Media notebook: Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose join ESPN's 'NBA Countdown'

Jon Barry, Chris Broussard take over other assignments with the network, while Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon will remain on the show.
by Mel Bracht Published: October 18, 2012
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— All three major state colleges will appear on the Fox family of networks Saturday. OSU hosts Iowa State at 11 a.m. on FX (announcers Justin Kutcher, Eric Crouch and reporter Darius Walker). Tulsa is home to Rice at 2:30 p.m. on FSN (Mike Morgan, J.C. Pearson and reporter Laura McKeeman). OU hosts Kansas at 6 p.m. on FSN (Joel Meyers, Brian Baldinger and reporter Jim Knox).

Shawn Clynch, a sports reporter and anchor, is leaving KOKH-25 after nearly six years with the station. Clynch, 29, announced on his Facebook page that he will be joining the KVUE-TV sports team in his hometown of Austin, Texas, in late November.

— ESPN Films' 30 for 30, will premiere “Benji” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The film examines the tragic death in 1985 of Chicago Simeon High School basketball star Ben Wilson, who was murdered before his senior season.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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