NBA Eastern Conference Finals Tips Off Tuesday On ESPN

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Miami and Boston will vie for the NBA’s Eastern Conference Championship this year.

The Heat and Celtics will tip-off their championship series at 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on ESPN.  Mike Breen will anchor Tuesday night’s broadcast.  Analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson will provide additional commentary.  The trio will also have the call for the NBA Finals presented by YouTube on ABC.

NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew will precede Game One’s broadcast.  Maria Taylor will anchor the broadcast, which will come live from ESPN’s new rooftop, riverfront stadium in New York City.  Analysts Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams will provide additional commentary.  Williams’ appearance will be remote.

ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski will also provide commentary for the pre-game show.  His appearance will come live from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, FL, the home of the NBA playoffs.

Start time for Game One’s broadcast is subject to change depending on coverage of Game Seven in the Western Conference semi-final matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers.  The game is also scheduled to take place Tuesday.  The Nuggets forced the Game Seven showdown after defeating the Clippers 111-98 Sunday.

Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Championship series will simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and online through the ESPN App.

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ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Season Premiere To Come Live From Wake Forest University

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ESPN’s College GameDay Built By the Home Depot will make its season debut Saturday in North Carolina.

The long-running weekly college football program will broadcast live from the campus of Wake Forest University.  The three-hour show starts at 9 a.m. ET and will air live from Truist Field at WFU.  It marks the first time that the show has ever broadcast from the university.

Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast.  Analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack will provide additional commentary.  Additionally, Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Jen Lada, Pat McAfee, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor, and Gene Wojciechowski will provide insight.

Coverage of Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The game is just one of the matchups on tap for next weekend’s college football schedule.  South Florida will represent the American Athletic Conference as it hosts The Citadel live on ESPN+.  Coverage of the game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.

App State is scheduled to host UNC-Charlotte at noon on ESPN2.  Louisiana is on the road against Iowa State live at noon on ESPN.  The ACC Network will feature UNC Chapel Hill hosting Syracuse.

Before any of these games take place, the ACC Network will feature the Miami Hurricanes hosting the UAB Blazers Sept. 10.  Coverage of that game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.

