It’s Tourney Time!

Today is the beginning of the NCAA Tournament. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has his weekly Sports Business column. He talks about watching the tournament online through You can still buy it if you do it before 12 p.m. ET.

Bob Clark of the Eugene Register-Guard in Oregon suggests to the Pac-10 Conference that it would get better exposure by going to ESPN. As many of you know, the Pac-10’s main cable contract is with FSN and you cannot see the games if your local version of FSN has a conflict with an NBA or local college basketball game, you’re not going to see Washington vs. Arizona. It’s a disservice to hardcore fans.

Steve Zipay of New York Newsday has more on CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament including “renting” Jay Bilas and Len Elmore from ESPN.

Columnist Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver says ESPN will be all over the Congressional Steroids Hearings in Washington today.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune writes about Stephen Bardo, the analyst for the Fighting Illini basketball games on radio. He also files reports for WBBM-TV in Chicago as well as writing a diary for two newspapers.

CBS Sports has announced its NFL Preseason Schedule. It’s just two games, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, here’s the Press Release.

More updates as they become available.

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