”, the infamous person seemingly mugging for the camera behind Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk says the NFL investigation into the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger situation could move very quickly.
Mike reports that ESPN’s exclusive negotiating window to extends its rights for Monday Night Football will begin very soon. Mike also writes that the NFL is expected to expand Thursday Night Football to the entire season.
Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe talks with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski about his new book on the games that changed the NFL.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe has one former Pawtucket Red Sox voice and one current voice remembering owner Ben Mondor who passed away last week. Ben was a giant in Minor League Baseball and Rhode Island and will be missed.
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News says the TBS crew didn’t give viewers a reason to stick around as the Yankees blew out the Twins last night. Whatever, Bob.
Bob feels the NFL pregame shows will treat Brett Favre with kid gloves today. NFL Network and ESPN already broached the subject today.
In the New York Post, Phil Mushnick writes about a bunch of subjects that don’t make any sense.
The Orlando Business Journal says Sun Sports/Fox Sports Florida has a new General Manager.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle notes that NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players has Earl Campbell of the old Oilers placed with the Tennessee Titans.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has ESPN’s Cris Carter praising the Minnesota Vikings re-obtaining his former teammate, Randy Moss.
Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel says ESPN’s College Gameday will visit Wisconsin on Saturday.
Mark Heisler in the Chicago Tribune says ESPN has gone way too far in obsessing over the Miami Heat.
Judd Zulgad in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the NFL will no longer comment on the Favre/Sterger story which means the investigation is being conducted in earnest.
Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune writes that the Dish Network/Fox carriage dispute is unlikely to be resolved any time soon.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star says key decisions about the Pac 10/12′s future will be influenced by its TV rights fees.
Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee talks about former Kings center Vlade Divac being part of this week’s ESPN 30 for 30.
Toronto Sports Media laments that Chris Zelkovich is no longer on the sports media beat for the Toronto Star.
Sports Media Watch has its Weekend Ratings Predictions.
SMW has the final ratings for the 2010 MLB on Fox season.
Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has some observations on Versus’ NHL season opener ratings.
At SB Nation NY, Steve says TBS’ ratings in New York for Yankees-Twins are not as good as they should be.
Terez Owens says Deadspin paid $75,000 for the Brett Favre pics and voice mails to Jenn Sterger.
That’s going to do it for the links today. Keep your feeds updated. I’ll have plenty of stuff posted.
Slept in this morning so I’m getting a late start on things.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks about ESPN hiring Ian Darke to be its Voice of Soccer.
John Eggerton of Multichannel writes that WWE’s Smackdown moves from broadcast to cable next Friday.
Adam Hochberg of the Poynter Institute says the NHL is considering pulling back access to bloggers hearing complaints from mainstream media members last season.
Marcus Vandenberg of SportsNewser says Univision and the NFL are teaming up to launch a new website geared towards the Hispanic market.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell asks if it will be worth the time for ESPN to shadow LeBron James during the NBA preseason.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks with director Ken Burns about his “10th Inning” sequel to his PBS “Baseball” documentary.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the ESPN MLB schedule for the rest of the season.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette two local broadcasters share a milestone today.
Greg Connors of the Buffalo News reports that Cablevision is once again playing hardball with HD feeds of MSG Network to its competitors.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that mobile TV provider FLO TV will distribute 200 college football games to its subscribers.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times notes that Rays-Yankees delivered knockout ratings to Sun Sports once again.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News says a potentially 0-3 Cowboys team is drawing interest from the networks.
John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer says Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones (who has been doing a lot of TV work) joins a local TV station.
John says Fox Sports Ohio will be live from the Reds clubhouse when they clinch a playoff spot.
Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman says College Gameday’s producer is raving about Boise as a location for the pregame show.
Katy Moeller of the Statesman live blogged the College Gameday atmosphere from Bronco Stadium.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that it’s been a bad year for golf on TV.
Sports Media Watch has a story that bears watching. CBS’ NFL Today beat Fox NFL Sunday for the second week in a row.
SMW has its weekend ratings predictions.
SMW has other ratings news and notes.
SMW says ABC has seen its college football ratings go down in the young season.
SMW notes that CBS’ SEC football debut was down from a year ago.
Dan Levy at Press Coverage raves about ESPN’s signing of Ian Darke.
Joe Favorito says despite being out of the pennant race, the Detroit Tigers are finding ways to branch out into the community and extend their brand.
Awful Announcing notes the debut of the new ESPN show called “Audibles” and the debut of Herman Edwards’ crazy Argyle socks.
And we’ll end it there for today. Look for the College Football Game of the Day highlights later.
I was going to do these earlier, but got bogged down after finding some great music on YouTube. Maybe I’ll do a Videos of the Week down the road for the stuff I was playing on Twitter and personally. Anyway, let’s do a few links before I shut it down for the night.
Hannah Karp at the Wall Street Journal has a great article on how the NFL is gaining traction with the next generation of fans.
Marcus Vanderberg (For some reason, I think of Schenkenberg when I type Marcus’ name) of SportsNewser says the Detroit Lions may not be winners on the field, but certainly are when it comes to social media.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders if the new adidas NBA jerseys are going to be a hit with the public.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the NFL Week 3 TV schedule for the New York Capital Region.
Pete also has the college football TV schedule for Week 4.
Over to Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette who says he just can’t stand Yankees radio voice John Sterling.
At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seth Rorabaugh writes that HBO is going to do a “Hard Knocks”-type series on the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepare for the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. Thanks to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy for the link.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times says the Tampa Bay Rays may not be doing well in the Bronx this week, but their ratings on Sun Sports are through the roof.
Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times says the Kings will stream their first NHL preseason game on two sites.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News notes that Staples Center is unveiling a new HD scoreboard on Thursday.
Sports Media Watch says CBS received staggering ratings for its late afternoon NFL coverage in Week 2.
SMW says an early afternoon SEC matchup on ESPN last Saturday received high numbers.
SMW notes that ABC’s regional telecast of Texas-Texas Tech Saturday night got good numbers too.
John Daly at the Daly Planet looks at Versus carrying a NASCAR-themed show for a second season.
At Press Coverage, Dan Levy looks at ESPN’s planned LeBronathon Training Camp coverage.
I’ve written a post for Press Coverage on the yelling by NFL TV analysts.
Tim Cary got to go behind the scenes at the Big Ten Network for a big day of four football games being played at once.
Susan Shan writes an appreciation of the late Mike Celizic of MSNBC.com.
If you were a regular reader of the old Fire Joe Morgan blog, you’re aware that Ken Tremendous, dak, Junior and the guys targeted Celizic calling him “HatGuy”. The FJM guys reunited at Deadspin on Wednesday and brought back their scathing posts on sports journalism. But as they concluded, Ken Tremendous gave this heartfelt tribute to Celizic who died Wednesday at the age of 61 after a battle with lymphoma. Way to make me feel guilty over the joy I had over the HatGuy posts, KT.
Ok, time to sleep. You have enough links to tie you over until I give you some new ones in the morning. Well, it is the morning in Rhode Island. Later this morning. You know what I mean. I need sleep.
Let’s do some links here. I had a late night monitoring the Texas Rangers auction and reading the live blog that CBS 11 in Dallas conducted throughout the entire process. The great Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball also provided coverage on his site and on Twitter. In addition, Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal tweeted the latest developments throughout the day and night. But the CBS11 crew did a great job providing the live blog and it’s still going strong today. Tremendous coverage of what was truly a one-of-a-kind story.
Now to the links.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News wishes NBA TV would have announced the entire regular season schedule earlier this week instead of just a partial release.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell notes that fans spent more than a million dollars to see Alex Rodriguez not hit his 600th homer until yesterday.
Darren wonders if the pricetag to purchase the Texas Rangers is too high.
Here’s Erin Andrews debut on Good Morning America today.
Michael Whitmer of the Boston Globe says the future of the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship depends on the amount and length of new TV deals.
Desmond Connor of the Hartford Courant reports that SNY will now be the exclusive home of University of Connecticut sports.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times recaps a busy night in the Texas Rangers ownership auction.
Michael O’Keefe in the New York Daily News picks up the Deadspin post on Brett Favre allegedly sexting Versus’ Jenn Sterger when she was a gameday host for the New York Jets.
Sulaman Abdur-Rahman of the Trentonian (NJ) News reports that an ESPN computer technician, reported missing last week, has been found safe and sound in Idaho.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post’s DC Sports Bog notes that Pardon the Interruption hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon gave grades to DC NFL team coach Mike Shanahan on his handling of the Albert Haynesworth affair.
Todd Shanesy of the Spartansburg (SC) Herald Journal takes ESPN to task for overblowing the Brett Favre retirement story.
Barry Shlachter and Pete Alfano from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram report on the Texas Rangers ownership auction.
Michael Lindenberger of the Dallas Morning News has ESPN’s explanation as to why it chose to place its Super Bowl headquarters in Fort Worth instead of Dallas proper.
Kelly Bostian of the Tulsa (OK) World says the sale of BASS LLC. by ESPN is getting praise.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer mentions that Fox Sports Ohio is picking up one Reds game after losing one to the Fox Sports mothership.
John writes that Fox Sports Ohio is airing a slate of local high school football games this season.
A Cleveland TV sports anchor has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel speculates on whether the Big East Conference will create its own television network.
Jeff Fellenzer in the Los Angeles Times talks with San Diego Padres TV voice Dick Enberg about his return to baseball this year.
Tom Hoffarth in the Los Angeles Daily News looks at the Wikipedia bios of various play-by-play men.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes a new sports radio talk show host isn’t afraid to go outside the box, if necessary.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star notes that Tennis Canada is relaunching its website.
AJ Daulerio of Deadspin recaps the reaction to his Brett Favre sexting Jenn Sterger story.
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon says Deadspin betrayed Sterger by publishing the story without her consent.
Lou Clinton at 38 Cliches reviews the performance of Lou Merloni in his one-time replacement stint for the Red Sox Radio Network.
Sports Media Watch says Sun Sports received record ratings for the New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Rays weekend series.
My esteemed blogging colleague, Steve Lepore of Puck The Media has the NHL’s press release detailing the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic in Calgary.
The MLS Talk blog notes that the ratings for Major League Soccer on ESPN2 have fallen below the WNBA.
That’s all for now.
Having had to take Dad to the eye doctor then being told that I can’t go to the Massachusetts office because he’s taking a client to lunch is really killing me. Not having a car is killing me. Not having my own schedule is killing me. And after today, the blogging schedule will be light over the next few days due to end of the month/beginning of the month stuff will kill me as well. Not a happy day. And if I get that spam from someone telling me to move to New Mexico, that person will be getting my wrath.
So having said that, it’s time to do some linkage while I can.
In a big move, Michael Smith of Sports Business Daily reports that IMG College is purchasing ISP Sports which means a shift in the multimedia rights of 60 colleges and universities.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Big Ten Network is going to use archival footage, some never aired before, to produce a new 13 week series.
Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk writes that Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer and Daryl Johnston will be joining NFL Network as analysts, but will also remain at Fox in their current capacities.
Media analyst Larry Gerbrandt writes in the Hollywood Reporter that professionals and manufacturers want to push 3-D TV as fast as they can.
Lacey Rose of Forbes speaks with Sony Pictures Television head Andy Kaplan who’s bullish on 3-D.
Dennis Waszak, Jr. of the Associated Press says the NFL’s New York Jets are ready to be in the spotlight this summer thanks to HBO’s Hard Knocks.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell explores Tim Tebow’s new endorsement deal with Jockey undergarments.
Lisa Backus of the New Britain (CT) Herald reports an unsealed arrest warrant provides new details on the charges against former ESPN analyst Jeremy Green, son of former NFL coach Dennis Green. Jeremy was arrested earlier this month in a motel near the ESPN headquarters on child pornography charges.
Pete Dougherty in the Albany Times Union tries to piece together the NFL regular season TV schedule for the Capital Region.
Jenny Vrentas of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger explores how HBO lured the Jets to take part in Hard Knocks.
In the New Jersey Newsroom, Evan Weiner writes that an East Coast media trip by Pac 10/12 football coaches is in reality, a ploy to increase TV rights fees for the conference.
In the Washington Examiner, Jim Williams looks at the stronger TV ratings for the Nationals.
The Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog looks at Erin Andrews going to Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby for strong anti-stalking legislation.
Carol Vaughn of the Eastern Shore (VA) News writes that ESPN will be on Tangier Island to shoot an ad for ESPN3.com.
Dave Nicholson of the Tampa (FL) Tribune writes about a local girl who was featured on ESPN’s E:60 for her feat of throwing two perfect games in Little League.
In the St. Petersburg Times, Tom Jones says Sun Sports’ Dwayne Staats did not mention Matt Garza’s no-hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays until the final out.
An aside here. I saw that report on ESPN before heading out Sunday morning and it was an eyeopener. Very solid journalism from ESPN and Paula Lavigne. The story is still having an impact three days after it aired.
Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle says Big 12 Commissioner Don Beebe can only look forward after a tumultuous summer that almost led to the disbanding of the conference.
Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers’ TV ratings are down this year compared to the same period a year ago.
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times writes that a miscommunication between FSN Northwest and higher ups prevented the network from airing a confrontation in the Mariners dugout Saturday during a game against the Red Sox that NESN and Japanese network NHK had no problem in showing to viewers.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says the noose may be tightening on cyclist Lance Armstrong over steroids.
More coming up. I’ll post these now.
Ok, this shuffling between two offices is just killing me. No time to do anything, work or blogging. Let’s do some linkage now.
For the weekend viewing picks, you can go here.
Now the links from all over the country and Canada.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says more big sports events will be migrating to cable from network TV.
USA Today Travel writer Barbara De Lollis reports that ESPN’s Erin Andrews is suing the hotel chains that gave out information to her stalker that allowed him to videotape her without her knowledge.
Milton Kent of Fanhouse writes an open letter to ESPN Dictator George Bodenheimer.
Librardo Cardona and Frank Bajak of the Associated Press report that a Colombian TV network will not air ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, “The Two Escobars” based on a complaint from the family of Andres Escobar, the soccer player who was killed after the 1994 World Cup.
The head of Fox Sports public relations, Lou D’Ermilio writes an appreciation of former Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard.
Glen Dickson at Broadcasting & Cable says Fox Sports has renewed a deal with Sportsvision to digitally enhance its NFL, MLB and NASCAR broadcasts through 2014.
Diego Vasquez at Media Life Magazine discovers that sponsors really get their money’s worth with the U.S. Open in New York.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Tiger Woods’ sponsors need him to win and win now.
Joe Favorito says Spain has reaped the benefits of hosting the World Cup (1982) and the Summer Olympics (1992).
Emmett Jones at Sports Business Digest is counting the days until the NBA Lockout.
The Sports Media Watch says Fox Saturday Baseball hit the 2.0 rating mark last Saturday for the first time since May.
SMW feels ESPN granting LeBron James one hour of airtime wasn’t the worst thing the network has done.
And SMW has some ratings news and notes.
SportsbyBrooks wonders why Versus’ Jenn Sterger is taking shots at Danica Patrick.Nothing like a sports catfight.
East and Mid-Atlantic
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe says NESN has finally found a vehicle for anchor Jade McCarthy.
The Bristol (CT) Press editorializes that ESPN bringing 125 Magazine jobs to the local area is good for the economy.
The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir writes that the Yankees’ limited partners have nothing but praise for George Steinbrenner.
Mike Hale of the Times reviews MLB Network’s new reality show, “The Club.”
Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News depicts the give-and-take relationship between George Steinbrenner and Yankees announcer Suzyn Waldman.
Bill Madden of the Daily News writes that contrary to TV reports, no Yankees player attended the funeral services of former public address announcer Bob Sheppard.
Frank DiGiacomo of the Daily News reports that YES announcer and ESPN Radio New York host Michael Kay has become engaged to former NBC News anchor Jodi Applegate in what seems to be a very mismatched pair.
Phil Mushnick in the New York Post feels ESPN didn’t provide enough live coverage during its live coverage of the Open Championship.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union how we watch sports continues to evolve even in this day of high definition TV.
Ken McMillan from the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record says Time Warner will air the Empire State Games next week.
In the Baltimore-centric Press Box, Dave Hughes of DCRTV notes that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will launch a Charm City sports news website next week.
Ryan Sharrow of the Baltimore Business Journal also looks at the new Comcast Baltimore website.
The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson says expect to see the Heat on national TV the maximum amount as allowed by the NBA.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says Sun Sports will re-air the Miami Heat’s welcome of LeBron James and Chris Bosh three more times.
Tom Jones in the St. Petersburg Times writes that TBS will honor George Steinbrenner through Seinfeld episodes next week.
Ray Buck of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says Texas Rangers PA announcer Chuck Morgan got to work next to the Yankees’ Bob Sheppard for one game.
David Barron from the Houston Chronicle has a news and notes column today.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman also has some news and notes.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that local sports radio host Andy Furman will host a weekend Fox Sports Radio show.
John says the MLB All-Star Game was a hit in the Queen’s City.
Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids (MI) Press is not a fan of the ESPY’s.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains why the World Cup did not fare well in Suds City.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business has his winners and losers in sports media and business.
Dan Caesar in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals are mulling over two very strong proposals for its radio rights.
Scott D. Pierce in the Deseret (UT) News says the World Cup definitely brought in the viewers.
John Maffei in the North County Times talks about ESPN’s start-to-finish coverage of the Open Championship. John has an error in his column stating that Mark May will do play-by-play of ESPN’s Thursday night college football series. Rece Davis will be calling games, not Mark May.
Jim Carlisle of the Ventura County Star says SoCal is on the hook for the lowest All-Star Game ratings in history.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times says an Entourage storyline of the NFL offering L.A. a team is far-fetched in reality.
Dawn Chmieleski of the Times writes that the dispute between Time Warner and Disney could have sports fans reeling.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at Fox’s spin on the All-Star Game ratings.
Tom has his look at the week and adds some news and notes as well.
Gary Lycan of the Orange County Register says local radio sportscaster Chuck Madden has passed away.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says 3-D TV is the future of sports television.
Bruce Dowbiggin at the Toronto Globe and Mail says the All-Star Game ratings are symptomatic of MLB’s problems.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star notes that a local sports radio station has hired a host to shake things up.
And we’re done with the megalinks.
I haven’t grouped press releases in a while so here goes. Starting with NBC Sports which shows Track & Field and a couple of other events this weekend.
Live Coverage from Randall’s Island in New York City Begins Saturday at 4 p.m. ETMotocross (LIVE), Ironman World Championship and World of Adventure Sports Round Out Weekend Coverage On NBC SportsNEW YORK – June 10, 2010 – NBC Sports presents two hours of live coverage from the 2010 Adidas Grand Prix, the fifth stop on the inaugural IAAF Diamond League, the newly formed, global track & field competition circuit. The field includes more than 75 Olympians – 33 of them Olympic or World champions – hailing from 42 countries. Coverage airs this Saturday from 4-6 p.m. ET with Universal Sports rebroadcasting the two-hour NBC show at 8:00 p.m. ET.NBC Sports’ Olympic broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Ato Bolden, Dwight Stones and Lewis Johnson will call the action from Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City.Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) is set to race Allyson Felix (USA) in the 200m for first time in the U.S.; and Americans Anna Pierce, Shannon Rowbury, Christin Wurth-Thomas and Jenny Barringer are set for women’s 1500m show down.AMA MOTOCROSS, SATURDAY, 3 PM ET (LIVE)NBC Sports presents live coverage this weekend of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross from Mt. Morris, Pa., airing Saturday 3-4 p.m. ET.The series features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, racing on the roughest, toughest tracks in the world. Motocross is the original extreme action sport, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship showcases pure motocross. The 12-round series began in California on Memorial Day weekend in May and ends in Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend in September, and includes stops at premier motocross racing facilities across the country. While each track is unique, each race is run under the same format: two 30-minute-plus-two lap races per class with the scores from each race combined to determine the overall winner.The broadcast team of Jason Weigandt, David Bailey, Jamie Bestwick and Tiffany Simons will call the action from High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SUNDAY, 4 PM ETNBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 from Clearwater, Florida, airing on Sunday 4-5 p.m. ET.Phil Liggett provides commentary of Sunday’s coverage featuring the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series: its world championship in Clearwater, FL. More than 1,800 domestic and international competitors earned the right to compete by qualifying at one of 33 Ironman 70.3 events around the world. The incredibly competitive field includes previous Ironman world champions, Olympic medalists, and other top contenders including Americans Matt Reed and Mary Beth Ellis. The championship will consist of a grueling combination of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS, SUNDAY, 5 PM ETNBC Sports presents the Emmy Award-winning World of Adventure Sports (WOAS) hosted by Pat Parnell this Sunday June 13, 5-6 p.m. ET. This episode features wakeboarding as the world’s best riders are showcased in Oakley’s Push Process latest action sports film. WOAS will then follow Guinness World record-holder athlete Ronnie Renner, and some of the dirt bike world’s most gifted athletes on the sandy wilderness dune fields of Glamis, Calif. Also in this episode, WOAS will provide an inside look at Castles in the Sky, produced by Taylor Steele. This film features world-renowned surfers Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado, Dave Rastovich and Jordy Smith as they explore new coastlines in Iceland, Peru, India and Africa. WOAS will also head to the skies with Red Bull Air Force, while they document Human Flight 3D providing spectacular 3D images and some of the most innovative skydiving skills in the world.
TNT continues its NASCAR coverage in Michigan on Sunday.
