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Sirius XM Radio Has Coverage of 29 Bowl Games

Sirius XM Radio will be the satellite radio home to 29 college football bowl games, including the BCS bowl games.

Sirius XM is working in conjunction with ESPN Radio to broadcast the games on SiriusXM channel 84.  Games can also be found on channel 91 and channel 94.

Here is the complete bowl schedule on Sirius XM Radio:

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA – BYU vs. San Diego State
December 20, 8:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Beef O’Brady St. Petersburg Bowl, St. Petersburg, FL – UCF vs. Ball State
December 21, 7:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, LA – East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
December 22, Noon, SiriusXM channel 84

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI – Fresno State vs. SMU
December 24, 8:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Little Caesars Bowl, Detroit, MI – Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan
December 26, 7:30pm, SiriusXM channel 91

Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman, Wash, D.C. – San Jose St. vs. Bowling Green
December 27, 3:00pm, SiriusXM channel 91

Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC – Cincinnati vs. Duke
December 27, 6:30pm, SiriusXM channel 91

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA – Baylor vs. UCLA
December 27, 9:45pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando, FL – Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech
December 28, 5:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston, TX – Minnesota vs. Texas Tech
December 28, 9:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX – Rice vs. Air Force
December 29, 11:45am, SiriusXM channel 84

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY – Syracuse vs. West Virginia
December 29, 3:15pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco, CA – Navy vs. Arizona State
December 29, 4:00pm, SiriusXM channel 91

Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX – Texas vs. Oregon State
December 29, 6:45pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, AZ – TCU vs. Michigan State
December 29, 10:15pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN – NC State vs. Vanderbilt
December 31, Noon, SiriusXM channel 84

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN – Iowa State vs. Tulsa
December 31, 3:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Atlanta, GA – LSU vs. Clemson
December 31, 7:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL – Mississippi State vs. Northwestern
January 1, Noon, Sirius channel 93/XM channel 190

Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL – South Carolina vs. Michigan
January 1, 1:00pm, SiriusXM channel 85

Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL – Georgia vs. Nebraska
January 1, 1:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA – Stanford vs. Wisconsin
January 1, 5:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Discover Orange Bowl, Miami, FL – Northern Illinois vs. Florida Stat
January 1, 8:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA – Louisville vs. Florida
January 2, 8:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ – Oregon vs. Kansas State
January 3, 8:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX – Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma
January 4, 8:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, AL – Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss
January 5, 1:00pm, SiriusXM channel 84

GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL – Kent State vs. Arkansas State
January 6, 9:00pm, SiriusXM channel 85

Discover BCS National Championship, South Florida – Notre Dame vs. Alabama
January 7, 8:30pm, SiriusXM channel 84

Sports Media Digest- December 18, 2012

13 Game NFL Schedule Leads to Record Ratings for NFL Network–  The NFL Network today announced that the first year of its 13 game Thursday Night Football schedule proved fruitful as the network saw a 8% increase in ratings over 2011 for the 2012 season.  Thursday Night Football averaged a 4.6 rating and 7.3 million viewers for the season.

49’ers/Pats on Sunday Night Football Attracts 23.2 MillionViewers-  NBC Sports has announced that this week’s Sunday Night Football (SNF) telecast between the 49ers and Patriots had an average audience of 23.2 million viewers, a 40% increase over the network’s week 15 match-up last year.  The game was the second most-watched SNF contest of the year, trailing only the season opener between the Steelers and Broncos.  So far this season SNF is averaging 21 million viewers, tied with 2011 and a rating of 12.6, just below last year’s 12.7 number.

NFL Network Replay for this Week–  Here is the slate of three games that will be replayed this week on the NFL Network (NFLN): Tonight at 8:00p.m. ET NFLN will re-air the Packers at Bears.  At 9:30p.m. ET Sunday night’s 49ers/Patriots match-up will get another airing.  Tomorrow at 9:00p.m. ET NFLN will replay the Steelers at Cowboys.

NBA TV Celebrates a Successful 2012–  NBA TV announced today that 2012 was a very good year, with its primetime viewership up 55% over 2011.  The network is also seeing viewership increases for individual projects, including its Tuesday Fan Night game presentations, which are up 6% over last year.

Thursday NBA Doubleheader on TNT–  TNT is prepping for this week’s Thursday night NBA double header.  At 7:00p.m. ET Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Marty Snider will call the action as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.  At 9:30p.m. ET the Miami Heat take on the Dallas Mavericks with Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Mike Fratello, and Craig Sager on the mic.

ESPN/NFLPA Reach Deal on Collegiate Bowl–  ESPN has reached a deal with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to telecast the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is dedicated to top draft-eligible seniors.  The 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will air on ESPN2 January 19th at 6:00p.m. ET. ESPNU will carry practice sessions on January 17th beginning at 1:30p.m. ET.

Fox Sports to Telecast FA Cup  Fox Sports will be providing U.S. coverage of England’s FA Cup soccer competition beginning next month.  On January 5th at 12:00p.m. ET the network will televise third round action as West Ham United takes on Manchester United. The FA Cup Final will air live on Fox, Saturday, May 11,  at 12:00p.m. ET from London’s legendary Wembley Stadium.

Sirius XM Radio To Create Special Channel for 2012 Sports Year in Review– Sirius XM Radio is planning to launch a special pop-up channel which will look back at the year in sports for 2012.  “The Year in SiriusXM Sports” channel will be available to subscribers on channel 142 on satellite radios and on channel 962 on SiriusXM.com and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.  Along with various Sirius XM hosts, the channel will look back at the highlights of the 2012 sports year.  The channel will launch December 26th and run until January 3rd.

HBO Will Air Boxing’s Best Beginning Christmas Day–  As it wraps-up 2012 HBO Sports will be replaying some of its biggest boxing matches of the year.  The network’s Boxing’s Best series begins Christmas night.  Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 11:00 p.m. — Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto
Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 11:00 p.m. — Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez
Thursday, Dec. 27 at 11:00 p.m. — Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto
Friday, Dec. 28 at 11:00 p.m. — Antonio DeMarco vs. Adrien Broner
Friday, Dec. 28 at 11:45 p.m. — Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson
Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11:00 p.m. — Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado
Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11:40 p.m. — Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4

Sports Media Digest- November 14, 2012

ESPN to Make New Orleans French Quarter its Super Bowl Home–  ESPN announced today that it will set-up its Super Bowl XLVII operation in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  ESPN Plans 120 hours of television coverage, as well as ESPN Radio programming from the site during the week of January 28th through February 3rd.  Program schedules will be released at a later date.

Decisive MLS Eastern Conference Championship Match on NBC Sports Network–  The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will have live coverage this Sunday of the decisive second leg in the MLS Eastern Conference Championship between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo.  Coverage begins at 4:00p.m. ET with Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler.

Decisive MLS Western Conference Championship Match on ESPN2–  ESPN will have live coverage this Sudnay of the second leg of the MLS Western Conference Championship between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders.  Kick-off is 9:00p.m. ET with Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Mónica González.

Sirius XM has Formula One Racing this Weekend–  Sirius XM Radio will have coverage this Sunday of the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from Austin, TX.  Coverage begins at at 2:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 208.  The broadcast will come from BBC Radio 5 Live with commentators James Allen, former driver Jaime Alguersuari and Jennie Gow.

ESPN The Maganzine Cover–  Here is the cover of the next edition of ESPN the Magazine:

Sports Illustrated Cover-  Here is the cover of next week’s Sports Illustrated:

Sports Media Digest- January 20, 2012

Here is a brief digest for Friday…

NBA Double Header Gives TNT Ratings Boost-  TNT is reporting that last night’s NBA double header, led by the Lakers at the Heat, gave the network an average overnight rating of 2.2, 57% above the comparabe match-up last year at this time.  The Lakers/Heat came in with a 3.0 rating while the nightcap between the Mavericks and the Jazz regsitered a 1.4 mark.

Fans Select Next NBA TV Fan Night Telecast- NBA TV has annlounced that fan voting this week has resulted in the selection of the Cleveland Caveliers at the Miami Heat as the network’s Fan Nightgame this Tuesday.  Tip-off is at 7:30p.m. Here is the list of games fans will be voting on to air on January 31st…Celtics at Cavs, Nets at Pacers, Pistons at Knicks, Nuggets at Grizzlies or Kings at Warriors.

NBC Sports Plugs Its NHL Schedule-  The NBC Sports Group will have four NHL games on its networks beginning Sunday.  The broadcast network will have coverage of the Capitals and Peguins beginning at 12:30p.m. ET.  NBC Sports Network (NBCSP) will carry the Blues at Red Wings Monday night at 7:3op.m. ET, followed by the Wild and Avalanche Tuesday ta 9:00p.m. ET and the Red Wings at the Canadiens Wednesday at 7:30p.m.

Sirius XM to Present the Senior Bowl-  Sirius XM Radio will pr providing live coverage of this year’s Senior Bowl.  The game will air Janaury 28th at 4:00p.m. ET on SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88 on Sirius and XM Premier.

Sports Media Digest- January 11, 2012

Here are some other sports media items making news today:

NBC Sports Has Five Straight Days of Hockey- NBC Sports is beginning its ramp up for the second half of he NHL season by providing five straight days of action. Action starts this Saturday at 12:30p.m. ET as NBC will telecast Chicago at Detroit.  Sunday night at 7:00p.m. ET NBC Sports Network will the New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens.  Game three on Monday at 7:30p.m. ET p.m. NBC Sports Network will have Dallas at St. Louis, followed on Tuesday at the same time Nashville at the New York Rangers.  The finale on Wednesday at 7:30p.m. ET will feature Buffalo at Chicago also NBC Sports Network.

MLB Network to Debut Game Show- The MLB Network has announced that it will launch a game show entitled, Baseball IQBaseball IQ will feature thirty-two participants from the 30 MLB clubs.  They will be matched up in a bracket-style tournament across 31 episodes.  The participants will be playing for money to be dontaed to charity.  The program will be hosted by Matt Vasgersian and premiere January 24th at 9:00 p.m. ET.

New Daily College Basketball Program to Air on SiriusXM Radio- SiriusXM will debut Inside College Basketball beginning Thursday, January 12 at 12:00p.m. ET on channel 91.  The program will be hosted throughout the season by a roster of college basketball experts that includes former University of Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, former Villanova University and University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas, former University of Vermont coach Tom Brennan, former Ohio State star Jimmy Jackson, college basketball insiders Jeff Goodman and Jon Rothstein and broadcaster Jason Horowitz.  The program will air every weekday through the college basketball postseason.

Multiple Networks Have PGA Championship Covered

Golf’s final major, the PGA Championship, takes place this weekend from the Atlanta Athletic Club.  And multiple networks will provide extensive coverage of the tournament.

TNT will have live coverage of the first two rounds of the tournament, Thursday and Friday from 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. ET.  TNT will have early coverage Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm ET.

CBS will have exclusive coverage of the finale of the last two rounds from 2:00pm to 7:00pm ET.

The Golf Channel will be on site for for over 50 hours of special programming throughout the week.

Finally, Sirius XM Radio will have radio coverage from the Atlanta Athletic Club over XM channel 93 or channel 208 on Sirius Premier.  On course coverage begins at 11:00am ET on Thursday and Friday and 1:00p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.

SiriusXM to Provide Coverage of US Open

SiriusXM satellite radio will be teaming up with ESPN Radio to provide live coverage of this weekend’s U.S. OPen Golf Championship from Congressional Country Club.

Live play-by-play will air Thursday and Friday (10:00am-4:00 pm ET), Saturday and Sunday (2:00-8:00 pm/conclusion ET) on ESPN Xtra, SiriusXM channel 85.

SiriusXM will also have live golf talk leading up to and through the tournament on the PGA TOUR Network channel, channel 93 on XM and channel 208 on Sirius Premier.

SMJ Inbox- March 29, 2011

It’s the Tuesday edition of the SMJ inbox…

More Crazy Ratings Numbers from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament- CBS and Turner Sports are reporting that 99.9 million viewers watched a portion of the first two weeks of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  That number is 11% over CBS’ sole coverage of the tournament in 2010.

New ESPN Film Focuses on Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters Win- It’s been 25 years since Jack Nicklaus shocked the golf world by winning his sixth Masters at the age of 46 in 1986.  ESPN Films will commemorate the victory with Yes Sir: Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 Masters.  The film will debut April 6th at 6:0pm ET on ESPN.  I, for one, am looking forward to it.

SI Releases MLB Preview Issue- As a Red Sox fan I have concerns.  Sports Illustrated has released its Major League Baseball Preview Issue and the Red Sox are picked to beat the Giants in the World Series.  Where’s my panic button?

Sirius XM Gets Set for Coverage of Another MLB Season- Sirius XM radio is getting set for another year of wall-to-wall coverage of Major League Baseball.  The satellite radio services will have play-by-play coverage of every game of the season, across channels 175 to 189.  You can get the complete schedule here.

TNT Promotes This Week’s NBA Twinbill- The Celtics at Spurs and Mavericks at Lakers will be this week’s NBA doubleheader on TNT.  Coverage begins Thursday at 8pm ET.

Coach K to Interview Two Final Four Coaches on His Weekly Sirius XM Program- Butler Head Coach Brad Stevens and Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari will appear on the next edition of Basketball and Beyond with Coach K on Sirius XM Radio tomorrow at 7pm ET.  Coach Krzyzewski is also scheduled to talk with former Georgetown coach John Thompson.  The show can be found on Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144.

Tennis Channel Brings Back Fitness Show- The Tennis Channel is bringing back for a second season Fit to Hit, a series that takes a and look at the world of sports diet and fitness from a tennis player’s perspective.  The premiere episode is April 3rd at 7pm ET.

SMJ Inbox- August 11th, 2010

Time to peek into what has come in to the SMJ inbox today…

– Over at Mad Dog Radio at Sirius XM they are prepping for a special edition of Basketball and Beyond with Coack K this Thursday at 7:00p.m. ET.  Mike Krzyzewski will discuss Duke’s National Championship as well as previewing the USA Men’s National Basketball Team.

– Fox will be offering three games on its Saturday Baseball Game of the Week.  51% of the country will see the Cubs at Cardinals with Kenny Albert, Tim McCarver, and Ken Rosenthal on the call.  26% of the country will get DeWayne Staats and Mark Grace calling the Orioles at Rays.  22% of America will get Giants at Padres with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar at the mic.

– HBO is getting set for another card of live boxing this weekend.  The feature match is the Light Heavyweight contest between Jean Pascal and Chad Dawson.  Coverage on HBO begins at 10:30p.m. ET.

– Universal Sports in promoting it’s coverage this week of the Visa Championships, USA Gymnastic Championships. Universal will provide 9 hours of coverage from Hartford beginning this Thursday and Friday at 7:00p.m. ET.  NBC has coverage of the event Saturday at 8:00p.m. ET.

– ESPN has announced that it has licensed the multimedia rights for English Premier League soccer from Fox Sports International.  The three year agreement will allow the WWL to air Premier League matches on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV.

– What else can you expect over the next few days on ESPN?  Find out for yourself what the WWL wants to promote.

SMJ Inbox- August 4th, 2010

Looks like quite a bit has come into the SMJ inbox today.

– NBC is promoting the beginning of the NFL pre-season with the telecast of the Hall of Fame Game this Sunday from Canton OH.  Kick-off of Cowboys/Bengals is 8:00p.m. ET.

–  Prior to the game this Sunday, at 7:00p.m. ET NBC will air the EA Sports Madden 11 Pigskin Pro-Am, a flag football game featuring celebrities out to promote the release of Madden 11 on August 10th.

– CBS is set to telecasts this week’s PGA Tour Event, the Bridgestone Invitational this weekend from Firestone Country Club in Akron ,OH.  The top golfers in the world will be on display on CBS Saturday from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. and Sunday from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

– 86% of the country will get Red Sox/Yankees as the Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week.  Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Ken Rosenthal will be on the call.  The remaining 13% of the country will get Josh Lewin and Eric Karros’ call of the Rangers at A’s.

– Sirius XM Radio has announced that Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars will host a weekly fantasy football show each week beginning this Saturday, August 7th at 7:00p.m. ET on Sirius Channel 211 and XM Channel 147.  Jones-Drew will be joined by Jacksonville radio personality Mike Dempsey.  Once the NFL season starts the show will be produced on Fridays at 7:00p.m. ET.

– Also on Saturday night, HBO will be producing another in its Boxing After Dark series, featuring a twin bill on the card.  Bob Papa and Max Kellerman have the call beginning at 10:00p.m. ET.

– MLB Network has set-up a schedule for August that will provide coverage of youth baseball as part of its Youth Baseball Month programming.

– ESPN is planning for its 15th anniversary of offering fantasy football.  SportsCenter will provide a special fantasy football draft special on August 19th.