Indiana University

National Sports Journalism Center

Sports Media News

ESPN reduces broadcaster Ron Franklin’s basketball role; moves Brent Musberger and Bob Knight to “Big Monday”

"After being a part of ‘Big Monday’ since 1992 . . . broadcaster Ron Franklin has been reduced to Wednesday and Saturday night broadcasts," Mel Bracht writes. "Franklin and analyst Fran Fraschilla have been replaced by Brent Musburger and former Indiana/Texas Tech coach Bob Knight on ‘Big Monday.’" Bracht writes that the reduced role should make it easier for Franklin, 67, to follow through with plans to retire ESPN in April. "I can’t tell you how many coaches and athletic directors from around the league have called me to say we don’t agree with this,” Franklin says.

No Responses to “ESPN reduces broadcaster Ron Franklin’s basketball role; moves Brent Musberger and Bob Knight to “Big Monday””


    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Our Voices

    Guest Blogs

    more Guest Blogs »

    The Buzz

    Jan 19, 2015Seahawks delete controversial MLK tweet

    The Seahawks tweeted a picture containing an MLK quote superimposed over a photo of quarterback Russell Wilson, later deleting it. [Deadspin]

    Dec 15, 2014University of Arizona fans petition to ban Bill Walton

    A petition created by University of Arizona basketball fans entitled, “Ban Bill Walton from announcing Arizona basketball games” is close to its goal of 1,000 […]

    Dec 3, 2014Reporter shaves mustache on live TV

    SportsNet reporter Gene Principe shaved off his mustache during a pre-game report Monday night before a game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers [Awful […]

    more of The Buzz »