INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 01:  A 165-foot tall NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket is seen on the JW Marriott Indianapolis leading up to the 2015 Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 1, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bracket is 44,000 square-feet.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The NCAA is modernizing its Tournament procedure with a new selection show preview

The NCAA Tournament is getting some of the regular season selection buildup that the College Football Playoff gets, as the NCAA announced that the NCAA Tournament selection committee will be holding a selection preview show on February 11 to break down the top 16 teams—the top four seed lines—at that time. Ultimately, the show won’t mean […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center on October 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Thunder defeated the 76ers 103-97. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Your NBA announcing schedule for 1/24-29

Tuesday, January 24 San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors (NBA TV 7 pm) Local Broadcast Wednesday, January 25 Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets (ESPN 8 pm) Ryan Ruocco, Jeff Van Gundy & Cassidy Hubbarth Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN 10:30 pm) Dave Pasch, Doris Burke Thursday, January 26 Dallas Mavericks at […]

IOWA CITY, IA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Iowa state legislator attempting to ban Friday night football games

Few moves made by Jim Delany and the Big Ten have been as panned as the announcement this fall to begin scheduling Friday night football games beginning in 2017. Coaches hate it, fans that travel from afar abhor it, and social media roasted the conference for this move. Now it appears one state legislator in Iowa is […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 08:  NY POST OUT  Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016 in St Petersburg, Florida.  Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuit for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife.  (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)

Netflix gets rights to Gawker-Hulk Hogan doc

The Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial is the subject of a new documentary that will be streamed on Netflix. “Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press” is debuting at the Sundance Film Festival and will eventually go to Netflix. Director Brian Knappenberger made the film that looked at the 2016 trial which eventually […]

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Looking back at the NHL on Fox’s glowing puck

Fox hyped it as “the greatest technological breakthrough in the history of sports.” Hardcore hockey fans in Canada and the U.S. hated it. David Letterman also criticized it. What was it? It was the blue glowing puck that Fox used in its NHL coverage starting with the 1996 All-Star Game and lasted for two seasons. The […]

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 02:  A detail picture of a Duke Blue Devils player during practice prior to the 2010 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner to premiere new in-season NCAA Tournament bracket show

There’s a first time for everything and it’s time for an in-season NCAA Tournament bracket show. Taking a page from the College Football Playoff in-season ranking shows, NCAA Tournament partners CBS and Turner Sports will produce a show that looks at the brackets and sets the tournament’s top 16 seeds. The show will premiere on […]


ESPN PR fired back at Fox Sports in a big way

The PR war between ESPN and Fox Sports has been largely one-sided, featuring Fox touting every small victory over ESPN and ESPN just pointing at the bigger picture and their overall dominance over FS1. On Tuesday, ESPN fired back in a way they never have before – by calling out Fox for moving the target. […]

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NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck leaves USA Today to run his own Patreon-funded site

Patreon has become quite a prominent platform for artists and creators to get financial support and offer exclusive levels of access to their backers, used by everyone from comic creators to board and video game designers to filmmakers and musicians, but it’s unusual to see a sports journalist venturing into those waters—especially one who already […]

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CBC uses photo of Barbara and George H.W. Bush with Venus Williams tweet

Photo errors can happen, especially with feed tweets that sometimes can put a headline with a wrong photo and/or story, but the CBC accidentally delivered one of the greatest possible combinations of headline and incorrect photo imaginable Monday night. The CBC News Twitter feed accompanied a story about “ageless” Venus Williams advancing to the Australian […]


Viewing Picks for January 24, 2017

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Auburn at South Carolina — SEC Network, 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure — American Sports Network, 7 p.m. Rutgers at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Southern Illinois at Wichita State — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Kansas at West Virginia — ESPN, 7 p.m. Purdue […]