Traevon Jackson's play pointing in the right direction for the Badgers

Turner Sports analyst Steve Kerr had a front-row seat to watch Wisconsin oust Baylor and Arizona in the NCAA West Regional to secure a berth in the Final Four. An outstanding shooting guard at Arizona from 1983-'88 who later was a part of five NBA championship teams, Kerr raved about the play of UW junior Frank Kaminsky, the Most Outstanding Player of the regional. Yet Kerr...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

It Isn’t Easy Being Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers

Being the son of a former NBA Lottery Pick, Big Ten Player of the Year, and Collegiate National Player Year is no easy task.  Since picking up a basketball Traevon Jackson has had higher expectations than most. Being the son of Jim Jackson made things tough on Jackson when on the hardwood. When going against a former NBA player’s son the stakes always seem a bit higher. Opponents...
Via The Front Office News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Your 2014 MLB Local Media Primer

This weekend we brought you the national television primer for the upcoming MLB season. Now, we turn our attention to the local coverage of all 30 MLB teams. Below you’ll find the TV and radio broadcast crews for the upcoming season as well as the relevant homepage for each team. Given this list has so many pieces of information on it, there’s bound to be a few corrections that...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 3/31-4/6

United States Monday, March 31 Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Jim Jackson, Pierre McGuire Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda Tuesday, April 1 Philadelphia Flyers vs. St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, April 2 Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings, 8 p.m. ET ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Frozen Four 2014: Notre Dame v. St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State and Notre Dame are prepared for battle in the opening round of the Frozen Four (via HockeysFuture) This weekend’s matchup between the Notre Dame University and St. Could State University men’s ice hockey clubs will open the NCAA West Regional play, as well as some old wounds. The meeting between the two teams comes approximately one year after St. Cloud’s overwhelming...
Via Grandstand University
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Spiritually renewed, Jackson's off-court growth inspires on-court gain

MADISON, Wis. -- During the nights when everything hurt most, when basketball felt like a chore and the voices in his head dredged up old insecurities insisting he wasn't good enough, Traevon Jackson sunk deeper into despair. He had been so strong-willed from a young age, able to pull himself out of these funks and quell his fears by staying in the gym hoisting jump shots and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 28: Minnesota at Michigan Open Thread

Dustin Johnston Michigan faces off with Minnesota at the Crisler Center this evening in hopes to move one game closer to a Big Ten Championship. The Wolverines topped the Gophers in their Big Ten opener roughly two months back, but will face a Minnesota team desperate for a quality win to send it to the Big Ten Tournament. Jim Jackson and Eric Collins will handle broadcasting duties...
Via UM Hoops
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 16: Penn State at Michigan Open Thread

Pat Radigan Michigan looks to stay undefeated in Big Ten play with a home game against Penn State tonight. The Wolverine and Nittany Lions are scheduled for tip-off at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network with Dave Revisine and Jim Jackson on the call. Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game and don’t forget to submit your pick to click. Pre-Game Reading Game 16...
Via UM Hoops
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 13: Michigan at Minnesota Open Thread

Scott Mapes Michigan opens Big Ten play on the road tonight in Minneapolis where they will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Wolverines have won four straight at Williams Arena, but will be facing first-year Gopher head coach Richard Pitino for the first time. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Williams Arena with Eric Collins and Jim Jackson handling broadcasting duties...
Via UM Hoops
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Boilers Hate Success; BTN Hates Boilers

As the season progresses, a few things are starting to become obvious with this quilt work Boiler squad. First, the chemistry that is imperative in the game of basketball isn't really there at this point...furthermore, 11 games into the season, the "Ah-ha" moment hasn't happened yet for this team. I was really hoping to watch a team that got better progressively...
Via Boiled Sports
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Amir WIlliams remembers he's on live TV just in time

The Ohio State men's basketball team defeated their undefeated start to the season by beating another pushover at home last night in Bryant University 86-48. The highlight came afterwards during this interview between BTN's Jim Jackson and Buckeye center Amir Williams. Jackson asks Amir about his progress this season and the big man almost goes a place where he shouldn'...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU’s Amir Williams nearly says “D—” during interview with Big Ten Network

After Wednesday’s pounding of Bryant University, Ohio State’s Amir Williams nearly had a Freudian slip during a post-game interview with Big Ten Network’s Jim Jackson.  Asked what his great progression could be attributed to lately, Williams  began to answer that it was because of his head coach riding his “d*ck.”  ”Coach Matta, he’s been on my di—on my uhhhhhhh...
Via Diehardsport
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ohio St. forward Amir Williams almost says “dick” on live TV

Amir Williams put up a 12-9-6 in Ohio State’s complete destruction of low-low-major Bryant Wednesday night. After the game, former Buckeyes legend Jim Jackson, now with Big Ten Network conducted a quick post game interview of Amir Williams on the Value City Arena court. When asked why he is playing so well as of late (specifically his progression over the last four games) Amir...
Via The Sports Bank
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Uni Talk: Threads of the Scarlet and Gray

In a multiple part series, Rick and I, two of the bigger jersey junkies at the site, have been tackling our opinions on the Cleveland teams’ uniforms, logos, and color schemes. You can find our takes on the Cavaliers, and Browns, and Indians’ uniform schemes at the following links.  As you know at WFNY, Cleveland sports are the primary focus. However, many of us have a...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Ross Seemingly Not Impressed with TNA Signing Rampage Jackson

- Jim Ross had the following comment on MMA star “Rampage” Jackson signing to work for TNA and Bellator, saying: “Hope it works for all involved but training a 35 year old to be a pro wrestler isn’t easy and takes a full time effort. Best of luck nonetheless.” The post Jim Ross Seemingly Not Impressed with TNA Signing Rampage Jackson appeared first on Wrestling-Edge.com.
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Scores Report Interviews Wisconsin Badger Point Guard Traevon Jackson

Even though he just recently finished his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin, Traevon Jackson comes across just like his game- confident, smooth and mature. For being just 20 years old, he’s so calm and composed, you can’t help but think about where you were in life at 20….and then sheepishly quit punishing yourself. Some of that confidence undoubtedly comes from...
Via The Scores Report
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB TV Primer: Local Announcers

The 2013 MLB season is just around the corner.  This week as Opening Day draws near we'll break down each network that covers America's pastime including announcers, schedules, and quick facts about the coverage coming your way this season.  Finally, we provide a guide to all the local television and radio announcers!   Arizona Diamondbacks: TV: FOX Sports...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin G Jackson has Badgers humming along

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By BENJAMIN WORGULL Associated Press Wisconsin is back in the NCAA tournament, a five seed in the West Regional that will play 12th-seeded Mississippi on Friday. The Badgers are led by sophomore point guard Traevon Jackson, the son of two-time Ohio State All-American Jim Jackson. He was asked to step in when Josh Gasser tore his ACL prior to the...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Last-Second Shot Slays the Lions

FINAL: Penn State 60 Wisconsin 63 Penn State fell to 10-20 (2-16) after Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson (son of Jim Jackson) hit a three pointer at the end of the game to give the Badgers the lead. Penn State led for most of the game until midway through the second half, when Wisconsin took a small…
Via This Is Getting Old
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

IU-Iowa Gameday Preview: 3 Key Things to Watch

On Saturday at 7:30 ET, the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (24-4, 12-3 B10) return home to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-10, 7-8 B10) on the Big Ten Network. Ryan and Andy are unavailable, and Jerod might be. So stay tuned for word on whether there will be an episode of The Assembly Call after the game. IU-Iowa Gameday Info Date: Saturday, March 2nd Time: 7:30 ET, 6:30 CT TV:...
Via The Assembly Call
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Valentine's Day college basketball announcing schedule

Thursday, February 14- HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!! 7 PM- Wisconsin at Minnesota (ESPN) Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham 7 PM- LSU at South Carolina (ESPN2) Rece Davis, Kara Lawson 7 PM- Belmont at Tennessee State (ESPNU) Rich Hollenberg, Adrian Branch 7 PM- George Mason at Drexel (CBS Sports) Don Criqui, Marc Jackson 7 PM- Northwestern at Ohio State (BTN) Dave...
Via Awful Announcing
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

What to Expect: Purdue

Following Sunday’s win over Michigan State, the No. 3 Hoosiers hit the road for West Lafayette and a showdown with rival Purdue. The Boilermakers are 11-9 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten.  The game will be broadcast on BTN at 8:30 p.m with Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson on the call. The second contest in a three-game stretch over six days sends Indiana north to Mackey Arena where...
Via Inside the Hall
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The mysterious play of the Wisconsin Badgers Traevon Jackson

Coming into the season, Wisconsin Badgers sophomore point guard Traevon Jackson‘s claim to fame was being the son of Big Ten legend and former NBA pro Jim Jackson. Now he’s in the midst of an unpredictable point guard shuffle for a decent Badgers team (14-6) who has surged to a 5-2 record in the best conference in America. To say Jackson’s season has been defined by up-and...
Via The Sports Bank
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

IU-Minnesota Gameday Preview: 3 Key Things to Watch

On Saturday at 12:00 ET, the fifth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (14-1, 2-0 B10) will host the eighth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-1, 3-0 B10) on the Big Ten Network. As always, Jerod, Ryan, Zach, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call after the game. IU-Minnesota Gameday Info Date: Saturday, January 12th Time: 12:00 ET, 11:00 CT TV: BTN Announcers...
Via The Assembly Call
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

What to Expect: Minnesota

After back-to-back road wins to open conference play, No. 5 Indiana returns to Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon for a meeting with No. 8 Minnesota. It’s the first meeting between two top ten teams in Bloomington since February 19, 2000 when the No. 10 Hoosiers hosted No. 7 Ohio State.  The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network with Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson on the...
Via Inside the Hall
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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