ABC’s Sunday Night primetime special during College Football’s Kickoff Weekend will feature Houston at Oklahoma on September 1 kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the matchup shifts from its originally scheduled date of Saturday, Aug. 31.
To celebrate the NFL Draft in Nashville, ESPN will channel the excitement and passion of football fans in a bespoke experience that will transform Tin Roof – a local honky-tonk just blocks away from the NFL Draft main stage – into the ESPN House. In addition to serving as a viewing party for fans, patrons will also be able to experience the football player journey at ESPN – starting with the college years and College GameDay, to the transition to the pros with the NFL Draft, and ultimately to superstardom on Monday Night Football and SportsCenter.
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SEC Network is surrounding No. 3 Georgia’s G-Day Spring Game with additional commentators to shadow and participate as referees throughout the day, keeping with spring game tradition over the past few seasons.
-ESPN to Televise its 40th Consecutive NFL Draft
-ABC to Broadcast the Entire Event for the First Time
-Rounds 1-7 to be Streamed Live on the ESPN App and ABC App, Broadcast on ESPN Radio and Available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes
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Top NFL Rivalry Games Highlight Monday Night Football’s 50th Season on ESPN in 2019
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“American Idol” judge Luke Bryan and mentor Bobby Bones will join ABC’s first-time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast to coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” THURSDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-11:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network and via streaming. Bones will also be seen on the second night of ABC’s NFL Draft coverage, FRIDAY, APRIL 26 (7:00-11:30 p.m. EDT).
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Peyton’s Places, a 30-episode documentary series hosted by legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, is coming to ESPN+. Peyton will host the football-themed series, revisiting seminal moments in NFL history through conversations with former players, coaches and other key figures about football history and its cultural impact. The series will be part of the celebration of the National Football League’s 100th season. Produced by NFL Films in collaboration with ESPN+, Peyton’s Places will debut in July exclusively on the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. The series will be presented in five chapters – each consisting of six episodes. ESPN or ABC will air special compilations, recapping each part after the full episodes debut on ESPN+. Part 1 will be available on ESPN+ on Monday, July 15, while Parts 2–5 will debut in subsequent months through January 2020.
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ESPN, Big 12 Conference Enhance Comprehensive Rights Agreement
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ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2019 preseason action kicks off Thursday, Aug. 15, when the new-look Oakland Raiders, led by quarterback Derek Carr, visit the Arizona Cardinals under new, offensive-minded head coach Kliff Kingsbury, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Oakland’s retooled roster includes All Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown and LT Trent Brown who won Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots.
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The 2019 edition of Draft Academy tells the stories of six players – Nick Bosa, Drew Lock, Marquise Brown, Josh Jacobs, Jarrett Stidham and Tyree Jackson – who expect to hear their names called in the 2019 NFL Draft. The series chronicles the focused and intense period of preparation and process in the lead-up to the draft for each player, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their training, the NFL Scouting Combine, Pro Days, home visits with their families, and more.
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