Category Archives: TV/radio

College football games on television: Sept. 4

The Friday night slate of televised college football is not quite as busy or enticing as Thursday night’s kickoff. There’s no Steve Spurrier or Jim Harbaugh on Friday. No TCU. There is a national championship contender in Baylor, which opens … Continue reading

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College football on television: Sept. 3

Here we go. Technically, FCS powers Montana and North Dakota State opened the college football season with a thriller last Saturday in Missoula. Even Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer were on the hand to broadcast Montana’s thrilling last-second 38-35 win … Continue reading

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SEC Network announces new football analysts

The SEC Network announced Thursday it has hired three new football analysts for the 2015 season. Chris Doering, Jabari Greer and Clint Stoerner will be new studio analysts on Saturdays and during the week on SEC Now. Doering was a … Continue reading

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Report: Bill Simmons to HBO

Bill Simmons is joining HBO, the New York Times is reporting. Simmons’ contract was not renewed by ESPN, which is also shedding Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd from the payroll. In the HBO deal, Simmons will get a talk show, … Continue reading

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Report: Dan Le Batard favorite to replace Colin Cowherd

To follow up on an earlier post on Colin Cowherd, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports that Dan Le Batard is the front-runner to take over the mid/late-morning radio time slot once Cowherd makes the official move to Fox Sports. … Continue reading

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Colin Cowherd leaving ESPN

ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd has been hinting around for awhile, saying that he was moving/had moved to Los Angeles, etc. Finally Thursday the news dropped that Cowherd is leaving the network. ESPN announced that Cowherd, who has been with ESPN … Continue reading

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Surprise: College basketball attendance was up

I’m surprised. I’ll admit it. Given the state of the game — low scoring, one-and-dones, the need for rule changes, so many games on television — I’m surprised that the NCAA announced that attendance for men’s basketball increased slightly in … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for Tuesday

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Will Patrick Towles do for UK in 2015 when Andre Woodson did in 2006? John Calipari says next season could get crazy again. Calipari supports removal of the Confederate flag. Tyler Ulis throws it down. … Continue reading

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Evening links: Kings may want another ex-Cat

Five evening news links: Kings interested in bringing Eric Bledsoe to the Sacramento circus. American Pharoah went back to work at Santa Anita this morning. Keeneland is expanding its fall race schedule with seven additional stakes. Chuck Culpepper talks to … Continue reading

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ESPN says NBA Draft 2015 most-watched in history

Update: ESPN now says this was the most-watched NBA Draft in history. Here’s the release: The 2015 NBA Draft was the most-watched Draft telecast in history, according to Nielsen. Thursday’s event on ESPN averaged 3,738,000 viewers (P2+), up eight percent … Continue reading

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