Sports Media Digest- February 8, 2012

Red Sox Manager of Studio 42 with Bob Costas  The MLB Network has announced that new Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine will be the guest of Bob Costas on the next edition of Studio 42 with Bob Costas.  The program will debut Monday, February 13th at 9:00p.m. ET.

NASCAR Now Returns to ESPN Next Week-  As NASCAR prepares to begin its 2012 season, ESPN is set to re-launch its NASCAR Now program.  The daily NASCAR news and notes program will return to ESPN2 beginning MOnday, February 13th at 3:00p.m. ET.  Mike Massaro will continue as the primary host of NASCAR Now with ongoing hosts Allen Bestwick, Nicole Briscoe, Marty Reid and Shannon Spake. ESPN SportsCenter anchors Lindsay Czarniak, Michael Yam and Michelle Bonner also will fill in as occasional NASCAR Now hosts.

NBC Sports NHL Coverage for the Week-  The NBC Sports Group has unveiled its schedule of NHL action beginning this weekend.  NBC will kick things off Sunday afternoon with coverage of the Capitals at Rangers at 12:30p.m. ET.  The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will have its Sunday Night telecast featuring the Flyers at Red Wings at 7:30p.m. ET.  Monday will have the Sharks at Capitals at 7:30p.m. ET on NBCSN.  NBCSN will also have action Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30p.m. ET with the Ducks at Wild (Tuesday) and Bruins at Canadiens (Wednesday).

Season Four of the Haney Project Returns to Golf Channel-  The Golf Channel is set to debut the fourth season of the Haney Project with renown golf istructor Hank Haney.  This season will feature Haney with four celebrities; Grammy Award-winning Maroon 5 front man and mentor on NBC’s The Voice Adam Levine, legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, acclaimed chef Mario Batali and former super model Angie Everhart.  The one-hour season debut will take place Monday, February 27th at 9:00p.m. ET.

Big Ten Network to Air Seven Conference Winter Championships-  The Big Ten Network (BTN) will once again be airing the conference championships in seven winter sports.  For the fifth straight year BTN will cover the championships in men’s and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics.  Air times can be found on the BTN website.

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