Sports Media Digest- March 14, 2013

SiriusXM Radio’s Coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament- SiriusXM Radio will be broadcasting every game of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Action can be heard on Sirius channels 91, 92, 93, 94 and 85 and XM channels 91, 190, 191, 192 and 85. Tournament match-ups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at www.siriusxm.com/collegesports starting Monday, March 18.

Strong Viewership Numbers in February for Big Ten Network- The prime time ratings during the month of February on the Big Ten Network (BTN) was the best ever for the network.  Fueled by Big Ten college basketball, the numbers were up 20% over February of 2012 and up over the record ratings the network experienced in January.

Fans to Determine Greatest Play in NFL History Through Bracket Tournament on NFL.com-  NFL fans can vote for the greatest play in NFL history through a bracket-type exercise on NFL.com.  The 64-NFL play bracket is comprised of 41 offensive plays, 13 defensive plays, seven special team plays, and three plays in which an offensive player performs a defensive act. Eleven Super Bowl plays are among the field selected.  Fans can start voting on the round of 64 on Monday, March 18 at nfl.com/bracketology. The Championship round will conclude on Monday, April 8 when the greatest play in NFL history will be crowned.

NASCAR Sprint Cup from Bristol on Fox-  The next stop in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will originate from Bristol Motor Speedway and be telecast on Fox this Sunday.  Pre-race coverage begins at 12:30p.m. ET with Chris Myers and Darrell and Michael Waltrip.  Darell Waltrip will join Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds in the booth for the call of the race. Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for reports on teams and pit while Jeff Hammond serves as the roaming reporter.

Fox Soccer to Telecast CONCACAF Gold Cup-  Fox Sports has announced that Fox Soccer Channel will be the home to the 25 matches of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.  Coverage begins July 7th with a double header from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Fox Soccer has Premier League Twin Bill Sunday-  Fox Soccer will telecast a pair of Premier League matches this Sunday.  The opener kicks-off at 9:00a.m. ET with Fullam at Tottenham.  Chelsea and West Ham will battle at 11:30a.m. ET.

Boxing Saturday Night on HBO-  HBO Sports will produce another World Championship Boxing telecast Saturday night at 10:15p.m. ET featuring Timothy Bradley Jr. VS. Ruslan Provodnikov and Jessie Vargas vs. Wale Omotoso.

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