All Tmes Eastern
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Bucknell vs. Butler -- truTV, 12:30 p.m.
Marquette vs. Davidson -- truTV, 3 p.m.
San Jose, CA
Cal vs. UNLV -- truTV, 7:15 p.m.
Montana vs. Syracuse - tru TV, 9:45 p.m.
Auburn Hills, MI
Valparaiso vs. Michigan State -- CBS, noon
During Miami's run to the ACC Tournament title, forward/center Julian Gamble had what appeared to be the time of his life photobombing his teammates and coach during post-game interveiws.
Gamble even managed to upstage Sebastian the Ibis with a perfectly timed entrance. Sebastian's photbomb attempt didn't even come CLOSE to the awesomeness that was Sparty photbombing...
This 30 for 30 movie title also serves as an ironic reality that more than half of the latest batch of 30 for 30's came out in October
I loved Survive And Advance. In fact, this last batch of 30 for 30's starting with Broke and culminating in next month's Elway To Marino have all been stellar. Yes, I'm already counting next month's 30 for 30 as stellar because...
It's now official. Announced with pomp and circumstance at Fox News Channel headquarters in New York, the new Big East - the Catholic 7 plus Butler, Creighton and Xavier - and Fox Sports unveiled a new 12 year rights agreement. The contract is reportedly worth $500 million and could reach $600 million if the conference expands to 12 schools (possibly Dayton and Saint Louis of...
Tuesday night Chris Webber channeled the spirit of his inner John Madden in the NBA TV studios and broke out the telestrator for detailed analysis of this couple sharing what looks to be a tasty mint chocolate chip ice cream cone. I've been there before, you don't get between a man and his ice cream. Webber's circling and commentary on relationships is a riot. Why...
The Brooklyn Nets PR twitter page, which gave us such gems as below, is sadly no more.
#Nets now 32-0 when outscoring opponent this season
— Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) February 20, 2013
According to The Brooklyn Game, the PR department has decided to "go in a different direction" with the account. Is that PR-speak for "everyone was making fun of us?"...
I've been saving up some stories since the last notebook over the weekend, so let's open up things here and not waste any time. Lots of things to get to for this edition.
With the NCAA Tournament underway, Deadline looks at your viewing options for the Big Dance. One thing about the silly authentication process that bogged people down last year for the March Madness Live...
It wasn't too long ago that ESPN swooped in to match NBC's offer to the current Big East, which will soon be the Yet To Be Named Conference Formerly Known As The Big East. Still with me? This is the one with UConn and Cincinnati and Tulane and stuff.
The network finally made it official yesterday. Brett McMurphy has the deal at 7 years for $126 million, or a paltry...
CSN Chicago Bulls analyst Kendall Gill and BTN analyst Tim Doyle got into a scuffle at the CSN studios in Chicago on Tuesday night according to Danny Ecker of Crain's Chicago Business. The fight occurred after GIll confronted Doyle about Doyle's questioning of Gill's analysis of Monday's Bulls-Nuggets game. Gill has been suspended by CSN for the time being while...
ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports, is once again expanding their portfolio. USA Ultimate announced that they have reached an agreement with ESPN which will give the sport of ultimate frisbee unprecedented coverage.
According to the release on USA Ultimate's official site, ESPN will carry coverage of the sport's most significant events, including the...
All Times Eastern
Oral Roberts at Oklahoma -- Fox College Sports Central, 7:30 p.m.
First Round, Dayton, OH
LIU-Brooklyn vs. James Madison -- truTV, 6:30 p.m.
Boise State vs. LaSalle -- truTV, 9 p.m.
National Invitation Tournament
Indiana at Iowa -- ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Mercer at Tennessee...
Bill Walton isn't quite done announcing this college basketball season as he's working a couple NIT games for ESPN. That includes tonight's first round game between Stanford and Stephen F. Austin in Palo Alto. The evening has already provided us another slew of memorable Walton quotes, like "Timeout on the court here! The Lumberjacks, trying to sharpen the teeth...
The hoopla surrounding the Miami Heat and their now 23 game winning streak isn't going to slow down anytime soon. Miami had another dramatic, come from behind victory in the streak last night in Boston. In spite of Jeff Green's 43 points, the Heat beat the Celtics 105-103. Although it's easy to forget about the NBA in the midst of March Madness, the game drew a...
Another conversation about NBC Sports Network developed on the ol' Twitter timeline today after the channel's ratings for the season opening Formula One race in Australia were revealed. F1 is one of NBCSN's flagship sports and a new, key acquisition, but the ratings tell an all too familiar story. Thanks to SBJ's John Ourand and Austin Karp, here are the viewership...
Defending national champions Kentucky can only hold onto that title for three more weeks as they were not selected to participate in this year's NCAA Tournament after slumping to a 21-11 record.
Now Big Blue Nation has to embrace the pursuit of the NIT championship, but not all UK fans are taking it in stride. One of those fans is Chester, a caller to Kentucky Sports Radio...
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will be joining NBC Sports Radio as a guest host on Newy Scruggs' Voices of the Game show, which debuts on April 1st. Jones will be the guest host during the show's second hour every week on Tuesday as part of a rotating panel that will guest host alongside Scruggs during the second hour every day of the week.
Deep within the nether regions of ESPN's expansive online empire, Bristol has done something totally unexpected... and yet totally predictable given the current internet experience.
ESPN has launched a tumblr page.
I don't know how you get there, I don't know where it lives at ESPN.com, I don't know how long it's been in existence, but I know it's...
Earlier this month, Fallon Fox came out as a transgender MMA fighter in an interview with OutSports. She's scheduled to fight in her 3rd MMA fight in April in Florida, but her license is under review. Her opponent for the fight has spoken out saying she should be banned from the sport and others in the MMA community are beginning to speak out on Fox. Liz Carmouche, who...
It's hard to believe it's been almost two years since ESPN and Bill Simmons launched Grantland. Now, Sports Illustrated looks to play copycat by giving its most popular writer his own, uniquely-branded offshoot site, according to Deadspin. The in-house working title, according to that report, is "Kinglandia," which of course sounds ridiculous and awesome at the...
All Times Eastern
First Round, Dayton, OH
North Carolina A&T vs. Liberty -- truTV, 6:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee vs. St. Mary's -- truTV, 9 p.m.
National Invitation Tournament
Niagara at Maryland -- ESPN2, 7 p.m.
St. John's at St. Joseph's -- ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Kentucky at Robert Morris --...
I've always wondered, is it really necessary for ESPN to employ one guy whose only job is to predict the NCAA Tournament field? Besides, Bracketology can't be a real thing. It's just a contrived, made-for-television-and-internet-consumption buzzword that tricks you into thinking someone, anywhere, can actually be an expert at these types of things.
I hate to give credence to the opinion that this site is the equivalent of an old man ranting constantly about a fly being in his soup, but the reshuffled labels to the NCAA Tournament rounds which debuted in 2011 is beyond asinine.
This is the third year in which 8 teams teams will play for 4 spots in the familiar field of 64. Previously, there would be 2 teams playing a single...
Monday, March 18
Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (ESPN 8PM)
New York Knicks @ Utah Jazz (ESPN 10:30PM)
Tuesday, March 19
Denver Nuggets @ Oklahoma City Thunder (NBAtv 8PM)
Wednesday, March 20
Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 8PM)
Saturday, March 23
Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls (WGNA 8PM) Neil Funk, Stacy King
Sunday, March 24
What if I told you that ESPN's 30 for 30 is in the upper echelon of television series? It's true.
ESPN's 30 for 30 series has been good since it started, but Sunday's "Survive and Advance" documentary on the 1983 North Carolina State NCAA Championship team elevated the documentaries to new heights. Directed by Jonathan Hock and produced by NC State player...
Last week, The UK Times published a fantastical story about a fantasy football league based in Qatar offering huge sums of money to the best teams in the world to take part in a summer tournament in the oil-rich region. Clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and others would make multiple times what they would by winning the Champions League just by competing in the Qatari tournament...