“SportsCenter Game Count – Because Every Game Counts”
January 22, 2004
ESPN will debut a “SportsCenter Game Count – Because Every Game Counts” segment on the 10 a.m. ET SportsCenter Saturday, Jan. 24.
The daily “SportsCenter Game Count” segment will be a tally of all professional (including minor league) and NCAA-recognized championship games (basketball, soccer, ice hockey, baseball, and football in Division II and III) scheduled to be played in America each day. The total includes teams from American-based leagues playing games in Canada.
A product of ESPN’s Stats and Analysis department, “SportsCenter Game Count” will run on the weekday 6 p.m. ET and weekend morning SportsCenters.
Additionally, “SportsCenter Game Count” will present a vehicle for SportsCenter to reference a game that may not typically be mentioned in the program, citing streaks, team or individual records, or other particulars of less-prominent games.
“There is an astonishing number of games played every day, and for every game played, there are fans who care deeply about those teams and players,” said Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president and managing editor, studio production. “‘SportsCenter Game Count’ is a daily tribute to those fans, athletes and games, and a way to present all fans some interesting information that heretofore may have gone unreported.”
NOTE: There are 1,250 games scheduled to be played Saturday, Jan. 24, when “SportsCenter Game Count” debuts.
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