For the second straight year, every* Southeastern Conference Spring Football Game will be televised live on a national network. SEC Network’s coverage begins with the South Carolina Spring Game on Saturday, April 1 and continues for five consecutive weeks. Every game will also be available through connected devices on the ESPN and WatchESPN apps. Talent … Read More
Annual NBA-College Hoops Crossover on Wednesday is precursor to 100th Episode of College GameDay.
ESPNU will televise the No. 5 UCLA at No. 4 Utah Gymnastic meet on Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. MT). The Top 5 meet marks the first time the network has televised the traditional powerhouse teams in the regular season.
ESPN continues to strengthen its commitment to journalism, enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling by signing Ryan Smith of ABC News for ESPN’s award-winning programs Outside the Lines and E:60. In addition to contributing as a host to both shows, Smith will report feature stories and investigative pieces while providing legal analysis across multiple ESPN platforms and ABC News. Smith, an attorney and New York-based correspondent, has contributed to ESPN as a … Read More
ESPN The Magazine’s Entertainment Issue is back, with two stars who lit up the pop culture landscape this weekend, each paired with an NBA phenom, on the eve of the league’s All Star Weekend. Leslie Jones slayed on Saturday Night Live to record ratings with her Trump sketch—and Knicks star big man Kristaps Porzingis learned what it’s like to post up against her, in The Mag’s hilarious cover Q&A with the pair. In our second cover story, Chicago’s own Jimmy Butler and Chance the Rapper—who brought home 3 Grammys Sunday night, including best new artist—took the conversation in a much more serious direction, tapping into the deep connection each star feels to his hometown community. And with Oscar season fast upon us, don’t miss the Warriors season reimagined as a Hollywood script in three acts, by award-winning screenwriters David Kohan, Adam McKay and Cheo Hodari Coker.
espnW will once again bring its signature Women + Sports conference to the Midwest with the second annual espnW: Women + Sports, Chicago event. Taking place on Wednesday, May 3, the one-day conference will unite leaders in sports and business for discussions, presentations and activities geared to inspire and engage women in sports. Among the featured speakers and panelists will be gymnast and Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Hernandez — who is coming off her win on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars — and veteran Chicago sports broadcaster Peggy Kusinski
The PlayStation Vue Crossover – basketball doubleheaders on ESPN and ESPN2 on Wednesday, Feb. 15 – will feature a mix of NBA and college basketball analysts on the call of each game.
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The Golden State Warriors’ decisive 130-114 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night on ABC delivered a 4.1 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated, non-Christmas NBA regular-season game on any network since 2013, according to Nielsen. It also marked a series-best for NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, which is currently in its second season, and it was up 58 percent from last season’s comparable ABC game, (Warriors-Clippers, 2/20/16, 2.6).
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will celebrate its 100th episode at North Carolina, which will be making its record-16th appearance on the show, on Saturday, Feb. 18, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T matchup showcasing No. 12 Virginia at No. 8 North Carolina (ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET).