The BIG EAST and Riot Games locked in a partnership to launch the spring 2019 BIG EAST League of Legends Championship. Seven of the BIG EAST Conference’s 10 schools will participate in the competition with teams that include: Butler, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Villanova. Following a regular-season, which will launch in January, the top four teams will compete for the BIG EAST League of Legends championship title with the winner and runner-up earning berths to the League of Legends College Championship Play-in, with a chance to reach the League of Legends College Championship. “As the BIG EAST enters its second year of competitive esports, we are very excited to further our involvement with Riot Games and our League of Legends competition,” said Vince Nicastro, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the BIG EAST Conference. “Interest in esports on our campuses continues to grow and we are proud to be able to provide the opportunity for Big East students to compete on the national stage.”
It’s so long to Universal TV for Mindy Kaling, who signed an exclusive, long-term overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Kaling had been at Universal TV for 15 years. Under her new pact, she’ll develop, write and produce TV projects at Warner Bros. TV, including comedy and drama series, longform/event series, unscripted programming and […]
Starz announced series development of Kin, a multi-generational family drama from writer Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar, Constantine) and Hello Sunshine. Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl) and Lauren Neustadter (Are You Sleeping) will serve as exec producers for Hello Sunshine alongside Scarlett, who developed the project with Chester Jones III (Hey Diddle Diddle).
NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua is now being given the keys to oversee the entire NBC Sports Group portfolio, and is adding NBC Olympics, Production, and Operations, among others, to his areas of responsibility, effective immediately. Bevacqua had joined the company as President, NBC Sports Group last September and had been managing Programming, Marketing, […]
FOX Sports released plans for its “most expansive” Major League Baseball schedule to date with a lineup that includes the 2019 All-Star Game from Progressive Field in Cleveland as well as the American League Division Series and Championship Series airing across FOX, FS1, and FOX Deportes. The season culminates with exclusive coverage of the 115th […]
As for internet speculation that Whoopi Goldberg has been missing from The View lately because she’s been secretly prepping to host the host-less Oscars, View co-host Joy Behar set the record straight (we think). Four-time Oscars emcee Goldberg is recovering from pneumonia, said Behar, and is “not even well enough to host this show, much […]