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11/21/14: ESPN slates annual Jimmy V Week; CBS, Dish call a temporary truce; TuneIn pumps up basketball plans

ESPN slates annual Jimmy V Week

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.21.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, November 21, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. ESPN laid out plans for its eighth consecutive year Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, which will launch on Wednesday, Dec. 3, across all domestic ESPN platforms to drive awareness of and donations to The V Foundation [...]

11/20/14: Discovery enters the wrestling ring; NCAA gets seedy; Rugby hits the million mark

Discovery enters the wrestling ring

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.20.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, November 20, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. Wrestling promotion TNA Impact Wrestling has landed a new home, announcing a new deal with Discovery Communications to bring the league to Destination America. The partnership includes the US premieres of additional series from the organization as [...]

11/18/14: The NCAA tournament takes root through 2018; The UFC stakes claim of 2015; Microsoft, Real Madrid partner up

NCAA gets seedy

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.18.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. More news on the NCAA front, as the organization fleshed out its men’s basketball tournament plans over the next few years. The University of Dayton will continue to be the beneficiary of the First Four games through [...]

11/17/14: NFHS Network expands its playbook; Alabama carries CBS to win; ESPN.com skeds a facelift for its 20th anniversary

Alabama carries CBS to win

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.17.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, November 17, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. As high school football season wraps up, NFHS Network has found that its second season is clicking thanks to its ground game. Using word-of-mouth instead of relying on traditional marketing tactics, the platform – operated and managed [...]

11/14/14: FOX Sports locks in college basketball roster; Skittles makes a play for the Super Bowl; Last Day to Enter the Leaderboard

FOX Sports locks in college basketball roster

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM CBS SPORTS NETWORK THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR BEGINS… Tennessee vs. #15 VCU and #18 Michigan State vs. Navy Quicken Loans Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy Coverage begins tonight 6:30 ET CBS SPORTS NETWORK The 24-hour home of CBS Sports CBSSportsNetwork.com. CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.14.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, [...]

11/13/14: NBA nabs a piece of FanDuel; ESPN calls college basketball roster; Foster Farms gets in the bowl biz

NBA nabs a piece of FanDuel

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.13.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, November 13, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  The NBA is taking an equity stake in fantasy sports company FanDuel, which will serve as the one-day fantasy partner of the league. The multiyear deal will see FanDuel offer the first “Official One-Day Fantasy Basketball Game [...]

11/12/14: NASCAR’s Chase continues to climb; Heineken deepens MLS ties; OneTwoSee draws a pair

NASCAR Chase continues to climb

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.12.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 12, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  NASCAR’s new-format Chase for the Cup continues to pay off as the season concludes, with Sunday’s race from Phoenix notching continued gains. The race picked up a 3.1 household score with an average 5.091 million viewers on [...]

11/10/14: Pac-12 Networks plot a Full Court press; Kroenke bags a behemoth; Goodyear tackles Texas

NCAA gets seedy

CYNOPSISSPORTS 11.10.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, November 10, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  This week officially marks the launch of college basketball season, with leagues and networks putting their best foot forward to tip off the action. One conference, the Pac-12, has opted to change up their season debut, launching [...]

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