From: Sport Business Daily
ESPN’s Doris Burke is profiled by the Albany TIMES UNION’s Pete Dougherty in advance of her working the NCAA Women’s Tournament in Albany this weekend, and she called herself a “happy accident in the world of sports broadcasting.” She said, “When I left coaching in 1990 because I wanted to get married and have children and be a mom, never did I dream my career would take the path... Read more here.»
By: Neil Best
Ian Eagle understood the task ahead as he studied the NCAA Tournament bracket upon receiving his assignments Sunday night from CBS/Turner.Two cities: Dayton and Columbus. Eleven teams: from North Florida to Buffalo to Valparaiso to Albany.
And a grand total of one he had seen in person this season: Maryland.
“That’s it,” he said Tuesday during a break from cramming in his Ohio hotel room.... Read more here.»
By: Mike Vorkunov
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Nelson Figueroa was on the job for only a few days before he hit his first speed bump. Jerry Seinfeld, the most prominent Met fan there is, lashed out on Twitter.
So began a new career as SNY’s pre-and-postgame analyst for Mets games, taking over for Bobby Ojeda. Figueroa, a 9-year-pro who pitched for the Mets, eventually won over Seinfeld and he hopes to win over Mets fans... Read more here.»
By: Mike Vorkunov
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — This week, Steve Gelbs was named the new field reporter for SNY’s broadcasts. He takes over for the departed Kevin Burkhardt and joins the most celebrated announcing booth in baseball
To find about Gelbs, what the new job will be like for him, and what Mets fans can expect over the coming year, he sat down with NJ Advance Media. A full Q&A follows.
NJAM: How does it feel to get... Read more here.»