@ESPNTennis & Wimbledon – Three Americans in Tuesday’s Ladies’ QFs: Serena, Keys & Vandeweghe; Djokovic-Anderson to Resume after Four Sets

·         No. 1 Serena vs. No. 23 Azarenka, No. 21 Keys vs. Radwanska, Vandeweghe vs. No. 4 Sharapova
·         “Cross Court Coverage” with ESPN, ESPN2 Starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
·         No. 1 Djokovic to Finish Match Tuesday, tied at Two Sets Apiece with No. 14 Kevin Anderson
·         Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals Wednesday with No. 2 Federer, No. 3 Murray & No. 4 Wawrinka

ESPN and ESPN2’s “Cross Court Coverage” for Wimbledon’s Ladies’ Quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 7, will begin at 8 a.m. ET, with five-time champion No. 1 seed Serena Williams facing two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, plus two other Americans in matches – No. 21 Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe. ESPN will focus on Centre Court, while ESPN2 presents the pair of contests on No. 1 court. In addition, the Gentlemen’s Round of 16 will conclude with No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 14 Kevin Anderson tied at two sets apiece when darkness prevailed Monday evening in London. Tuesday’s matches:

Centre Court on ESPN at 8 a.m.

No. 4 Maria Sharapova vs. CoCo Vandeweghe

No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 23 Victoria Azarenka

No. 1 Court on ESPN2 at 8 a.m.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 14 Kevin Anderson, tied at two sets apiece

No. 15 Timea Bacsinszky vs. No. 20 Garbine Muguruza

No. 13 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 21 Madison Keys

The eight Ladies remaining include:

  • NoneNone! – of last year’s quarterfinalists.
  • Seven of the top 23 seeds, plus American CoCo Vandeweghe (ranked No. 47).
  • 27 Major championships, all in the top half (Serena-20, Sharapova-5, Azarenka-2).

Wednesday’s schedule for the Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals is identical – ESPN on Centre Court, ESPN2 on No. 1 Court, both starting at 8 a.m.

Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Wednesday, July 8 (paired matches meet in semifinals)

  • 1 Novak Djokovic or No. 14 Kevin Anderson vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet
  • 3 Andy Murray vs. Vasek Pospisil
  • 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to the trophies – will climax with the Ladies’ Championship on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 12.

Breakfast at Wimbledon starts the final four days – Thursday, July 9, to the Championships – hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. on July 9-10 leading into the semifinals, and at 8 a.m. on July 11-12, previewing the Championships – all on ESPN.

  • ESPN3 will continue to offer action on all TV courts, up to 15 during the fortnight: Centre, Courts 1-3, 5-12, and 16-18, totaling 1,500 hours. In addition, ESPN3 will again offer AELTC’s daily Live@Wimbledon.  All singles matches will be available in Spanish via ESPNDeportes+.
  • As in 2014, for the semifinals and championships an additional “ESPN3 Surround” feed will be added with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.
  • ABC will present three-hour encore presentations of the Championships on the day they take place, July 11 and 12, at 3 p.m.

ESPN Classic is airing six matches on the exact day of their 15-, 25-, 30-, 35- or 40-year anniversary:

  • 1990 Ladies’ Championship (Zina Garrison vs. Martina Navratilova) on Tuesday, July 7, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Ladies’ Championship (Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams) on Wednesday, July 8, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Gentlemen’s Championship (Pat Rafter vs. Pete Sampras) on Thursday, July 9, at 5 a.m.

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2015

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
Tue, July 7 – Sun, July 12 6:30 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day;Live@Wimbledon ESPN3 Live
   
Tue, July 7 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No. 1 Court ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 8 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, No. 1Court ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 9 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN Live
Fri, July 10 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN Live
Sat, July 11 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Encore
Sun, July 12 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Encore

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Ole Miss Takeover Schedule for July 8 on SEC Network

SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Wednesday, July 8 with Ole Miss taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of Leigh Anne Tuohy, legal guardian of Super Bowl champion Michael Oher and most notably known for Sandra Bullock’s depiction of her life in the film The Blind Side, Ole Miss has slated 18 hours of original content from its school produced series “The Season” as well as three recent television events from the vault* to relive with fans.

“The Season”, which airs in the overnight and from 9 a.m. to midnight, takes fans behind the scenes of Ole Miss Athletics throughout the 2014-15 season, featuring the Football, Rifle, Spirit Squads, Track & Field, Softball, Soccer,  Volleyball, Tennis, Women’s &  Men’s Golf, Women’s & Men’s Basketball and Baseball teams. The series also includes a half-hour episode devoted to the preparation of each game throughout the Ole Miss Football season, beginning with fall camp.

Ole Miss #SECNTakeover Schedule Also Includes:

 

  • 2013 Ole Miss vs. Florida (Men’s Basketball) Coming back from a 12-point halftime deficit, the Rebels capped off an impressive run through the 2013 SEC Tournament with a win over No. 1 seed Florida to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2002.
  • 2006 Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Baseball) With a team consisting of multiple Rebels with futures in Major League Baseball, Ole Miss captured the SEC Tournament title by taking down Vanderbilt 9-3 in the championship game.
  • 2014 Ole Miss vs. Alabama (Football) In one of the most memorable games in school history, Ole Miss out-scored Alabama 20-3 in the second half to knock off the top-ranked Crimson Tide in Oxford. After a Bo Wallace touchdown pass to Jaylen Walton with under three minutes to go, Senquez Golson picked off Alabama quarterback Blake Sims in the back of the end zone with 37 seconds left to seal the victory.

