SiriusXM Announces 2015 NFL Training Camp Tour Schedule

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOSiriusXM NFL Radio’s annual radio series kicks off July 31;

Will feature live shows from all 32 NFL team camps 

NEW YORK – July 29, 2015 – SiriusXM announced the schedule for its annual SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour, which will begin July 31 and feature live shows from all 32 NFL teams’ training camps to prepare fans for the 2015 NFL season. 

SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts will broadcast live on location from each training camp site, giving listeners around the country an in-depth look at their favorite teams and players as they prepare for the coming season. The series will present an expert breakdown of every roster, one-on-one interviews with players, coaches and franchise executives, and reports on rookies and veterans. A schedule detailing show times, hosts and locations appears below and at SiriusXM.com/NFL

SiriusXM NFL Radio is available on channel 88 on satellite radios.  Subscribers to the SiriusXM All Access package – which includes satellite radio and internet listening – also get access to the channel via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com.  

Hosts on the SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour include former NFL team executives Bill Polian, Gil Brandt, Pat Kirwan, Mark Dominik and Phil Savage, former players Rich Gannon, Jim Miller,Anthony “Booger” McFarland, Kirk Morrison and Takeo Spikes, plus Alex Marvez, Bob Papa, Bruce Murray, Vic Carucci, Marc Vandermeer, Jeff Rickard, Howard Balzer and Zig Fracassi. 

On Saturday, August 8, SiriusXM NFL Radio will broadcast live from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, for the induction of the Class of 2015. Listeners will hear coverage as eight more of the game’s greats are enshrined, including Bill Polian and Tim Brown, who are now SiriusXM analysts, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tinglehoff and Ron Wolf. 

2015 SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Tour Schedule: (All times ET)

 

Fri, Jul. 31:                    Pittsburgh Steelers, Latrobe, PA

                                    7-10pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

 

Sat, Aug. 1:                  Cleveland Browns, Berea, OH

                                       12-3pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                       San Diego Chargers, San Diego, CA

                                       3-6pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

 

Mon, Aug. 3:              New England Patriots, Foxborough, MA

                                    3-6 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                    Oakland Raiders, Napa, CA

                                    7-10 pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

 

Tue, Aug. 4:                  Green Bay Packers, Green Bay, WI

                                         1 – 4pm, Hosts: Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon

                                         Indianapolis Colts, Anderson, IN

                                         8-11 pm, Hosts: Jeff Rickard and Phil Savage

                                         New York Jets, Florham Park, NJ

                                         4-7pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

Wed, Aug. 5:                 Dallas Cowboys, Oxnard, CA

                                          7-10 pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

 

Thu, Aug. 6:                  New York Giants, East Rutherford, NJ

                                         7-11am, Host: Bob Papa

                                         Chicago Bears, Bourbonnais, IL

                                         3-6 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                         Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati, OH

                                          7-10pm, Hosts: Jeff Rickard and Takeo Spikes

 

 Fri, Aug. 7:                    Buffalo Bills, Pittsford, NY

                                         3-6 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

 Sat, Aug. 8:                  Pro Hall of Fame, Canton, OH

                                        11am-7pm, Hosts: Gil Brandt, Howard Balzer, Alex Marvez, Vic Carucci

 

 Sun, Aug. 9:                  New Orleans Saints, White Sulphur Springs, WV

                                         4-7:30 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

 

 Mon, Aug. 10:               Atlanta Falcons, Flowery Branch, GA

                                           12-3pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

                                          Washington Redskins, Richmond, VA

                                           3-6 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                              

Tue, Aug. 11:                Minnesota Vikings, Mankato, MN

                                        1-3pm, Hosts: Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon

                                        Baltimore Ravens, Owings Mills, MD

                                        3-6pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                         St. Louis Rams, Earth City, MO

                                          7-10pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

 

Wed, Aug. 12:               Kansas City Chiefs, St. Joseph, MO

                                         1-4pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

                                         Tennessee Titans, Nashville, TN

                                         4-7pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                               

 Thu, Aug. 13:                Houston Texans, Houston, TX

                                          3-7pm, Hosts: Marc Vandermeer and Pat Kirwan

Sat, Aug. 15:                 Detroit Lions, Allen Park, MI

                                        5-8pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                               

Sun, Aug. 16:                Miami Dolphins, Davie, FL

                                         12-3 pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Marc Dominik

 

Mon, Aug. 17:               Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville, FL

                                         12-3pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Mark Dominik

                                         Seattle Seahawks, Renton, WA

                                         3-7pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                               

Tue, Aug. 18:                Denver Broncos, Englewood, CO

                                         3-6 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan

                                         Carolina Panthers, Spartanburg, SC

                                         7-10pm, Hosts: Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt

Wed, Aug. 19:               Arizona Cardinals, Glendale, AZ

                                          7-10 pm, Hosts: Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan         

           

Thu, Aug. 20:                Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, FL

                                         12-3pm, Hosts: Zig Fracassi and Anthony “Booger” McFarland

                                         San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara, CA

                                         7-10 pm, Host: Jim Miller and Kirk Morrison

 

Tue, Aug. 25:                Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, PA

                                         1-4pm, Host: Bill Polian

 

** Times and dates are subject to change

 

For more info visit www.SiriusXM.com/NFL.

