Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, then returned in 1985 after a two-year stint covering college hockey for The Anchorage Times in Alaska. From 1985-90 he covered New York City high school sports, then spent five years as Newsday's beat writer for St. John's and Big East basketball. From 1995-2005 he covered the Giants before leaving that beat to become a reporter, columnist and feature writer focused on off-field topics such as sports media and business. His SportsWatch column debuted on Sept. 30, 2005.
ESPN announced that Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer will be its lead announcing team for college football games on the new SEC Network, starting Aug. 28 with Texas A&M at South Carolina.
The news means that Musburger, 74, no longer will be ESPN's lead college football play-by-play man for major events such as Saturday night games on ABC and the national championship game.
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Sean McManus and David Levy, who run CBS and Turner Sports, respectively, spoke Tuesday as they have for four years about the warm, successful partnership between the two media entities that carry the NCAA Tournament.
But studio analyst Charles Barkley said later that at first, some incumbent tournament announcers were not warm and cuddly toward Turner's NBA voices when they came aboard for...Read more »
This should not come as a surprise, but Big East Tournament tickets are much easier to come by in the first year of the conference's new look than they have been in the past. Plenty of tickets still are available through Ticketmaster, and the secondary market has been soft. The resale site aggregator TiqIQ says the average asking price for the championship game is down 18.39 percent from...Read more »
Mike Francesa said early in his WFAN show Tuesday afternoon that "the deal is done" for a new simulcast home and that he will announce it Wednesday.
Newsday reported Feb. 9 that he was bound for Fox Sports 1.
Francesa was simulcast on the YES Network from 2002 until Super Bowl Sunday this year. The next day, ESPN New York's Michael Kay moved into Francesa's old time slot on YES.
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Fox announced that John Smoltz and Matt Vasgersian will team up on Fox Sports 1 baseball telecasts, presumably as in effect the No. 2 team behind Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci....Read more »
So based on the weather forecast for Tuesday, today (Monday) is the 57th and final day on which the high temperature in East Rutherford, N.J., will not exceed the high of 54 degrees reached on Super Bowl Sunday.
It is an amazing streak that illustrates the glory and power of the NFL - which rolled the dice on a cold weather Super Bowl in what turned out to be a maddeningly cold, snowy winter...Read more »
Seth Everett will serve as host/reporter for Mets pregame and postgame shows on WOR (710 AM), the team and Clear Channel Media announced.
Everett most recently had been at Fox Sports Radio and WINS. E
Ed Coleman had filled a similar role at WFAN, for which he still will report on the Mets. But with the move to WOR, he no longer is part of the official team radio crew. ...Read more »