TNT Continues its Coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing in
on Sunday, June 13th MichiganPre-race coverage begins at Noon (ET); NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from begins at 1 p.m. (ET) MichiganTNT gears up for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from on Sunday, June 13 live from Michigan International Speedway. The network will air exclusive coverage of the NASCAR Spint Cup Race 400 beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) with play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander calling the race alongside analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach in the booth. In addition, analyst Larry McReynolds will make frequent contributions from the in-field as he breaks down crew strategy and analyzes car adjustments. MichiganThe network will rev up its Countdown to Green pre-race coverage beginning at Noon ET with Lindsay Czarniak (host), Petty and McReynolds, with reports from pit reporters Marty Snider, Matt Yocum, Ralph Sheheen and Phil Parsons. No. 29 Kevin Harvick will join TNT’s infield rig for an interview prior to the race to discuss the controversy that surrounded him and No. 20 Joey Logano and the conclusion of last week’s race in Pocono. In addition, Czarniak will have an exclusive interview with NASCAR President Mike Helton.TNT’s acclaimed Pride of NASCAR series will feature racing legend Davey Allison who was the 1987 NASCAR Rookie of the Year and 1992 Daytona 500 winner.Dallenbach will once again breaks down race strategy during Wally’s World, as he is superimposed into live race footage from last season’s race in . He will virtually walk along the track to discuss its nuances, with the ability to stop the race footage. MichiganIn addition, Petty’s Ponytail Express made a stop by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on their way to for a special tour of the facility. MichiganThroughout this year’s NASCAR on TNT Summer Series, the network will join forces with NASCAR.COM, the official site of NASCAR, to provide TNT RaceBuddy a multiplatform experience for race fans which features live feeds from the racetrack including pit road and in-car cameras, as well as live chats and polls.2010 NASCAR on TNT Summer Series:ALL TIMES EASTERN (ET)
SUNDAY, JUNE 1312 – 1 p.m. - Countdown to Green
1 – 4:30 p.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from
Michigan( MichiganInternational ) SpeedwaySUNDAY, JUNE 202 – 3 p.m. - Countdown to Green3 – 6:30 p.m. - Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon Raceway)SUNDAY, JUNE 2712 – 1 p.m. - Countdown to Green1 – 4:30 p.m. - Lenox Industrial Tools 301 – ( New HampshireInternational ) Speedway
SATURDAY, JULY 36:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Countdown to Green7:30 – 11 p.m. – Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Daytona International
) SpeedwaySATURDAY, JULY 106:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Countdown to Green
7:30 – 11 p.m. - LifeLock.com 400 (
Chicago ) Speedway
Let’s give you some links on this Thursday.
ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer discusses the suspension of Tony Kornheiser and the coverage of the Tiger Woods story.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says Turner Sports has launched a new iPhone app.
Katy Bachman of Mediaweek says the Chicago Bears had the biggest radio audience of all NFL teams.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell gets reaction from “One Shining Moment” composer David Barrett about CBS using Jennifer Hudson to sing a new rendition of his song for the NCAA Tournament.
Eric Wilbur of the Boston Globe isn’t too thrilled about the business practices at the new restaurant owned by NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times looks at the demolition of the old Yankee Stadium.
Richard Goldstein of the Times has an obituary of former LA Rams defensive lineman Merlin Olsen who became an actor and an NFL analyst for NBC and later CBS. Olsen died at the age of 69 of Mesothelioma. In 1979, Olsen was teamed with Dick Enberg forming one of the best NFL announcing teams in TV history lasting until 1989. Olsen also acted appearing in “Little House on the Prairie” and “Father Murphy”. Olsen was known as a gentle giant, but also formed one of the best defensive front lines in NFL history as part of the “Fearsome Foursome” with the Rams in the 1960′s.
Also from the Times, Stuart Elliot says computer chip manufacturer Intel is buying ads all over the place including during the NCAA Tournament on CBS.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union talks with CBS’ Dick Enberg who has 50 years of NCAA Tournament memories.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes about a cooking segment that the Miami Heat is producing along with cable TV partner Sun Sports.
The Orlando Business Journal talks about ESPN signing an 8 year rights deal with the Citrus Bowl.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer has Fox Sports Ohio’s alternate channels for today’s college basketball action.
Writing for the Muncie (IN) Star-Press, Dom Christi of Ball State University says CBS has reason to believe that it will have decent ratings for the NCAA Tournament.
Jim O’Donnell in the Chicago Sun-Times talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Steve Lavin about the rumors of him going to DePaul.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives praise to ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb (scroll down).
Bob Mayhall of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says Fox Sports Midwest’s Dan McLaughlin may not be calling the Blues this season, but he’s busier than ever.
Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star writes that Big 12 fans are not enthralled with ESPN’s Brent Musburger and Bob Knight.
Keith Thursby of the Los Angeles Times has an extensive obit of Merlin Olsen.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News also remembers Olsen.
Here’s a very nice tribute to Olsen by NFL Films President Steve Sabol.
Pat Hickey in the Montreal Gazette feels the boost hockey received during the 2010 Olympics will be very shortlived.
Friend of Fang’s Bites Cameron Frye at the Beantown Athletic Supporters properly gets on Jerry Remy for one particular charge at his new restaurant.
I’ll finish it there.
This is the first of six posts on the Spring Training TV schedules for all 30 MLB teams. I’ll go by division instead of by team as 30 posts would be too much and not every team is televising a full schedule.
This will be broken down by division so we begin with the American League East, followed by the Central, and the West. The same for the National League.
So here are the Spring Training games for teams in the American League East. All times are Eastern.
Baltimore Orioles (MASN)
Sunday, March 7 – Boston Red Sox vs. Orioles at Sarasota, FL, 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 25 – New York Yankees vs. Orioles at Sarasota, FL, 1 p.m.
Monday, March 29 – New York Yankees vs. Orioles at Sarasota, FL, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 – Boston Red Sox vs. Orioles at Sarasota, FL, 1 p.m.
Boston Red Sox (NESN)
Wednesday, March 3 – Boston College vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 – Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 14- Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17 – New York Mets vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 – Houston Astros vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 – Minnesota Twins vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
Monday, March 29 – Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox at Fort Myers, FL, 1 p.m.
New York Yankees (YES, unless indicated)
Wednesday, March 3 – Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Friday, March 5 – Tampa Bay Rays vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 6 – Toronto Blue Jays vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m. (WWOR)
Monday, March 8 – Philadelphia Phillies vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates vs.Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 – Atlanta Braves vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m. (WWOR)
Thursday, March 18 – Tampa Bay Rays vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 19 – Detroit Tigers vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 – Detroit Tigers vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Monday, March 22 – Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater, FL, 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 – Detroit Tigers vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30 – Toronto Blue Jays vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31 – Minnesota Twins vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Friday, April 2 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 – Yankees Future Stars vs. Yankees at Tampa, FL, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays (Sun Sports)
Friday, March 19 – New York Yankees vs. Rays at Port Charlotte, FL, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 25 – Minnesota Twins vs. Rays at Port Charlotte, FL, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 1 – Baltimore Orioles vs. Rays at Port Charlotte, FL, 1 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays (TSN2)
Saturday, April 3 – Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros at Kissimee, FL, 2 p.m.
Starting tomorrow, Sun Sports and Fox Sports Florida will air a new documentary on former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden who retired after the 2009-2010 college football season. I do have an advanced copy so expect a review of this either late tonight or sometime tomorrow before the first airing. Here are the details of the contents.
