Digger Phelps “unretires” and joins Campus Insiders

Last season, ESPN bade farewell to long-time college basketball analyst Digger Phelps. Often in the studio and a part of the hoops version of College Gameday, Phelps was cast in the Lee Corso role, but without having to make headgear picks. After the NCAA Final Four in April, Phelps announced he was “retiring” after 20 […]

Craig Sager

Craig Sager makes his first public appearance since leukemia diagnosis

We haven’t seen Turner Sports’ Craig Sager since he was diagnosed with leukemia back in April. He’s been recovering and laying low. His son, Craig, Jr. has made appearances on TNT especially this memorable one with Craig Sr.’s nemesis, San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich. Well, we got our first glimpse of Craig, Sr. on […]


Viewing Picks for November 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing WBO World Welterweight Championship, Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau, Macau, Communist China Manny Pacquaio vs. Chris Algieri — Pay per view, 9 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Diving Texas Diving Invitational — Longhorn Network, 11 a.m. College Football Viewing Picks College Volleyball Women’s Kansas at Texas — Longhorn Network, […]


Viewing Picks for November 21, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Hard Knocks at the Hard Rock, Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa, OK Welterweights Felix Diaz vs. Adrian Granados — beIN Sports, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3rd Place Game Iowa vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 5 p.m. Championship Game Texas vs. Cal — ESPN2, 7:30 […]


Viewing Picks for November 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Exhibition, Okinawa Cellular Stadium, Okinawa, Japan MLB All-Stars vs. Team Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. College Basketball Men’s 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Semifinals Iowa vs. Texas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Cal vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. Charleston Classic, TD Arena, Charleston, SC USC vs. Akron […]


NBA in-market streaming has now begun in earnest

You may have noticed that your local NBA franchise has begun streaming games in-market. yes, it’s true and that’s a big change from previous seasons when you could watch your local games only through your TV set. Now, the NBA has quietly launched in-market streaming thanks to agreements with Fox in 17 NBA markets including […]


Viewing Picks for November 19, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s NIT Tip-Off St. Joseph’s at Gonzaga — ESPNU, 11 p.m. Oklahoma at Creighton — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 9 p.m. Southern Virginia at BYU — BYUtv, 9 p.m. Cal-Irvine at Arizona — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. Wake Forest at Arkansas […]

30 For 30

Rand University has highest 30 for 30 viewership since 2012

Even in retirement, Randy Moss can still draw an audience.  The latest ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary, Rand University, focusing on Randy Moss’ career at Marshall, gave ESPN its highest premiere numbers since 2012 when “You Don’t Know Bo” made its debut. According to TVbytheNumbers, Rand University had 2.165 million viewers and was the […]


Viewing Picks for November 18, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Japan All-Star Series 2014, Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan Game 5: MLB All-Stars vs. Samurai Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. Boxing The Fight Game With Jim Lampley — HBO, 11 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Tip-Off Marathon Auburn at Colorado — ESPN2, 1 a.m. New Mexico at St. Mary’s — ESPN2, 3 […]

NBC News Today

Former ESPN First Take producer Jamie Horowitz fired from NBC’s Today

He had been let out of his contract at ESPN earlier this year and was hired by NBC News to be the man who would dig the venerable Today show out of its ratings doldrums. Instead, a month before he was to officially take the reins as Vice President and General Manager of Today, Jamie […]


The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: NFL GameDay Final

We continue our series of reviewing the Sunday NFL studio programs, but we finish a month-long look at NFL Network shows with NFL GameDay Final. Since 2006, it’s been the NFL’s official wrap-up highlights show, first beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET and running into the wee hours of Monday. Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Deion […]


Viewing Picks for November 17, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s CBE Classic Georgia State at Iowa State — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Arizona State — Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. Western Carolina at Alabama — SEC Network, 9 p.m. Hall of Fame Tip-Off Binghamton at Providence — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. Legends Classic Maryland-Eastern Shore at Villanova — […]


Expect an relaunch in April

This is a story that we’ve been following at Awful Announcing going back a couple of months. On Friday, Disney announced a number of new digital and mobile projects that will effect several of its divisions including ESPN. The ESPN announcement came from John Kosner, the company’s executive vice president of digital and print media. […]

ESPN SportsCenter set

SportsCenter is making more road trips

If you’re a regular viewer of ESPN’s SportsCenter, you may have noticed the show has been originating from various sporting events. This weekend, SportsCenter has a presence at the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead. Over the last few weeks, SportsCenter has aired live from the World Series, San Antonio and Cleveland to open […]


Viewing Picks for November 16, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Japan All-Star Series, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan Game 4: MLB All-Star vs. Samurai Japan — MLB Network, 4 a.m. CFL Grey Cup Playoffs Eastern Semi-final, Percival-Molson Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada BC Lions at Montreal Alouettes — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Western Semi-final, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos […]