Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Tuesday, July 30th
Game 1: Spring Grove 2, Blackhawk 1
Game 2: Downingtown 8, Millcreek 3
Game 3: Twin Valley 3, Greater Pittston 1, 10 innings
Game 4: Boyertown 11, Latrobe 0

Wednesday, July 31st
Game 5: Blackhawk 4, Greater Pittston 2
Game 6: Latrobe 8, Millcreek 6
Game 7: Spring Grove 3, Twin Valley 2
Game 8: Boyertown 1, Downingtown 0, 13 innings
 Thursday, August 1st
Game 9: Latrobe vs. Twin Valley
Game 10: Blackhawk vs. Downingtown
Game 11:  Spring Grove vs. Boyertown

Sports Media Weekly No. 158- Chad Finn, The Boston Globe & Peter King, Sports Illustrated

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of Sports Media Weekly.
We are joined for our news segment this week by Chad Finnsports media columnist for The Boston Globe.
We begin the program by looking at the announcement this week that NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports will be collaborating on two new TV and online sports video projects, one of which debuts tomorrow.  The inclusion of rich media content is becoming more and more prevalent online and we agree that we’ll likely see more being produced by broadcast and web partners.
On a related note we look at the move by media outlets to create exclusive online content featuring their sports writing superstars.  Bill Simmons and ESPN began the trend with Grantland and now Peter King at Sports Illustrated and Peter Gammons are creating fresh content marketed around their personal brands.
We move to Boston sports media next, looking at how the Boston media handled the Aaron Hernandez arrest and the response by the Patriots.  We then delve into news of the launch next Monday of an online radio venture produced by the Boston Herald.
We finish the segment reflecting on the trail blazing career of Steve Bornstein, who pioneered television coverage of the NFL and will be retiring as head of the NFL Network next year.
We head back to the NFL and Ken’s interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.  Ken talks to King about what it took to pull together his new NFL website on SI, MMQB.

SiriusXM to Conduct College Football Training Camp Tour

Beginning tomorrow SiriusXM Radio will begin a tour of college football training camps.  All shows will air on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91
The following roster of talent from SiriusXM Radio will be live on site:  former players Eddie George and Gino Torretta; former college coaches Rick Neuheisel, Houston Nutt and Gene Chizik; longtime Dallas Cowboys pro personnel executive Gil Brandt; and college football insiders Jack Arute, Mark Packer, Bill King and Chris Childers.
Here is the schedule of the SiriusXm College Football Training Camp Tour:
2013 SiriusXM College Sports Nation Camp Tour Schedule: (All times ET)
Thu, Aug. 1:      Clemson University, Clemson, SC
3-6pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Eddie George
Fri, Aug. 2:        University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
3-6pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Eddie George
Mon, Aug. 5:     University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
12-3pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Houston Nutt
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
6-9pm, Hosts: Chris Childers and Rick Neuheisel
Tue, Aug. 6:      Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
12-3pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Houston Nutt
Wed, Aug. 7:     University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
12-3pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Houston Nutt
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
3-6pm, Hosts: Chris Childers & Eddie George
Thu, Aug. 8:      University of Texas, Austin, TX
3-6pm, Host: Mark Packer, Gil Brandt & Gene Chizik
Fri, Aug. 9:        Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
12-3pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Gene Chizik
Mon, Aug. 12:   University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
12-3pm, Host: Jack Arute & Gene Chizik
Tue, Aug. 13:    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
12-3pm, Hosts: Jack Arute & Eddie George
Wed, Aug. 14:   Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
12-3pm Host: Jack Arute
Thu, Aug. 15:    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
12-3pm, Host: Jack Arute
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
6-9pm, Host: Bill King & Gino Torretta
Fri, Aug. 16:      Stanford University, Stanford, CA
6-9pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Rick Neuheisel
Mon, Aug. 19:   Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
12-3pm, Hosts: Jack Arute & Gene Chizik
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
3-6pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Houston Nutt
Tue, Aug. 20:    Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
12-3pm, Host: Jack Arute and Eddie George
USC, Los Angeles, CA
6-9pm, Hosts: Mark Packer & Houston Nutt
Wed, Aug. 21:   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
12-3pm, Hosts: Jack Arute & Gene Chizik
Schedule is subject to change.

ESPN Announces Weekday College Football Schedule

As part of its massive schedule of college football telecasts, ESPN will be televising 69 of them during the work week.  The games will air on ESPN’s varied networks and platforms.
The schedule includes at least one team from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences (American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern and Sun Belt) plus independents BYU and Navy. Coverage of teams from Football Championship Division leagues Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Southern and Southwestern Athletic will also be featured.
Here is the weekday slate of college football games on the networks of ESPN:
DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Thu, Aug 296 p.m.North Carolina at No. 8 South CarolinaESPN
 6 p.m.Liberty at Kent StateESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Presbyterian at Wake ForestESPN3
 7 p.m.Tulsa at Bowling GreenESPNU
 7 p.m.Illinois State at Ball StateESPN3
 7 p.m.Akron at UCFESPN3
 7:30pmTowson at ConnecticutESPN3
 7:30 p.m.Southern Utah at South AlabamaESPN3
 9:15 p.m.Ole Miss at VanderbiltESPN
 10:30 p.m.Rutgers at Fresno StateESPNU
Fri, Aug 307 p.m.Samford at Georgia StateESPN3
 8 p.m.Texas Tech at SMUESPN
 8 p.m.Florida Atlantic at Miami (Fla.)ESPNU
 8:30 p.m.Southern at HoustonESPN3
Mon, Sep 28 p.m.No. 14 Florida State at PittsburghESPN
Fri, Sep 68 p.m.Wake Forest at Boston CollegeESPN2
Thu, Sept 127:30 p.m.No. 18 TCU at Texas TechESPN
 7:30 p.m.Troy at Arkansas StateESPNU
Fri, Sep 138 p.m.Air Force at No. 21 Boise StateESPN
Thu, Sep 197:30 p.m.No. 12 Clemson at NC StateESPN
Fri, Sep 209 p.m.No. 21 Boise State at Fresno StateESPN
Thu, Sep 267:30 p.m.Virginia Tech at Georgia TechESPN
Fri, Sep 279 p.m.Utah State at San Jose StateESPN
 9 p.m.Middle Tennessee at BYUESPNU
Thu, Oct 37:30 p.m.No. 13 Texas at Iowa StateESPN
 7:30 p.m.Western Kentucky at Louisiana-MonroeESPNU
Fri, Oct 49 p.m.Nevada at San Diego StateESPN
Thu, Oct 107:30 p.m.Rutgers at No. 4 LouisvilleESPN
Fri, Oct 118:30 p.m.Temple at CincinnatiESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Oct 158 p.m.Louisiana-Lafayette at Western KentuckyESPN2
Thu, Oct 177:30 p.m.Miami (Fla.) at North CarolinaESPN
Fri, Oct 188 p.m.UCF at No. 4 LouisvilleESPN
Tue, Oct 228 p.m.Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas StateESPN2
Thu, Oct 247:30 p.m.Kentucky at Mississippi StateESPN
Fri, Oct 258 p.m.No. 21 Boise State at BYUESPN
Wed, Oct 308 p.m.Cincinnati at MemphisESPN2
Thu, Oct 317 p.m.South Florida at HoustonESPN
 7:30 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe at TroyESPNU
 10:30 p.m.Arizona State at Washington StateESPN
Fri, Nov 19 p.m.No. 23 USC at Oregon StateESPN2
Tue, Nov 58 p.m.Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)ESPN2 or ESPNU
 8 p.m.Ohio at BuffaloESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 68 p.m.Central Michigan at Ball StateESPN2
Thu, Nov 77:30 p.m.Troy at Louisiana-LafayetteESPNU
 9 p.m.No. 3 Oregon at No. 5 StanfordESPN
Fri, Nov 88:30 p.m.No. 4 Louisville at ConnecticutESPN2
 9 p.m.Air Force at New MexicoESPNU
Tue, Nov 127:30 p.m.Ohio at Bowling GreenESPNU or ESPN3
 7:30 p.m.Buffalo at ToledoESPNU or ESPN3
Wed, Nov 138 p.m.Ball State at Northern IllinoisESPN2 or ESPNU
 8 p.m.Miami (Ohio) at Kent StateESPN2 or ESPNU
Thu, Nov 147:30 p.m.Georgia Tech at No. 12 ClemsonESPN
Fri, Nov 159 p.m.Washington at No. 19 UCLAESPN2
Tue, Nov 198 p.m.Kent State at OhioESPN2 or ESPNU
 8 p.m.Buffalo at Miami (Ohio)ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 208 p.m.Northern Illinois at ToledoESPN2
Thu, Nov 217:30 p.m.Rutgers at UCFESPN
 9:30 p.m.UNLV at Air ForceESPNU
Fri, Nov 229:30 p.m.Navy at San Jose StateESPN2
Tue, Nov 267 p.m.Western Michigan at Northern IllinoisESPN2
Thu, Nov 287:30 p.m.Ole Miss at Mississippi StateESPN
Fri, Nov 29NoonIowa at No. 22 NebraskaABC
 TBDMiami (Fla.) at PittsburghABC, ESPN or ESPN2
 TBDSouth Florida at UCFABC, ESPN or ESPN2
 TBDSMU at HoustonABC, ESPN or ESPN2
 TBDMid-American Conference TBDESPNU
 TBDMid-American Conference TBDESPN3
Thu, Dec 57:30 p.m.No. 4 Louisville at CincinnatiESPN
Fri, Dec 68 p.m.Marathon MAC Championship (from Detroit)ESPN2

CBS Sports Network at the PGA Championship

The CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will be providing expanded coverage of golf’s fourth major, The PGA Championship.
CBSSN produce a one-hour nightly review show after each round of the tournament called PGA Championship Clubhouse Report.  The program will be produced Thursday, August 8th through Sunday, August 11th at 8:00pm ET and hosted by Andrew Catalon with analysts  Billy Kratzert and Billy Ray Brown.
CBSSN will replay highlights from the third and fourth round immediately following the PGA Championship Clubhouse Report Saturday and Sunday.
Grant Boone, Brian Crowell and Bobby Clampett will host PGA Championship on the Range Thursday and Friday from 8:30am to 10:30 am ET.

NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports Collaborate on Two New Video Projects

NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports announced today that they will be collaborating on two new programs that will air on NBC Sports Network and online.
The first program will be called SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will air weekdays from Noon-1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with a complementary, digital-only show will stream live from 1-1:15 p.m. ET on both Yahoo! Sports and In addition, it will be available across mobile platforms through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno and will showcase Yahoo! Sports, and NBC Sports analysts and insiders — including Adrian Wojnarowski, Pat Forde, and Dan Wetzel, and’s Joe Posnanski.
The second program will be Fantasy Football Live—Thursday Night!, a live and on-demand, multi-platform, fantasy football program that will air weekly starting August 1 on NBC Sports Network from 6:30-7 p.m. ET.  A subsequent, digital-only version of Fantasy Football Live will be available live from 7-7:30 p.m. ET, as well as through video-on-demand across web and through mobile devices on both Yahoo! Sports and
NBC Sports’ Erik Kuselias will be joined by NBC Sports’ Shaun King, and Yahoo! Sports’ Brad Evans and Brandon Funston. Yahoo! Sports’ Melanie Collins will host the digital show. Rotoworld’s Kay Adams will be a regular contributor for the show across both platforms.