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Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Feb. 6 Siena-Iona men's hoop game on ESPNU

ESPN and the MAAC announced Thursday that the Feb. 6 men's basketball game between Siena and Iona will be televised by ESPNU. The game, which will be played at Iona's Hynes Center, tips off at 7 p.m. Follow @slapschotts on Twitter. Follow @dgazettesports on Twitter.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

'Slap Schotts' podcast, with CBSSN's Starman, now available

The latest podcast of the "Slap Schotts College Hockey Segment" is now available. The guest was CBS Sports Network hockey analyst Dave Starman. To listen to the podcast, click here. The musical selections for the segment: Foreigner's "Star Rider," Jefferson Starship's "Winds of Change" and The Beatles' "Hello Goodbye.." ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Gingras, Pontarelli could return to Union lineup Friday

The Union men's hockey players may get two players back for Friday's ECAC Hockey game against Cornell at Messa Rink. Dutchmen coach Rick Bennett said junior defenseman Sebastien Gingras and sophomore forward Michael Pontarelli are feeling better and may play against the Big Red. Gingras has been out the last ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Starman the guest on Thursday's 'Slap Schotts'

CBS Sports Network college hockey analyst Dave Starman will be the guest on the "Slap Schotts College Hockey Segment" on Rodger Wyland's "Big Board Sportstalk" at 11:05 a.m. Thursday on FOX Sports 980 (WOFX-AM). We'll talk to Starman about events in college hockey, and we'll get his take in the ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

NBC Sports Group starts boxing series

NBC Sports Group announced Wednesday that it has reached a multiyear agreement to televise the new Premier Boxing Champions. NBC and NBCSN will combine to televise 20 live "PBC on NBC" events. NBC will have five Saturday prime-time shows and six on Saturday afternoons. The other nine shows will be ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Three early-season Yankees games on ESPN

The New York Yankees will be features on three "Sunday Night Baseball" games early in the season, ESPN announced Wednesday. Two of the games will be against the Boston Red Sox. The April 12 game will be at Yankee Stadium. The May 3 matchup is at Fenway Park. The other ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

ESPN gets 18.2 rating for college football title game

ESPN's coverage of Ohio State's 42-20 victory over Oregon in the first College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday averaged 33,395,00 viewers and an 18.2 according to Nielsen, delivering both the largest audience and highest rating in cable television history. The game surpassed both College Football Playoff semifinals on ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Bills' press conference Wednesday on TWCS

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will have live coverage of the Buffalo Bills' news conference introducing Rex Ryan as the team's new head coach at noon Wednesday, it announced Tuesday. Ben Wanger will host our coverage from the TWC SportsChannel studios, joined by analyst Carl Faulk from Thruway SportsTalk, with reporter ...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Shier said leaving Union was 'a personal decision'

I just talked with forward Kevin Shier about his decision to leave the Union hockey program on Sunday. Here are some of his quotes. “It was a personal decision,” the 21-year-old Shier said. “I thought about it for quite a while. I thought long and hard about it. It was ...
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Shier leaves Union hockey team

Freshman forward Kevin Shier has left the Union program, Union coach Rick Bennett announced Monday. Shier had two assists in 13 games for the Dutchmen, the defending NCAA champions. “He decided he wanted to leave the team,” said Bennett, who sounded very upset. “We had our discussion, and he’s gone. ...

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