Friday, May 31, 2013

FDNY FUN CITY BOWL COMING TO FOX SPORTS 1

The annual Fun City Bowl, putting New York's Finest (Police) against New York's Bravest (Fire) in an annual football game has become a celebrated tradition in the New York area. This year the event will be held on Sunday, June 2, and Fox Sports will be covering the game from all angles with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Tony Siragusa on the call. The game won't be covered live, but it will air as part of the Fox Sports 1 launch in August. Below is a Press Release outlining the details.

NYPD – FDNY FUN CITY BOWL COMING TO FOX SPORTS 1

Gridiron Game Pitting Finest vs. Bravest Airs in February During Run-Up to Super Bowl XLVIII

Buck, Aikman and Siragusa Call Sunday’s Game at Hofstra University

New York –
The Fun City Bowl is the annual football game between the New York City Police
and Fire departments, and FOX Sports is providing unprecedented NFL-quality coverage to this year’s clash of heroes.

Lead NFL on FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman call the action,
with Tony Siragusa patrolling the sidelines when the NYPD Finest and FDNY Bravest square-off on Sunday, June 2, at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, NY. The game is being produced by an NFL on FOX crew, and this marks the first time the contest
between the Finest and Bravest is earmarked for national television. Condensed coverage of
the game airs on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network launching August 17, as a
companion to the FOX Sports Originals documentary BEING: THE FINEST. Specific dates and air times are to be announced.

BEING: THE FINEST is a documentary special that examines how the NYPD football team’s
love of the game is measured through the players’ demanding work and home lives. The
documentary also pays tribute to Officer Joe Pritchard, a member of the team who was killed in
a car accident shortly before the 2013 season began. The Finest have retired Pritchard’s No. 1
jersey and carry it with them to practices and games. The team has dedicated this season to
him.

The NYPD Finest and FDNY Bravest have faced each other on the gridiron every year since
1973. The Finest lead the all-time series, 26-14, but the Bravest have won the last two
meetings. Since 2005, the series is tied, 4-4. The semi-professional teams play in the National
Public Safety League and are both non-profit organizations.

About FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FSMG also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com, FOXSportsNext.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network and FOX Sports Skybox restaurants.

About NYPD Finest Football
The NYPD Finest Football team is a registered not for profit that is comprised of active duty New York City police officers who play football while off duty and raise funds for charity. To date, Finest Football has raised half a million dollars for local and national charities. Some of the organizations the team supports through contributions and projects are; the Wounded Warrior Project, the Make a Wish Foundation, NYPD Widow and Children’s Fund and the Ronald McDonald House NYC. Players and staff also visit New York City area hospitals delivering mini footballs and coloring books to young patients. In October 2001, at the invitation of the Walt Disney Corporation, the team conducted a stay-in school football clinic for 120 children-at-risk as part of “Disney’s Global Celebration of Children.” On June 19, 2002 the team was presented with the “Community Partner of the Year” award by the Walt Disney Corporations’ Disney VoluntEARS Program.
www.NYPDFinestFootball.org


About FDNY Bravest Football
The members of the FDNY Bravest Football Club are New York City firefighters who play football to help raise money for various charities. These charities include the UFA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, the UFA Thomas R. Elsasser Fund, the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. Players practice and play on their own time to raise money for charity each year. Since the team was formed in 1973 the Bravest Football Club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for its charities. Each year members of the team also visit Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to provide support to our wounded veterans. The Bravest Football Club, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. For more information visit the Bravest Football Club website at
www.BravestFootball.com.
-- FSMG --

Thursday, May 30, 2013

2013 Week 14 MLS TV Schedule (June 1- 2)

9 exciting Major League Soccer games are headed your way for Week 14, and here at Eye on Sky and Air Sports I want to make it easier to find them. As a result, here is the first listing of your Week 14 MLS TV Schedule.

Saturday, June 1
6 PM- Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC (Comcast Network/ TSN 2

7 PM- Vancouver Whitecaps FC at New York Red Bulls (SNET Pacific/ MSG)

7:30 PM- Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew (Comcast Houston+ & KTBU/ FS Ohio)

8:30 PM- Montreal Impact at Sporting KC (TVA Sports/ KSMO

9 PM- FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids (TWC Texas/ Altitude

9:30 PM- San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake (Comcast California/ KTVA

10:30 PM- Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA (KONG/ KOMO-DT2 [Esp.])

Sunday, June 2
4 PM- Los Angeles Galaxy at New England Revolution (NBC Sports Network

5 PM- DC United at Chicago Fire (UniMas [Esp.]/ Comcast DC/ WPWR

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Auto Sports on FOX and FUEL June 1-2

FOX is advertising the racing season finale for FOX Sports and the first ever broadcast of X-Fighters Freestyle Motocross from Japan as the big race highlights of the weekend. Below is the press release from FOX. 

2013 NASCAR ON FOX SEASON FINALE THIS SUNDAY – The NASCAR on FOX team signs off on its 2013 coverage on Sunday, June 2 (12:30 PM ET) with NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Dover, DE.

Host Chris Myers welcomes viewers inside the friendly confines of the Hollywood Hotel to cover 
NASCAR’s most recent news and happenings with analysis from Michael Waltrip and Darrell Waltrip. 
This week’s prerace sets the scene for the second half of the Sprint Cup season. Once the green flag 
drops, race announcer Mike Joy is alongside analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds to call all 
the exciting action while Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum patrol the pits for reports on 
teams and pit stops. FOX Sports’ Jeff Hammond serves as the network’s roving analyst, taking fans 
from the garages to pit road and everywhere in between at Dover International Speedway. 

For instant updates during the week from the entire NASCAR on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at 
http://twitter.com/NASCARONFOX, on Instagram at http://instagram.com/foxsports or on GetGlue at 
http://getglue.com/tv_shows/nascar_on_fox. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports 
content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports. 

MCREYNOLDS: WATCH OUT FOR KURT BUSCH — Following yet another impressive performance 
this past weekend in Charlotte by driver Kurt Busch, NASCAR on FOX analyst Larry McReynolds
believes this is the former champion's best shot in recent years to make the 2013 Chase. "Busch and 
crew chief Todd Berrier and the entire Furniture Row team continue to amaze and impress week after 
week," said McReynolds. "Kurt started on the outside of the front row in Charlotte, and ran in the top five 
almost all night." McReynolds was quick to point out how Busch's battery dying during the red flag 
stoppage of Sunday’s race didn't stop his team. "They were able to get the battery changed and still 
fought back to a third-place finish, which is nothing short of amazing. This is a team that can make its 
way into the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup." 

For more from McReynolds, click here: http://on-msn.com/12Pv59c

NASCAR REVS UP SUPPORT FOR AUTISM SPEAKS WITH CELEBRITY-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT 

The Drive for Autism Celebrity-Am Golf Outing tees off on Thursday, May 29, at DuPont Country Club in 
Wilmington, DE, as part of the events surrounding the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. The 
tournament is chaired by NASCAR on FOX director Artie Kempner, with several NASCAR on FOX 
personalities in attendance. On Sunday, Dover International Speedway, NASCAR, FedEx and the 
national advocacy organization Autism Speaks partner to create an autism-friendly NASCAR race 
experience for families. Families impacted by autism can attend the “Autism Speaks Day at the Races,” 
which features pre-race presentations by advocates and experts. During the race, a dedicated quiet zone 
in the grandstand allows parents to bring their children to a sensory-friendly place to get away from the 
crowd and noise and take in the action. 

X-FIGHTERS FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS TOUR HITS JAPAN FOR FIRST TIME – The Red Bull XFighters 2013 World Tour heads to Japan for the first time ever when the world’s best freestyle 
motocross (FMX) riders perform in Osaka at the fourth stop of this year's thrilling six-round championship 
battle. FUEL TV telecasts the contest live on Saturday, June 1 (6:30 AM ET). Japan’s own Taka 
Higashino is one to watch after taking third at the last round in Glen Helen, CA. However, France’s 
Thomas Pag├Ęs, the winner of the season opener in Mexico City, is leading the tour standings following 
his second-place finish in Glen Helen. Dubai winner Dany Torres of Spain (210 points) and Glen Helen 
victor Rob Adelberg (210 points) are close behind. Another rider to watch is defending champion Levi 
Sherwood of New Zealand (145 points), who remains in the thick of the battle.

NEW TRACK TESTS RACERS ON LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS – For the first time in 15 years, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship makes a stop in the Southeast for the 
inaugural running of the Built Ford Tough Tennessee National at the historic Muddy Creek Raceway in 
Blountville, TN. The third stop of the tour takes live on FUEL TV Saturday, June 1 (3:00 PM ET) when 
the network telecasts the second motos. Ryan Villopoto has started the 2013 season perfectly, winning 
all four 450 Class motos through the first two rounds of competition. Sitting second overall in the 
championship standings, reigning champion Ryan Dungey is all too familiar with the runner-up position 
early in the season. After James Stewart swept the first four motos of 2012, it wasn't until round three 
that Dungey began a win streak that lasted ten motos. Dungey has been in lead contention all season 
long, and the Minnesota native looks to secure his first win at an all-new venue that has the potential to 
deliver an even playing field for everyone.

Catch Cricket on ESPN3 May 30- June 4

I'm not going to try and comment on something I've never been able to watch, but if you enjoy Cricket or are interested in learning more of the sport, you can catch it on ESPN3 this weekend. 
Cricket on ESPN3 and ESPN Play: ICC Champions Trophy Warm-Up Matches Through June 4th


ESPN is gearing up for the highly anticipated ICC Champions Trophy and fans will get a taste of what’s to come with four warm-up matches beginning Thursday, May 30,  on ESPN3 in the U.S. and ESPN Play in the Caribbean and Latin America regions. The tournament – second only to the ICC Cricket World Cup – features the eight highest-ranked ODI teams competing from this year’s host country, England.   

DateTime (ET)MatchVenue
Thu, May 307:45 a.m.Pakistan vs. Sri LankaEdgbaston, Birmingham
Sat, Jun 15:15 a.m.India vs. Sri LankaEdgbaston, Birmingham
Mon, Jun 35:15 a.m.Pakistan vs. South AfricaKennington Oval, London
Tue, Jun 45:15 a.m.Australia vs. IndiaSophia Gardens, Cardiff
Australia is looking for a three-peat heading into this year’s tournament, against a strong field of national teams, including the local favorite England, and previous winners the West Indies, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa.  
In-depth coverage of the ICC Champions Trophy from ESPNcricinfo will be accessible to fans before, during and after the tournament across online and mobile platforms worldwide.  
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pac-12 Conference outlines all Pac-12 TV games first 3 weeks

In addition to teh ESPN release shared earlier, the Pac-12 Conference has issued their own release outlining not only the ESPN games, but including Pac-12 Networks, Fox Sports, and Fox Sports 1. Thanks go to our friends at Fangs Bites for the info. Here is the Pac-12 release. 

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PAC-12 EARLY FOOTBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

ALL 80 HOME GAMES TO BE TELEVISED

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–The Pac-12 Networks, along with Pac-12 Conference television partners ESPN and FOX will provide complete coverage of the entire Pac-12 home football schedule during the 2013 season. The Pac-12 Networks will air 35 Pac-12 home games, while ESPN and FOX will combine to televise 45 games from Pac-12 sites, including the Pac-12 Championship Game.
FOX will kick off the 2013 Pac-12 season with three telecasts during the opening week of the season, starting Thursday, August 29, with Utah State at UTAH on FOX Sports 1, which marks the first college football game to be aired on FOX’s new, national, multi-sport network.
Pac-12 Networks begins its second season in covering the Pac-12 Conference and will air the Northern Arizona at ARIZONA game on Friday, August 30 as one of its 750 live events to be aired by the Networks during the 2013-14 year. Pac-12 Networks will air 13 of the 22 Pac-12 home football games during the first three weeks of the season, and also has announced it will televise CALIFORNIA at OREGON in week five and OREGON at COLORADO in week six.
ESPN will carry its first Pac-12 game of the season on Saturday, August 31, when ESPN2 will air Northwestern at CALIFORNIA. ESPN or ABC will culminate the 2013 Pac-12 season when it carries the Pac-12 Championship Game on Saturday, December 7.
“Today’s announcement assures Pac-12 fans will once again enjoy the best television coverage of their favorite teams,” said Commissioner Larry Scott. “Through Pac-12 Networks, and our partners ESPN and FOX, all 80 Pac-12 home games will be available to passionate Pac-12 fans all across the country.”
The television arrangement with ESPN and FOX calls for Pac-12 football to receive full national distribution of each game. ESPN will televise on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ABC, while FOX will air its games on FOX or FOX Sports 1.
While television selections for the first three weeks of the 2013 season have been made, as well as all Thursday and Friday games throughout the season, all remaining television game selections and start times, starting with week four (Saturday, September 21) and running through the final week of the regular season (Saturday, November 30) will be made 12- or six-days in advance.
Additional non-conference road games will be televised as part of other conference or institution television packages. Those conferences and institutions will release their 2013 television schedule in the coming weeks. In all, every Pac-12 football game is expected to be televised this season.
Following is the television schedule for the 2013 Pac-12 football season…
Day/DateGameTime (PT/ET)TV
Thurs., Aug 29USC at Hawai’i8 pm PT/11 pm ETCBS Sports Net

Utah State at UTAH5 pm PT/8 pm ETFOX Sports 1




Fri., Aug 30Northern Arizona at ARIZONA7 pm PT/10 pm ETPac-12 Networks




Sat., Aug 31Nicholls State at OREGON1 pm PT/4 pm ETFOX Sports 1

Eastern Washington at OREGON STATE3 pm PT/6 pm ETPac-12 Networks

Boise State at WASHINGTON7 pm PT/10 pm ETFOX Sports 1

Nevada at UCLA7 pm PT/10 pm ETPac-12 Networks

Northwestern at CALIFORNIA7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETESPN2

WASHINGTON STATE at Auburn





Sun., Sept. 1Colorado State vs. COLORADO (1)3 pm PT/6 pm ETCBS Sports Net




Thurs., Sept. 5Sacramento State at ARIZONA STATE7 pm PT/10 pm ETPac-12 Networks




Sat., Sept. 7Weber State at UTAH11 am PT/2 pm ETPac-12 Networks

OREGON at Virginia12:30 pm PT/3:30 pm ETABC/ESPN2

Portland State at CALIFORNIA2 pm PT/5 pm ETPac-12 Networks

Central Arkansas at COLORADO5 pm PT/8 pm ETPac-12 Networks

Hawai’i at OREGON STATE5 pm PT/8 pm ETPac-12 Networks

ARIZONA at UNLV7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETCBS Sports Net

WASHINGTON STATE at USC7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETFOX Sports 1

San Jose State at STANFORD8 pm PT/11 pm ETPac-12 Networks




Sat., Sept. 14STANFORD at Army9 am PT/12 noon ETCBS Sports Net

Fresno State at COLORADO11 am PT/2 pm ETPac-12 Networks

Tennessee at OREGON12:30 pm PT/3:30 pm ETABC, ESPN or ESPN2

WASHINGTON vs. Illinois (2)3 pm PT/6 pm ETBig Ten Network

Ohio State at CALIFORNIA4 pm PT/7 pm ETFOX

OREGON STATE at UTAH7 pm PT/10 pm ETFOX Sports 1

Wisconsin at ARIZONA STATE7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETESPN or ESPN2

UTSA at ARIZONATBDPac-12 Networks

Boston College at USCTBDPac-12 Networks

Southern Utah at WASHINGTON STATETBDPac-12 Networks

UCLA at Nebraska





Sat., Sept. 21ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD


Utah State at USC


New Mexico State at UCLA


UTAH at BYU


OREGON STATE at San Diego State4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ETCBS Sports Net

Idaho State at WASHINGTON


Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE





Sat., Sept. 28ARIZONA at WASHINGTON


USC at ARIZONA STATE


COLORADO at OREGON STATE


CALIFORNIA at OREGONTBDPac-12 Networks

STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE (3)





Thurs., Oct. 3UCLA at UTAH7 pm PT/10 pm ETFOX Sports 1




Sat., Oct. 5ARIZONA STATE vs. Notre Dame (4)4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ETNBC

OREGON at COLORADOTBDPac-12 Networks

WASHINGTON at STANFORD


WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA





Thurs., Oct. 10ARIZONA at USC7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETFOX Sports 1




Sat., Oct. 12COLORADO at ARIZONA STATE


CALIFORNIA at UCLA


STANFORD at UTAH


OREGON at WASHINGTON


OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE





Sat., Oct. 19UTAH at ARIZONA


WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE


USC at Notre Dame4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ETNBC

UCLA at STANFORD


WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON


OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA





Sat., Oct. 26ARIZONA at COLORADO


UTAH at USC


UCLA at OREGON


STANFORD at OREGON STATE


CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON





Thurs., Oct. 31ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm ETESPN




Fri., Nov. 1USC at OREGON STATE6 pm PT/9 pm ETESPN2




Sat., Nov. 2ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA


COLORADO at UCLA





Thurs., Nov. 7OREGON at STANFORD6 pm PT/9 pm ETESPN




Sat., Nov. 9UCLA at ARIZONA


ARIZONA STATE at UTAH


USC at CALIFORNIA


COLORADO at WASHINGTON





Fri., Nov. 15WASHINGTON at UCLA6 pm PT/9 pm ETESPN2




Sat., Nov. 16WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA


OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE


STANFORD at USC


CALIFORNIA at COLORADO


UTAH at OREGON





Sat., Nov. 23OREGON at ARIZONA


ARIZONA STATE at UCLA


USC at COLORADO


UTAH at WASHINGTON STATE


WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE


CALIFORNIA at STANFORD





Fri., Nov. 29WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON12:30 pm PT/3:30 pm ETFOX

OREGON STATE at OREGON4 pm PT/7 pm ETFOX Sports 1




Sat., Nov. 30ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE


UCLA at USC


COLORADO at UTAH


Notre Dame at STANFORDTBDFOX or FOX Sports 1




Sat., Dec. 7Pac-12 Championship Game4:45 pm or 5 pm PTESPN or ABC

Games in italics have been selected to be televised as a part of other conference/institution television packages.

Neutral Sites
(1)Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
(2)Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
(3)CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
(4)Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
For additional information on Pac-12 football, check out Pac-12.com.