BOWLING GREEN, KY - DECEMBER 5:  Head Coach Jeff Brohm of the WKU Hilltoppers celebrates with players and fans after a game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagle at Houchens-Smith Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers defeated the Golden Eagles 45-28.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Conference USA to see big drop in media rights

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times where networks are looking to cut costs where they can, or maybe it’s the fact that Conference USA doesn’t have the marquee schools that it did when it signed it’s last media rights deal, but as Sports Business Journal reports, the league will be lower payments from CBS […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 03: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling #38 throws out the first pitch after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins during the game on August 3, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling wanted to work with Fox Sports… and Fox said no???

Here’s a story that is almost impossible to fathom. In one corner we have a boisterous and controversial sports analyst who constantly mixed his baseball with his politics.  Someone who never shied away from speaking his mind on any issue and constantly made headlines for all the wrong reasons, butting heads with his employer, ESPN. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: ESPN color commentator Trent Dilfer smiles during a broadcast prior to the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)

Trent Dilfer shoots down rumors that he’s joining the 49ers

Now that we’ve moved past the NFL Draft, the future of ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has become quite the topic du jour in the football and sports media worlds.  Over the weekend it was reported that Dilfer was on his way out at ESPN and preparing to look for more opportunities elsewhere. On Monday, […]

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Chris Webber was extremely outraged with the no-call in Spurs-Thunder

Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs ended in quite the controversy, after Dion Waiters pushed Manu Ginobili before throwing the ball in bounds. Chris Webber, who was doing color commentary for TNT alongside Marv Albert, was dumbfounded (to say the least) by the no-call. Webber […]

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Viewing Picks for May 3, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Iona at St. John’s — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 6:30 p.m. Virginia at Liberty — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma — Fox College Sports Central, 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Texas — Longhorn Network, 7 p.m. Illinois at Missouri — […]

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Pierre McGuire inexplicably gives Penguins’ Matt Cullen a butt slap

Pierre McGuire is an enigma. He’s well-known in hockey circles. He had a disastrous stint as coach of the Hartford Whalers. He also suffers from extreme overexposure working practically every night of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports Group. And while hockey fans do their best to tolerate […]

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Some questions about Space Jam 2 that need answers

Few sequels ever live up to the hype of the original when it comes to movies, but every now and then you get a good sequel. The Empire Strikes Back? Great. Caddyshack 2? Forgettable. If movies are not getting sequels, they are getting reboots these days, which is one way to bring back favorites from many […]

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WWE Payback review: Roman Reigns retains WWE Title over AJ Styles

Roman Reigns is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion after his successful title defense against AJ Styles at Sunday’s WWE Payback pay-per-view, one that also featured a match-of-the-year candidate between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. In a show that WWE billed as the “first pay-per-view of the new era,” Reigns and Styles battled for 25 minutes […]

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Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to cover Kentucky Derby and Rio Olympics for NBC

At the risk of telling you something you already know, there is no figure skating at the Summer Olympics. Fans of the sport might be disappointed to be reminded of that. (I’m related to one such enthusiastic supporter.) Unfortunately, there is no competing on frozen surfaces during events typically held during the warmer months of the year. […]

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 10:  Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 10, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jake Arrieta deals with PED suspicions voiced by ESPN’s First Take

Perhaps the largest casualty resulting from baseball’s scandals with PEDs during the past 20 years is our sense of wonder. We can’t look at an amazing accomplishment or outstanding feat performed on the field, an impressive body of work put together over the course of a 162-game season, and completely accept that those achievements are […]

New York, NY - April 25, 2013 - Radio City Music Hall: ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr, Jon Gruden and Chris Berman during the 2013 NFL Draft
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NFL Draft viewership up 3% on ESPN

The NFL draft was chalked full of good drama this year. Laremy Tunsil slid down the draft boards due to a possible inside smear campaign, Myles Jack also slipped due to possible injury concerns and the Cleveland Browns were actually doing smart things. It made for entertaining television, evident by ESPN announcing the 2016 Draft […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning may not be an NFL analyst this season after all

In the days nearing his final game, the conventional wisdom surrounding Peyton Manning was that once his playing days were over, he would head to a network, most likely CBS and replace Phil Simms as Jim Nantz’s partner. But it seems that isn’t going to be the case. According to Bob Raissman at the New York Daily […]

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