Recent news involving sports media personalities, including broadcaster Nick Charles‘ ongoing battle with cancer, Reggie Miller calling college basketball for CBS this weekend, and rock group Kings of Leon being featured in promos for the NCAA Tournament.
- Nick Charles: The longtime sports broadcaster, who worked boxing telecasts for Showtime until being diagnosed with cancer in 2009, recently decided against another round of chemotherapy that “offered a small chance to extend his life by a couple of months.” Charles most recently called boxing coverage for Showtime in April of last year. (Sports Illustrated, via Fang’s Bites)
- Reggie Miller: The TNT NBA analyst will call Saturday’s Kentucky/Tennessee college basketball game on CBS, alongside colleague Kevin Harlan. Miller is the second Turner personality to call college basketball for CBS; Steve Kerr worked last week’s BYU/San Diego State game for the network. (CBS Sports)
- Kings of Leon: The rock group will be featured in promos for the upcoming 2011 NCAA Tournament on CBS and Turner Sports. The ad campaign will debut in movie theaters in the form of a full-length music video. Kings of Leon will also perform in Houston during Final Four weekend, as part of ‘The Big Dance Concert Series’. (Turner Sports/CBS Sports)