CBS Sports

Week 7 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

THURSDAY, OCT. 17
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Seattle at Arizona 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Molly McGrath
Chicago at Washington 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnson, Tony Siragusa
Dallas at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
New England at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierforf
Buffalo at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
St. Louis at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Cincinnati at Detroit 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
San Diego at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Stever Beuerlein
San Francisco at Tennessee 4:05 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Houston at Kansas City 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Baltimore at Pittsburgh 4:25 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Cleveland at Green Bay 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Denver at Indianapolis 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, OCT. 21
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Minnesota at N.Y. Giants 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: New Orleans,Oakland

Sports Media Weekly No. 168- Paulsen, Sports Media Watch

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I have an abbreviated version of Sports Media Weekly this week.

Ken an I are joined this week by Paulsen of Sports Media Watch.

We begin the show by tapping into Paulsen’s vast knowledge of ratings numbers as we dissect the reported success to date of Fox and TBS during their coverage of Major League Baseball’s playoffs.

We do the same with the NFL, which, although still king of the hill in ratings, is seeing decreases in viewership on some networks thus far over 2012.  In our discussion we also bring up the report in the Wall Street Journal that the NFL may be looking at adding an additional Thursday Night game to the schedule.

We move on to the changes ESPN has been making to the NBA Countdown crew, led by the departure last week of Magic Johnson.

We wrap the show by looking at how ESPN and Turner have been trying to get out of telecasting NASCAR in 2014, the last year of its contract before NBC and Fox take over the rights exclusively in 2015.

Sports Media Digest- October 16, 2013

SEC Football Fairing Well on CBS

CBS Sports reports today that through five games its series of SEC football games is averaging a 4.6 rating and 7.3 million viewers, the highest rated and most watched games since CBS began its SEC-only schedule in 2001.

The 4.6 rating and 7.3 million viewers are 48% and 49% above 2012’s numbers.

Fox Still Seeing Strong Numbers for ALCS

Fox Sports announced today that through three games of the American League Championship Series, the network is averaging a 4.4 rating and 6.9 million viewers, a 26% increase over the network’s coverage of the NLCS in 2012.  The rating is also the highest for the ALCS on Fox since the 2009 series between the Yankees and Angels.

Tuesday’s game three had a rating of 3.7 and an audience of  5.6 million viewers, up 37% from the NLCS of 2012.

TBS Seeing Viewership Gains for NLCS

Turner Sports reports that TBS’ coverage of the National League Championship Series is seeing viewership gains over the last time the network covered the NLCS in 2011.

Through four games TBS  is averaging a 3.2 rating and five million total viewers, up 23% and 22% compared with a 2.6  rating and 4.1 million total viewers for the same number of games in 2011.

NFL Action Still Ruling the Roost

The NFL is still the top draw in the television ratings world.  For the past week NFL games were the number one rated program in 28 of the 30 NFL markets:

Week of 10/7-10/13  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 52.8 73

1

Kansas City Raiders at Chiefs 10/13/2013 42.1 72

1

Milwaukee Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 40.9 75

1

Denver Jaguars at Broncos 10/13/2013 40.3 75

1

Pittsburgh Steelers at Jets 10/13/2013 35.7 65

1

Dallas Redskins at Cowboys 10/13/2013 35.3 52

1

Boston Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 35.1 62

1

Seattle Titans at Seahawks 10/13/2013 34.4 66

1

Washington, DC Redskins at Cowboys 10/13/2013 33.3 52

1

Cincinnati Bengals at Bills 10/13/2013 32.4 57

1

Buffalo Bengals at Bills 10/13/2013 32.1 62

1

Cleveland Lions at Browns 10/13/2013 30.8 59

1

Baltimore Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 28.6 52

1

Minneapolis Panthers at Vikings 10/13/2013 27.5 63

1

Chicago Giants at Bears** 10/10/2013 27.3 42

1

Nashville Titans at Seahawks 10/13/2013 26.8 43

1

Houston Rams at Texans 10/13/2013 24.6 50

1

Philadelphia Eagles at Buccaneers 10/13/2013 24.5 51

1

Charlotte Panthers at Vikings 10/13/2013 24.1 48

1

Phoenix Cardinals at 49ers 10/13/2013 23.1 46

1

Atlanta Jets at Falcons* 10/07/2013 21.6 33

1

San Fran-Oakland Cardinals at 49ers 10/13/2013 21.3 56

1

Tampa Eagles at Buccaneers 10/13/2013 19.9 42

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Broncos 10/13/2013 19.8 34

1

San Diego Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 17.8 41

1

Indianapolis Packers at Ravens 10/13/2013 16.3 33

1

New York Steelers at Jets 10/13/2013 13.6 33

1

Miami Saints at Patriots 10/13/2013 13.4 25

1

SI Cover this Week

Sports Illustrated has an exclusive interview with Kobe Bryant.  Bryant graces the cover of this week’s issue:

SI 10-21-13

Week 6 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 6 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

WEEK 6
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
N.Y. Giants at Chicago 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Green Bay at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Bill Cowher
Carolina at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Oakland at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
St. Louis at Houston 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Cincinnati at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts, Boomer Esiason
Detroit at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX Tom McCarthy, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath
Tennessee at Seattle 4:05 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Jacksonville at Denver 4:05 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Shannon Sharpe
New Orleans at New England 4:25 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Arizona at San Francisco 4:25 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Washington at Dallas 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, OCT. 14
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Indianapolis at San Diego 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Atlanta,Miami

Sports Media Weekly No. 167- Steve Lepore, Awful Announcing & Adam Schein, CBS Sports

The MLB Playoffs are in full gear and so is another edition of Sports Media Weekly.

Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and me to discuss the news of the week is Steve Lepore, newly-hired writer for Awful Announcing.

We begin the program looking at the successes thus far of TBS on its coverage of Major League Baseball’s postseason.  The numbers for the network are higher than 2012, even without an appearance by the New York Yankees.

Next we look at the emergence of the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) as the leader when it comes to televising the NHL.  Since the time NBCSN was known as OLN and Versus the network has found its niche in being the United States home for hockey.

We wrap up the segment by looking at the impact of how Peyton Manning’s hot start has been reflected in the early-season NFL ratings.

Ken takes over the second half of the show speaking with CBS Sports host Adam Schein. Ken talks with Adam about his work on That Other Postgame Show, NFL Monday QB, and SiriusXM Radio.

Sports Media Digest- October 7, 2013

Denver/Dallas Wild Finish Brings CBS Ratings Gold

CBS Sports reported today that yesterday’s NFL national game between the Broncos and Cowboys scored the network an average rating of 18.6, the highest rated NFL game this season to date.

The rating was 18% above CBS’s national game from a year ago (Denver-New England; Buffalo-San Francisco; Tennessee-Minnesota).

CBS’s regional coverage of the NFL earlier Sunday averaged a 9.7 rating, up 4% from 2012.

MLB Playoff Ratings on TBS Up over 2012

Through the first five days of the 2013 MLB postseason, TBS reports ratings of playoff action is averaging a rating of 2.3, up 5% over last year’s 2.2 rating over the same time period.  The network’s average of 3,482,000 total viewers is up 2% over last year.

Sunday’s NLDS series (St. Louis/ Pittsburgh and Atlanta/Los Angeles)  averaged 3,174,000 total viewers and a 2.0 rating, up 19% and 18% over the comparable Sunday telecasts last year.

CBS Sports Announces SEC Doubleheader for October 19th

CBS Sports today announced that it will telecast an SEC football doubleheader on October 19th.

Georgia will take on Vanderbilt at 12 NOON.  Tim Brando, Aaron Taylor and Allie LaForce call the contest from Vanderbilt Stadium.

At 3:30 PM, Auburn visits Texas A&M. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will call the game.

NBC Sports’ Coverage of the U.S. Olympic Winter Trials

NBC Sports plans to produce 34.5 hours of live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials in advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Coverage will feature six sports – speed skating, short track, hockey, ski jumping, Nordic combined and curling.

Here is the schedule, set for NBC and the NBC Sports Network:

2014 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TELECAST SCHEDULE

Date Sport Coverage Network Time**
Fri., November 15 Curling Men’s & Women’s Trials – Match 1 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 16 Curling Men’s Trials – Match 2 NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Curling Women’s Trials – Match 2 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., November 17 Curling Men’s & Women’s Trials– Match 3* NBCSN Noon
Fri., December 20 Women’s Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., December 27 Speed Skating Men’s 5000m & Women’s 3000m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 28 Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 500m NBC 3 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey Team USA vs. Team Canada NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., December 29 Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Men’s & Women’s Trials NBC 1:30 p.m.
Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 1000m NBC 3 p.m.
Tue., December 31 Speed Skating Men’s & Women’s 1500m NBCSN 6 p.m.
Wed., January 1 Speed Skating Men’s 10,000m & Women’s 5000m NBCSN 5 p.m.
Fri., January 3 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1500m NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., January 4 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 500m NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., January 5 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1000m NBC 4 p.m.