 

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Michigan State’s Comeback Victory in Cotton Bowl Classic is No. 1 College Football Game of 2014

  • Top 25 Games of 2014 Concludes with Top 5 Games July 31 – Aug 2 on ESPNU
  • Ohio State-Alabama, TCU-Baylor, Auburn-Ole Miss, and Notre Dame-Florida State Round Out Top 5
  • Fans Determined Order of Top 5 Games

Fans have voted Michigan State’s thrilling, come-from-behind, 42-41 victory over Baylor in the Cotton Bowl Classic as the No. 1 college football game of 2014 and, as a result, it will conclude The Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU. The remaining top 5 games, which will all air between Friday, July 31 and Aug. 2 on ESPNU, are as follows:

  • 2: College Football Playoff Semifinal/Sugar Bowl: Ohio State’s 42-35 victory over Alabama
  • 3: Baylor’s 61-58 victory over TCU
  • 4: Auburn’s 35-31 over Ole Miss
  • 5: Florida State’s 31-24 victory over Notre Dame.

The Top 5 games will bring to an end the two-week Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 series which began on Monday, July 20. The remaining programming schedule is as follows:

ESPNU Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Ranking Matchup
Tue, July 28 7 p.m. No. 14 Clemson (17) at Florida State (23) (overtime)
  10 p.m. No. 13 Central Michigan (48) vs. Western Kentucky (49)
Wed, July 29 7 p.m. No. 12 Auburn (44) vs. Alabama (55)
  10 p.m. No. 10 Arizona (31) at Oregon (24)
Thu, July 30 7 p.m. No. 9 Texas A&M (41) at Auburn (38)
  10 p.m. No. 8 Georgia Tech (30) at Georgia (24)
Fri, July 31 7 p.m. No. 6 Alabama (17) at Ole Miss (23)
  10 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame (27) at Florida State (31)
Sat, Aug 1 7 p.m. No. 4 Auburn (35) at Ole Miss (31)
  10  p.m. No. 3 TCU (58)  at Baylor (61)
Sun, Aug 2 7 p.m. No. 2 CFP Semifinal/Sugar Bowl: Alabama (35) vs. Ohio State (42)
10 p.m. No. 1 Cotton Bowl Classic: Michigan State (42) vs. Baylor (41)

No. 11 and No. 7 will not be televised due to rights restrictions

After ESPN’s Stats & Info determined games No. 25 through No. 6, fan voting was utilized to determine the order of the top 5 games.

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; Derek.Volner@ESPN.com and @DerekVolner

SportsCenter Special: Cowboys Training Camp to Air August 4 in Primetime on ESPN

Live Two-Hour Special to Provide an Inside Look at the NFC East Champions

Kenny Mayne Hosts with Jon Gruden and Darren Woodson

Photos via ESPN Images

For the second year in a row, ESPN will present a rare inside look at a National Football League team practice. SportsCenter Special: Cowboys Training Camp will air in primetime on Tuesday, August 4, at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). The two-hour special will feature live on-field coverage as Tony Romo and the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys take the field for a training camp workout at the River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, Calif.

A year ago, ESPN hosted a similar show spotlighting the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne will again host this year’s special with Monday Night Football’s Jon Gruden and studio analyst Darren Woodson. The trio will also appear in SportsCenter segments from Oxnard earlier in the day.

Head coach Jason Garrett will lead the Cowboys through team workouts, including offense, defense and situational work. During these drills, Super Bowl-winning head coach Gruden and Woodson, the hard-hitting safety who won three Super Bowls and played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Cowboys, will share their insights.

Interviews with Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and others will be part of the telecast.

“The Cowboys are one of the signature franchises in all of sports, and there’s always so much interest in the team, especially going into a new season,” said ESPN’s Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman, who will produce the special. “We had great success with our training camp special last year and we thank Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and the Cowboys for this unique opportunity to take fans inside one of their practices live in primetime on ESPN.”

The idea for this type of pro football training camp special was born from ESPN’s Baseball Tonight: Gameday telecast in April 2014 when the network offered two hours of batting practice coverage before a Texas Rangers-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Adnan Virk hosted the special on the field with analysts Eduardo Perez, Aaron Boone and reporter Tim Kurkjian.

The SportsCenter Special featuring the Cowboys is part of ESPN’s three weeks of on-site NFL Training Camp coverage.

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ESPN’s Coverage of NFL Training Camps

 

Date NFL Team On-Site Commentator(s)
Sat, Jul 25 Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling
Sun, Jul 26 Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling
Pittsburgh Steelers Jeremy Fowler
Mon, Jul 27 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Live: Trey Wingo, Jerome Bettis, Ryan Clark, Merril Hoge and Josina Anderson
Jacksonville Jaguars Mike DiRocco
Wed, Jul 29 Dallas Cowboys Todd Archer
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
New York Jets Rich Cimini
Thu, Jul 30 Dallas Cowboys Todd Archer
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
Green Bay Packers Rob Demovsky
Washington Redskins John Keim
  Denver Broncos Jeff Legwold
New York Giants Dan Graziano
Fri, Jul 31 Denver Broncos Jeff Legwold, Jay Harris, Tom Jackson, Adam Schefter
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
Buffalo Bills Mike Rodak
Seattle Seahawks John Clayton
Sat, Aug 1 Indianapolis Colts Mike Wells
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josina Anderson
Sun, Aug 2 Tennessee Titans Paul Kuharsky
Philadelphia Eagles Sal Paolantonio
Mon, Aug 3 Carolina Panthers David Newton
Detroit Lions Michael Rothstein
Tue, Aug 4 Dallas Cowboys TBD
Cleveland Browns Bob Holtzman
Wed, Aug 5 Seattle Seahawks John Clayton
Chicago Bears Jeff Dickerson
Thu, Aug 6 New York Giants Dan Graziano
Oakland Raiders Shelley Smith
Fri, Aug 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas, Lindsay Czarniak, Ron Jaworski
Sat, Aug 8 Houston Texans/Washington Redskins joint practice Tania Ganguli, John Keim, Matt Barrie, Ryan Clark, Louis Riddick
Sun, Aug 9 St. Louis Rams Nick Wagoner
Mon, Aug 10 Kansas City Chiefs Adam Teicher
Atlanta Falcons Vaughn McClure
Miami Dolphins James Walker
Tue, Aug 11 Cincinnati Bengals Coley Harvey
Baltimore Ravens Sal Paolantonio
Wed, Aug 12 Arizona Cardinals Pedro Gomez
San Diego Chargers Eric Williams
Wed, Aug 19 New England Patriots/New Orleans Saints joint practice Mike Triplett, Britt McHenry

*Subject to change

 

 

FOX Doubles NFL Pregame Block in 2015

nfl_on_foxFOX NFL KICKOFF Moves from FOX Sports 1 to FOX Broadcast Network at 11:00 AM ET;

Precedes FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s No. 1 Pregame Show                                                                             

 

Los Angeles – In 1994, FOX Sports premiered FOX NFL SUNDAY, which quickly established itself as America’s No. 1 NFL pregame show, a perch it has enjoyed for 21 consecutive years.  In 2013, in conjunction with the launch of FOX Sports 1, FOX NFL KICKOFF debuted as FOX NFL SUNDAY’s cable-complement, delivering an additional hour of entertaining and informative National Football League news, opinion and analysis to better help fans prepare for the game action to come.  Now, after two seasons on FOX Sports 1, FOX NFL KICKOFF jumps to FOX broadcast network beginning Sunday, Sept. 13 (11:00 AM ET), immediately preceding FOX NFL SUNDAY.

“With interest and demand for NFL programming at an all-time high among both consumers and advertisers, the time is right to move FOX NFL KICKOFF to the network, making it more widely available than before,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President Programming, Research and Content Strategy. “Partnering FOX NFL KICKOFF with the incomparable FOX NFL SUNDAY certainly enhances our coverage and provides football fans with an additional offering that makes FOX their pregame destination at an even earlier time.”

Utilizing a format that includes analysis and insights from an expert panel of former NFL personnel, FOX NFL KICKOFF features interviews with NFL newsmakers, live reports from NFL on FOX game venues, breaking news and updates from a team of in-the- know on-air.  The show’s host and panel are to be announced in coming weeks, and FOX NFL SUNDAY analysts are also scheduled to appear on FOX NFL KICKOFF throughout the season.

For additional information regarding NFL on FOX, including biographies, photos and more, visit the NFL on FOX page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

ESPN Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Coverage This Weekend

Special Edition of NFL Live on Monday from Steelers Camp with Trey Wingo, Jerome Bettis, Ryan Clark and Merril Hoge

ESPN kicks off three weeks of NFL training camp coverage this weekend. NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling will be in Mankato, Minn., covering Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (Sat. and Sun.), while Jeremy Fowler will be with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Latrobe, Pa., on Sunday.

On Monday (July 27), ESPN’s NFL Live will be with the Steelers at Saint Vincent College as Trey Wingo hosts the show (3:30-4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) on the road with NFL analysts and former Steelers Jerome Bettis (a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015), Ryan Clark and Merril Hoge. Reporter Josina Anderson will also be on-site.

