Media notebook: TBS to televise both MLB wild-card games Friday

Format resembles NCAA basketball tournament for one day — one loss and you go home.
by Mel Bracht Published: October 4, 2012

— ESPN Films' 30 for 30 will premiere “9.79*” at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. The film examines the showdown between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in the men's 100-meter final at the 1988 Olympic Games and the steroids scandal that followed.

— The Tulsa football team will make a national appearance at 7 p.m. Thursday when it hosts UTEP on FSN. Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Laura McKeeman, who also called the OU-UTEP game, are the broadcasters.

— ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo has agreed to a multiyear contract extension, prompting a change to the name of the network's afternoon show from “The Scott Van Pelt Show,” to “SVP & Russillo,” noon-3 p.m. weekdays, simulcast noon-2 p.m. ESPNEWS.

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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