 

Time (ET) Programming
midnight The Season: Ole Miss Football Fall Camp
12:30 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Boise State
1 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Memphis
1:30 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Alabama
2 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Texas A&M
2:30 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Mississippi State
3 a.m. 2013 Ole Miss vs. Florida
5 a.m. 2006 Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt
7 a.m. 2014 Ole Miss vs. Alabama
9 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Mississippi State
9:30 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Rifle
10 a.m. The Season: Spirit Squads
11 a.m. The Season: Ole Miss Track & Field
11:30 a.m The Season: Ole Miss Softball
noon The Season: Ole Miss Soccer
12:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball
1 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Women’s Tennis
1:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Men’s Tennis
2 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Women’s Golf
2:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Men’s Golf
3 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Women’s Basketball
3:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Basketball
4:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Baseball
5:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Fall Camp
6 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Boise State
6:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Vanderbilt
7 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football ULL
7:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Memphis
8 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Alabama
8:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Texas A&M
9 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Tennessee
9:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football LSU
10 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Auburn
10:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Presbyterian
11 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Arkansas
11:30 p.m. The Season: Ole Miss Football Mississippi State

(schedule subject to change)
*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.

 

About the SEC Network Takeover

The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.

 

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV,  Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.

 

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ESPN The Magazine’s Seventh Annual Body Issue Hits Newsstands Friday

–Issue Features Six Covers: Amanda Bingson, Bryce Harper, Chantae McMillan, Kevin Love, Natalie Coughlin, Odell Beckham, Jr.–

Bryce Harper‘s on-field body of work this season includes a .346 batting average and 25 home runs.

The star Washington Nationals outfielder’s off-field body of work includes a wish fulfilled: Harper is one of 24 athletes in the ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, online today and newsstands Friday.

“You’re growing up and you say: “I want to be on the front of a Wheaties box; I want to be on the front of a Topps card; I want to be on the Body Issue,” says Harper.

He is joined by NBA stars Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeAndre Jordan of the Dallas Mavericks, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., two-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner, U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer champion Ali Krieger, Olympians Aly Raisman and Natalie Coughlin, and newly crowned French Open champion Stan Wawrinka, currently in pursuit of his third Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

“I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a professional athlete,” said Krieger, whose team just yesterday defeated Japan 5-2 in the Women’s World Cup Final. “Being naked is just another aspect of that.”

This is the seventh annual edition of the Body Issue. It will include photos, personal interviews and videos of the athletes, including NHL star Tyler Seguin and three members of the Indianapolis Colts offensive line: Anthony CastonzoTodd Herremans and Jack Mewhort.

“I’ve always been a big kid,” said the 23-year-old Mewhort, who is listed at 6-foot-6, 308 pounds. “That’s why when I got this call I was like ‘they want to see me naked?’ I thought I was getting Punk’d.”

Others in the issue include professional wakeboarder Dallas Friday, rugby player Todd Clever, skateboarder Leticia Bufoni, golfer Sadena Parks, archer Khatuna Lorig, soccer player Jermaine Jones, U.S. Olympians Paige Selenski (field hockey), Amanda Bingson (hammer) and Chantae McMillan (heptathlon), along with the husband-wife team of surfer Laird Hamilton and former beach volleyball player Gabby Reece.

“Our goal is to continue to evolve the issue year after year,” ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com editor in chief Chad Millman said. “The ability to capture both the strength and vulnerability of these extraordinary athletes through such powerful images and introspective interviews is incredibly moving.”

“One of the things I love about the Body Issue so much is that it celebrates the bodies that allow us to be successful in our sport,” said Coughlin, who has won 12 Olympic swimming medals. “As a sports fan, I love seeing the differences in body types.”

Go to www.espn.com/bodyissue for photo galleries, video, interviews, and more as well as a compilation video featuring the athletes from the 2015 Body Issue.

About The Body Issue

ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue set out seven years ago with one mission: to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews. The cornerstone of each annual issue is The Bodies We Want photo portfolio, which features roughly 20 of the world’s most elite athletes posing (tastefully) nude. In years past, The Mag has featured sports icons from Venus Williams to Michael Phelps, Marshawn Lynch, and Colin Kaepernick to Amy Purdy, Candace Parker, Blake Griffin, Prince Fielder, Hope Solo, Kerri Walsh Jennings (who posed 8 months pregnant!), Apolo Anton Ohno and 77-year-old golf legend Gary Player. ESPN The Magazine has a circulation of 14 million readers, with 2.1 million subscribers. But the Body Issue reaches far beyond just sports fans.

#BodyIssue

DOWNLOAD 2015 BODY ISSUE COVERS HERE

Photo credits:

  • Amanda Bingson photographed by Peter Hapak for ESPN The Magazine
  • Bryce Harper photographed by Peter Hapak for ESPN The Magazine
  • Chantae McMillan photographed by Carlos Serrao for ESPN The Magazine
  • Kevin Love photographed by Richard Phibbs for ESPN The Magazine
  • Natalie Coughlin photographed by Williams + Hirakawa for ESPN The Magazine
  • Odell Beckham Jr. photographed by Carlos Serrao for ESPN The Magazine

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@ESPNTennis & Wimbledon – Serena/Venus Highlights the “Greatest Day in Tennis”

·         All Round of 16 Matches Monday
·         Sharapova, Azarenka & Americans Keys, Vandeweghe in Action
·         Top Four Gentlemen’s Seeds all in Action: Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Wawrinka
·         “Cross Court Coverage” with ESPN, ESPN2 all Day Monday-Wednesday
·         ABC to Air Three-Hour Review of First Week Sunday

The 26th meeting of sisters Venus and Serena Williams plus Wimbledon’s top four Gentlemen’s seeds in action highlight ESPN and ESPN2’s “Cross Court Coverage” for the Round of 16 on Monday, July 6, with both networks live all day for “The Greatest Day in Tennis” as everyone plays after Wimbledon’s traditional day of rest the “middle Sunday.” ESPN starts at 8 a.m., focused on Centre Court, while fans enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from No. 1 Court and elsewhere on ESPN2 beginning at 7 a.m.

Centre Court – ESPN

No. 1 S.Williams vs. No. 16 V.Williams

No. 3 Murray vs. No. 23Karlovic

No. 2 Federer vs. No. 20 Bautista Agut

No. 1 Court – ESPN2

No. 4 Sharapova v. Diyas

No. 4 Wawrinka v. No. 16 Goffin

No. 1 Djokovic v. No. 14 Anderson

The 33-year old Serena leads the siblings’ rivalry 14-11 over her older sister (Venus, 35), including 3-2 at Wimbledon (one semifinal won by Venus, four Championships where Venus won in 2008 Serena won three times – 2002, ’08, ‘09).

The winners on “Manic Monday” will advance to the Quarterfinals – Ladies on Tuesday, Gentlemen on Wednesday – with two more days of Cross Court Coverage – starting on ESPN and ESPN2 at 8 a.m.

The 16 Ladies and 16 Gentlemen remaining include:

  • Four of the top 10 Ladies’ seeds: No. 1 S.Williams, No. 4 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, and No. 6 Lucie Safarova.
  • Five of the top 10 Gentlemen’s seeds: 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, No. 6 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Marin Cilic.
  • 21 Wimbledon championships: No. 2 Roger Federer (7), No. 1 Serena Williams (5), No. 16 Venus Williams (5), No. 1 Novak Djokovic (2), No. 4 Maria Sharapova (1), No. 3 Andy Murray (1).
  • Winners of other Majors: 4 Stan Wawrinka (2), No. 23 Victoria Azarenka (2), No. 9 Marin Cilic (1).
  • 34 Major championships among the Ladies’, all in the top half (Serena-20, Venus-7, Sharapova-5, Azarenka-2).
  • Five Americans (four are women)– No. 21 Madison Keys, CoCo Vandeweghe and Denis Kudla, in addition to the Williams sisters
  • Ivo Karlovic is the oldest man (36) in the Wimbledon Round of 16 since 1976 (Niki Pilic, also 36).

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to the trophies – will climax with the Ladies’ Championship on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 12.

  • Round of 16 Matches Monday, July 6 (paired matches meet in Quarterfinals)
  • 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 14 Kevin Anderson
  • 9 Marin Cilic vs. Denis Kudla
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 16 David Goffin
  • 21 Richard Gasquet vs. No. 26 Nick Kyrgios
  • 22 Victor Troicki vs. Vasek Pospisil
  • 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 23 Ivo Karlovic
  • 6 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon
  • 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut
  • 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 16 Venus Williams
  • 23 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 30 Belinda Bencic
  • 4 Maria Sharapova vs. Zarina Diyas
  • 6 Lucie Safarova vs. CoCo Vandeweghe
  • 5 Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 20 Garbine Muguruza
  • 15 Timea Bacsinszky vs. Monica Niculescu
  • 21 Madison Keys vs. Olga Govortsova
  • 13 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 28 Jelena Jankovic
  • ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week on the “middle Sunday,” July 5 – Wimbledon’s traditional day of rest – at 3 p.m. The major areas of focus will include the third-round comeback from the brink by No. 1 Serena Williams, the surprising fourth consecutive early loss by Rafael Nadal, and a look at Monday’s matchups, including the 26th edition of Serena vs. Venus Williams. In addition, the 40th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and the 35th anniversary of the memorable Bjorn Borg-John McEnroe final will be noted.
  • ESPN3 has increased its multi-screen offering to a tennis Major record 1,500 hours – 15 courts (Centre, Courts 1-3, 5-12, and 16-18.) presented from first ball to last ball each day, with action available on demand afterwards.  In addition, ESPN3 will again offer AELTC’s daily Live@Wimbledon.  All singles matches will be available in Spanish via ESPNDeportes+.

Looking Back at Week One

ESPN’s Jason Goodall uses computer technology to examine all manner of topics in tennis:

  • Stan Wawrinka discussed his expectations at Wimbledon fresh off his French Open victory, his much-discussed shorts in Paris and his appearance without them in ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue”: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13170836

Miscellany

Looking Ahead to Week Two

  • Breakfast at Wimbledon starts the final four days – Thursday, July 9, to the Championships – hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. on July 9-10 leading into the semifinals, and at 8 a.m. on July 11-12, previewing the Championships – all on ESPN.
  • As in 2014, for the semifinals and championships an additional “ESPN3 Surround” feed will be added with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.
  • ABC will present three-hour encore presentations of the Championships on the day they take place, July 11 and 12, at 3 p.m.

ESPN Classic is airing six matches on the exact day of their 15-, 25-, 30-, 35- or 40-year anniversary:

  • 1980 Gentlemen’s Championship (John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg) on Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m.
  • 1975 Gentlemen’s Championship (Jimmy Connors vs. Arthur Ashe) on Sunday, July 5, at 7 a.m.
  • 1985 Ladies’ Championship (Chris Evert Lloyd vs. Martina Navratilova) on Monday, July 6, at 5 a.m.
  • 1990 Ladies’ Championship (Zina Garrison vs. Martina Navratilova) on Tuesday, July 7, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Ladies’ Championship (Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams) on Wednesday, July 8, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Gentlemen’s Championship (Pat Rafter vs. Pete Sampras) on Thursday, July 9, at 5 a.m.

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2015

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
Mon, July 6 – Sun, July 12 6:30 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day;Live@Wimbledon ESPN3 Live
   
Sun, July 5 3 – 6 p.m. Highlights of Week One ABC Tape
Mon, July 6 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Round of 16, No. 1 Court & others ESPN2 Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Round of 16, Centre Court ESPN Live
Tue, July 7 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Court One ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 8 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,Court One ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 9 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN Live
Fri, July 10 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN Live
Sat, July 11 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Tape
Sun, July 12 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Tape

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Missouri Takeover Schedule for July 7 on SEC Network

SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Tuesday, July 7, with the Missouri Tigers taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Missouri alum John Anderson, the Tigers selected a dozen marquee television events from the vault* to relive with fans.

Missouri #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes:

  •  #MizzouMade: SEC Network Takeover Mizzou fans can get fired up for the upcoming season with this half-hour special which includes a one-on-one visit with new Athletic Director Mack Rhoades, as well as a special look at the popular new football promotional video. The show also features vignettes on several Olympic sport programs.
  • 2010 Oklahomas vs. Missouri (Football): The Sooners came in with the No. 1 ranking in the BCS polls, but Gahn McGaffie’s 86-yard kickoff return touchdown to open the game sent the Tigers on their way to the program’s first-ever win over a No. 1 team.
  • 2013 Tennessee vs. Missouri (Softball): What’s a good way to beat the #2 team in the nation? Chelsea Thomas’ plan included not allowing a single hit.  Great plan, Chelsea!
  • 2015 Arkansas vs. Missouri (Women’s Basketball): Robin Pingeton’s team made big strides in 2014-15, and this win over border rival Arkansas closed the regular season showing how much promise awaits in the future.
  • 2014 LSU vs. Missouri (Soccer): Mizzou reached the NCAA Tournament with an outstanding season in 2014, and it was achieved thanks to many quality victories such as this 3-1 win over LSU.
  • 2005 South Carolina vs. Missouri (Football): Throw in a dash of Marcus King, a pinch of Chase Coffman and a whole mess of Brad Smith, and you’ve got a recipe for the biggest comeback win in Mizzou history.
  • 2013 Tennessee vs. Missouri (Women’s Basketball): On Jan. 10th, Tennessee dealt Mizzou an 84-39 defeat. Just three weeks later the Tigers turned the tables to the tune of an 80-63 win at Mizzou Arena, thanks to 26 points from Morgan Eye – representing a 62-point turnaround!
  • 2009 Kansas vs. Missouri (Men’s Basketball): After a rough first half, the Tigers rallied behind the gritty play of DeMarre Carroll, and were celebrating in the end after a thrilling last-second game-winning shot by “Big Shot” Zaire Taylor.
  • 2012 Tennessee vs. Missouri (Volleyball): Mizzou’s first year in the SEC was highlighted by this gutsy comeback win over No. 17 Tennessee in the first SEC match at the Hearnes Center. Team Kreklow rallied from a two-game deficit to post a five-game win in its SEC opener.
  • 2015 South Carolina vs. Missouri (Baseball): The Tigers had a flair for the dramatic in 2015, and this early-season win over 6th-ranked South Carolina featured just that – a walk-off, extra-inning win for Mizzou!
  • 2013 Texas A&M vs. Missouri (Football): In just its second year in the SEC, Mizzou hosted Texas A&M and reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel with the Eastern Division title on the line. With so much tension in the air, Henry Josey scampered his way into Tiger fans’ hearts forever with a game-clinching TD run late in this thrilling game.
  • 2007 Kansas vs. Missouri (Football): The nation’s second-oldest rivalry was the center of the college football universe as the No. 4 Tigers took on the No. 2 Jayhawks, with the winner set to claim the No. 1 spot. An instant classic that will be remembered for generations to come.
  • 2012 Kansas vs. Missouri (Men’s Basketball): What better way to send a longtime rival out the door with a dramatic comeback win? Marcus Denmon saw to it personally, as his nine-straight points in the final two minutes turned an eight-point deficit into a big Mizzou win.

 

Time (ET) Programming
midnight #MizzouMade: SEC Network Takeover
12:30 a.m. 2010 Oklahomas vs. Missouri
2:30 .m. 2013 Tennessee vs. Missouri
4 a.m. 2015 Arkansas vs. Missouri
5:30 a.m. 2014 LSU vs. Missouri
7:30 a.m. Missouri Featured
8 a.m. 2005 South Carolina vs. Missouri
10 a.m. 2013 Tennessee vs. Missouri
11:30 a.m. 2009 Kansas vs. Missouri
1:30 p.m. 2012 Tennessee vs. Missouri
3 p.m. 2015 South Carolina vs. Missouri
5 p.m. 2013 Texas A&M vs. Missouri
7 p.m. #MizzouMade: SEC Network Takeover
7:30 p.m. 2007 Kansas vs. Missouri
10 p.m. 2012 Kansas vs. Missouri

(schedule subject to change)

*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.

 

About the SEC Network Takeover

The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.

 

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV,  Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.

 

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ESPN & Wimbledon 2015 – Parade of Former Champions Seek Slot on Manic Monday

·         Round Three Friday, Saturday on ESPN Leads to “Greatest Day in Tennis” – Manic Monday
·         July 4 Breakfast at Wimbledon to Look at Arthur Ashe’s Legacy, 40 Years after Winning Wimbledon
·         “Cross Court Coverage” with ESPN, ESPN2 all Day Returns Monday-Wednesday

ESPN’s third-round action from Wimbledon on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, Independence Day, will include top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams – facing local favorite Heather Watson – plus other former champions Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams – on track to face her sister in Monday’s Round of 16. Others in action include French Open winner Stan Wawrinka, Caroline Wozniacki, plus John Isner, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Coco Vandeweghe – the remaining American contingent in England on this Fourth of July weekend.

Saturday’s action will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m. ET, hosted by Mike Tirico. Key features:

  • Two segments focusing on Arthur Ashe, upon the 40th anniversary of his stunning upset of Jimmy Connors in the 1975 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship. Key figures in tennis will discuss Ashe, on and off the court.
  • John Isner prepares breakfast in his Wimbledon home for ESPN’s LZ Granderson, and they discuss the historic longest match in tennis history – Isner over Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 – which took place five years ago at Wimbledon.
  • A discussion of what was learned in Week One at Wimbledon and a preview of the day’s matches.

