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ESPN Offering Extended Coverage Of 2011 WSOP Main Event

ESPN is going “all-in” for the 2011 World Series of Poker.

From July 14-19, the network will offer daily coverage of the WSOP main event, including ‘live’ unedited hole cards on a 30-minute delay and more than 34 additional hours of coverage in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Every hand will be shown unedited and hole cards will be available post-flop. Coverage will shift between two feature tables approximately every 30 minutes. All “all-in” and “call” situations will be shown at both tables. Read more

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Chris Rock On The Sad State Of The NY Mets

Comedian Chris Rock was on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the start of the baseball season and the second base situation for the New York Mets.

My apologies to SportsNewser co-editor Alex Weprin and other poor (pun intended) Mets fans for what could be another long season.

Fight Camp 360 Airing Saturday On CBS

Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley premiers Saturday at noon ET on CBS, marking the return of boxing to network television.

Similar to HBO’s 24/7, the documentary series follows Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley prior to their May 7 showdown from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

According to USA Today, the last time CBS aired a live boxing event was a Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson fight in 1997 (both men are still fighting) and the last time live boxing aired on a major network TV was NBC’s The Contender in 2005. Read more

Big 12 Creating a Television Network?

On Friday, eight athletic directors from Big 12 schools met with Learfield Sports to discuss developing a Big 12 sports network. Although Texas A&M’s AD Bill Byrne said the conversation “was nothing out of the ordinary,” the gathering was the latest sign that the conference is getting serious.

The Big Ten started the trend in 2007, launching their own network. Commentors were originally skeptical, but it paid out $72 million to members schools in 2009 and other universities want to copy the plan.

The Big 12, which will lose Nebraska to the Big 10 in 2011 (partially because of network money) and Colorado in 2011 or 2012, needs to rally its schools to keep them from leaving. One problem: Texas’ rights aren’t managed by Learfield Sports, and the school reportedly wants to develop its own channel.

“If they can pull that off, my hat’s off to them,” Byrne said. “We’re just having preliminary discussions right now to gauge the level of interest.”

College sports continue their inevitable decline into being about money, money, money.