Giants, Lions Close Out Week 2 In The NFL On ESPN

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The National Football League winds down the second week of its 2017 – ’18 season Monday night on ESPN with an NFC inter-divisional matchup.

The New York Giants (0 – 1 – 0) are scheduled to host the Detroit Lions (1 – 0 – 0) Monday night at Met Life Stadium in Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as the NFL winds down the second week of its 2017 – ’18 season.  The Giants sit third in the NFC East coming into Monday night’s matchup against Detroit, while the Lions currently sit second in the NFC North right behind the Minnesota Vikings, also 1 – 0 – 0 on the season.

Monday night’s game between the NFC inter-divisional foes will be the Giants’ first home game after the season.  The team fell 19 – 3 to Dallas in Dallas in Week 1.  Detroit meanwhile opened its season with a hard-fought 35 – 23 home win against Arizona.

The Giants’ season-opening road loss and the Tiger’s season-opening home win means that both teams will be playing equally hard for a win – the Tigers for their second straight win on the season and the G-Men for their first win of the season in front of a home crowd.

Sean McDonough will have the call for Monday night’s game.  He will be joined in the booth by Jon Gruden for additional commentary. Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines with all of the game’s latest interviews and news.

Suzy Kolber will anchor ESPN’s weekly Monday night pre-game program Monday Night Countdown ahead of kickoff beginning at 6 p.m.  She will be joined by analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young for additional commentary.

Monday’s game will be simulcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes with Alvaro Martin on the call.  He will be joined by Raul Allegre and reporter John Sutcliffe for additional commentary.

Anyone not near a television Monday night can catch all of the night’s action online live via the ESPN app.

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ESPN Announces College Football Week 3 Broadcast Schedule

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ESPN has announced its broadcast schedule for its networks’ coverage for the second week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season.

The second week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season launches Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN with a matchup between New Mexico and Boise State.  The weekend’s schedule continues at 7 p.m. Friday as No. 22 South Florida plays host to Illinois on ESPN.

Saturday’s daylong schedule will be highlighted on television with a showdown between No. 3 Clemson and No. 14 Louisville on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  Coverage is currently scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.  Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will cover Saturday night’s game live from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Along with Saturday night’s game between the Tigers and Cardinals, No. 9 Oklahoma is scheduled to take on Pittsburg at noon Saturday.  No. 10 Wisconsin will face BYU at 3:30 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will precede Saturday’s games beginning at 9 a.m. live on site in Louisville, KY.

Saturday night’s game between the Cardinals and Tigers is the weekend’s feature game due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.  The game was originally scheduled to air at 3:30 p.m., with Miami and Florida State originally scheduled for the 8 p.m. slot.  That game was postponed and re-scheduled for Oct. 7, leading the Louisville – Clemson game to fill Saturday night’s headline matchup.

Also shifted as a result of Hurricane Irma was a matchup between Notre Dame and Boston College.  That game was originally scheduled for noon, but was moved to a 3:30 p.m. start time on ESPN.

Hurricane Irma’s impact also led Saturday’s matchup between Georgia Tech and USF (scheduled for 7:30 p.m on ESPNNEWS) to be canceled.  Other games have also been moved to other networks and times due to the far-reaching effects of Hurricane Irma.  The ESPN networks’ full Week 3 college football broadcast schedule is noted below.

All Games are Saturday, Sept. 16 unless noted

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thu, Sept. 14

8 p.m.

New Mexico at Boise State
Dave Flemming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

Fri, Sept. 15

7 p.m.

Illinois at No. 22 South Florida
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada

ESPN

Massachusetts at Temple
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNU

10:15 p.m.

Arizona at UTEP
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN

Sat, Sept. 16

Noon

No. 25 UCLA at Memphis

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ABC

No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbilll

ESPN

UConn at Virginia
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

Kansas at Ohio
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison

ESPNU

Louisiana at Texas A&M
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Edinboro at West Chester

ESPN3

Peru State at Missouri Valley

ESPN3

12:20 p.m.

Furman at NC State

ACC Network Extra

12:30 p.m.

Baylor at Duke

ACC Network Extra

1:00 p.m.

Grand Valley State at Michigan Tech

ESPN3

Walsh at Jacksonville

ESPN3

The Citadel at East Tennessee State

ESPN3

2:00 p.m.

Central Connecticut State and Youngstown State

ESPN3

3:00 p.m.

North Dakota at South Dakota

ESPN3

Tennessee Tech at Ball State

Jim Barbar, Mark Herrmann

ESPN3

Utah State at Wake Forest

Bill Roth, Christian Ponder

ACC Network Extra

3:30 p.m.