The latest college football coverage schedule from the ESPN family of networks is noted below.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 10 8 p.m. UAB at Miami ACC Network
Sat, Sep 12 Noon Louisiana at Iowa State ESPN
  Charlotte at Appalachian State ESPN2
  Syracuse at North Carolina ACC Network
  1 p.m. The Citadel at South Florida ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Florida State ABC
  UTSA at Texas State ESPN2
  Campbell at Georgia Southern ESPNU
  4 p.m. Austin Peay at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  7:30 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest ABC
  Tulsa at Oklahoma State ESPN or ESPNU
  Tulane at South Alabama ESPN2
  8 p.m. UTEP at Texas Longhorn Network
  Western Kentucky at Louisville ACC Network
  Houston Baptist at Texas Tech Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Fri, Sep 18 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis ESPN
Sat, Sep 19 Noon Navy at Tulane ABC
  Austin Peay at Cincinnati ESPN
  Louisiana at Georgia State ESPN2
  Liberty at Western Kentucky ESPNU
  Syracuse at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  Boston College at Duke ESPN3
  3 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at UTSA ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ABC
  3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Miami at Louisville ABC
  3:30 p.m. UCF at Georgia Tech ESPN
  Charlotte at North Carolina ESPN3
  4 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern ESPN2
  Troy at Middle Tennessee ESPNU
  The Citadel at Clemson ACC Network
  7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Arkansas State ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi ESPN2
  Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
  8 p.m. Wake Forest at NC State ACC Network
  9 p.m. Abilene Christian at UTEP ESPN3
  TBD Campbell at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Thu, Sep 24 7:30 p.m. UAB at South Alabama ESPN
Sat, Sep 26 Noon Florida at Ole Miss ESPN
  Kentucky at Auburn SEC Network
  4 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. Alabama at Missouri ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina SEC Network
  Vanderbilt at Texas A&M SEC Network Alternate
  10:15 p.m. Troy at BYU ESPN
Sat, Oct 3 Noon South Carolina at Florida ESPN
  Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  4 p.m. Ole Miss at Kentucky SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Auburn at Georgia ESPN
  LSU at Vanderbilt SEC Network
  Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network Alternate
Wed, Oct 7 7:30 p.m. Louisiana at Appalachian State ESPN
Thu, Oct 8 7:30 p.m. Tulane at Houston ESPN
Fri, Oct 9 7 p.m. Louisville at Georgia Tech ESPN
  8 p.m. Campbell at Wake Forest ACC Network
Wed, Oct 14 7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Georgia Southern ESPN
Thu, Oct 15 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at Arkansas State ESPN
Fri, Oct 16 7:30 p.m. SMU at Tulane ESPN2
Sat, Oct 17 Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Kentucky at Tennessee ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi State ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. LSU at Florida ESPN or ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri SEC Network
Thu, Oct 22 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Appalachian State ESPN
Fri, Oct 23 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at South Florida ESPN
Thu, Oct 29 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN
Sat, Oct 31 Noon Kentucky at Missouri SEC Network
  4 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt SEC Network
  7 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network
Thu, Nov 5 7:30 p.m. SMU at Temple ESPN
Fri, Nov 6 7:30 p.m. Miami at NC State ESPN
Sat, Nov 7 4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi State SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas ESPN or SEC Network
  Texas A&M at South Carolina ESPN or SEC Network
Sat, Nov 14 TBD Memphis at Navy TBD
Fri, Nov 20 7:30 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ESPN
Fri, Nov 27 TBD Iowa State at Texas TBD
  TBD Notre Dame at North Carolina TBD
  TBD UCF at South Florida TBD
  TBD Memphis at Tulane TBD
  TBD Louisville at Boston College TBD

As an added bonus for fans, the ESPN networks will carry coverage of championships in the American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, and Sun Belt Conference in December.

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ESPN Networks To Carry UT’s Celebration Of Pat Summit’s Life Live

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Officials with ESPN announced a special programming update today for two of its networks.  The programming is in relation to the upcoming memorial service to pay tribute to legendary basketball coach Pat Summit.

This Thursday the University of Tennessee will hold a memorial service to pay tribute to legendary basketball coach Pat Summit.  The service will be held July 14th at 7pm.  It will be carried live on ESPN2 and the SEC Network.  Coverage of the service will be hosted by ESPN’s Maria Taylor.  Live from Thompson-Boling Arena at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  Ryan McGee, co-host of ESPN Radio’s Marty and McGee, will host ESPN Radio’s coverage of the service live from 7pm to 9pm.

Summit passed away two weeks ago after an ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was originally diagnosed with the disease in 2011.  During her thirty-eight years at The University of Tennessee Summit won 1,098 games and brought the university eight national championships making her the most successful coach in major college basketball history.

More information on Thursday’s coverage of The University of Tennessee’s memorial service is available online along with all of the latest women’s college basketball headlines at:

 

 

 

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ESPN Previews Key Big 12 Showdown This Week On CGD

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ESPN is headed back to Texas this week for its flagship college football broadcast.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will come live this Saturday from the campus of Baylor ahead of Saturday night’s matchup between the Sooners and the undefeated Bears on Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells Fargo. Oklahoma has only one loss on the season so far thus making this one of the biggest of this weekend’s college football showdowns. The game will be live on ABC with kickoff scheduled for 8pm ET. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will broadcast ahead of Saturday’s game from 9m ET until noon. Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast. He will be joined at the des k by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield, and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for additional commentary and reports. Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler will have the call for Saturday night’s game. Reporter Heather Cox will be on hand for additional commentary and news.

Over on the radio side, Doug Kezirian will host ESPN Radio’s broadcast of College GameDay. He will be joined by Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich. Weekly contributors Maria Taylor, Joey Galloway, and Andrea Adelson will be on hand for additional commentary.

Friday on ESPN Samantha Ponder, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack will be on hand for ESPN’s College Football Live. The broadcast will come from the CGD set Friday afternoon at 2pm ET. More information on this weekend’s edition of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

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SEC Network To Feature College Football Tripleheader Saturday

 

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This weekend will be a big one for fans of SEC football.

This weekend, the SEC Network will carry a tripleheader of college football games featuring SEC Teams.  It all starts Saturday morning with SEC Nation live Saturday morning at 10am ET.  Saturday’s broadcast will come live from Victory Village in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Joe Tessitore will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, and reporter Kaylee Hartung for the pre-game broadcast.

The first game on tap for Saturday’s SEC Network tripleheader will see Louisiana-Monroe on the road against Kentucky at high noon.  Dave Neal will have the call from the booth.  He will be joined by Andrew Ware and Laura Rutledge for additional commentary.  That game will be followed by a matchup of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Tennessee at 4pm ET.  Tom Hart will anchor that game’s broadcast.  He will be joined by Matt Stinchcomb and Heather Mitts for more throughout the game.  And rounding out the day’s schedule, the Florida Gators host the LSU Tigers at 7:30pm ET.  Brent Musburger will be live in the booth for that game.  He will be joined by Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor for additional commentary.

More information on Saturday’s schedule and all of the SEC network’s programming is available online at:

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NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball Championship Brackets To Be Revealed On ESPN

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Women’s college basketball fans will find out which teams will make this year’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Division I tournament next week.

ESPN will reveal the complete field for this year’s tournament next Monday, March 17th on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special Presented by Capital One.  The special presentation will air live on ESPN and online via WatchESPN.  Kevin Negandhi will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by veteran analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo in studio for in-depth analysis of the team selections.  The trio will interview Baylor’s Kim Mulkey and Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw as part of the evening’s broadcast.

Also joining the discussion will be espnW.com writer Mechelle Voepel.  She will offer extra insight on ESPNU’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special Extended Coverage Presented by Capital One.  That special will air on ESPNU at 8pm ET.  ESPNU’s extended coverage special will feature an exclusive interview with Carolayne Henry, chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee among a number of interviews included in the broadcast.

ESPNU will follow up its special Monday night broadcast with a special two hour-long edition of College Basketball Live Tuesday, March 18th at 1pm ET.  College Basketball Live: NCAA Women’s Special will follow up Monday night’s bracket announcement with an in-depth analysis of the tournament.  It will also feature live interviews with some of the top names in women’s college basketball.  Beth Mowins and Cara Capuano will co-host the special extended edition of College Basketball Live.  They will be joined by analysts Debbie Antonelli, Maria Taylor and Brooke Weisbrod.

Both ESPN and ESPNU will offer much more for audiences in their respective broadcasts.  More information on each is available online at http://espn.go.com/womens-basketball/ and http://espn.go.com/espnw/.  Along with the extensive coverage offered by ESPN and espnW, cast members from ABC’s hit drama Nashville will add their own touch to the broadcast, too.  Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will open ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special Presented by Capital One live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.  In addition to their opening segment, ESPN will feature Britton’s take on Jason Aldean’s hit song ‘The Only Way I Know’ throughout the selection special’s broadcast.  The song, which featured Luke Bryant and Eric Church, will also be used throughout ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Division I tournament coverage.  Nashville airs Wednesday nights at 10pm ET on ABC.

ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will have full coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship beginning March 22nd.  The networks’ full broadcast schedule is expected to be released soon.  More information on this year’s tournament and coverage is available online at http://espn.go.com/espnW, http://espn.go.com/womens-basketball, and http://www.facebook.com/espnW.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to https://philspicks.wordpress.com.