Category Archives: TV/radio

Report: Bill Simmons leaving ESPN

This should get interesting. Not a big fan of Bill Simmons on the air, but love Grantland and his devotion to pro basketball. He changed the game. Where will he land? Update: Here’s a statement from ESPN BIll SImmons to … Continue reading

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BBL: WHAS dropping sports talk radio show

Big Blue Links for Thursday: John Calipari is moving fast on juco guard Mychal Mulder Virginia Tech is also apparently recruiting Mulder Ben Roberts of NextCats breaks down Calipari’s efforts to reload Mark Stoops seems more comfortable at conclusion of … Continue reading

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TV ratings for NCAA final best since 1997

This from CBS: CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of Monday night’s NCAA Tournament men’s national championship between Duke and  Wisconsin on CBS scored a 17.1/27 HH rating/share to deliver the highest overnight rating for the NCAA men’s national championship in the metered markets in 18 years (1997; 18.0/28, Arizona-Kentucky), based on … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Wisconsin ratings were the best in 22 years

Turner Sports says that the Kentucky-Wisconsin game on Saturday night drew the biggest audience for a semifinal in 22 years. Here’s the news release: “Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinal between Kentucky  and Wisconsin across TBS, TNT and … Continue reading

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NCAA Thursday night TV ratings best ever

CLEVELAND — Turner and CBS say the ratings for Thursday night’s NCAA Tournament games were the best since the current television format was adopted in 1991. Here’s the news release: “The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship continues to … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament on television: March 22

The NCAA Tournament continues Sunday with eight games. If you wish to scout Kentucky’s opponent for Thursday’s Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game in Cleveland, tune in the West Virginia-Maryland game at 8:40 p.m. on TNT. At 9:40 p.m., Louisville meets … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament on television: March 21

Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce comprise the CBS announcing team for Saturday’s Midwest Regional game between Kentucky and Cincinnati at the KFC Yum Center. Tipoff is 2:40 p.m. Here’s the list of NCAA Tournament games on television Saturday:

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NCAA Tournament on television: March 20

Kentucky’s opener in the NCAA Women’s Tournament against Tennessee State at Memorial Coliseum will be televised by ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. Here are the NCAA Men’s Tournament games on television Friday:

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NCAA Tournament on television: March 19

LOUISVILLE — Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce comprise the CBS crew for Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament opener Thursday night against Hampton. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:40 p.m., give or take a few minutes depending on how long the preceeding … Continue reading

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Jay Williams takes “the field” over Kentucky

Just heard a little “bracket banter” on ESPN’s Mike and Mike, in which analyst and former Duke guard Jay Williams was asked whether he would take Kentucky or “the field.” Williams said he would take the field, intimating that, although Kentucky has … Continue reading

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