The Big Ten’s TV slate for the 2016-17 men’s basketball conference games is out with coverage set to begin Dec. 27 as four contests tip off on ESPN2 featuring Illinois/Maryland, Michigan State/Minnesota. Northwestern/Penn State and Rutgers/Wisconsin. CBS Sports begins its slate on Jan. 8 with Wisconsin/Purdue. Overall, CBS Sports will carry eight games on Sundays throughout the conference season, including wildcard selections on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5, not to mention the semifinals and championship game on March 11 and 12. The ESPN portion of the package see the conference featured on one of its networks on Tuesdays at 7 or 9p as part of the network’s Super Tuesday lineup. ESPN or ESPN2 will also carry Big Ten games as part of the network’s Thursday Night Showcase.
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? After a “we solved it” […]
Path is going nowhere. The eight-year-old social media service will be removed from the App Store and Google Play on October 1; users have until October 18 to download a copy of their data. Founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin and one-time Napster execs Dustin Mierau and Shawn Fanning, the service had 15 […]
DASANI Sparkling is finally diving into sports courtesy of a new deal between the Coca-Cola Company and the PGA TOUR. The brand will now serve as the TOUR’s official Sparkling Water and officially launch in conjunction with next week’s TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. To celebrate the relationship, DASANI Sparkling debuted […]
Week two of the NFL season saw upticks for all three networks carrying the league. CBS Sports’ Week 2 coverage of The NFL on CBS on Sunday delivered its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years and is the highest-rated game of the day on any network with an average overnight household rating/share […]
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? Yes, in short, with lots […]