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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Media

LA radio legend Joe McDonnell dies, receives tributes

Los Angeles sports radio legend Joe McDonnell died on Friday at 58, leaving many saddened and eager to share their memories of “The Big Nasty.” Many of us grew up listening to McDonnell on the radio. He was a fixture hosting afternoon drive sports talk for years, mainly on KSPN, the local ESPN affiliate. I…Read More

Son of ESPN writer Ivan Maisel missing in New York since Sunday

Rochester police are asking for help in locating Max Maisel, who has been missing since Sunday night. Maisel was last seen at Charlotte Pier near Rochester. The Rochester police’s Twitter account sent out the following tweet Wednesday: RPD and RIT’s Public Safety Department are attempting to locate Max Maisel. Please call 911 if you see…Read More

Keith Olbermann suspended by ESPN for trashing Penn State

Keith Olbermann was suspended for the rest of the week by ESPN for critical tweets he sent about Penn State, the network announced Tuesday. “We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed…Read More

Dick Vitale: ‘I will absolutely miss’ not calling Duke-North Carolina

For probably the first time in his life, Dick Vitale didn’t have a lot to say when reached by phone for an interview. The coach-turned-broadcaster spoke with the Raleigh News & Observer’s Andrew Carter Monday about being pulled from broadcasting Wednesday Duke-North Carolina basketball game, which will mark the first time since 1979 he will…Read More

Dick Vitale not calling Duke-North Carolina for ESPN

The end of an era has come for Dick Vitale. Dickie V. has called every single Duke-North Carolina game for ESPN since joining the network in 1979, but he will not call Wednesday’s game between the schools. The Tampa Bay Times reported the news and says it will just be Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas…Read More

Greg Anthony to have soliciting prostitute charge dropped

Former NBA player and college basketball analyst Greg Anthony has reached an agreement to have his soliciting a prostitute charge dropped. The Associated Press reports that Anthony has agreed to complete 32 hours of community service and remain on probation for four months in what is called a deferred prosecution agreement. Anthony will be allowed…Read More

Sports reporter Kyle Kraska shot outside his home, taken to hospital

San Diego sports reporter Kyle Kraska was shot outside his home multiple times on Tuesday and was taken to a hospital, where he is said to be alert and talking. Many of Kraska’s co-workers at KFMB-TV CBS 8 in San Diego reported the news about the anchor/sports director, who reportedly suffered multiple wounds. CBS 8…Read More

Rece Davis to replace Chris Fowler as host of ESPN ‘GameDay’

Rece Davis will replace Chris Fowler as the host of ESPN’s popular “GameDay” show during college football season, according to a report. James Andrew Miller, who co-authored the infamous ESPN book “Those Guys Have All the Fun,” reported the news via Twitter. Come this fall, @ESPN_ReceDavis will replace @cbfowler on @CollegeGameDay @espn #CollegeGameday — James…Read More

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