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to the trophies – will climax with the Ladies’ and Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 12.

Highlights

  • Third round action begins Friday, July 3, at 7 a.m. on ESPN and ESPN3. Key matches:
  • 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 27 Bernard Tomic
  • 1 Serena Williams vs. Heather Watson
  • 4 Maria Sharapova vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • 16 Venus Williams vs. Aleksandra Krunic
  • 9 Marin Cilic vs. No. 17 John Isner
  • 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. Fernando Verdasco
  • 7 Milos Raonic vs. No. 26 Nick Krygios
  • 6 Lucie Safarova vs. Sloane Stephens
  • 11 Grigor Dimitrov vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet
  • On Saturday, July 4, ESPN again begins at 7 a.m., but with the one-hour Breakfast at Wimbledon before another day full of action.  Key matches:
  • 2 Roger Federer vs. Sam Groth
  • 3 Andy Murray vs. Andreas Seppi
  • 2 Petra Kvitova vs. No. 28 Jelena Jankovic
  • 5 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Camila Giorgi
  • 21 Madison Keys vs. Tatjana Maria
  • ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week on the “middle Sunday,” July 5 – Wimbledon’s traditional annual day of rest – at 3 p.m.
  • Cross Court Coverage” returns the first three days of the second week, when everyone plays Round of 16 matches in what is called “The Greatest Day in Tennis” and “Manic Monday.” ESPN starts at 8 a.m., focused on Centre Court all day while fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from No. 1 Court and elsewhere on ESPN2 beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6, and at 8 a.m. on July 7 and 8.
  • Breakfast at Wimbledon starts the final four days – Thursday, July 9, to the Championships – hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. on July 9-10 leading into the semifinals, and at 8 a.m. on July 11-12, previewing the Championships – all on ESPN.
  • ABC will present three-hour encore presentations of the Championships on the day they take place, July 11 and 12, at 3 p.m.

ESPN Classic is airing six matches on the exact day of their 15-, 25-, 30-, 35- or 40-year anniversary:

  • 1980 Gentlemen’s Championship (John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg) on Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m.
  • 1975 Gentlemen’s Championship (Jimmy Connors vs. Arthur Ashe) on Sunday, July 5, at 7 a.m.
  • 1985 Ladies’ Championship (Chris Evert Lloyd vs. Martina Navratilova) on Monday, July 6, at 5 a.m.
  • 1990 Ladies’ Championship (Zina Garrison vs. Martina Navratilova) on Tuesday, July 7, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Ladies’ Championship (Lindsay Davenport vs. Venus Williams) on Wednesday, July 8, at 5 a.m.
  • 2000 Gentlemen’s Championship (Pat Rafter vs. Pete Sampras) on Thursday, July 9, at 5 a.m.

 

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2015

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
Fri, July 3

 

7 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day; Live@Wimbledon ESPN3 Live
Sat, July 4

Mon, July 6 –

Sun, July 12

6:30 a.m. All TV Courts (up to 15), all day;

Live@Wimbledon

ESPN3 Live
   
Fri, July 3 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Early Round Action

No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 27 Bernard Tomic

No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Heather Watson

No. 4 Maria Sharapova vs. Irina-Camelia Begu

No. 16 Venus Williams vs. Aleksandra Krunic

No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. No. 17 John Isner

No. 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. Fernando Verdasco

No. 7 Milos Raonic vs. No. 26 Nick Krygios

No. 6 Lucie Safarova vs. Sloane Stephens

ESPN Live
Sat, July 4 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Early Round Action

No. 2 Roger Federer vs. Sam Groth

No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Andreas Seppi

No. 2 Petra Kvitova vs. No. 28 Jelena Jankovic

No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Camila Giorgi

No. 21 Madison Keys vs. Tatjana Maria

ESPN Live
Sun, July 5 3 – 6 p.m. Highlights of Week One ABC Tape
Mon, July 6 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Round of 16, No. 1 Court & others ESPN2 Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Round of 16, Centre Court ESPN Live
Tue, July 7 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals,

Centre Court

ESPN Live
  8 – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Court One ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 8 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,

Court One

ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 9 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN Live
Fri, July 10 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN Live
Sat, July 11 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Tape
Sun, July 12 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Tape

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Mississippi State Takeover Schedule for July 6 on SEC Network

SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Monday, July 6, with Mississippi State taking over the national television network for 24 hours. Mississippi State has selected eight marquee television events from the vault* to relive with fans.  Viewers will also be treated to classic documentaries and insightful interviews with coaches re-living the year in Bulldog athletics.

“Since both the SEC Network and Mississippi State are finishing up a great year, wrapping the Network coverage in Maroon and White only seems fitting,” said Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin. “Bulldog fans will have a chance to re-live the glory of the Bulldogs’ run to No. 1 in football, as well as many of the moments that defined a historic 2014-15 athletic year.”

 

Mississippi State #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes: 

