CBS' Jim Nantz said that it will be "impossible to ignore the controversy" of the FBI investigation into college basketball during March Madness, "so he won't." Nantz: "It all depends on the game and who’s playing, but if I have an Arizona game, I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t mention Sean Miller and the situation. But most broadcasters, and on the executive level, the game is not the place to address these things. ... But these are studio show issues and the game doesn’t allow you to do much with it" (THEATHLETIC.com, 3/12).
KNIGHT MOVES: NBC Sports Chicago "plans to supplement its schedule of major-league games with telecasts showcasing" the team's affiliate, the Int'l League Triple-A Charlotte Knights. The result is 17 Knights games "showcasing future White Sox players are scheduled for Chicago television this year." Six games "will be carried live and 10 will run on a same-day delayed basis" and will be "produced in high-definition" by the Knight's in-stadium production team. This "builds on 14 Knights games NBC Sports Chicago carried last season" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/13).
CAPTAIN KIRK: ESPN.com's Adam Schefter notes free agent QB Kirk Cousins has been "having a video crew follow him and his family for a few weeks," recording his free agent process with those close to him. It is a "free-agent version of 'Tom vs. Time.'" Eventually, Cousins "will air much of the footage somewhere, perhaps on social media" (ESPN.com, 3/13).
ATHLETIC PROWESS: SI.com's Richard Deitsch tweeted that starting next week, he will be "joining The Athletic" to cover "sports media & hopefully some women's hoops." He added his podcast "will continue as well" (TWITTER.com, 3/12).