Sunday MLB on TBS to Televise Derek Jeter’s Final Regular Season Game September 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS’ Yankees/Red Sox Telecast to be Seen Nationally

MLB on TBS Pregame Studio Show Previews the Action at 1 p.m.

Sunday MLB on TBS will feature the final game of New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter’s storied career when the Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox on September 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The nationally televised game will be called by Ernie Johnson alongside analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken with Matt Winer reporting. Prior to the game at 1:30 p.m., the MLB on TBS Pregame studio show will preview the day’s action and discuss MLB Postseason storylines with host Casey Stern and analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield, who will also make their picks for league MVP and Cy Young Awards.

TBS will begin its eighth consecutive year of MLB Postseason coverage with its exclusive presentation of the 2014 MLB Wild Card presented by Budweiser featuring the American League matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 30. TBS will also be the exclusive television home of the American League Division Series (ALDS) beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS). The network’s coverage of the ALDS will be presented by T-Mobile.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years.

This week’s Sunday MLB on TBS schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 28

1 p.m. ET

MLB on TBS Pregame

Casey Stern (host), Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield (analysts)

1:30 p.m.

New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts) with Matt Winer (reporter)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Tennis Channel Fans to Decide the Greatest Wimbledon Match Ever

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TENNIS CHANNEL CELEBRATES THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEVE FLINK’S THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WITH INTERACTIVE FAN POLL 

Pitting Storied Titans Against Present-Day Phenoms, Tennis Channel Lets Fans Decide The Greatest Wimbledon Matches From 1980-2009

Tennis Channel Plus Counts Down The Top Five Wimbledon  Matches Of The Past 35 Years Starting Sept. 29

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 – On the eve of the 15th anniversary of longtime tennis writer and Tennis Channel contributor Steve Flink’s book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, the network is asking audiences to decide the five best Wimbledon matches from 1980 to 2009. Starting Sept. 29, Tennis Channel Plus will countdown the top matches based off of viewer votes.

With 35 years of Wimbledon history on the line, fans will have to choose between legendary matchups such as Björn Borg facing off with John McEnroe in 1980, Lindsay Davenport taking on Venus Williams in 2005, and Roger Federer battling Rafael Nadal in 2008, amongst others. After the votes have been tallied, TennisChannel.com will feature written introductions of each top-five matchup from Flink.

Tennis fans can see the list of Wimbledon best-of matches to choose from and/or nominate their own favorite on the Tennis Channel homepage at www.TennisChannel.com.  Voting is now open and will close Sept. 26 at 12 a.m. EST.

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.

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Inside The NFL Talks Football With Super Bowl XLVIII Rematch, Coaches And All The Game Action of NFL Week 3

inside-the-nfl-showtimeInside The NFL Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2014) – This week’s edition of INSIDE THE NFL premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Host Greg Gumbel, expert analysts Boomer Esiason, NFL veteran safety and nine-time Pro Bowler Ed Reed, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and fresh off his team’s Monday night victory, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, are in-studio to discuss Week 3 of the NFL.

The fourth installment of INSIDE THE NFL also covers lessons from NFL Week 3, the rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII proving to be an early season classic, the difference a good coach can make, Philadelphia Eagles Cary Williams’ comments on Chip Kelly’s demanding training routine and how to cope with off-field distractions.

INSIDE THE NFL is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films. The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

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BELOW ARE SELECT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S EDITION

On Off-Field Distractions…

Michael Irvin – “Kudos to those guys [Baltimore Ravens] for putting all of that aside and saying, ‘This field is our sanctuary, we control things here’… If you are a football team or an organization, those type of distractions are going to get you, but if you are a family, you can maintain.”

Ed Reed – “There’s a moment when you are not worried about anything else.  You are worrying about your job and focusing on your job. For Baltimore to do the things they are doing on the football field, kudos to those guys because they are concentrating on doing their jobs. And you have to respect that.”

Boomer Esiason – “You come together in the face of adversity … I played for great coach Sam Wyche. He was ahead of his time. He was a human distraction. We had a lot of distraction in Cincinnati, one happened to be the night before Super Bowl XXIII when Stanley Wilson basically withstanding a drug addiction decided not to play. He was one of our best players … I thought our defense really stepped up…but our team played really well despite the distractions and that’s when you all come together as a team.”

On Philadelphia Eagles’ Cary Williams Comments About Practice…

Michael Irvin – “It’s three games and three come-from-behind victories for the Philadelphia Eagles. Yet what everybody is talking about in Philadelphia this week is cornerback Cary Williams complaining about how hard Head Coach Chip Kelly works the team in practice … They are 3-0, and not any 3-0, big comebacks 3-0 … I don’t understand why they are talking about anything else other than that.”

Ed Reed – “Cary has been having trouble with his hamstring, so this could be coming from him as an individual, but I think that this might be coming as a team. This might be something that they might have discussed as a team in the locker-room … Cary is a vocal guy. He says things. He said things a couple weeks ago about New England in the preseason. So, he does that. He voices his feelings … This is an in-house situation. And they need to talk it out.”

Brandon Marshall – “The issue here is that some of these guys don’t know how to take care of their bodies. So, eventually they are going to break down … That’s an in-house situation.  And you have to discuss that with your team, in-house … Do these guys know how to take care of themselves and to recover from one day to the next? Do you have the right specialists? The right gurus working on their bodies? That’s the problem here.”

On Bill Belichick Being a Player’s Coach…

Ed Reed - “I think Belichick really understand his players. He put guys like Troy Brown years ago from receiver to DB. He understands guys that have talents and knows how to use those guys to win games … He’s not giving the player all of the power. He is also communicating with them.”

Brandon Marshall – “I got a little taste of the Belichick way and Josh Daniels in Denver. And I’d like to say those guys are well prepared and always find a way to get it done week-in and week-out …I think he is one of the most respected coaches out there right now in all of sports … I think the coaches that really get it are the ones that their approach is more of a partnership and not a dictatorship.”

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Life of Late Redskins Safety Sean Taylor Profiled on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Sean Taylor: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET

“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs

“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley

After 24 years of life, three-and-a-half NFL seasons and three collegiate seasons, Sean Taylor still lacks a clear image. Throughout his life, the late safety granted few interviews and did not allow many outside of his inner circle to see his true self. As a result, there were several misconceptions that many people held about the young man.

On Friday, September 26 at 9:00 PM ET, NFL Network’s A Football Life profiles the life and legacy of the late Sean Taylor through the words, stories and memories of people who knew him best. The one-hour, NFL Films-produced Sean Taylor: A Football Life features interviews with family members such as his father Pete Taylor, siblings Monika Martin, Sasha Johnson and Jamal Johnson, and cousin David Walsh; former teammates such as Clinton Portis, Santana Moss and Ryan Clark; and former coaches Joe Gibbs and Gregg Williams.

Additionally, Sean Taylor: A Football Life features an interview with Taylor’s fiancée, Jackie Garcia-Haley – the first interview she has conducted regarding her late fiancée.

Following the premiere of Sean Taylor: A Football Life on NFL Network, the episode – along with the entire A Football Life series – will be available on NFL Now, the League’s next-generation video service. Providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience, allowing them to follow their favorite NFL teams and players. Visit NFL.com/now for more information.

Every episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the topics discussed in Sean Taylor: A Football Life are:

  • Moving in to live with his father after spending the first 10 years of his life living with his mother and three half-siblings
  • His childhood plan to become a professional football player and one day reunite his mother’s side of the family
  • His decision to not attend the NFL Draft and leaving the Rookie Symposium early
  • His relationship with the media
  • The birth of his daughter and the impact it had on him
  • His death and the circumstances surrounding it

Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.

Sean Taylor: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:

Jackie Garcia-Haley – Sean’s fiancée

Pete Taylor – Sean’s father

Clinton Portis – University of Miami & Redskins teammate

Santana Moss – Redskins teammate

Chris Cooley – Redskins teammate

Ryan Clark – Redskins teammate

Ed Reed – University of Miami teammate

Kellen Winslow II – University of Miami teammate

Daniel Snyder – Redskins owner

Joe Gibbs – Former Redskins head coach

Gregg Williams – Former Redskins defensive coordinator

Fred Smoot – Redskins teammate

Monika Martin – Sean’s sister

Sasha Johnson – Sean’s sister

Jamal Johnson – Sean’s brother

Carlene Ford – Sean’s aunt

David Walsh – Sean’s cousin

Constance Dingle – Sean’s grandmother

Michael Outar – Sean’s uncle

Jason La Canfora – Former Redskins beat writer for the Washington Post

Provided below are some select quotes from Sean Taylor: A Football Life:

“He was never one of those guys to be like, ‘What you’re reporting about me or the stories you hear are wrong – here’s what really happened.’ And so from the outside world, when you hear those things you perceive them as the truth. The misconception people have is that OK, we hear these things about him living recklessly off the field and we believe them because we watch him play football. And when he plays football, he’s reckless. And so people thought that’s who he was but it wasn’t.” – Ryan Clark

“God made certain people to play football. He was one of them.” – Joe Gibbs

“His first game in the NFL, he was the best player on the field.” – Chris Cooley

“When I first saw him, I was like, ‘Wow, a beast’…He knew how to play the game.” – Ed Reed

“He was actually living his dream. He slept his entire life on an NFL pillow until the day he got drafted.” – Jackie Garcia-Haley

“That whole first year I think was pretty traumatic really and I was kind of looking at it as a coach going we have a great player but this guy, he’s going to be hard to handle.” – Joe Gibbs

“Every game he would do something to let you know that he wasn’t from this planet and all of us were.” – Ryan Clark

“It changed. That thing clicked…We all started to see a little bit calmer Sean outside the white lines.” – Gregg Williams on Sean Taylor following the birth of his daughter

“I couldn’t sleep. I was hoping that next call would be, ‘He’s alright.’ And the next call was the worst call I’ve probably ever had in my life today.” – Santana Moss on the night Sean Taylor was shot

“There’s not a single day that goes by that you can’t come up with a memory of Sean that puts you in a better mood.” – Clinton Portis

“He was like, ‘Auntie, I’m going to play football and I’m going to make money.’ He really wanted everyone to be together. He wanted his mom and his sisters and brothers to be back together. I think that was his focus that drove him.” – Carlene Ford on Sean Taylor as a child

To view the trailer for Sean Taylor: A Football Life, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1mvlh36
This season, A Football Life airs Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Below is the broadcast schedule for the October episodes:

  • October 3 – Warren Moon
  • October 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams

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Broncos – Seahawks Super Bowl Rematch Featured In New Episode Of “NFL Turning Point” Tonight 10 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NFL-Turning-PointEpisode To Include:

Seahawks OT Win Over Broncos and Eagles Victory Against Redskins

Film Study with Browns T Joe Thomas

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and Giants WR Victor Cruz Wired-For-Sound

NFL Turning Point Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick

Stamford, Conn. – September 23, 2014 – Sunday’s thrilling Super Bowl XLVIII rematch between Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos vs. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks headlines tonight’s night’s episode of NFL Turning Point, NBCSN’s Emmy Award-nominated weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films. Airing at 10 p.m. ET, the all new episode will analyze the key moments that defined Sunday’s matchup, and review how Seattle’s offense ultimately led the team to victory.

In addition, this week’s installment will include spotlight features on Redskins - Eagles, a film study with Cleveland Browns T Joe Thomas, and wired-for-sound segments with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Giants WR Victor Cruz.

Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the hour-long program will air throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.

This week’s episode features:

  • Broncos – Seahawks: NFL Turning Point examines Sunday’s game between Denver and Seattle, and highlights how the two teams matched up against each other in their first meeting since last year’s Super Bowl. NFL Films showcases how the Seahawks’ defense prevented the Broncos from scoring for most of the game, reviews how QB Peyton Manning and Denver’s offense orchestrated a fourth quarter comeback to tie the game, and analyzes the game-winning performance of QB Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in OT.
  • Redskins – Eagles: NFL Films examines the offensive shootout between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, and shines a spotlight on the play of Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and Eagles QB Nick Foles.
  • Joe Thomas: NFL Turning Point features an exclusive film study with Browns T Joe Thomas, in which Thomas discusses the Browns’ 2014 campaign.

Wednesday night’s episode will also feature wired-for-sound segments with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Giants WR Victor Cruz.

Each week Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point is built around select NFL matchups from the previous weekend, and focuses on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show also features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long form, Game-of-the-Week style narratives that include the pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.

In 2014 NBCSN will air a total of 22 episodes, running throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl. The season finale, scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, will look back at the turning point of Super Bowl XLIX.

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MLB Network to Televise Derek Jeter’s Final Regular Season Home Game on Thursday, Sept. 25

mlb-networkFinal Week of the Regular Season Begins with a Monday Doubleheader Featuring Pirates at Braves & Giants at Dodgers

Secaucus, N.J., September 19, 2014 –  As part of MLB Network’s live game schedule for the last week of the 2014 regular season, Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call Derek Jeter’s final regular season home game when the New York Yankees host the AL East division champion Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET, live from Yankee Stadium. MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will also make an in-booth appearance. Current MLB All-Stars, former teammates and top athletes from other professional sports, including Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Jimmie Johnson, will look back at Jeter’s career in features leading up to and during MLB Network’s telecast.

MLB Network’s live game schedule next week begins with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lead the second NL Wild Card spot by three and a half games over the Milwaukee Brewers, taking on the Atlanta Braves on Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Following the game, the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers host the NL Wild Card-leading San Francisco Giants in a division battle at 10:00 p.m. ET. The remainder of MLB Network’s live game schedule for the regular season will be announced next week.

With the 2014 Postseason scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 30, MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning flagship program MLB Tonight will continue to bring viewers its signature live look-ins at games in progress, news and analysis seven days a week. MLB Network’s game schedule through September 25 is available here, continuing the lead up to MLB Network’s exclusive telecasts of two National League Division Series games on Saturday, October 4 and Monday, October 6. Games will be blacked out in each team’s home television territory unless otherwise announced. Viewers in areas subject to blackouts will be provided with an alternate game telecast or other programming.

FOX Sports Airs More Than 200 College Basketball Games This Season

fox-sports-logoFOX SPORTS HITS THE HARDWOOD WITH MORE THAN 200 COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES THIS SEASON

2014-15 Schedule Features BIG EAST, Pac-12, Conference USA and Big 12 on FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks

and FOX College Sports

Five-Game, 12-Hour New Year’s Eve Marathon Tips Off BIG EAST Slate

New York – FOX Sports is home to more than 200 men’s and women’s college basketball games this season featuring the BIG EAST, Pac-12, Conference USA and Big 12. FOX Sports also presents coverage of three prestigious regular-season tournaments, the entire BIG EAST men’s tournament, the Conference USA men’s championship game, the BIG EAST women’s tournament semifinals and final and the full Big 12 women’s tournament.

This season, a minimum of 10 games are scheduled to air on the FOX broadcast network – more than ever before – while FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, carries more than 150 men’s and women’s contests, including the entire BIG EAST men’s tournament live from Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is played at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” for the 33rd consecutive year, marking college basketball’s longest running postseason basketball conference tournament held at the same venue. FOX Sports 1 also televises the Conference USA men’s championship game, the BIG EAST women’s tournament final and one semifinal, plus the semifinals and final of the Big 12 women’s tournament.

BIG EAST conference play opens on New Year’s Eve with a five-game, 12-hour marathon on FOX Sports 1. All 10 conference teams are in action from Noon ET until the ball drops at Midnight to ring in 2015. This season also features a BIG EAST Tuesday Showdown package – a 15-game schedule that includes a doubleheader most weeks. Each conference squad appears at least twice beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6, as Georgetown hosts Marquette (7:00 PM ET) and Villanova visits St. John’s (9:00 PM ET).

FOX Sports’ college basketball coverage begins Tuesday, Nov. 4, with an exhibition contest between Northwood and Villanova on FOX Sports 1 (7:00 PM ET). FOX Sports 1 opens its regular-season schedule on Sunday, Nov. 16, as Creighton hosts Chicago State (5:30 PM ET), followed by doubleheaders on back-to-back nights, with Villanova hosting Maryland Eastern Shore (7:00 PM ET) and Providence welcoming Binghamton (9:00 PM ET) on Monday, Nov. 17, and Xavier facing Long Beach State (7:00 PM ET) and DePaul playing Drake (9:00 PM ET) on Tuesday, Nov. 18. On Saturday, Dec. 6, FOX presents a special basketball-football doubleheader from Indianapolis, as Butler hosts Northwestern at Hinkle Fieldhouse (4:30 PM ET) in the broadcast network’s first hoops game of the season. That evening, coverage moves downtown to Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium for the Big Ten Football Championship Game with coverage beginning at 7:00 PM ET on FOX.

FOX Sports 1 adds coverage of three regular-season tournaments to its schedule, tipping off with the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving, with Illinois at Indiana State at 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, Nov. 27. Later that night, Baylor faces Memphis at 12:00 AM ET. FOX Sports 1 also carries the tournament’s consolation and championship the following evening. FOX Sports 1 televises a pair of matchups from the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and one game from the Orange Bowl Classic – Wake Forest vs. Florida – on Saturday, Dec. 20 (5:00 PM ET).

The inimitable duo of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Bill Raftery return to serve as FOX Sports’ lead college basketball broadcast tandem. Raftery gets fans ready for the season with BILL RAFTERY’S BIG EAST PREVIEW, a one-hour special premiering Sunday, Nov. 2 on FOX Sports 1 that goes in depth on each of the conference’s programs. The FOX COLLEGE BASKETBALL TIP-OFF pregame show typically airs before games on the broadcast network, and FOX SPORTS 1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL TIP-OFF comes on before select weekend contests on FOX Sports 1.

College basketball games on FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX College Sports also can be seen on FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go.

Highlights of the FOX Sports 2014-15 college basketball schedule are below.

By Conference:

BIG EAST – Men (156 games)

–       At least 100 regular-season games on FOX Sports 1

–       Entire men’s basketball tournament on FOX Sports 1

–       8-9 regular-season games on FOX

–       17 regular-season games on FOX Sports 2

–       20 regular-season games on FOX Sports Regional Networks

–       1 regular-season game on FOX College Sports

BIG EAST- Women (18 games)

–       15 regular-season on FOX Sports 1 (14) and FOX Sports 2 (1)

–       Semifinals and final of tournament on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2

Big 12 – Women (28 games)

–       10 regular-season games on FOX Sports Regional Networks

–       9  regular-season games on FOX Sports 1

–       Big 12 Tournament on FOX College Sports (first round), FOX Sports Regional Networks (quarterfinals) and FOX Sports 1 (semifinals and championship game)

 

Pac-12 – Men (22 games)

–       At least 20 regular-season games on FOX Sports 1

–       1-2 regular-season games on FOX

C-USA – Men (11 games)

–       3 regular-season games on FOX Sports 1

–       7 regular-season games on FOX Sports Regional Networks

–       Tournament championship game on FOX Sports 1

C-USA Women (8 games)

–       8 regular-season games on FOX Sports Regional Networks

Las Vegas Invitational (4 games)

–       4 games on FOX Sports 1

Las Vegas Classic (2 games)

–       2 games on FOX Sports 1

Orange Bowl Classic (2 games)

–       1 game simulcast between FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Florida/SUN Sports

–       1 game on FOX Sports Regional Networks

2014-15 FOX SPORTS

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 4 Conference Network
7:00 PM Northwood at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Friday, November 14    
8:00 PM Lehigh at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
10:00 PM UIC at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
7:00 PM NJIT at St. John’s BIG EAST FSN
9:00 PM Central Arkansas at Creighton BIG EAST FSN
9:30 PM UT Martin at Marquette BIG EAST FSN
7:00 PM Northern Arizona at Xavier BIG EAST FCS
Saturday, November 15
4:30 PM Maine at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
7:00 PM Albany at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
12:00 PM St. Francis Brooklyn at Georgetown BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, November 16
5:30 PM Chicago St. at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Mercer at Seton Hall BIG EAST FSN
Monday, November 17
7:00 PM Maryland Eastern Shore at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Binghamton at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, November 18
7:00 PM Long Beach St. at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Drake at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
9:00 PM Chattanooga at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Wednesday, November 19 Conference Network
8:00 PM Oklahoma at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, November 20
7:00 PM Navy at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Friday, November 21
8:00 PM Stephen F. Austin at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Saturday, November 22
12:00 PM Robert Morris at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Nebraska-Omaha at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
5:00 PM Loyola (MD) at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Sunday, November 23
4:00 PM North Carolina Central at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Monday, November 24
7:00 PM Murray St. at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM NJIT at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, November 25
8:00 PM Eastern Illinois at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Miami (FL) at Charlotte C-USA FSN
Wednesday, November 26
8:00 PM Lehigh at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, November 27
5:00 PM Illinois vs. Indiana St. Las Vegas Invitational FOX Sports 1
12:00 AM Baylor vs. Memphis Las Vegas Invitational FOX Sports 1
Friday, November 28
4:00 PM Yale at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
8:00 PM Teams TBA vs. Teams TBA Las Vegas Invitational FOX Sports 1
10:30 PM Teams TBA vs. Teams TBA Las Vegas Invitational FOX Sports 1
Saturday, November 29
4:00 PM George Washington at Seton Hall BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, November 30
2:30 PM Stanford at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
4:30 PM Delaware at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
6:30 PM Tennessee at Texas Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, December 2 Conference Network
7:00 PM Niagara at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Northern Illinois at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Mount. St. Mary’s (MD) at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Wednesday, December 3
8:00 PM Seton Hall at Creighton BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, December 6
4:30 PM Northwestern at Butler BIG EAST FOX
1:00 PM Saint Joseph’s at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Rutgers at Seton Hall BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, December 7
12:00 PM Towson at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Milwaukee at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Ole Miss at Oregon Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
6:00 PM Cal at Kansas Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Texas A&M at TCU Big 12 (W) FSN
Monday, December 8
7:00 PM Kennesaw St. at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Brown at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, December 9
7:00 PM IUPUI at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM South Dakota at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, December 10
7:00 PM Kansas at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Rhode Island at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
9:00 PM Notre Dame at DePaul BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 2
Thursday, December 11
9:00 PM Nebraska at Creighton BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, December 13 Conference Network
12:00 PM Radford at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Saint Mary’s at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Stony Brook at Providence BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, December 14
12:00 PM Saint Peter’s at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Temple at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Illinois St. at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
1:30 PM St. John’s vs. Fordham BIG EAST/MSG HOLIDAY FESTIVAL FSN
Tuesday, December 16
9:00 PM Arizona St. at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Friday, December 19
7:00 PM Saint Mary’s at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Alabama A&M at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
11:00 PM Arizona at UTEP C-USA FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Texas-Pan American at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Saturday, December 20
1:00 PM Syracuse at Villanova BIG EAST FOX
12:00 PM Louisville at Western Kentucky C-USA FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Butler vs. Indiana BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
5:00 PM Wake Forest vs. Florida Orange Bowl Classic FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Charlotte at Georgetown BIG EAST FSN
2:00 PM USF vs. Florida St. Orange Bowl Classic FSN
Sunday, December 21
2:00 PM Creighton at North Texas C-USA FSN
Monday, December 22
7:00 PM UT Martin at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Providence vs. Miami (FL) Barclays/BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM North Dakota at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
Tuesday, December 23 Conference Network
7:00 PM NJIT at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Teams TBA vs. Teams TBA Las Vegas Classic FOX Sports 1
11:30 PM Teams TBA vs. Teams TBA Las Vegas Classic FOX Sports 1
 
Saturday, December 27
12:00 PM Maine at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Sunday, December 28
12:00 PM St. John’s vs. Tulane Barclays/BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Morgan St. at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM FGCU at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
6:00 PM Belmont at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, December 31
12:00 PM St. John’s at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Butler at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
5:00 PM Marquette at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:30 PM Creighton at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
10:00 PM Georgetown at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Friday, January 2
7:30 PM Marquette at Georgetown BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
10:00 PM UCLA at Colorado Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Saturday, January 3
12:00 PM Villanova at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Xavier at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
4:30 PM Creighton at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Oklahoma St. at Baylor Big 12 (W) FSN
2:00 PM Providence at Marquette BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, January 4
4:30 PM West Virginia at Oklahoma Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Arizona St. at Arizona Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
4:30 PM UTSA at North Texas C-USA FSN
5:00 PM TCU at Texas Tech Big 12 (W) FSN
Tuesday, January 6
7:00 PM Marquette at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Villanova at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, January 7 Conference Network
9:00 PM DePaul at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, January 8
9:00 PM Arizona St. at Oregon St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Friday, January 9
8:00 PM Butler at St. John’s BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, January 10
12:00 PM Georgetown at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Seton Hall at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Texas at Iowa St. BIG 12 (W) FSN
2:00 PM Xavier at Butler BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, January 11
5:00 PM Georgetown at Villanova BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
7:30 PM Cal at UCLA Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
10:00 PM Arizona at Oregon St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
       
2:00 PM Kansas at K-State Big 12 (W) FSN
Tuesday, January 13
7:00 PM Butler at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Georgetown at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM St. John’s at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Xavier at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, January 15
10:00 PM Utah at Arizona St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Friday, January 16
8:00 PM Creighton at Providence BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, January 17
2:30 PM West Virginia at Oklahoma St. Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
5:00 PM Butler at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:30 PM Providence at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Marquette at Xavier BIG EAST FSN
4:00 PM Middle Tennessee at LA Tech C-USA FSN
Sunday, January 18 Conference Network
12:00 PM Villanova at Xavier BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM St. John’s at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Monday, January 19
4:30 PM Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
6:30 PM Texas at Baylor Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Villanova at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, January 21
7:00 PM Marquette at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Creighton at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, January 22
7:00 PM DePaul at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM Washington at Colorado Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Xavier at Providence BIG EAST FSN
9:00 PM UTEP at Western Kentucky C-USA FSN
Friday, January 23
7:00 PM Seton Hall at Villanova BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Creighton at DePaul BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, January 24
12:00 PM DePaul at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Georgetown at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM West Virginia at Kansas Big 12 (W) FSN
Sunday, January 25
2:00 PM Duke at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX
2:30 PM Butler at Xavier BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
4:30 PM Iowa St. at Texas Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Creighton at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
3:00 PM Seton Hall at Butler BIG EAST FSN
Tuesday, January 27
7:00 PM Xavier at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM DePaul at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, January 28 Conference Network
7:00 PM Seton Hall at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM St. John’s at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, January 29
7:00 PM Oklahoma at Texas Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM Colorado at USC Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Saturday, January 31
12:00 PM Providence at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX
12:00 PM Xavier at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Villanova at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Butler at Marquette BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, February 1
2:00 PM Kansas at Baylor Big 12 (W) FSN
Tuesday, February 3
7:00 PM St. John’s at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Seton Hall at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, February 4
7:00 PM Marquette at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Creighton at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, February 5
11:00 PM USC at Cal Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Friday, February 6
8:00 PM Providence at Seton Hall BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, February 7
2:00 PM Georgetown at Villanova BIG EAST FOX
4:30 PM Arizona at Arizona St. Pac-12 FOX
1:00 PM Providence at Xavier BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
3:30 PM DePaul at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Creighton at St. John’s BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, February 8 Conference Network
4:30 PM Washington at Oregon St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, February 10
7:00 PM Georgetown at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Xavier at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, February 11
8:00 PM Villanova at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, February 12
9:00 PM Cal at Colorado Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM FIU at Southern Miss C-USA FSN
Friday, February 13
9:00 PM St. John’s at Marquette BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, February 14
3:00 PM St. John’s at Xavier or Oregon at UCLA BIG EAST/Pac-12 FOX
1:00 PM Marquette at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
3:00 PM St. John’s at Xavier or Oregon at UCLA BIG EAST/Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Seton Hall at Providence BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, February 15
1:30 PM St. John’s at DePaul BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
4:00 PM Stanford at Colorado Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
6:30 PM Arizona at Washington St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
 
2:00 PM Texas Tech at K-State Big 12 (W) FSN
Monday, February 16
7:00 PM Seton Hall at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Butler at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, February 17
7:00 PM St. John’s at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Oklahoma at Iowa St. Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, February 21 Conference Network
2:00 PM Villanova at Marquette BIG EAST FOX
2:30 PM Seton Hall at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Iowa St. at West Virginia Big 12 (W) FSN
2:00 PM Butler at Xavier BIG EAST FSN
Sunday, February 22
3:00 PM Utah at Oregon Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
1:00 PM Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee C-USA FSN
Monday, February 23
8:00 PM Xavier at St. John’s BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, February 24
7:00 PM Providence at Villanova BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Creighton at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, February 25
8:00 PM Marquette at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, February 26
8:00 PM UTEP at LA Tech C-USA FOX Sports 1
10:30 PM Arizona St. at Utah Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Friday, February 27
8:00 PM Providence at Villanova BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Saturday, February 28
2:00 PM Villanova at Xavier BIG EAST FOX
2:00 PM Butler at DePaul BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
4:00 PM Baylor at Iowa St. Big 12 (W) FSN
Sunday, March 1
3:30 PM Marquette at Providence BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM Oregon at Stanford Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM Washington St. at UCLA Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, March 3
7:00 PM Georgetown at Butler BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Villanova at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, March 4 Conference Network
7:00 PM Providence at Seton Hall BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM St. John’s at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, March 5
9:00 PM Colorado at Washington Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
11:00 PM Stanford at Arizona St. Pac-12 FOX Sports 1
Friday, March 6
7:00 PM Big 12 Tournament First Round #1 Big 12 (W) FCS
9:30 PM Big 12 Tournament First Round #2 Big 12 (W) FCS
Saturday, March 7
12:00 PM St. John’s at Villanova or Seton Hall at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX
12:00 PM St. John’s at Villanova or Seton Hall at Georgetown BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM DePaul at Marquette BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM Xavier at Creighton BIG EAST FOX Sports 2
12:00 PM Butler at Providence BIG EAST FSN
12:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal #1 Big 12 (W) FSN
2:30 PM Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal #2 Big 12 (W) FSN
7:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal #3 Big 12 (W) FSN
9:30 PM Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal #4 Big 12 (W) FSN
   
Sunday, March 8
2:30 PM Big 12 Tournament Semifinal #1 Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
5:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Semifinal #2 Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
Monday, March 9
6:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal #1 BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM Big 12 Tournament Final Big 12 (W) FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal #2 BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 2
Tuesday, March 10
8:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Final BIG EAST (W) FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, March 11 Conference Network
7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament First Round #1 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament First Round #2 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Thursday, March 12
12:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal  #1 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal  #2 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal  #3 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal  #4 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Friday, March 13
7:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal #1 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
9:30 PM BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal #2 BIG EAST FOX Sports 1
Saturday, March 14
1:30 PM C-USA Tournament Final C-USA FOX Sports 1
8:00 PM BIG EAST Tournament Final BIG EAST FOX Sports 1

Dates, times and matchups subject to change

 

Conference USA women’s games to be announced at a later date

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ESPN to Document Derek Jeter’s Final Week in Major League Baseball

ESPN-MLBESPN to Document Derek Jeter’s Final Week in Major League Baseball
  • SportsCenter Special: Derek Jeter to Air Friday
  • ESPN Radio to Broadcast Jeter’s Final Game at Yankee Stadium
  • Sunday’s Outside The Lines to Examine Life in the Bronx without Jeter
 
ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of Derek Jeter’s final week in Major League Baseball, highlighted by SportsCenter Special: Derek Jeter on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Host Karl Ravech, analysts Curt Schilling, Aaron Boone, Mark Mulder and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian and Keith Law will look back at Jeter’s career and accomplishments while examining his rank among all-time Yankees legends. 
 
SportsCenter & Baseball Tonight
SportsCenter’s coverage throughout the week will include Pedro Gomez reporting from Yankee Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 25, leading up to and following Jeter’s final game in the Bronx and Jeremy Schaap reporting live from Fenway Park on Sunday, Sept. 28, prior to the final game of Jeter’s career.
Additional SportsCenter elements include a compilation of Jeter’s “ultimate” highlights, a remix of highlights from award-winning DJ and music video producer DJ Steve Porter, essays from ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian, a look back at the Jeter Farewell Tour with SportsCenter’s Neil Everett, a feature on the scout who scouted Jeter for the Yankees and excerpts of Jeter’s interview at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game with analyst Aaron Boone.
ESPN MLB analysts Eduardo Perez, Doug Glanville and Mark Mulder will also contribute to SportsCenter coverage from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus while Baseball Tonight will preview and discuss Jeter’s farewell throughout the week with episodes at approximately 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. or 1 a.m. each night.
Outside The Lines
Chris Connelly reports on fans contemplating life in the Bronx without the Yankees’ star shortstop on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 8 a.m. on ESPN2.
 
Yankees Host Orioles on ESPN
ESPN will televise one of Jeter’s final games at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. when the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles. Jon Sciambi, analyst Rick Sutcliffe and analyst/reporter Doug Glanville will provide commentary for the full national telecast.
ESPN Radio
Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will provide commentary for ESPN Radio’s broadcast of Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 25, with pre-game coverage beginning at 6 p.m. The Freddie Coleman Show will follow directly with full post-game coverage. Jorge Sedano will also host an ESPN Radio special on Jeter’s career on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.
ESPN Digital and Print Media
ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN New York will offer special content chronicling Derek Jeter’s farewell and examining his legacy including:
  • Contributions from ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and Jim Caple;
  • An examination of the marketing and merchandizing of Jeter from reporter Darren Rovell;
  • A Numbers column from Peter Keating exploring Jeter’s ‘marquee value’ rating from the Fansourced issue of ESPN The Magazine, currently on newsstands;
  • An exploration of Jeter’s role in American life from J.R. Moehringer for the Cleveland issue of ESPN The Magazine, which hits newsstands on Friday, Oct. 3;
  • ESPN New York content from Andrew Marchand and Ian O’Connor exploring Jeter’s relationship with umpires and his future after baseball;
  • Social media integration across platforms utilizing the hashtag #FarewellJeter
 
ESPN.com highlights will also include photo galleries of Jeter’s career and his Topps baseball cards over time, an interactive SportsNation ranking of his top 10 plays and a quiz about which retirement gifts came from various MLB teams.
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FOX NFL SUNDAY NOTES – 9/21/14

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Troy Aikman on Goodell’s press conference: “I think there was just a lot of spin there.
Instead of getting answers, I think everybody walked away from watching without any answers whatsoever.

Michael Strahan: “The only thing that matters from here on out are the results; they have committees that have been appointed, what are the results? What are the plans?”

Howie Long on Richard Sherman: “He’s an elite cornerback, but there are no shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL today.”

Jimmy Johnson on Kirk Cousins: If he proves himself and he is the guy…You’re going to have another problem – you gave up three first-round picks for a backup quarterback.”

 

From FOX NFL KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and lead NFL on FOX game analyst Troy Aikman’s reaction to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Friday press conference:

“I think there was just a lot of spin there. It was a great opportunity for the commissioner to come out and be forthright and let everyone know what in fact he did know and why the investigation stopped when it did. Instead of getting answers, I think everybody walked away from watching that press conference without any answers whatsoever. I think if you’re going to hold players and coaches to a certain standard, then you as the commissioner – who has served as judge and jury since 2006 – you’ve got to be held to the same standard as well. If it is proven that that tape in fact did make its way to the league office there on Park Avenue, whether he saw that tape or didn’t see that tape – as we heard in the piece, ignorance is no excuse, that has been levied against the New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton – I think there have to be some pretty severe punishments for the commissioner himself.”

NFL on FOX game analyst Ronde Barber on the New Orleans Saints’ defensive struggles through two games:

“What’s wrong is they lost five guys either to retirement or free agency last year and there’s an experience void. The miscommunications have been rampant the first two weeks. They’ve got an offense that can score 40 points a game if they want to. The defense needs to get simple, start communicating better and they’ll have a better chance to win.”

FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo on player’ reaction to rumored changes to the NFL’s personal conduct policy:

“Players and the NFLPA are very encouraged by this, because this is something that they’ve been pushing for a while, since Bountygate and beyond. Not only to take the appeals process out of Goodell’s hands when it comes to player discipline, but also the ability to judge and impose suspensions in the first place. In fact, I’m told that the union has proposed to Goodell in the past to have an independent panel when it comes to player discipline. Also encouraging is something that people don’t know and that’s that last week when Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy were put on the commissioner’s exempt list, which was something personally hammered out between Goodell and Smith. That’s a rare occurrence. They did it last year with Richie Incognito, but usually when it comes to player suspensions it is handled between lawyers on the union side and other executives at the league office.”

FOX Sports 1 NFL analyst and former NFL defensive coordinator and head coach Dave Wannstedt on disagreements that can happen between a head coach and coordinator during a game:

“Having worked for Jimmy [Johnson] as a coordinator for eight years, we never really had any major issues. I think you’ve got a head coach here who is so intrigued with the offense and Rob Ryan loves to reinvent the 50 best defenses every week. The way Jimmy wanted to do it, we would come in during the week and take care of that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and there were no secrets. It becomes, ‘Here’s what we’re going to do. Here is what the best three or four calls are.’ So when you get out there on gameday and its third-and-15, we all knew. Everybody on the defensive staff knew what the calls were going to be. It was never really an issue.”

Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and FOX Sports 1 NFL analyst Randy Moss on what the Denver Broncos receiving corps needs to do to create a different outcome in their Super Bowl rematch at Seattle today:

“What I think the wide receivers need to do today for the Denver Broncos is be physical. And I don’t mean physical in the first quarter and then not as physical in the second and third quarters, but then they come back and it’s physical in the fourth quarter. They need to be physical for four quarters, each play, play-in and play-out, because I know the Legion of Boom are going to be physical for four quarters.”

From FOX NFL SUNDAY on FOX

NFL on FOX analyst Howie Long’s message to friend and colleague Terry Bradshaw and his family following the tragic death of his son-in-law, former Tennesse Titans kicker Rob Bironas:

“It’s a heartbreaking day; Terry was very emotional when he left this morning to go back home. Our thoughts and prayers obviously go out to the Bironas family and to you, Rachel, we love you and we’re all thinking about you.”

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end and NFL on FOX analyst Michael Strahan on Friday’s press conference with Goodell:

“I watched the press conference like everyone else and I felt like nothing new was said. There was nothing that was said that made you say, ‘I have a clearer picture of what happened.’ The only thing that matters from here on out are the results; they have committees that have been appointed, what are the results? What are the plans? That’s what everybody wants to see. We all worry about the cover-up, but hopefully this investigation reveals if there was a cover-up or not. Let’s not get lost in everything that we see now. There’s one reason we’re here now and that reason is because of domestic violence, which is an epidemic outside of the NFL, but obviously right now we’re having a battle inside of the NFL that needs to be addressed.”

Menefee addresses Goodell’s promise to get the NFL’s house in order, starting with some of the misconduct among the league’s owners:

“This is certainly not to excuse the players, but Roger Goodell stated that the league needs to get its house in order and he is right. While four players out of the 1,700 on the rosters represents only .002 percent, that’s still too much. Yet while all of the talk about the misdeeds of the players has gone on, it has been the missteps of the owners and the commissioner that have really tarnished the shield. From Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s backing of Rice until the heat got too high, to Carolina owner Jerry Richardson letting Greg Hardy play in Week 1, before the heat or his conscience got to him in Week 2, to the Wilfs waffling this week in Minnesota. And that’s not even mentioning a DUI conviction for Colts owner Jim Irsay, Justice Department fraud charges on Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s company, nor a sexual harassment against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. For the NFL to truly get its house in order, the league had better start paying attention as much to the landlords – the owners, as it does to the tenants – the players.”

NFL on FOX insider Jay Glazer on the Ravens response to a report that they attempted to soften the punishment for Ray Rice’s domestic assault:

“I’m told that after today’s game, on the way back from Cleveland, the Ravens brass is going to get together to decide how they exactly go about this tomorrow. They insist that they are going to have full transparency and that’s all we’re asking for, right? As far as the locker room, the players and coaches in there say, ‘We’re numb to it. We’re probably the only people in America, who aren’t talking about it anymore.’ They are completely galvanized as a result of this and it’s like they are in the eye of the storm and everything else around them is obviously very, very stormy.”

Glazer on the Goodell press conference and the idea that the league is considering the formation of its own player-conduct task force to investigate these types of issues:

“The problem is, after the press conference, teams were saying, ‘We still don’t know what is going to happen moving forward, there are no consistencies there.’ What I am being told is that this week, the NFL is actually going to meet with law enforcement, with judges and they are actually considering starting their own special task force and investigative unit. Whether it’s an outside firm or hiring somebody inside so that they won’t have to wait for law enforcement, they don’t have to wait for prosecutors and they don’t have to wait for courtrooms.”

Two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Jimmy Johnson on the premise that Robert Griffin III can’t lose his starting quarterback job while injured:

“Who made up this rule? I think it was some injured player that made up this rule. You play the player that helps you win the ballgame. When Drew Bledsoe got healthy, did [the New England Patriots] sit Tom Brady down? I don’t think so. So, that’s not a rule for me. Kirk Cousins has six-to-eight weeks to prove himself as being the guy. If he proves himself and he is the guy, I don’t think Dan Snyder is going to be real happy, because they’ve got a little problem with the nickname of the team and now you’re going to have another problem – you gave up three first-round picks for a backup quarterback.”

Long on how the absence of Adrian Peterson affects the rest of the Vikings team and Matt Cassel’s job security as the team’s starting quarterback:

“It’s tough. Our guy Norv Turner has to find creative ways to get Cordarelle Patterson off. The impact that Adrian Peterson had on that football team, not only in the run game, but in the play-action game, pass protection and their defense and I think it’s a tall task to try to replace them. The numbers are a bit skewed for them on defense last week. New England scored 24 points off of turnovers and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown. Matt Cassel is supposed to be a veteran who comes in and makes good decisions and be a bridge to Teddy Bridgewater. That bridge was a toll bridge before. Now it’s a bridge over a creek and I’m not sure how quickly they are going to pull him.”

Long on the Hall of Fame candidacy of Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver and kick returner Devin Hester, who set a new NFL record for return touchdowns in Thursday night’s game:

“It’s hard. Special teams players wait a long time. It’s almost like in baseball where relievers struggle to get into the Hall of Fame. It’s hard and you saw Ray Guy waited 23 years. Everybody slights special teams, but one of the first things Jimmy always talks about is special teams.”

Glazer on a fine handed down this week to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick:

“The officials actually say that Colin Kaepernick dropped the N-word on the field toward Lamarr Houston. Now, Colin Kaepernick, he said, ‘Absolutely, I did not say that.’ And Lamarr Houston also said, ‘No, I didn’t hear that.’ The NFL fined him $11,025 and Colin Kaepernick is outraged, saying, ‘If you accuse me of something like that, you better be sure about it.’ He is now appealing.”

Strahan on Peyton Manning’s approach to today’s Super Bowl rematch with the Seattle Seahawks:

“Peyton Manning may have a blueprint to work with now. Philip Rivers took what the Seahawks gave him and he did it quickly, never holding the ball for more than three seconds. The Chargers used quick, short passes to running backs and slot receivers that kept drives alive. Then, they exploited Kam Chancellor’s man-coverage skills when touchdowns were within reach. Look for Peyton to do the same with Julius Thomas. Peyton has to push all of the right buttons with his play-calling and he must get rid of the ball quickly. Trust me, defensive linemen hates when quarterbacks get rid of the ball in less than three seconds.”

Long addressing questions about Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman as the subject of criticism after last week’s game:

“He had four balls caught on him on some motion routes. Did Richard Sherman suddenly get bad? No, he’s an elite cornerback. There are no shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL today. One, because of the new rule changes which were a by-product of that Super Bowl matchup and two, because of the volume of throws and the complexity of offenses. There are no Deion Sanders or Mike Haynes playing.”

ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown Notes and Quotes: Week 3

Sunday NFL Countdown logoESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman and analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson and Ray Lewis previewed today’s NFL action with Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Excerpts:

On the Ray Rice case… 

Lewis: “This is one of those situations that – it’s family. I’ve spent 17 years of my career at this one place. I’ve known Ozzie Newsome now over 19 years of my career, of my life. That’s half of my life. I’ve known Steve Bisciotti over 15 years of my life. And each one of those men – bottom line – has never lied to me, once. They’ve given me an opportunity at life to change not only my life but my family’s life as well as my kids’ life. If this incident, what we’re dealing with, if they could do this all over again, they would.”

Jackson: “Until these men in these offices on Park Avenue really care about the women involved in these incidents we are not going to have real change. The good part of this – public pressure, political pressure, corporate sponsorship – I don’t care why it happens. They are going to be brought kicking and screaming to the table – to the table of resolving this problem.”  

On Adrian Peterson and what’s next for the Vikings…

Carter: “For me, the best thing for Adrian Peterson is not to be on the football field and to work on this case and to work on the relationships that he has with his kids… I hope Adrian gets the help that he needs because if he doesn’t, he will never put the purple on. You talk about the sponsors, you talk about the fan pressure, also the Vikings – the former Vikings players also have called that office and voiced their disappointment with the overall situation. And the reason why is because there was once an organization that cared about the players, on and off the field. And to me, this Adrian Peterson thing has been a Band-Aid now that needs an operation.”

On the Commissioner’s comments at Friday’s press conference…

Jackson: “I thought it lacked substance. I thought that it was a lot of what I had expected. I knew that the questions that were going to come were going to be very difficult. Unanswerable when you have handled the situation as ineptly as it had been handled up to that point. So, we heard a lot of – and you know, it’s always nice to hear somebody say I made a mistake and I’m sorry, but I didn’t think that there was any substance as to what we are going to really do going forward to change what happened over the course of the last few weeks and what happened over the course of the last few weeks is not over yet, and he knows that.”

Johnson: “I wasn’t satisfied. To me it was like a dance show. Felt like I was looking at a heavy politician, reading notes and a script that was given. It was very – he was like robotic. This is what you say, stay to the script. I think when you look at that and we’re all looking for answers – there were some answers, there yeah – we’re going to do some things, we’re going to have some things in place by the time we get to the Super Bowl, but by the time you get to the Super Bowl, how many other problems are going to come up?”

More from Jackson: I do think that the women who are now – Lisa Friel and company – the women who are in the league office, I think that I already see their influence, because the advice he got up until the press conference this week has been definitively better than the advice he got before that.”

Carter: “I like the apology, but I’d like to see a little more emotion about all the people that we had hurt being associated with the National Football League the last couple weeks. I didn’t see any empathy for the victims.”

On the biggest challenge for the 2-0 Buffalo Bills who face the San Diego Chargers today…

Lewis: “Their biggest problem is actually their quarterback and that is, can he manage these games with this much talent around him?”

Jackson: “I think the biggest challenge is to stop the San Diego Chargers from running the football… that’s the problem the Bills will have today: how often will you have the football?”

Johnson: “I know Philip Rivers is the quarterback, but [Antonio] Gates is the key. The Buffalo Bills have to figure out how to neutralize him.”

Ditka: “One play, one game at a time; that’s their biggest challenge right now. Don’t get ahead of yourself. You’re 2-0. I don’t care who you beat. You want to win this football game, you gotta do certain things. You gotta play good, solid defense. You gotta put some pressure on Rivers. Rivers is playing quarterback as good as anybody in football right now.”

Carter: “And they must take advantage of home field… Also as young players, which you guys mentioned, the consistency week in and week out. Will they be able to maintain that?”

On quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Arizona Cardinals…

Lewis: “Colin Kaepernick, he’s a great athlete. Probably one of the greatest quarterbacks that we’ve seen athletic-wise, but he had the same three picks that he threw [against] Chicago that he threw in the Championship game last year against Seattle.”

Jackson: “Until the decision making goes with the athletic ability, I think that things are going to be problematic for him [Kaepernick].”

Johnson: “The secondary can confuse him [Kaepernick]. When they start changing things and that’s where those interceptions come into play. He tries to create things that he shouldn’t with his feet. Okay, we all know he’s a great athlete, he can run around. But he has a ton of weapons around him. He has to utilize those guys and allow them to win the football games for him, like the great quarterbacks if he wants to be considered that. And the only way the San Francisco 49ers are going to get back to the championship game or win the division, it has to start with him making smart choices at the quarterback spot.”

Ditka: “The first thing Arizona has to do – keep him [Kaepernick] in the pocket. Make him beat you with his arm. I don’t think he can.”

On Peyton Manning vs. the Seattle Seahawks Defense…

Jackson: “It’s such a tremendous psychological test for the Denver Broncos. Yes, it begins with Peyton Manning. But everything they did in the offseason was about adding toughness to this football team. And I don’t want to take the pressure off of Peyton Manning, but he is not going to have success if they run the ball for 27 yards the way they did in the Super Bowl and become as predictable as they did throwing the football.” 

Lewis: “You’re talking about one of the most physical defenses that we’ve seen play football in a very long time… If you want to attack the Seattle Seahawks, the way the San Francisco 49ers do, you must run the ball in between the tackles.”

Carter: “Denver is better offensively, but this is the truth – that 12th man, it’s real. Alright. And they will play a factor in this game. But also, Seattle’s offense is better. Alright. Their receivers are better.”

On quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers – are they in trouble against the defense today?

Ditka: “Big Ben’s in more trouble, there’s no question about it. This front seven of the Carolina Panthers is really good. And they don’t have to blitz to get after you.”

Jackson: “I think Cam Newton, not a 100 percent. Doesn’t have the weaponry around him… And Ben Roethlisberger, let’s remember – two rings and a third appearance in a Super Bowl because he creates his own offense and his feet right now – he’s healthy and he’s moving those feet.”

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