March Madness and bracketology: The media’s cottage industry; Lunardi, Katz, Schwab, Palm +

March Madness has always been beyond exciting, easily rivaling late December as the most […]


Tony Kornheiser’s Wish for the NBA: “A Living, Breathing Commissioner”

Tony Kornheiser, a columnist for the Washington Post, was a finalist for a Pulitzer, […]


Ex coach and commentator Digger Phelps, 77, sharp as a tack, talks Notre Dame, Fordham and ESPN

It’s almost a half-century but in 1970, Digger Phelps took over a Fordham University basketball […]


Newhouse student: TV sports history suggests more ‘Players-Only’ game coverage + Wilt’s 100 point game

The world of sports broadcasting continues to evolve. Of course, the grainy black and […]


Part #2: Unending hoops on TV: Reviewing the network announcers, the good, the bad and the annoying

Basketball and more of it. Fans could have gorged themselves this past weekend like the […]


A weekend of college basketball on national TV: The announcers, part #1

It’s late February, a weekend of lots of hoops. We’re now less than three weeks away […]


ESPN’s first ten years: The dozen anchors and personalities who laid the groundwork for success

Top 12 ESPN personalities through its first decade,1979-1989   In 1979, the country had all […]


A creative partnership: ESPN1000 introduces the First Midwest Bank Studio in the heart of Chicago

During a punishing sub-zero Midwest winter, the word beachfront conjures a comforting and idyllic […]


Peter King, Bob Ley, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Emrick elected to national broadcasters’ Hall of Fame

The National Sports Media Association announced its national and statewide awards yesterday. The organization will […]


In the booth, ESPN’s Fowler lacks that special something; Herbstreit is good but overly careful

When it comes to memorable college football network announcers in my lifetime, there are […]


The Halby’s: Fox and ESPN, from Buck and Tessitore to Aikman and Witten; 9 NFL crews critiqued

The NFL regular season is over and the month-long playoff run will begin to […]


ESPN’s Dave Pasch: “On game-day, my teammate Bill Walton views me as his enemy”

Versatile Pasch says Dick Vitale’s enthusiastic broadcasts from Carrier Dome inspired him to attend Syracuse […]