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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more
Friday, June 27, 2014

ESPN acquires CFL U.S. TV rights

ESPN has acquired the U.S. TV rights for the Canadian Football League, the cable network announced Friday. ESPN will present at least 86 games in 2014 with 17 or more contests to be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, including the 102nd Grey Cup. An additional 69 games will be ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

ValleyCats to host World Cup viewing party Tuesday

The Tri-City ValleyCats will host a World Cup viewing party at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Tuesday, when the U.S. faces Belgium in the knockout round. The 4 p.m. game will be shown on the team's new video board in left field. The gates will open at 3 p.m. and ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

ESPN averages 6.7 rating, over 10 million viewers for U.S.-Germany World Cup match

It's safe to say there were millions of Americans who took an extended lunch break Thursday afternoon to watch the United States' 1-0 loss to Germany in World Cup group play. On Friday, ESPN said its coverage generated an average minute audience of more than 12 million people across its ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

NBA draft gets 3.1 overnight rating for ESPN

The seemingly never-ending NBA draft earned ESPN a 3.1 overnight rating, the highest-rated NBA draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The draft was up 19 percent compared to last year’s telecast, which posted a 2.6 overnight rating. The draft, which didn't end until after midnight, peaked at a 3.9 ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014

World Cup knockout round schedule, announcer assignments

Here is the World Cup knockout round coverage and announcing assignments on ESPN, ABC and ESPN radio. The knockout round starts Saturday. Saturday — 11:30 a.m. ABC, Brazil vs. Chile. TV: Ian Darke, Steve McManaman. ESPN Radio: Ross Dyer, Shep Messing; 3:30 p.m. ABC, Colombia vs. Uruguay. TV: Jon Champion, ...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UAlbany lacrosse standout Lyle Thompson earns ESPY Awards nomination

Up for Best Male College Athlete.
Monday, June 23, 2014

U.S.-Portugal World Cup match averages 24.7 million viewers

Sunday's 2-2 World Cup draw between the United States and Portugal was exciting, and it attracted a lot of viewers. The game had an average of 24.7 million viewers on ESPN and Univision, the Nielsen Company said Monday. ESPN averaged 18.2 million viewers. The cable network said it is the ...
Monday, June 23, 2014

MSG Plus to televise 'Friday Live at Saratoga' series

MSG Plus will televise the "Friday Live at Saratoga" horse racing series. The races to be televised are the Curlin on July 25, the Smirnoff Sorbet Caress on Aug. 1, the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 8, the John Morrissey on Aug. 15, the Personal Ensign ...
Monday, June 23, 2014

Keady named Union women's hockey assistant coach

Elizabeth "Liz" Keady has been named assistant coach for the Union women's hockey team, the school announced Monday. She replaces Nick Carpenito, who left June 5 to become an assistant coach at Northeastern. Keady played college hockey at Princeton, where she amassed 38 goals and 41 assists in 118 games ...
Sunday, June 22, 2014

NHL announces 2014-15 regular season schedule

The National Hockey League released its 2014-15 regular season schedule Sunday. The season opens Wednesday, Oct. 8 with four games: Montreal at Toronto, Philadelphia at Boston, Vancouver at Calgary, and San Jose at Los Angeles Although it hasn't been official announced, expect NBCSN to have a double-header with Philadelphia-Boston and ...

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