SportsCenter will send three anchors on the road – Jay Harris (Broncos, July 31), Lindsay Czarniak (Buccaneers, Aug 7) and Matt Barrie (Texans-Redskins joint practice, Aug 8) – for on-site training camp coverage. At each stop, they will be joined by ESPN NFL analysts and insiders. In total, ESPN’s flagship news and information show anticipates covering 30 of the 32 NFL camps through mid-August.

In addition to the SportsCenter anchors, ESPN will rely on its bureau reporters and ESPN.com NFL Nation team reporters, who will contribute on-site reports and daily look-ahead stories highlighting what to watch for at each camp. Tentative schedule:

Date NFL Team On-Site Commentator(s)
Sat, Jul 25 Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling
Sun, Jul 26 Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling
Pittsburgh Steelers Jeremy Fowler
Mon, Jul 27 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Live: Trey Wingo, Jerome Bettis, Ryan Clark, Merril Hoge and Josina Anderson
Jacksonville Jaguars Mike DiRocco
Wed, Jul 29 Dallas Cowboys Todd Archer
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
New York Jets Rich Cimini
Thu, Jul 30 Dallas Cowboys Todd Archer
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
Green Bay Packers Rob Demovsky
Washington Redskins John Keim
  Denver Broncos Jeff Legwold
Fri, Jul 31 Denver Broncos Jeff Legwold, Jay Harris, Tom Jackson, Adam Schefter
New England Patriots Sal Paolantonio
Buffalo Bills Mike Rodak
Seattle Seahawks John Clayton
Sat, Aug 1 Indianapolis Colts Mike Wells
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josina Anderson
Sun, Aug 2 Tennessee Titans Paul Kuharsky
Philadelphia Eagles Sal Paolantonio
Mon, Aug 3 Carolina Panthers David Newton
Detroit Lions Michael Rothstein
Tue, Aug 4 Dallas Cowboys TBD
Cleveland Browns Bob Holtzman
Wed, Aug 5 Seattle Seahawks John Clayton
Chicago Bears Jeff Dickerson
Thu, Aug 6 New York Giants Dan Graziano
Oakland Raiders Shelley Smith
Fri, Aug 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas, Lindsay Czarniak, Ron Jaworski
Sat, Aug 8 Houston Texans/Washington Redskins joint practice Tania Ganguli, John Keim, Matt Barrie, Ryan Clark, Louis Riddick
Sun, Aug 9 St. Louis Rams Nick Wagoner
Mon, Aug 10 Kansas City Chiefs Adam Teicher
Miami Dolphins James Walker
Tue, Aug 11 Cincinnati Bengals Coley Harvey
Baltimore Ravens Sal Paolantonio
Wed, Aug 12 Arizona Cardinals Pedro Gomez
San Diego Chargers Eric Williams
Wed, Aug 19 New England Patriots/New Orleans Saints joint practice Mike Triplett, Britt McHenry

*Subject to change

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NFL Hosts Suzy Kolber and Trey Wingo Sign Long-Term ESPN Extensions

Photos of Kolber/Wingo via ESPN Images

Kolber Named Full-Time On-Site Host of Monday Night Countdown, Wingo Adds New NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition

Suzy Kolber and Trey Wingo, two of ESPN’s veteran NFL hosts and most recognizable faces, have reached new long-term extensions to remain with the company. During the upcoming NFL season, both will expand their roles as part of their new deals.

Kolber, who joined ESPN in 1993, has been a sideline reporter on Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football, as well as a studio host. This season, she becomes the new full-time host of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown pregame show. The past year and a half, Kolber covered a majority of the games as her close friend and colleague Stuart Scott courageously battled cancer. Kolber will travel to the site of each week’s MNF game where she will appear alongside Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis and Steve Young.

Kolber will continue to host weekday editions of ESPN’s NFL Insiders, the daily pro football show featuring veteran reporters and league insiders, including Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Bill Polian. She will also continue to be part of ESPN’s annual NFL Draft and Super Bowl week coverage.

“ESPN has felt like family since I joined the company in 1993 so I am thrilled to continue my career here,” said Kolber. “We will have Stuart in our hearts as we go forward, striving – as always – to raise the bar on how we educate and entertain our NFL audience.”

Wingo, who joined ESPN in 1997, has been the face of NFL Live since it debuted in July 2003. He will continue to host the popular weekday afternoon news and information show, as well as the NFL PrimeTime highlights show on Mondays. A host on ESPN’s annual NFL Draft telecast and Super Bowl week shows – including conducting SportsCenter’s postgame interview with the Super Bowl MVP, Wingo will expand his role to include a new Sunday morning pregame show.

This fall, ESPN is adding NFL Insiders: Sunday edition (10 a.m. ET) to its Sunday pro football lineup. Beginning September 13, Wingo will host the new one-hour show alongside Schefter, Mortensen and NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick. The program will have all the latest information on NFL game days and will lead into Sunday NFL Countdown.

