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Published February 9, 2011
JUST AROUND THE CORNER: The Cubs will have eight Spring Training games "televised by Cubs broadcast partners" -- six by WGN and two by Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Eleven more Spring Training games will air on the Cubs radio network with 19 being broadcast "via internet radio broadcast at cubs.com." Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for the Double-A Southern League Tennessee Smokies, "for most of the cubs.com internet radio broadcasts" (DAILYHERALD.com, 2/8).
RISE AND FIRE: The Big Ten Network has launched a contest in which fans can pick a clip from a memorable game at BigTenNetwork.com and upload a video that includes them calling the game as they imagine announcer Gus Johnson would have called it. The network will select 10 submissions and put them to an Internet vote. The three winners will meet Johnson during the Big Ten men's basketball tournament next month (Big Ten Network).