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

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
When the new college football playoff kicks off, it will be on ESPN.

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

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
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

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
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

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
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

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
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?

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
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

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
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

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
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

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
It only took 3,244 days. But finally, the NFL Network is coming to Time Warner Cable.

Union hockey getting more exposure

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
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

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
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

Saturday, July 7, 2012
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

Saturday, June 30, 2012
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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