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Rex Chapman is bringing a lot of baggage to the Kentucky Team Stream

Turner Sports and CBS recently announced the broadcasting roster for the four separate Team Stream telecasts for this year’s Final Four.  It’s a conglomeration of national announcers, local media personalities, and former players.  But there’s one name that’s creating a bit of consternation amongst the fans that the networks are hoping to serve – former Kentucky […]

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Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 3/31 – 4/5

Tuesday, March 31 San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (TNT 8 pm) Kevin Harlan, Steve Smith Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (TNT 10:30 pm) Kevin Calabro, Mike Fratello Wednesday, April 1 Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (NBAtv 7:30 pm) Local Broadcast Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (NBAtv 10 pm) Local Broadcast Thursday, April 2 […]

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The new ESPN.com website launches April 1st

It seemed like months ago we heard a re-design for ESPN.com was imminent.  Now they appear to finally be coming to fruition.  The big rollout will take place on the 20th anniversary of the website’s debut on Wednesday April 1st.  The network will also be launching a UK edition of the site with more international […]

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This year’s Team Stream Final Four announcers are revealed

Turner Sports and CBS have unveiled the announcing lineups for this year’s Final Four Team Stream telecasts (don’t call them Teamcasts this year, gotta have that corporate Bleacher Report synergy).  The Team Streams will be on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals while the traditional national telecast will be found on TBS. Jim Nantz, […]

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Verne Lundquist had some very interesting things to say about some fellow announcers

Legendary CBS announcer Verne Lundquist appeared on Sports Talk 1400 out of Norman, Oklahoma last week before the East Regional.  Lundquist was calling games at the Syracuse site and the interview with Toby Rowland touched on some very interesting topics. Lundquist has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on fellow broadcasters.  Last year he spoke openly […]

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The AP is examining its use of the Redskins nickname

The boycotts of the Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the last several months.  With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise moved to the backburner in the last year. However, some interesting developments from the Associated Press could move it back […]

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Kelly Hall rips newspaper over Matthew Stafford article

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at The Sports Daily. Kelly Hall, Matt Stafford’s fiancée, will do whatever it takes to defend her man. So when a Detroit Sun Times writer called out the Lions quarterback in a recent article, she made sure to respond. Hall and Stafford flew to Syracuse to watch Michigan State take […]

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SportsCenter went all-in covering WrestleMania

Last week we told you about the beguiling way in which SportsCenter and ESPN had suddenly taken an interest in WWE.  That included Jon Gruden appearing on WWE.com, Bill Simmons appearing as a guest commentator on Raw, and an E:60 special going behind the scenes of the pro wrestling giant.  It culminated in Brock Lesnar […]

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Former ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz may be on his way to Fox Sports

Jamie Horowitz has been on quite the career roller coaster ride over the last two years.  The brains behind such ESPN franchises as First Take and SportsNation rose through the ranks in Bristol all the way to VP of original programming and production.  Then after a tug of war with NBC, he left ESPN to […]

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Marvin Clark Jr. #0 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Your Final Four Announcing Schedule including Teamcast channels

The national semifinals take place on Saturday night and the Turner/CBS conglomerate has some information for Saturday night’s Final Four.  We know what times the games will be played and what channels the Team Stream telecasts (presented by Bleacher Report this year) will be on.  When we know the announcers for the Team Streams, you’ll be […]

during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Aaron Rodgers and CBS Sports writer in Twitter war of words over on-court access

Even though he attended California, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become something of a celebrity fan of the Wisconsin basketball team.  During the Badgers’ Final Four run this year, Rodgers has been seen in the stands with girlfriend Olivia Munn (and more importantly, ESPN’s Andy North) cheering on Wisconsin.  Rodgers has friends on the […]

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NHL ships new nets which have room for cameras inside the posts

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. You might remember back in January we discussed the fact the NHL was going to be experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts. The objective being that the league would have another look to call on for goal reviews and the new angle […]

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NCAA Tournament Announcing Power Rankings

The votes have been cast, the grades have been calculated and we’re ready to reveal our March Madness Announcing Power Rankings!  Before we reveal the rankings, it’s worth noting that all of the broadcast teams graded fairly well.  Every team had significantly more A and B votes than D and F and in the case […]

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AA Podcast #113 – Steve Smith

In this week’s AA Podcast we become fully immersed in March Madness and chat with Steve Smith of Turner Sports. The longtime NBA veteran and Michigan State alum is one of the NBA personalities covering the college game for CBS and Turner during the NCAA Tournament. Topics include… – Calling NCAA Tournament games from the […]

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