The Supply and Demand of Today’s Sports Media

Evolution is inevitable in any business, and is often fueled by consumer demand. Sports media is no different. Those in the industry have different motivations behind their work. For some the medium is an art form or a trade they hold very dear to their hearts, which meets an unavoidable intersection with commerce. Lately, the […]

An Ode to Verne Lundquist

Verne Lundquist will no longer be the voice of SEC football, CBS Sports public relations announced Tuesday. The man affectionately dubbed “Uncle Verne” deserved an announcement ahead of the season, because he deserves his final campaign to be a victory lap. Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to […]


ESPN Showcasing Liberty-Coastal Carolina on A Thursday Night

The regular season-concluding Liberty-Coastal Carolina is getting national broadcast treatment from ESPN. Coastal Carolina announced Wednesday via its official website that the finale, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, is moving to Thursday, Nov. 19, to be showcased on ESPNNews. From the official statement: “We are thrilled to showcase one of the most important FCS […]


July 28 News: American Sports Network Outpaces FS1

The Group of Five conferences may a surprisingly sizable ally in their efforts to compete with the Power Five’s television reach. Harry Minium of The Virginian-Pilot offers details of the quiet distribution giant American Sports Network, Sinclair Broadcasting’s sports brand. American Sports Network is entering just its second season, yet reaches more homes than Fox […]


July 25 News: Tough Schedule to Test Oregon Ducks in 2015

A Pac-12 Conference championship, a single-season program record for wins and the Heisman Trophy; the only thing that eluded the Oregon Ducks in their dream, 2014 season was a national championship. Marcus Mariota may have changed his mailing address from Eugene to Nashville, but the 2015 Oregon Ducks will flourish without him. The question facing […]


Wherever Would You Get The Idea ESPN Has SEC Bias?

ESPN may have a more intimate financial relationship with the SEC than with any other conference as distributor and proprietor of the conference’s network. And, yes, may exist under the same web property as And, sure, ESPN personalities may tout the SEC as a vastly superior conference regularly (but…but…Danny Kennel!). But where on […]

Could ESPN Budget Issues Impact College Football?

The heavy, four-fingered-white-gloved hand of Disney Corp. is coming down hard on ESPN, to the tune of a quarter-billion dollars. Just this week, we’ve seen the Worldwide Leader’s cost-cutting measures result in separations with Keith Olbermann and Colin Cowherd, but focus turns to where the real bulk of ESPN’s budget lies: live-game broadcast rights. ESPN […]

Coach on NBC: Ripped from the Headlines

You likely already read NBC is resurrecting the ’90s sitcom Coach because all sports sites are shameless content mills regurgitating the same, useless information, but what you didn’t know is how the network bigwigs plan to make the show different. It makes sense NBC would look to the heyday of the sitcom genre to bolster […]