Tag Archives: ESPN

Big East, FOX Sports 1 ratings pick up steam in March

(Editorial Note: This is the first of three installments diving into the TV ratings for FOX Sports 1 and the Big East. To see the full TV data, head over to our Google Spreadsheet, compiled by Andrei Greska using the data from Sports Media Watch.) One of the biggest questions going into the inaugural season […]

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Strotman: What we can learn from the Shaka Smart fiasco

For three hours on Monday, Shaka Smart apparently was the 17th head men’s basketball coach in Marquette history. And from the moment that apparent report surfaced on social media until Thursday evening, when I confirmed a report from Garry Parrish that Smart was no longer considering the job, every moment spent on social media, on my phone […]

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Big East, FOX Sports 1 struggle to gain TV ratings

Going into the  season, one of the biggest questions regarding the Big East was how much of an impact leaving ESPN for FOX Sports would have on the TV ratings. Getting a wide audience is a crucial aspect of maintaining national relevance for a regional league, not to mention a key selling point to potential […]

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Larry Williams Exclusive Part I: FOX, NCAA Tournament crucial to future success

With the excitement of March Madness and the basketball season as a whole coming to an end, it’s now time to look more closely at the “new” adventure Marquette and nine of its closest basketball friends are about to embark on. The new conference, no longer to be referred to as the new Big East, […]

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Do top 25 rankings matter?

It doesn’t matter. It’s pointless. No one cares. From the amount of Twitter dialogue I’ve seen, it seems like there has been a recent, more noticeable, backlash to the in-season basketball polls of late. Writers and fans alike have been more dismissive of results, using a variety of similar phrases as those above. And while […]

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Web Dimes 11/5

To start your week  off right, here’s some of the best #mubb related links from the past few days. Keep checking back for a slate full of content this week as Marquette prepares to climb aboard the USS Yorktown to open the season on Friday. Marquette’s eccentric Williams opens up– JS Online Southwind High basketball standout […]

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