espn sec network

Tapping the Brakes on TV Money in College Sports

It’s that magical time of the year when college football fans celebrate their favorite teams’ financial windfalls with the same passion as when a conference rival wins a national championship. Not surprisingly, the SEC last week announced a major bump in distributions to its members on the strength of its new media deal with ESPN, […]

viewingpicksbaseball

Viewing Picks for June 2, 2015

All Times Eastern College Golf NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Quarterfinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 10:30 a.m. Semifinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 3:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 3 […]

mlb

Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 6/1 – 6/7

Monday, June 1 Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN 8 pm) Dave O’Brien, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder Tuesday, June 2 Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins (MLBN 7 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: ​Blue ​Jays at Nationals] New York Mets at San Diego Padres (MLBN 10 pm) Local Broadcast [alt: Pirates at Giants] Wednesday, June 3 […]

schillingsox

Curt Schilling will be an analyst for the Women’s College World Series Finals

On Monday night, the Women’s College World Series Championship Finals begins on ESPN2, continuing onto ESPN on Tuesday and (if necessary) Wednesday. The series between Florida and Michigan will be called by ESPN’s top softball crew of Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, and Michele Smith, while Holly Rowe will serve as a reporter. But another interesting […]

ROME, ITALY - MAY 08:  Darren Cahill of Australia coach of Andy Murray of Great Britain during a practice session on day one of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 8, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The 5 best tennis commentators on American television

We’re just past the midpoint of the French Open, but that means there are still three weeks of major-tournament tennis in the next month and a half, with Wimbledon arriving at the end of June. It’s a good time to give a broader audience a sense of who’s the best at analyzing tennis matches on […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 30:  Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks shake hands after the Blackhawks 5-3 victory in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Game 7 between Blackhawks and Ducks set a ratings record for NBC

Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks was a huge success in terms of ratings. The overnight rating for Game 7 of the Western Conference Final earned the highest overnight rating of any non-Stanley Cup Final game in NBC history. The broadcast brought in an overnight rating of 3.27 and saw some huge […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 8.49.39 AM

John Oliver’s latest monologue on FIFA is a work of art

John Oliver’s monologue on Last Week Tonight is becoming a weekly must-see event.  When that monologue is on FIFA corruption, it is a true thing of beauty.  Oliver has previously targeted FIFA on multiple occasions on his program, but this week’s episode amounted to a victory cigar after the arrest of several FIFA executives on […]

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 8.12.54 AM

ESPN is taking Mark May off College Football Final, new trio to be named

Could 2015 get any better for college football fans?  We finally witnessed the first college football playoff that was a smashing success.  Now comes this bit of news… According to Sports Business Journal, ESPN is moving Mark May off College Football Final. ESPN will reportedly name a new trio for the much-maligned program that once featured Rece Davis […]

viewingpicksbaseball

Monday’s Viewing Picks

All Times Eastern College Baseball NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament Regionals-Double Elimination Baton Rouge Regional, Alex Box Stadium, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Regional Final LSU vs. North Carolina-Wilmington — SEC Network, 1 p.m. Dallas Regional, Horner Ballpark, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX Regional Final VCU vs. Dallas Baptist — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Dallas […]

francesabucket

Is Mike Francesa engineering an exit from WFAN?

Over the last couple of months, Mike Francesa has lamented over his relationship with his CBS Radio bosses. Admitting that he doesn’t talk with WFAN management, Francesa has been hinting that he may retire when his latest contract expires in 2017. Now the Sports Pope still commanders top ratings for his 1-6:30 p.m. show in […]

svp-and-russillo-660x400

Scott Van Pelt wishes he had more support for his ESPN Radio show

As Scott Van Pelt prepares for his last ESPN Radio shows with co-host Ryen Russillo, he’s speaking freely about his experience. Emboldened after signing a new contract that will bring an end to his radio show and make him a late night solo SportsCenter anchor, Van Pelt discussed his feelings with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch’s […]

Golf Channel

Golf Channel to cut 30 jobs

Something must be in the water in sports media because on the same day Fox Sports cut positions at its regional websites, Golf Channel has cut 30 positions at the network. Steve Elling at Golf Blot reports that most of the cuts will be in original programming where series like Big Break have been produced. […]

sportingnews

The Sporting News is hiring 80 part-timers in digital revolution

The Sporting News is one of the iconic brands in sports media.  However, like most longtime standards in the print magazine world, it’s gone through a major transformation into the digital age.  The Sporting News printed their last edition in 2012, ending a lifespan of the magazine that dated back to its launch in 1886. […]

Quantcast