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Sports Media Digest- February 10, 2012

Heat/Pacers NBA TV’s Fan Night Presentation-  This coming Tuesday’s Fan Night game on NBA TV will feature the Miami Heat at the Indiana Pacers.  Coverage begins at 7:00p.m. ET followed by coverage of the Wizards at Trail Blazers at 10:00p.m. ET.  Next week fans can vote for the following match-uos for February 21st: Pistons at Cavaliers, Hornets at Pacers, Kings at Heat, 76’ers at Grizzlies or Spurs at Trail Blazers.

U.S./Switzerland Davis Cup Action Continues This Weekend on Tennis Channel-  The Tennis Channel will continue its coverage of the Davis Cup matches between the United States and Switzerland this weekend.  The first round of singles matches were held today and will be replayed tonight beginning at 8:30p.m. ET.  Doubles action will be live tomorrow morning at 8:30a.m. ET while the second round of singles will air live Sunday morning at 6:00a.m. ET.

Next ESPN Films Presentation to Debut March 11th-  ESPN Films is working with NBA Entertainment to produce its next documentary project.  The Announcement, which looks back at the stunning revelation by Magic Johnson that he has HIV, will debut on ESPN on March 11th at 9:00p.m. ET.

Final Stop on the Winter Dew Tour This Weekend on NBC-  NBC Sports will televise the final stop in the 2012 Winter Dew Tour of  extreme winter sports this weekend on NBC and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).  Coverage on NBC will be Saturday at 2:00p.m. ET and Sunday at 3:00p.m. ET.  NBCSN will have coverage Saturday and Sunday at 11:30p.m. ET.

Rugby on NBC Sports-  NBC Sports will provide ten hours of live coverage of the HSBC Sevens Rugby World Series this weekend.  NBC kicks off live coverage this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with continuing coverage at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Universal Sports Network coverage begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET, with NBC Sports Network taking over at 2:30 p.m. and concluding on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.

All NFL Media is Local- Carolina Panthers

Next up in our look at the local sports media in the NFL…the contingent covering the Carolina Panthers

Newspaper-  The region is covered well by the Charlotte Observer.  Their online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Panthers.  Beat writers Joe Person (Twitter), Ron Green Jr. (Twitter) and Jonathan Jones (Twitter)  also maintain the Inside the Panthers blog.  Columnists Scott Fowler (Twitter) and Tom Sorensen (Twitter) will also share their thoughts on the Panthers.

Sports Radio-  WBT 1110 am serves as the anchor to the Panthers Radio Network. The team in the booth consists of play-by-play man Mick Mixon, and color analysts Eugene Robinson and Jim Szoke.  WFNZ, The Fan, and 730 AM ESPN are the sports radio stations where fans can discuss all things Panthers.

Television-  Television options in covering the team come from WBTVWCCBWCNC, and WSOC.  Fox Sports Carolinas also has coverage of the team.

Blogs- Independent Panthers’ blogs include Panthers GabCat Scratch ReaderCat Crave, Panthers Central, Carolina Huddle and the team’s Strickly Panthers blog.

Please add other media outlets and blogs of the Panthers in our comments section.

ESPN Sets Slate of SEC College Basketball Games

91 regular season basketball games from the Southeastern Conference will be produced this season by ESPN.  The games will be distributed across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN Regional Television produced games on the regionally syndicated SEC Network.

The SEC Network will carry a minimum of 37 SEC games in 71 media markets nationwide. Coverage begins January 7th.

Here is the schedule:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network(s)
Sat, Jan 7 11 a.m. Florida at Tennessee ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Auburn at Vanderbilt SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Mississippi at LSU SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Alabama at Georgia FSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Mississippi State at Arkansas CSS / ESPN3.com
Tue, Jan 10 7 p.m. Georgia at Florida * ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina ESPNU
Wed, Jan 11 8 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Kentucky at Auburn SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. LSU at Alabama CSS / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 12 9 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi State ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 14 Noon Kentucky at Tennessee ESPN / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Mississippi at Auburn SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi State SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Georgia at Vanderbilt SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Florida at South Carolina CSS / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. LSU at Arkansas FSN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Jan 17 7 p.m. Auburn at LSU ESPNU
  9 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky * ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 18 8 p.m. Tennessee at Georgia SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Mississippi State at Mississippi CSS / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 19 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Alabama ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 21 1:30 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Mississippi at Georgia SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. LSU at Florida FSN / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Mississippi State at Vanderbilt ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Tue, Jan 24 7 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt ESPNU
  9 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia * ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 25 8 p.m. Alabama at South Carolina SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. LSU at Mississippi State SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Auburn at Arkansas CSS / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 26 7 p.m. Florida at Mississippi ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 28 TBD Auburn at Tennessee ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Florida SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Kentucky at LSU SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. South Carolina at Mississippi FSN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Jan 31 7 p.m. Tennessee at Kentucky ESPNU
  9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas * ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 1 8 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 2 9 p.m. South Carolina at Florida ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 4 TBD Mississippi at Alabama ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Arkansas at LSU SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Kentucky at South Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Georgia at Tennessee FSN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Feb 7 7 p.m. Florida at Kentucky * ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Alabama at Auburn ESPNU
Wed, Feb 8 8 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt CSS / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 9 7 p.m. Mississippi at Mississippi State ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 11 TBD Alabama at LSU ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi State SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Tennessee at Florida SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi FSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt ESPN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Feb 14 7 p.m. Florida at Alabama * ESPN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Mississippi State at LSU ESPNU
Wed, Feb 15 7 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina CSS / ESPN3.cm
  8 p.m. Arkansas at Tennessee SEC Network / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 16 9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 18 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at Georgia FSN / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. LSU at South Carolina SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Mississippi at Kentucky SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Florida at Arkansas ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Mississippi State at Auburn FSN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Feb 21 7 p.m. Auburn at Florida ESPNU
  9 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi State * ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 22 7 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee CSS / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Georgia at LSU SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt SEC Network / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 23 7 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 25 1:30 p.m. LSU at Mississippi SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Florida at Georgia SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina FSN / ESPN3.com
Tue, Feb 28 7 p.m. Mississippi at Arkansas ESPNU
  9 p.m. Florida at Vanderbilt * ESPN / ESPN3.com
Wed, Feb 29 8 p.m. Auburn at Alabama SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Mississippi State at South Carolina SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Tennessee at LSU CSS  / ESPN3.com
Thu, Mar 1 9 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Mar 3 1:30 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Tennessee ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi SEC Network / ESPN3.com
  5 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi State FSN / ESPN3.com

 

CBS Sports Network Unveils 2011 College Football Schedule

CBS Sports Network has taken the wraps off its 2011 college football schedule.  The network is slated to telecast 42 games this year.

The network will have some new faces calling games this season.  New analyst Rich Rodriguez will join play-by-play voice Dave Ryan in calling Conference USA and Mountain West Conference games.  Veteran play-by-play man Gary Thorne joins the network and will team with Randy Cross for coverage of Army home games. Cross will join either Tim Brando or Josh Lewin for coverage of Navy home games as well.

New play-by-play voice will be joined in the booth by Aaron Taylor on coverage of Conference USA and Mountain West games.   Todd Harris will be joined by Doug Chapman to call Division II games and Conference USA match-ups.

The CBS Sports Network college football studio show will be hosted by Adam Zucker with Brian Jones as analyst.

Here is the schedule of games:
Sept. 1 (Thurs) UMass at Holy Cross 8:00 PM
Fitton Football Stadium, Worcester, MA

Sept. 3 Delaware at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Sept. 8 (Thurs) Central Washington at Humboldt State 8:00 PM
Redwood Bowl, Arcata, CA

Sept. 10 San Diego State at Army 12:00 NOON
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Purdue at Rice 3:30 PM
Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

Boston College at UCF 8:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Sept. 15 (Thurs) Bloomsburg at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8:00 PM
George P. Miller Stadium, Indiana, PA

Sept. 17 Northwestern at Army 3:30 PM
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Hawaii at UNLV 10:00 PM (Mtn. Simulcast)
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Sept. 22 (Thurs) Missouri Western State at Washburn 8:00 PM
Washburn Yager Stadium, Topeka, KS

Sept. 24 Virginia Tech at Marshall 3:30 PM
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Tulsa at Boise State 8:00 PM
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

Sept. 29 (Thurs) Houston at UTEP 8:00 PM
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

Sept. 30 (Fri) SMU at TCU 8:00 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Oct. 1 Tulane at Army 12:00 NOON
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

SMU at TCU 3:30 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

North Carolina at ECU 8:00 PM
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

Oct. 6 (Thurs) Colorado School of Mines at Colorado State-Pueblo 8:00 PM
The Thunderbowl, Pueblo, CO

Oct. 8 Southern Miss at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

ECU at Houston 7:00 PM
John O’Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

TCU at San Diego State 10:30 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Oct. 13 (Thurs) San Diego State at Air Force 8:00 PM
Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO

Oct. 15 UAB at Tulsa 8:00 PM
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

Oct. 20 (Thurs) Ashland at Saginaw Valley State 8:00 PM
Wickes Memorial Stadium, University Center, MI

Oct. 22 ECU at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

SMU at Southern Miss 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Oct. 27 (Thurs) Augustana College at Minnesota State, Mankato 8:00 PM
Blakeslee Stadium, Mankato, MN

Oct. 29 Lehigh at Colgate 12:00 NOON
Andy Kerr Stadium, Hamilton, NY

Fordham at Army 3:30 PM
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

Southern Miss at UTEP 8:00 PM
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

Nov. 3 (Thurs) Tulsa at UCF 8:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Nov. 5 Troy at Navy 3:30 PM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Houston at UAB 7:00 PM
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Boise State at UNLV 10:30 PM
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 10 (Thurs) Houston at Tulane 8:00 PM
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Nov. 12 Rutgers vs. Army 3:30 PM
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

UCF at Southern Miss 8:00 PM
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

Nov. 17 (Thurs) Southern Miss at UAB 8:00 PM
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Nov. 19 Colorado State at TCU 3:30 PM
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Boise State at San Diego State 8:00 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Nov. 25 (Fri) UTEP at UCF 7:00 PM
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

Nov. 26 ECU at Marshall 3:30 PM
Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Dec. 3 Fresno State at San Diego State 8:00 PM
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

A New Look for Sports Media Journal

June 13, 2011 is the beginning of a new era for Sports Media Journal.

The site has pretty much had the same look since we launched in March of 2007.  The SMJ logo has changed, but the site layout had stayed the same.

Today adopt a new layout which we feel is more pleasing to the eye and less cluttered.

The top section of the site will provide featured posts on SMJ.  Some of these may be dated, but it’s the content we feel are the top stories in the sports media world.

We hope the new look will empower us to provide more unique content.  At least that’s the plan.

Take a moment to poke around the new site and get to me with any comments.

Most of all, continued thanks for your support!

A Break In the Action

Every year the staff at Sports Media Journal takes a break for a well deserved R&R.  Well that break is now.

We will be away from SMJ for the next week and a half.  We will have an edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast on Thursday, but no show next week.

Thank you for all your support!

Happy Birthday to SMJ!

Just a brief post to you know that March 3rd marks the fourth anniversary of the launch of Sports Media Journal!

I know we’ve been inconsistent in providing content over the years, but we still appreciate those who support us.

With that said we want to know what you want from us.  News from the networks?  More commentary? Maybe a return of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast? 🙂 Any and all ideas are welcome.

Get back to me with your thoughts.  As always, thank you!

Maybe It’s Time to Come Back

Since I announced my intention to take time away from Sports Media Journal to deal with more pressing personal issues, I’ve been itching to get back into the fray.  As we prepare to celebrate our fourth year, now is as good a time as any to return, at least on a limited basis.

I wrote this column when I launched SMJ back in March of 2007 about what I liked and didn’t like about sports media.  As much as there have been some ground breaking changes in the last four years, surprisingly much has stayed the same.  So I thought it would be good for me to take a fresh look at what I feel is the best and worst of how sports is being covered in 2011.  Instead of posting one long column of my likes and dislikes, I’m going to produce individual columns focusing on one aspect of sports media.

Look for them to begin popping up sometime next week.  Thanks!

 

SMJ Site News

File this one under “Life Gets In the Way”…

You may have noticed that we have not done much over the last two weeks.  OK we’ve done nothing!

My real life obligations have once again taken me away from the blog.  I hope it will be temporary.  We’ll wait and see.

The Sports Media Weekly Podcast will also be on hiatus for a bit.

I appreciate your support in the past and your patience going forward.  All the best!