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NFL on FOX: Cowboys, Giants and Super Bowl Champion Seahawks

Featured in Week 2

UFC: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED Premieres with Franchise’s First All-Female Cast, Title On The Line

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 12 UCLA vs. Texas Highlights FOX Doubleheader

#ICYMI: NFL on FOX Insider Jay Glazer on Ray Rice Video

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NFL

COWBOYS, GIANTS AND DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPS HEADLINE WEEK 2 OF NFL ON FOX

The NFL on FOX continues this week with five regionalized matchups across the country, highlighted by the Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans. On the East Coast, Eli Manning and the New York Giants look to recover after a Monday night loss, hosting the Arizona Cardinals, and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks go on the road to face the San Diego Chargers. In other action this Sunday, the Carolina Panthers host the Detroit Lions, and the New Orleans Saints head north to Cleveland to face the Browns.

FOX Sports’ NFL coverage begins each Sunday on FOX Sports 1 with FOX NFL KICKOFF at 11:00 AM ET with host Joel Klatt and analysts Donovan McNabb, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss. On the FOX broadcast network, FOX NFL SUNDAY immediately follows FOX NFL KICKOFF at 12:00 PM ET with co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee alongside analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, insider Jay Glazer and rules analyst Mike Pereira.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 

GAME                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST/SIDELINE            COV.                 TIME (ET) 

Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants                  Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch          17%                            1:00PM                                                                                             

& Pam Oliver

MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, N.J.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Hartford, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, West Palm Beach

Detroit Tigers at Carolina Panthers                       Chris Myers, Ronde Barber   17%                        1:00PM                                                                                          

 & Jennifer Hale

Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, N.C.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville, Milwaukee, Raleigh

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans                   Joe Buck, Troy Aikman                           22%                        1:00PM

                                                                                         & Erin Andrews    

LP Field – Nashville, Tenn.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Tulsa

New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns      Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston                     11%                   1:00PM

         & On-field analyst Tony Siragusa

 

FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, Ohio

MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers     Thom Brennanman, David Diehl       25%                  4:05PM   

        & Laura Okmin

 

Qualcomm  Stadium – San Diego, Calif.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Washington

St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison                  7%                        4:05PM                                                                                          

 & Kristina Pink

Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, Fla.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Charlotte, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  1. 12 UCLA VS. TEXAS HIGHLIGHTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL DOUBLEHEADER ON FOX
  • Network/When/Talent:

o   Pittsburgh at FIU

  • FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (12:00 PM ET)
  • Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece; #PITTvsFIU

o   Illinois at Washington

  • FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Joe Davis, Joey Harrington and Kris Budden; #ILLINOISvsWASHINGTON

o   Minnesota at TCU

  • FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Tim Brando and Brady Quinn; #MINNvsTCU

o   UTSA at Oklahoma State

  • FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin; #UTSAvsOKST

o   Tulsa at Florida Atlantic

  • FOX College Sports & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and  Steffi Sorensen; #TULSAvsFIU

o   No. 12 UCLA vs. Texas (AT&T Stadium, Dallas)

  • FOX, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath; #UCLAvsTEXAS
  • Deportes: Pablo Alsina and Francisco X. Rivera; #UCLAvsTexas
  • This Week: A doubleheader of college football action comes to the FOX broadcast network on Saturday, Sept. 13, culminating with No. 12 UCLA vs. Texas from AT&T Stadium in Dallas at 8:00 PM ET. Leading into the Bruins-Longhorns, the Pac-12 and Big Ten go head-to-head as Washington hosts Illinois at 4:00 PM ET. Host Rob Stone and analysts Joel Klatt and Dave Wannstedt are in studio at halftimes and between games. FOX Sports 1 has a doubleheader of its own, beginning at 12:00 PM ET as Pittsburgh takes on FIU, followed by Minnesota at TCU at 4:00 PM ET.

MLB

POSTSEASON RACES HEAT UP ON FOX & FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When/Talent:

o   Atlanta Braves at Texas Rangers

  • Saturday, Sept. 13 (1:00 PM ET), FOX & FOX Sports GO
  • Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz and Jon Paul Morosi

o   New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

  • Saturday, Sept. 13 (1:00 PM ET), FOX & FOX Sports GO
  • Gary Thorne, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal

o   San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Saturday, Sept. 13 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO
  • Justin Kutcher and Mark Grant
  • This Week: The race to the postseason heats up on FOX and FOX Sports 1, highlighted by a battle of AL East rivals, as the Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees in regionalized action. The Orioles hold a strong lead in the division, while the Yankees look to make up ground in the Wild Card.

MLB WHIPAROUND CONTINUES ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When/ Talent: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, weekdays

o   Wednesday, Sept. 10 (1:00 AM ET) – Chris Myers and CJ Nitkowski

o   Monday, Sept. 15 (10:00 PM ET) – TBA

o   Tuesday, Sept. 16 (1:00 AM ET) – TBA

o   Wednesday, Sept. 17 (12:00 AM ET) – TBA

  • What: This nightly program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis.  The hour-long program originates from Los Angeles.

STUDIO

FOX SPORTS LIVE – NIGHTLY NFL COVERAGE, MLB HIGHLIGHTS AND PLAYOFF RACES

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Cole Wright, Ryan Field, Jay Glazer, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter, Ephraim Salaam, Peter Schrager and Clay Travis.
  • This Week: With both the college and pro football seasons in full swing, FOX SPORTS LIVE has the action covered with nightly news and analysis from a host of contributors. Following TMZ’s release of the harrowing video that captured former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice’s assault of his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator, the show has the developing story covered from all angles throughout the week. With new details continuing to emerge, the focus on the story remains strong, especially with the Ravens set to play their second regular-season game on Thursday night against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. On Tuesday night’s show, former six-time Pro Bowl quarterback and FOX Sports 1 NFL analyst Donovan McNabb said he believes the Rice controversy and ensuing response from the NFL will ultimately force league commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. Link: http://bit.ly/1wfmm20. With the MLB regular season entering its home stretch, nightly highlights and analysis continue with analyst Gabe Kapler in studio. It is also awards season on the diamond, and FOX SPORTS LIVE continues to follow all of the leading candidates for the league’s most significant individual awards.

FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICK OFF ROLLS ON

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday nights (This week: 12:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Bruce Feldman, Todd Fuhrman, Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Stewart Mandel, Petros Papadakis, Clay Travis, Dave Wannstedt.
  • This Week: College football coverage remains an emphasis during the week leading up to Friday’s third installment of FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF at 12:00 AM ET. The format features an hour-long programming block counting down the sport’s biggest stories of the week. The show boasts a stable of insiders that includes Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis, who provide up-to-the-minute reporting and insight on programs from across the nation. Former players Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis and Matt Leinart are also on-hand, joining longtime collegiate and professional coach Dave Wannstedt for game analysis and breakdowns as they count down topics from 10 to 1..

AMERICA’S PREGAME – DALE EARNHARDT JR. IN-STUDIO WEDNESDAY, NFL THURSDAY NIGHT PREGAME HITS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Julie Stewart-Binks, Royce Clayton, Jay Glazer, Joel Klatt, Kirk Morrison, Ephraim Salaam, Frank Thomas
  • This Week: Two-time Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins AMERICA’s PREGAME Wednesday at 6:00 PM ET to discuss the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, which kicks off this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.  Earnhardt Jr. is in Los Angeles as part of Wednesday’s “Chase Across North America” media tour that features all 16 Chase contenders participating in a multi-country media blitz across 16 different cities — one in each Chase track market. In advance of Thursday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens game, FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo provides live pregame hits from the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, bringing up-to-the-minute reports on that night’s game. Garafolo is countered in-studio by FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer, who also contributes news and injury updates prior the game.

UFC

UFC TONIGHT – UFC PRESIDENT DANA WHITE, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER RED CARPET

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 10 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Daniel Cormier, Brendan Schaub, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, guest hosts UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier and heavyweight Brendan Schaub join Florian and Bryant in studio. The crew interviews UFC president Dana White. Heidi Androl reports from THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Red Carpet premiere. Bryant and Helwani also provide additional reports.

UFC ROUNDTABLE: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 10 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell
  • This Week: Host Jay Glazer is joined by former UFC champions Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell to discuss all things THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. Griffin, Evans and Serra relate their experiences competing on the show, while each relate their impressions of coaching on the series. This one-hour special is filled with insights, never-been-told stories and intriguing memories of the long-running reality series.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED PREMIERES

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez, Dana White
  • This Week: For the first time in history, the new season of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER features an all-female cast and has a UFC title on the line. The storied reality series holds a women’s 115-pound tournament to determine the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1-ranked lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, serve as coaches and meet in a championship showdown of their own at the conclusion of the season. In the premiere episode, the 16 fighters arrive to the UFC training center, where the coaches pick their squads before the women move into the house and begin training. Finally, the first two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight of the season, with a shocking ending. Click the link to watch the promo: http://youtu.be/S2W9oA2F0lI?list=UUPsnQwLU27zNZ_sdjd52a-A

UFC FROM ALL ANGLES: MIESHA TATE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Sept. 11 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Miesha Tate
  • This Week: UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha “Cupcake” Tate sits down with Karyn Bryant to discuss how in a sport dominated by men, women can be just as fierce.

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: SWANSON, EDGAR, POIRIER, MCGREGOR

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Sept. 14 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik
  • This Week: Watch Cub Swanson’s inspirational story about overcoming a troubled youth, as he visits a juvenile center to help those in need. Then, the pride of New Jersey, Frankie Edgar, reveals how his hometown made him into a UFC champion. Get Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier’s inside account of how his transition to South Florida has fueled a rise up the stacked featherweight ranks. Finally, breakout Irish star Conor McGregor is exclusively mic’d up as Northern Ireland’s highly touted Norman Parke fights in Manchester.

BOXING

IS CUELLAR READY FOR NEXT LEVEL AT GOLDEN BOY BOXING, ASKS ANALYST MALIGNAGGI

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Sept. 11 (9:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Brian Custer, Paulie Malignaggi and Jessica Rosales (FOX Deportes: Mauricio Cardenas, Erik Morales and Daniel Ponce De Leon)
  • This Week: Golden Boy Live! presents an unprecedented lineup of six televised fights, including two world championship bouts. In the main event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, unbeaten heavyweights Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz and Lateef “Power” Kayode face off for the vacant WBA Heavyweight World Title. Plus, the WBA Interim Featherweight World Title is on the line in the co-main event between Buenos Aires’ Jesus “El Jinete” Cuellar (24-1, 18 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-4, 31 KOs). Both bouts are scheduled for 12 rounds. “This is a stacked card and the perfect way to kick off the Mayweather-Maidana fight week,” says FOX Boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi. “Luis Ortiz vs. Lateef Kayode will crown a new heavyweight champ and add a new name to the mix to fight Wladimir Klitschko, so the eyes of the boxing world will be on this one. In the night’s second title fight, Juan Manuel Lopez is always an exciting fighter to watch and one of the most experienced veterans out there, so we’ll see if Jesus Cuellar is ready for the next level and to take the torch from JuanMa. Fans will have a full night of great fights.” Also stepping into the ring, Julian “J Rock” Williams (16-0-1, 10 KOs) takes on Eliezer Gonzalez (14-0, 9 KOs) of San Juan Puerto Rico in an eight-round bout. 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (13-0, 10 KOs) faces Noe Bolanos (26-10-1, 16 KOs) of Obregon, Mexico, in an eight-round welterweight bout. Click on the link to watch the promo: http://bit.ly/1ut84I4

SOCCER

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Group Stage Action Kick Off on September 16:

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League group stage action kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 16, across the FOX Sports family of networks with studio and game coverage on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, the FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Soccer Plus.

