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NASCAR debut on Fox Sports 1 scores, but viewership down from Fox

In an encouraging sign for Fox Sports 1, last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Martinsville, VA (STP 500) gave the network one of its top audiences in its young history. The race garnered about 4.1 million viewers which is the 4th highest audience since Fox Sports 1 began in August 2013. Three games of […]

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Golf writer Jason Sobel returns to ESPN.com

After a four-year stint writing for Golf Channel, Jason Sobel is returning home to ESPN.com. Sobel made the announcement on Twitter this week: He joined ESPN in a production role in 1997 eventually becoming ESPN.com’s golf editor and then in 2008 moving to a columnist/blogger position. Three years later, Sobel joined Golf Channel.com where he […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24:  The Chicago Cubs play the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning of their last home home game of the season at Wrigley Field on September 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The game is the last played at Wrigley Field before renovations will add large video boards in the outfield next season.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

ESPN’s MLB coverage will continue to grow, adapt in 2015

The 2015 MLB season begins Sunday night on ESPN at a half-rebuilt Wrigley Field. And while Wrigley is still being worked on, ESPN is putting the final touches on their MLB broadcasts for the 2015 season. The Worldwide Leader will carry 91 regular season games in 2015, retaining its usual Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night timeslots, […]

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Rex Chapman is bringing a lot of baggage to the Kentucky Team Stream

Turner Sports and CBS recently announced the broadcasting roster for the four separate Team Stream telecasts for this year’s Final Four.  It’s a conglomeration of national announcers, local media personalities, and former players.  But there’s one name that’s creating a bit of consternation amongst the fans that the networks are hoping to serve – former Kentucky […]

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truTV is getting into the boxing game too

We’ve seen a ridiculous amount of outlets announce deals with boxing promotions as of late, and another network is getting into the fray – truTV. The network has partnered with Top Rank for a total of eight cards in 2015. The first three of those cards will air on Friday nights in May before an HBO […]

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Viewing Picks for April 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Wofford at Vanderbilt — SEC Network Plus, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s College Basketball Invitational Championship Series Loyola-Chicago at Louisiana-Monroe — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. (Loyola-Chicago leads series 1-0) ESPNU Film Room: Final Four Edition — ESPNU, 8:30 p.m. College Football Vanderbilt Spring Game — SEC Network, 10 a.m. […]

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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 3/31 – 4/5

Tuesday, March 31 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (TNT 8 pm) Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Calabro, Mike Fratello Wednesday, April 1 Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (NBAtv 10 pm) Local Broadcast Thursday, April 2 […]

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The new ESPN.com website launches April 1st

It seemed like months ago we heard a re-design for ESPN.com was imminent.  Now they appear to finally be coming to fruition.  The big rollout will take place on the 20th anniversary of the website’s debut on Wednesday April 1st.  The network will also be launching a UK edition of the site with more international […]

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This year’s Team Stream Final Four announcers are revealed

Turner Sports and CBS have unveiled the announcing lineups for this year’s Final Four Team Stream telecasts (don’t call them Teamcasts this year, gotta have that corporate Bleacher Report synergy).  The Team Streams will be on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals while the traditional national telecast will be found on TBS. Jim Nantz, […]

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Verne Lundquist had some very interesting things to say about some fellow announcers

Legendary CBS announcer Verne Lundquist appeared on Sports Talk 1400 out of Norman, Oklahoma last week before the East Regional.  Lundquist was calling games at the Syracuse site and the interview with Toby Rowland touched on some very interesting topics. Lundquist has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on fellow broadcasters.  Last year he spoke openly […]

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The AP is examining its use of the Redskins nickname

The boycotts of the Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the last several months.  With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise moved to the backburner in the last year. However, some interesting developments from the Associated Press could move it back […]

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Final Four Voting For Announcer Cameo Bracket

The competition has been whittled down to four after a round of voting that saw two close races as well as the continued dominance of Bob Uecker’s performance in Major League. Advancing to the Final Four we have: – Bob Uecker as Harry Doyle in Major League advancing 97% to 3% over Barry Tompkins in Rocky IV. […]

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WWE Network announces eight new original shows

Following a successful WrestleMania, WWE has announced a number of new original shows for WWE Network, featuring partnerships with talent from outside the company. Some of these ideas are… well, they’re strange, and I hope WWE isn’t investing a ton of money into them. CAMP WWE will be created in partnership with Seth Green’s Stoopid […]

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