March Madness , the annual college basketball ritual that leads to the Final Four and national title game, will unfold on a traditional TV schedule, according to Turner Sports and CBS Sports . The broadcast partners confirmed plans for the tournament, which the NCAA said last month it would hold entirely in the state of Indiana (and almost all of it in Indianapolis) as a safety precaution. In 2020, the abrupt cancellation of the tournament as Covid-19 was starting to sweep across the U.S. became one of the grim early milestones of the pandemic. The absence of the tournament was estimated to have cost the NCAA $600 million, and networks and advertisers lost highly valuable live programming. Beginning March 18, all 67 tournament games will be carried by four networks — TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and streamed on the NCAA’s March Madness Live app. CBS will air the two Final Four matchups on Saturday, April 3 and the national championship game on Monday, April 5. … [Read more...] about CBS And Turner Set Broadcast Plans For NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
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SS Rajamouli's next directorial venture RRR is creating a solid buzz amongst the masses. Ever since the makers announced Jr NTR and Ram Charan-starrer's release date (October 13, 2021), fans can't keep calm to witness this magnum opus on the big screen. Right now, the makers are busy distributing its theatrical rights, and recently we got to know a major update about the same. According to the latest update, the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of SS Rajamouli's RRR were sold for Rs 42 crore. Kollywood's famous Lyca Productions has reportedly bagged the theatrical rights of RRR . For the unversed, Lyca is known for producing and distributing big Tamil films like Vada Chennai, Darbar, 2.0 and so on. Talking about its distribution amount, RRR failed to beat Baahubali: The Conclusion , which was sold at Rs 47 crore in Tamil Nadu. But after seeing these figures, we can clearly predict that distributors from the Tamil state have high expectations from … [Read more...] about RRR Fails To Beat Baahubali; Tamil Nadu Theatrical Rights Of SS Rajamouli’s Next Sold For Rs 42 Crore?
ESPN is looking into alleged comments byt college basketball analyst Dan Dakich last week during an argument about monetary compensation — or lack thereof — to collegiate athletes. During the back-and-forth, Dakich went after several academics who disagreed with him, using Twitter and his Indianapolis radio show to do so. Asked whether Dakich would take part in the network’s broadcasts this week, an ESPN spokesperson told USA Today : “We are taking this matter very seriously and are in the process of looking into it.” The row was over Duke star Jalen Johnson. Johnson announced in February that he would skip the remainder of the college basketball season and declare for the 2021 NBA draft. On February 20th Dakich tweeted, “Tell me again how Duke isn’t better without Jalen Johnson.” Related Story Zachary Wohlman Dies: Focus Of ESPN+ Doc 'Why We Fight' & Boxer Known As Kid Yamaka Was 32 Duke lecturing fellow and host of the “End of Sport” podcast Dr. … [Read more...] about ESPN Investigating Alleged Sexist Comments By Basketball Analyst Dan Dakich On Radio Show, Twitter
Rose Rollins, who has appeared in Condor and The Catch, is to star in a drama set in the high-stakes world of women’s basketball for Spectrum Originals and BET. Long Slow Exhale comes from Pam Veasey, co-showrunner of Spectrum’s LA’s Finest, director and executive producer, Anton Cropper, who has helmed episodes of the Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba drama and Black-ish, and LA’s Finest and Chicago P.D. co-exec producer John Dove. Big Little Lies EP Bruna Papandrea and Tell Me Your Secrets EP Casey Haver will executive produce for Made Up Stories. The series follows J.C. Abernathy (Rollins), a successful Head Coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career shattering sexual abuse scandal. Sorting through the secrets to unravel the truth, she is forced to make decisions that will affect her, her family and the young female athletes that depend on her. Related Story Tyler Perry … [Read more...] about Rose Rollins To Star In Women’s Basketball Drama For Spectrum Originals & BET From Pam Veasey, Paramount TV Studios & Made Up Stories
Breaking News The North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team is apologizing for forcing the school to postpone a game after players were caught partying without COVID masks. Here's the deal ... a bunch of UNC players celebrated Saturday night after beating Duke in a 91 to 87 victory -- and video of the after-party was posted on Snapchat, showing at least 2 star players turning up without masks on. Tonight’s Miami at UNC game has been postponed. @dailytarheel released this video of Armando Bacot and Day’Ron Sharpe partying after the Duke win pic.twitter.com/NaBihXI7a9— Carolina Blitz (@KeepBlitzin) February 8, 2021 @KeepBlitzin Obviously, we're still in the middle of a pandemic -- and large, maskless gatherings are strictly prohibited by the team. The UNC vs. Duke rivalry is one of the most celebrated in all of sports -- and after UNC won this year, students flooded the streets of Chapel Hill to turn up. UNC's next opponent -- the Miami Hurricanes -- saw the … [Read more...] about UNC Basketball Players Sorry For Maskless Party that Forced School to Postpone Game