NBC releases its NHL playoff schedule for the first round; All games will be televised nationally

NBC releases its NHL Playoff schedule for the first round. All games will have a […]


CBS and Turner conclude a brilliantly produced NCAA Tournament; Nantz excelled, Hill made good points

Random review and capricious notes: First, congrats to CBS and Turner. The tale is often […]


Jim Nantz, a class act and on-air minimalist, leads CBS into tonight’s telecast of the NCAA title game

There’s a reason that Jim Nantz is at the very top rung of CBS Sports […]


Shouldn’t CBS have provided basic details about the official who called the foul on Auburn’s Doughty?

CBS and Turner have excelled. Other than a misstep, omitting the Auburn celebration after […]


CBS schedule set; Jim Nantz will call his 29th Final Four, joined by glib Bill Raftery and terse Grant Hill

So here we go. The final weekend of college basketball. Minneapolis in April is generally […]


ESPN’s fiery Stephen A. Smith breaks the bank: Lofty pay triggers crisp questions and trenchant comments

Anyone who’s witnessed  ESPN since its birth 40 years ago should have great respect for […]


NCAA should mic refs; Announcers should be held accountable when they don’t know the rules

In recent years, the NCAA has somewhat streamlined referee communication. Following replay reviews, the […]


CBS missed the crowning moment, dropping Auburn celebration 15 minutes before Duke-Mich State tip

Isn’t much of the beauty of March Madness its drama? Isn’t it the emotional […]


CBS runs both regional finals today; Jim Nantz’ A team has Michigan St.-Duke after Auburn-Kentucky

A gripping night of basketball. Too bad Saturday is historically the lowest night of the […]


Sweet 16 TV: Drama, pain, agony and joy. The regional finals run tonight on Turner and on CBS tomorrow

So we’re down to the Elite Eight, beginning this evening at 6:09 Eastern from Anaheim. […]


Sweet 16 TV: A power outage out in the truck out west; Chris Webber excels calling pulsating Purdue OT win

Never a dull moment in the NCAA Tournament and last night was no different! In […]


Sweet 16 and the Regionals: Harlan and Anderson teams preside over CBS and Turner starting tonight

Another big weekend of college hoops. Jim Nantz’ A team will be in the nation’s […]