Posts Tagged ‘NBA’
Unfortunately for the boxing website, that report was simply not true. Both Levinsohn and HBO spokesman Ray Stallone denied the reports, which forced BoxingScene.com to release the following statement:
As I noted in an earlier statement, this week I was advised by two people who I consider to be reliable and knowledgeable that Ross Levinsohn would succeed Ross Greenburg as President of HBO Sports. On Friday morning, I communicated that information to Rick Reeno, who posted it on this website. Read more
Richie will assume the day-to-day operations of the women’s basketball league on May 16 and she will report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Adam Silver.
“The WNBA is comprised of the best female basketball players in the world and I’m looking forward to working with these talented women as they strive to achieve their professional goals both on and off the court,” said Richie. “I am fortunate to have worked with an organization as inspiring as Girl Scouts, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to build upon the successes of the WNBA and help grow this league into a world-class business.” Read more
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Under Armour are teaming up for a consumer promotion during the NFL Draft using Facebook.
Under Armour will host the first-ever Tom Brady Draft Chat on April 29, a lengthy conversation and Q&A session with a limited group of fans. Fans looking to participate will have to visit Under Armour’s Facebook page through April 24 and submit photos of themselves “Getting Charged Up.”
Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank will select 12 winners, each of whom will be allowed to invite a guest to join him/her at the Draft Chat.
During the 2010-11 regular season, the NBA on TNT averaged a 1.6 U.S. household rating (+45 percent from a 1.1 in 2010), 2,453,000 total viewers (+42 percent vs. 1,723,000), and 1,826,000 households (+39 percent vs. 1,315,000).
This season’s audience was 30 percent larger than Turner’s second-best regular season audience from 1,885,000 in 1995-96 and scored growth in all key demos:
A18-34 +49% (810,000 vs. 544,000)
A18-49 +47% (1,378,000 vs. 937,000)
A25-54 +42% (1,221,000 vs. 857,000)
M18-34 +43% (567,000 vs. 396,000)
M18-49 +45% (970,000 vs. 667,000)
M25-54 +40% (855,000 vs. 609,000)
The NBA Summer League is a showcase for rookies and younger bench players to get playing time and provide the media a first glance at the top draft selections in action. Over the years, the Las Vegas Summer League has expanded from six to 22 teams.
As for the NBA internship program, the league usually hires 30 college students for 10 weeks during the summer in the league’s offices in New York and at the entertainment division in Secaucus, N.J.
With the threat of a player lockout still looming, the NFL is moving forward as though everything will be happening on schedule.
This afternoon the league released its 2011 preseason schedule, kicking off with the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game August 7 between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears.
The NFL says every 2010 playoff team will be featured in at least one nationally televised game.
All of this, of course, hinges on whether the NFL and NFL Players Union can strike a labor agreement in time. Stay tuned…
The preseason national TV schedule is after the jump.
MSG Varsity won six New York Emmy Awards Sunday night at the annual New York Emmy Awards Ceremony at The Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City.
Cablevision’s 24/7 HD television network devoted to all things high school received 32 nominations in its first year of eligibility for Emmy consideration.
“I am thrilled for our entire MSG Varsity team, and just as happy for the students and schools throughout the tri-state area who’ve both allowed us and helped us tell their stories,” said Theresa Chillianis, General Manager, MSG Varsity. “There are so many talented, driven and fascinating students in our area with stories that deserve to be heard and seen, and this recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is as much about them as it is about our efforts to provide them a spotlight.” Read more
The PlayStation Network announced their 2011 MLB.TV for PS3 Tuesday, featuring several significant upgrades for the upcoming season.
New this year on MLB.TV for PS3 is the following:
- Highest Quality HD Streaming – Speed detection technology gives users ultra-HQ video access (NexDef 4.5 mbps) depending on available bandwidth.
- Enhanced Audio – In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team’s broadcasters over the live video or use the “Park” option to include the ballpark’s natural sounds. Read more
The 32 athletes in the running for the Madden NFL 12 cover were announced Monday on SportsNation.
Pardon me while I get my Jay Bilas on for a second while analyzing this bracket: