Universal Sports Previews The Olympics With "Countdown to London"

To mark the 100 days countdown to the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, Universal Sports began a “Countdown to London” show that airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET. Each week, the series will profile athletes who we’ll watch in late July/early August in London on the networks of NBC. This Wednesday, the show […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage For You

Let’s do some long overdue linkage for you. It’s been owed big time. We begin with Mike McCarthy of USA Today who writes that a San Diego sports anchor is in trouble for referring to NASCAR driver Danica Patrick as a “B.” Michael Hiestand from USA Today says the NBA All-Star Game’s overnight ratings are […]

Universal Sports To Air and Stream Coverage of Women's Olympic Soccer Qualifying Tournament

Starting on Friday, Universal Sports will air the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. This will be the first international soccer tournament for the U.S. Women’s National Team since the World Cup in Germany last summer. This tournament will take place in Vancouver and involve teams from the Western Hemisphere including Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican […]

Some Quick Sunday Links

I’m going to provide a few links for you since they’ve been lacking here over the last few days. We begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deistch who talked with ESPN’s Brent Musburger who will call Monday’s BCS National Championship Game. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler about the BCS National Championship […]

Universal Sports To Air Full Slate of Skiing

Universal Sports has already started to air the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup season and it will continue all the way to the end at the World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria in March. The World Cup season took a break for Christmas and resumes today in Lienz, Austria with the Women’s Giant Slalom. You’ll […]

Some Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts & One Musical Comment

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

NBC Sports & Universal Sports Combine To Cover NYC Marathon

This Sunday, one of the most popular marathons takes place, the New York City Marathon. Universal Sports will have live coverage of the event both on its authenticated channel and online Sunday morning at 9 Eastern time. NBC Sports will air the event on tape delay in a two hour program at 4 p.m. East. […]

A Quickie Thursday Linkage

I’m going to post as many links as I can. It’s part of the day where I could be leaving at any time. Let’s do this. From USA Today, Tom Weir writes that the National Hockey League has issued a new social media policy to take effect immediately. Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable looks […]

The Tuesday Evening Linkage

Because I was a jobsite for most of the morning and into the early afternoon, I wasn’t able to supply links today. I’ll get to them now. Austin Karp leads the Sports Business Daily team in looking at the overnight ratings for the Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal […]

Let’s Do Some Monday Links

Time for some links. I expect press releases galore today announcing NFL ratings news so before they come fast and furious, I’ll do some linkage. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the NFL and its TV partners handled their 9/11 tributes yesterday as best as they could. Scott Woolley at writes that cable operators are […]

Some Sunday Linkage

I wasn’t able to link yesterday due to some personal commitments. I’ll be doing some today. Mike McCarthy of USA Today says ESPN yanked teams with anti-Semitic names from its fantasy football leagues. Daniel Riley of GQ speaks with the best baseball announcer of all-time, Vin Scully about his greatest calls. John Eggerton of Broadcasting […]

NBC & Universal Sports Team Up For Live Gymnastics

This week, both Universal and NBC Sports will air live coverage from the Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics national championships starting on Thursday and lasting until Saturday. NBC’s Olympic gymnastics announcing team of Al Trautwig, Elfi Schlegel and Tim Dagget will call the action on both networks. It culminates with NBC airing the women’s competition in […]

Unveiling The Wednesday Links For You

On Tuesday, I did the links in the evening, but today, the linkage is coming out early. Let’s get to them. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Fox plans to use its college football sideline reporter more as an analyst on the field, rather than give injury updates. To the Wall Street Journal where […]

Universal Sports Debuts Full-Time on DirecTV Today!

After being teased with a one month trial back in September of 2009 when Versus was pulled from DirecTV, Universal Sports is now on the satellite provider full-time as of today. The channel will be in the provider’s Sports Pack on channel 625. Universal has been in the midst of providing coverage of the World […]