“I’m delighted to be able to continue to build on the success we’ve had with NFL Live over the last 13 years,” said Wingo. “I’m extremely proud of the show’s success and what it’s become – the go-to place for daily news and analysis, and a little fun, on the NFL.”

He added: “I’m also really looking forward to the new challenge of the Sunday morning show and working with Louis Riddick. I knew as soon he got here he was going to be a star, and he showed it at the draft. We’ll make the show as fast-paced and entertaining as possible.”

“Suzy and Trey have helped shape our daily presentation of NFL news and information as much as anyone, so it is particularly exciting to see them expand into even bigger roles with ESPN this season and in the years ahead,” added Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer, NFL studio shows. “Not only do they bring out the best in our analysts and insiders, they are highly respected in NFL circles and trusted by our viewers.”

ESPN Adds NFL Insiders; Sunday Edition, Shifts Sunday NFL Countdown to Two Hours This Fall

With the addition of NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition (10 a.m. ET), ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown will shift back to a two-hour format, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET, beginning in September. Entering its 30th season this fall as ESPN’s signature NFL pregame show, Countdown has been three hours since 2011.

Hosted by Chris Berman with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson, Countdown will feature a more fast-paced, whip-around format leading up to kickoff of the 1 p.m. NFL games each week, while continuing to cover all 32 teams with analysis, discussion and predictions. Also new for this fall: fantasy football expert Matthew Berry will be more ingrained in the show as part of the new Countdown.

NFL Insiders has quickly emerged as one of our most popular studio shows so it’s only natural to make it a part of our Sunday lineup,” said Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer, NFL shows. “At the same time, we believe we have the opportunity to strengthen our presentation on Sunday NFL Countdown by making it a more fast-paced pre-game show with a new two-hour format. Fans will see a very different version of the show this fall and we are excited about the changes.”

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ESPN Weekly Enterprise jOURnalism Release

2015 Special Olympics World Games Begins Saturday with Opening Ceremonies

Week-long Features will Include:

 SMILE

SC FEATURED LOGO JPEG (new) SportsCenter (Sunday 10 a.m., ET, ESPN)

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The power of sports to unify and inspire will be on full display at the Special Olympics World Games, kicking off this weekend in Los Angeles with more than 6,500 athletes from 165 countries. SC Featured celebrates these athletes and their stories, all distinctly unique yet nevertheless united with themes of perseverance and spirit, and the pure joy of a smile. Billboard chart-topping band R5’s hit song “SMILE” provides the canvas for capturing these moments.

“When I’m standing on top of the medal stand, I’m on cloud nine, it’s the best place to be…it means you’ve really accomplished something.” – Alyssa Sims, Special Olympics gymnast

“The biggest joy I’ve had in raising Collen is enjoying the world through his eyes.” – Chris Tobin, father of Special Olympics athlete Collen Tobin who competes in the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program

Meet the Little Girl who Wiped Out Government Use of the R-Word

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july 23 W pixThe Marcellinos started the national conversation around government use of the R-word, inspired by their daughter, Rosa (front).

In 2010, Rosa’s Law changed the way the U.S. government refers to those with intellectual disabilities. But who is Rosa? Luke Cyphers profiles the little girl behind the bill that ended federal use of the R-word.

Wulf: ‘Open up your vocabulary, people’

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For Cleveland Browns’ cornerback Joe Haden, there’s one easy way to show respect to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, stop using the R-word.

Special Olympics World Games: Words Hurt

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Athletes participating in this year’s Special Olympics describe the harsh treatment they’ve had to endure while finding a way to overcome adversity.

 

Donnovan Hill – Tackling Life’s Challenges

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Three years ago, Outside the Lines told the story of Donnovan Hill, a Pop Warner football star who was seriously injured during a game and is now paralyzed from the neck down. Sunday, Tom Farrey re-visits Hill, now 17, and learns not only how vulnerable kids are on a football field, but how vulnerable families are when things go wrong.

“The roughest part is I’ve got to ask somebody to push me places, take me places, feed me. It’s still pretty hard to get used to having to depend on somebody.” – Donnovan Hill

“My whole life is Donnovan. Everything I do is Donnovan. I really don’t do much outside of Donnovan, and that’s tiring.” – Crystal Dixon, Hill’s mother

“Hopefully his case will change the way these sports organizations approach their duties to these kids.” – Steve Berman, Hill’s attorney, on Pop Warner youth football’s lack of insurance for its players

  • Hill attended the ESPYS and Shelley Smith shared some photos in this collection.

 

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Seen this week on FrontRow

Things to know about how ESPN’s ESPYS Countdown red carpet show production team quickly transitioned to the network’s first-ever live coverage of the Opening Ceremony to the Special Olympics World Games.

july 23 2015 bonnellBill Bonnell, in the foreground seated second from left, works during a production meeting in Los Angeles.

