SMJ Inbox- March 30, 2011

More and more great sports media information continues to make its way into the Sports Media Journal inbox…

ESPN Announces Coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from Houston- ESPN has announced how it plans to provide extensive coverage of this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in Houston.  Among the programming, daily SportsCenter and ESPNEWS reports from Houston beginning Friday, April 1st and special editions of College Gameday.

WWL Welcomes Jaime Moyer as Baseball Analyst- Former Major Leage pitcher Jamie Moyer has been hired by ESPN to serve as a baseball analyst.  Moyer’s first appearance will be on Baseball Tonight tomorrow as part of ESPN’s coverage of Opening Day.

MLB Network Announces Live Game Coverage Opening Week- The MLB network will kick off its series of 30 Games, 30 Clubs, 30 Days with live coverage of the Seattle Mariners at Oakland A’s Friday at 10pm ET.  Viewers in select markets will see the San Francisco Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.  MLB Network’s first produced telecast will be Friday, April 8th at 2pm ET when the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees.

MLB on Fox Announces Opening Weekend Coverage- The MLB on Fox will have three games to share with the country this Saturday.  59% of the country will hear Joe Buck and Tim McCarver telecast the Tigers and Yankees.  20% of the country will watch the San Francisco Giants at the Los Angeles Dodgers with Kenny Albert and Eric Karros.  The remainder of the country will have Thom Brennaman and Mark Grace call the San Diego Padres at St’ Louis Cardinals.

PGA Shell Houston Open Kicks off on NBC and the Golf Channel- The NBC Sports Group will again provide coverage of this weekend’s PGA Tour event, the Shell Houston Open.  The first two rounds will air from 3pm to 6pm ET Thursday and Friday on the Golf Channel.  The Golf Channel will also have third and fourth round coverage Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm ET with NBC taking over each day from 3pm to 6pm ET.

truTV has College Hoops All-Star Game from Houston- The 2011 Reese’s College All-Star Game will take place this Friday A

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