Acho to Join Marcellus Wiley as Co-Host of FS1’s SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports announced that former NFL linebacker and celebrated broadcaster Emmanuel Acho has joined FOX Sports as co-host of SPEAK FOR YOURSELF on FS1. Acho will partner with Marcellus Wiley for a revamped version of the show airing weekdays at 3:00 PM ET on FS1 beginning the week of Monday, June 22.
“Emmanuel is the perfect fit for the FOX Sports family because he is thoughtful, inspiring and passionate,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President, Content, FS1. “He has already achieved an extraordinary amount of success in his short broadcasting career, and we all firmly believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Acho was taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns after a four-year college career with the Texas Longhorns. After spending four seasons in the NFL, largely with the Philadelphia Eagles, he transitioned into broadcasting as an analyst for the Longhorn Network in 2016. Acho quickly emerged as one of the sport’s preeminent voices and made the leap to ESPN in 2018, appearing on college football Saturday programming as well as the network’s studio shows. In 2019, he was recognized for his exemplary on-air work as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.
“To join the FOX Sports family and have the opportunity to co-host one of the most notable sports talk shows in sports entertainment is an absolute dream come true,” said Acho. “Marcellus is like a big brother to me, he’s provided tremendous advice throughout this process, so I’m beyond eager to begin working with him.”
Outside of broadcasting, Acho is well known for his advocacy work, most recently producing a video series titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” which opened a virtual conversation with white America to educate and inform on racism and social injustice. The series has been a resounding success, debuting with over 22 million views across social media platforms and garnering widespread media coverage. Acho also takes an active role in his family’s non-profit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, which provides medical care to rural communities in Nigeria.
A Dallas native, Acho holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a master’s degree in sports psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
– FOX SPORTS –
FOX Sports reveals its latest offerings of Greatest NFL Games across FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes with an exclusive lineup of Super Bowls and playoff thrillers, including the moment our very own FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Michael Strahan broke the NFL’s single-season sack record. Led by Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Saturday at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes, fans can continue to relive some of the biggest moments from around the league.
The full schedule can be found below.
*Encore presentations of the NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl XXXVI are set to air, respectively, on Friday May 8 and Friday May 15 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
FOX, FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital and FOX Deportes Pull In Average Audience of 113.7 Million
Houston – Houston, the Patriots have landed. In the greatest comeback and first overtime game in Super Bowl history, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, Sunday night on FOX, delivering the network a record 172 million total viewers for all or part of the historic event. An average audience of 113.7 million watched the game on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital, including 111.3 million on FOX alone. Key highlights are below:
SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX
- With a total audience of 172 million, more people watched last night’s Super Bowl on FOX than any other program in U.S. television history
- Super Bowl LI recorded an average audience of 113.7 million viewers on FOX, FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital and FOX Deportes, which is tied for the second most-watched Super Bowl of all time across all platforms (vs. 115.8 million in 2015)
- With 111.3 million average viewers on the FOX broadcast network, Super Bowl LI is the fifth most-watched program in television history and FOX’s second most-watched event ever behind Super Bowl XLVIII (vs. 112.2 million)
- Sunday’s game, in which New England overcame the largest deficit in Super Bowl history, saw the largest in-game audience growth on record, as the average audience swelled 29 percent from kickoff through overtime in the 10:00-10:15 PM ET window
- Super Bowl LI powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time Sunday night, and the 45.3/70 household rating/share ranks as the highest-rated telecast of the broadcast season
- More than 650,000 total viewers tuned in to watch the game in Spanish on FOX Deportes, setting a record for the most-watched non-soccer event in Spanish cable television history
- FOX Deportes eclipsed its own record of 561,000, set in 2014 during the first ever Super Bowl telecast in Spanish in the U.S., by nearly 90,000
- Viewership peaked at 911,000 from 9:45-10:00 PM ET
- Super Bowl LI is the most live-streamed Super Bowl ever, delivering an average minute audience of 1.72 million, up +23% over last year (vs. 1.4 million) and up +224% over FOX’s last Super Bowl stream in 2014 (vs. 530,523). The live stream of Super Bowl LI was carried on FOXSportsGO.com, the FOX Sports GO app on tablets and connected devices including Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV, as well as NFL Mobile and go90 for Verizon customers and the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10
- Super Bowl LI is the single most talked about television program ever, according to Nielsen Social Content Ratings, with 48 million social authors across Facebook and Twitter generating 191 million social interactions. Super Bowl LI is the first Super Bowl in which Facebook has been included in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings
- Social interactions peaked during the 10:30-10:45 PM ET window with Patriots running back James White’s game-winning touchdown serving as the most-tweeted minute (177,865 at 10:27 PM ET)
- Lady Gaga’s halftime performance drew 117.5 million viewers during the 8:15-8:30 PM ET window and ranks as the second most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history behind Katy Perry’s performance at Super Bowl XLIX (vs. 120.7 million)
- The FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show averaged a 10.1/20 household rating/share (20.719 million viewers) for its nearly five hours of programming from 2:00-6:38 PM ET
- President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, which aired in the pregame show during the 4:00-4:15 PM ET window, drew a 6.8/15 household rating/share with 12.2 million viewers
- FOX Sports’ live Super Bowl LI coverage began with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, which attracted 2.4 million viewers from 12:00-1:00 PM ET and is the most-watched sports debate show in U.S. television history
- FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF pulled in 4.1 million viewers from 1:00-2:00 PM ET, the second most-watched edition of FOX NFL KICKOFF ever
- The premiere of 24: LEGACY delivered a 6.1 in Adults 18-49 and 17.6 million total viewers, making it the most-watched episode in 24 franchise history
- Among Adults 18-49, 24: LEGACY is broadcast’s highest-rated series debut since 2 Broke Girls (7.1/16 LS, 9/19/11) and highest-rated broadcast entertainment telecast this season
- 24: LEGACY aired from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/8:00-9:00 PM PT, which was the third latest post-Super Bowl start time in telecast history
– FOX SPORTS –
Houston – The New England Patriots’ dramatic overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday on FOX delivered a 48.8/72 metered market household rating/share, according to Nielsen Media Research, which is the network’s highest metered market rating ever. Additional metered market highlights include:
- Super Bowl LI holds the third-highest metered market rating in the game’s history
- The game is up +3.0% over the last Super Bowl on FOX, the 2014 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos (48.8 vs. 47.6)
- Super Bowl LI powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time Sunday night, and the 48.8 rating projects to rank as FOX’s highest-rated primetime telecast of the broadcast season
- Sunday night’s game opened with a 43.5/69 household rating/share at kickoff and peaked at a 52.1/74 from 10:00-10:30 PM ET as the game went into overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history and James White crossed the goal line to hand the Patriots the franchise’s fifth Lombardi Trophy
- Pittsburgh led all local markets with a 57.9/78 household rating/share, followed by: Buffalo (57.2/78); Atlanta (57.0/82); Norfolk (55.9/75); Richmond (55.7/73); Milwaukee (54.8/75); Providence (54.6/78); Boston (54.3/81); Indianapolis (54.1/75); and Minneapolis (54.0/78) and Hartford (54.0/72)
Fast Nationals have been ordered for Super Bowl LI and will be made available later today.
Buck, Azinger & Faxon Anchor 18th Tower at Oakmont Country Club
Coverage begins Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 AM ET on FS1
New York – With just over one week until its second presentation of the U.S. Open Championship, FOX Sports today announced its full broadcast schedule and programming plan for the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.
Highlighted by more than 40 hours of live golf action across the FOX family of networks, FOX Sports airs 22.5 hours on FOX, matching 2015’s inaugural broadcast, up from 19 hours on broadcast television in 2014. Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17, the first seven hours of action are televised on FS1 from 10:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET, before moving to local FOX stations from 5:00 to 8:00 PM ET. FOX airs coverage from 11:00 AM ET to 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 18 and from11:00 AM ET to 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, June 19. In the event of a tie at the conclusion of Sunday’s final round, an 18-hole playoff airs Monday, June 20 at 12:00 PM ET on FOX. In addition, FS1 airs 30-minute wrap-up shows following each of the championship’s four rounds, Thursday through Sunday.
FOX Deportes televises 6.5 hours of U.S. Open coverage in Spanish for the second time in the championship’s storied history, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM ET on Saturday and 4:00 to 7:30 PM ET on Sunday.
Emmy-Award winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, lead analyst Paul Azinger and analyst Brad Faxon anchor the 18th Tower throughout the championship. Hole announcers Mark Brooks and Steve Flesch and on-course reporters Ken Brown, Juli Inkster, Scott McCarron and Curtis Strange provide insight from a variety of perspectives across Oakmont’s fairways and challenging greens.
Holly Sonders hosts studio coverage alongside Bob Ford, longtime head professional and current director of golf at Oakmont, as well as course design expert Gil Hanse. Rules analyst David Fay, interviewer Shane Bacon and reporter Jaime Diaz also contribute to broadcast coverage.
The full broadcast schedule for championship play follows:
Date Program Time Network
June 16 First Round 10:00 AM-5:00 PM FS1
5:00-8:00 PM FOX
June 17 Second Round 10:00 AM-5:00 PM FS1
5:00-8:00 PM FOX
June 18 Third Round 11:00 AM-7:00 PM FOX
4:00-7:00 PM FOX Deportes
June 19 Final Round 11:00 AM-7:30 PM FOX
4:00-7:30 PM FOX Deportes
June 20 Playoff (if necessary) 12:00-4:00 PM FOX
On the digital front, FOX Sports GO live streams all U.S. Open coverage provided by FS1 and the FOX broadcast network, and offers ‘bonus’ content on three alternate streams created specifically for the event, presenting more than 110 hours of additional coverage. The bonus feeds include two channels following four separate featured groups (two each) and a channel dedicated to featured holes, available daily starting Thursday on FOX Sports GO, www.usopen.com and the U.S. Open app.
FOX Sports’ expansive digital offerings for the U.S. Open are anchored by FOX Sports mainstays Joel Klatt and Justin Kutcher, who provide play-by-play for featured groups. They are joined by a slate of newcomers: broadcaster Luke Elvy, 2011 U.S. Senior Open champion Olin Browne, 1987 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Brett Quigley and 1987 U.S. Open Champion Scott Simpson. In addition, analysts Robert Damron, Jay Delsing, Buddy Marucci and Joe Ogilvie, as well as host Ned Michaels, return to FOX Sports’ digital team.
The full FOX Sports GO live-stream schedule for championship play follows:
Day/Date Channel Time (ET) Platform
Thursday – Friday, FS1 stream 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM FOX Sports GO
June 16-17 FOX stream 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Featured Groups (Ch. A) 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Featured Groups (Ch. B) 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Featured Holes 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, FOX stream 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM FOX Sports GO
June 18-19 Featured Groups (Ch. A) 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Featured Groups (Ch. B) 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Featured Holes 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
FOX Sports’ U.S. Open preview programming kicks off on Friday, June 10 at 2:05 PM ET, when Azinger joins THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD on FS1 to reveal and react to the U.S. Open groupings for next week’s opening round.
Beginning the week of the U.S. Open, FOX Sports features preview programming on FS1 each day leading up to the championship. On Monday, June 13 at 3:00 PM ET, DRIVE TO THE U.S. OPEN spotlights some of the amateurs and professionals that earned their spots in the field via sectional qualifying tournaments this spring. On Tuesday, June 14 at 3:00 PM ET, the U.S. OPEN PREVIEW SHOW breaks down the field of favorites and takes an in-depth look at Oakmont Country Club as Sonders hosts and is joined by analysts Brooks, Faxon and Flesch. Finally, on Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 AM ET, WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN takes a last look at the players’ final practice rounds with Inkster, McCarron and Strange reporting from the course. Azinger, Buck and Faxon offer analysis from the 18th Tower, while the entire FOX Sports golf broadcast team contributes insight and features from the studio.
The full preview and companion programming schedule follows:
Day/Date Show Time (ET) Channel
Friday, June 10 THE HERD 2:00 – 2:30 PM FS1
WITH COLIN COWHERD
Monday, June 13 THE DRIVE TO THE 3:00 – 4:00 PM FS1
Tuesday, June 14 U.S. OPEN PREVIEW 3:00 – 3:30 PM FS1
Wednesday, June 15 WEDNESDAY AT THE 10:00 – 11:30 AM FS1
FOX Sports Radio prepares a significant on-site presence throughout championship week. The schedule includes 24 hours of coverage previewing the championship and its opening rounds, with eight hours daily from Wednesday, June 15 toFriday, June 17, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM (Jay Mohr Sports), 6:00 to 8:00 PM ET (Steve Gorman SPORTS!) and 8:00 to 11:00 PM ET (JT “The Brick”).
Coverage will continue on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 as national anchor Dan Beyer provides live updates during play. On-air programming can also be heard on FOXSportsRadio.com and the FOX Sports Radio channel on iHeartRadio.
— FOX SPORTS —
Johnson Blames Redskins 2-4 Start On
Former Head Coach and Team Owner
Champ Bailey: Cam Newton Is My MVP
FOX NFL SUNDAY
GLAZER’S SUNDAY SCOOP
Jay Glazer reports on the latest in San Francisco with the lackluster play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick: “Even though they had a huge contract extension for him, they could actually move on from him after the year provided he’s not injured. There are guarantees against injury. But still that’s not the team’s mindset. They look at him and say, ‘this is the same guy who took us to the Super Bowl a couple years ago. It’s the same guy who lit it up just two weeks ago.’ His confidence is completely shot. The other problem is that usually when your quarterback is struggling confidence-wise, the entire locker room picks him up – that’s not his relationship there. It’s not like they don’t like him but he’s just alone, on an island inside that locker room. There is not a lot of people that he connects with to try to pick him back up. Right now the coaching staff is just trying to figure out how to bring out that old Colin Kaepernick because confidence-wise, he’s just buried right now.”
Glazer reported that the meeting between the NY Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre Paul never happened: “He was supposed to show up Tuesday – didn’t. Wednesday – didn’t. Thursday – didn’t. Friday – didn’t. They expect him to come in this week. Here’s the one thing that people don’t know. Because he’s still an unsigned free agent, they only get two medical re-checks. He’s already had one. So the next time up, if he doesn’t pass it and they want to sign him again, they’re going to have to do it sight unseen.”
Glazer reported on the police being called to the Chicago Bears facility earlier this week after Jeremiah Ratliff was released by the team: “Jeremiah actually got into it with the team’s training staff. He got very emotional about it and he said some things, basically, that you can’t take back. He made some threats and might have been said out of emotion at the time, but the Bears didn’t take that too lightly. Last year, Ratliff also had an issue where they had to pull him off the practice field. [Former Bears Head Coach] Marc Trestman though instead of putting him out, made him team captain. That’s not what [general manager] Ryan Pace and [head coach] John Fox did. They said, some of the things he said, he just can’t take back and we’ve got to move on.”
Terry Bradshaw says getting rid of Jim Harbaugh as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers has had an effect on Colin Kaepernick’s season: “They got rid of Jim Harbaugh and that’s what’s wrong with Colin Kaepernick. He was the one that brought him in and made him the quarterback he is.”
Jimmy Johnson reacts to the Indianapolis Head Coach Chuck Pagano and his team’s fake punt attempt last week that fell flat: “I had rules when it came to fake punts and I’m surprised Chuck Pagano didn’t remember them because he did work for me. Number one: don’t involve the kickers. They have a tough time with the physical play and making quick decisions so don’t involve the kickers in any crucial role. Second thing: you practice against all situations and then, if anything is different from what you practiced, you call it off and you kick the football.”
Johnson puts blame for the Redskins 2-4 start and unsatisfactory quarterback play on the team owner and the former head coach: “I blame this on Dan Snyder and [former head coach] Mike Shanahan who gave up a boatload of draft picks for an injury prone quarterback that either doesn’t have the talent or he doesn’t fit – RGIII.”
Bradshaw has changed his opinion of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their quarterback Jameis Winston: “I was very critical of Tampa Bay when they drafted Jameis Winston, primarily on the character-issue and especially at the quarterback position, which is a leadership position. Now, I like what they’re doing with him. I like his attitude.”
Bradshaw is confident that Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel is the right fit for Dallas while Tony Romo recovers: “No one is like Tony Romo. Cassel fits them perfectly because he will put the football down the field and that’s what Dallas needs.”
Howie Long sums up issues with the New York Giants offense: “It’s an abbreviated offense. They lack explosive plays and have a lot of dropped balls.”
FOX NFL KICKOFF
Dave Wannstedt on whether this Dallas Cowboys defense can carry the team while key players on the offensive side of the ball get healthy: “I don’t believe [the defense] can. To have a defense carry your football team, they have to be advantageous from the standpoint of creating turnovers, setting the offense up for easy scores and the Cowboys haven’t had a turnover in the last three games.”
Champ Bailey says Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t getting the respect that he deserves from the media: “He has always overachieved. This isn’t something new. One thing we have to start doing is giving some respect to the dual-threat quarterback. He’s the only quarterback where they call quarterback run plays. He’s my MVP.”
Colin Cowherd and Wannstedt commented on the Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano following last week’s trick play that did not work.
Wannstedt: “I’m focusing on the special teams coach. I’m firing him. I’m making a change there. When you think about what happens here, every coach has special plays – offense, defense and special teams. We have down and distance, we have field position, we have situation to game and it should work. That was in Chuck’s mind, and ultimately he’s responsible, but it’s like having an offensive play.”
Cowherd: “You have to get past Bill Belichick in the AFC to get to the Super Bowl. Do you think Chuck Pagano will ever go into games against Belichick and be the better coach? That play will never go away. It makes him look second rate.”
Kevin Burkhardt Hosts Pregame & Postgame Coverage with Alex Rodriguez,
Pete Rose, Raúl Ibañez and Frank Thomas
All Games Air Live on FOX & FOX Deportes; Live Stream on FOX Sports GO
Los Angeles – This week, the focus of the sporting world turns to the diamond for the crescendo of the 2015 Major League Baseball season – the playing of the 111th World Series, presented exclusively for the 18th consecutive year by FOX Sports. The red-hot New York Mets, fresh off of a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs to capture their fifth National League pennant, return to the Fall Classic for the first time since 2000 and face two-time defending American League champion Kansas City Royals, who are seeking to win the final game of 2015 after falling one game short a year ago.
FOX Sports again offers fans extensive, multi-platform coverage on FOX broadcast network, FS1, FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Deportes, FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports Radio, with extensive coverage of the World Series from the first pitch to the final out.
Beginning with Game 1 in Kansas City on Tuesday, Oct. 27, seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck calls his 18th World Series, and is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci, each of whom are notching their second Fall Classic in the booth. MLB on FOX insider, FOXSports.com senior baseball writer and Emmy Award winner Ken Rosenthal, and veteran reporter Erin Andrews contribute interviews and information from the dugouts before, during and after games.
Kevin Burkhardt anchors FOX Sports’ World Series pregame and postgame coverage presented by Chevrolet live on site. Pregame shows for all weeknight World Series games begin at 7:00 PM ET on FS1 and Burkhardt is joined for all pregame and postgame shows by an eclectic team of analysts that includes Hall of Famer and 2005 World Series champion Frank Thomas, three-time World Series champion and MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose, three-time American League MVP and 2009 World Series champion Alex Rodriguez and 19-year veteran and former All-Star Raúl Ibañez. Tuesday night’s Game 1 pregame show includes a special feature centered on Mets second baseman and postseason hero Daniel Murphy.
In what has become a FOX Sports’ big-event tradition, coverage of the World Series begins as a family tomorrow night as multiple FOX Networks and FOX Sports Regional Networks band together at 8:00 PM ETto officially christen Game 1 coverage. All channels simultaneously carry a 30-second message from Kansas City, and the channels participating include Big Ten Network, FXX, National Geographic Channel, FS1, FS2, most FSRNs, FOX Sports Radio and FOXSports.com.
Technological production enhancements have always been part of the DNA of FOX Sports and MLB games have served as a platform for many, including Dirt Cam, SSLMO, Hawkeye and Phantom Cam, in addition to a continued commitment to enhanced Dolby 5.1 audio the technological firepower deployed for this year’s World Series keeps FOX Sports’ coverage on the cutting edge, and includes:
v 39 cameras
- 20 standard HD cameras
- Eight robotic cameras
- Up to three HD Diamond Cams, one in front of home plate, one behind first base and one in front of second base
- Two X-Mo cameras, which shoot at 400 frames-per-second at mid-first base and tight center field
- One 1,000 frames-per-second 4K camera, delivering unprecedented close-up detail shooting the pitcher and batter from low first or third. This camera allows minute detail to be magnified and tracked at a high frame rate
- One Phantom Cam, delivering up to 3,000 frames-per-second film-like replays at low first and low third. They deliver cinematic, super smooth replays in unprecedented detail
- Two Super Slo-Mo cameras, one in tight center field and one at mid-third base shooting 480 frames per second
- One Movi camera, a radio-frequency handheld camera that will be used on the field for introductions and close to the baselines during home runs and inning breaks.
- One aerial camera: A blimp in Kansas City and a fixed plane in New York
v 12 multi-channel replay devices with 70 channels of record and playback
v Hawkeye graphic pitch perspective from center field and third base perspectives.
v 80 microphones
The official soundtrack for the 111th World Series on FOX is provided by Third Man Records’ Nashville recording group The Dead Weather, as the alternative rock band’s songs, “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” “Rough Detective,” and “Impossible Winner” create the musical backdrop heard before, during and after each of the games.
Pete Macheska serves as lead MLB on FOX game telecast producer, piloting his 12th World Series; John Moore directs. Jonathan Kaplan and Bardia Shah-Rais produce pregame and postgame coverage across FOX Sports’ multiple television platforms. Judy Boyd and Brad Zager are coordinating producers. Eric Shanks is President, COO and Executive Producer, and John Entz is President of Production and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.
FOX SPORTS LIVE
FOX SPORTS LIVE, FS1’s flagship news, highlights and opinion program, features extended coverage after each game broadcast, in addition to nightly updates on off days during the series. Hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole anchor the show from Los Angeles that includes postgame interviews; comments from managers and players; live postgame reaction from Buck, Reynolds and Verducci; and analysis from Burkhardt, Thomas, Rose, Rodriguez and Ibañez on site and Eric Karros and Dontrelle Willis rotating in-studio.
FOX Deportes broadcasts the 2015 World Series exclusively in Spanish and offers extensive coverage both on its signature studio show CENTRAL FOX, and in special editions of FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO during pregame and postgame. Former New York Mets Duaner Sanchez and Karim Garcia join Carlos Alvarez and Francisco X. Rivera in the broadcast booth to call the action, with special reports from Valeria Marin on the field. FOX Deportes’ digital platforms will supplement efforts with live coverage across its social media networks and provide behind-the-scenes access on FOXDeportes.com.
FOX Sports GO
The 2015 MLB Postseason has been a resounding success for FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go. Counting 2015, three of the top-10 and eight of the top 25 most-viewed authenticated events in FOX Sports GO’s history are MLB Postseason games. Viewership via the app this year is up an impressive 101% year-over-year versus 2014.
For the second year in a row, the World Series is being streamed live to baseball fans across the country to subscribers of participating video providers. FOX Sports GO is available on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Sports GO features both: the FOX Sports telecast in English and FOX Deportes telecast in Spanish.
COMPANION PROGRAMMING ON FS1 – In addition to game coverage, FS1 has scheduled a special night of baseball-themed programs tonight, Monday, Oct. 26, including a pair of premieres:
MLB EPIC MOMENTS: CAPTAIN’S QUEST – (7:00 PM ET)
- New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter strives to deliver his 3,000th hit in front of his hometown fans and does so with style.
MLB EPIC MOMENTS: ONE WILD ROYAL NIGHT – (7:30 PM ET)
- Before they were the defending AL Champions, the Kansas City Royals had not made the playoffs in 29 years. In 2014 the drought finally ended. Facing the Oakland A’s in a wildcard showdown, the Royals played an extra-inning game for the ages, forcing their way into the postseason field and ultimately, the World Series.
FINDING BABE RUTH – PREMIERE (8:00 PM ET)
- Babe Ruth comes to life courtesy of comedian and pop culture guru Steve Hofstetter who is on a mission to explore the ultimate “What if?” in sports, “What if Babe Ruth played today?”
HATERS: THE ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY – PREMIERE (9:00 PM ET)
- This hour-long special explores a critical and powerful part of baseball culture – the rivalry. Passionate fans cling to age-old grudges and HATERS looks intently at some of the most popular rivalries that have defined the American pastime.
FOXSports.com / JABO – FOXSports.com and Just A Bit Outside (JABO), FOX Sports’ daily baseball blog, features game previews, daily breakdowns, expert predictions, analysis on game-defining plays and daily recaps, with coverage led by Ken Rosenthal, Jon Paul Morosi and Rob Neyer.
FOX Sports Radio – Extensive coverage of the World Series highlights all FOX Sports Radio programming, led by THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, weekdays from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET. Additional FOX Sports Radio shows include: Jay Mohr Sports (Weekdays 3:00 – 6:00 PM ET); Steve Gorman Sports (Weekdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET); and J.T. The Brick (Weekdays 8:00 – 11:00 PM ET).
FOX Sports Kansas City – FOX Sports Kansas City, one of FOX Sports Regional Networks’ 22 owned channels and producer of the highest local-market television ratings since 2002 during the 2015 regular season, is the television home of Royals baseball. FS Kansas City airs a live postgame show after all World Series games. BOULEVARD ROYALS LIVE is hosted by Ryan Lefebvre and features game analysis from Rex Hudler and Jeff Montgomery with reports from Joel Goldberg. FOXSportsKansasCity.com provides additional coverage. After Games 1, 2, 6 and 7, Royals Live will originate from a stage outside Kauffman Stadium. Following Games 3, 4 and 5, the show will be anchored in front of a crowd of thousands at the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, with reports from Citi Field.
Full 111th World Series programming schedule available below.
World Series Programming Schedule
(all times ET)
|Oct. 26||7:00 PM||MLB EPIC MOMENTS: CAPTAIN’S QUEST||FS1|
|Oct. 26||7:30 PM||MLB EPIC MOMENTS: ONE WILD ROYAL NIGHT||FS1|
|Oct. 26||8:00 PM||FINDING BABE RUTH||FS1|
|Oct. 26||9:00 PM||HATERS: ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY||FS1|
|Oct. 27||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FS1|
|Oct. 27||7:30 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Oct. 27||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 1||FOX|
|Oct. 27||11:00 PM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
|Oct. 28||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FS1|
|Oct. 28||7:30 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Oct. 28||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 2||FOX|
|Oct. 28||11:00 PM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
|Oct. 30||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FS1|
|Oct. 30||7:30 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Oct. 30||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 3||FOX|
|Oct. 30||11:30 PM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
|Oct. 31||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Oct. 31||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 4||FOX|
|Nov. 1*||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Nov. 1*||8:15 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 5||FOX|
|Nov. 1||12:00 AM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
|Nov. 3*||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FS1|
|Nov. 3*||7:30 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Nov. 3*||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 6||FOX|
|Nov. 3||11:00 PM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
|Nov. 4*||7:00 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FS1|
|Nov. 4*||7:30 PM||WORLD SERIES PREGAME||FOX|
|Nov. 4*||8:00 PM||WORLD SERIES GAME 7||FOX|
|Nov. 4||11:00 PM||FOX SPORTS LIVE||FS1|
— FOX SPORTS —
Seahawks Face Undefeated Bengals on FOX NFL Sunday
MLB Postseason Underway – ALDS Coverage Begins Thursday on FS1
Nation’s Top Four College Football Teams Play on FOX Sports Family of Networks This Saturday
SEAHAWKS TRAVEL TO QUEEN CITY TO TAKE ON UNDEFEATED BENGALS ON FOX —
FOX NFL Week 5 action features singleheader coverage of five games this Sunday, Oct. 11 (1:00 PM ET). In the early window, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks soar into Cincinnati to take on the 4-0 Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Joe Buck, Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and FOX NFL sideline reporter Erin Andrews have the call. Also at 1:00 PM, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons take on the Washington Redskins.
