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ESPN To Broadcast First College Basketball Game From U.S. Military Aircraft Carrier

ESPN will televise the first men’s college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier when Michigan State takes on North Carolina in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11.

The United States military ship to host the Veteran’s Day event honoring the men and women in the armed forces has yet to be determined but will take place in the San Diego harbor.

The basketball game will be played below the flight deck in the event of rain and there will be seating for approximately 7,000 fans. Unfortunately, tickets will not be for sale. Read more

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Versus to Cover Tour of California Extensively

Versus will provide eight days of live and taped coverage of the Tour of California starting Sunday, with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen providing commentary and Bob Roll as the in-race reporter for the premier United States road race.

Since Versus started airing coverage of the Tour of California in 2007, the network has seen average viewership growth of 46 percent. Last year’s race saw the number of viewers tuning in to the network’s daily coverage double from 2007 (3 million vs. 1.5 million), the network announced in a press release.

Versus will give viewers unprecedented access to the competition with in-depth profiles on the race’s top riders, including American cyclist and three-time Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer, two-time Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck, three-time Tour of California runner-up Dave Zabriskie and Green Jersey winner at the Tour de France Thor Hushovd. The network will also create unique, animated cycling segments to provide viewers with a better understanding of the sport’s terminology and flow of the race. Other enhancements include a pointer feature which will easily identify and focus on specific riders in the 140-plus peloton.

Jack Edwards Signs Multi-Year Extension With NESN

Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with NESN.

Edwards, who reached a whole new level of ridiculousness during the Stanley Cup playoffs, has worked with Bruins color analyst Andy Brickley since 2005.

“For the past six years, Jack has been an energetic and important part of NESN’s Bruins hockey coverage,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. “We are very happy to extend his contract, and look forward to his passionate presence in the broadcast booth for years to come.”