 

Sports Reporters

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

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Mike Lupica guest host, Howard Bryant, Jemele Hill, Manish Mehta

*Subject to change

 

 

New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows this Fall

Downloadable ESPN Images: http://bit.ly/1ejbycD

Davis’ Shift to College GameDay built by The Home Depot Creates Bristol Studio Changes

Host Rece Davis joining ESPN College GameDay built by The Home Depot sets in motion several changes to ESPN’s college football studio coverage this fall with new roles for hosts Adnan Virk and Chris Cotter, as well as analysts Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell and Mark May.

College football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show College GameDay will see Davis take over full-time hosting duties from long-time host Chris Fowler when the crew takes to the road opening weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5. He will be joined by familiar faces in analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon ET on ESPN.

The ABC and ESPN studios will also see changes for 2015. John Saunders will continue to anchor Saturday’s ABC studio coverage, along with second-year analyst Mack Brown and 10-year ESPN analyst Mark May, who will make the switch from ESPN’s studio. ESPN’s new studio trio features host Adnan Virk with analysts Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell, who will handle pre-game, halftime and post-game reporting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the season.

Analysts Butch Davis and Robert Smith will again team up to add to ESPN2’s Saturday studio coverage with new host Chris Cotter.

SEC Nation host and veteran play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore will return to Bristol, Conn., each Saturday night to host College Football Final Presented by AT&T following the conclusion of the day’s games.

ESPNU’s studio shows from Charlotte will be hosted by Matt Schick and Brendan Fitzgerald, along with analysts Charles Arbuckle and Kevin Carter.

College Football Live – the weekday studio show with analysis and discussion on the sport’s biggest news – will be hosted most days by Cotter, with a rotating roster of analysts live in studio. The 30-minute program will air each weekday during the regular season generally at 2 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. On most Fridays, College Football Live will originate from the College GameDay site. An audio version of College Football Live will be available as an ESPN Podcast.

Championship Drive: Who’s In? – the Sunday studio show will review each weekend’s games and dive into the playoff debate each week in a 30-minute show format beginning October 4 at 1 p.m. Hosted by Virk, a rotating cast of analysts include Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Kanell, May and Smith.

College Football Playoff: Top 25 – ESPN’s exclusive reveal of the College Football Playoff weekly rankings as determined by the Selection Committee – will again feature Davis, along with analysts Herbstreit, Galloway, Kanell and Pollack, on Tuesdays beginning in October on ESPN (full schedule forthcoming).

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU Studio Assignments

Show

Host

Analyst

Contributor

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (Saturdays: 9 a.m. to noon on ESPN) Rece Davis Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard & David Pollack Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi & Gene Wojciechowski
Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ABC) John Saunders Mack Brown & Mark May
Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Thursday, Friday & Saturdays on ESPN) Adnan Virk Joey Galloway & Danny Kanell
Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ESPN2) Chris Cotter Butch Davis & Robert Smith
College Football Final (Saturdays after games conclude) Joe Tessitore
Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ESPNU) Matt Schick & Brendan Fitzgerald Kevin Carter & Charles Arbuckle
College Football Live (Daily: 2 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2) Chris Cotter Rotating analysts
Championship Drive: Who’s In? (Sundays: 1 p.m. on ESPN – beginning Oct. 4) Adnan Virk Butch Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Danny Kanell, Mark May, Robert Smith
College Football Playoff: Top 25 (Tuesdays – beginning Oct.) Rece Davis Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell, David Pollack

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NFL Media’s 2015 Training Camp & NFL Preseason Coverage

‘Inside Training Camp Live’ Provides Nine Hours of Live Coverage Daily July 29 – August 11 on NFL Network

NFL.com/TrainingCamp Serves as Landing Page for NFL Digital Media Content – Features 32 Team Reports from NFL.com Writers

All 65 Preseason Games & 12 Live Games on NFL Network – Including NFL Debuts for Jameis Winston & Marcus Mariota

‘NFL Preseason HQ’ – Airs Monday-Friday at 8:00 AM ET Beginning Monday, August 3 on NFL Network

Five Free Preseason Editions of ‘NFL RedZone’ Beginning Thursday, August 13

It’s time to get #BackToFootball.

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, NFL Now & NFL RedZone – remains the go-to destination for football fans during the preseason, with comprehensive coverage of all 32 training camps provided by former players, front office personnel and reporters, all 65 preseason games – including 12 live games on NFL Network – and five free preseason editions of NFL RedZone.

Inside Training Camp Live & Training Camp Primetime – Wednesday, July 29 – Tuesday, August 11

Starting Wednesday, July 29 and continuing through Tuesday, August 11, Inside Training Camp Live hits the field at 10:00 AM ET on NFL Network, providing nine hours of live coverage each day. As teams report to camp and take the field for the first time, NFL Network is there to provide live look-ins at team practices, interviews with players and coaches, analysis from former players, head coaches and front office executives, and live reports from reporters stationed at various training camp sites.