Network/When:

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1

Tues., Sept. 16 Match Network
2:00 PM UEFA Champions League Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Soccer Plus
2:30 PM Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Liverpool vs Ludogorets FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Real Madrid vs FC Basel FOX Sports Net
Wed., Sept. 17 Match Network
2:00 PM UEFA Champions League Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Soccer Plus
2:30 PM Bayern München vs Manchester City FC FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Chelsea vs FC Schalke FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Barcelona vs APOEL FC FOX Sports Net

 

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH DAY 1

 

Thurs., Sept. 18 Match Network
12:30 PM UEFA Europa League Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Soccer Plus
1:00 PM FK Partizan vs Tottenham Hotspur FOX Sports 1
1:00 PM FC Salzburg vs Celtic FC FOX Sports 2
1:00 PM Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  vs Inter Milan FOX Soccer Plus
3:05 PM Everton vs VfL Wolfsburg FOX Sports 1
3:05 PM Napoli vs Sparta Praha FOX Sports 2
3:05 PM Sevilla vs Feyenoord FOX Soccer Plus

 

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 4

Tues., Sept. 16 Match Network
8:00 PM Waterhouse FC vs DC United FOX Soccer Plus
10:00 PM Portland Timbers vs Club Deportivo Olimpia FOX Sports 1
Wed., Sept. 17 Match Network
8:00 PM Montreal Impact vs New York Red Bulls FOX Sports 2
Thurs., Sept. 18 Match Network
8:00 PM Sporting Kansas City vs Deportivo Saprissa FOX Sports 1

Talent: Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and post-game coverage from Los Angeles with analysts Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Brian McBride.

NASCAR

FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX SPORTS 2 KICK OFF THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY:

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 kick off the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s updated version of the playoffs, this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway as 16 drivers embark on their quest for this year’s championship. The NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES also competes at Chicagoland in the 15th of its 22-race season.

The Chase Grid is set with the 16 drivers who qualified for this year’s title battle. The Challenger Round, the first of four that determines the 2014 championship, kicks off at Chicagoland and features Brad Keselowski leading Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano, to round out the top five.

Thirteen points separate the top three drivers with eight races to go in the 2014 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES season.  Johnny Sauter leads teammate and reigning champ Matt Crafton (-7), Ryan Blaney (-13), Darrell Wallace Jr. (-38) and German Quiroga (-48).

FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO provide live coverage of Friday and Saturday’s Truck Series, Sprint Cup and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES on-track activities from Chicagoland, in addition to shoulder programming surrounding both series.  NASCAR RACE HUB provides daily updates throughout the week, including live coverage of Thursday’s 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Day in Chicago.  In addition, FOX Sports 1 continues to follow the latest in the investigation surrounding the death of sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he was struck and killed by a car driven by Tony Stewart.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE FROM CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 12  (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler

NCWTS SETUP FROM CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 12 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Krista Voda, Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week: NCWTS SETUP offers a feature interview, conducted by Kaitlyn Vincie, with Kyle Busch Motorsports’ three drivers, Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Darrell Wallace Jr.; a look back at how Thorsport Racing’s Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter survived the last race at Canada to hold the top two positions in the point standings heading into Chicago; and the latest news on the No. 30 truck of Ron Hornaday Jr. being shut down.

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Ray Dunlap, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week: Steve Byrnes provides updates and driver interviews live from Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 11, as all 16 Challengers participate in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Day; also on Thursday, Part 3 of the HUB’s “Chase War Room,” a roundtable discussion with Alexander, McReynolds, Hammond, Dillner and Dunlap  debating crucial Chase topics, including who the first four drivers to be eliminated and the likeliest four left standing at Homestead-Miami Speedway could be; and “Let it Ride” odds segment on the favorites to win at Chicagoland.
  • Next Week: Driver/analyst AJ Allmendinger on Monday, Sept. 15

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Sept. 14 (12:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
  • This Week: A “Chase War Room” roundtable discussion moderated by Adam Alexander and featuring NASCAR on FOX’s Larry McReynolds, Matt Yocum and Michael Waltrip debating the most pivotal Chase topics, including which drivers are most likely to be eliminated after the first Chase race and which four are most likely to be left standing at the end.

FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP

BRAND NEW, FULLY ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL RACING SERIES – FORMULA E – PREMIERES ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 13 (3:00 AM ET); replays on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Sept. 14 (1:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Dario Franchitti, Jack Nicholls, Nicki Shields, Robert Llewellyn
  • This Week: The first-ever FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP “ePrix” takes the green flag (literally) Saturday, Sept. 13, as 10 teams race around the iconic Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium in Beijing for race number one of a 10-race schedule that includes U.S. stops in Miami and Los Angeles. For the inaugural season, teams have each been supplied an electric racing car built by Spark Racing Technology, called the Spark-Renault SRT_01E. Using the very latest technology, the zero emission SRT_01E aims to stretch the boundaries of what is currently achievable in electric motor sports, while ensuring a balance between cost-effectiveness and sustainability, in addition to coping with the demands of racing entirely on street circuits. Two U.S.-based teams are among the 10 competing – Andretti Autosport, with drivers Franck Montagny and Charles Pic; and Dragon Racing, with drivers Oriol Servia and Jérôme d’Ambrosio. Popular British racer Katherine Legge, who now calls Indianapolis home, is the first woman to be confirmed as a Formula E driver, piloting the Amlin Aguri entry.

MOTOGP

DEFENDING CHAMP MARQUEZ LOOKS TO RECAPTURE WINNING STREAK AT GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Sept. 14 (7:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Host Bob Varsha with analysts Gregory Haines and Nick Harris
  • This Week: After winning at Silverstone, defending champion and point leader Marc Marquez looks to recapture the winning streak that saw him net victories in the first 10 races of the year before Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa captured the top spot at Brno for the only win of the year by a rider other than Marquez. A victory this weekend at Misano not only would tie Marquez for the all-time record for most wins in a single season, set in 1997 by Mick Doohan, but it could lay the groundwork for the Spaniard to lock up the 2014 championship crown in front of his hometown crowd in the next round at MotorLand Aragon. In addition, FOX Sports 2 offers Moto3 coverage from San Marino on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET and Moto2 at 9:00 PM ET.

HORSE RACING

JOCKEY CLUB HEADS NORTH OF THE BORDER FOR WOODBINE MILE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Sept. 14 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray and Alyssa Ali
  • This Week: The Jockey Club racing tour heads north of the border this weekend for the Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Race Course in Toronto, Ont., a Breeder’s Cup “Win And You’re In” event.

RED BULL

RED BULL AIR RACE TAKES ON NASCAR TRACK IN TEXAS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday, Sept. 15 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Nick Fellows, Mike Mangold
  • This Week: Texas Motor Speedway, one of the most famous motor circuits in the world and one of the largest sports stadiums in the United States, is hosting the sixth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The pilots and their planes take off and land from the infield of the track – a first in the United States – with the crowd watching all the action from the grandstands.  Air Gate pylons are set up inside and around the 1.5-mile quad-oval track. Going into this first race in the USA this year, Austria’s Hannes Arch is holding onto a narrow lead over Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb after their one-two British sweep at the last stop in Ascot, England. Also, Americans Kirby Chambliss and Michael Goulian are keen for a little homecoming advantage as they try to rise in the standings. “This is a tight course at the Texas Motor Speedway and will be the most challenging track of the year so far,” says FOX Sports 1 analyst Mike Mangold. “Arch needs all the skill in his arsenal to maintain his slim lead over rival Bonhomme of Great Britain and the other chargers in the 12-man field.”

ORIGINALS

THE NUMBERS ARE IN; WHO GETS OUT OF THE GATE QUICKLY AS FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED SETS LINEUPS FOR NFL WEEK 2?

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Sept. 11 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer
  • This Week: With NFL on FOX insider Jay Glazer serving as the commish, comedian David Spade leads a motley crew of celebrity football fans through a season of Fantasy Football competition. Joining Spade are fellow comedians Nick Swardson and Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts’ bassist, Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Lidell, No Filter’s Katie Nolan, and actor Jerry Ferarra. One final entry, representing NFL on FOX, consists of rotating appearances by Brian Urlacher, John Lynch, Ronde Barber and David Diehl. The league competes through FOX Fantasy Football on FOXSports.com. Orthopedic surgeon and FOX Sports contributor Dr. Robert Klapper provides insight into player injuries, deciphering team talk and offering fantasy football players a leg up on their competition. FOX Sports Fantasy Football, offered online, as an iPhone app or through the mobile site, provides live, automated and online drafts; customizable scoring options; up-to-the-minute live scoring and expert analysis. For more information, please visit: http://foxs.pt/1kt7KYL.

Major League Baseball Postseason Coverage Comes to FOX Sports 1

fox-sports-1-logoAmerica’s Newest Sports Network Scheduled to Cover

National League Division and Championship Series for First Time

JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOX SPORTS 1 Multicast Complements

NLCS Game 1 Coverage

 

FOX Broadcasts WORLD SERIES for 15th Consecutive Year

New York – In April, the first-year benchmarks for FOX Sports 1 continued when America’s newest sports network televised its first regular season Major League Baseball game.  Despite crossing into Year 2, the firsts continue and the stakes get higher as FOX Sports 1 gets set to televise postseason MLB for the first time ever.

“October is truly going to be an historic month for FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1 as we add high-profile, jewel events like postseason baseball to our growing portfolio, and at the same time introduce innovative viewing experiences like the JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 multicast,” said FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks.  “We’re also serving baseball fans better by providing extensive, comprehensive coverage before and after games, more than we’ve ever been able to offer before.”

This October, Division Series coverage returns to FOX Sports for the first time since 2006.  FOX Sports 1 is scheduled to televise up to eight of 10 National League Division Series games, opening with an historic Game 1 doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 3. Between games is a special edition of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s flagship, news, highlights and analysis program.  Additional Division Series doubleheaders on FOX Sports 1 are also scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9, if necessary.

FOX Sports’ coverage of the National League Championship Series gets underway on the FOX broadcast network, Saturday, Oct. 11.  NLCS Games 2, 3 and 4 are scheduled for telecast on FOX Sports 1, as are NLCS Games 5 and 7, if necessary.  NLCS Game 6, if necessary, is also set for broadcast on FOX, Saturday, Oct. 18.

In another first, FOX Sports offers fans watching NLCS Game 1 a unique opportunity to experience postseason baseball as never before. While FOX Sports provides a traditional broadcast on FOX, FOX Sports 1 offers fans a more analytics-driven game viewing experience under the banner of FOXSports.com’s exciting new baseball blog, Just a Bit Outside (JABO).  JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 is an unconventional game-viewing experience, with an emphasis on statistics, sabermetrics and graphics with open debate and conversation.  Kevin Burkhardt hosts JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1, alongside analysts Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and Rob Neyer with special guests joining via video remote or phone.

Coverage of the 110th World Series, the 15th straight broadcast by FOX and the network’s 17th overall, begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the home ballpark of the American League pennant winner by virtue of the junior circuit’s 5-3 win in July’s All-Star Game.

All postseason MLB games televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1 are also televised in Spanish exclusively on FOX Deportes, the leader in Spanish-language sports media, and for the first time via FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go.  FOX Deportes is poised to deliver its most comprehensive MLB postseason coverage ever, with pregame shows, plus special reports, interviews and postgame analysis on its signature studio show CENTRAL FOX.

This October, FOX Sports is providing more hours of pre and postgame coverage devoted to MLB’s postseason than in any year prior.  FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes have over 60 hours of pre, between-game and postgame coverage planned, including expanded 90 minute editions of AMERICA’S PREGAME, hosted by Mike Hill and news anchor Molly McGrath; special editions of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s signature news, highlights and analysis program between games; and regularly scheduled FOX SPORTS LIVE programs immediately following most games.

A complete schedule for FOX Sports’ postseason baseball coverage follows, however it is subject to change; game times and location TBD.

