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SEC Network adds Gene Chizik and David Greene

SEC Network has announced that they have added two new faces college football fans may be familiar with to round out their studio roster. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia QB David Greene have been hired with the hope that both men will be able to offer insight and analysis from their own […]

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SEC Network will air school-specific programming for first two weeks

SEC Network is launching with a bang. Following their debut on August 14th, the network will air 14 consecutive days of programming focused on specific SEC schools. These days will include team previews, SEC features and some of the greatest games in each school’s recent history. The 14-day window of coverage will conclude with Texas […]

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Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site has finally hired somebody!

After months and months of tumbleweeds, there is finally some definitive momentum with Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site.  Amy DuBois Barnett will be joining Jason Whitlock’s yet-to-be-named site as an Executive Editor. She’ll manage editorial operations of the site which aims to provide coverage and analysis regarding sports and pop culture for an African-American audience. […]

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ESPN retains Nicole Briscoe, who will move to SportsCenter

Nicole Briscoe will continue on with ESPN even after the network’s deal with NASCAR comes to an end. Briscoe has signed a new contract which will place her as an anchor on SportsCenter in addition to taking on other assignments. She previously served as the host of ESPN’s NASCAR Countdown, but with that wrapping up, […]

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Michelle Beisner is joining ESPN

Beginning in September, Michelle Beisner will be joining ESPN as an NFL Features Reporter. Her role will involve stories for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown as well as other player profiles. Beisner is no stranger to the world of football and is a solid addition to ESPN’s NFL broadcast. She has been a studio host and […]

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A compilation of Pierre McGuire’s most awkward moments

Ed Note: The following post appears courtesy Bloguin’s national NHL site Puck Drunk Love. Pierre McGuire is an interesting man. The word “interesting” in the previous sentence could be replaced with a lot of different words, but it’s clear that most hockey fans feel that McGuire is one of the most awkward, if not creepy, […]

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Video: Here’s an amazing real life version of FIFA

Marius Hjerpseth, an employee at EA Sports, took it upon himself to create a real life version of the FIFA video game much of the world knows and loves. We’ve seen plenty of videos where people try to make a real life version of a video game, but this is one is done especially well. […]

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ESPN reaches new deal to televise CrossFit Games

ESPN has reached a new deal to televise the CrossFit Games, beginning with an extensive schedule of coverage for the 2014 CrossFit Games. The network will provide more television coverage than ever before and will feature at least 46 hours of the CrossFit Games on ESPN3. Todd Myers, ESPN’s Director of Programming & Acquisitions commented […]

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World Cup quarterfinal matches set records for ESPN

Did you think ratings for the World Cup would shrivel up after the U.S. was eliminated? Think again. ESPN posted some big numbers for both of their World Cup quarterfinal matches, breaking the previous record set in 2010. Colombia vs. Brazil on Friday, July 4th brought in an average of 6,349,000 viewers (a record-high for […]

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NBCSN has a record first half of the year

We’ve posted several times about how coverage of the NHL, Premier League, racing and the Sochi Olympics drove some truly impressive numbers on NBCSN. It turns out that those big ratings resulted in the best six-month start to a year in the network’s history. During the first six months of 2014, NBCSN grew its total […]

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ESPN broadcast information for the 2014 NBA Draft

Though the NBA world is still buzzing about LeBron James, the 68th NBA Draft will be exclusively shown on ESPN on Thursday, June 26th. Carrying the event for the 12th consecutive year, ESPN will be providing more coverage than any basketball fan could ever hope for. They’ll have an NBA Draft Preview Show on Wednesday […]

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Dockers calls on Jim and Sarah Harbaugh to end Dad Pants

Dad Pants. The term may be an unfamiliar one to you at first, but once you hear the explanation (shapeless pants on your Dad which look like curtains hung from your belt) you’ll know exactly how horrific Dad Pants are to families. Sarah Harbaugh, wife of Jim Harbaugh, teamed up with Dockers to put an […]

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Fox Sports 1 will have plenty of World Cup coverage

Fox Sports will be airing the World Cup in 2018, but they certainly want to gain some positive momentum and good will with soccer fans during the 2014 tournament in Brazil. FS1 has armed itself with numerous broadcasters, analysts and writers in an effort to bring an entertaining and unique spin on the tournament. FS1 […]

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NBC’s Mike Emrick is writing a lot of thank you letters

Doc Emrick isn’t just a great sports announcer, he’s also a person worth looking up to for who he is away from the ice. With that in mind, Emrick is embarking on an adventure that is rather inspiring. He is hand writing a thank-you letter every single day to different individuals who have had an […]

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