Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Men In Blazers Planning To Hold Convention Hornets Announce New Broadcast Team ESPN's Mendoza To Replace Schilling Sunday Players' Tribune Launching Branded Video Series "Ballers" First Season Strong For HBO Media Notes NFL Reluctant On Long-Term "TNF" Deal Fox Execs Impressed With FS1 Progress Schilling Bumped From "Sunday Night Baseball"
SBD/October 23, 2012/Media
ESPN Play-By-Play Announcer Dan Shulman Signs Multiyear Extension With Net
Published October 23, 2012
PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: In Tampa, Tom Jones wrote he is "more convinced than ever" following Saturday's South Carolina-Florida game that CBS' Gary Danielson "is the second-best college football analyst, behind ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit.” Danielson was “in top form Saturday, mixing hard-core football talk with humor” (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 10/22)....The Thunder announced the hiring of Lesley McCaslin as their new courtside/web reporter and host for broadcasts on FS Oklahoma. McCaslin previously worked as an anchor and reporter for FS Southwest (Thunder)....Former MLBer Chris Duncan was “back on the air, albeit briefly, Monday,” following a three-week hiatus from St. Louis' WXOS-FM. Duncan said the cause was "a tumor in my head,” which has been removed. Duncan works with Randy Karraker and former NFLer D'Marco Farr on the "highest-rated local sports-talk show in the St. Louis market” (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/23)....Former NFLer Channing Crowder has joined WQAM-AM in Miami “on a full-time basis.” Crowder “replaces Steve Goldstein as Adam Kuperstein’s co-host weekdays” from 1:00-3:00pm ET (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 10/20).