FSU TELEVISION ADVISORY“Bobby: Reflections of a Legend” Premieres Tuesday 8:00pm ET exclusively on Sun SportsORLANDO – Tuesday, January 26, at 8:00pm ET, Sun Sports, the regional television home for the Seminoles for 20+ years, will premiere a riveting, one-of-a-kind TV special on Bobby Bowden, entitled “Bobby: Reflections of a Legend.”This is not your ordinary TV profile highlighting his career. It will be a more personal look at what makes Bobby Bowden who he is, and much, much more.A must-see television program for FSU fans produced by the network that has covered the ‘Noles and Coach Bowden for more than two decades, the one-hour program will also air on other FOX regional sports networks across the U.S., including Sun Sports’ sister network FOX Sports Florida.Here’s what viewers can expect to see….The show looks at what makes Bobby Bowden tick…a look at both his personal and professional make-up. There are recollections from people who know him well from all eras, plus a conversation with Bobby himself. In the most basic terms, this is, aside from wins and losses, and aside from maybe even football, a study of why Bobby Bowden is who he is. Also, it’s candid reactions from people to his departure, and a very recent conversation with Bobby about his own feelings and what’s next for him.Throughout all of this, Sun Sports weaves in and out of segments & topics using footage from Coach Bowden’s last game, the 2010 Gator Bowl in
. The network also includes quite a bit of historical footage from over 30 years of his celebrated career. JacksonvilleAdditional content that did not make it into the final show will also be available on the network’s website, FoxSportsFlorida.com.Again, this is NOT another “recap” type of show recounting records, numbers, and the A-Z story of Bobby’s life and times. Sun Sports’ producers felt it was very important to try and produce something different & unique.Segments are broken down as follows:
1. Opening…reactions to Bobby’s retirement announcement, thoughts on health and what motivated Bobby to continue to the age of 80. Narrated by Keith Jones.2. “The
Bowden Way” (Bobby’s approach to the game, approach to coaching, dealing with players). How Bobby defined it, how his players defined it. Why Bobby’s way of doing things was successful. Narrated by William Floyd.3. Relationships with players and relationships with people. Bobby’s folksy charm, but also strong leadership. Narrated by Keith Jones.4. Recruiting tales. Former players recount how Bobby won them over. (i.e. Kirk Carruthers recalling how Bowden visited his home and while leaving threw a snowball back at the family with a smile. Ken Alexander’s mother sharing recipes in the kitchen with Bobby, etc.). Narrated by William Floyd.5. Bowden’s relationship with the media. How he set about to work well with the press, and why he was so successful at it. Narrated by Paul Kennedy.6. The final stretch..Bobby’s candid thoughts. Narrated by Paul Kennedy.7. Closing…what’s next. The future. How others remember Bobby, and how Bobby would like to be remembered. Narrated by Keith Jones.With a bit of a documentary approach, the show is unhosted as the network uses three people to narrate instead. The narrators do include some personal recollections as well as lead us through our topics. The show is narrated by:
- Keith Jones, Sun Sports’ “Prime Time Noles” TV analyst since 1989 & former safety at FSU under Bowden (’78-’80)- William Floyd, FSU football radio analyst & former fullback at FSU from ’91-‘93- Paul Kennedy, Sun Sports’ “Prime Time Noles” TV play-by-play announcer since 1989Throughout the show, viewers will hear from:- Bobby Bowden-
Keith Jones, “Prime Time Noles” analyst and safety at FSU under Bowden (1978-80)- Peter Boulware, FSU DL (94-96)- Odell Haggins, FSU DL (86-89) and current FSU assistant coach- Clint Purvis, FSU football team chaplain- State Trooper (accompanied Bowden to and from games, events, etc. throughout Bobby’s 34 years at FSU) Billy Smith, Florida- Ken Alexander, FSU LB (90-93)- Kez McCorvey, FSU WR (91-94)- Shannon Baker, FSU WR (89-92)- Kirk Carruthers, FSU LB (88-91)- Ron Dugans, FSU wide receiver (95-99)- Gene Deckerhoff, “Voice of the Seminoles” and co-host of “The Bobby Bowden Show”- Corey Simon, FSU defensive lineman (96-99)- Chuck Amato, FSU assistant coach (1982-1999, 2007-2009)- Mike Bianchi, Sentinel Sports Columnist Orlando
This looks like quite the labor of love for those who produced the special.
men’s basketball schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports
Saturday, January 23
College Gameday live from Clemson, SC – ESPN, 11 a.m.
Rutgers at Georgetown – Big East Network
CBS Coverage Map
Michigan State at Minnesota – CBS
Mississippi State at Alabama – CBS
Army at Navy – CBS College Sports
Hofstra at Drexel – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast Sports South/MSG Network
Villanova at St. John’s – ESPN
Akron at Kent State – ESPN2
women’s/Kansas State at Nebraska – FSN
Midldle Tennessee at Western Kentucky – ESPN2
Colorado at Texas A&M – Big 12 Network
Boston College at Virginia Tech – Raycom
DePaul at Notre Dame – Big East Network
CBS Coverage Map
Ohio State at West Virginia – CBS
Oregon State at Cal – CBS
VCU at Northeastern – Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England/Comcast Sports South
Kansas at Iowa State – ESPN
Marquette at Syracuse – ESPNU
women’s/Stanford at Oregon – FSN
Colorado State at New Mexico – the mtn.
Oklahoma State at Kansas State – Big 12 Network
Texas at UConn – CBS
Georgia State at Delaware – Comcast Network/Comcast Sports South
Michigan at Purdue – ESPN
UMass at Baylor – ESPNU
Washington State at UCLA – FSN
Virginia at Wake Forest – Raycom
Arkansas at Kentucky – SEC Network
women’s/St. Joseph’s at Charlotte – CBS College Sports
Tennessee at Georgia – Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Southwest/Sun Sports
URI at Xavier – A-10 Network/Cox Sports RI
Nebraska at Missouri – Big 12 Network
South Carolina at Florida – ESPN
NC State at Maryland – ESPN2
Dayton at St. Joseph’s – ESPNU
Air Force at Utah – the mtn.
College Gameday live from Clemson, SC – ESPN
Illinois at Northwestern – Big Ten Network
UNLV at TCU – CBS College Sports
Houston at Memphis – ESPN2
South Florida at Providence – ESPNU
Duke at Clemson – ESPN
UC-Davis at Pacific – ESPNU
BYU at San Diego State – the mtn.
Sunday, January 24
Cincinnati at Louisville – Big East Network
Central Connecticut State at Quinnipiac – NESN
Georgia Tech at Florida State – Raycom
women’s/Indiana at Michigan – Big Ten Network
women’s/West Virginia at Notre Dame – ESPNU
women’s/South Carolina at Florida – Fox Sports South/SportSouth/Sun Sports
Pittsburgh at Seton Hall – Big East Network
women’s/American at Holy Cross – CBS College Sports
Penn State at Wisconsin – Big Ten Network
women’s/Michigan State at Minnesota – ESPN2
women’s/Arkansas at Alabama – Fox Sports South/Sun Sports
women’s/Oklahoma State at Colorado – FSN
women’s/Houston at UAB – CBS College Sports
Iowa at Indiana – Big Ten Network
women’s/Tennessee at LSU – ESPNU
women’s/Arizona State at Arizona – FSN
Missouri State at Creighton – ESPNU
women’s/Duke at Maryland – FSN
Got some linkage for you today. Also expecting the final NFL TV partner press releases for Championship Sunday and you’ll see that here. Let’s do the links as I have a lot of work to do today.
Starting with Dave Kindred writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center explores the right and wrong way to interview subjects.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders whether or not stadium naming rights deals are good.
Darren discussed this next topic on the Dan Patrick Show regarding Nike reducing Tiger Woods’ presence on its website.
Alex Weprin of Broadcasting & Cable writes that YouTube will stream live cricket events around the world, except in the United States.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says HBO will distribute a pay per view boxing match on May 13 involving Manny Pacquiao, but it won’t involve Floyd Mayweather.
Steve McClellan of Adweek looks at the new Nielsen survey showing 51% of those polled prefer watching Super Bowl ads than the game itself.
Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter writes that British Columbia is looking to attract American tourists to Vancouver once the Winter Olympics end.
David Goeztl of MediaPost has NBC Sports Emperor and Jay Leno Hatchet Man Dick Ebersol frustrated over the reveal that the network will lose $200 million on the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly recaps Ebersol’s uncomfortable appearance on the Colbert Report last night.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says Verizon Fios subscribers might finally gain access to regional sports networks that they had been blocked from watching.
Keith Groller of the Allentown (PA) Morning Call has some radio and TV news and notes.
Laura Nachman says Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is expanding its 76ers coverage.
MASN has released its 2010 Baltimore Orioles schedule.
Tim Lemke looks at the New York Times’ announcement that its creating a pay wall in 2011.
Tracee Hamilton in the Washington Post feels expanding the NCAA Tournament at the whims of ESPN’s money is not a good idea.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner says NFL Network will air Super Bowl III in its entirety this Saturday.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun Sentinel explores the evolution of the new name of the Miami Dolphins stadium.
Ken Rogers of the Dothan (AL) Eagle finds legendary NBC Sports and ESPN original announcer Jim Simpson to discuss his calling Super Bowl I for the old NBC Radio.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle transcribes Bryant Gumbel’s extremely strong commentary on steroids at the end of this week’s Real Sports in which he lumped some MLB players with known and suspected users.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Brett Favre achieved another amazing feat last Sunday.
Jim O’Donnell in the Chicago Sun-Times speculates on which Super Bowl matchup would draw the best ratings for CBS.
Vince Horiuchi of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the advent of 3-D TV this summer.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at the next set of documentaries in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.
Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says Universal Sports will have live coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships tonight.
The Toronto Globe and Mail looks at the unveiling of the Olympics Broadcasting Consortium theme.
And James Bradshaw of the Globe and Mail says the new theme song was a long time in the making.
The Sports Media Watch says Saturday night’s Ravens-Colts game drew good ratings for CBS.
And SMW says Jets-Chargers drew over 35 million viewers.
SMW tells us TNT drew low ratings for Orlando-LA Lakers on Monday.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media is troubled by the firing of a Sun Sports sideline reporter in the wake of him being charged in child pornography distribution.
Jay Busbee in Yahoo’s From the Marbles blog says NASCAR and the media need to mend fences.
John Daly of the Daly Planet looks at a NASCAR team owner blasting ESPN and Fox for the sport’s ratings tumble and lackluster fan enthusiasm last season.
Jeff Bakalar of CNET speculates on whether ESPN will be streaming sports on the Microsoft Xbox gaming system.
And that’s all for now.
I have amassed a number of press releases from Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports on a host of subjects so I figured I’ll group them together. Let’s go.
First, Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports has been awarded some local Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for various local productions and features. Take a look:
SUN SPORTS/FOX SPORTS
WINS SEVEN 2009 SUNCOAST REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS FLORIDA
Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida’s Production and Members of the Miami HEAT’s TV Production Team Recognized for Programming/Production Excellence
ORLANDO (Dec. 7, 2009) - The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recognized Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida and the Miami HEAT for programming and production excellence by awarding the networks‘ and team’s broadcasting divisions seven 2009 regional Emmy Awards.
’s Fox-owned and managed sports networks and the HEAT won awards for their commitment to quality programming/production during the 2009 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Florida
“This is a tremendous honor” said Ned Tate, Sun Sports & FOX Sports Florida executive producer. “We congratulate all the hard-working and talented production staff at both Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida and the Miami HEAT for this outstanding accomplishment.”
The Suncoast Chapter of NATAS offers annual Emmy Awards in the SE region including the entire State of
Florida, most of the State of Louisiana, areas of Alabamaand Georgiaand Puerto Rico.
2009 Suncoast Emmy Award Winners – Sun Sports/FOX Sports
Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited
Philadelphia 76ers vs.
AJ Speaks, Tony Fiorentino,
MiamiHeat / Sun Sports, Miami, FL
Sports – Program Feature/Segment
Dwayne Wade’s Olympic Journey
Benard Worrell, Charlie Luken, Edward Ballard
Sun Sports/ FS Florida,
Lou Gehrig Feature
Paul Kennedy, Michael Wargo, Brett Opdyke
Sun Sports/ FS Florida,
Sports – Regularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program
Inside The Rays:
Art Dryce, Tom Sipos
Sun Sports/ FS Florida,
Inside the Rays: On the Air
Jamie Shapiro, Michael Wargo, Whit Watson
Sun Sports / FS Florida,
Inside the Heat: NBA Europe
Matthew Shedenhelm, Ed Filomia, Jason Jackson,
Amber Tollefson, Keith Haeberle, Daniel Roujansky
Sun Sports / FS Florida, Orlando, FL
Editor – Program
Inside the Heat: “NBA Europe”
Sun Sports/ FS Florida, Orlando, FL
2009 ACC Football Championship
Soccer and Field Hockey North Carolina
ACC Cross Country and Men’s Soccer
Thursday, December 10 at 6 p.m. ET & Friday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports
The 12th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated the No. 25 Clemson Tigers, 39-34, in the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game Saturday night in
, earning an . ACC All Access has highlights fr Tampa omthe championship and previews the seven ACC bowl games, including:
Pittsburghvs. – Meineke Car Care Bowl North Carolina
vs. USC – Emerald Bowl Boston College
Kentuckyvs. Clemson – Bowl Music City
Miamivs. – Champs Sports Bowl Wisconsin
§ Virginia Tech vs.
– Chick-fil-A Bowl Tennessee
West Virginiavs. – Gator Bowl Florida State
vs. Georgia Tech – Orange Bowl Iowa
Then ACC All Access takes a look at a pair of
national championships. The w North Carolina omen’s soccer team won their 21st National Championship on Sunday, defeating Stanford 1-0 to win the W omen’s College Cup. And the Tar Heels’ field hockey team won the program’s sixth National Championship by defeating ACC rival , 3-2, thanks to Danielle Forward’s game winning goal with 11.7 seconds left in the game. Maryland
And ACC All Access reviews three fall championships: The 2009 ACC Cross Country Championships, where NC State took h
ome the men’s title and Florida Statewon the w omen’s crown; and the Men’s Soccer Championship, at which the men’s soccer team recorded its eighth consecutive shutout, beating NC State, 1-0. Virginia
For questions, comments or feature ideas concerning ACC All Access, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACC All Access airs Thursdays throughout the college football season on FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports South and SportSouth.
On Sun Sports this Friday, former Providence College announcer Eric Reid hosts the latest edition of “Inside The Heat.”
On Sun Sports this Friday, former Providence College announcer Eric Reid hosts the latest edition of “Inside The Heat.”
SUN SPORTS PRESENTS “INSIDE THE HEAT: JERMAINE O’NEAL”
HOSTED BY ERIC REID
Premieres Friday, December 11, 10:30pm ET following Mavs/HEAT game on Sun Sports
Replays: Sunday, December 13, 5:30pm and Tuesday, December 15, 10:30pm
Video sneak peek here…
Six-time NBA All-Star, Jermaine O’Neal, has brought an immediate big man presence to the Miami HEAT since he was traded in February of 2009. Standing almost 7 foot tall, O’Neal is skilled on both ends of the floor. Playing injured for the past two seasons, Jermaine made a commitment to rejuvenate his body. “Inside the HEAT” gives fans a glimpse into his summer workouts.
Jermaine was a late bloomer, only beginning to play basketball in high school. “Inside the HEAT” takes viewers back to his hometown in Columbia, South Carolina, where Jermaine grew up. Jermaine was an immediate high school stand out and was drafted into the NBA out of high school, becoming the youngest player to enter the NBA. Drafted to the Portland Trail Blazers and then playing for the Pacers and Raptors before coming to the HEAT. In a candid and descriptive interview, Jermaine tells his story to “Inside the HEAT,” giving Sun Sports’ viewers insight into both the player and the man.
Finally, Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports will air all of the state high school football championship games over the next two weekends.
2009 FHSAA FOOTBALL FINALS ON SUN SPORTS & FOX SPORTS FLORIDA NETWORKS' PRODUCTION TEAM ROLLS INTO CITRUS BOWL FOR FULL-SCALE LIVE TV PRODUCTIONS OF ALL EIGHT GAMES OVER NEXT TWO WEEKENDS
ORLANDO - For the 10th consecutive year, Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida
will take its award-winning production team to the site of the state
football finals this weekend and next and provide viewers statewide with
coverage of all eight games -- 24 hours of live game coverage airing on
Sun Sports and/or FOX Sports Florida from the Citrus Bowl Stadium in
Calling the action are Whit Watson (play-by-play), Brady Ackerman
(analyst) and Jessica Blaylock (sideline reporter). Fans can also follow
Watson on the networks' Twitter page on gamedays - @SunSportsFOXFL.
Underscoring the regional cable networks' focus on local programming and
community-based events, the networks' production team will focus on the
hometown athletes, telling their stories and giving fans statewide a
look at some of the terrific talent coming out of Florida's prep ranks
LIVE TV SCHEDULE
Fri.,12/11, 1 p.m. - 1B: Glades Day vs. Warner Christian - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/11, 7 p.m. - *1A: American Hertiage vs. Trinity Christian - FS Florida (N/Cent FL)
*Live in N/Cent FL only; replay
statewide 12:30am on Sun Sports
Sat., 12/12, 1 p.m. - 2B: Bolles vs. Tampa Catholic - Sun Sports
Sat., 12/12, 7 p.m. - 2A: Cocoa vs. Glades Central - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/18, 1 p.m. - 3A: Teams TBD - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/18, 7 p.m. - 5A: Teams TBD - Sun Sports (S FL); FS Florida
Sat., 12/19 - 1 p.m. - 4A: Teams TBD - FS Florida
Sat., 12/19 - 7 p.m. - *6A: Teams TBD - FS Florida (S FL)
*Live in S FL only (if N. FL school plays, will also air live in that school's
market); replay statewide 10:30pm on Sun Sports
Tue., 12/22, 7 p.m. - 1B Replay - Sun Sports
Thu., 12/24, 1 p.m. - 1A Replay - Sun Sports
Thu., 12/24, 4 p.m. - 2B Replay - Sun Sports
Thu., 12/24, 7 p.m. - 2A Replay - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/25, 1 p.m. - 3A Replay - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/25, 4 p.m. - 5A Replay - Sun Sports
Fri., 12/25, 7 p.m. - 4A Replay - Sun Sports
Sat., 12/26, 3 p.m. - 6A Replay - Sun Sports
Schedule Subject to Change. All Times Eastern.
That’s it. Thanks to Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports for the releases.
We have two announcements from two local Fox Sports Net affiliates.
First, Fox Sports Florida will air a new edition of Inside the Magic featuring Mickael Pietrus.
The first airing is Wednesday, December 2, at 10:00pm on FOX Sports Florida immediately following the network’s coverage of the Knicks @ Magic game (N/Cent FL). The first statewide airing is scheduled for Friday, December 4, at 6:30pm on FOX Sports Florida.
Watch clip here…
Here’s a brief summary of the new show….
This edition of “Inside the Magic“ joins Mickael Pietrus as he returns to his home island of Guadeloupe.
- Mickael takes viewers to the recreation center where his dream of becoming an NBA player all began. He fell in love with basketball after watching Michael Jordan play on television. He also talks about how he turned the tragedy of losing his mother at the age of nine into motivation to accomplish his dream.
- Mickael also chats about his return trips to Guadelupe each year to hold a week long basketball camp. He talks about how he enjoys the opportunity to teach the game that he loves, and to give other children the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
- As viewers will see, the trip home wasn’t all work, as Mickael takes time to enjoy himself as he goes boating, fishing, repelling, and takes a tour with the winners of the Discover Guadeloupe Islands with Mickael Pietrus.
Additional airdates : Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9:30pm (Sun Sports); Saturday, Dec. 12, 9:00am (Sun Sports); Monday, Dec. 14, 1:30pm and 10:30pm (N/Cent FL, Sun Sports); Wednesday, Dec. 16, 10pm (N/Cent FL, Sun Sports); Saturday, Dec. 19, 10:00pm (FOX Sports Florida); Monday, Dec. 21, 12:30pm (Sun Sports; Tuesday, Dec. 22, 9:30pm (FOX Sports Florida); & Tuesday, Dec. 29, 9:00pm (Sun Sports).
The next episode of “Inside the Magic” will be on the new faces on the team and will premiere 12/30 at 10pm on FOX Sports Florida and be produced in HD.
And Fox Sports Ohio will be pushing an Xavier basketball game to alternate channels as the network has a conflict with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Friday, December 4, The Cavaliers on FOX Sports
, Xavier Musketeers available on alternate channels Ohio
This Friday, December 4, 2009, FOX Sports Ohio is covering both the Cavaliers and the Xavier Musketeers. Please refer to these programming details.
Friday, December 4
The Cavaliers will be on FOX Sports Ohio.
7:30pm Cavaliers Live pre-game show
8:00pm Cavaliers v. Chicago (HD)
The Xavier Musketeers will be on the alternate channels listed below:
7:00pm Musketeers Live pre-game show
7:30pm Xavier v.
: Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Fioptics: Channel 261 Bell
· Time Warner: Channel 310
· Insight: Channel 6
: Columbus, Ohio
· Time Warner, Insight and WOW – check local channels
: Cleveland, Ohio
· Time Warner: Channel 310
· Cox: Channel 98
DISH Network: FS Cincinnati
Direct TV: FS Cincinnati
We are working with additional operators to make the game available and are awaiting channel information.
Please check www.foxsportsohio.com for channel updates.
That does it. Good night.
I’m up this morning watching English Premier League soccer on ESPN2. Late last night, ESPN came to an agreement with Fox Soccer Channel to air two games a week, early Saturday morning games and Monday afternoon games so fans who had had to depend on Setanta Sports and shelling out money to watch the games don’t have to anymore. Setanta still has the Saturday 10 a.m. and early Sunday morning games, but not as many as in the past. It’s a nice feeling to wake up to EPL games on ESPN2 for the next 10 months.
