Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger Thursday Night Football schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday – Feb. 20
* Fox Sports is reportedly looking to make a change to Thursday Night Football, as the network may move Sunday games to boost Thursday as they aim to strengthen their schedule.
Cari Champion will join SportsNation as of March 12, in the wake of Michelle Beadle’s move to Get Up – Feb. 20
* Cari Champion will serve as a replacement for Michelle Beadle (who moved to ESPN’s Get Up) as co-host of SportsNation.
Mavs.com beat writer Earl K. Sneed fired after Sports Illustrated report details his disturbing history of domestic violence – Feb. 21
* Dallas Mavericks in-house beat writer Earl K. Sneed has been fired following a bombshell report from Sports Illustrated which detailed multiple accounts of domestic violence.
Rachel Nichols blasts Mavs’ handling of SI sexual harassment and domestic violence allegations, questions Mark Cuban’s response – Feb. 21
* Rachel Nichols went hard at the Dallas Mavericks for their inaction and questioned owner Mark Cuban’s oblivious response to all of the allegations.
Play-by-play legend Mike Patrick leaving ESPN after 35 years – Feb. 21
* After 35 years at the Worldwide Leader, play-by-play broadcaster Mike Patrick is leaving the network.
Steve Nash will reportedly join Turner Sports… as a soccer analyst? – Feb. 21
* Steve Nash is joining the broadcast ranks at Turner Sports. Oddly enough, he’ll be a studio analyst for soccer, not basketball coverage.
Leslie Jones blasts NBC colleague Pierre McGuire for asking USA hockey player question about Sochi during gold medal game – Feb. 22
* Leslie Jones was not thrilled with Pierre McGuire’s line of questioning with the USA forward Gigi Marvin.
Kirk Herbstreit will replace Jon Gruden on ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage – Feb. 22
* ESPN has found Jon Gruden’s replacement for NFL Draft Coverage naming college football guru Kirk Herbstreit in the role.