Twitter will broadcast Conference USA football

Courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

A new broadcasting entity called STADIUM will televise at least 15 Conference USA football games this season, including at least one involving Old Dominion, a network official said.

Adam Anshell, vice president of sports properties for STADIUM, also said that contrary to media reports, STADIUM may televise Conference USA football and basketball after its contract with the league expires in 2018.

STADIUM was formed through a merger of the American Sports Network, 120 Sports and Silver Chalice. ASN’s agreement to televise Conference USA games expires following the 2017-2018 sports season. …

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Marc James joins NESN

Courtesy of NESN

NESN has announced that Marc James will join the network as an anchor and reporter. James will start at NESN in June and initially will appear on NESN’s three sports news programs:

James comes to NESN from nationally syndicated CBS Sports Radio, where he served as a weekend and fill-in sports talk host. …

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Movement in Miami sports radio

Courtesy of The Miami Herald

For those who missed the news on my Twitter account last week (@flasportsbuzz), WQAM-560 dropped Curtis Stevenson, Joe Rose’s sidekick on his morning show, and replaced him with Zach Krantz, who was shifted from the afternoon show.

But Stevenson’s on-air absence won’t last long.

790 The Ticket will be giving Stevenson a trial run this weekend. He will host on the station from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. …

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Ex-Razorback Bell named sideline reporter

Courtesy of Razorbacks Athletics

Former Arkansas defensive lineman Geno Bell will join Chuck Barrett and Quinn Grovey on the IMG Razorback Sports Network for the 2017 football season. Bell will serve as the radio sideline reporter, taking over the role from former Razorback quarterback Grovey, who will be in his first year as the network’s color analyst. …

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New Chukars voice receives national honor

Courtesy of Bonner County Daily Bee

New Idaho Falls Chukars broadcaster Logan Ratick is one of six college students and recent college graduates to receive one of the most prestigious national awards for collegiate broadcasting.

Ratick, who graduated earlier this month from Syracuse University, received All-America honors by the Sports Talent Agency of America as announced by the organization May 19. He is one of three Syracuse students to receive All-America honors. …

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‘Dream job’ takes Halley Quillinan to ESPN lacrosse role

Courtesy of The Albany Times Union

In her four-year women’s lacrosse career at Syracuse, former Bethlehem High standout Halley Quillinan made four trips to the NCAA Championship.

Quillinan will add to that total for the second consecutive year as a member of the broadcast team Sunday for the championship game on ESPNU.

A 2010 SU graduate with a degree in child and family studies, Quillinan will serve as a sideline reporter, a role she began last season as an extension of her full-time job — a Boston-based writer at “Inside Lacrosse” magazine. …

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Alexander new voice at Bethune-Cookman

Nolan Alexander is changing Florida addresses. An STAA member, Alexander is joining Bethune-Cookman University as the play-by-play voice of Wildcat Athletics.

Alexander arrives on the Daytona Beach campus from Jacksonville University, where he served since 2015 as a broadcaster, and as the primary public relations contact for Dolphins athletics.

In addition to the Director of Broadcast Media, Alexander’s Bethune-Cookman role includes the title of Assistant Director of Communications and assisting in the publicity of the athletics department.

Alexander previously served in the Georgia Tech Communications and Public Relations department as a student-assistant, and as the “Voice of Yellow Jackets Baseball” from 2011-14. In summer 2014, he held the role of Media Relations Manager and “Voice of the Missoula Osprey” (Rookie-Arizona Diamondbacks). His broadcasting experience also consists of ESPN3 work at Georgia Tech, the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and high school football and basketball in northeast Georgia’s WDUN, where he earned the 2015 Class AA GABBY for best sports play-by-play.

An Atlanta, Georgia native, Alexander earned a Business Administration degree with high honors from Georgia Tech in December 2014. His first BCU broadcast will be during next week’s NCAA Baseball Regional, and will later handle the call when Wildcats Football opens its 2017 season against the Miami Hurricanes on September 2, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

(Visit Nolan’s website).

Crispino out as Knicks radio voice

Courtesy of Long Island Newsday

Mike Crispino, the Knicks’ radio play-by-play man and a fill-in for television coverage, did not have his contract renewed after this past season, MSG Networks confirmed on Thursday.

Crispino called games on radio from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2014 through last season. Spero Dedes was the lead play-by-play man from 2011-14.

Brendan Brown is expected to return as the radio analyst for Knicks games. …

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Pistons moving back to The Ticket

Courtesy of Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Pistons announced a multi-year broadcast agreement with WXYT 97.1 FM The Ticket, making the station the team’s radio flagship beginning next season. The team has spent the past three seasons with WMGC-FM (105.1).

Mark Champion and Rick Mahorn will remain on the broadcast.

In April of 2014, the Pistons and WMGC agreed to a three-year deal, with an option for a fourth season. …

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UTEP’s Teicher to receive Schenkel Award

Courtesy of News Channel 9 El Paso

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today University of Texas at El Paso play-by-play announcer Jon Teicher as the 2017 recipient of the NFF Chris Schenkel Award.

Presented annually since 1996, the award recognizes individuals who have had long, distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a specific university. Teicher will be honored Dec. 5 during the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown. …

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