  • 1999 Egg Bowl: Trailing 20–6, MSU rallied late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. A key interception in the final minute led to a game-winning 44-yard field goal in one of the most exciting ‘Egg Bowl’ finishes ever at raucous Davis Wade Stadium.
  • 2015 Florida vs. Mississippi State (Softball): Trailing 3-0 heading into the final frame, the Bulldogs rallied for five runs, including a walk-off three-run homer to stun eventual national champion Florida in the series finale.
  • 2012 SEC Baseball Championship Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: MSU won five games in Hoover culminating with a 3-0 shutout of Vanderbilt to claim its first SEC Tournament title since 2005.
  • ESPNU Road Trip: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: The ESPNU Road Trip crew spent a few days behind the scenes with the Bulldogs from practice to Coach Dan Mullen’s office leading up to MSU’s SEC tilt with Vanderbilt.
  • Best Of Relentless: Insightful interviews with key MSU athletes during the 2014-15 athletic year produced by HailState Productions.
  • 2015 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State (Women’s Basketball): Freshman Victoria Vivians buried a three to lift No. 17 MSU past No. 13 Texas A&M, 63-61, in an SEC overtime thriller from Humphrey Coliseum.
  • Mississippi State Summer Football Tour: SEC Network’s Peter Burns and Greg McElroy went all-access with head coach Dan Mullen, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and quarterback Dak Prescott to preview the 2015 season.
  • The Rise To Number 1: A look back at one of the most memorable seasons in MSU football history as seen through the eyes of HailState Productions. Re-live the powerful moments that saw the Bulldogs go from unranked to No. 1 quicker than any team in college football history, complete with a recap of MSU’s first ESPN College GameDay appearance.
  • 2014 Mississippi State vs. LSU (Football): Quarterback Dak Prescott racked up 373 yards of total offense as unranked MSU went into Death Valley and defeated No. 8 LSU, 34-29. It was the Bulldogs’ first win in Baton Rouge since 1991.
  • 2014 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State (Football): MSU’s offensive assault led to another top 10 team going down as the Bulldogs beat No. 6 Texas A&M, 48-31, in Davis Wade Stadium.
  • 2014 Auburn vs. Mississippi State (Football): For the first time in college football since 1983, a team defeated three straight top-10 opponents as MSU topped No. 2 Auburn, 38-23, before a record crowd in arguably the biggest game in Davis Wade Stadium history. The victory solidified the Bulldogs’ first No. 1 national ranking.
  • SEC Storied: Thunder and Lightning: A documentary based on former MSU baseball All-Americans Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro and the legendary 1985 team with exclusive interviews.
  • One Night In March:  The award-winning story of Mississippi State’s 1963 basketball team who made history when they defied the state’s segregation politics to play the integrated team from Loyola University of Chicago.
  • 2004 Alabama vs. Mississippi State (Men’s Basketball): The Bulldogs come from behind to beat the Crimson Tide in overtime 82-81 and sink their first SEC Title since 1963.

  

Time (ET) Program Title
midnight 1999 Egg Bowl
2 a.m. 2015 Florida vs. Mississippi State
4 a.m. 2012 SEC Baseball Championship Vanderbilt vs. Miss State
6:30 a.m. ESPNU Road Trip: Vanderbilt vs. Miss State
7 a.m. Best Of Relentless
8:30 a.m. 2015 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State
10:30 a.m. Mississippi State Summer Football Tour
11 a.m. The Rise To Number 1
noon 2014 Mississippi State vs. LSU Football
2 p.m. 2014 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State Football
4 p.m. 2014 Auburn vs. Mississippi State Football
6 p.m. SEC Storied: Thunder and Lightning
7:30 p.m. Best Of Relentless (encore)
9 p.m. One Night In March
10 p.m. 2004 Alabama vs. Mississippi State

(schedule subject to change)

*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.

About the SEC Network Takeover

The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV,  Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.

 

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Kentucky’s Takeover Schedule for July 4 on SEC Network

Fans will be able to relive memorable contests and see their favorite Wildcat stars in all-day programming

SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues on Saturday, July 4 with the Kentucky Wildcats taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of men’s basketball head coach John Calipari and football head coach Mark Stoops, Kentucky will showcase 13 memorable events from the vault* to relive with fans. The day’s programming will also include a feature spotlighting UK volleyball’s two-week trip to China and the Big Blue (P)Review Show.

In addition to taking over the programming portion of the SEC Network, fans will also have the chance to hear from Calipari and Stoops on social media. The two head coaches will add their take to the @SECNetwork Twitter handle throughout the day.

“As the Big Blue Nation celebrates Independence Day, Wildcat fans will enjoy reliving some of our greatest triumphs of recent years,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “From dominant victories to last-second thrillers, along with some special event programming, UK Takeover Day on the Fourth of July will be a blast!”

Kentucky #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes:

  • Kentucky vs. Kansas (Nov. 11, 2011): In this early-season men’s basketball contest, freshman stars Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a coming-out party on the national stage at Madison Square Garden in a preview of the eventual 2012 National Championship game.
  • Kentucky vs. Tennessee (Sept. 26, 2012): Behind unbelievable defense and brilliant offensive execution, the UK volleyball team achieved a feat it had not completed since 1995. Juniors Whitney Billings and Alexandra Morgan combined for 19 kills without committing a single error in one of the more dominating performances in program history.
  • Kentucky vs. Arkansas (Feb. 20, 2015): Sparked by a season-high vault score, the Kentucky gymnastics team rallied from behind on the final rotation to topple No. 14 Arkansas.
  • Kentucky vs. Florida (Oct. 19, 2014): Fourth-ranked Florida with a high-powered offense met a determined UK soccer team ready to deliver head coach Jon Lipsitz a signature victory. Behind goals scored within 17 minutes of each other, Lipsitz and the Wildcats secured their first victory over a top-five opponent in program history.
  • Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (March 14, 2010): First there was the ‘Call Me’ game, and then there was ‘The Put-back.’ In one of the more exhilarating SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship games in league history, DeMarcus Cousins forced overtime against the Bulldogs with a put-back shot as time expired in regulation to steal all of the momentum and set the stage for a Wildcat victory in overtime.
  • Kentucky vs. South Carolina (March 16, 2012): Trailing by a run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, junior catcher Luke Maile crushed a two-run, walk-off home run to centerfield to lift the No. 16 Kentucky baseball team to a series-opening 4-3 win over No. 2 South Carolina. It was the start to a series-sweep over the second-ranked Gamecocks and one of the most exciting series victories in program history.
  • Big Blue InterNATIONal: Kentucky Volleyball to China: A documentary-style video showcases a two-week trip to China, where the team combined competition and culture into an once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Wildcats visited five cities, played seven matches against some of the elite Chinese professional teams and went on an educational journey along the way.
  • Big Blue (P)Review: Eleven two-minute hits with Kentucky’s head coaches will allow fans to relive the 2014-15 season and look ahead to 2015-16.
  • Kentucky vs. LSU (May 9, 2014): The 2014 softball season was a season of firsts which included a memorable run to its first-ever Women’s College World Series. But, the magic began with an improbable run to the SEC Softball Championship game highlighted by an exciting victory over LSU in the semifinals. Tied 2-2, in the top of the ninth the Wildcats executed a two-run, two-out rally to fuel the magic.
  • Kentucky vs. South Carolina (March 1, 2015): Second-ranked and SEC Women’s Basketball Champion South Carolina arrived in Memorial Coliseum on March 1, 2015 ready to spoil Senior Day festivities for the Wildcats. But, 20 forced turnovers and 22 second-half points from Jen O’Neill and Makayla Epps helped the Wildcats celebrate in a BIG way.
  • Kentucky vs. Kansas (Nov. 18, 2014): Some will say the party began the day the Harrisons announced their return for their sophomore seasons. Some will say the party began in the Bahamas. But, everyone joined the party when the Kentucky men’s basketball team met Kansas in the Champions Classic in the third game of the season in 2014-15. That’s when everyone realized what ‘Let’s Ball’ really meant.
  • Kentucky vs. Louisville (Sept. 15, 2007): Where were you the night ‘Stevie Got Loose?’ In an epic showdown between instate rivals which was capped by a finish for the ages, the Kentucky-Louisville basketball game was the start of something special that made the entire Big Blue Nation believers in 2007.
  • Kentucky vs. South Carolina (Oct. 4, 2014): A blackout. Chrome helmets. Nifty dance moves. And one unforgettable victory. Jojo Kemp scored three touchdowns, while Bud Dupree picked off a pass and ran it back for a touchdown to help lead the Wildcats football team to the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in Kentucky history and the biggest win thus far in the Mark Stoops era.
  • Kentucky vs. Louisville (Dec. 27, 2014): In the final non-conference game of the men’s basketball season for the historic 2014-15 Wildcats, UK traveled to Louisville in a top-five matchup just days after Christmas. Both teams entered the game undefeated. Only one emerged unscathed.

 

 

Time (ET) Programming
midnight 2011 Kansas vs. Kentucky (Men’s Basketball)
2 a.m. 2012 Tennessee vs. Kentucky (Volleyball)
3:30 a.m. 2015 Arkansas vs. Kentucky (Gymnastics)
5 a.m. 2014 Kentucky vs. Florida (Women’s Soccer)
7 a.m. 2010 SEC Basketball Tournament Championship Game: Kentucky vs. Mississippi State
9 a.m. 2012 South Carolina vs. Kentucky (Baseball)
11 a.m. Big Blue InterNATIONal: Kentucky Volleyball to China
11:30 a.m. Big Blue (P)Review
noon 2014 LSU vs. Kentucky (Softball)
2 p.m. 2015 South Carolina vs. Kentucky (women’s Basketball)
4 p.m. 2014 Kansas vs. Kentucky (Men’s Basketball)
6 p.m. 2007 Louisville vs. Kentucky (Football)
8 p.m. 2014 South Carolina vs. Kentucky (Football)
10 p.m. 2014 Louisville vs. Kentucky (Men’s Basketball)

 

 

(schedule subject to change)

*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.

 

About the SEC Network Takeover

The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.

 

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV,  Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.

 

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LSU’s Takeover Schedule for July 5 on SEC Network

SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Sunday, July 5, with the LSU Tigers taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of the Alex Bregman, LSU baseball player and the No. 2 pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the Tigers selected 13 marquee television events from the vault* to relive with fans.

LSU #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes:

