In San Jose, Chuck Barney notes U.S. women's hockey F Kendall Coyne Schofield has been in the broadcast booth as an "analyst for select Sharks games" on NBC Sports California this season. In joining them, Coyne Schofield "furthers the advancement of women in sports broadcasting and the NHL, in particular." This is the first time that either NBCSC or sister station NBC Sports Bay Area "have had a woman in the broadcast booth." Coyne Schofield has "three games remaining on her Sharks schedule" (San Jose MERCURY NEWS, 2/7).
SOLE OF THE GAME: AWFUL ANNOUNCING's Andrew Bucholtz noted the September '17 news of assistant coaches and Adidas execs being arrested after an FBI investigation into wire fraud and corruption in college basketball will be featured in an upcoming HBO documentary. "The Scheme" will debut on March 31 at 9:00pm ET. This film is directed by Pat Kondelis and produced by Bat Bridge Entertainment. Kondelis won a Sports Emmy in '17 for his Showtime documentary, "Disgraced" (AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 2/5).
MORE DOCUMENTARY NOTES: Dwyane Wade shared on social media the "latest ESPN promo" for his upcoming documentary, "D. Wade: Life Unexpected." The film is "set to make its debut" Feb. 23 at 9:00pm ET on ESPN (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/7)....Fox Nation has licensed the 90-minute NFL documentary, "A Lifetime of Sundays," and will begin offering it on Monday. The film looks at the history of the league through the eyes of four female owners -- the Bears' Virginia Halas McCaskey, the Lions' Martha Firestone Ford, the Steelers' Patricia Rooney and the Chiefs' Norma Hunt (Fox Nation).