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Ken McMillan

Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for most of the past 28 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports news, having worked in local cable television and radio in the past.

On Sunday, mun2 becomes NBC Universo, ahead of Super Bowl

The mun2 network, geared toward a Latin audience in the United States, will be re-branded as NBC Universo on Sunday, just in time for a Spanish-language Super Bowl broadcast. NBC Universo will continue to air England’s Premier League soccer matches, as well as some other NBC Sports products. Mun2 and NBC Universo can be found [...]

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NBA League Pass is free this week

NBA League Pass is free for digital cable subscribers from Monday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 25. All NBA games not found on national channels are available, with the exception of Knicks and Nets games within the local blackout market. The offer is available for Time Warner, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS customers, plus Cox and [...]

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Tennis: ESPN announcers predict 2015 season

With the Australian Open championships getting started on Sunday, the ESPN tennis announce team came up with its list of what to expect in 2015. Cliff Drysdale: – Look for another first-time Major winner among the men: Kei Nishikori or Grigor Dimitrov. – Victoria Azarenka’s comeback includes a Major title. – An American woman will [...]

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This day in sports broadcasting history: Jan. 3

Famed sportscaster Marty Glickman died at age 83, in 2001. Glickman was the voice of the New York Knicks (21 seasons), New York Giants (23 seasons) and Jew York Jets (11 seasons), plus some New York Rangers games. He was the first TV announcer for the New York Nets of the ABA. He did pre- [...]

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Get your live baseball fix, Aussie style

Okay, I’m ready for baseball again. It’s the holy week, and I am watching old season reviews on MLB Network. If you are in the same mood, you can watch live baseball from the Australian Baseball League on YouTube and an Australian internet provider, for free. Here is the upcoming schedule for the remaining five [...]

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National Lacrosse League announces broadcast schedules

The National Lacrosse League indoor season will have matches aired on ESPN, Universal Sports, TSN in Canada and via a new digital subscription package in 2015. Also, Buffalo Bandits matches can be heard on radio station WWKB (1520-AM), which has good reception here in the Hudson Valley. Don’t be surprised if Time Warner Cable picks [...]

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DeMarco, Darling call unique doubleheader

Rich DeMarco and Dean Darling spent most of Saturday morning and afternoon working together as broadcast partners on the Army football radio network from West Point. Once the game was over, though, they headed in separate cars to Poughkeepsie to call the Army-Marist men’s basketball game. DeMarco went solo on the Army radiocast on WBNR [...]

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Jets-Bills move signals number of TV, radio changes

The NFL’s decision to move Sunday’s Jets-Buffalo game to Monday night has prompted a number of changes to TV and radio schedules for the weekend. The Jets-Bills game will be played Monday night at 7 p.m. in Detroit. The game will be seen on CBS stations across New York state, namely WCBS-2 (New York), WRGB-6 [...]

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Red Storm, Pirates move to WNYM, WMCA

Big East Conference schools St. John’s and Seton Hall have moved their men’s basketball radio broadcasts to WNYM (970-AM) and WMCA (570-AM). Mets TV voice Gary Cohen returns as play-by-play voice of Seton Hall, alongside analyst Dave Popkin. Former Army football radio voice John Minko continues his role as play-by-play man for St. John’s, with [...]

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MLB-Japan series starts tonight (well, early Tues. morning)

A team of Major League Baseball all-stars is visiting Japan over the next 10 days, sandwiching two exhibition games around a five-game series with the Japanese all-stars. MLB Network will air every game live at 4 a.m. ET (there is one 5 a.m. start) and replay later in the day at 9 p.m. ET. The [...]

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