With the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings reporting to training camps early, NFL Network provides live coverage of each team Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 beginning each day at 3:00 PM ET.

On Inside Training Camp Live, hosts Andrew Siciliano, Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by NFL Network analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Heath Evans, Brian Baldinger, Charley Casserly, Michael Robinson, Mike Mayock, Brian Billick, Nate Burleson, Terrell Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Solomon Wilcots and Curtis Conway to provide analysis and interviews as teams report for training camp. Also lending their voices throughout will be 14 NFL Media reporters covering all 32 teams and providing the latest news reports from training camps. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, NFL Media reporters Michael Silver and Judy Battista, and NFL Network reporters Tiffany Blackmon, Albert Breer, Stacey Dales, Jeff Darlington, Alex Flanagan, Kim Jones, Randy Moss, James Palmer, Desmond Purnell, Omar Ruiz and Steve Wyche will provide on-location reports from training camps around the league.

At 8:00 PM ET, Training Camp Primetime provides a recap of all the day’s action with on-location reports, expert analysis, and interviews with players and coaches. The three-hour Training Camp Primetime features hosts Scott Hanson and Chris Rose, and analysts Willie McGinest, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Mariucci, Nate Burleson, Michael Robinson and Terrell Davis.

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live coverage features extensive on-location coverage of six teams, starting Sunday, August 2. The six teams featured are:

  • Sunday, August 2 – Cincinnati Bengals
  • Monday, August 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tuesday, August 4 – Arizona Cardinals
  • Wednesday, August 5 – Dallas Cowboys
  • Thursday, August 6 – St. Louis Rams
  • Friday, August 7 – Cleveland Browns

Coverage of each team will feature live look-ins to practice, interviews with players and coaches, and team-specific editions of Inside Training Camp Live and Training Camp Primetime.

At 2:00 PM ET, Inside Training Camp Live: Fantasy Spotlight covers all of the latest news from training camp with a fantasy football spin, getting people ready for their fantasy drafts. Matt “Money” Smith, Michael Fabiano, James Koh, Adam Rank, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Marcas Grant and Elliot Harrison host.

A live edition of NFL Total Access airs each night at 7:00 PM ET.

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, fans on the go can stream all 65 preseason games on their smartphones when they air on NFL Network, including 12 LIVE preseason games. Plus, get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Live streaming content on NFL Mobile is available to certain Verizon customers only. For more information, including how to access, visit vzw.com/nfl.

NFL Digital Media Training Camp & 2015 Preseason Coverage

Not near a TV? NFL Digital Media provides further coverage as training camps get underway:

  • NFL.com/trainingcamp, sponsored by Gatorade, serves as the landing spot for all of NFL.com’s 2015 training camp coverage, bringing together news, VOD from NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live coverage and analysis from NFL.com’s stable of writers
  • Around the NFL writers will provide a daily ‘What You Need to Know’ from every day of training camp and the 2015 preseason, aggregating all of the latest news coming from all 32 teams
  • NFL.com writers will visit all 32 teams throughout training camp, penning the ‘Inside Training Camp’ series, sponsored by Econo Lodge. Each writer will bring fans in-depth analysis of the key training camp position battles and a preview of each team as they prepare for the 2015 NFL season
  • NFL Fan Pass – NFL Fan Pass takes fans beyond the field providing the ultimate inside access to the NFL. During training camps, fans will learn everything they’ve always wanted to know about their favorite NFL stars, including Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware and more in ‘What’s Up, Pro?’ Plus, meet your favorite team’s top rookies, featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams and others in the Rookie Confessional and Virtual Rookie Card series. For additional information, visit NFL.com/FanPass
  • NFL Fantasy LIVE streams Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:00 PM ET, starting Monday, August 17 and continuing through Friday, September 4, providing all of the latest news and analysis as fans prepare for the upcoming Fantasy Football season
  • Fans can sign up now to play Fantasy Football at NFL.com/fantasy, and find  full 2015 NFL season fantasy preview articles and videos, including a comprehensive Fantasy Draft Kit

NFL Preseason HQ – Monday – Friday at 8:00 AM ET

NFL Preseason HQ airs Monday – Friday at 8:00 AM ET starting Monday, August 3 and airing through Friday, September 4. The two-hour NFL Preseason HQ is the ultimate destination for everything related to the NFL preseason, providing the latest preseason highlights, breaking news, developing stories and player injury updates.

Steve Weissman hosts and is joined by a rotating roster of NFL Media talent, including analysts Terrell Davis, LaVar Arrington and Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Fantasy experts Michael Fabiano and Elliot Harrison, and host Erin Coscarelli.

All 65 Preseason Games on NFL Network

NFL Network remains the only place to see the entire slate of 65 preseason games, with games throughout the month of August. Additionally, NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule features 12 live games, beginning with the defending Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots hosting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 PM ET.

