Saturday Linkage

Time to give you some links today.

Yesterday, John Crowe over at his Crowe’s Nest blog hinted of a change in the Providence sports radio landscape. Today, he’s able to confirm that former WSKO host Scott Cordischi will be back on the airwaves, albeit on a weekly basis, on WPRO, every Saturday starting next week.

David Scott of Scott’s Shots was also able to get confirmation and was told the show will be called, “Scott Cordischi On Sports”. He was able to get this quote from Cordischi: “I am very much looking forward to talking sports with Rhode Islanders and Southern New Englanders once again here in Providence. I have missed talking about things like the Sox, Yankees, the Celts run to a championship, the PC coaching search, the NFL Draft, etc.” Thank you, David for getting the quote.

It’s a good move for Scott, giving him a chance to be back on local radio. It’s not a full-time gig, but it gives him an opportunity to give his opinions again.

Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News says Yankee Stadium will be on full display during the All-Star Game on Fox this Tuesday.

Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette says the Fox Sports announcers have to do a balancing act during the All-Star Game.

Chas Rich over at the AOL Fanhouse blog says it appears that Fox Sports will keep the Bowl Championship Series thanks to its marriage with IMG and add to the fact that IMG is the exclusive negotiator for …. the BCS.

Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that restructuring at KMOV-TV’s sports deparrment is leaving the staff in a precarious position.

The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.

The San Antonio Express-News’ Jerry Garcia talks with legendary local weatherman Jud Ashmore about his memories about the late Dan Cook.

In his Pressbox blog, Chris Pursell of TV Week previews the week ahead and also talks with CBS golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch who will be part of the TNT crew televising the Open Championship in Royal Birkdale next week.

The Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown has a review of the new At Bat widget for the new Apple iPhone 3G. And from Maury’s Biz of Sports site, he looks into the new Turner Sports/Yahoo! Sports partnership.

Joe Favorito has a story about the New Jersey Institute of Technology making a small splash in college basketball by joining …. the Great West Conference. I kid you not.

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton in a story that will be in tomorrow’s New York Times writes that even while ESPN has become a sports behemoth, it still remains loyal to its Bristol, CT home.

Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman says if the reports about a contract extension with ESPN are true, then the WAC has won some much needed TV exposure. Yesterday, Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Advertiser reported a 5 to 7 year contract extension between the two parties.

Alan Strachan of the Vancouver Sun writes about Steve Nash of Phoenix Suns directing a film for ESPN about Canadian legend Terry Fox.

Jeremy Evans of the Tahoe (NV) Daily Tribune says media coverage of the celebrity American Century Championship golf tournament has grown ever since NBC helped to create the event in 1990.

With this week’s announcement that Dan Patrick would be reunited with former ESPN co-hort Keith Olbermann on NBC, Craig Stoda of the Palm Beach Post decided to look at the top sports broadcasting partnerships.

Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog is in New York for the All-Star Game weekend.

That’s going to do it for now. I don’t think I’ll have any more updates today. I will have Videos of the Week, a look at NBC’s coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea tomorrow, so you can look for that. Enjoy your weekend.

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