 

 

CBS Sports 2013-2014 College Basketball Schedule

CBS Sports today unveiled a slate of 240 men’s college basketball games which will be featured in CBS and the CBS Sports Network (CBSSN).  CBS will air 40 games while CBSSN will televise 200.

Here is the current schedule of games:

2013-14 CBS SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Dec. 7 (Sat)

UCLA at Missouri

Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

12:30 PM

 

Dec. 14 (Sat)

Arizona at Michigan

Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI

12:00 NOON

 

Dec. 21 (Sat)

Michigan State at Texas

Erwin Center, Austin, TX

4:00 PM

Dec. 28 (Sat)

Villanova at Syracuse

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y

 

Louisville at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

Jan. 4 (Sat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan State at Indiana

Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

Duke at Notre Dame

Purcell Pavilion at Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

Jan. 5 (Sun)

San Diego State at Kansas

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

1:30 or 4:30 PM

 

Jan. 11 (Sat)

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN

1:00 or 3:30 PM

Jan. 12 (Sun)

Iowa at Ohio State

Value City Arena, Columbus, OH

1:30 or 4:30 PM

Jan. 18 (Sat)

Tennessee at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY 

North Carolina State at Duke

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC

Oklahoma State at Kansas

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

Jan. 25 (Sat)

Syracuse at Miami

BankUnited Center, Miami, FL

1:00 PM

 

Jan. 26 (Sun)

            Minnesota at Penn State (Women’s)

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

1:00 PM

 

Feb. 1 (Sat)

Kentucky at Missouri

Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

1:00 PM

 

Feb. 2 (Sun)

Michigan at Indiana

Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

1:00 PM

Feb. 8 (Sat)

Butler at Georgetown

Verizon Center, Washington, DC

1:00 PM

Feb. 9 (Sun)

Michigan State at Wisconsin

Kohl Center, Madison, WI

1:00 PM

Feb. 15 (Sat)

Pittsburgh at North Carolina

Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC

1:00 PM

 

Feb. 16 (Sun)

Wisconsin at Michigan

Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI

1:00 PM

 

Feb. 22 (Sat)

Florida at Ole Miss

Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, MS

AND

Louisville at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

 

 

12:00 NOON

 

Feb. 23 (Sun)

Big Ten Wildcard

Michigan State at Michigan

Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI

OR

Purdue at Nebraska

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE

OR

Indiana at Northwestern

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, IL

 

 

 

 

12:00 NOON

 

 

March 1 (Sat)   

 

 

Louisville at Memphis

FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

LSU at Florida

O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

March 2 (Sun) March 2 (Sun)

Marquette at Villanova

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Big Ten Wildcard

Ohio State at Indiana

Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

OR

Wisconsin at Penn State

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

OR

Purdue at Iowa

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA

2:00 PM

 

 

 

 

4:00 PM

March 8 (Sat)

Kentucky at Florida

O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL

Connecticut at Louisville

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

Arizona at Oregon

Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

March 9 (Sun)

Virginia at Maryland

Comcast Center, College Park, MD 

Missouri Valley Championship

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO

Big Ten Wildcard

Michigan State at Ohio State

Value City Arena, Columbus, OH

OR

Illinois at Iowa

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA

OR

Northwestern at Purdue

Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN

12:00 NOON

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM

March 15 (Sat)

Conference USA Championship

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX 

Big Ten Semifinal #1

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Big Ten Semifinal #2

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Mountain West Championship

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

11:30 AM

 

 

1:40 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

March 16 (Sun)

Atlantic 10 Championship

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Big Ten Championship

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

1:00 PM

 

 

3:30 PM

2013-14 CBS SPORTS NETWORK COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Nov. 8 (Fri)

USC at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

9:00 PM

Nov. 13 (Wed)

Mount St. Mary’s at Villanova

The Pavilion, Villanova PA

7:00 PM

Nov. 14 (Thurs)

Arizona at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

10:00 PM

Nov. 17 (Sun)

Preseason WNIT

Site TBD

4:00 PM

Nov. 19 (Tues)

Arizona State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

10:00 PM

Nov. 20 (Wed)

Wichita State at Tulsa

Donald W. Reynolds Center, Tulsa, OK

8:00 PM

Nov. 21 (Thurs)

New Hampshire at Marquette

Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

8:00 PM

Nov. 22 (Fri)

Paradise Jam

Maryland vs. Marist

Providence vs. Vanderbilt

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

 

4:00 PM

6:30 PM

Nov. 24 (Sun)

Paradise Jam

TBD

TBD

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

 

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

Nov. 25 (Mon)

Paradise Jam

TBD

TBD

The Sports and Fitness Center, Saint Thomas, USVI

 

7:30 PM

10:00 PM

Nov. 26 (Tues)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancun Challenge

West Virginia vs. Old Dominion

Saint Louis vs. Wisconsin

Aventura Palace, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

 

Illinois at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

 

6:00 PM

8:30 PM

 

 

 

10:30 PM

Nov. 27 (Wed)

 

 

 

Cancun Challenge

TBD

TBD

Aventura Palace, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

 

Great Alaska Shootout

Tulsa vs. Indiana State

TCU vs. University of Alaska Anchorage

Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK

 

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

11:30 PM

2:00 AM

Nov. 28 (Thurs)

Great Alaska Shootout

Pepperdine vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay

Denver vs. Harvard

Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK

 

9:30 PM

12:00 MIDNIGHT

 

 

Nov. 29 (Fri)

Corpus Christi Challenge

Virginia vs. SMU

Texas A&M vs. Missouri State

American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX

 

Great Alaska Shootout

Semifinal

Semifinal

Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK

 

7:30 PM

10:00 PM

 

 

 

12:00 MIDNIGHT

2:00 AM (SDD)

 

Nov. 30 (Sat)

Pittsburgh at Duquesne

Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Corpus Christi Challenge

TBD

TBD

American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX

 

Great Alaska Shootout

TBD

TBD

Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK

1:00 PM

 

 

 

6:30 PM

9:00 PM

 

 

 

12:30 AM

2:30 AM (SDD)

Dec. 1 (Sun)

Wichita State at Saint Louis

Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO

1:00 PM

Dec. 3 (Tues)

Utah at Boise State

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

10:00 PM

Dec. 5 (Thurs)

Providence at Rhode Island

The Ryan Center, Kingston, RI

8:00 PM

Dec. 7 (Sat)

BYU vs. Massachusetts

MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA

 

Cincinnati at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

 

Villanova at St. Joseph’s

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

1:30 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

Dec. 8 (Sun)

Washington at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

3:00 PM

Dec. 14 (Sat)

Goldey-Beacom at Philadelphia University

Gallagher Athletic Center, Philadelphia, PA

3:00 PM

Dec. 17 (Tues)

Elon at Georgetown

Verizon Center, Washington, DC

7:00 PM

Dec. 23 (Mon)

Las Vegas Classic

USF/Mississippi State vs. UNLV/Santa Clara

USF/Mississippi State vs. UNLV/Santa Clara

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

 

8:00 PM

10:30 PM

Jan. 1 (Wed)

St. Bonaventure at Duquesne (Women’s)

A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA

 

San Diego State at Colorado State

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 2 (Thurs)

Saint Louis at Fordham (Women’s)

Rose Hill Gym, Bronx, NY

7:00 PM

 

Jan. 4 (Sat)

Morehouse at Tuskegee

James Center, Tuskegee, AL

 

 

DePaul at Marquette

Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

 

Houston at USF

Sun Dome, Tampa, FL

 

Louisville at Rutgers

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ

 

Harvard at Rice

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, TX

12:00 PM

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

 

8:00 PM

Jan. 5 (Sun)

Boston University at Lehigh

Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA

1:00 PM

Jan. 7 (Tues)

Saint Louis at Rhode Island

The Ryan Center, Kingston, RI

 

Cincinnati at Houston

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 8 (Wed)

Villanova at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

 

Nevada at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 9 (Thurs)   

Jan. 9 (Thurs)

 

George Mason at VCU

Verizon Wireless Arena, Richmond, VA

 

 

Charlotte at UTEP

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 11 (Sat)   

