ESPN Announces Extensive Broadcast Coverage Schedule For T-Mobile Home Run Derby

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It’s almost time again for Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, and with its return next week is also the return of its heavy hitters showcase in the annual Home Run Derby.  ESPN will carry exclusive coverage of the exhibition competition live, Monday, July 16.

Coverage of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.  Karl Ravech will anchor Monday night’s showcase.  Former World Series Champion and current ESPN analyst Marx Teixeira will join Ravech in the booth for additional commentary.  Jessica Mendoza will be on the field with all of the latest interviews with this year’s field of hitters while reporter Buster Olney will have all of the latest news from the field.

While coverage of the competition starts Monday night, ESPN’s networks will have on-site coverage starting Monday afternoon at 3 ET.  It all starts with a special 90-minute edition of Baseball Tonight, Baseball TonightAll-Star Media Day from 3 – 4:30 on ESPN live from Nationals Park.

Baseball TonightHome Run Derby — Around The Cage follows from 4:30 – 5:30 on ESPN.  The broadcast will include interviews with the competitors.  Adnan Virk will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by David Ross, Tim Kurkjian and Eduardo Perez for additional commentary.

Pardon The Interruption continues the afternoon’s coverage live from Nationals Park from 5:30 – 6.  Over on ESPN2, Chris Rose and Kevin Miller will be have even more coverage on Intentional Talk from 5 – 6.  The anticipation keeps building at 6 p.m. on an hour-long edition of SportsCenter on ESPNwith Keith Olbermann and Karl Ravech co-hosting.

The Home Run Derby Preview Show leads into the “big game” at 7 p.m. on ESPN.  Adnan Virk, David Ross, Tim Kurkjian and Eduardo Perez will have broadcast duties during the hour-long broadcast.

Those who won’t be near a television during the derby can still catch it online as it will be simulcast online via the ESPN App.  Over on ESPNEWS, viewers will get a first-of-its kind broadcast of the derby — a graphics intense broadcast loaded with data from Statcast. Jason Benetti and Eduardo Perez will partner for the broadcast.

ESPN Radio , ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio will also simulcast Monday night’s showdown.  Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will have the call while Marc Kestecher and analyst Tim Kurkjian carry pre-game coverage.

Coverage on ESPN Deportes starts at 7 p.m. with a on-hour edition of SportsCenter.  Ernesto Jerez will anchor the broadcast of the derby itself.  He will be joined by analyst Luis Alfredo Alvarez for additional commentary.  Reporter Guillermo Celis will be on the field for all of the latest interviews and news.

Over on ESPN Deportes Radio, Eduardo Ortega will have the call for Monday night’s matchup of hitters.  He will be joined by analyst Renato Bermudez for additional commentary while reporter Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez will be on the field for all of the latest interviews and news.

More information on the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby is available online now along with all oh the latest Major League Baseball headlines at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com/mlb

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/espn

 

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ESPN Radio Launches New Program

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ESPN has added another new program to its radio broadcast schedule.

Covino and Rich debuted June 30 at noon ET on ESPN Radio. The series first premiered in 2005 on SiriusXM with co-hosts Steve Covino and Rich Davis. With its addition to ESPN Radio’s broadcast schedule, Covino & Rich will air every Saturday and Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. ET.

Along with the duo’s experience in radio, both men also worked together on NBC Sports’ New York station and for SNY.  The pair also has hosted a variety of red carpet events including the MTV VMAs, MTV Movie Awards and Super Bowl and MLB All-Star Week broadcasts on SiriusXM.

Both men have other radio work on their resumes.  Davis previously worked at Z100 WHTZ/New York, WWHT Hot 107.9/Syracuse and WIOQ Q102/Philadelphia.  Covino also works on SirisXM’s Pop2K and Hits 1 channnels.

More information on Covino & Rich is available online now along with the pair’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://covinoandrich.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/covinoandrich

Twitter: http://twitter.com/covinoandrich

 

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ESPN To Offer Extensive Coverage Of 2018 NFL Draft

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The 2018 NFL Draft is less than a week away, and ESPN will have extensive coverage of this year’s draft from beginning to end.

This year’s broadcast of the draft marks the 39th consecutive year that ESPN will cover the draft.  It all begins with dual coverage of Round 1 next Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.  Trey Wingo will anchor ESPN’s broadcast of Round 1.  He will be joined by Draft Analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., ESPN NFL Front OFfice Insider Louis Riddick and ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit in his draft debut.

Also scheduled to appear throughout Round 1’s 32 picks are key contributors Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber.

On ESPN2, Rece Davis will anchor College Football Primetime at the NFL Draft presented by Courtyard.  The broadcast is a college football themed presentation of Round 1.  Joining Davis for the broadcast will be College GameDay‘s Desmond Howard and David Pollack alongside ESPN college football analysts Joey Galloway and Booger McFarland.  Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor will also make appearances on the broadcast.

ESPN will also have reporters embedded with some of the teams throughout Round One.  Josina Anderson will be embedded with the Cleveland Browns while Diana Russini will be in the New York Giants’ camp.  Sal Paolantonio will be with the New York Jets while Jeff Darlington will be with the Buffalo Bills.

Rounds 2 and 3 will be simulcast April 27 on ESPN and ESPN2 while Rounds 4-7 will air April 28 on ABC and and ESPN.  Trey Wingo will anchor broadcast of Rounds 2 – 7.  He will be joined in each broadcast by Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.

The full broadcast schedule for the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft is noted below.

ESPN Programming Originating from the NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas: 

Date

Time (ET)

Show

Network(s)

Thu, Apr 26

6 a.m.

Golic and Wingo

ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*

3 p.m.

NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra

ESPN

5 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot

ESPN

7 p.m.

NFL Draft Countdown presented by ZipRecruiter

ESPN

8 p.m.

2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Round 1)

ESPN, ESPN Radio

8 p.m.

College Football Primetime at The NFL Draft presented by Courtyard (Round 1)

ESPN2

8 p.m.

2018 NFL Draft (Round 1 in Spanish)

ESPN Deportes

Fri, Apr 27

6 a.m.

Golic and Wingo

ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*

3 p.m.

NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra

ESPN

5 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot

ESPN

6 p.m.

NFL Draft Countdown presented by ZipRecruiter

ESPN

7 p.m.

2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 2-3)

ESPN/ESPN2,

ESPN Radio

7 p.m.

2018 NFL Draft (Round 2 in Spanish)

ESPN App

Sat, Apr 28

12 p.m.

2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 4-7)

ESPN, ABC

*Golic and Wingo will also be simulcast on ESPN2 from 6-7 a.m. ET.

 

Along with coverage on television, ESPN will offer coverage online and on the radio for those who won’t be near a television during the draft.  Coverage will stream simulcast on the ESPN App.  Extra bonus content will also be available on ESPN+.

ESPN Radio will carry coverage of Round 1-3 starting April 26 at 7 p.m. ET and April 27 at 6 p.m. with Dari Nowkhah at the helm.  Nowkhah will be joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer and ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian, reporter Ian Fitzsimmons and retied NFL star (and current ESPN new York 98.7  FM host) Chris Canty for additional commentary throughout.  Freddie Coleman will host post-draft coverage both nights at 11:30 p.m.

As if all of that coverage is not enough, ESPN Deportes will carry coverage of Round 1 while Round 2 will be available in Spanish via the ESPN App.  Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega and Miguel Pascal will be on hand for the broadcasts.  They will be joined by Alba Galindo and Keneth Garay will have additional commentary along with reporter Carlos Nava who will report live from inside AT&T Stadium.

ESPN International will carry coverage of the draft in Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, The Pacific Islands, Canada (on TSN), and Africa (on Kwese).  All three days of the draft will air on ESPN International in Mexico and Central America, with the first two days being broadcast entirely in Spanish.

Only the first day of the draft will be carried in Spanish throughout South America, save for Brazil, where the first two days will be broadcast in Portugese. All three days will be broadcast live across the Caribbean and Pacific Rim.

All broadcasts will be simulcast online via broadband players in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.  Viewers in the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking Latin America can stream the draft online via ESPN Play.

More information on the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com/nfl

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NFLonESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESPNNFL

 

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ESPN To Air Special ‘SportsCenter’ Broadcast Tonight To Coincide With NFL Season Schedule Announcement

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The National Football League will announce the schedule for its 2018-’19 season tonight, and in anticipation of the announcement, ESPN will air a special two-hour edition of SportsCenter tonight.

SportsCenter Special2018 NFL Schedule Release will air tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET.  the program will be simulcast live on the ESPN App.  Trey Wingo will anchor tonight’s broadcast, and will be joined by analyst Darren Woodson and ESPN NFL Insiders Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter for additional commentary.

Due to tonight’s special broadcast, SportsCenter SpecialMel & Todd’s Mock Draft has been moved from its original time slot tonight to 6:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.  Wendi Nix will anchor that broadcast.  Riddick and Schefter will both appear during the broadcast, too.

Just last week, ESPN announced its 2018-’19 NFL pre-season broadcast schedule, which begins the New York Jets on the road against the Washington Redskins August 16 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.  It will also broadcast the Ravens at the Colts August 20 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.  Both games will be simulcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

ESPN’s 2018 MNF Preseason Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network(s)

Thu, Aug. 16

8 p.m.

New York Jets at Washington Redskins

ESPN, ESPN Deportes

Mon, Aug. 20

8 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts

ESPN, ESPN Deportes

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

 

Website: http://www.espn.com/nfl

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NFLonESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESPNNFL

 

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ESPN Announces 2018 NCAA Frozen Four Broadcast Schedule

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College basketball’s championship has officially been awarded and the season has come to an end once again.  Now with its finale has come and gone, it’s college hockey’s turn.

The NCAA’s Frozen Four has officially been set, and two of the teams in this year’s Frozen Four are some familiar names — Michigan and Notre Dame.  The other two teams that round out this year’s semifinal round are Minnesota Duluth and Ohio State.

Semifinal coverage starts on the ESPN networks starts this Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 as the Bulldogs take on the Buckeyes vie for one of the two spots in this year’s college hockey championship. The other pairing hits the ice later that night at 9:30 ET on ESPN2.

The winners of those two semifinal matchups will take to the ice for the NCAA college hockey championship Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.  John Buccigross, barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich will have the call for the sixth consecutive year at this year’s championship countdown.

2018 marks the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs have made an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four.  Minnesota Duluth made it all the way to the championship round last season.  For the Buckeyes, this year is the first year since 1998 that the team has been part of the Frozen Four.

Notre Dame is a hands on favorite to win this year’s tournament, having already made it into the Frozen Four last year and into the overall college hockey championship over the past two years straight.  The Fighting Irish also won the Big Ten regular season championship and the conference tournament, leading to a #2 overall seeding for the college hockey championship tournament.

Michigan is making its 25th appearance in the Frozen Four this year, but its first since 2011.  The school already has nine college hickey national championships to its credit, but hasn’t actually won the title since 1998, giving the Wolverines plenty to play for this year.

More information on this year’ NCAA Frozen Four championship coverage is available online now along with all of the latest college hockey news at:

 

Website: http://www.uscho.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialUSCHO

Twitter: http://twitter.com/USCHO

 

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ESPN Adds Championship Manager To Its ‘Baseball Tonight’ Broadcast Team

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ESPN has added another big name to its Baseball Tonight broadcast team.

The network announced Friday that it has inked a deal with World Series Champion manager John Farrell to join its team.  Farrell, who currently serves as an adviser for the Cincinnati Reds, led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series Championship in 2013.

Farrell is currently scheduled to make his Baseball Tonight debut next Wednesday, March 29 at midnight on ESPN2.  From there, he will join the Baseball Tonight broadcast team each week throughout the 2018 Major League Baseball season ahead of each Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

Farrell said of his new deal that he was looking forward to getting started.

“I’m excited to join ESPN and contribute to its Major League Baseball coverage,” Ferrell said.

Seth Markman, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer, said he was happy to have Ferrell added to the network.

“John is a World Series Champion who brings a wealth of knowledge, plus the always-valuable manager’s perspective,” Markman said.

Along with his debut broadcast, he will appear again March 29 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

More information on Ferrell’s addition to ESPN’s broadcast ranks is available online now along with all of the latest ESPN news at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/espn

 

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ESPN Inks New Extension With Sun Belt Conference

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ESPN has inked a new deal with the Sunbelt Conference.

The new deal takes the partnership between the worldwide leader in sports and the conference through the 20207-’28 season.  The groups’ current contract was set to expire at the end of the 2019-’20 season, extending that deal out an additional eight seasons.

The new agreement makes ESPN the exclusive broadcast partner of the Sunbelt Conference, giving coverage to more than 500 conference-controlled events across the conference’s 18 sports on the ESPN television networks and on ESPN+.  Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions said the new deal was a boon both for ESPN and for the Sunbelt Conference.

“ESPN has a long, mutually beneficial relationship with the Sun Belt, dating back to our foundational years,” Magnus said.  “We are thrilled to take that relationship to a new level via this new innovative and exclusive extension, while also deepening our commitment to serving college sports fans.  More Sun Belt events and content than ever will now be available to fans however they choose to consume them in a more personalized and targeted manner.”

Karl Benson, Sun Belt Conference Commissioner, agreed.

“The continuation of our agreement with ESPN marks one of the most historic announcements since the Sun Belt’s founding in 1976,” Benson said.  “This is truly an ‘all in’ collaboration with ESPN, the Sun Belt, and our member institutions, and the volume of accessibility of our games will have a profound impact on the future of the Sun Belt.  We have enjoyed a long relationship with ESPN since its founding in 1979, and we look forward to being featured on its newest platform, ESPN+, which promises to revolutionize how fans of the Sun Belt and of all college sports watch their favorite teams in action.”

More information on ESPN’s new contract extension with the Sun Belt Conference is available online now along with all of the network’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/espn

 

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