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Versus Reportedly Close to Deal to Televise College Hockey

College hockey fans may soon rejoice as Versus is reportedly close to a deal that will allow the channel to broadcast Division 1 games on Friday and Saturday nights, according to College Hockey News. Versus, which will be re-branding itself as NBC Sports Sports Network in January 2012, has reached agreement with some but not all of the five D-1 leagues and is expected to make a formal announcement once all the deals are complete.

CBS College Sports already has a similar arrangement with the leagues.

Working with national networks is tricky, because most of the leagues have existing local deals. Hockey East, for example, has a contract with New England Sports Network (NESN), the CCHA has a deal with Fox Sports Detroit, and the WCHA has one with Fox Sports North. In addition, individual schools have a variety of local deals. In most cases, it is written in those contracts that those local or regional networks have precedence – i.e. the first right to pick which games it wants to broadcast.

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ESPN To Air Documentary On Tim Tebow In January

It’s not often the No. 25 pick of the NFL Draft gets an hour documentary after less than one season.

But not everyone is Timothy Richard Tebow.

As part of ESPN’s Year of the Quarterback programming initiative, the network will air Tim Tebow: Everything in Between Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at Tebow from the 2010 Sugar Bowl to the NFL Draft in April. ESPN is calling Tebow “one of the greatest underdog stores in modern football.”

Brett Favre can safely retire. ESPN has found its new media darling.