Jan. 11 (Sat)

Michigan Tech at Ashland (Women’s)

Kates Gymnasium, Ashland (OH)

 

 

Army at Navy (Women’s)

Army at Navy

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD

 

Rutgers at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

 

St. Joseph’s at George Mason

The Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

11:30 AM

 

 

 

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

Jan. 12 (Sun)

SMU at Louisville

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

 

Xavier at Creighton

CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE

 

St. Joseph’s at VCU (Women’s)

Verizon Wireless Arena, Richmond, VA

1:00 PM

 

 

3:00 PM

 

 

5:00 PM

Jan. 13 (Mon)

Lafayette at Loyola

Reitz Arena, Baltimore, MD

7:30 PM

Jan. 14 (Tues)

VCU at George Washington

Charles E. Smith Athletic Center, Washington, DC

 

Temple at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 15 (Wed)

Georgetown at Xavier

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

UNLV at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 16 (Thurs)

Houston at Louisville

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

 

George Washington at Dayton (Women’s)

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 18 (Sat)   

 

 

 

 

Jan. 18 (Sat)

Tulsa at Marshall

Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, WV

 

Marquette at Butler

Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

 

Duquesne at VCU

Verizon Wireless Arena, Richmond, VA

UNLV at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

6:00 PM

Jan. 19 (Sun)   

Jan. 19 (Sun)

 

Rutgers at Houston

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

 

Bucknell at Army

Edward C. Christl Jr. Arena at Holleder Center, West Point, NY

 

St. Joseph’s at La Salle (Women’s)

Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM

 

 

3:00 PM

 

 

 

5:00 PM

Jan. 20 (Mon)

Loyola at Boston University

Agganis Arena, Boston, Ma.

7:30 PM

Jan. 21 (Tues)

Temple at Connecticut

XL Center, Hartford, CT

 

Boise State at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 22 (Wed)

VCU at Dayton

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

 

La Salle at St. Bonaventure

Reilly Center, Cattaraugus County, NY

 

Utah State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

 

 

11:00 PM

Jan. 23 (Thurs)

Seton Hall at St. John’s

Carnesecca ArenaQueens, NY

 

UCF at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Jan. 25 (Sat)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryville at Drury

O’Reilly Family Event Center, Springfield, MO

 

Boston University at Bucknell

Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, PA

 

Dayton at Rhode Island

The Ryan Center, Kingston, RI

 

DePaul at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

 

Marshall at LA Tech

The Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA

 

Fresno State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

12:00 NOON

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

 

 

10:00 PM

Jan. 26 (Sun)

USF at Connecticut (Women’s)

XL Center, Hartford, CT

 

 

USF at Memphis

FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

 

Cincinnati at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

12:00 NOON

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

Jan. 27 (Mon)

Colgate at Lafayette

Allan P. Kirby Sports Center, Easton, PA

9:00 PM

Jan. 28 (Tues)

Louisville at Rutgers (Women’s)

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ

9:00 PM

Jan. 30 (Thurs)

Houston at Connecticut

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

9:00 PM

Feb. 1 (Sat)

Seton Hall at Xavier

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

Memphis at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

 

Villanova at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Massachusetts at St. Joseph’s

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

 

Boise State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

Feb. 2 (Sun)

USF at Cincinnati

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, OH

 

USF at Louisville (Women’s)

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

Feb. 4 (Tues)

Rutgers at Memphis

FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

 

Holy Cross at Colgate

Cotterell Court, Hamilton, NY

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 5 (Wed)   

 

 

La Salle at Massachusetts

William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, MA

 

San Diego State at Boise State

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 6 (Thurs)

Rhode Island at VCU

Verizon Wireless Arena, Richmond, VA

 

Tulsa at LA Tech

The Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 7 (Fri)

Marshall at Southern Miss

Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, MS

9:30 PM

Feb. 8 (Sat)

Southern New Hampshire at Saint Anselm

Stoutenburgh Gymnasium, Manchester, NH

 

Navy at Army (Women’s)

Navy at Army

Edward C. Christl Jr. Arena at Holleder Center, West Point, NY

 

Boise State at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

 

VCU at St. Joseph’s

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

11:30 AM

 

 

 

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

 

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

Feb. 9 (Sun)

Bucknell at Holy Cross

Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, MA

 

 

Charlotte at Southern Miss

Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, MS

 

Massachusetts at Rhode Island

The Ryan Center, Kingston, RI

12:00 NOON

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

Feb. 11 (Tues)

Fordham at Richmond (Women’s)

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

 

Utah State at Colorado State

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 12 (Wed)

New Mexico at Boise State

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

9:00 PM

Feb. 13 (Thurs)

Creighton at Butler

Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

 

VCU at George Washington (Women’s)

Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC                                   

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 15 (Sat)   

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 15 (Sat)

Villanova at St. John’s (Women’s)

Carenesecca Arena, Queens, NY

 

San Bernardino at Monterey Bay (Women’s)

Otter Sports Center, Monterey, CA

 

UNLV at Utah State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, UT

Nevada at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

 

Air Force at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

 

4:00 PM

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

Feb. 16 (Sun)

SMU at Temple

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

Connecticut at USF (Women’s)

Sun DomeTampa, FL

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

Feb. 18 (Tues)

USF at Louisville

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

 

Duquesne at St. Joseph’s (Women’s)

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 19 (Wed)

DePaul at Xavier

Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

La Salle at Dayton

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 20 (Thurs)

Memphis at Rutgers

Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ

 

Georgetown at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

7:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 22 (Sat)

Dallas Baptist at Newman

Fugate Gymnasium, Wichita, KS

 

Marquette at DePaul

Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL

 

La Salle at Richmond

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

 

UTEP at Southern Miss

Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, MS

 

UNLV at Boise State

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

Feb. 23 (Sun)   

 

 

Patriot League (TBD)

Site TBD

 

SMU at Connecticut

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

Feb. 25 (Tues)

Dayton at St. Joseph’s

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

 

Utah State at New Mexico

The Pit, Albuquerque, NM

 

San Jose State at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

 

 

11:00 PM

Feb. 26 (Wed)

Connecticut at USF

Sun Dome, Tampa, FL

 

Boise State at Fresno State

Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA

 

Colorado State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

 

 

11:00 PM

Feb. 27 (Thurs)

VCU at Fordham

Rose Hill Gym, Bronx, NY

 

Memphis at Houston

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TV

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

Feb. 28 (Fri)

Providence at Seton Hall

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

7:00 PM

March 1 (Sat)

Cal Baptist at Dixie State (Women’s)

Burns Arena, St. George, UT

 

Patriot League TBD

Site TBD

 

Rutgers at Connecticut (Women’s)

Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT

 

Boise State at Wyoming

The Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, WY

 

San Diego State at Fresno State

Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA

12:00 NOON

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

10:00 PM

March 2 (Sun)

DePaul at St. John’s

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

12:00 NOON

 

 

March 4 (Tues)

Georgetown at DePaul (Women’s)

McGrath Arena, Chicago, IL

9:00 PM

March 5 (Wed)

Louisville at SMU

Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX

 

Dayton at Saint Louis

Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO

 

San Diego State at UNLV

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

 

 

11:00 PM

March 6 (Thurs)

Charlotte at Marshall

Cam Henderson Center, Huntington, WV

 

VCU at Richmond

Robins Center, Richmond, VA

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

March 7 (Fri)

Houston at UCF

UCF Arena, Orlando, FL

7:00 PM

March 8 (Sat)

Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #1

Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

 

Atlantic 10 Women’s Semifinal #2

Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

 

Patriot League Men’s Semifinal #1

Patriot League Men’s Semifinal #2

Sites TBD

 

Providence at Creighton

CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE

 

New Mexico at San Diego State

Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA

11:00 AM

 

 

1:30 PM

 

 

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

 

 

10:00 PM

March 9 (Sun)

Saint Louis at Massachusetts

William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, MA

 

La Salle at St. Joseph’s

Michael J. Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA

2:00 PM

 

 

 

4:00 PM

 

March 12 (Wed)

Patriot League Men’s Championship

Site TBD

7:30 PM

March 13 (Thurs)

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #1

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #2

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #3

Mountain West Men’s Quarterfinal #4

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

3:00 PM

5:30 PM

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

March 14 (Fri)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference USA Women’s Semifinal #1

Conference USA Women’s Semifinal #2

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

 

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #1

Conference USA Men’s Semifinal #2
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

 

Mountain West Men’s Semifinal #1

Mountain West Men’s Semifinal #2

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

11:00 AM

1:30 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

6:30 PM

 

 

9:00 PM

11:30 PM

March 15 (Sat)

Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #1

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

 

Atlantic 10 Men’s Semifinal #2

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

 

Patriot League Women’s Championship

Site TBD

 

Conference USA Women’s Championship

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

 

Mountain West Women’s Championship

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

1:30 PM

 

 

4:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM

 

 

8:00 PM

 

 

 

10:00 PM

March 16 (Sun)

Southland Conference Women’s Championship

Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

1:00 PM

 

 

March 26 (Wed)

NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal #1

NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal #2

Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA

6:00 PM

 

8:30 PM

March 27 (Thurs)

NCAA Division II Men’s Semifinal #1

NCAA Division II Men’s Semifinal #2

Ford Center, Evansville, IN

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

March 28 (Fri)

NCAA Division II Women’s Championship

Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA

7:00 PM

April 2 (Wed)

CIT Basketball Tournament Final

Site TBD

8:00 PM

April 5 (Sat)

WNIT Championship

Site TBD

3:00 PM

Sports Media Digest- October 3, 2013

ESPN Drops Commitment to Overseas X Games

ESPN announced today that it will no longer be producing X Games competitions outside of the United States.  Here is their official statement:

“ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France.  We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path.  The company remains fully committed to the X Games brand and its full-scale competitions in Aspen, Colorado and Austin, Texas – its newest host city – and we will continue to distribute these premier events around the world.”

NFL Flexes One Game For Week Seven

The NFL announced today that the October 20th game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs will be moved to 4:25p.m ET from its original 1:00p.m. ET kick-off. The move was made to accommodate regional broadcast patterns.

The game will still be telecast on CBS.

Westwood One to Broadcast a NFL Quadruple Header on Sunday

After the NFL announced the move of the Chargers/Raiders game to 11:35p.m. ET this Sunday, Westwood One saw this as an opportunity to expand its game broadcast offering to four games this Sunday.

Here is the Westwood One schedule this Sunday, with announcer assignments:

12:30pm ET, Seattle Seahawks @ Indianapolis Colts…Dave Sims/Mark Malone
3:45pm ET, Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys… Chuck Cooperstein/Trent Green
7:30pm ET, Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers…Kevin Kugler/James Lofton
11:15pm ET, San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders…Tom McCarthy/Rod Woodson

MLB Wild Card Games on TBS See Modest Viewership Games

The two MLD Wild Card games on TBS earned an average audience of 4.7 million viewers, up 2% over 2012. This year’s 3.0 U.S. rating is even with last year.

Both Wild Card telecasts allowed TBS to rank first among all cable networks in primetime both nights.

 

Week 5 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 5 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

Week 5
Thursday, Oct. 03
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Buffalo at Cleveland 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
Sunday, Oct. 06
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Baltimore at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Jacksonville at St. Louis 1:00 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
Kansas City at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Seattle at Indianapolis 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin ANdrews
New Orleans at Chicago 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
New England at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Detroit at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Darly Johnston
Carolina at Arizona 4:05 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
Denver at Dallas 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
San Diego at Oakland 11:35 pm NFL Network Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Houston at San Francisco 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Monday, Oct. 07
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
N.Y. Jets at Atlanta 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Minnesota,Pittsburgh,Tampa Bay,Washington

Sports Media Weekly No. 166- Neil Best, Newsday & Don Orsillo, NESN

This week’s Sports Media Weekly  program features guests from the Northeast.

Joining Ken Fang of Fangs Bites and me for our news segment this week is Neil Best of Newsday.

We begin the show by previewing the coverage of Major League Baseball’s post season.  We all agree that even though many of the announcing assignments are unchanged this year, the one game wild card playoff aspect of the post season does bring with it an added level of excitement.

We switch to the NFL and CBS’s announcement that NFL Today analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and Shannon Sharpe will move from the studio to the booth for one week during next Sunday’s action.  If it were another sport other than the NFL then these moves may have more significance than they do.

We next ask Neil to bring us up to date with the state of sports coverage in New York, now that the Yankees and Mets are finished for the season; the Giants and Jets don’t seem to be going in any positive direction; and the winter sports season hasn’t really gotten started in any meaningful way.

Our second guest this week is Red Sox television play-by-play voice Don Orsillo.  Ken speaks with Don about his work with the Sox on NESN, his upcoming playoff stint with TBS; and even culinary arts.