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Watch: Mack Brown’s on-air tributes to Jim Valvano, John Saunders

It’s the 10th annual Jimmy V Week, with ESPN telling plenty of stories about former analyst Jim Valvano and the foundation in his name for cancer research, and analyst Mack Brown offered some particularly meaningful ones on ESPN2’s broadcast of the Mid-American Conference championship game between Western Michigan and Ohio Friday night. Following an ad […]

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Louisville WBB coach Jeff Walz rants “Everybody gets a damn trophy!”

We’ve seen a lot of people be critical of “participation trophies,” and the latest is Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz. After his seventh-ranked Cardinals lost 78-72 to fifth-ranked Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Thursday, Walz went off on an incredible press conference rant about participation trophies, “the will to win,” and much more: […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: November 21-27

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in the […]


WWE TLC Preview: Styles vs. Ambrose TLC match for WWE World Title

The WWE Smackdown Live brand heads to Dallas, Texas this Sunday for their last pay-per-view event of the year called TLC. The letters stand for Tables, Ladders & Chairs, which is something WWE fans know as an annual December PPV where several matches take place in which weapons are allowed. The main event is a TLC […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Damien Harris #34 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after rushing for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Your college football Championship Week 2016 announcing schedule

Friday, December 2 7 PM – MAC Championship: Western Michigan vs. Ohio (ESPN) Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath (IMG) David Shumate, Jon Jansen 9 PM – Pac-12 Championship: Colorado vs. Washington (FOX) Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Jenny Taft (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons Saturday, December 3 Noon – AAC Championship: Temple […]


HBO reportedly planning exit from Disney-backed BAMTech content deal

Major League Baseball, Disney, and the National Hockey League have big plans for streaming technology provider BAMTech. HBO will apparently not be a part of them. The joint venture, which began as a sports-focused streaming service, will likely soon be majority controlled by Disney, who is likely to offer over-the-top content beyond a sports-centric focus. While HBO is one of […]


Charles Barkley not a fan of ‘that little girly basketball’

You know, sometimes Charles Barkley is like a breathe of fresh air in a sea full of hot take ships. And sometimes, he’s kinda The Worst. While part of what makes Sir Charles so charming in his ability to surprise you with opinions and thoughts from all sides of the argument, sometimes he seems a […]

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CBS All Access now has NFL streaming rights

Sports fans now have more reason to check out CBS All Access. CBS’ subscription streaming service has previously provided access to the network’s comedies and dramas, plus some local programming and some exclusive content like the forthcoming new Star Trek series, but it hasn’t been able to show the NFL games that air on CBS […]


Viewing Picks for December 2, 2016

All Times Eastern Boxing Solo Boxeo, SaveMart Center, Fresno, CA WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Title Gabriel Bracero vs. Jose Carlos Ramirez — UniMás/Univision Deportes, 11 p.m. Bundesliga FSV Mainz vs. Bayern München — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Duquesne vs. Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, […]