No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carceterra

ABC

Notre Dame at Boston College
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN

North Texas at Iowa
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

SMU at No. 20 TCU
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPNU

Central Michigan at Syracuse

Doug Sherman, Matt Chatham 

ACC Network Extra

4:00 p.m.

Purdue at Missouri
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Mercer at No. 15 Auburn
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen, Gabe Gross

SEC Network Alternate

6:00 p.m.

Colgate at Buffalo
Greg Mescall, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Carson-Newman at Wingate

ESPN3

Dartmouth at Stetson

ESPN3

Villanova at Lafayette

ESPN3

Indian State at Liberty

ESPN3

Tennessee-Martin at Chattanooga

ESPN3

7:00 p.m.

No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN2

Idaho at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

Tulsa at Toledo

ESPN3

Appalachian State at Texas State
Tyler Denning, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

Southern Miss at Louisiana-Monroe
David Saltzman, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Alabama A&M at South Alabama
Matt Stewart, Doug Graber

ESPN3

North Alabama at Valdosta State

ESPN3

Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian

ESPN3

Incarnate World at Stephen F. Austin

ESPN3

Lamar at Northwestern State

ESPN3

Tusculum at Limestone

ESPN3

Monmouth at Albany

ESPN3

Drake at South Dakota State

ESPN3

Jackson State at Grambling State*
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt
Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Kentucky at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

Samford at No. 13 Georgia
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Desmond Purnell

SEC Network Alternate

8:00 p.m.

No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

Rice at Houston
Robert Lee, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Troy at New Mexico State

ESPN3

Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

ESPN3

8:30 p.m.

Texas at No. 4 USC
Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN Radio

10:00 p.m.

San Jose State at Utah
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

Ole Miss at California
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison WIlliams

ESPN

*Airing on-delay at 10 p.m. on ESPNU
Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive

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ESPN To Close 2017 MLB Regular Season Schedule With “Western” Showdown

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ESPN will close out its coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2017 regular season later this month with a modern day “Western” showdown.

The Dodgers and Astros will face off Sept. 24 live in ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell.  Los Angeles currently leads the NL West at 92 – 51, 11 games ahead of the division’s second-place team, the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Houston leads the AL West at 86 – 57, 13 games ahead of the second place Angels.

Neither team has announced its starting lineup for the game, which will be the closer for the teams’ three-game series.  The game is currently scheduled for an 8:05 p.m. start time according to the league’s official website.

Dan Shulman will have the call for the game.  He will be joined in the booth by analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone for additional commentary.  Reporter Buster Olney will have all of the game’s latest news and interviews.

Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will have the game’s call on ESPN Radio.

More information on ESPN’s coverage of the team’s Sept. 24 game is available online now along with all of the latest Major League Baseball headlines at http://www.espn.com/mlb.

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Indians, Orioles Close 3-Game Series Sunday Live On ESPN

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ESPN will feature an American League interdivisional matchup this weekend on Sunday Night Baseball.

The American League Central-leading Cleveland Indians will play host to the Baltimore Orioles (American League East) live at Progressive Field.  Broadcast of Sunday’s game is currently scheduled to start at 8 p.m. with Dan Shulman on the call.

He will be joined in the booth by analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone for additional commentary.  Reporter Buster Olney will be on hand for all of the game’s latest news and interviews.

Sunday night’s broadcast will be preceded by Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet at 7 p.m. ET.  Karl Ravech will anchor the broadcast and will be joined by David Ross and Tim Kurkjian for additional commentary.

Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will have the game’s call on ESPN Radio.  They will also call the second game in the teams’ three-game series Saturday on ESPN Radio.

Trevor Bauer (15 – 8) is expected to get the start for Cleveland Sunday night while  Jeremy Hellickson (8 – 8) is expected to take the mound for Baltimore.

Cleveland is currently looking strong as the regular season nears its end. It was riding a 14-game win streak at last report and was looking for its 15th straight win Thursday night as it played the Chicago White Sox.  It earned its 14th straight win against the White Sox Wednesday night in a 5 – 1 win.

Cleveland’s home record has proven respectable, too at 36 – 29 so far this season.  The Indians have proven to be just as good on the road as at home, too, going 47 – 27 so far this season on the road.

Baltimore currently sits third in the AL East, eight games back from the division-leading Boston Red Sox.  The Orange Birds have struggled this season on the road, going 27 – 39 so far on that record.  The team has done considerably better at home with a 44 – 30 home record so far and will be looking to bounce back in this weekend’s series after falling to the Yankees at home Thursday 9 – 1.

More information on Sunday’s series closer between the Orioles and Indians is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at http://www.espn.com/mlb.

