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ECAC Hockey fans won’t be in the dark

The last day of 2012 brought some good news to fans of ECAC Hockey. On Monday, the league announced that it reached a deal with FOX College Sports to televise the league’s championship round from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. FCS Atlantic will carry the semi­finals March 22 at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and the championship game at 7 p.m. March 23.

Settlements, Olympics coverage made for interesting year

The Mayans didn’t win, thank goodness. The world is still alive.
But it seemed as if they played many roles in playing with our minds, especially when it comes to sports broadcasting.

WNYT’s staff shuffling is a win-win situation

Andrew Catalon and Chris Onorato are switching roles at NBC13 (WNYT). The station announced this week that Onorato was promoted from a part-time sports reporter to full time, while Catalon will take the part-time role.

Behind the Broadcast: Halftime a fitting time for essay

Whether you agree with his viewpoint or not, with more than 30 years in broadcasting, NBC's Bob Costas earned the right to deliver his essay during halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys game Sunday night.

Wyland, Lee agree that pressure is on Siena in rivalry game

The 12th edition of the UAlbany-Siena men’s basketball series takes place tonight at 7 at the Times Union Center. Since the rivalry between the two Capital Region teams was renewed when the Great Danes went Division I, there has always been pressure on the Saints to win this game because they have been a D-I program longer.

Behind the Broadcast: ESPN will be home to college football playoff games

When the new college football playoff kicks off, it will be on ESPN.

Behind the Broadcast: When NHL returns, blackout rule needs to go

When the NHL lockout is eventually settled, what needs to be really resolved this time is something that has been affecting hockey fans in the Capital Region for years. I want the NHL blackout rule to be eliminated.

Romano heads up Social Media at ESPN

You always like to see people from the Capital Region who are woking in the media have successful careers. Jason Romano, a 1991 Ravena-Coey­mans-Selkirk High School graduate, is on that path.

Time Warner Cable left Syracuse fans hanging

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Cap­ital Reg­ion didn’t see the winning touchdown that capped a Syracuse’s rally from a 20-point halftime deficit against South Florida last Saturday.

Behind the Broadcast: UAlbany games back on FOX Sports 980

Nearly three months into the college football season, UAlbany athletics has found its way back to FOX Sports 980 (WOFX-AM).

Hey, WTMM, how about airing some afternoon baseball?

The Major League Baseball division series have been extremely exciting, with all four series going the distance, but aside from the Yankees games, WTMM-FM (104.5) stayed away from most of the other series games.

Major League Baseball will get $800M from Fox, Turner

Major League Baseball, FOX Sports Media Group and Turner Sports finalized a deal TV that will keep games on their respective networks through 2021.

NFL RedZone can be addictive

If you don’t have the Sports Plus package on Time Warner Cable, I would highly recommend it just so you can watch NFL RedZone.

Time Warner, NFL end dispute

It only took 3,244 days. But finally, the NFL Network is coming to Time Warner Cable.

Union hockey getting more exposure

The Union hockey team is reaping the benefits of its run to the NCAA Frozen Four last season.

Tessitore gets more high-profile games with switch to Saturdays

Joe Tessitore is still in prime time, but on a bigger stage.

The Schenectady native and Christian Brothers Academy graduate was promoted this season by ESPN. After calling college football games on Friday nights for the last several seasons, Tessitore is now on Saturday night games and will call tonight’s SEC matchup between Georgia and Missouri at 7:45 on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD.

It's time for Berman to go back, back, back to the studio

It’s All-Star time again in baseball, and that means it’s another Home Run Derby on Monday night on ESPN and ESPN HD.
And that means another year of Chris Berman calling the derby. And you know what that means — more of his schtick. You know, the nicknames for the players and the “Back, back, back” calls on the home runs.

Behind the Broadcast: Catalon excited about tennis assignment

Andrew Catalon is getting another plum assignment.

The NBC13 (WNYT) sports reporter and weekend anchor will be one of the play-by-play announcers for the tennis coverage during NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Summer Olympics. The tennis action begins July 28 and runs for a week.

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