I’ve been critical of ESPN for many things, but getting the EPL this season in both the UK and the US is a great move. I can hardly contain my excitement.
Of course earlier this year, ESPN won the rights to air EPL games in the UK and its website is up and running.
Let’s do some linkage for you.
The Nielsen Ratings Wire blog looks at the excitement over the new Madden 10 NFL video game.
Mary Ellen Fillo of the Hartford Courant looks at a new ESPN promo starring Snoop Dog… and Mike Ditka????
Jack Bell of the New York Times looks at ESPN’s entry into the English Premier League starting today.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union is urging a local radio station to stop airing the Dan Patrick Show on a 6 hour delay.
John Boccacino of the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle looks at ESPN’s Chris Mortensen making a stop at Buffalo Bills training camp on Friday.
Jonathan Tannenwald writes in his Philly.com Pretzel Logic blog that he’s excited to watch English Premier League games on ESPN2.
Jim Williams from the Washington Examiner says scoring the EPL rights is a huge feather in the cap for ESPN.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Fox Sports Ohio will have a full slate of high school football games this fall.
Janelle Gefland of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks with ESPN’s Cliff Drysdale who’s in town to call a women’s tennis tournament this weekend.
In the Shreveport (LA) Times, CBS’ Tim Brando previews a college football show he hosted for the network.
Christopher Curry of the Gainesville (FL) Sun says Cox Communications and Sun Sports have finally come to an agreement to air Tampa Bay Rays games this season.
Angela Busch of the Naples (FL) News writes that a local minor league hockey team is changing flagship radio stations.
Mel Bracht of the Daily Oklahoman does not like CBS’ Gary Danielson’s predictions for the BCS Championship Game.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News talks with local sports radio legend Norm Hitzges.
Patrick Finley of the Arizona Daily Star writes that the new Arizona Wildcats Sports Network is hiring new talent for football and basketball games.
Mitch Chortkoff writing in the Santa Monica Mirror says contrary to a Los Angeles Times report last month that Dodgers voice Vin Scully would retire after next season, now has Scully backtracking on those comments.
Cary Osborne of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal says there’s an increase of high school sports on TV.
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times is disturbed, but also encouraged by some of the trends he’s witnessing in baseball reporting.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes that the NFL has begun the promotional push for its NFL RedZone which will be available on cable this year. RedZone is different from the Red Zone Channel which is an exclusive to DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers.
Mike looks at ESPN’s US deal to air EPL games.
Sam Dunn of the Guardian in the UK writes about ESPN getting ready to join the battle for EPL viewers today.
Andy Fixmer and Margaret Brennan of Bloomberg combine for a story in which ESPN is predicting a high UK viewership for EPL games.
James Corrigan of the Independent in the UK feels ESPN’s signing of legendary football announcer Ray Stubbs is a big deal for the upstart network.
The great EPL Talk blog says this is not the first time that ESPN2 has aired English Premier League games.
The Sports Media Watch says last week’s Red Sox-Yankees game tied the highest ratings of the season for Fox Sports with …. a Yankees-Red Sox game!
Joe Favorito discusses the best way to deliver a message.
And Joe looks at the way the New Jersey Nets are trying to spread their message during the NBA offseason.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media looks at the SEC’s final revised media policy.
The Big Lead looks at the traffic for the major sports websites during what turned out to be a very busy July.
Chuck Hanf from the Two Cents from Beantown blog has a new show and it debuted last night. Check it out.
That’s going to do it. Turned out to be busier than I thought, but that’s a good thing. This should do it for today unless something major breaks.
Let’s do some linkage this evening. Lazy night for sports, but never a lazy night for blogging. Let’s do the links then I have some housekeeping to do later. Blog housekeeping, not house housekeeping. That’s for later.
I’ll start with Friend of Fang’s Bites and fellow puckhead Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette who is thrilled over his Flyers coming to Fenway Park to take on my Bruins at Fenway Park for the 2010 Winter Classic.
David Goetzl of MediaPost says ESPN used SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt in several tongue-in-cheek videos to sell upfront ads.
David looks at NBC’s deal with the NHL and IMG selling the international rights for the NFL.
Steve Lepore’s Puck The Media has the potential NHL on NBC schedule for next season. Steve speculates on the possible CBC Hockey Night in Canada sked. And Steve looks at what Versus could air next season.
In the Biz of Hockey, Maury Brown talks about the extension of NBC Sports’ revenue sharing agreement with the NHL.
Maury in the Biz of Baseball looks into his crystal ball at the sites for the All-Star Game in the next few years.
The Hollywood Reporter picks up a story from Mediaweek’s Anthony Crupi about the MLB All-Star Game hitting a ratings home run for Fox last night.
THR also picks up a Mediaweek story from Mike Shields about AOL buying an MMA website.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union provides the times for coverage for all four days of the Open Championship.
Glen Dickson from Broadcasting & Cable says this will be the last year we’ll have to put up with watching the Open Championship in old school standard definition.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes about DirecTV providing expanded coverage of the Open Championship.
Chris Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media has the BBC TV and radio broadcast schedule for the Open Championship. Chris says the PGA Tour’s Facebook page got embroiled in a mini-controversy over the Open Championship.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says Stan Savran will remain on FSN Pittsburgh while losing his nightly talk show.
Ray Frager of the Sports Media Journal gives major props to a Baltimore sports talk show host for coming clean about his painkiller addiction.
Here is the piece that Ray refers to in the Baltimore-centric Press Box site.
SECSports.com has the official announcement from Fox SportsNet about its agreement with ESPN to air SEC football, basketball and other conference sporting events in the conference footprint.
Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Fox Sports South will be part of the SEC cable syndication package.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times writes that Sun Sports will pick up the same SEC package in Florida.
Tom writes about the worst days in sports.
Patrick Finley of the Arizona Daily Star says after failing to make a deal with Fox Sports Arizona, the University of Arizona is starting its own syndicated TV network.
Radio Online says veteran play-by-play man Bill Rosinski joins ESPN Radio for college football games.
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com reports that none of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ home exhibition games will be aired on local television.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune looks at Don Ohlmeyer who will be the ESPN Ombudsman starting next month.
Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times also writes about Don Ohlmeyer.
Chicago Tribune and LA Times Olympics reporter Philip Hersh finds out why the International Olympic Committee is on NBC’s side in regards to the creation of the US Olympic Network.
Steve Silver from the Las Vegas Sun takes a behind the scenes trip with ESPN for its preparation for the World Series of Poker.
Ben Klayman of Reuters writes that the Tour de France is steering Versus to high ratings this month.
The Sports Media Watch looks at the 50 most watched sporting events on broadcast TV through the first half of 2009. And the SMW has the 50 most watched sporting events on cable in the 1st half of the year.
The Two Cents from Beantown blog looks at a new monitoring system that will be installed at every ball park that will measure every player’s defensive capabilities.
Phil Lowe of the i365Fight blog says ESPN is close to picking up the rights to air UFC programming in the UK.
Ciaran Hancock of the Irish Times says Setanta Sports picked up a key package of English Premier League games in Ireland helping it stay afloat after it lost a series of games to ESPN earlier this month.
The EPL Talk blog says Fox Soccer Channel will pick up three “friendlies” involving Liverpool starting this month.
That’s going to do it for tonight. Back later with some press release stuff.