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Is the Longhorn Network a failure? What does LHN mean for Texas, ESPN and the Big 12?

The University of Texas’ much-maligned Longhorn Network has been back in the news recently, with Oklahoma chancellor David Boren calling it “the elephant in the room” and “a problem” last week. That caused C. Austin Cox of The Best College Sports News Network to ask an interesting question Monday: “Has Texas’ LHN Officially Failed?” Cox discusses […]

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U.S. Senior Open on Fox Improves Upon Last Week’s Debut

Though it aired with considerably less fanfare than the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open was a second chance of sorts for Fox. Last weekend, the 50-and-over major championship aired on the Fox family of networks. It was a good opportunity for Joe Buck, Greg Norman, and company, to improve upon last week’s Fox golf […]

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Is ESPN becoming a drain on Disney’s bottom line?

For years, the conventional wisdom about ESPN it’s been a cash cow for its parent company Disney. And while that has been true, it appears that with its rising costs due to programming and production, Wall Street analysts are nervous that as ESPN has to pay more for live sports (new contracts have kicked in […]

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American soccer comes full circle with JP Dellacamera in 2015

It’s the most famous moment in the history of American soccer.  Brandi Chastain’s successfully converted penalty kick to win the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the US Women’s National Team.  Almost 18 million people watched that game on ABC, which is still one of the biggest soccer audiences in American history and the most watched […]

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NFL Hires Two New Reporters In An On-Going Effort To Dominate NFL Media

The NFL is hiring a bevy of reporters in an effort to have the entire country covered by the shield. Per John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the NFL has hired James Palmer, formerly of Comcast SportsNet Houston, to serve as the league’s Denver-based reporter, while poaching former agent turned scribe Rand Getlin from Yahoo Sports […]

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ESPN launching Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards

The ESPYs won’t be the only awards show ESPN airs in the month of July. Before the ESPYs air on ABC on July 15th, ESPN will hold the first ever Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards on July 14th in Los Angeles.  The new awards show will center on two major awards – the Sports […]

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Viewing Picks for June 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, The 2300arena, Philadelphia, PA Light Heavyweights Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker — Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m. Copa América Semifinal, Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepción, Chile Argentina vs. Paraguay — beIN Sports, 7:20 p.m. The Express Gameday — beIN Sports, 6 p.m. The Express: Chile 2015 […]

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Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/29-7/5

Monday, June 29 Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN 7 pm) Dave O’Brien, Eduardo Perez, Mark Mulder Tuesday, June 30 Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (ESPN 7 pm) TBA New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [Alt: Rockies at A’s] Wednesday, July 1 New York Yankees at Los Angeles […]

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Spain’s La Liga is suing FIFA over the Qatar World Cup

After threats from various soccer leagues from around the world over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup in the winter, FIFA has now seen its first legal challenge to the concept. Spain’s La Liga runs its season from September to June. FIFA has announced that it plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in […]

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Vernon Davis Is Terrible At Family Feud, Which It Turns Out, Is Also Terrible

While we anxiously away the Gronk family making its debut on Celebrity Family Feud, the long-running game show got some other NFL players to take part in their primetime ratings extravaganza. It didn’t go great for Vernon Davis. The 49ers tight end is a wonderful player, and a apparently a terrible game show contestant, after two of […]

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Bob Costas and Tim McCarver to call first game together since 1980

Bob Costas and Tim McCarver. Tim McCarver and Bob Costas. Think about that. These two certainly know each other, but they’ve only worked together on a game twice. When you say? That was back in 1980 when Costas was a backup announcer on NBC’s MLB “Game of the Week” broadcast to Joe Garagiola and Tony […]

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Discovery purchases European Olympic rights through 2024

In a move that has shaken the European sports media world, Silver Spring, MD-based Discovery Communications has purchased the rights to the European media rights to Olympics from 2018-2024 for $1.48 billion. This doesn’t mean Western Europe or Eastern European or Central Europe, it means ALL of Europe. Discovery will utilize Eurosport as its main […]

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Is it time for Netflix to get into full-time sports programming?

The growing influence on Netflix on television viewing is astounding. Yesterday we told you about how Netflix and other streaming services are causing consumers to cut the cord on their cable and satellite subscriptions in bigger numbers in 2014. To signify how Netflix has become a force among viewers, FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street […]

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