 

DIVISION SERIES

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                                  NETWORKS

Friday, Oct. 3                          NLDS A Game 1                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

                              NLDS B Game 1                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 4                     NLDS A Game 2                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Monday, Oct. 6                       NLDS B Game 3                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

 

Tuesday, Oct. 7                      NLDS A Game 4*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

                              NLDS B Game 4*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Thursday, Oct. 9                     NLDS A Game 5*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

NLDS B Game 5*                   FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                                  NETWORKS

Saturday, Oct. 11                   NLCS Game 1                                    FOX/FOX Deportes

                              JABO Multicast                                   FOX Sports 1

Sunday, Oct. 12                      NLCS Game 2                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Tuesday, Oct. 14                    NLCS Game 3                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 15               NLCS Game 4                                    FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Thursday, Oct. 16                   NLCS Game 5            *                       FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 18                   NLCS Game 6            *                       FOX/FOX Deportes

Sunday, Oct. 19                      NLCS Game 7            *                       FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes

WORLD SERIES

 

DAY/DATE                             SERIES                      SITE    NETWORKS

Tuesday, Oct. 21                    Game 1                       AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 22               Game 2                       AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Friday, Oct. 24                        Game 3                       NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Saturday, Oct. 25                   Game 4                       NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Sunday, Oct. 26                      Game 5*                     NL       FOX/FOX Deportes

Tuesday, Oct. 28                    Game 6*                     AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

Wednesday, Oct. 29               Game 7*                     AL        FOX/FOX Deportes

*denotes “if necessary”

– FOX SPORTS –

FOX Sports Slates Eight Sports Specials on Singleheader Sundays, Thanksgiving

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FOX Sports Specials Featured on Single-Header Sundays, Thanksgiving

FOX Lineup Includes The Ultimate Fighter, IMSA, Supercross, Nicklaus Documentary, Skateboarding, Formula E, College Football Championship and NASCAR Previews

FOX Sports announces an expanded series of multi-sport afternoon specials scheduled adjacent to NFL ON FOX single-header football games across the remainder of the fall broadcast season, leading off with an airing of the season premiere of the popular UFC reality series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED, on Sunday, Sept. 14.

For the first time in history, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER features an all-female cast with a UFC championship on the line. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1-ranked lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, serve as coaches. The full 12-episode season airs Wednesday nights on FOX Sports 1 beginning with a two-hour special on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00 PM ET). For more information on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, please visit http://foxs.pt/1qHxiC0.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for FOX Sports to expose some of our largest network audiences to new sports,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy. “It also gives us the chance to promote major new partnerships and initiatives, including the U.S. OPEN, as well as tee up big events like college football conference championships and the Daytona 500.”

The IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship comes to FOX this fall, as the broadcast network offers taped coverage of two races from the series’ inaugural season, beginning Sunday, Sept. 21 with the Lone Star Le Mans from Austin, Texas, followed by Petit Le Mans on Sunday, Oct. 5. For more information on the series, covered all season long on FOX Sports 1, please visit http://www.imsa.com/.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS takes center stage on FOX, as the fourth annual MONSTER ENERGY CUP lights up Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on a uniquely designed supercross/motocross hybrid track. The best riders in the world battle for their share of the $250,000 purse and a shot at the $1 million bonus to any rider who wins all three main events. The 2015 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS season opens Saturday, Jan. 3 live and exclusively on FOX Sports 1. For more information on the MONSTER ENERGY CUP, please visit http://www.monsterenergycup.com/.

The STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING SUPER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP from the Prudential Center in New Jersey airs on FOX on Sunday, Nov. 2, bringing skateboarding’s most prestigious professional competitive series and an international roster of skating’s top pros from the SLS Nike SB World Tour to the network. The SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship features the top eight pros, who qualified through a summer-long tour, competing for the largest prize purse in skate history – more than $1 million. To win, the eight not only have to conquer the challenging obstacles of the custom-built skate plaza, but also continually one-up their competitors with trick difficulty, consistency and style. For more information on the series, please visit http://streetleague.com/.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, FOX highlights the inaugural season of the ground-breaking FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP with race coverage from Putrajaya, Mexico. FORMULA E is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Commencing in September 2014 and running through June 2015, the championship competes in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities – including London, Beijing, Los Angeles and Miami – racing around iconic landmarks. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motor sports fans. For more information on the series, please visit http://www.fiaformulae.com/.

With the U.S. OPEN headlining the USGA’s move to FOX in 2015, a Thanksgiving Day treat is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 27 on FOX when 1962 U.S. OPEN: JACK’S FIRST MAJOR premieres as the first-ever USGA-produced documentary on network television. The one-hour program chronicles Jack Nicklaus’ first U.S. OPEN victory in 1962 at Oakmont Country Club, which set in motion one of the most prolific careers in professional golf and at the same time ignited one of the greatest rivalries in sports, between Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. For more information on USGA golf, please visit http://www.usga.org/default.aspx.

On Sunday, Nov. 30, the FOX Sports College Football team delivers the 2014 COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW, a one-hour special leading with coverage of the BIG TEN and PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP games, and offering insight into the entire postseason. FOX Sports broadcasts the Pac-12 and Big Ten championship games on back-to-back nights, beginning with the Pac-12 on Friday, Dec. 5, live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. – the conference’s first neutral-site championship contest. The following night, Saturday, Dec. 6, FOX Sports heads to Indianapolis, as the Big Ten crowns its champion at Lucas Oil Stadium.

And as 2014 winds down, FOX Sports delivers a preview of the 2015 NASCAR season, the first of a new 10-year relationship. On Sunday, Dec. 21, NASCAR 2015 SEASON PREVIEW offers an early look at a season full of firsts for FOX Sports, including six NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES races on FOX Sports 1 and the first 14 NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES races on FOX and FOX Sports 1. To learn more about the NASCAR on FOX and FOX Sports 1 seasons, please see http://foxs.pt/1vjQwRx.

NFL game assignments determining what time these specials air regionally are announced two weeks prior to game day.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets.  Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.  In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as a  licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

–FOX SPORTS–

Quotes from FOX NFL KICKOFF & FOX NFL SUNDAY

fox-nflFOX NFL SUNDAY NOTES – 9/7/14

McNabb to Brown’s QB Hoyer: ‘Stop Looking Over Your Shoulder,

Focus on Being the Starting QB’

Jimmy Johnson on Seahawks’ Chance to Repeat: ‘The Biggest Enemy of Great is Good’

Glazer on Chances Harbaugh Returns to 49ers Next Year: ‘I Think it Ends in a Very Ugly Divorce’

 

From FOX NFL KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports analyst and former New York Giants OL David Diehl on preparing for Houston’s defensive standouts JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney: “The first thing you need to do when you wake up is say your prayers because these are two guys that are excited, they are amped up and ready to go. They are going to be screaming off the edges.”

FOX Sports 1 analyst and former Pro Bowl QB Donovan McNabb on Johnny Manziel in two-QB system early in the season: “I’m not a big fan of it, although in my rookie year, it happened with me with Doug Pederson as the starting QB. I was able to take a couple of series and come out of the game which adjusts to the speed of the game. But for the Cleveland Browns, who have no identity, we don’t know who’s going to be the No. 1 wide receiver, who’s going to run the football – Ben Tate is the guy they brought in there, but can he carry the ball 25-30 times?. I don’t know if that is going to happen, so for Brian Hoyer, stop looking over your shoulder, focus in on being the starting QB  and just try to be efficient and move the chains.”

FOX Sports 1 analyst and former Pro Bowl WR Randy Moss on the potential improvement of Cowboys WR Dez Bryant: “If Tony Romo would look at him a little bit more, instead of Jason Witten — you know Jason Witten is a possession receiver. Dez Bryant is the home run hitter. So, I think if you look more for Dez in certain situations, I think the sky is the limit for him and that whole offense.”

 

From FOX NFL SUNDAY on FOX

Two-time Super Bowl winning coach and NFL on FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson on Seattle’s chance of repeating as Super Bowl champs: “You look at free agency and you look at complacency. The last nine Super Bowl winners, the next year, four of them didn’t even make the playoffs and the rest of them only one playoff game. Remember this; the biggest enemy of great is good. Complacency. Let me tell you this, Pete Carroll had to re-tool his football teams at USC, he understands it. He along with John Schneider, they’ve embraced this thing. They say, Hey, we don’t want to be just good, we want to be great. And if it is any indication of what they did Thursday night, the only thing that’s going to stop this team is if they have some key injuries.”

Hall-of-Fame QB and NFL on FOX analyst Terry Bradshaw on Johnny Manziel’s passion for copywriting nicknames: “Can’t wait to meet Johnny Manziel, Johnny Football. He has copyrighted nine different names. I guess when you become a star, copyright that, go off and make your money … that’s your brand. When I brand my cattle and my horses, that means they have earned their rightful place on my ranch forever. Johnny, let’s get off the bench and start playing, and then we can start worrying about those copyrighted names.”

NFL on FOX Insider Jay Glazer, after being first to report Panthers’ plans to sit QB Cam Newton, said he believes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will not be back with the team next year: “I think (the relationship between 49ers and Harbaugh) ends in a very ugly divorce. I’d be surprised if Jim Harbaugh is actually back in San Francisco next year … I just think his time has come and gone there. Look, it’s even got bad there with the players. Some of the veteran players there, they used to bite their tongue. Now, they are not. When you hear the players talk about Jim Harbaugh, they air their gripes out. Completely different dynamic now than it was when he got there.”

NFL on FOX analyst and former strong safety John Lynch on questions about Atlanta Falcons’ toughness: “Arthur Blank, their owner, has challenged their manhood. Mike Smith, their head coach, Mike Tice, Brian Cox … they’ve challenged their physicality, their toughness. They are going to be a tougher football team. I want to see if they can be poised.”

NFL on FOX analyst Howie Long on the number of suspensions (31) affecting teams to open the season: “What is not up for debate is clearly what is defined as to what you will be suspended for. The fact that you put yourself in position to miss a football game for any other reason than injury is mind-boggling to me. It meant too much to me as a player … I don’t get it. It’s just knuckleheads.” 

 

NLF on FOX analyst and defensive great Howie Long comparing his pay with that of Houston’s J.J. Watt, who just signed a 6-year, $100 million contract with the Texans:

Long: “Do you want to hear something funny? What do you think I made my rookie year?”

Watt: “What year was it?”

Long: “‘81”

Watt: “$190,000”

Long: “OK, I made $38 grand (Watt chuckles). At that rate, for me to get to $100 million, I’d have to play 2,631 years.”

Watt: “That’s a lot of double-teams to go up against.”

FOX Sports Programming Highlights: NFL, UFC, College Football & More

fox-sports-logoFOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

NFL on FOX: Season Opens as NFL on FOX Celebrates 20th Anniversary

UFC: The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Premieres;

Top-10 Middleweights Jacare & Mousasi Square Off on FOX Sports 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 3 Oregon Hosts No. 7 Michigan State on FOX

#ICYMI: Boxing Great Manny Pacquiao Sings on AMERICA’S PREGAME

http://youtu.be/drBnM8UTPuw

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NFL

 

NFL ON FOX RETURNS WITH  20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The NFL on FOX begins its 20th Anniversary season with doubleheader coverage of six exciting matchups this Sunday, Sept. 7 (1:00 PM ET).    AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, FOX’s national window which averaged 27.2 million viewers in 2013, returns Week 1 as the Dallas Cowboys play host to the San Francisco 49ers (4:25 PM ET) with seven-time Emmy award-winner Joe Buck, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman and NFL on FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

 

FOX Sports’ NFL studio coverage begins each Sunday on FOX Sports 1 with FOX NFL KICKOFF at 11:00 AM ET with host Joel Klatt and analysts Donovan McNabb, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss. On the FOX broadcast network, FOX NFL SUNDAY immediately follows FOX NFL KICKOFF at 12:00 PM ET with co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee alongside analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, insider Jay Glazer and rules analyst Mike Pereira.  The pregame show comes off an impressive 2013 campaign with an average of 4.8 million viewers tuning in each week.  In this week’s edition of FOX NFL SUNDAY, Long sits down with Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt days after Watt signed the biggest contract for a defensive player in the NFL.  Additionally, reporter Colleen Dominguez interviews Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant about his future in the league.

