SEC Network and ESPN want you to see even more of Paul Finebaum

There’s no such thing as too much Paul Finebaum, according to the SEC Network. With the conference-specific channel having a highly successful launch and first year of business, its executives are also looking to expand the brand by increasing the visibility of its most notable star. Finebaum’s daily, televised four-hour radio show is the staple of the […]


CBS adds two more SEC football games to its calendar

Network television’s home for Southeastern Conference college football has added two additional games to its coverage in 2015. CBS Sports will broadcast the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta between Auburn and Louisville on Sept. 5 and Georgia at Vanderbilt on Sept. 12. These games were added through a sublicense agreement with ESPN, per a CBS […]

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STAA University gives anyone the chance to become a sports broadcaster

Everyone thinks they can do sports radio. Everyone has opinions about sports and thinks they can form a cogent argument that listeners would appreciate. In a partnership with Yahoo! Sports Radio, the Sports Talent Agency of America is launching STAA University to help give those who are truly dedicated a better chance at getting a job […]

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Facebook technology and @TheBuzzer peak at the right time for Fox Sports

New platforms for content — the entertainment industry’s favorite word — pop up every day. The problem is making them successful. But a year after its launch, “@TheBuzzer” has become a viable video series of, producing daily in-house content for the site, and it has been a resounding success. The program started when Fox […]


Rick Neuheisel goes to CBS Sports as a college football analyst

College football analyst Rick Neuheisel is moving from the Pac-12 Networks to CBS Sports, per a CBS announcement Tuesday. Neuheisel will contribute to “College Football Today,” which is the weekly Saturday pregame show prior to the SEC on CBS. He will also appear on the panel of “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network. This is […]


CBS Sports Net tells story of integrating SEC football in new documentary

Compared to ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, CBS Sports doesn’t stack up in sheer quantity, but as the documentaries on Verne Lundquist and the first Army-Navy game after John F. Kennedy’s assassination show, quality is not an issue. After “Marching On” aired, CBS Sports asked executive producer Jack Ford if he had any other ideas […]


ESPN expands its National Signing Day Coverage

For the 10th consecutive season, ESPN has National Signing Day covered from start to finish. The annual day when high schoolers commit to where they will play college football takes place Feb. 4 and ESPN will have everyone involved, especially its new networks. ESPNU will be the primary home of the coverage, airing 11 hours […]


College Football Playoff ratings beat NFL Wild Card game on ESPN

Starting with the College Football Playoff games and finishing with an NFL Wild Card game, ESPN had a good week. ESPN was recently named the top cable network for 2014 and had the the most-viewed cable program of 2014 with the BCS Championship game — which was the only program in last year’s top 10 that wasn’t […]


SEC Network joins the Yule Log craze in its own special way

Christmas time is here, and television networks are taking advantage of it, including the newer, sportier ones. From 6-10 a.m. Eastern, the SEC Network will have a nice fire accompanied by all 14 SEC schools’ fight songs and the occasional — assumedly public domain — Christmas song mixed in. “Yea, Alabama,” “War Eagle,” “Aggie War […]

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ESPN college football sets ratings records this year

With the college football regular season coming to a close, ESPN is now touting its grandeur with this season’s college football ratings. Get ready for a deluge of numbers. The ESPN family of networks – eight of them, including ESPN3, which could now be called the Ocho – broadcast 453 regular season college football games and […]


Paul Finebaum will take calls during the Iron Bowl on SEC Network

As ESPN gets ready to broadcast its first Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game in seven years, another opportunity to watch has emerged. While Brent Musberger will be on the call on ESPN, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported that Paul Finebaum will be live on the SEC Network taking calls during the game. They’re calling it the Finebaum […]


The Egg Bowl will be on network TV for the first time since 1964

For the first time since 2007, the annual Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game will be on ESPN instead of CBS, airing at 6:45 p.m. CT on Nov. 29. The reason it isn’t on CBS – the network that gets the first choice on SEC football – is because the network will have used its maximum allotment […]