CSN Chicago nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards

CSN Chicago nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards


Chicago, IL (September 28, 2011) Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, garnered eight Emmy Award nominations from the ChicagoMidwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 2010-11 television season. The nominations were announced on September 27 with the awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Sunday, November 6.

We are honored to receive these nominations from our peers in the industry and we feel they are a reflection of the great work performed by our entire staff, said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Note the following Comcast SportsNet Chicago Emmy nominations for the 2010-11 television season:

1) Category 4-g: Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty ReportSeries: HealthScience

Mind and Body: Sarah Lauch, Mike Cappozzo, Todd Williams, Eric Fogle, Don Karulski, Kristina Quinn, Producers; Sarah Kustok, Chuck Garfien, Reporters.

2) Category 5-a: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs News Single StoryFeature

The Snack Bowl: Chuck Garfien, Reporter; Mike Cappozzo, James MacNichol, Producers.

3 & 4) Category 5-d: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Program Series

High School Lites: Joe Collins, Aldo Perri, Brett Fisher, Producers; Luke Stuckmeyer, Gail Fischer, Chuck Garfien, Reporters; Charlie Schumacher, Executive Producer.
SportsNet Central, Live from the United Center: John Schippman, Executive Producer; Mark Schanowski, Pat Boyle, Sarah Kustok, Gail Fischer, Luke Stuckmeyer, Reporters; Charlie Schumacher, Kevin Cross, Senior Executive Producers; Ryan McGuffey, Coordinating Producer; Tim Folke, Jeff Nelson, Joe Collins, Eric Fogle, Brian Skonesey, Jeff Korbitz, Mike Cappozzo, Brett Fisher, Producers; Mark Harper, Technical Producer.

5) Category 5-d: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs One-Time Special

Stanleys Summer Vacation: John Schippman, Charlie Schumacher, Executive Producers; Chris Boden, Reporter; Mike Cappozzo, Brett Fisher, Julie Bruhn, Kristina Quinn, Dan Taksas, Eric Peterson, Sarah Lauch, Producers.
6) Category 5-e: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Sporting EventGame - LiveUnedited ProgramSpecial

Chicago Bulls Basketball on Comcast SportsNet Chicago: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Bob Albrecht, Todd Benjaminson, Producers; James A. Angio, Tamra Anderson, Mark Harper, Co-Producers.

7) Category 11-a: Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage Live

2011 Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leiderman, Producer; Steve Dahl, Host; Jeff Nuich, Associate Producer; Mark Harper, Technical Producer.
8) Category 16-b: Outstanding Achievement for Program Promotion Single SpotCampaign

Fans Best Friend: Kate Hollencamp, Michael Dahl, Jaclene Tetzlaff, Producers.

Gophers tight end Brandon Lingen could miss rest of season with injury


Gophers tight end Brandon Lingen could miss rest of season with injury

Minnesota tight end Brandon Lingen has struggled to stay on the field this season, and now he might be off it for the rest of the year.

Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys wouldn't comment Tuesday on whether Lingen would be done for the year with his latest injury, but he didn't deny it either. Lingen is listed as out for Saturday's game at Illinois.

"I don’t know that for a fact, so I’m not going to comment any more than that," Claeys said, his quotes published by the Star Tribune.

Lingen has played in just one full game this season. The junior missed the season-opener before breaking his clavicle in the second game of the year and sitting out the next three games. He played the entirety of Minnesota's game against Maryland but suffered a foot injury last weekend.

Lingen started a total of 11 games in his first two seasons and last season proved an effective weapon in the passing game with 33 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns. This season, he has three catches for 28 yards.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is college football's highest-paid coach, per USA Today's updated database


Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is college football's highest-paid coach, per USA Today's updated database

The highest-paid coach in college football?

It's no longer Nick Saban.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is the highest-paid college football coach, according to USA Today's salaries list, the always-useful tool which was updated for the 2016 season on Wednesday.

According to the list, Harbaugh will make $9.004 million this year, an increase of $2 million from the last time the list was updated.

Saban, who's led Alabama to four national championships since arriving ahead of the 2007 season, gets paid $6,939,395 this year.

Why is Harbaugh's pay so much higher than the next highest-paid coach? You might remember Harbaugh's renegotiated contract from earlier this season. If you don't, USA Today provided a helpful explanation of that somewhat-confusing deal.

School pay includes two in what are essentially a series of $2 million interest-free loans that Harbaugh will receive. He received the first of these loans on June 3, 2016; he will receive the second only if he remains head coach on Dec. 6, 2016. The compensation actually is in the form of an annual life insurance premium payment by the university, which is entitled to reimbursement from the policy's death benefits.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer came in at No. 3 on the list with his $6.0948 million in 2016. Three other Big Ten coaches ranked in the top 15: Penn State's James Franklin at No. 10 ($4.5 million), Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($4.5 million) and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio ($4.3 million).

The Big Ten has the second highest median coach's salary among the college football conference at $3,540,788. The median SEC coach's salary is significantly higher at $4,172,500.

Here's where all the Big Ten coaches landed on USA Today's list.

1. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan: $9,004,000
3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State: $6,094,800
10. James Franklin, Penn State: $4,500,000
11. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa: $4,500,000
14. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State: $4,300,000
28. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: $3,350,638
42. Mike Riley, Nebraska: $2,800,000
43. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin: $2,706,200
46. DJ Durkin, Maryland: $2,412,000
50. Kevin Wilson, Indiana: $2,320,000
53. Darrell Hazell, Purdue: $2,190,000
57. Chris Ash, Rutgers: $2,000,000
60. Lovie Smith, Illinois: $1,809,179
68. Tracy Claeys, Minnesota: $1,400,000