Viewing Picks for February 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Savannah State at Alabama — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Arkansas State at Mississippi — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Davidson at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Presbyterian at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Alcorn State at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. […]

LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 20:  HBO boxing announcer Jim Lampley sits ringside after the Matthew Hatton of England and Frank Houghtaling IBF international welterweight title fight on January 20, 2007 in the Paris Ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jim Lampley will reportedly call Mayweather-Pacquiao against Mayweather’s wishes

The long awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is finally etched in stone, but as far as the details of the television production, that has yet to be officially announced. However, some details have leaked out and it appears that the fight will be a combined HBO and Showtime production. Sports Illustrated’s Chris […]


Viewing Picks for February 23, 2015

College Basketball Men’s Louisville at Georgia Tech — ESPN, 7 p.m. Delaware State at Norfolk State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s — Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Alabama State at Southern — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Penn State at Maryland — Big Ten Network, […]

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Can NASCAR succeed on Fox Sports 1 and NBCSN?

With today’s Daytona 500, NASCAR enters a new media era. After being with three entities from 2007 to 2014, Fox, TNT and ESPN/ABC, NASCAR goes to Fox/Fox Sports 1 and NBC/NBCSN from 2015 through 2024. Instead of having three networks dividing the Sprint Cup series and one (ESPN) taking the entire Nationwide now Xfinity series, […]

during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at the Barclays Center on February 13, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Milwaukee Bucks have highest ratings increase among local NBA teams

With two teams coming off rocky offseasons and another bringing its prodigal son back home, it’s interesting to note that at the midpoint of the 2014-15 season, local NBA ratings in three markets have risen by huge leaps and bounds. In Milwaukee where the team has new owners and a new coach, ratings for the […]


Viewing Picks for February 22, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball Penn State at Texas A&M — SEC Network Plus, noon Rice at Arizona — Pac-12 Networks, 1 p.m. Miami (FL) at Florida — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Northeastern at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 1:30 p.m. Minnesota at Texas — Longhorn Network, 2 p.m. Wright State at Mississippi […]


Former WaPo columnist Jason Reid joins ESPN

Add another writer joining the fold. Former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid will be joining ESPN as a national NFL columnist and also as a local sports radio host in DC. Reid will become a part of ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. and team up with radio veteran Chris Paul (not the Los Angeles […]

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Dan Le Batard Show to be simulcast on Fusion

Another ESPN Radio show will get a national television simulcast, but instead of being aired on a member of the ESPN Family of Networks, this one goes to a different Disney platform. ESPN has announced that the Dan Le Batard Show which airs from 4-7 p.m. ET on many ESPN Radio stations will be also […]


Viewing Picks for February 21, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing World Championship Boxing, Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco WBA/IBO World Middleweight Championship Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray — HBO, 5:15 p.m. (live)/10:15 p.m. (replay) College Baseball College Urban Invitational Tournament, Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Alcorn State vs. Grambling State […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Paul Smith (L) in action with Jamie Ambler at ExCel on December 14, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Boxing returns to CBS and makes a big splash on network TV

From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, boxing was a regular fixture on network television. ABC, CBS and NBC would regularly schedule fights not just on weekends, but in primetime, carrying championship fights and they would do well in the ratings. But starting in the 1980’s the pay cable networks, HBO and Showtime began taking the […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 02: FIFA President Joseph S Blatter names Qatar as the winning hosts of 2022 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 Host Countries Announcement at the Messe Conference Centre on December 2, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

How will Fox handle the Qatar World Cup in 2022?

After last week’s news that Fox and Telemundo were in all intents and purposes handed the rights to the 2026 FIFA World Cup without any bidding from other networks, observers knew that a late-year World Cup in 2022 waslikely. Now with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reporting that a November/December 2022 World Cup in Qatar is […]

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 18:  Isaiah Hicks #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels drives between Justise Winslow #12 and Amile Jefferson #21 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 18, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 92-90 in overtime.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

North Carolina-Duke is the most-watched college basketball game this season

ESPN is happy it has the rights to all of the North Carolina-Duke ACC conference games through the 2026-27 season. And the first game of the 2014-15 season paid dividends for the Worldwide Leader. This week’s edition which ended in a 92-90 overtime thriller resulted as the most-watched college basketball game of the season surpassing […]


Viewing Picks for February 20, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Friday Night Fights, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight Quarterfinals — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Baseball Boston College at LSU — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Rutgers at Tennessee — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Northeastern at South Carolina — SEC Network Plus, 4 p.m. Radford at […]

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Millennials are dumping their TV’s; how will the sports networks respond?

Millennials have bucked the traditional trends that baby boomers and Generation X grew up with. As millennials move forward with smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other devices, they find the one thing they can do without is the TV set. The New York Post reports that TV usage among the 18-34 demo has fallen on […]


Viewing Picks for February 19, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Southern Mississippi at Old Dominion — American Sports Network, 5:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s at Dayton — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Nebraska at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Charlotte — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Purdue at Indiana — ESPN, 7 p.m. Temple at Southern Methodist […]