ESPN To Debut New NFL Mini-Series April 22nd

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

It’s only March.  But as any sports fan knows, it’s always football season.  In keeping with that understanding, ESPN announced this week, that it will debut a new four-week series focused on the top prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft this Spring in anticipation of the upcoming NFL season.

ESPN Draft Academy will debut Tuesday, April 22nd at 10pm ET on ESPN.  The four-week series follows this year’s crop of NFL hopefuls as they prepare for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, their individual Pro Days, and the upcoming NFL Draft.  The mini-series will focus on Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), Marqise Lee (USC), Pierre Desir (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) and Bishop Sankey (University of Washington).  Each episode runs one hour and will follow Jon Grudens QB Camp.

Matthew Volk, ESPN Director of Programming and Acquisitions, explained the premise of the mini-series in speaking with the media.  “Draft Academy follows some of the most talented, talked-about prospects as they train in pursuit of a top spot in the 2014 NFL Draft,” he said.  “The show will give fans an intimate look at these players as they pursue their goals of making it to the NFL.”

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Atlas Genius announces first slate of U.S. tour dates

Aussie rockers, Atlas Genius have officially announced the first slate of dates for its first ever U.S. tour.  The band will kick off its tour in support of its new EP, “Through The Glass” in Columbus, Ohio on August 11th.  Its current slate of dates will also take it across California and into Washington state.

Audiences can keep up with the all of the band’s latest tour dates online at http://www.atlasgenius.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AtlasGenius, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/atlasgenius.  While they wait for the latest tour dates, AG’s fans can also check out the video for the band’s song, ‘Back Seat’ on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeAUf-VeXbE&feature=youtu.be.  Audiences can also check ‘Back Seat’ and another song, ‘Trojans’ at http://soundcloud.com/atlas-genius/atlas-genius-back-seat and http://soundcloud.com/atlas-genius/trojans .

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