CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Opening Ceremonies coverage of 'Sox Fest 2013'

CSN & CSNChicago.com to carry live Opening Ceremonies coverage of 'Sox Fest 2013'

Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 25 at 4:00 PM -- hosted by Chuck Garfien

Garfien to also provide complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on SportsNet Central and WhiteSoxTalk;

CSNChicago.com White Sox Insider Dan Hayes and WhiteSoxTalk blogger J.J. Stankevitz to provide playercoachesfront office interviews, features, live Tweets & more

Chicago, IL (January 22, 2013) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2013 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2013 SoxFest convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 25-27) at the Palmer House Hilton.

On Friday, January 25 beginning at 4:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual conventions opening ceremonies featuring introductions of current and former White Sox playerscoachesfront office executives, plus - live interviews with White Sox players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNets 2013 SoxFest coverage will be hosted by White Sox PrePost Game Live host Chuck Garfien. Former White Sox slugger and current CSN White Sox studio analyst Bill Melton will also join Garfien in the live telecast.

In addition, Garfien will file reports for SportsNet Central (10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and for CSNChicago.coms WhiteSoxTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.coms White Sox Insider Dan Hayes and WhiteSoxTalk blogger J.J. Stankevitz will also provide viewers with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous playerscoachesfront office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more. Fans can follow Hayes SoxFest updates all weekend long via Twitter @DanHayesCSN, along with Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), and StankevitzWhiteSoxTalk (@WhiteSoxTalkCSN).

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: