All Times Eastern
American Athletic Conference Tournament, Memphis, TN
South Florida vs. Rutgers -- ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Central Florida vs. Temple -- ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.
Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, Greensboro, NC
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest -- ESPN2/ACC Network, 1 p.m.
Virginia Tech vs. Miami -- ESPN2/ACC Network...
Darren Sproles is one of the great all-purpose players in the NFL, so it came as a bit of a surprise when it became revealed that the New Orleans Saints were going to release him as a part of their spring cleaning project. Sproles set an NFL record for all purpose yards in 2011 but his production had dropped each of the last 2 seasons. In 2013 Sproles scored 4 TDs and had 1273...
Self-procalimed geek Shaquille O'Neal is currently hanging out in Austin for South by Southwest and during a sit-down interview with the Wall Street Journal, talked about his love for all things tech.
It seems a little over the top to be spending $1000 a WEEK on various mobile applications. I mean, how much is an average app? $3? Maybe $4? So he's buying HUNDREDS of...
Tuesday, March 11
Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder (NBAtv 8PM) Local Broadcast
Wednesday, March 12
Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat (ESPN 7PM) Mike Breen, Hubie Brown
Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs (ESPN 9:30PM) Dave Pasch, Doug Collins
Thursday, March 13
Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls (TNT 7PM) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr
Los Angeles Lakers @ Oklahoma...
MLS is currently in the midst of television negotiations, so this news comes at just the right time for the league. The season opening match between Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City saw a tremendous 283% increase in overnight ratings on NBCSN from last season. This year's game drew a .23 rating while last year's opener only managed a paltry .06. Small numbers...
At the risk of writing a populist rant that is patently obvious to even the most casual college basketball fans, something needs to be said. TV timeouts are ruining college basketball. During a 40 minute game, there are 8 mandatory television timeouts coming at the first stoppage under the 16, 12, 8, and 4 minute mark of each half. Why are there so many TV timeouts in college...
There are a lot of Bracketologists out there, but the Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Galileo Galilei of the field is ESPN's Joe Lunardi. Last year Lunardi correctly predicted all 68 teams that would be selected for the NCAA Tournament and he's built an impressive reputation as the master of breaking down the brackets and what the selection committee is looking for....
CHICAGO -- Veteran sports TV producers and directors always know to be prepared for the unexpected. However, nobody could have seen this coming.
The sun actually shined in Chicago Sunday.
In the endless, soulless winter around here, it seems like the last sighting of the sun coincided with the Cubs winning the 1908 World Series. Yet there was that bright star, in all its...
Who knew Barry Bonds was such a prolific two-sport athlete! SportsCenter proclaimed him the career leader in NBA home runs today, which is quite the shuffling of the record books. I'm just trying to figure out how many points an NBA "home run" is worth. Also, how big would Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's strike zone be?
Though it is ESPN’s last time with the World Cup through 2022, the Worldwide Leader is using all of its tools to properly lead up to the quadrennial footballing tournament.
ESPN will air a six-part documentary series for five consecutive weeks, starting May 13. Unlike Fox, who announced a six-part documentary series comprised of separate films earlier last week, ESPN’s six...
Stunning. Simply stunning. Who knew cricket could be such a trendsetter in the field of advanced statistics?
Of course, the question ESPN's debate shows would ask about this statistic is "did Pakistan win the game... or did India lose it?" Skip Bayless wouldn't dare to suggest that MS Dhoni lacks the clutch gene.
Heading into the 2014 MLB season, Fox has finally announced their #2 broadcasting duo behind the newly-named trio of Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, and Tom Verducci - long-time MLB Network play-by-play commentator Matt Vasgersian, and rising broadcasting star John Smoltz.
Vasgersian is a veteran of the game, and is an alumnus of the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers broadcasting...
When Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period of Monday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the television crews for both teams were thrust into a tense, emotional situation not typical of the average broadcast.
Here's the incident.
Viewer discretion is advised.
As the scene unfolded, the Stars broadcast...
All Times Eastern
Horizon League Championship
Milwaukee at Wright State -- ESPN, 7 p.m.
Northeast Conference Championship
Mount St. Mary's at Robert Morris -- ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Summit League Championship, Sioux Falls, SD
North Dakota State vs. Fort Wayne or South Dakota State -- ESPN2, 9 p.m.
West Coast Championship, Las Vegas...
Monday, March 10
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - Local Announcers
Tuesday, March 11
Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
Wednesday, March 12
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
It's been an interesting week for the internet's favorite hockey goalie, Roberto Luongo. Just eight days ago, he was scrated from the outdoor Heritage Classic by the Vancouver Canucks. Then, on Wednesday, he was traded back to the Florida Panthers from the Canucks, seemingly forever ending his soap opera with Vancouver. Thanks to Canada's most-popular hockey commentator...
If there's one thing all sports fans can agree on it's the evils of blackouts. Not being able to watch your favorite team on television solely because of your zipcode is a terrible feeling. By far the worst element of the Columbus Crew's controversial local TV deal with Time Warner Cable was the blackout rules that went with it. As the backlash against the team...
ESPN has created a new content unit that will combine the resources of the existing ESPN Films documentary unit, Grantland and the soon-to-be launched FiveThirtyEight. It will be called "Exit 31." Why "Exit 31"? It signifies the exit off Route 84 in Connecticut that leads to ESPN's worldwide headquarters. Get it?
The most important takeaway is that...
Is there any more unique father-son pairing in sports than Yannick and Joakim Noah? One a top ranked tennis champion and best-selling recording artist. The other an awkward, yet energetic big man who has gown into an All-Star NBA player.
On Sunday during Heat-Bulls on ABC in Chicago, sideline reporter Lisa Salters tried to get an interview with the proud papa watching in...
The joint enterprise between stats guru Nate Silver and ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, finally has a launch date. The multi-faceted statistical website will launch on St. Patrick's Day next Monday, March 17th. The announcement was made with just a modicum of cheeky humor giving a window into what readers will find at the new site.
We have some news! We're planning to relaunch...
Ed Note: We here at Bloguin are very pleased to announce the addition of veteran college sportswriter Matt Zemek. Throughout March and beyond, Matt will be providing in-depth coverage of college basketball and our central hub Run The Floor. To get you ready for Championship Week, here's his Viewer's Guide for everyone hoping to go dancing.
The relationship between ESPN and hockey fans is rocky at best. The poll pictured above from ESPN.com is not going to make it any better. For whatever reason, ESPN decided to put its finger to the wind and see if their readers still considered the league to be one of the four major pro sports because SportsCenter sure doesn't. The NHL has enjoyed this status since before...
All Times Eastern
Colonial Athletic Association Championship, Baltimore, MD
Delaware vs. William & Mary -- NBCSN, 7 p.m.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship, Springfield, MA
Iona vs. Manhattan -- ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Southern Conference Championship, Asheville, NC
Western Carolina vs. Wofford -- ESPN2, 9 p.m.
This October, it looks like Don Cherry will be forced to learn a doozy of a new name.
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie -- who is such a boss he breaks stories about talent on other TV networks -- Canadian talk show host (and recently former CNN employee) George Stroumboulopoulos will become the new primary host of Hockey Night in Canada on Sportsnet. The network will also...
It seems that it's a monthly ritual at Awful Announcing. We report on a new cable or satellite carriage dispute between a regional or national sports network. You get mad until an agreement is reached. And the cost gets passed to you.
The Los Angeles Dodgers-centric SportsNet LA has launched in Southern California, but has been gaining traction with providers other than Time...