Great TV ‘Buckblasts’ Begins Broadcaster’s Move to ESPN | Sports columns

Joe Buck was hired in March to be the stage host for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” leaving Fox Sports – which he has worked for since its inception in 1994. But his kick-off with the net wouldn’t come from the lofty Lambeau Field, where the Packers work, or even a modern NFL mansion like Sofi … Read more

Benfried: The National Hockey League Finals finally felt right again, and the Peruby Blues were built for it | Ben Fredrickson

Blues coach Craig Beerup said something funny the other day doubled as a reminder of why the NHL playoffs are finally returning to feeling right. It was after the Blues won Game 4 of this first round series against Wild, which turned out to be a win that propelled the series toward a Game 6 … Read more

Gerdman prepares Lindenwood to move to Division I Basketball | Sports

The excitement Kyle Girdman felt when he became a Division I basketball coach at Lindenwood in February faded almost immediately by the realization that his 19-player roster wouldn’t work. Girdman enjoyed the benefits of an abundance of corpses when the lions were at D-II level. The same goes for the 15 players who have earned … Read more

Nelly, Cole Swindell, Jimmy Allen Among 30 Festival Works Added to NASCAR Cup Weekend Series | Blender

Music, motorsports and technology line up for the new Confluence Festival: Crossroads of Concert & Community, taking place June 3-5 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison. The festival is part of the NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300. The event begins June 2 with the free Ballpark Village Fan Fest, which includes a live … Read more