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ESPN Networks Announce College Football Week 2 Broadcast Schedule

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ESPN and its networks have announced their broadcast schedules for the second week of the 2017 – 18 college football season.

The networks have a full slate of games for Week 2 that will be capped off Sept. 9  on ABC by a matchup of No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  No. 3 Clemson will host No. 13 Auburn at 7 p.m. on ESPN the same night.

Saturday night’s schedule is only part of the ESPN networks’ Week 2 college football schedule.  Sam Houston State was on the road Thursday against Prairie View A&M on ESPN.

Memphis and UCF are scheduled to face off Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU as a result of Hurricane Irma.  Over on ESPN2, No. 11 Oklahoma will be on the road against South Alabama beginning at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule starts at 10:30 a.m. ET as South Florida faces UConn on ESPNNEWS due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma.  The Cincinnati Bearcats are scheduled to face No. 8 Michigan live on ABC beginning at noon. Also scheduled for high noon are matchups between North Carolina and No. 17 Louisville on ESPN; Iowa at Iowa State on ESPN2; Northwestern at Duke on ESPNU and a number of other games.

The networks’ full schedule for the weekend is noted below.

ESPN’s Networks Week 2 Schedule as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thur, Sept. 7

7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston State at Prairie View A&M
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPNU

Fri, Sept. 8

6:30 p.m.

Memphis at UCF

ESPNU

8 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State at South Alabama
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

Sat, Sept. 9

10:30 a.m.

No. 21 South Florida at UConn
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNEWS

Noon

Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ABC

No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ESPN

Iowa at Iowa State
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Julia Stewart-Binks

ESPN2

Northwestern at Duke
Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Richard Cross

SEC Network Alternate

Northern Colorado at No. 22 Florida
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen,

SEC Network +

Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 Florida State

ACC Network Extra

12:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Georgia Tech

ACC Network Extra

1 p.m.

Wake Forest at Boston College
Robert Lee, Matt Chatham

ACC Network Extra

3 p.m.

UAB at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Hutson Mason

ESPN3

3:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at No. 4 Penn State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ABC

Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama
Adam Amin, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

Indiana at Virginia
Dave Weekley, John Gregory

ESPNU

San Jose State at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden

Longhorn Network

Howard at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry

ESPN3

Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois
Jordan Bernfield, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Savannah State at Appalachian State
Brock Bowling, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Austin Peay at Miami (Ohio)
Jeff McCarrigher, Bobby Carpenter

ESPN3

Villanova at Temple
Greg Mescall, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

Middle Tennessee at Syracuse
Doug Sherman, Doug Graber

ACC Network Extra

Delaware at Virginia Tech
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ACC Network Extra

4 p.m.

Indiana State vs. No. 25 Tennessee
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Alabama A&M vs. Vanderbilt
Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Desmond Purnell

SEC Network Alternate

Louisiana at Tulsa
David Saltzman, George Wrighster

ESPN3

New Hampshire at Georgia Southern
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

ESPN3

6 p.m.

South Dakota at Bowling Green
Dan Dutowsky, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Alabama State at Troy
Tiffany Greene, Rene Nadeau

ESPN3

Marshall at NC State
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dustin Fox

ACC Network Extra

6:30 p.m.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron
David Wilson, Travis Tannahill

ESPN3

7 p.m.

No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN

South Carolina at Missouri
Anish Shroff, Mike Golic, Jr, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

Nicholls at Texas A&M
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPNU

North Texas at SMU
David Raymond, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Toledo at Nevada
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons

ABC and ESPN Radio

Chattanooga vs. No. 12 LSU
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

8:30 p.m.

No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC
Marc Kestecher, David Norrie

ESPN Radio

9 p.m.

UNLV at Idaho

ESPN3

10:15 p.m.

Utah at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

Boise State at No. 20 Washington State
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN,

Houston at Arizona
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison

ESPNU

 

Due to Irma’s projected path, this weekend’s game between No. 16 Miami and No. 10 Florida State has been canceled. Indiana and Virginia will face off in place of that game.

Louisiana-Monroe and No. 10 Florida State has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been pushed up to a noon start time Saturday as a non-exclusive game on ACC Network Extra.

Northern Colorado and No. 22 Florida has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been moved to noon Saturday and will be streamed exclusively on the SEC Network+.  Along with that move, Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU has been moved from SEC Network Alternate to SEC Network.

The last of the games currently affected by Irma is Saturday’s game between New Hampshire at Georgia Southern.  That game has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time and will be played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.  It will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

More information on the ESPN networks’ College Football Week 2 coverage schedule is available online now along with all of the latest college football news at:

 

 

 

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ESPN Announces Week 1 NFL Broadcast Schedule

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ESPN has announced the broadcast schedule for the opening week of the National Football League’s 2017 – ’18 season.

