Sports Media Digest- March 19, 2013

Cowboys and Dolphins to Play in Hall of Fame Game–  The NFL announced today that the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Miami Dolphins in the traditional Hall of Fame game to kick-off the 2013 NFL pre-season.  The game will take place Sunday, August 4th at 8p.m. ET and air on NBC.

Scruggs to Host Voices of the Game Middays on NBC Sports Radio– NBC Sports Radio has announced that weekend sports talk host Newy Scruggs will host a 12:00-3:00p.m. ET weekday show beginning April 1st.  Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs will feature a recognizable sports “voice” during the entire second hour of the show. Personalities will include Chipper Jones (Tuesdays), Stan Van Gundy (Fridays), Bobby Valentine (Thursdays) and Chris Mannix (Wednesdays).

NBC and Golf Channel Prep for Arnold Palmer Invitational–  NBC Sports and the Golf Channel will provide blanket coverage of this weekend’s PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational.  The networks will devote nearly 80 total hours of news and tournament action, which includes 22 live hours of tournament coverage on NBC and Golf Channel.  The Golf Channel will have first and second round action Thursday and Friday beginning at 3:00p.m. ET.  Third and fourth round coverage on Golf Channel begins at 12:30p.m. ET while NBC takes over Saturday and Sunday at 2:30p.m. ET. Golf Broadcast teams will include Rich Lerner and Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel), and Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller (NBC). For telecasts on both networks, Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen will report from tower positions, while Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Notah Begay will walk the course. Steve Sands will conduct player interviews. Jimmy Roberts will be around for the weekend.

Four Covers this Week on SI–  Sports Illustrated previews the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament with four covers this week:
SI 3-25aSI 3-25b SI 3-25c SI 3-25d

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