When I first saw this headline, I wasn’t sure whether LSU won or lost last night versus South Carolina. I thought they lost, since they were playing the Gamecocks and wouldn’t that mean that if they were blocked by a…? Oh nevermind, the Tigers won 64-46, and we got a most memorable headline from the LSU newspaper out of it.
[H/T JacquesDoucet]no comments
On Thursday, we brought you the story of Mike Piazza trashing Vin Scully in his new autobiography, related to an interview that Scully did with Piazza that Piazza felt turned the fanbase against him. Well, the video of the interview Piazza was referring to has surfaced, and things don't exactly seem to be as Piazza claimed.no comments
When Deadspin’s Doug Brown broke a lengthy investigative story earlier this week about the sexual harassment claims that brought down a University of Toledo track coach, he wound up scooping the local paper - the Toledo Blade. The Blade’s Ryan Autullo’s coverage of the event came shortly afterwards. And while it was clear he had been working on the story for some time, it was Deadspin that got the scoop. Inevitably, the Blade felt the need to defend themselves and why, as the local paper of record, it was not first to the story in their own backyard.
Dave Murray, the Blade’s managing editor, took a shot at Deadspin by commenting (emphasis added), “The difference between the coverage of this story by The Blade and Deadspin is that Autullo is a professional journalist who has named sources and you can believe what he reports.”no comments
Last year, we covered a story in which former Detroit Lions offensive lineman (and current ESPN analyst) Lomas Brown admitted to intentionally missing a block in order for quarterback Scott Mitchell to get injured in a game against the Packers. Mitchell fired back at Brown with venom (as did many, many people online) after Brown's admission, but now, the two are apparently friends after talking the incident out according to PFT:no comments
NBC Sports Network has been pegged as the new home for the dilapidated Big East with a reported offer of $20-23 million dollars per year for the conference's television rights. Yet there's one final bridge to cross before the Big East calls the peacock home - SI's Pete Thamel reports the Big East's current home ESPN will have one last chance to match the NBC offer.no comments
If there is any lingering belief that Jon Gruden might make a later-than-usual return to coaching by taking over for Jason Garrett in Dallas in February or March, that can probably be put to bed with the announcement that the fourth season of Gruden's "QB Camp" will debut on ESPN2 on Thurs. Apr. 4. The annual draft rite of passage will feature nine quarterback prospects in a year that has no sure-things at the position.no comments
Veteran Trail Blazers analyst Mike Rice joined the Blazer dancers at halftime of a recent game in Portland. My favorite part of the video may be Rice talking about different dances in the video open, especially the "Doo-gie", a dance craze perfected by a young medical practitioner. Rice's moves on the court are pretty terrible, but at least he looks the part with the shades and black retro jacket.
My only question is how Brent Musburger hasn't signed up for something like this yet?
(H/T That NBA Lottery Pick)no comments
Thursday, February 14- HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!
7 PM- Wisconsin at Minnesota (ESPN) Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham
7 PM- LSU at South Carolina (ESPN2) Rece Davis, Kara Lawson
7 PM- Belmont at Tennessee State (ESPNU) Rich Hollenberg, Adrian Branch
7 PM- George Mason at Drexel (CBS Sports) Don Criqui, Marc Jackson
7 PM- Northwestern at Ohio State (BTN) Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson
7 PM- Clemson at Georgia Tech (ACC Regional, ESPN3) Bob Rathbun, Dan Bonner
7 PM- Robert Morris at Quinnipiac (SNY) John Holt, Tom Brennan
7 PM- Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic (HSSN, WKYU, ESPN3) Randy Lee, Hal Schmitt
7:30 PM- Stetson at Lipscomb (ESPN3) George Plaster, Justin Seamon
7:30 PM- Davidson at College of Charleston (My TV Charleston, ESPN3) Jeff McCarragher, John Kresse
8 PM- IUPUI at South Dakota State (Midco Sports Network, FCS Atlantic) Tom Nieman, Brad Newitt
8 PM- Sacramento State at North Dakota (Midco Sports Network 3, FCS Pacific) Dan Hammer, Greg Stemen
8 PM- IPFW at UMKC (KSMO) Neil Harwell, Jaycie Pearson
8 PM- Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois (WEIU) Mike Bradd, Jack Ashmore
8:30 PM- Siena at Fairfield (ESPN3) Doug Sherman, Rob Kennedy
8:30 PM- Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (ESPN3) Lyn Rollins, Van Chancellor
8:30 PM- Murray State at SIU- Edwardsville (CW 11.2, Racer Sports Network, ESPN3) Dave Winder, Eric Foister
8:30 PM- Sam Houston State at Oral Roberts (KGEB, FCS Central) David Garrett, Mickey Michaelec
9 PM- St. John's at Louisville (ESPN) Mike Patrick, Jimmy Dykes
9 PM- UCLA at California (ESPN2) Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
9 PM- Iowa at Penn State (ESPNU) Dan Gutowsky, Malcolm Huckaby
9 PM- Massachusetts at VCU (CBS Sports) Tom McCarthy, Steve Wolf
9 PM- Mercer at USC Upstate (ESPN3) Matt Smith, Jim Heenehan
9 PM- Denver at Utah State (KMYU, ESPN3) Mychal Clanton, Brooks Hansen
10 PM- Arizona at Colorado (Pac-12 Networks) Ted Robinson, Dan Belluomini
10 PM- Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine (WCC Digital) Jeff Lampe, Jarron Collins
10 PM- Portland at San Francisco (WCC Digital) Dave Lewis, Jim Harrick
10 PM- San Diego at Santa Clara (WCC Digital) George Devine, Kris Johnson
11 PM- Gonzaga at Saint Mary's (ESPN2) Dave Flemming, Fran Fraschilla
11 PM- USC at Stanford (ESPNU) Roxy Bernstein, Miles Simon
12:30 AM- Cal Baptist at BYU- Hawaii (BYUtv) Lad Panis, Dave Porter
H/T Daniel! For more college basketball announcing schedules, visit Eye on Sky and Air Sportsno comments
Wednesday night Jim Boeheim made waves when he called ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz an "idiot" and "disloyal" at a postgame press conference. While there were numerous theories as to why Boeheim would explode at Katz in such a way, initial reports were that Boeheim may have been upset over Katz's reporting that night on James Southerland, an Orange player declared academically ineligible.
Turns out that's not the case. After initially providing a no comment about the matter, Boeheim recounted the genesis of his feud with Katz via Syracuse.com - an interview in November 2011 where Katz pushed Boeheim about the Bernie Fine case:no comments