The network will open Week 1 with Samantha Ponder and Rex Ryan making their debut appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown Sept. 10.  The three-hour program will air at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN and will also feature appearances by analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Taylor.  Also expected to appear for the broadcast will be ESPN Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Sal Paolantonio will have all of the latest pre-game reports on the Eagles-Redskins matchup while Diana Russini is scheduled to report on the Raiders – Titans showdown. ESPN Radio will carry the prior game live Sunday at noon as part of a double header schedule that also includes a live broadcast of the Colts and Rams at 4 p.m.

Jeff Darlington and Dan Graziano will report on matchups between the Jags and Texans and the Steelers and Browns respectively.

Josina Anderson will be on site for the Seahawks and Packers while Jim Trotter will have all of the latest pre-game headlines from the site of the Giants – Cowboys matchup. Graziano’s appearance and that of Russini will be debut appearances for each reporter on Sunday NFL Countdown.

Monday Night Football rounds out ESPN’s Week 1 NFL coverage with a special double header schedule on Sept. 11. The first game on the night will see the Vikings playing host to the Saints in Minneapolis while Denver will host San Diego in the night’s second game.

Sean McDonough will have the call for the night’s lead-off game and will be joined in the booth by Jon Gruden for more commentary.  Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines with all of the latest news and interviews throughout the game.

Beth Mowins will make her MNF debut as she calls the night’s second game, which is set to start at 10:15 p.m. ET.  She will be joined by Ryan for additional commentary.  ESPN Deportes’ Sergio Dipp will be on the sidelines for all of the game’s latest news and interviews.

ESPN2 will carry a Spanish simulcast of MNF while both games will be streamed online via the ESPN app.

Before Monday night’s first kickoff, Suzy Kolber will host a two-hour edition of Monday Night Countdown beginning at 5 p.m. ET.  She will be joined by Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young live from US Bank Stadium for additional commentary.

ESPN NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Louis Riddick will join them live from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, CT.  Features reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck will be in Denver and will present a profile on former Chargers Public Relations Director Bill Johnston.

Johnson made the difficult decision during the offseason to vacate his position with the team so that he could stay in San Diego as his wife battles Huntington’s Disease, which she has battled since 1999.  According to the Mayo Clinic, Huntington’s Disease is a genetic disease that causes brain cells to degenerate over time, causing problems with the patient’s “functional abilities” and “usually results in movement, thinking and psychiatric disorders.”

Along with all of its coverage on television and radio, ESPN Magazine’s brand new 2017 NFL Preview Issue, due to hit newsstands Sept. 8 will have projections for every team in the league.  Fantasy Football Now will have up-to-the-minute reports from every game Sunday, too.

More information on ESPN’s Week 1 NFL coverage is available online along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

 

 

 

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ESPN To Mark College Football’s 150th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration

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ESPN and its family of networks will celebrate college football’s history in a very big way in 2019.

Network officials made the announcement Thursday in a press release that revealed the ESPN networks will spend all of 2019 celebrating what will then be college football’s 150th anniversary.  The release states the networks will spend the year’s first seven and a half months presenting content “examining and celebrating” the sport’s rich history.  It adds the examination and celebration will be done through presentation of the games, traditions, developments and people that shaped the game.

The content provided over the noted time span will be presented on ESPN’s digital, mobile and social outlets.  The next 150 days that follows, which lead up to Jan. 13, 2020, will feature a vast range of stories from college football’s history.  The whole effort will be headed by longtime college athletics administrator and former Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg.

Weiberg said of the effort that he was looking forward to the celebration and being part of the anniversary.

“I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to coordinate a nationwide celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary in 2019,” Weiberg said.  “It’s wonderful to have great partners like ESPN to showcase the rich history and traditions of college football while also putting a spotlight on the opportunities it provides young people to pursue a college degree and to develop the skills needed to succeed in life after football.”

John Skipper, ESPN President shared Wieberg’s anticipation.

“We are extraordinarily proud to celebrate a sport that has such a great influence on numerous generations,” Skipper said.  “Our year-long exploration will showcase college football’s rich history, which is indelibly rooted in the fabric of American culture, and explore the current and future state of the sport.  Fans can expect a comprehensive storytelling approach, presented creatively across the breadth of the ESPN platform.”

Audiences can view a trailer promoting the year-long celebration online now here.

More details about the forthcoming celebration will be announced as they are finalized.  More information on the ESPN networks’ celebration of college football’s birth is available online along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

 

 

 

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