• MLB Announces Expanded Netting, Streaming Games

    by Bob Nightengale November 2015

    Major League Baseball, which once prided itself on its traditional, and, yes, even archaic ways, now is acting like a downright responsive entity. You want change? MLB Commissioner Rod Manfred and his front office are listening to you and acting as swiftly as possible. MLB announced sweeping changes on how we will view baseball, whether at the ballpark, on TV or on your phone.

  • Yahoo's NFL Livestream Nets Record 15.2M Viewers

    by Mike Snider November 2015

    Yahoo's recent live stream of an NFL game lasted only about three hours, but it could have kicked off repercussions that will play out over the next decade.

  • High School Hoops TV Coverage Open for Bids

    by Larry Mahoney November 2015

    The Maine Principals' Association announced Tuesday its 36-year relationship with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network appears to be over and it is seeking bidders to broadcast high school tournament basketball games. Cory Morrissey, director of marketing and underwriting for MPBN, said that since the Maine Principals' Association has added a fifth class this season, Class AA, that means there will be games going simultaneously at three different sites instead of two, and they "simply don't have the resources to do it." "We don't have enough staff to go to three different places, and we would also need to have equipment at all three sites, and we can't move stuff around like that," said Morrissey.

  • FBS-Move Advocates to Fly Banner over JMU 'GameDay'

    by Harry Minium October 2015

    A group of James Madison University students, fans and alumni pushing for the school to move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision will take its message to the skies Saturday. The two-month-old group, which calls itself JMU2FBS, has paid $1,400 for a plane to fly over Bridgeforth Stadium carrying a banner that reads, "JMU FANS READY FOR NEXT LEVEL: JMU2FBS.COM." A sellout crowd of 25,000, plus the ESPN GameDay broadcast crew, will be there when JMU hosts Richmond.

  • Opinion: Limiting Locker Room Access Hurts Fans

    by Martin Rogers,, USA TODAY Sports October 2015

    Please don't think I'm lacking in sympathy for Andrew Whitworth and the several other Cincinnati Bengals players whose unclad rumps -- and some fronts -- were inadvertently exposed to the prying eyes of the NFL Network's viewership Sunday.

  • NFL Players Against Locker Room Cameras, Nude Views

    by Jay Morrison October 2015

    Cincinnati Bengals players Eric Winston and Vinny Rey said they support teammate Andrew Whit-worth's assertion that the NFL needs to change its policy regarding cameras in the locker room.

  • Media's Locker Room Access Criticized After Interview Gaffe

    by Laurel Pfahler October 2015

    Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth is concerned that he appeared naked in the locker room while inadvertently in the background of an NFL Network interview with Adam Jones after Sunday's win over the Bills.

  • Columnist: Instant Replay a Can of Worms

    by Jim Litke October 2015

    The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don’t want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

  • Friday Night College Games Cause HS Scheduling Headaches

    by Robert Anderson, October 2015

    During an interview earlier this week, a Virginia Tech football player compared the Hokies' upcoming game against N.C. State this Friday to "playing in high school." Well, thanks to ESPN and the ACC, the tradition of Friday Night Lights now includes local college games. Two weeks ago it was Boise State at Virginia. Now it's lights, camera and action in Blacksburg.

  • Air Force AD Explains Late Football Kickoffs

    by Brent Briggeman October 2015

    Jim Knowlton wants Air Force fans to understand that a late night Saturday is not his doing. The Falcons athletic director even sent a letter to fans Monday to convey that very message - that he doesn't like the 8:15 p.m. kickoff times any more than they do, but his hands are tied.