 

NFL ON FOX PRESS CALL HIGHLIGHTS

On Wednesday, FOX Sports conducted a press call to preview the 2014 season and took a look at the network’s 20th anniversary of broadcasting NFL games.  NFL on FOX analysts Troy Aikman, Jimmy Johnson and Randy Moss were joined by FOX Sports President Eric Shanks and FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Production John Entz.  Transcribed below are highlights from today’s press call.  For a full replay, please dial 719-457-0820 and enter passcode 7751700.

Aikman shares the concern that many have for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning playing in a new offense:  “I share that concern from what I’ve seen.  I saw a quarterback that really struggled in this offense.  I understand what the messaging has been out of New York as far as the Giants’ new offense, and this is the first time Eli has had to learn a new offense.  If you look around the league at some of these other teams, even Minnesota for instance, where you have a new offense and a rookie quarterback that’s played really well in the preseason,  I don’t think a new offense is the entire reason as to why that group [the Giants] has struggled.  I would be concerned.”

Shanks on what defines FOX Sports over the years: “Going back to how David [Hill] and Ed [Goren] set this place up, audio is what brings a broadcast to life. We pride ourselves on a number of patents in the audio area where we’ve come up with our own innovations in audio, whether it be placing a microphone in a base in baseball, adding more parabolic microphones to the sideline, adding more microphones to the goalpost so that you hear the clunk. And being a part of the group, John Madden was a big part of this, pushing hard to get microphones on the centers and guards once the umpire moved his position a couple years ago. For us, audio is one of the signature elements of FOX Sports no matter what the broadcast is, from motor sports to the NFL. I think that as we plan our new productions going forward, with golf and the World Cup, audio is a top priority for those, and we’re looking for new ways to innovate in that area for those sports.”

Aikman is familiar with the new personnel in Minnesota and likes what he sees: “I’m really excited about the NFC North. I see Chicago as the team that challenges the Packers but Minnesota is going to be better. (New defensive coordinator) Mike Zimmer was with me late in my career. That defense will play a different brand of football than they have been playing. Norv Turner is now their offensive coordinator, and they have played well in the preseason. Teddy Bridgewater looked good. Matt Cassel looked good. Unfortunately for them, they have an extremely difficult start to the season but it’s going to be a great division to follow.”

Moss on what team he’s watching in the NFC North:  “It’s very possible two playoff teams come out of the NFC North. All four of those teams are on the rise. I’m a big fan of what Minnesota is doing, but I’m still on the Packers band wagon for the division lead.”

Johnson added: “I see every team in that division getting better. Chicago a little, Detroit a lot and even the Packers with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, they’ll be better. It’s going to be a strong division.”

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

 

GAME                                                                                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST/SIDELINE            COV.                 TIME (ET) 

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons                Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch                49%                      1:00PM                                                                                             

& Pam Oliver

Georgia Dome — Atlanta, Ga.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Greenville, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, West Palm Beach

Washington Redskins at Houston Texans          Thom Brennanman, David Diehl          16%                        1:00PM   

                                & Laura Okmin

Reliant Stadium — Houston, Texas

MARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Dallas, Greensboro, Hartford, Houston, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Washington

Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears                                                 Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston                     15%                   1:00PM

                                & On-field analyst Tony Siragusa

Soldier Field — Chicago, Illi.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee

Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams                                      Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison                              6%                          1:00PM                                                                                                

  & Kristina Pink

Edward Jones Dome — St. Louis, Mo.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Minneapolis, St, Louis, Tulsa

San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys                Joe Buck, Troy Aikman                                        89%                        4:25PM

                                                                                                                  & Erin Andrews    

AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas

MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers                          Chris Myers, Ronde Barber                            10%                        4:25PM                                                                                            

    & Jennifer Hale

Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, Fla.

MARKETS INCLUDE: Charlotte, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa


 

 

STUDIO

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE – NFL SEASON KICKS OFF, 1-ON-1 WITH PACKERS’ RODGERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, HIGHLIGHTS AND SITE HITS ON SUNDAY NIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Cole Wright, Ryan Field, Jay Glazer, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss, Petros Papadakis, Ephraim Salaam, Peter Schrager, Clay Travis, Brian Urlacher.
  • This Week: Last week marked the start of the college football season, and action amplifies on the gridiron this week with the opening of the National Football League schedule Thursday night in Seattle. In advance of the Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks prime-time showdown that night, FOX SPORTS LIVE has the build-up covered, highlighted by an exclusive interview with Packers All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers recently sat down with FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Alex Marvez for the 1-on-1 that airs on Wednesday night’s show at 11:00 PM ET. On Thursday night, FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo is on-hand in Seattle to provide postgame reaction and interviews with the participants, while fellow NFL insider Jay Glazer is in-studio. Sunday evening’s show has the NFL covered, including highlights, analysis and injury updates from all of the kickoff weekend action as Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher are all in-studio to recap the day’s games.

FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICK OFF ROLLS ON; KINGSBURY TALKBACK

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Friday evenings (This week: 1:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Bruce Feldman, Todd Fuhrman, Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Stewart Mandel, Petros Papadakis, Clay Travis, Dave Wannstedt.
  • This Week: College football coverage remains at the forefront this week, leading up to Friday’s installment of FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF at 1:00 A.M. ET. The format features an hour-long programming block counting down the sport’s biggest stories of the week. The show boasts a stable of insiders that includes Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis, who provide up-to-the-minute reporting and insight on programs from across the nation. Former players Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis and Matt Leinart are also on-hand, joining longtime collegiate and professional coach Dave Wannstedt for game analysis and breakdowns as they count down topics from 10 to 1. In advance of his team’s Saturday night matchup with UTEP on FOX Sports 1, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury joins the show for a satellite interview, previewing the upcoming game and his team’s chances amidst what is shaping up to be a competitive Big 12 Conference in his second season at the helm.

 

AMERICA’S PREGAME – UFC INTENSIVE WEEK, TUF 20 CONTESTANTS IN-STUDIO WEDNESDAY, FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN THURSDAY, PREEMPTED FRIDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET), preempted Friday, Aug. 29
  • Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Royce Clayton, Joel Klatt, Kirk Morrison, Ephraim Salaam
  • This Week: In lieu of a UFC Fight Night Prefight card, the show is preempted on Friday evening. As a lead-up to the event, both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s shows feature a UFC emphasis. Wednesday’s program is highlighted by a visit from eight contestants from The Ultimate Fighter 20, the UFC’s competition-driven reality show, debuting on FOX Sports 1 next week. This season’s show features women competing in the strawweight division with an updated format that delivers the division’s championship belt to the show’s winner. Thursday’s show includes the Fight Night weigh-in, carrying live break-ins with all of the fighters as they arrive to tip the scales and also includes a talkback interview with UFC President Dana White.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

COLLEGE POWERHOUSES FACE OFF IN FIRST TOP-10 MATCHUP OF THE SEASON AS NO. 3 OREGON HOSTS NO. 7 MICHIGAN STATE ON FOX

  • Network/When/Talent:

o   Arizona at UTSA

    • Thursday, Sept. 4 (8:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tim Brando and Joel Klatt; #ARIZONAvsUTSA

o   No. 20 K-State at Iowa State

    • Saturday, Sept. 6 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Justin Kutcher and Coy Wire; #KSTATEvsIOWAST

o    SMU at North Texas

    • Saturday, Sept. 6 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Steffi Sorensen; #SMUvsNorthTexas

o   Missouri State at Oklahoma State

    • Saturday, Sept. 6 (3:30 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin; #MissouriStvsOKSt

o   No. 7 Michigan State at No. 3 Oregon

  • Saturday, Sept. 6 (6:30 PM ET), FOX / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath; #MSUvsOREGON (Deportes: Erika Garza and Pablo Alsina; #EspartanosVsPatos)

o   BYU at Texas

  • Saturday, Sept. 6 (7:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Joe Davis, Joey Harrington and Kris Budden; #BYUvsTEXAS

o   Northwestern State at No. 10 Baylor

  • Saturday, Sept. 6 (7:30 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Brendan Burke, Ben Leber and Christian Steckel; #NorthwesternStvsBaylor

o   Texas Tech at UTEP

  • Saturday, Sept. 6 (11:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece; #TEXASTECHvsUTEP
  • This Week: FOX Sports presents exclusive live coverage of the biggest game of the young season – the first top-10 matchup of the year – as No. 3 Oregon hosts No. 7 Michigan State Saturday, Sept. 6, on the FOX broadcast network. Coverage of the game, which pits powerhouses from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences against each other with playoff implications on the line, begins at 5:30 PM ET with the FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME with Rob Stone, Joel Klatt and Dave Wannstedt, before Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath have the call live from Autzen Stadium.

 

FOX COLLEGE PREGAME LEADS IN TO BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON

  • Network/When: FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Sept. 6 (5:30 PM ET),
  • Talent: Host Rob Stone and analysts Joel Klatt and Dave Wannstedt are joined in studio by insiders Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis with on-site reports from Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Molly McGrath and Bruce Feldman from Eugene, Ore.
  • This Week: Charles Davis sits down with Oregon quarterback and Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota, while Bruce Feldman goes 1-on-1 with Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun. Joel Klatt takes a look at MSU quarterback Connor Cook’s decision-making skills, and Dave Wannstedt examines the vaunted Spartan defense’s plan to neutralize the Ducks’ fast-paced offensive attack. Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis discuss what this game means for the College Football Playoff.

 

UFC

 

JACARE A COMPLETE MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST ON A ROLL AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE VS. MOUSASI, SAYS FLORIAN

FOX Sports 1 presents an electrifying Friday night edition of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE vs. MOUSASI on Friday, Sept. 5 (10:00 PM ET), headlined by a clash of top-10 ranked middleweights, when No. 4-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza battles No. 7-ranked Gegard Mousasi, nearly six years after their first meeting in 2008 in DREAM. Currently riding a six-fight win streak, and undefeated inside the Octagon, Jacare (20-3, 1NC) looks to continue his climb toward a UFC title shot with a victory. A long-time dominant light heavyweight and former STRIKEFORCE champ, Mousasi (35-4-2) has won five of his last six bouts and boasts career wins over Mark Munoz, Mark Hunt, Ovince Saint Preux, as well as a KO victory in the aforementioned 2008 meeting against Souza. The winner could become the frontrunner for a title shot. UFC on FOX analyst Kenny Florian believes this fight won’t resemble the first time the two met. “Jacare is a completely different fighter. He’s really evolved into a complete mixed martial artist. He’s way more comfortable with his striking and he’s putting everything together.” Follow the link to watch the complete preview: http://bit.ly/1rpHNKq

 

UFC TONIGHT – UFC FIGHT NIGHT BREAKDOWN, MOUSASI, OVEREEM, MELENDEZ AND THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER CAST INTERVIEWS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 3 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Michael Bisping, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, guest host Michael Bisping joins Florian and Bryant in studio to help break down UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE vs. MOUSASI. Then they interview main event fighter Gegard Mousasi and co-main event heavyweight Alistair Overeem. Then THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER coach Gilbert Melendez and cast members Carla Esparaza, Rose Namajunas and Jessica Penne join in studio for interviews about the upcoming season. Ariel Helwani provides reports.

UFC ROUNDTABLE: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 3 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell
  • This Week: Host Jay Glazer is joined by former UFC champions Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell to discuss all things THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. Griffin, Evans and Serra relate their experiences competing on the show, while all share their impressions of coaching on the series. This one-hour special is filled with insights, never-before-told stories and intriguing memories of the long-running reality series.

AMERICA’S PREGAME AIRS UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-INS LIVE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Sept. 4 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: A special edition of AMERICA’S PREGAME airs the UFC FIGHT NIGHT weigh-ins live. Host Karyn Bryant and former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier and middleweight contender Michael Bisping analyze the bouts as the fighters tip the scales.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT: JACARE VS. MOUSASI PREVIEW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 5 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Evans, Cormier and Bisping preview the main card and prelim fights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE VS. MOUSASI.

                                                                                                                     

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FEATURES SIX FIGHTS LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 5 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian (FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila, Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: The three-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS feature six bouts including No. 9-ranked featherweight contender Nik Lentz (27-6-2, 1NC) against submission specialist and No. 14-ranked Charles Oliveira (18-4, 1NC) in a highly-anticipated rematch. No. 5-ranked flyweight John Moraga (14-3) faces Justin Scoggins (9-1), while New York-based lightweight Al Iaquinta (8-3-1) fights seven-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Rodrigo Damm (12-7). Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rafael Natal (17-6-1) takes on well-rounded middleweight Chris Camozzi (19-8). Dustin Kimura (12-2) faces undefeated Chris Beal (9-0) in a bantamweight bout. Plus, Providence, R.I’s own Sean Soriano (8-1) faces late replacement Chas Skelly (12-1) in a featherweight fight.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE vs. MOUSASI FEATURES BATTLE OF TOP-10 MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDERS ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 5 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian (FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila, Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: In the main event, No. 4-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (20-3, 1NC) battles No. 7-ranked Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) in a key middleweight bout. The main card features three more exciting fights including a potential heavyweight slugfest between No. 7-ranked Alistair Overeem (37-13, 1NC) and Ben Rothwell (33-9). With an astonishing 64 finishes between the two giants, fans won’t want to blink, as this bout has “Fight of the Night” written all over it. Also in the heavyweight division, former pro football defensive tackle Matt Mitrione (7-3), who is coming off a “Performance of the Night” knockout victory over Shawn Jordan, looks to continue his winning ways when he meets surging contender Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (11-2, 1NC), who is also fresh off of a first-round knockout victory. Local fan-favorite Joe Lauzon (23-10) faces THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: LIVE winner Michael Chiesa (11-1) in the lightweight division.

FOX SPORTS LIVE RECAPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, Sept. 5 (12:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Bisping, Cormier and Evans recap the middleweight headliner between Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. The group also interviews winners of the main bouts.

 

THE UTLIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED PREMIERES

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez, Dana White
  • This Week: For the first time in history, the new season of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER features an all-female cast and has a UFC championship title on the line. The storied reality series features a women’s 115-pound tournament to determine the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1-ranked lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez serve as coaches and meet in a championship showdown of their own at the conclusion of the season. In the premiere episode, the 16 female fighters arrive to the UFC training center, where coaches Melendez and Pettis pick their squads. Then the women move into the house and begin training. Finally, the first two fighters face off in the first preliminary fight of the season.

 

SOCCER

 

FOX SPORTS CONTINUES JAM-PACKED SOCCER LINEUP WITH 2016 UEFA EURO QUALIFIERS

Reigning World Cup champion Germany battles Scotland on Sunday (2:00 PM ET), and more games hit the pitch simultaneously on Monday, headlined by England against Switzerland (2:00 PM ET). Match Day 1 concludes on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with another handful of games as Norway takes the field again against Italy (2:00 PM ET). All the games appear on FOX Sports 1.

  • Network/When: (All times ET and subject to change)
MATCH DAY 1
Sunday, Sept. 7 Match Network
11:45 AM Hungary vs. Northern Ireland FOX Sports 2
2:00 PM UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus
2:30 PM Germany vs. Scotland FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Int’l Friendly: Serbia v France FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Gibraltar vs. Poland FOX Soccer Plus
Monday, Sept. 8 Match Network
11:30 AM UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Russia vs. Liechtenstein FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus
2:30 PM Switzerland vs. England FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Ukraine vs. Slovakia FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Luxembourg vs. Belarus FOX Soccer Plus
2:45 PM San Marino vs. Lithuania FOX Soccer 2Go
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Match Network
11:30 AM UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame FOX Sports 1
12:00 PM Kazakhstan vs. Latvia FOX Sports 1
2:00 PM UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus
2:30 PM Norway vs. Italy FOX Sports 1
2:30 PM Andorra vs. Wales FOX Sports 2
2:30 PM Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Cyprus FOX Soccer Plus
  • Talent: Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and post-game coverage from Los Angeles with analysts Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton.

NASCAR

 

FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX SPORTS 2 COVER THE “RACE TO THE CHASE” AT RICHMOND AS THE PLAYOFF FIELD IS SET

FOX Sports 1 covers the “Race to the Chase” all week leading into Richmond, where the 16-driver field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be set following Saturday evening’s NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES race.

With one race remaining in the 26-race regular season to qualify for NASCAR’s updated version of the playoffs, 13 different race winners have claimed spots via victories, and with his runner-up finish at Atlanta, Matt Kenseth also clinched a spot based on points.  Two Chase berths remain up for grabs, and any winless driver who wins at Richmond and is in the top 30 in point standings earns a spot in the “NASCAR Chase Grid.”  Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson are the only drivers who can clinch a position in the Chase on points without a win.

NASCAR RACEDAY sets the stage for the all-important night race with live pre-race coverage from the three-quarter mile oval track on Saturday, Sept. 6 (6:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 2, followed by complete post-race and Chase coverage on NASCAR VICTORY LANE (Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 AM ET on FOX Sports 1).

In addition, NASCAR RACE HUB provides daily updates throughout the week, and FOX Sports 1 continues to follow the latest in the investigation surrounding the death of sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York when he was struck and killed by a car driven by Tony Stewart.

LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS RYAN NEWMAN THE ONLY “CHASE BUBBLE” DRIVER WHO CAN REST EASY AT RICHMOND:  “Ryan Newman has a 42-point cushion on the Chase Grid at the moment, so I feel really good about him. I also think Greg Biffle, with a 23-point cushion, is in decent shape.  But we’re headed to a short track where it’s so easy to get up against someone and cut a tire down under green-flag racing. We can create all these ‘what-if’ scenarios, but Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray or Clint Bowyer easily could win at Richmond, and then all of a sudden, Biffle’s 23 points don’t look all that good.”

MCREYNOLDS WILL BE WATCHING WHETHER KYLE BUSCH CAN BEGIN TO REBOUND THIS WEEKEND:  “While the Team Penske drivers ran so well at Richmond in the spring — Joey Logano with the win and Brad Keselowski in fourth — I’m going to be watching Kyle Busch, who already is locked in the Chase with one win.  Is Richmond where he can get the No. 18 headed in the right direction? He runs well there and finished third in the spring.  Regardless of whether he wins, they need a solid run to get started in the Chase next week.”

MCREYNOLDS SAYS WINNING IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE FOR DIFFERENT REASONS AT RICHMOND: “Forty-three drivers will take the green flag at Richmond, and for every single one of them, that race is all about winning.  For those already locked into the Chase, they want another win so they can have those three extra bonus points.  If they haven’t won and aren’t in the Chase yet, they know winning at Richmond will lock them in.”

 

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO; Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Ray Dunlap, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week: “Crunching the Numbers” stat feature, “Let it Ride” odds segment and full race preview for the regular-season finale at Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 4
  • Next Week:  Guest analyst AJ Allmendinger on Monday, Sept. 8; full preview of Wednesday’s “Chase Across North America” media blitz in which the 16 Chase contenders crisscross the continent, on Tuesday, Sept. 9

 

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO; Saturday, Sept. 6 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
  • This Week: Feature on the events that unfolded on-track last September at Richmond, after which NASCAR imposed unprecedented penalties on Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and altered the driver lineup for the Chase after ruling Clint Bowyer and MWR intentionally manipulated the outcome of the race in order to get teammate Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.

ORIGINALS

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED SETS STAGE FOR NFL OPENING WEEKEND

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Sept. 4 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer
  • This Week: With NFL on FOX insider Jay Glazer serving as the commish, comedian David Spade leads a motley crew of celebrity football fans through a season of Fantasy Football competition. Joining Spade are fellow comedians Nick Swardson and Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts’ bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Lidell, No Filter’s Katie Nolan, and actor Jerry Ferarra. One final entry, representing NFL on FOX, consists of rotating appearances by Brian Urlacher, John Lynch, Ronde Barber and David Diehl. The league competes through FOX Fantasy Football on FOXSports.com. Orthopedic surgeon and FOX Sports contributor Dr. Robert Klapper provides insight into player injuries, deciphering team talk and offering fantasy football players a leg up on their competition. FOX Sports Fantasy Football, offered online, as an iPhone app or through the mobile site, provides live, automated and online drafts; customizable scoring options, up-to-the-minute live scoring and expert analysis. For more information, please visit: http://foxs.pt/1kt7KYL.

 

RED BULL

 

SHEEHAN AND SHERWOOD BATTLE FOR TITLE AT RED BULL X-FIGHTERS FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS FINALE IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday, Sept. 8 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Troy Manering, Andy Bell,  Ronnie Renner
  • This Week: Someone will be proclaimed the planet’s best freestyle motocross rider when the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour concludes in Pretoria, South Africa. New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood is clinging to a shrinking five-point lead over Australia’s Josh Sheehan heading into the final face-off in front of South Africa’s famous Union Buildings, which houses the offices of the president of South Africa. This is the tour’s 50th event since it was created in 2001 and the first World Tour final held in Africa. “It all comes down to one day in South Africa and the front runners need to blow the minds of the judges and South Africa crowd,” says FOX Sports 1 host Troy Manering. “Sheehan has really brought the heat this year, and Sherwood has his work cut out for him if he wants to become only the second rider ever to win the world tour twice.” In the Red Bull X-Fighters, the world’s most prestigious FMX tour, riders perform their tricks off bikes that fly as high as 50 feet and as far as 100 feet.

 

Bob Stenner, Legendary Producer, Sounds Two-Minute Warning on 50-Year Career

NFL_on_FOX_logoSummerall & Madden Producer Kicks Off Final Year in Producer’s Chair

While the legendary voices of Pat Summerall and John Madden carried more weight than arguably any other sports broadcasting duo in history, there was a voice in their ears for 21 years who helped guide them to the prominence they achieved — Bob Stenner.

Stenner, the tandem’s longtime producer and current NFL on FOX producer for Thom Brennaman and David Diehl, leads a game announce team for the final time this season, and the veteran’s exit from the producer chair comes after 50 years as a TV producer, 40 of which he spent in the NFL’s lead production role for FOX and CBS.

Stenner, who served as lead producer in the NFL, NBA, auto racing, NCAA Basketball, boxing and horse racing for several years, transitions into an advisory role with the NFL on FOX production teams immediately following the final down of the season. While he acknowledges there is no perfect time to walk away, Stenner admits the time is right.

“If someone could sit on my shoulder and see what I’ve seen, they’d know I’ve had the greatest life and career,” Stenner said.  “We work with sports heroes on a daily basis, so I have been beyond fortunate.  But young producers are constantly moving up and until someone like me moves out, no one can truly advance.  I’m still at the top of my game, but I probably can serve FOX better by advising young producers, directors and announcers. I didn’t have a mentor, so I’m hoping to be that person for the next guy.”

Stenner was “that person,” the nucleus of some of the most high-profile sporting events in the country, for 50 years.  Embarking on his career as a mail clerk in the CBS mailroom with no experience, he nevertheless quickly climbed the ladder.  Stenner went on to produce eight Super Bowls and garner 11 Emmys and the prestigious Eclipse Award in 1973 for co-producing the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes the year that Secretariat won the Triple Crown. If anyone is equipped to groom the next generation, it’s the Long Island, N.Y., native, who will travel with production teams to consult regarding their performance.

“What we do in this business, and it’s backwards because it has to be, is put the best producers and best directors with the best talent,” Stenner explained.  “When you bring in new talent and production teams, they’re all trying to find their way around.  But you aren’t going to put your brand-new producer and director with your top announcing team.  This is one business in which we don’t do enough to critique our own work.  Someone has to be looking at the product closely, trying to make it better on a weekly basis.”

The original group assembled under Stenner’s tutelage raised each other’s game each and every week for 21 years.

“It’s a rare opportunity in the business when you get to work with a team for a long time,” Madden said.  “That is what we had in Bob Stenner, Sandy Grossman, Pat Summerall and myself. Bob was the best, the top football producer in the game during his time. I started with him in 1981 and worked with him through the 2002 Super Bowl, and he was a big part of my television career.”

Stenner’s career track took him from the mailroom to the promotions and ad sales department at WCBS Radio, and then to the same position at WCBS-TV.

“I wasn’t there long before the assistant programming director asked if I wanted to produce Frank Gifford’s local pre-game show,” the former baseball player recalled.  “I said, ‘Absolutely,’ not knowing what the heck that meant other than I knew who Frank was.  But by the next year, I was doing Giants’ home games, the network pre-game show and then a full schedule. I started out not knowing what I was doing, but I asked people to teach me as I went.”

Stenner also soaked up invaluable lessons from Summerall and Madden, with whom he worked from 1981 to 2002 at CBS and then at FOX. Simply put, he was witness to a piece of sports history.

 

“Pat taught me to be prepared down to the smallest detail, while John demanded everybody be 24/7 into football,” said Stenner, with FOX Sports since its inception.  “He would teach, almost by humiliation, young people coming into our group by bombarding them with questions about simple numbers and rosters and other things. He was a teacher and taskmaster.  You made sure you knew everything because you didn’t want to be embarrassed by not having your stuff together.  You never wanted to be the weak link who let something slip through the cracks.” 

 

According to anyone who has worked with Stenner, he was the strongest link in any broadcast.

“My NFL broadcasting career would not have been complete had I not worked with Bob Stenner,” said veteran play-by-play man Dick Stockton, who teamed with him on NBA coverage.  “We worked together for seven years and Bob always was the quintessential leader. Any game you worked with Bob at the helm carried with it an aura of top-level preparation and approach. You knew you were working with a man at the top of his profession, and it made you feel better than you were. He always came to the event with an idea to make the broadcast a cut above, and it was a privilege to be in his company.”

From nearly the first minute he hit the air with Summerall and Madden, Stenner realized the network had captured lightning in a bottle.

“I knew almost immediately we had something special,” the Huntington Beach, Calif., resident recalled.  “John is such a unique person. He’s very curious, and he’s a teacher, as are many coaches.  That translates well to broadcasting because he could educate the fan.  It was evident from the public’s reaction how much people loved John and how much they enjoyed him in the booth with Pat.  Fans fell in love with them.

“What made them so dynamic was the fact John was somewhat longwinded, while Pat was so succinct,” added Stenner, who teamed with director Sandy Grossman during those years.  “John knew early on he could fly that plane anywhere he wanted, and Pat would land it safely. That’s a good feeling to have in the booth.  There was nothing John could do or say that Pat couldn’t fix for him.  Pat was a genius.  He was a minimalist with words, but his words painted vivid pictures.  That’s the mark of a magnificent storyteller.”

By the same token, the husband and father of two is convinced the mark of an effective producer lies in the art of communication.

“Being a great producer is all about people skills,” stated Stenner, who worked with Brennaman and Brian Billick at FOX after the Summerall/Madden era concluded.  “A producer gives everybody the tools to do their job perfectly, gets out of the way and lets them do it.  I’ve always subscribed to the theory that if you see someone making a mistake, let them make that mistake because, in live TV, you have to make another decision two seconds later. When it’s over, you talk about it, but if you yell while it’s happening, you’ve lost them anyway. And while the producer is the pulse of the broadcast and has the final say, I always solicit everyone’s opinions and choose the best one in making decisions.”

Veteran broadcaster Mike Joy, a pit reporter for Stenner’s CBS’ NASCAR productions and now the voice of NASCAR on FOX, vividly recalls his former producer’s modus operandi.

“One of the best times in my career was when Bob helped me transition from radio to TV,” Joy said.  “Some producers came to work with their whole show planned out word for word, but not Bob.  He sought consensus, valued everyone’s input, and then crafted a show we were all very proud to be part of.  He relied on his announcers for our knowledge of the sport and its personalities, and he always brought out the best in us.  The best of many great Stenner moments was the finish of the 1994 Daytona 500.  Bob hit the ‘all call’ with a lap-and-a-half to go and barked, ‘Everybody lay out.  Okay, Ned, be a dad.  Take your boy home.’  I still tear up recalling Ned Jarrett’s emotional last-lap call of his son, Dale, holding off Dale Earnhardt to win his first 500.”

Stenner points to his protégés as the greatest legacies and accomplishments in his storied career.

“Look at who’s working at CBS and FOX now and most of them came up under me in some capacity,” he stated.  “I take great pride in the fact that people like Lance Barrow (CBS) Richie Zyontz (FOX) worked for me and now are the lead producers at their networks.  I want to continue to teach producers, not just about how to do TV but about how to be good people and communicators.  I look at these guys at the top of their game and know I had a hand in that, and that’s a great feeling.  And to have worked with Pat and John and feel like I truly contributed to them getting to that point is phenomenal.  Obviously, they were talented beyond measure, but it’s a team effort, and I’m proud to have been on that team.”

That feeling is mutual.

“It has been an incredible blessing to work with Bob over the last eight years,” Brennaman said.  “There’s no way I could ever repay what he has given to try and make me, and everyone he’s worked with, better.  He’s an extraordinarily talented producer, who during his remarkable run, has seen and done it all. Far more importantly, Bob is an even better man than he is a producer. I would love to believe there’s a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for Bob. After all, he was the driving force behind the greatest television football broadcast team in the history of the league. His impact is indescribable.”

While just a few months shy of his final NFL game as a producer, Stenner acknowledges the emotional toll those closing minutes could take on the man who has made his life and living creating television with some of the best in the business.

“I try not to think about what it will be like in that last game, but I was watching George Strait’s final concert, and his last song was ‘The Cowboy Rides Away,’  he explained.  “The lyrics, ‘As the credits roll, a sad song starts to play, and this is where the cowboy rides away’ really struck a chord with me. In a few months, that’s going to be me.  Strait said he didn’t know how it would feel to perform his last concert, but when he took the stage at Cowboys Stadium and heard thousands cheering, he was a bit saddened because he won’t have that anymore.  To a degree, that’s a bit like being a producer.  One minute you’re the guy who calls the shots, produced eight Super Bowls and is well-respected, and your identity is in your work.  But the next minute, you’re just another guy.

“While it will be sad for me, I won’t allow myself to dwell on it during the game,” Stenner continued.  “But when it’s over and everyone has said ‘good-bye’ that final time, it will be an emotional time for me.  That will be my ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ moment.”

– FOX SPORTS –

FOX Sports GO to Live Stream 101 NFL Games This Season

NFL_on_FOX_logoFirst Time ‘NFL on FOX’ Regular-Season Games Will Be Streamed

Postseason Coverage Culminates with NFC Championship Game

 

New York – FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go, is scheduled to live stream 97 regular-season ‘NFL on FOX’ games, along with four NFC playoff games.

Subscribers of participating video providers will be able to live stream the NFL games televised in their market:

 AT&T U-verse
Arvig
Bright House Networks
Buckeye CableSystem
Cable One
Cablevision
Comcast XFINITY
Cox
GCI
MCTV
Mediacom
Midcontinent Communications
Northland Communications
Suddenlink
Time Warner Cable
WOW!

The games will be available on tablets through the FOX Sports GO app and on desktops at www.FOXSportsGO.com.

Due to league restrictions, NFL games are not available through FOX Sports GO on mobile phones.

Coverage on FOX Sports GO will begin each week with FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT), America’s most-watched pregame show for 20 straight seasons.

FOX Sports GO will also live stream postseason games, including an NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 4, the NFC Divisional Playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 10 and Sunday, Jan. 11, and the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19.

The 2014 ‘NFL on FOX’ schedule can be found here.

FOX Sports GO began live streaming NFL games during last season’s playoffs.

FOX Sports GO’s live stream of the Seattle Seahawks dominant performance in Super Bowl XLVIII, defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8, was watched by an average audience of 528,000 viewers per minute – the most-viewed live stream at the time for a single sports event in the U.S.

- FOX SPORTS -

FOX Sports Programming Highlights: College Football, MLB, NASCAR & More

fox-sports-logoFOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 2014 Season Kicks Off With Four Days of Action Including #10 Baylor vs. SMU and #15 USC vs. Fresno State

MLB: Reds Face Pirates Saturday on FOX Sports 1

NASCAR: FOX Sports 1 Covers NASCAR from Canada to Atlanta on Labor Day Weekend 

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

FOX SPORTS OPENS 2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS OF HARD-HITTING ACTION

  • Network/When/Talent:

o   Rutgers vs. Washington St.

  • Thursday, Aug. 28 (10:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Tim Brando, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft

o   Colorado St. vs. Colorado

  • Friday, Aug. 29 (9:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece (Deportes: Pablo Alsina and Francisco X. Rivera)

o   North Dakota St. at Iowa St.

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Justin Kutcher & Coy Wire

o   Troy at UAB

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX College Sports / FOX Sports GO, Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Steffi Sorensen

o   Central Arkansas at Texas Tech

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks / FOX Sports GO, Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin

o   Samford at TCU

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks / FOX Sports GO, Brendan Burke, Ben Leber and Christian Steckel

o   Fresno St. at #15 USC

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:30 PM ET), FOX / FOX Sports GO, Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath

o   SMU at #10 Baylor

  • Sunday, Aug. 31 (7:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Joe Davis, Joey Harrington and Kris Budden
  • This Week: FOX Sports kicks off the 2014 college football season with four straight days of action, highlighted by Fresno State at No. 15 USC on prime time Saturday night on the FOX broadcast network. Action kicks off Thursday night, as Rutgers takes the field for the first time as a member of the Big Ten Conference, facing Washington State at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, and wraps up with a rare Sunday night contest, as No. 10 Baylor opens its beautiful new facility, McLane Stadium in Waco, against SMU.

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

  • Network/When: Friday, Aug. 29 (12:00 AM ET), FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO
  • Talent: Analysts Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis and Dave Wannstedt with college football insiders Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis
  • This Week: FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF gets fans ready for a full Saturday of college football action, breaking down the biggest stories in the game before kickoff the next day.

 

FOX DEBUTS NEW ONE-HOUR PRIME TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME SHOW

  • Network/When: Saturday, Aug. 30 (6:30 PM ET), FOX / FOX Sports GO
  • Talent: Host Rob Stone with analysts Joel Klatt and Dave Wannstedt and college football insiders Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis
  • This Week: FOX Sports debuts its new one-hour prime-time college football pregame show on the FOX broadcast network on Saturday, leading into its biggest game of the night – Fresno St. at No. 15 USC. Host Rob Stone is joined by former Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt, former college and NFL head coach Dave Wannstedt and college football insiders Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis, who provide news, analysis and updates from a full day of college football action. This week, Klatt sits down with first-year USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and breaks down his top five quarterbacks in the Pac-12. Feldman and Travis discuss Alabama’s quarterback dilemma and Bret Bielema’s fate at Arkansas. The group checks in with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath, who get ready to call Fresno State at No. 15 USC, and Davis discusses Notre Dame’s academic scandal.

STUDIO SHOWS

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE – INTENSIFIED COLLEGE FOOTBALL COVERAGE, COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF PREMIERES FRIDAY, NFL PRESEASON AND SEASON PREVIEW ANALYSIS, WYNALDA IN-STUDIO FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE INSIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Cole Wright, Ryan Field, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Donovan McNabb, Petros Papadakis, Clay Travis, Eric Wynalda.
  • This Week: With the college football season kicking off from Seattle this Thursday night in a Rutgers-Washington State matchup on FOX Sports 1, FOX SPORTS LIVE ramps up its coverage throughout the week. Coverage also leads up to Friday’s debut of FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF (12:00 AM ET), an hour-long programming block that airs weekly throughout the fall. During the week, college football analysts Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis and Clay Travis provide nightly analysis with the season right around the corner. The dawn of college football means the NFL is not far behind, and with the season opener just eight days away, six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb is in-studio each night to discuss all of the day’s news as training camp battles are decided and teams finalize their rosters for the regular season. Also joining the show on Wednesday and Thursday nights is U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer and FOX Sports 1 soccer analyst Eric Wynalda to recap the Champions League playoff matches airing on FOX Sports 1. Wynalda also breaks down Thursday’s Champions League draw that determines the highly anticipated group stage matches in September.