  • 2015 Florida vs. LSU (Gymnastics): A record crowd of 12,217 inside the Maravich Center witnessed the No. 3 Tigers take down second-ranked Florida in a display of high-quality gymnastics from both squads. LSU senior Rheagan Courville led the way with her record-tying 25th career all-around title.
  • 2007 Virginia Tech vs. LSU (Football): LSU scored on four of its first five possessions and the Tiger defense didn’t allow Virginia Tech to cross midfield until the third quarter in a 48-7 victory over the ninth-ranked Hokies in Tiger Stadium. In a game that saw LSU dominate in all phases, the Tigers raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back in a contest that was billed as a defensive battle.
  • 2014 LSU vs. Texas A&M (Volleyball): On the road in a hostile environment, the LSU volleyball team looked to keep its double-digit winning streak alive at Texas A&M in what turned out to be a barn-burner finish in Reed Arena.
  • 2013 Georgia vs. LSU (Women’s Basketball): Two-time All-SEC First-Team performer Theresa Plaisance leads LSU to a gritty 62-54 victory over No. 9 Georgia in the program’s annual “Pink Game” to benefit breast cancer awareness. The Lady Tigers were masterful at the foul line down the stretch to secure the eight-point win.
  • 2002 LSU vs. Arizona (Men’s Basketball): LSU had some memorable games against Arizona in the 1990s and early 2000s, but none more notable than the early Christmas present John Brady and the Tigers gave fans when it knocked off the No. 1 Wildcats, 66-65, at the Maravich Center. The game was nationally televised on ESPN2, and Dick Vitale was in the house. Ironically, it was Vitale was on the headset for the game known as Shaq’s coming out party in 1990 versus Arizona.
  • 2007 LSU vs. Florida (Football): An epic battle of two college football heavyweights, LSU willed itself, behind the play of Jacob Hester and the gutsy play calling of Les Miles, to a 28-24 win over seventh-ranked Florida in Tiger Stadium.
  • 2015 SEC Golf Championship: LSU’s men’s golf team clinches its 16th SEC title all-time with a three-shot victory over Vanderbilt and South Carolina. With SEC Coach of the Year Chuck Winstead and All-SEC performers Stewart Jolly, Brandon Pierce, Eric Ricard and Zach Wright leading the way, the Tigers fired a winning score of 13-under par 827 to win their first SEC title since 1987.
  • 2015 LSU vs. Kentucky (Women’s Basketball): LSU topples its second Top 15 opponent in four days as the Lady Tigers outgun Kentucky in a high-scoring affair. Sheila Boykin tied her career-high with 14 points and added 11 rebounds to collect her third double-double of the season.
  • 2015 LSU vs. Florida (Softball): Looking to even its series against the top-ranked and defending national champion Florida Gators, the Tigers thwart a late-inning comeback bid with a wild finish you have to see to believe.
  • 2014 LSU vs. Kentucky (Men’s Basketball): The roads were covered in ice and travel conditions were hazardous on the night of Jan. 28 when LSU and No. 11 Kentucky met in ESPN’s Super Tuesday contest. Brad Nessler dubbed the Maravich Center, the “Ice Dome” and some 3,600 students stuck in the dorms were enticed to come cheer the Tigers on. Coach Johnny Jones and the Tigers got them going early and went onto an 87-82 win as Johnny O’Bryant III fueled the Tigers with 29 points.
  • 2014 SEC Baseball Tournament: LSU vs. Florida: The Tigers had their eyes set on a second straight SEC Tournament championship against a feisty Florida team. LSU senior Sean McMullen delivered the clutch two-out, two-run homerun to lift the Tigers to victory.
  • 2011 SEC Football Championship Georgia vs. LSU: Tyrann Mathieu ignited undefeated and top-ranked LSU with a first half punt return for a touchdown as the Tigers completed the school’s first 13-0 regular season in school history with a 42-10 win over Georgia
  • 2015 LSU vs. Texas A&M (Baseball): In a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2, an unlikely hero emerged to provide late-game theatrics and send the Alex Box Stadium crowd into a frenzy. Pinch-hitting DH Danny Zardon ripped a walk-off single down the left field line to give LSU the thrilling win.

 

Time (ET) Programming
midnight 2015 Florida vs. LSU
2 a.m. 2007 Virginia Tech vs. LSU
4:30 a.m. 2014 LSU vs. Texas A&M
6 a.m. 2013 Georgia vs. LSU
7:30 a.m. 2002 LSU vs. Arizona
9 a.m. 2007 LSU vs. Florida
11:30 a.m. 2015 SEC Golf Championship
Noon 2015 LSU vs. Kentucky
1:30 p.m. 2015 LSU vs. Florida
3 p.m. 2014 LSU vs. Kentucky
4:30 p.m. 2014 LSU vs. Florida
7 p.m. 2011 SEC Football Championship
9:30 p.m. 2015 LSU vs. Texas A&M

(schedule subject to change)

*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.

 

About the SEC Network Takeover

The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.

The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV,  Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.

 

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ESPN Weekly Enterprise jOURnalism Release

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Rice’s Road Back

Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN; 10 a.m. ESPN2; Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., ESPN)

Outside the Lines 25th Anniversary Special (Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m., ESPN)

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John Barr and Mike Rice

In 2013, then-Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice made headlines when video of him physically and verbally abusing his players went viral. Rice’s coaching tactics shocked the nation, cost him his job and changed the way other NCAA coaches have interacted with their teams. Now, more than two years removed from the scandal, Rice is still traveling the road back to redemption. And, as he tells John Barr in an extensive and at times emotional interview, he’s still hopeful that college basketball will want him back.

“When I did see the tape for the first time, I called Mike and said, ‘Well, you know you’re gettin’ fired, right?’”  — Rob Kennedy, president of Hoop Group, on his reaction after seeing video of his friend, Mike Rice, abusing his Rutgers players

“Somebody’s gotta believe in Mike Rice and his changes and things that he’s done to, you know, develop and improve himself.” – Mike Rice on hoping to land a college coaching job

 

Around the World in 7 Days

SportsCenter (Sunday 10 a.m., 11p.m., multiple shows throughout the day)

july 2 2015 week

The grueling World Marathon Challenge – 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents  –appeals to the most dedicated endurance athletes. And to Ted Jackson. The spirited 42-year-old Englishman is a husband, father, school housemaster and opera singer. Though he prides himself on nominal training and the virtues of junk food, Jackson competed for a cause and was committed to completing the challenge. Jeremy Schaap reports for SC Featured on Jackson’s remarkable week around the world.

“Absolutely, make it harder for yourself. Anybody can do it if you train.” – Ted Jackson, on why he doesn’t train

“You know, he’s not the fittest man.” Alabama Jackson, Ted Jackson’s daughter

“It was a hammer blow. You just think we have plans, you know and what does this mean?  And if you go on the internet, it’s just doom and gloom.” – Ted Jackson, on learning of his wife’s illness

 

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Bob Holtzman with U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan.

Bob Holtzman readies for a live shot. (Photo courtesy Bob Holtzman)

Bob Holtzman, SportsCenter’s U.S. Women’s National Team “beat” reporter, has been one of nearly a dozen ESPN reporters in Canada who have provided extensive coverage from each of the participating World Cup teams. He described to Front Row what the experience has been like.

 

Why Lindsay Davenport is Applauding Andy Murray

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Former Wimbledon champion Lindsay Davenport, now coaching Madison Keys, hopes that Andy Murray has started a trend in which gender is taken out of the coaching equation. Mark Hodgkinson reports.

 

Sports Reporters

This week’s Panel* (Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ESPN; 10:30 a.m., ESPN2)

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John Saunders, Israel Gutierrez, Jeremy Schaap, Gene Wojciechowski

*Subject to change