SBD/March 1, 2011/Media

Media Notes

USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand writes college basketball has "momentum heading into the NCAA Tournament," as last weekend it "drew higher weekend overnights in 14 of the TV windows on ESPN or CBS where there was comparable coverage last year." CBS earned a 2.0 overnight for Saturday's BYU-San Diego State game, and both teams "could give CBS/Turner NCAA tournament coverage some ratings boosts in the West, which otherwise might not have many strong teams" (USA TODAY, 3/1).

SEAL OF APPROVAL: Former UNLV men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian on his LAS VEGAS SUN blog wrote HBO overall "did a good job" with its upcoming documentary entitled "Runnin' Rebels of UNLV." Tarkanian: "They were professional and fair. The story had to be done and they had a lot of guts for doing it. ... I would say 75 percent of the program was positive. For me, that is a pretty good percentage" (, 2/28).

ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE: In Honolulu, Ferd Lewis in a front-page piece reports signs point to Univ. of Hawaii sports "moving exclusively to Oceanic Time Warner Cable this fall," which would "end more than a quarter-century of free over-the-air television," most recently on KFVE-MYT, which has carried Hawaii sports for nine years. Yesterday was "listed as the final day of the negotiation window between Oceanic and KFVE, according to the contract" (Honolulu STAR-ADVERTISER, 3/1).
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