New York TV station WCBS (Ch. 2) will televise all four New York Jets preseason games. Ian Eagle and Greg Buttle have the call from the booth and Otis Livingston will work the sidelines.
SportsNet New York (SNY) will present two replays of the telecasts, generally late on the same night and once on the weekend.
Thursday, Aug. 7 – Indianapolis-Jets, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16 – Jets-Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 – Giants-Jets, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Jets-Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Happy (belated) birthday to NBC’s Mike Emrick, born on August 1, 1946. Emrick is best-known for his hockey play-by-play coverage, including many seasons for the New Jersey Devils (1982-86, 1993-2011). His hockey word has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, ESPN, TNT, Versus, Outdoor Life Network and SportsChannel, plus MSG Network and Fox Sports Net. Emrick also called NFL games for CBS earlier in his career.
Emrick was voted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Dec. 2011. He has also earned the NHL’s Lester Patrick Award in 2004 and the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2008.
Here are the ceremonies from Doc Emrick night with the Devils in Feb. 2012.
Pete Van Wieren, the 69-year-old former Atlanta Braves announcer on TBS, passed away Saturday from cancer. He was part of a broadcast booth that included Ernie Johnson and Skip Caray, a trio who gained notoriety with nationwide coverage of the Braves on the Superstation. Van Wieren retired from the booth in 2008, shortly after Caray had passed away.
“The best play-by-play man in baseball,” praised Don Sutton, the former Braves pitcher and later broadcast colleague.
Van Wieren also called NBA games on TBS and TNT, and did some sports reporting for CNN.
Van Wieren hailed from Rochester and worked in Binghamton early in his career. He called games for the Binghamton Triplets for radio station WNBF in 1966. He later called minor-league games for Toledo and Tidewater before the Braves signed him in 1976.
Van Wieren gave a speech to the University of Georgia Terry College of Business:
Happy birthday to former Ranger, former Fox Sports NHL analyst and current MSG Network analyst Dave Maloney, born in 1956.
Maloney played for the Rangers from 1974-85, finishing his last season with the Buffalo Sabres following a trade. He had 71 goals and 317 points, to go with 1,154 penalty minutes. He captained the Rangers from 1978-81, including the Stanley Cup finals year of 1979.
Here is a blurry replay of Maloney’s appearance on the “Late Night with David Letterman Show” in 1984:
Hall of Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy was born on July 31, 1919. Gowdy called Yankees action in 1949 and 1950. From 1951-65, he called radio and TV for the Red Sox. Gowdy worked five years for ABC Sports (1960-64), calling the American Football League. In 1965, he moved to NBC Sports and became the network’s lead play-by-play man for baseball (through 1975), the AFL and NFL (through 1978) and college basketball. He called NFL games for CBS in 1979 and 1980. In all, Gowdy called 13 World Series, 16 baseball All-Star Games, 14 Rose Bowls, 9 Super Bowls, eight Olympic Games and 24 NCAA Final Fours. He died on February 20, 2006.
Here is the first part of an interview Gowdy gave about his career pursuits:
The annual Army-Navy men’s soccer clash, played in suburban Philadelphia, will be webstreamed once again on NSCAATV.com. The Patriot League clash takes place Friday, Nov., 7, at 7 p.m.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of American used to affiliate with the Fox Soccer Channel, but last year the organization took it upon itself to webcast some of the nation’s top matchups.
The early 2014 schedule (subject to change and addition): August
Sat. 30 – Utah Valley vs. Massachusetts, 9:30 p.m. September
Tues. 2 – Illinois State vs. Boston College (women), 2 p.m.; Thurs. 4 – West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.; Wed. 10 – William & Mary vs. Richmond (women), 7 p.m.; Tues. 16 – William & Mary vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.; Thur. 18 – Connecticut vs. Florida State (women), 7 p.m.; Sat. 20 – Cal Santa Barbara vs. UCLA, 10 p.m.; Sat. 27 – High Point vs. N.C. Asheville, 7 p.m. October
Wed. 1 – Bucknell vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.; Sat. 4 – Bakersfield vs. San Jose State, 10 p.m.; Tues. 7 – George Mason vs. Virgnia, time TBD; Fri. 10 – West Virginia vs. Texas Tech (women), 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 – Connecticut vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m.; Sun. 12 – Ohio vs. Miami, Ohio (women), 1 p.m.; Fri. 17 – Akron vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m. November
Fri. 7 – Army vs. Navy, 7 p.m.
Happy belated birthday to Jill Arrington, who celebrated her 42nd birthday on Sunday. Arrington is a sports reporter and football sideline reporter with Fox Sports, and formerly worked for CBS and ESPN. She hosts “Fox College Football Saturday Preview.’’
Here’s a look at Arrington and Curtis Conway previewing the list of quarterbacks expected to be drafted in the NFL:
Happy 63rd birthday to Doug Collins, who has had a storied basketball career as a U.S. Olympian, celebrated Philadelphia 76er and coach of a handful of NBA teams. Collins is also a veteran TV announcer with NBC, TNT and ESPN.
Here’s video highlights of an NBA on CBS telecast featuring Collins’ Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets, from Jan. 29, 1978. It’s Tim Ryan with the play-by-play call.
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 ... Read Full