Sports Media Digest- February 23, 2013

Posnanski Joins NBC Sports Group–  The writing tour of Joe Posnanski has now dropped him with the NBC Sports Group.  The network announced yesterday that the former Sports Illustrated and Sports on Earth columnist will be the national columnist for and will also contribute to,,’s SportTalk blogs, including HardballTalk, as well as to the websites of the NBC Sports Regional Networks.

ESPN Radio Announces New Weekend Line-Up-  ESPN Radio has announced that it has revamped its weekend line-up, adding as hosts New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica and ESPN New York lead columinst Ian O’Connor.  Each will host shows Sunday mornings.  Other programs were also moved to different time slots.  Here is the new ESPN Radio weekend schedule effective 2/24/13:

1-2a ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg
2-3a Inside the Huddle with John Clayton
3-4a Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
4-5a Inside the Huddle with John Clayton
5-6a Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
6-7a RaceDay with Pat Patterson
7-8a ESPNU College Basketball Now with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg
8-noon Dari & Mel with Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper, Jr.
Noon-4p Freddie Coleman Show
4-8p Bram Weinstein Show
8p-1a SportsCenter Tonight

6-7a RaceDay with Pat Paterson
7-9a The Ian O’Connor Show
9-11a The Mike Lupica Show
11a-3p The Freddie Coleman Show
3-7p SportsCenter Sunday
7-10p SportsCenter Tonight
10p-1a The V Show with Bob Valvano

Cavs/Bulls Next NBA TV Fan Night Telecast– NBA TV has announced that fans have selected the Cavaliers at the Bulls for the Tuesday’s Fan Night game telecast.  Tip-off is 8:00p.m ET.  Here is the list of games from which fans can select the Fan Night telecast for March 5th: Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Bobcats; Los Angeles Lakers @ Orlando Magic; New Orleans Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets; Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat; or Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks.