‘2017 World Series’ Doc Is An Excellent Companion Piece To The ‘2017 World Series Collector’s Edition’ Set

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The Houston Astros’ run to the 2017 World Series Championship is an historic part of Major League Baseball’s history. When the city that the team calls home was inundated by flood waters from Hurricane Harvey, the team became a beacon of hope for its residents. The team took that mantle and literally ran with it, giving its all from one game to the next, eventually finishing the regular season with 101 wins before advancing steadily but surely through the post season and on to the World Series Championship. Now thanks to Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory, baseball fans nationwide can relive the Astros’ unlikely season, from the devastation of Harvey this summer to the final out of the World Series’ seventh game in the new 2017 World Series documentary. That story is told through the doc’s bonus material and its roughly 90-minute main feature, both of which are key elements of the doc’s presentation. The doc’s availability on DVD, Blu-ray and digital on one platform is also key in that it allows viewers to take in the story in all three platforms through just one setting. Each element is important in its own right to this forthcoming documentary, which is currently set to be released Tuesday, Dec. 5. All things considered, they make this documentary a solid companion piece for the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros.

Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory’s upcoming 2017 World Series documentary is a solid companion piece to the companies’ also soon-to-be-released 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros. That is due in no small part to the story told through the pairing of the doc’s bonus material and its main feature. The main feature, which runs roughly 90 minutes, takes audiences through the entirety of the 2017 World Series, one game at a time, while also acknowledging the motivation that the Astros had to play so hard. It is told through the words of the men who took to the field on both sides of the ball game-by-game and through footage recorded during each game. That footage includes pre-game warmups by both teams. The frank words from the players does plenty to enhance the series’ importance because it lets audiences know firsthand what they must have been feeling in each game. The original broadcast audio from both teams’ radio networks adds even more emotion to the story. While there is some extraneous narration from Morgan Spector, his verbiage is kept to a minimum, making the experience all the more enjoyable. That minimization allows the teams and announcers to tell the story, again making for plenty of enjoyment. That enjoyment more than ensures viewers’ maintained engagement from beginning to end. Of course the story told through the doc’s main feature is only one way in which the story told here proves so solid. The story told through the bonus material also plays into that strength.

The bonus material included in the 2017 World Series documentary includes two short yet impacting segments — “Houston Strong” and “How They Got There” — that tell the story of the Astros’ motivation to play hard for Houston and the impact of that drive. The prior tells the story in short but concise fashion, the story of Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston and of the Astros’ desire to be there for the city’s people. The latter tells the story of how the team’s efforts got it through its highs and even the lows of mid-season injuries, eventually giving way to the acquisition of Justin Verlander and the return to form for the Astros. The whole thing culminates with the Astros’ ALCS win over the Yankees. Given, it’s an extremely brief mention, but is there nonetheless. The bonus “Clenching Moments” and “Regular Season Highlights” reels add to the story told through the two main bonuses, making for even more engagement and entertainment for audiences. When all of this additional bonus material is set alongside the doc’s main feature, the end result is, for all intents and purposes, an in-depth story of how the Astros went from starting over from 2016’s struggles to taking on the mantle of Houston’s guiding light (so to speak) to Major League Baseball Champions. It is a story that every baseball fan will appreciate regardless of team loyalty, and is just one more reason that the doc in whole proves such a solid companion to the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros. The availability of the program on three separate platforms in one single setting puts the finishing touch on the program’s presentation.

Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory have made it possible for audiences to enjoy the 2017 World Series documentary on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms in one single combo pack. That’s nothing new for the companies’ World Series documentaries. What is really great for audiences is that they have made it possible for audiences to enjoy the program on all three platforms in one single setting, rather than forcing them to choose between platforms. The average price point of $22.78 ($23 and change with tax) gives audiences all three platforms in one, allowing them to enjoy the program at home and on the go. For those wanting just one platform, the program is also being made available on standalone DVD at an aver age price point of $20.22. That’s not a bad price point, and is cheaper on the surface than the price point for the 3-platform combo pack. However in a 24/7 digital world, the slightly more expensive combo pack that includes a digital download code makes more sense. Not only that but it also allows audiences to watch the program on any platform or even lend one of the discs to family and/or friends without worry. Keeping that in mind, the availability of this documentary on both multi-platform setting and a single platform setting shows how much thought was put even into this aspect of its presentation. MLB Productions and Shout! Factory are to be commended just as much for this as for the product presented through the program’s central and bonus content. When all of this is considered along with the story told through the noted content, the result is a presentation that is just as enjoyable to take in as the actual World Series and that expertly completes the presentation of this year’s Fall Classic.

MLB Productions and Shout! Factory’s upcoming 2017 World Series documentary program is a solid companion piece for the companies 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros. It takes the presentation in that program and builds on it by giving audiences an even deeper look into the World Series from the mouths of the men who took the field. It also takes audiences through the Astros’ regular and post season with separate highlights reels. Those reels, while short, come together in whole to paint a relatively full picture of Houston’s road to the World Series. The availability of that full story on three platforms in one setting (DVD/BD/digital combo pack) strengthens the program’s presentation even more. Each element is clearly important in its own right to the presentation’s whole. All things considered, they make the 2017 World Series documentary a solid companion piece for the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros and certainly another program that every baseball fan will appreciate regardless of team loyalty. It will be available Dec. 5 and can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

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Shout! Factory, MLB Productions Score Again With The 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros

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The boys of summer are officially done for another year, but as teams take their annual break from the fields, fans nationwide will soon have a new way to pass the time as they count the days to the start of the 2018 season. That is because Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball have partnered to release this season’s seven-game World Series in whole on DVD and Blu-ray in the form of the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros. This collection is everything that baseball fans have come to expect from the sport’s annual World Series collections beginning with the series’ very presentation. This will be discussed shortly. The set’s companion booklet adds to that presentation, and will be discussed later. The set’s bonus American League Championship Series Game 7 is a welcome bonus that rounds out the set’s most important elements. Each element is key in its own way in this collection’s presentation. All things considered, they make this latest World Series Collection another set that baseball fans nationwide will appreciate regardless of team loyalty.

Major League Baseball and Shout! Factory’s forthcoming 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros is a collection that baseball fans nationwide will appreciate regardless of team loyalty. That is due in no small part to the set’s very presentation. Presented in this set is the complete 2017 World Series. All seven games are shown from the top of each inning to the bottom just as they aired on FOX stations nationwide. As an added bonus, audiences can choose how they experience the game’s call not just one way, not two ways, but four ways — the Dodgers’ radio network, Astros’ radio network, Spanish-Language radio broadcast and Fox television broadcast. In giving audiences so many listening options once again, Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball Productions have once more shown great respect for baseball fans everywhere. The edits between innings are clean, making the experience all the more engaging and entertaining. That is because keeping the commercial breaks in the production maintains the feeling of having seen the series live without the wait times from the initial airings. As if all of that is not enough for audiences, each disc once again presents the final score for said game on its art, setting the stage before each game even starts. Shout! Factory and MLB Productions are to be highly commended for paying such close attention to every detail yet again. It shows that MLB Productions has lived up to its reputation once more in this box set. Keeping that in mind, it’s just one way in which MLB Productions has impressed yet again with this set. The companion booklet included in the set adds just as much enjoyment to the set’s presentation.

The companion booklet that is included in the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros gives audiences just as much to appreciate as the presentation of the games themselves. As with every one of the Fall Classic’s past home releases, the 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros‘ companion booklet takes audiences game-by-game through the series. Stats for each team are presented again for each game alongside inning-by-inning scores, trivia about the teams’ (and series’) history, gametime weather, game lengths in terms of time (and innings) and so much more. Some of the key trivia included in the rundown for Game 1 included the revelation that this year’s series marked the first time since the 1970 World Series between the Reds and Orioles that two 100-game-plus teams faced off for MLB’s top title. In the Game 5 info, audiences learn that “the eight go-ahead homers and six game-tying blasts hit in Games 1 through 5 are both records for a Fall Classic of any length.” Between the in-depth, game-specific stats, trivia and other info included in the series’ companion booklet, audiences get a full standalone experience in itself from the booklet. When the games are on, audiences can use the booklet as a program of sorts, following every pitch, hit and out as it happens, making the experience just as good as being at the games, if not better. This dual purpose use makes clear why this set’s booklet is so important to its overall presentation. It is not the last of the set’s most critical elements, either. The set’s bonus American League Championship Series Game 7 presentation rounds out the set’s most important elements.

Just as with each of the World Series’ games, Shout! Factory and MLB Productions present the seventh game of the ALCS in its entirety. The companies did not ignore that game either in the set’s companion booklet. It is outlined in full in its own page in the booklet. Given, the trivia included in the World Series games is not there. The full details on the game are there, though, allowing audiences to follow that game just as easily as the World Series games. Also as with the World Series games, the ALCS Game 7 disc also features its final score on its art, once more setting the stage for the game. Houston won that game 4 – 0 against the Yankees, who at the time of this posting are interviewing Carlos Beltran (a former Yankees player) for its managerial job. When all the positives of this bonus game are set alongside the positives of the set’s 2017 World Series presentation, the whole of the two presentations — and the set’s companion booklet — make this collection overall yet another home run for Shout! Factory, MLB productions and baseball fans alike.

Shout! Factory and MLB Productions upcoming 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros box set is a collection that is a home run for baseball fans nationwide regardless of team loyalty. That is due in part to the full seven-game series presentation of this year’s World Series and the full presentation of the Astros’ ALCS Game 7 matchup against the New York Yankees. The set’s companion booklet adds even more to its presentation because of the breadth of information highlighted in each game. That includes game-specific trivia, box scores and stats. That information, coupled with the complete in-depth broadcasts, makes watching each game (whether on DVD or Blu-ray) just as good as seeing The 2017 World Series in its original broadcast if not better. The 2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros will be available next Tuesday, Dec. 5. It can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s store. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

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ESPN Networks’ College Football Broadcast Schedule Gets Early Start This Week

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The ESPN networks’ college football coverage gets off to an early start this week.

The networks’ week 10 broadcast schedule opens at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2 as Ohio State plays host to Miami (Ohio).  Bowling Green will be on the road against Kent State at the same time on ESPNU.  The broadcasts follow immediately the first of the season’s college football playoffs standings announcement broadcast, which airs at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The ESPN networks’ Week 10 broadcast schedule continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN2 as Bowling Green will face Kent State on the road.  ESPN and ESPNU continue the action Wednesday with three more games on the slate, the first of which – Northern Illinois at Toledo – is scheduled for a 6 p.m. ET start on ESPNU.  Temple will play Navy at 8 p.m. on ESPN while Troy hosts Idaho at 9:15 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

No. 22 Memphis and Tulsa open the networks’ weekend college football broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday on ESPN2 while No. 13 Virginia and No. 9 Miami will headline the networks’ extensive Saturday schedule.  The teams will play live under the lights on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.

This weekend’s action winds down at 10:45 p.m. Saturday as Fresno State hosts BYU on ESPN2.  The ESPN networks’ full Week 10 college football broadcast schedule is noted below.

Please note: AP Rankings were used in this release; however, College Football Playoff rankings will be used starting Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and through the duration of the season

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Tue, Oct 31

8 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio
Mike Corey, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

 

Bowling Green at Kent State

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPNU

Wed, Nov 1

8 p.m.

Central Michigan at Western Michigan
Chris Cotter, Desmond Howard, Quint Kessenich

ESPN2

Thu, Nov 2

6 p.m.

Northern Illinois at Toledo

Mike Couzens, Tom Luginbill

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

Navy at Temple

Dave Flemming, Mike Golic, Mike Golic Jr., Laura Rutledge

ESPN

 

9:15 p.m.

Idaho at Troy

Mark Neely, Jay Walker

ESPNU

Fri, Nov 3

8 p.m.

No. 22 Memphis at Tulsa

Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

Sat, Nov 4

Noon

No. 4 Wisconsin at Indiana

Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ABC

 

No. 16 Auburn at Texas A&M

TV: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Radio: Kevin Winter and Dusty Dvoracek

ESPN & ESPN Radio

 

Florida at Missouri

Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

 

Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

 

UMass at No. 21 Mississippi State

Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

 

Sacred Heart at Bryant

ESPN3

 

Evangel at Avila

ESPN3

 

Valparaiso at Jacksonville

ESPN3

 

California (PA) at Edinboro

ESPN3

 

12:20 p.m.

Syracuse at Florida State

ACC Network Extra

 

1 p.m.

Presbyterian at Monmouth

ESPN3

 

Western Illinois at Illinois State

ESPN3

 

Youngstown State at Indiana State

ESPN3

 

1:30 p.m.

Chattanooga at Wofford

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Western Carolina at The Citadel

ESPN3

 

Missouri State at Southern Illinois

ESPN3

 

South Dakota at Northern Iowa

ESPN3

 

Incarnate Word at Sam Houston State

ESPN3

 

2:30 p.m.

Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Georgia Tech at Virginia

ACC Network Extra

 

Appalachian State at Louisiana-Monroe

Jim Barbar, Watson Brown 

ESPN3

 

Georgia State at Georgia Southern

Matt Stewart, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

 

New Mexico State at Texas State

David Saltzman, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

 

North Dakota State at South Dakota State

ESPN3

 

West Alabama at Valdosta State

ESPN3

 

SE Oklahoma State at Arkansas Tech

ESPN3

 

3:30 p.m.

No. 6 Clemson at No. 20 NC State

Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ABC

 

No. 3 Ohio State at Iowa

Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN

 

No. 14 Iowa State at West Virginia

Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

 

South Florida at Connecticut

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPNU

 

Charlotte at Old Dominion

ESPN3

 

4 p.m.

Ole Miss at Kentucky

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

 

Coastal Carolina at Arkansas

Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones

SEC Network Alternate

 

Cincinnati at Tulane

Shawn Kenney, Wayne Gandy

ESPN3

 

Louisiana at South Alabama

Dave Weekley, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

 

Butler at Stetson

ESPN3

 

5 p.m.

North Alabama at West Florida

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Limestone at Wingate

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Nevada at Boise State
Clay Matvick and Kirk Morrison

ESPNU

 

Grand Valley State at Ashland

ESPN3

 

Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese

ESPN3

 

Central Arkansas at Lamar

ESPN3

 

7:15 p.m.

Texas at No. 10 TCU

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ESPN

 

No. 15 UCF at SMU

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

 

7:30 p.m.

Southern Miss at Tennessee

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

 

8 p.m.

No. 13 Virginia Tech at No. 9 Miami

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

 

10 p.m.

Oregon at No. 12 Washington
Bill Rowsinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN Radio

 

10:30 p.m.

San Diego State at San Jose State

Kevin Brown, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNU

 

10:45 p.m.

No. 23 Arizona at No. 17 USC

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN

 

BYU at Fresno State

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPN2

Please note: Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network games are exclusive

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ESPN Giving Football Fans Their Own Special Halloween Treats

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Football fans will get a special treat of their own throughout the day Tuesday to celebrate Halloween.

ESPN’s NFL Live will present its annual Midseason Awards special at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.  Trey Wingo will host the 90-minute special.  He will be joined by analysts Ryan Clark and Louis Riddick for additional commentary.

Tuesday afternoon’s broadcast will honor the National Football League’s top players, teams, coaches and moments from the first half of the NFL’s 2017 – ’18 season.  The categories featured in the broadcast include:  Defensive and Offensive player of the year, coach of the year, Comeback Player of the year and much more.  The full list of categories and nominees in each is noted below.

2017 NFL Live Midseason Awards nominees:

·        Defensive Player of the Year: Xavier Rhodes (Vikings), Everson Griffen (Vikings), Calais Campbell (Jaguars) and Jalen Ramsey (Jaguars)

·        Offensive Player of the Year (Non-QB): Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Todd Gurley (Rams), Antonio Brown (Steelers) and Leonard Fournette (Jaguars)

·        Coach of the Year: Sean McVay (Rams), Doug Pederson (Eagles), Mike Zimmer (Vikings) and Andy Reid (Chiefs)

·        Most Surprising Team: Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles

·        Sunday Best (game day wardrobe): Antonio Brown (Steelers) vs. Cam Newton (Panthers)

·        Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jourdan Lewis (Cowboys), Marshon Lattimore (Saints), Tre’Davious White (Bills) and TJ Watt (Steelers)

·        Best Offseason Acquisition: Andrew Whitworth (Rams), Brandin Cooks (Patriots), Julius Peppers (Panthers) and Calais Campbell (Jaguars)

·        Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) and DeShaun Watson (Texans)

·        Play of the Year: Kenny Stills catch (Dolphins), Derek Carr’s game-winning pass to Michael Crabtree (Raiders), David Njoku one-handed diving catch (Browns), Cole Beasley catches pass on back (Cowboys)

·        MVP: Carson Wentz (Eagles), Alex Smith (Chiefs), DeShaun Watson (Texans) and Tom Brady (Patriots)

·        Comeback Player of the Year: Derek Carr (Raiders), Rob Gronkowski (Patriots), Keenan Allen (Chargers) and Jaylon Smith (Cowboys)

·        Best Celebration: Duck Duck Goose (Vikings), Playing Baseball (Eagles), Hide and Seek (Steelers) and Bobsled (Packers)

Later in the evening, The College Football Playoff Selection Committee Weekly Rating will air exclusively on ESPN at 7 p.m.  Tuesday night’s broadcast is the committee’s first in-season ranking this season.

The rankings will be broadcast weekly on Tuesday nights right up to the final ranking at noon Dec. 3 on ESPN.  The Dec. 3 broadcast will also include the announcement of the 2017 – ’18 College Football playoffs.

Rece Davis will host each week’s rankings broadcast and will be joined by analysts Paul Finebaum, Joey Galloway, Kirk Herbstreit, Booker McFarland, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack.

Along with the rankings announcement, each week’s broadcast will also include an interview with College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chair Kirby Hocutt, reaction from coaches to the rankings discussion on each announcement.

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Wolverines, Spartans Headline ESPN Networks College Football Week 6 Broadcast Schedule

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The Wolverines and Spartans will go head-to-head live Saturday night under the lights on ABC.

The in-state rivals will headline the ESPN networks’ broadcast schedule for the sixth week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo. Coverage is expected to start at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. It will mark the first time ever that the teams will have faced off under the lights and on prime time.

Michigan State has had the edge on the Spartans’ in the teams’ ongoing rivalry with the Spartans taking seven of the teams’ last nine games.  Michigan comes into Saturday’s matchup undefeated so far this season and has allowed no more than 17 points scored against the team, meaning Saturday’s matchup will be just as big as the teams’ previous showdowns.

While the Wolverines – Spartans matchup is the headliner for this week’s broadcast schedule across the ESPN networks, it is not the networks’ only game on tap.  Arkansas State and Georgia Southern open Week Six tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Millersville takes on East Stroudsburg to open the ESPN networks’ Thursday college football coverage.  Broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.  Alcorn State and Alabama State follow at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU while No. 17 Louisville and No. 24 N.C. State round out the night on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m.

The UConn Huskies play host to the Memphis Tigers to open Friday’s college football coverage on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Morgan State and South Carolina State follow at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.  Boise State and BYU finish off the night at 10:15 on ESPN.

The ESPN networks’ college football coverage continues Saturday with a near daylong schedule that kicks off at noon with Northwestern hosting No. 4 Penn State on ABC, No. 5 Georgia on the road against Vanderbilt on ESPN, No. 2 Clemson hosting Wake Forest on ESPN2, No. 12 Auburn hosting Ole Miss on the SEC Network, East Carolina hosting Temple on ESPN and Graceland on the road against Evangel on ESPN3.

The gridiron action runs late into the night as Southwest Baptist and Truman State are currently scheduled to finish off the weekend’s coverage.  The full broadcast schedule for this weekend’s games is noted below.

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Wed, Oct 4

8 p.m.

Arkansas State at Georgia Southern

Kevin Negandhi, Rocky Boimain

ESPN2

Thu, Oct 5

7 p.m.

Millersville at East Stroudsburg

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

Alcorn State at Alabama State

Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker

ESPNU

8 p.m.

No. 17 Louisville at No. 24 NC State

Dave Flemming, Tim Hasselbeck, Matt Hasselbeck, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

Fri, Oct 6

7 p.m.

Memphis at UConn

Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada

ESPN

7:30 p.m.

Morgan State at South Carolina State

Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPNU

10:15 p.m.

Boise State at BYU

Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN

Sat, Oct 7

Noon

No. 4 Penn State at Northwestern

Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ABC

No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt

Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN

Wake Forest at No. 2 Clemson

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

Ole Miss at No. 12 Auburn

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

Temple at East Carolina

Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Graceland at Evangel

ESPN3

12:20 p.m.

Duke at Virginia

ACC Network Extra

12:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Syracuse

ACC Network Extra

1 p.m.

Georgetown at Princeton

ESPN3

North Dakota State at Indiana State

ESPN3

Davidson at Jacksonville

ESPN3

Brown at Stetson

ESPN3

1:30 p.m.

Samford at VMI

ESPN3

Yale at Dartmouth

ESPN3

Western Carolina at Wofford

ESPN3

2 p.m.

Central Michigan at Ohio

Dave Weekley, John Gregory

ESPN3

Valdosta State at West Georgia

ESPN3

California (PA) at Indiana (PA)

ESPN3

Mercer at The Citadel

ESPN3

Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin

ESPN3

2:30 p.m.

Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)

Jim Barbar, Doug Graber

ESPN3

Kutztown at Bloomsburg

ESPN3

3 p.m.

Florida International at Middle Tennessee

ESPN3

Louisiana-Monroe at Texas State

Shawn Kenney, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Youngstown State at South Dakota

ESPN3

3:30 p.m.

No. 22 Notre Dame at North Carolina

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ABC

No. 13 Miami at Florida State

Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ESPN

Minnesota at Purdue

Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

Kent State at Northern Illinois

Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Ball State at Akron

Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry

ESPN3

Western Michigan at Buffalo

Doug Sherman, Dustin Fox

ESPN3

New Mexico State at Appalachian State

Matt Stewart, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

4 p.m.

Tulsa at Tulane

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley

ESPNU

Arkansas at South Carolina

David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Furman at Chattanooga

ESPN3

Oregon State at No. 14 USC

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN Radio

5 p.m.

Louisiana at Idaho

Joel Meyers, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Western Illinois at Northern Iowa

ESPN3

6 p.m.

UNC-Pembroke at Wingate

ESPN3

6:30 p.m.

Georgia State at Coastal Carolina

Jeff McCarrigher, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

7 p.m.

Southern Illinois at South Dakota State

ESPN3

7:15 p.m.

No. 1 Alabama at Texas A&M

Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

 

No. 16 Virginia Tech at Boston College

Mike Corey, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

7:30 p.m.

No. 7 Michigan State at Michigan

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

Missouri at Kentucky

Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Northwestern State at Nicholls

ESPN3

Fresno State at San Jose State

ESPN3

8 p.m.

No. 25 UCF at Cincinnati

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPNU

10:45 PM

California at No. 6 Washington

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessinich

ESPN

No. 19 San Diego State at UNLV

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison

ESPN2

TBD

Southwest Baptist at Truman State

ESPN3

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NBA TV Announces NBA Preseason Broadcast Schedule For NBA 2017 – ’18 Season

Courtesy: Turner Sports

NBA TV has announced its NBA pre-season broadcast schedule.

The network will broadcast 21 live pre-season games over the course of 13 days beginning Sept. 30 with a matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, California.

Oct. 2 will see the Celtics in action for the first time this pre-season as they take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. The Nuggets and Lakers follow at 10:30 p.m.

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City will make plenty of noise as they lead off day three of the network’s extensive pre-season coverage schedule. Tip-off for that game is scheduled for 8 p.m., which is just the first of a triple-header scheduled for the day. Also scheduled for the evening is a matchup between the Suns and Trailblazers at 10 p.m.  That game will be followed by a matchup of the Warriors and Timberwolves at 1 a.m.

The network’s extensive schedule continues Oct. 4 with yet another triple-header schedule.  The Cavaliers and Hawks lead the night at 7 p.m. The Nuggets and Lakers follow at 10 p.m. and the Warriors and Timberwolves on the NBA China Games 2017presented by Master Kong.

The 76ers and Celtics round out the first five days of NBA TV’s extensive pre-season schedule.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Far more games are on tap for NBA TV’s NBA pre-season schedule.  The network’s full broadcast schedule is noted below.

2017 NBA TV Preseason Schedule (All Times Eastern)

      Date

Time

                    Matchup                                                         City

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

10 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Anaheim

Sunday, Oct. 1

6 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

Miami

10 p.m.

LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors

Honolulu

Monday, Oct. 2

7:30 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Boston

 

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles

Tuesday, Oct. 3

8 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Tulsa

10 p.m.

Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Portland

1 a.m.

Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers

Honolulu

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland

10 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Ontario

2 a.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Shenzen, China

Thursday, Oct. 5

7:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn

10 p.m.

Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Portland

Friday, Oct. 6

7 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia

Saturday, Oct. 7

7 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic

Orlando

Sunday, Oct. 8

7 a.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Shanghai, China

3 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards

Washington, D.C.

Monday, Oct. 9

7:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets at New York Knicks

New York

10 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings

Sacramento

Thursday, Oct. 12

7:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta

10:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers

Los Angeles

 

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

Courtesy: ESPN

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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