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NBC Sports Philadelphia announces college basketball schedule

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NBC Sports Philadelphia announces college basketball schedule

NBC Sports Philadelphia announces their 2017-18 NCAA Basketball schedule with 33 games featuring local teams, and CIAA and CAA Championship action. Local action tips off tonight with the Delaware Blue Hens traveling to Richmond to take on the Spiders at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+.
 
Other local teams featured this season include Temple, Saint Joseph's, La Salle, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton.
 
Throughout the year, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+ will air a number of collegiate basketball magazine programs including "Inside Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright," "The Penn State Basketball Story," and "Penn Athletics Winter Preview Special."

NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

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NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2017) — NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at legendary Philadelphia Eagles games through the eyes of the players and coaches who played them. Host Michael Barkann is joined by NFL Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and many of the players and coaches who played major roles in the outcome as they breakdown the games.
 
In addition to the Eagles Classic Games, special editions of "Philly Sports Talk Podcast," will accompany each episode. Ray Didinger will host chat sessions on NBC Sports Philadelphia's Facebook page, with additional videos and articles available on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
 
"These are some of the most iconic Philadelphia Eagles games of all time," said Barkann. "We take a look back through the eyes of the players and coaches, with Ray providing his analysis, having covered many of these games for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NFL Films."
 
"The Body Bag Game" Premieres Wed 10.25 at 10 p.m. 
Interview: Seth Joyner

Buddy Ryan's ferocious defense records three sacks and two defensive touchdowns in a 28-14 home win versus the Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Eagles physically punish Washington all game long as a total of six Redskins players leave the contest to injury – including two quarterbacks. Eagles safety William Frizzell is famously remembered for turning to the Washington bench and asking, "You need any more body bags?"
 
"Ask any Eagles fan their favorite game," said Ray Didinger, "More times than not, they'll say 'the Body Bag Game.'" Played under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, Buddy Ryan's defense, including Reggie White, Jerome Brown and Seth Joyner were unstoppable."
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 8 p.m.
Interviews: Quarterback Ron Jaworski, head coach Dick Vermeil

With the Eagles seemingly headed for defeat against the host NY Giants, cornerback Herman Edwards scoops up a fumbled handoff from Joe Pisarcik to Larry Csonka and races 26 yards for a TD in the final 20 seconds of the play. The win helps propel the Eagles to their first winning season since 1966 and into the playoffs for the first time since 1960.
 
"All of a sudden I see a huge pile of bodies, everyone running towards the end zone, people jumping on the pile, even people standing in the end zone were jumping on the pile," said Dick Vermeil.
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 9 p.m.
Interviews
: Michael Vick, Desean Jackson, Brent Celek, Andy Reid

With 14 seconds remaining and the game knotted at 31, NY Giants punter Matt Dodge boots a line drive to DeSean Jackson who returns it for an electrifying 65-yard, game-winning TD. The punt return fuels the Eagles to victory and caps off a 28-point comeback, which began with the team trailing 31-10 with eight minutes left in the game.
 
"25 years in football, I've never been a part of a game like that," said Celek.
 
2005 NFC Championship Game – Premieres Wed 11.15 at 8 p.m.
Interview
: Brian Dawkins

The Eagles reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1980 season after defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 27-10, in the NFC Championship Game. Two TD passes from quarterback Donovan McNabb key the offense, while the defense clamps down on dynamic Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick. As the clock winds down to 0:00, the Lincoln Financial Field crowd begins chanting, "Super Bowl! Super Bowl!"
 
"Hold on to those memories from that game and that time," said Brian Dawkins. "Because I do, and they are good ones."

Full Eagles Classic Schedule (premieres are bolded):

October 25: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
10 p.m.: Body Bag Game (premiere)

October 26: Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

October 27, 9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 8: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 (premiere)
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 (premiere)

November 10, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2

November 15: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship (premiere)
9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 17, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

November 24, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

December 26, 8 p.m.: Body Bag Game         
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1

December 27, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship game

December 30, 5 p.m.: Body Bag Game
6 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
7 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship

NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

STAMFORD, Conn. -- NBC Sports Regional Networks will align the remainder of its five CSN-branded networks, as well as two TCNs, on Oct. 2. The new names will incorporate “NBC Sports” with each of the networks’ regional designations. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“We’re excited to complete the brand evolution of our remaining RSNs, which will now include the iconic NBC Sports name on all of our networks,” said Preschlack. “This development is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to provide the best, most compelling local sports coverage to our fans across the country.”

The brand evolution will not impact the scheduled games, pre- and post-game shows, and other programming currently available on these networks.

CSN Chicago, CSN Northwest and CSN Philadelphia will combine “NBC Sports” with their current regional designations: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest and NBC Sports Philadelphia. TCN will transition to NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and continue to house separate material produced by NBC Sports Philadelphia.

CSN Mid-Atlantic, TCN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England will also adopt the city names used by their primary team partners, becoming NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and NBC Sports Boston, respectively.

The brand progression of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which began in April with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, will be complete in advance of the 2017-18 NHL and NBA regular seasons. New York-based SNY will retain its name.

In addition to new names, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will feature enhanced logos and graphics. They will continue to feature the NBC Peacock, which was first integrated into the networks’ logos in 2012, the year after the formation of NBC Sports Group.

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and on-air talent have been incorporated on the RSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition to the integration of the NBC Peacock in 2012, “Comcast SportsNet” changed to “CSN” in 2016. Similarly, several NBC Sports Regional Networks collaborate with NBC Owned Television Stations in their respective markets on content and other initiatives.