           

AMERICA’S PREGAME – CONTINUED NFL TRAINING CAMP SITE HITS AND COVERAGE, PREEMPTED FRIDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, weekdays (6:00 PM ET), preempted Friday, Aug. 29
  • Talent:  Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Royce Clayton, Joel Klatt, Kirk Morrison, Ephraim Salaam
  • This Week: With the NFL preseason wrapping up this week, local correspondents continue to lend daily reports and wraps in addition to live pregame site hits from New Jersey (N.Y. Giants), Philadelphia and Miami from FOX Sports 1 reporters Mike Garafolo, Alex Marvez and Peter Schrager. The show also maintains its focus on the world of college football this week, highlighted by a satellite interview on Wednesday with always colorful Washington State head coach Mike Leach in advance of the program’s season-opener Thursday night vs. Rutgers.With a NASCAR Nationwide Final practice at Atlanta, the show is preempted on Friday evening.      

 

MLB

 

CINCINNATI REDS TAKE ON PITTSBURGH PIRATES SATURDAY ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 30 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Albert, Sean Casey & Ken Rosenthal

MLB WHIPAROUND FEATURES QUICK-TURNAROUND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, weekdays
    • Thursday, Aug. 28 – Friday, Aug. 29 – Dark
    • Monday, Sept. 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 3 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  TBD
  • What: This MLB centric program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis. The hour-long program originates from Studio A in Los Angeles.

MISSION OCTOBER DEBUTS ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Monday, Sept. 1 (7:30 PM ET)
  • What: Major League Baseball Productions and FOX Sports collaborate on MISSION OCTOBER, a weekly series on FOX Sports 1 that gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with specific teams fighting to reach the postseason and win the World Series.  Camera crews follow players, coaches and front office personnel over the course of a weekend series, and each show is produced and edited as the series unfolds with episodes airing Monday evenings each week.

BIG STICKS WITH KEN GRIFFEY JR. FEATURES MARLINS’ SLUGGER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Sept. 2 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Ken Griffey Jr.
  • This Week: Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. spends a day with Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton, discussing his philosophy on hitting, reliving great moments from his career and giving exclusive play-by-play commentary on that night’s game.

NASCAR

FOX SPORTS 1 COVERS NASCAR FROM CANADA TO HOT-LANTA ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND – NASCAR has North America covered this Labor Day Weekend as the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES competes on Sunday, Aug. 31 (1:30 PM ET) in Canada, live on FOX Sports 1, while the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES hits the track that evening down South at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The championship battle heats up in the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES, as the last-minute rush to qualify for the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is on, with only Atlanta and Richmond remaining for drivers to lock themselves into the 16-driver Chase field by virtue of a victory. With 12 different winners and, therefore, 12 spots locked up, four remain up for grabs – two of which will be awarded based on points. Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle current sit 13-16th, looking either to win at Atlanta or to pad their lead on drivers further back, such as Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard.

 

FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO provide comprehensive, live coverage of Friday and Saturday’s Sprint Cup and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES on-track activities from Atlanta, beginning at 2:30 PM ET, in addition to shoulder programming surrounding both series.

The NASCAR on FOX on-air team of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds reunites to call Friday and Saturday’s Sprint Cup practice and qualifying sessions, while Sam Hornish Jr. joins the Nationwide Series booth on Friday.

In addition, FOX Sports 1 continues to follow the latest in the investigation of the death of sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York.

LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS KASEY KAHNE MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE REBOUNDING FROM BAD BRISTOL FINISH TO MAKE THE CHASE: “I know 33 points is doable and Kasey Kahne has won twice at Atlanta and once at Richmond, but I’m not so sure that Bristol wasn’t the nail in the coffin for his Chase chances in 2014. These drivers who are on the outside of the Chase looking in, like Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne, could have a top-five finish and still not make up a lot of ground. We saw it with Kyle Larson at Bristol, where he finished 12th and still lost ground as far as getting into the Chase is concerned.”

MCREYNOLDS THINKS CREW CHIEF DAVE ROGERS FINALLY REACHED BREAKING POINT WITH KYLE BUSCH AT BRISTOL: “Everybody has a breaking point, and I think Dave Rogers finally reached it. But I think that in 2015 when they add a team (Carl Edwards), which will create another crew chief position, the only driver/crew chief combination that will be the same at Daytona in 2015 will be Matt Kenseth and Jason Ratcliff.”

MCREYNOLDS SAYS A SURPRISE WINNER COULD EMERGE AT ATLANTA: “I’m still not ready to give up the thought that we’ll see Kyle Larson in Victory Lane at some point, and Clint Bowyer dominated at Atlanta last year before he had an engine failure.  Either of them could get it done.”

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE FROM CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO; Sunday, Aug. 31  (1:30 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week: Seventeen points separate the top three drivers with nine races to go in the 2014 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES season. Johnny Sauter leads teammate and reigning champ Matt Crafton (-8), four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. (-17), Ryan Blaney (-24) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (-33).

NCWTS SETUP FROM CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO; Sunday, Aug. 31 (1:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Krista Voda, Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Ryan Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week:NCWTS SETUPoffers a feature and sit-down interview with German Quiroga Jr.; a look at last week’s race at Bristol in which former Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski won his first Truck Series race; the 2013 race at Canada, in which Chase Elliott won in controversial fashion over Ty Dillon and another competitor’s girlfriend slapped Max Papis in the garage; and discussion regarding what Ron Hornaday Jr., who consistently has run in the top five recently, needs to do to break his lengthy winless streak.

 

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO; Monday – Thursdays (5:00 PM ET); Special Edition on Friday, Aug. 29 (1:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Ray Dunlap, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week: Kaitlyn Vincie sits down with Matt and Katie Kenseth for a two-part interview, “Crunching the Numbers” feature for Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. The show also includes full Atlanta race preview and a “Let it Ride” odds segment on Thursday, Aug. 28.

 

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO; Sunday, Aug. 31 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
  • This Week: Kaitlyn Vincie sits down with Bristol winner Joey Logano regarding the upcoming Chase; Rutledge Wood presents seven-time champion and friend Richard Petty with a 1953 Plymouth that Petty gave him and Wood restored; Austin Dillon interviews younger brother, Ty Dillon, regarding his Sprint Cup debut at Atlanta; and a complete recap of the new 2015 NASCAR race schedule

 

UFC

 

BARAO WILL BE MORE PREPARED FOR DILLASHAW REMATCH AT UFC 177, SAYS ELLENBERGER: In an epic rematch, UFC 177: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO pits bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (11-2) against the No. 1-ranked Renan Barao (34-2, 1 NC) on Saturday, Aug. 30. UFC on FOX analyst Jake Ellenberger believes this fight will play out much differently than the first. “TJ was very unpredictable in the first fight and brought some skills to the table that we hadn’t seen before. Barao is going to be much more prepared this fight and it’ll be fun to watch.” Follow the link to watch the complete preview: http://bit.ly/1taG3XJ

 

UFC TONIGHT – UFC 177 PREVIEW, DILLASHAW, BASZLER, WEIDMAN AND DAVIE INTERVIEWS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Florian and Bryant are joined in the studio by guest hosts Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann. They preview UFC 177 and interview headliner TJ Dillashaw before his title defense against former champ Renan Barao this Saturday night. They also catch up with Shayna Baszler before her Saturday night UFC debut. Plus, the team talks to middleweight champion Chris Weidman andUFC founder Art Davie. Insider Helwani add reports.

UFC PRESENTS: TJ DILLASHAW: FEARLESS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: TJ Dillashaw
  • This Week:TJ Dillashaw emerged from the tiny town of Angels Camp, Calif. and was crowned UFC champion in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas. FEARLESS takes you to Dillashaw’s hometown and to his Sacramento training camp to show how a natural-born competitor became a top-ranked wrestler, a prospect on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER television series and the bantamweight champion of the world.

UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK: BARAO VS. DILLASHAW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Aug. 28 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: TJ Dillashaw, Renan Barao
  • This Week: UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK: BARAO VS. DILLASHAW is an enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable title fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you’ve never seen it before.

UFC 177 WEIGH-IN SHOW, FORMER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMP CRUZ SERVES AS ANALYST

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 / FOX Sports GO, Friday, Aug. 29 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week:The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW features host Karyn Bryant, with former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian as analysts, as the fighters tip the scales. Ariel Helwani interviews fighters during the show.

UFC 177 PREFIGHT: DILLASHAW VS. BARAO PREVIEW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Cruz and Florian preview the main card and prelim fights at UFC 177: DILLASHAW VS. BARAO II.

                                                                 

UFC 177 PRELIMS LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 30 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan, Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani (FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: The two-hour UFC 177 PRELIMS features four fights including Lorenz Larkin (14-3, 1NC) versus Derek Brunson (11-3) in a middleweight scrap. Heavyweight Ruan Potts (8-2) faces Anthony Hamilton (12-3), while No. 15-ranked flyweight Scott Jorgensen (15-9) fights Olympic gold medal wrestler Henry Cejudo (6-0). Bantamweights Joe Soto (15-2) and Anthony Birchak (11-1) kick off the PRELIMS.

UFC 177 POSTFIGHT SHOW RECAPS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 30 (1:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Florian and Cruz recap the bantamweight title fight rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. The group also interviews winners of the main bouts.

 

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: INSIDE THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER TRYOUTS, DERRICK LEWIS, JOE LAUZON AND CAT ZINGANO

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 / FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Aug. 31 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik
  • This Week: Go behind the scenes as the world’s best 115-pound female fighters jockey to make a groundbreaking season of the hit reality show THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, where for the first time the finalists will fight for UFC gold. Then, travel to Houston where UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has left behind a troubled past to experience a remarkable rise in the UFC’s hardest hitting division. Watch jiu-jitsu masters Rener and Ryron Gracie dissect the precision and skill of Joe Lauzon’s impressive submission win against Jamie Varner. Plus, the first mom to ever triumph inside the Octagon, Cat Zingano, illuminates the Warrior Code that drives her hunt for a UFC belt.

COUNTDOWN TO UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE VS. MOUSASI

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Monday, Sept. 1 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jacare Souza, Gegard Mousasi
  • This Week: COUNTDOWN TO UFC FIGHT NIGHT takes you inside the training camps of Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza as these top-10 middleweights prepare for a rematch between two completely different fighters than the ones who first met six years ago. In the co-main event, fearsome heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell brace for a massive clash in Connecticut. Plus, New England fan favorite Joe Lauzon will meet a fellow submission specialist, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa.

UFC ROUNDTABLE: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 3 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell
  • This Week: Host Jay Glazer is joined by former UFC champions Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell to discuss all things THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. Griffin, Evans and Serra relate their experiences competing on the show, while all of them relate their impressions of coaching on the series. This one-hour special is filled with insights, never-been-told stories and intriguing memories of the long-running reality series.

 

MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

DEFENDING CHAMP MARQUEZ LOOKS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AT SILVERSTONE

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Aug. 31 (7:00 AM ET)
  • Talent:  Host Bob Varsha; analysts Gregory Haines and Nick Harris
  • This Week: The Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be the first event on the MotoGP calendar to welcome a winner other than Marc Marquez, as the defending champ’s streak of race wins to start the season ended at 10, when teammate Dani Pedrosa captured the top spot at Brno. The 3.666-mile, 18-turn Silverstone circuit easily is one of the most prestigious venues in the world dedicated to motor sports.

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

NFL FILMS PRESENTS: A WHOLE LOTTA NOISE GOES INSIDE LEGION OF BOOM

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Sept. 2 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Joe Buck
  • This Week: This week’s episode features a roundtable with the Seattle Seahawks “Legion of Boom” secondary and listens in on NFL head coaches wired for sound during training camp.

SOCCER

 

WORLD CUP STARS FEATURED ON FOX SPORTS AS ENGLAND TAKES ON NORWAY IN AN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

  • Network/When: England vs Norway, FOX Sports 2 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Sept. 3 (2:55 PM ET)
  • Talent: Keith Costigan hosts in-studio.

RED BULL

 

BRITISH PILOTS LOOK FOR HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE AT RED BULL AIR RACE ASCOT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Monday, Sept. 1 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Nick Fellows, analysis by former Air Race pilot Mike Mangold
  • This Week: The famous Ascot thoroughbred horse race track outside of London hosts the next stop of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb are counting on home support in the wooded countryside near the Britain Royal Family’s Windsor Castle as they to narrow the gap to Red Bull Air Race World Championship leader Hannes Arch of Austria at the first race in Britain since 2008. Arch leads the eight-race championship at the mid-way point by 13 points, but Bonhomme (second place) and Lamb (third place) are still in the thick of the title battle with four races remaining in 2014. “The British combo of Nigel Lamb and Paul Bonhomme will try to hold off Hannes Arch, because if he wins in England, the Austrian will be a lock to win the season title,” says FOX Sports 1 analyst Mike Mangold. “This will be a technical racecourse full of high G turns and pilots will be faced with strong and constantly changing winds.” In the Red Bull Air Race, pilots race against the clock as they try to navigate their race planes as fast as possible through a challenging low-altitude slalom course filled with Air Gate obstacles.

College Football on FOX Season Preview Press Call Highlights

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoNew York – Yesterday afternoon, FOX Sports conducted a press call to preview the 2014 college football season. FOX Sports kicks off the season with four straight days of hard-hitting action, led by Fresno State at No. 15 USC on Saturday in prime time on the FOX broadcast network. Other games include Rutgers vs. Washington State on Thursday at 10:00 PM ET and SMU at No. 10 Baylor on Sunday at 7:30 PM ET, both on FOX Sports 1. A full schedule of this week’s games, including broadcaster information, can be found below.

 

FOX Sports also debuts two college football studio shows beginning Friday night at 12:00 AM ET with FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1. The live one-hour program features analysts Joel Klatt, Dave Wannstedt, Matt Lienart and Petros Papadakis with college football insiders Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis getting fans ready for kickoff on Saturday. On Saturday evening, FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME airs at 6:30 PM ET on the broadcast network with host Rob Stone joined by analysts Wannstedt and Klatt breaking down the biggest stories from the sport before FOX Sports’ biggest game of the day – Fresno State at No. 15 USC – kicks off at 7:30 PM ET, with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath on the call.

 

FOX Sports presents college football fans some of the most exciting matchups in the country this season, with more than 100 games scheduled across its national and local broadcast and cable platforms. Top contests featuring Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA teams appear on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO all season long, culminating with the Pac-12 and Big Ten conference championship games on back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6.

 

Highlights of today’s call are transcribed below.

Joel Klatt expressed concerns about how the College Football Playoff selection committee defines the four “best” teams and about how sitting athletic directors can remain impartial:

“I do have a couple of concerns – one is the contradiction in the verbiage that they’ve thrown out there. I know they’ve made it painstakingly clear that they’re going after the four best teams in college football, not the four most deserving teams in college football, which on its face sounds great, but when you put “best” rather than “deserving,” subjectivity comes in, perception comes in, and all of a sudden you’re looking at teams that might have done something that was extraordinary and truly played above their heads in games that they probably shouldn’t have won, and this committee might be able to say, accurately, that they’re not one of the four best teams, but they’ve had one of the four best seasons. I would rather see that team in than out, so I think that this is going to value recruiting and perception much more than it is the team that really comes from nowhere and is able to play above their heads and really deserves to have a shot at it.

“The other piece that I’m concerned about is I know there’s a lengthy refusal policy, but what it doesn’t apply to is the sitting athletic directors and teams in their own conferences. The level of money that we’re talking about – $18 million for a semifinal, $22 million for a potential national championship game – if a team from your conference that’s not your team goes to the Playoff, rather than one of the other marquee bowls, then they have a chance at that extra $22 million. That extra $22 million would be roughly about $1 million – depending on how many schools are in your conference – it would mean that amount of money to you as an athletic director due to conference revenue-sharing. That’s a really clear bias that could be entered into the equation, and I’m really interested to see how it all comes out. They’ve protected themselves by keeping the final vote private, which I don’t agree with – if you’re going to have transparency in part of the process, it should be in all of the process.”

Charles Davis says strength of schedule and perception will likely play a big role in the selection committee’s decision:

“The mindset of the public is going to be different, because they’re trying to get the four best teams – whether they call them “best,” “deserving,” or whatever. When you start talking about Cinderella not being a part of this, it goes against what people have loved about the NCAA basketball tournament, which is picked by a committee. Let’s say Marshall runs the table. What if they go 13-0 or 14-0? If they are presented for possibility there and are up against a two-loss Power Five conference team, do you really think that the people on the committee are going to look at it and say, ‘Who would you take on a Saturday? Marshall, or one of those Power Five teams?’ What if Marshall had that special year? They’re not likely to get a sniff.

“We keep hearing about strength of schedule. You’re never going to equalize it out in college football – it’s just not going to work that way. Some years when you think you’ve got a great schedule, the teams that you thought were going to be tough turn out not to be. Will some of those brand-name teams get little a bit of a pass down the road if their strength of schedule isn’t as great, but they’re a Brand-X team, versus another team that may not be that may or may not have a tougher schedule? It’s all still out there for us to find out, and I wish the committee luck. I think they’ve got an almost-impossible job in so many different ways. I can’t wait to watch them try and do it.”

Stewart Mandel believes the playoff and selection committee are huge improvements over the BCS system:

“The selection committee as a concept is a big improvement from the BCS standings. There was not any accountability with the coaches poll or the BCS computers. Anybody that has studied those has said they were stripped down without scoring margin as part of it, and it wasn’t true math. I think the idea of 13 people who are solely dedicated to focusing on this – spending their Mondays and Tuesdays watching game tape, breaking down stats and of course debating among themselves, is an improvement. That being said, there’s never going to be a “right” four teams. In my research that I did for my book, where I went back and applied it to the past five seasons, not once would we have said that those are the obvious top four. Whereas in the BCS last year, everybody pretty much agreed it was Florida State-Auburn. The more teams you add to it, the more controversy there’s going to be because there are just more teams that are going to have a legitimate claim to those last couple spots.”

Davis breaks down the Week 2 matchup between Michigan State and Oregon:

“For some reason, people kind of anointed Ohio State prior to the Braxton Miller injury, and it’s almost like people forgot that Michigan State won the conference last year and returns a whole lot of great players. They beat Ohio State head-to-head. They’re going on the road carrying the banner for the Big Ten. For Oregon, their nemesis in recent years has been Stanford, and what’s Stanford’s style of play? It’s heavy-duty running the ball on offense, being extremely physical – a physical, excellent tackling team on defense. All those yards-after-catch, yards-after-contact, open-field plays that Oregon is used to getting, that hidden yardage they weren’t getting against Stanford. For Oregon to win the Pac-12, they have to beat Stanford. They know that. For Oregon to clearly get into playoff consideration and have a chance to be an undefeated team, they have to beat Stanford twice this year, and what I mean by that is Michigan State is Stanford. If you take Michigan State, Stanford and Wisconsin and strip their identity in terms of uniform, you’re essentially getting the same team, same style, same philosophy. Oregon has to do that twice this year.”

Dave Wannstedt on the situation involving Josh Shaw and if it will be a distraction:

“I’ll say one thing – the quickest way to be defeated is to be distracted.”

Wannstedt on the University of Miami and if the Hurricanes can contend for the ACC Championship:

“Al Golden knows what it takes to get it done. They have had some tough issues with the probation, and that’s behind them. Everyone is talking about them starting a freshman quarterback, and to have to go there is a little bit of a concern. More importantly, how they play defense is just crazy. I’m pulling for them, but they have some issues to deal with.”

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON FOX SPORTS WEEK 1 SCHEDULE​

·         Rutgers vs. Washington St. (CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.)

o   Thursday, Aug. 28 (10:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tim Brando, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft; #RutgersvsWazzu

·         Colorado St. vs. Colorado (Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.)

o   Friday, Aug. 29 (9:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece (Deportes: Pablo Alsina and Francisco X. Rivera); #RockyMountainShowdown

·         North Dakota St. at Iowa St.

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Justin Kutcher & Coy Wire; #NDStvsIowaSt

·         Troy at UAB

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX College Sports & FOX Sports GO, Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Steffi Sorensen; #TroyvsUAB

·         Central Arkansas at Texas Tech

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin; #CentralArkvsTTech

·         Samford at TCU

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Brendan Burke, Ben Leber and Christian Steckel; #SamfordvsTCU

·         Fresno St. at #15 USC

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:30 PM ET), FOX & FOX Sports GO, Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath; #FresnoStvsUSC

·         SMU at #10 Baylor

o   Sunday, Aug. 31 (7:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Joe Davis, Joey Harrington and Kris Budden; #SMUvsBaylor

 

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FOX Sports Unveils Expanded NASCAR Coverage for 2015

NASCAR_on_FOXFOX Carries 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races,

Four NASCAR Nationwide Series Races Over-the-Air

FOX Sports 1 Adds NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Race Coverage;

Increases Already Strong Motor Sports Lineup

Charlotte, N.C. – FOX Sports, the leader in televised motor sports, today unveils its expansive NASCAR race schedule for 2015, including the first eight NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES point races on FOX, plus six coming to FOX Sports 1 for the first time.  The season kicks off from Daytona Speedweeks with the SPRINT UNLIMITED, DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING and 57th running of the DAYTONA 500 all on the broadcast network.

The FOX over-the-air schedule, which boasts more races than any other outlet, features point events at Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Martinsville, Texas, Bristol, Talladega and Charlotte. In addition, six NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES point races are scheduled to air live on FOX Sports 1 for the first time, joining the BUDWEISER DUEL and the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE.

As part of the new 10-year television package, NASCAR on FOX delivers, for the first time, the initial 14 races of the NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES season, with four events – Phoenix, Talladega, Charlotte and Dover – on FOX, and the remaining 10 on FOX Sports 1. The NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES is second only to Sprint Cup as the most-watched racing in the country.

”Everyone at FOX Sports welcomes the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and is pleased with the changes that NASCAR made to the Sprint Cup schedule for 2015,” said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy, FOX Sports.  “We worked closely with NASCAR to have a strong second race and Atlanta fits the bill beautifully.  We now have a powerful 1-2 punch to start the season with Daytona and Atlanta before heading out West.”

In 2015, the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES returns to FOX (Talladega) and FOX Sports 1 for a full 23-race season of competition, beginning in Daytona. FOX Sports 1 also continues to deliver live coverage of practice and qualifying sessions across all three national series and the popular programs NASCAR RACE HUB, NASCAR RACEDAY, NASCAR LIVE and NASCAR VICTORY LANE, as well as live updates to viewers of FOX SPORTS LIVE, the network’s flagship news program.

In addition to extensive coverage from Winter Testing and Daytona Speedweeks, NASCAR on FOX also continues its 10 DAYS OF THUNDER campaign, highlighting the back-to-back Charlotte race weekends in May that culminate with a Memorial Day Weekend salute to our troops.

All races on FOX and FOX Sports 1 also are available through FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content.

2015 NASCAR on FOX/FOX Sports 1 lineup:

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on FOX (10 point races): Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500 Pole Qualifying, Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Martinsville, Texas, Bristol, Talladega, Charlotte
  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on FOX Sports 1 (6 point races): Budweiser Duel, Richmond, Kansas, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Dover, Pocono, Michigan, Sonoma
  • 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series on FOX (4 point races): Phoenix, Talladega, Charlotte, Dover
  • 2015 NASCAR Nationwide Series on FOX Sports 1 (10 point races): Daytona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, California, Texas, Bristol, Richmond, Iowa, Michigan, Chicagoland
  • 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FOX (1 point race): Talladega
  • 2015 NASCAR Camping World Series on FOX Sports 1: Remaining 22 races

For a look at the complete 2015 NASCAR television schedule, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

The NASCAR on FOX lineup highlights a strong commitment to motor sports, which includes coverage of Monster Energy Supercross, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the MotoGP™ World Championship, the ARCA Racing Series and, beginning in September, the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets.  Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.  In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and a licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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