ESPN remains in the Darke

ESPN remains in the Darke (Facebook)

ESPN soccer staple Ian Darke will remain a fixture for the organization into the next decade. Darke inked a multi-year deal that runs through 2020 to stay with the company as its lead play-by-play commentator for soccer where he will continue as ESPN’s primary voice for U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams’ matches, including FIFA […]

Championship Week tips off

Turner is feeling chatty

ESPN’s plans for 2016 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is set to include 148 men’s college basketball conference tournament games across 23 Division I conferences. Games run across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN3 starting today with four Atlantic Sun quarterfinal matchups on ESPN3 and conclude Sunday, March 13, with the […]

Sponsors flow into the Copa

Sponsors flow into the Copa

June’s run of the Copa America Centenario locked in its anchor tenants, announcing via Twitter that Coca-Cola, Sprint and State Farm would join the sponsorship ranks with Nike as key partners for the tournament’s 100th anniversary. Forbes reports that all of the companies will be entitled to signage at tournament matches and usage of Copa […]

US Soccer’s new look

US Soccer's new look

The US Soccer Federation is sporting a new crest, updating the logo for the first time in more than two decades. The overhaul was revealed via a US Soccer social media campaign on Monday, replacing the shield that had served as a staple of national team kits since 1995, replacing the blue stripes and white […]

Aresco’s All-American strategy

Aresco's All-American Strategy

With March Madness set to once again swarm the country, American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco continues to plan big as the conference plots its course in college football and basketball. While recent years have seen the injection of cost of attendance stipends, continued uncertainty over conference expansion and a line drawn between the so-called […]

FIFA’s new captain

FIFA's new captain

FIFA launched its new era on Friday, approving reforms and electing Gianni Infantino as the President of the organization thanks to balloting at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich. Infantino was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. Reforms were confirmed, affecting FIFA’s governance structure, […]

FIFA set for political tournament

FIFA trial names nets

With FIFA set to hold balloting today in a move to frame its future with a new president, the organization announced that and FIFA’s YouTube channel will stream the much-anticipated Extraordinary FIFA Congress list from Zurich this morning starting at 2a with coverage of the entire Congress as well as the press conference following […]

Madness opens with a deuce

Madness opens with a deuce

The doors to March Madness just got a little larger, as CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced that The NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show, featuring the first-time announcement of the pairings for this year’s championship would expand to two hours and now run on CBS at 5:30p on March 13. The supersized edition will serve […]

Sports Illustrated’s continental drift

Sports Illustrated’s continental drift

Sports Illustrated is gearing up for a major international play, announcing that it had locked in a partnership with ASN Ltd. to develop a Sports Illustrated sports broadcasting and digital network that spans Asia. The new alliance will rebrand the Hong Kong-based, Pan-Asian ASN and ASN2 pay TV sports channels in the spring, along with […]

Hockey Day delivers heat

Hockey Day delivers heat (Facebook)

NBC Sports Group saw Sunday’s Hockey Day In America tripleheader averaged more than 1.2 million viewers across NBC and NBCSN, rising 21% over year-ago coverage, according to Nielsen. NBC’s Blackhawks/Wild matchup handed the channel with a 1.13 HH rating with an average of 1.86 million viewers to become the second-most watched Hockey Day In America […]