Comcast SportsNet yesterday announced an agreement with IMG College to air sports programming for Rice Univ. and the Univ. of Houston. CSN Houston will air Rice programming for the next three years, and Houston programming for one year. The agreement includes weekly coaches shows for football and basketball, weekly football press conferences, spring and fall sports specials, a spring football game for each school and additional programming (CSN).
BUCK SHOT: In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley reports Bucks radio play-by-play announcer Ted Davis "has taken on an added role -- sports talk radio commentator." In his 15th season with the Bucks, Davis "has joined Milwaukee radio station WSSP-AM as a regular contributor" to the station's 2:00-6:00pm CT afternoon slot (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/11).
HOOK 'EM: Cablevision said that it plans to make the Longhorn Network accessible "in a small portion of its footprint in the West early next year via a $5.95-a-month sports tier." MARKETING DAILY's David Goetzl notes Cablevision "serves some 300,000 homes in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming" (MEDIAPOST.com, 10/9).