Additionally, NFL Network’s live preseason schedule includes the NFL debuts for the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston (Saturday, August 15 at 8:00 PM ET) and Marcus Mariota (Friday, August 14 at 7:00 PM ET).

Free Preseason Editions of NFL RedZone

Returning this year are five free preseason editions of NFL RedZone, hosted by Scott Hanson (Matt “Money” Smith hosts on Friday, August 14). The five preseason editions of NFL RedZone will be:

  • Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Friday, August 14 at 7:30 PM ET (hosted by Matt “Money” Smith)
  • Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET

NFL NETWORK’S 2015 LIVE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

(All Times are Eastern)

Week 1

 

Thursday, August 13

7:30 PM – Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots

10:30 PM – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers (joined in progress)

Friday, August 14

7:00 PM – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons

10:00 PM – Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

Saturday, August 15

8:00 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, August 16

1:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2

Friday, August 21

8:00 PM – Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Saturday, August 22

7:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

10:00 PM – San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 3

Saturday, August 29

4:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 4

Thursday, September 3

7:00 PM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins  

10:00 PM – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

* Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets. Re-airs of a non-sellout preseason game prior to the home team’s local over-the-air station re-airing the game will be blacked out on NFL Network in the home team market.

Complete Inside Training Camp Live Talent Schedule

Provided below is a complete talent schedule for Inside Training Camp Live for July 27 – August 11:

Monday, July 27

  • Andrew Siciliano & Curtis Conway – Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 28

  • Rhett Lewis & Marshall Faulk – Minnesota Vikings

Wednesday, July 29

  • Rhett Lewis, Brian Baldinger & Ian Rapoport – Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, July 30

  • Rhett Lewis, Michael Robinson & Ian Rapoport – Washington Redskins
  • Willie McGinest – Dallas Cowboys

Friday, July 31

  • Rhett Lewis & Mike Mayock – New England Patriots
  • Andrew Siciliano, Willie McGinest & Ian Rapoport – Dallas Cowboys
  • Heath Evans – New Orleans Saints

Saturday, August 1

  • Rhett Lewis & Brian Baldinger – Buffalo Bills
  • Erin Coscarelli & LaDainian Tomlinson – San Diego Chargers
  • Ian Rapoport – San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, August 2

  • Andrew Siciliano & Brian Baldinger – New York Jets
  • Michael Robinson – Seattle Seahawks
  • Steve Mariucci & Ian Rapoport – Oakland Raiders
  • Cincinnati Bengals live practice

Monday, August 3

  • Andrew Siciliano & Shaun O’Hara – New York Giants
  • Marshall Faulk & Ian Rapoport – Denver Broncos
  • Steve Mariucci – San Francisco 49ers
  • Willie McGinest – Houston Texans
  • Charley Casserly – Carolina Panthers
  • Tunch Ilkin & Mike Mayock – Pittsburgh Steelers live practice

Tuesday, August 4

  • Andrew Siciliano & Brian Billick – Philadelphia Eagles
  • Michael Irvin & Ian Rapoport – Indianapolis Colts
  • Steve Mariucci – Dallas Cowboys
  • Nate Burleson – Cleveland Browns
  • Charley Casserly – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ron Wolfley & Kurt Warner – Arizona Cardinals live practice

Wednesday, August 5

  • Andrew Siciliano & Brian Billick – Baltimore Ravens
  • Michael Irvin – New York Giants
  • Nate Burleson – Detroit Lions
  • Charley Casserly – Miami Dolphins
  • Ian Rapoport – Green Bay Packers
  • Brad Sham & Steve Mariucci – Dallas Cowboys live practice

Thursday, August 6

  • Rhett Lewis, Michael Irvin & Ian Rapoport – Chicago Bears
  • Willie McGinest – New England Patriots
  • Michael Robinson – Washington Redskins
  • Brian Billick – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Charley Casserly – Atlanta Falcons
  • Andrew Siciliano – St. Louis Rams live practice

Friday, August 7

  • Rhett Lewis, Kurt Warner & Ian Rapoport – Tennessee Titans
  • LaDainian Tomlinson – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Charley Casserly – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Solomon Wilcots & Mike Mayock – Cleveland Browns live practice

Saturday, August 8

  • Rhett Lewis & Terrell Davis – Denver Broncos
  • Alex Flanagan & Daniel Jeremiah – San Diego Chargers
  • Mike Mayock – Philadelphia Eagles

Monday, August 10

  • Rhett Lewis & Brian Baldinger – Miami Dolphins
  • Michael Irvin – Dallas Cowboys
  • LaDainian Tomlinson – New York Jets
  • Willie McGinest – Seattle Seahawks
  • Ian Rapoport – St. Louis Rams

Tuesday, August 11

  • Rhett Lewis & Brian Baldinger – Green Bay Packers
  • Marshall Faulk – New Orleans Saints
  • LaDainian Tomlinson – Buffalo Bills
  • Mike Mayock – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Heath Evans – New England Patriots

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 

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