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FIU bans their only beat reporter from covering team

ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson made waves this week when he called USC’s football program a “clown college.”  While USC has had their issues off the field, the truth is that label would be kind when it comes to Florida International University’s football program.  If USC is a clown college, FIU is a mortician’s school.  At […]

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Josina Anderson gives surprising statement on Michael Sam report

Until late on Friday we’ve heard everyone’s opinion on Josina Anderson’s controversial Michael Sam report except the reporter herself.  Finally in the late afternoon on Friday* Anderson released a statement through ESPN’s PR website giving her side of the story. * The timing is interesting from ESPN considering late Friday afternoon news dumps on holiday […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 18-24

NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE (live) Sun 10:53AM- 1:00PM 127 0.3 576 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester/Chelsea Sat 9:56AM-11:58AM 122 0.3 451 3 F1 RACING (live) Sun 7:30AM- 9:38AM 128 0.3 435 4 INDYCAR SERIES (live) Sun 4:32PM- 6:57PM 145 0.3 377 5 PREMIER […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 18-24

ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL: Cleveland/Washington Mon 8:00PM-11:09PM 189 4.5 6898 2 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Las Vegas/Philadelphia Wed 7:30PM-10:06PM 156 3.1 4988 3 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Philadelphia/Chicago Thu 7:30PM- 9:47PM 137 2.5 3873 4 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Mon 11:09PM-12:00AM 51 […]

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An Inside Look at Outside the Lines

It may be August, but it hasn’t been a dead period for ESPN’s critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning Outside the Lines. The program has been busy breaking news including an investigation into Title IX violations regarding sexual assaults at multiple universities, a special hosted by Keith Olbermann on the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s banishment […]

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Hawk Harrelson may cut back his road broadcast schedule

Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson, one of the most polarizing and recognizable voices in the game today, may be scaling back his road broadcast schedule in 2015, following in the footsteps of Vin Scully and Bob Uecker (among others), who have famously cut back in recent years. According to a report by the Chicago […]

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Michael Sam hasn’t been a distraction, but the media has

The St. Louis Rams have completed their preseason and now the wait begins for rookie defensive end Michael Sam as it does for hundreds of other players around the NFL.  In that regard, Sam is just like the scores of rookies that are anxiously awaiting their fate as NFL teams make their final roster cutdown to the […]

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How ESPN Crunched the Pac-12 Competition

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy partner site The Student Section, which is Bloguin’s national college sports site.  Occasional AA contributor @TheStudentSect. Follow Allen

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Rogers announces hockey broadcast team with lots of familiar faces from CBC

Rogers, with their multi-billion dollar monopoly on nationally-broadcast NHL action in Canada, has been announcing the broadcast team for their eons of games in pieces throughout the summer. We broke the story that they’d brought over former TSNers Paul Romanuk and Dave Randorf for their play-by-play squad along with lead CBC play-by-play man Jim Hughson. […]

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Viewing Picks for August 29, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Carlton Blues vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. College Field Hockey Fairfield at Cal — Pac-12 Networks, 3:30 p.m. Delaware at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 6 p.m. College Football BYU at UConn — ESPN, 7 p.m. Jacksonville State at Michigan State — Big Ten Network, 7:30 […]

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Robbie Hummel can’t get any love from his own team over hip-hop album

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Robbie Hummel announced yesterday via Instagram that he is releasing a hip-hop album this fall: Excited to announce that I’ve been in the studio grinding and have finally finished my first hip hop studio album, ROB: Road to Redemption. Look for it in stores and on iTunes this fall. #getmysnareup #turnmyheadphonesup!!! That’s…interesting […]

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The 9 Biggest Media Questions for the College Football Season

With the college football season kicking off in full tonight, we’re here to break down the nine biggest media questions for the upcoming campaign.  Sorry for breaking internet listicle law and not getting to ten… 1) Can Chris Fowler fill Brent Musburger’s shoes? The biggest media storyline for 2014 is in the main ESPN booth where […]

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Another Baseball Prospectus writer has been hired by an MLB team

At some point, you simply need to applaud Baseball Prospectus for the incredible amount of writing talent that the site is generating. Another former BP staffer has been hired by an MLB team – national prospect writer Jason Parks, heading to the Cubs as a scout. Parks was actually promoted into his former role by […]

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