NFL Reluctant On Long-Term "TNF" Deal Fox Execs Impressed With FS1 Progress Schilling Bumped From "Sunday Night Baseball" NESN Sees Backlash From Orsillo Decision USOC Launching Third Team USA App Jose Bautista Refuses Sportsnet Interviews O'Brien's Softer Side Highlighted In "Hard Knocks" Joe Buck Gets New DirecTV Q&A Show Media Notes Sources: Whitlock Could Leave ESPN
Published March 5, 1998
USC will host the '98 Pigskin Classic, featuring USC against Purdue at the L.A. Coliseum. The game will be aired August 30 on ABC (NACDA)....ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" will kick off its ninth season March 9, beginning with a week- long series of shows originating from the ESPN Club at Disney's BoardWalk in Orlando. ESPN Magazine senior writer Tim Kurkjian joins the show as a reporter (ESPN).... Cablevision Corp. is profiled by Verne Gay of MEDIAWEEK under the header, "Divining The Dolans: They've Created An Empire At Cablevision. But Some Wonder How Well The Emperors' New Clothes Will Fit" (MEDIAWEEK, 3/2 issue).