FOX Sports’ NFL studio coverage begins each Sunday with FOX NFL KICKOFF at 11:00 AM ET on local FOX stations with host Charissa Thompson, analysts Champ Bailey, Colin Cowherd, Randy Moss, Dave Wannstedt and contributor Cooper Manning. This week Manning joins the panel in-studio and presents his “hard-hitting” sit down with Cam Newton and as well as “Best Of” from his earlier interviews this season.
FOX NFL SUNDAY immediately follows 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. This week, Erin Andrews travels to Cincinnati to meet with Andy Dalton and A.J. Green to find out how the undefeated Bengals plan to keep the momentum going and FOX NFL SUNDAY profiles the latest weapon to emerge out of Atlanta, running back Devonta Freeman.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST/SIDELINE COV. TIME (ET)
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis 11% 1:00PM
& Tony Siragusa
Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pa.
MARKETS INCLUDE: Birmingham, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs Sam Rosen, John Lynch 13% 1:00PM
& Pam Oliver
Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Mo.
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Tulsa
Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals Joe Buck, Troy Aikman 39% 1:00PM
& Erin Andrews
Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle
Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons Chris Myers, Ronde Barber 22% 1:00PM & Jennifer Hale
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga.
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Knoxville, Miami, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Washington, West Palm Beach
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions Justin Kutcher, Daryl Johnston 14% 4:05PM & Holly Sonders
Ford Field – Detroit, Mich.
MARKETS INCLUDE: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tampa
THE BASEBALL POSTSEASON IS UPON US; RANGERS VS. BLUE JAYS, ASTROS VS. ROYALS HEATS UP THURSDAY ON FS1; PIERZYNSKI DEBUTS IN BROADCAST BOOTH
- Network/When: FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Thursday, Oct. 8
- Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays: Kenny Albert, Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds & Ken Rosenthal
- Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, AJ Pierzynski & Jon Paul Morosi
- ALDS on FS1: The network’s ALDS pregame is hosted by Kevin Burkhardt, who is joined by 17-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion Pete Rose and Hall of Famer and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas in studio from the FOX Network center in Los Angeles. FOX Deportes covers the ALDS exclusively with pregame shows and expert analysis from retired Los Angeles pitcher Duaner Sanchez. Joining Sanchez on the call are commentators Francisco X. Rivera and Carlos Alvarez. FOX Deportes’ digital platforms supplement efforts through social media channels and provide additional coverage on FOXDeportes.com.
- AJ Enters Booth: FS1 welcomes World Series champion and current catcher for the Atlanta Braves, AJ Pierzynski to the broadcast booth where he will debut as a game analyst alongside Hall of Famer John Smoltz and play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian. Pierzynski joined FOX’s coverage of the MLB Postseason in 2011-2013 as a pregame analyst.
2015 AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
ON FS1/FOX DEPORTES
All Times Eastern
DATE ON AIR SERIES SITE NETWORKS
Oct. 8 2:30 PM ALDS Pregame LA FS1
3:30 PM Rangers @ Blue Jays Toronto FS1/FOX Deportes
7:00 PM ALDS Pregame LA FS1
7:30 PM Astros @ Royals Kansas City FS1/FOX Deportes
Oct. 9 3:00 PM ALDS Pregame LA FS1
3:30 PM Astros @ Royals Kansas City FS1/FOX Deportes
Oct. 11 7:30 PM ALDS Pregame LA FS1
8:00 PM Blue Jays @ Rangers Arlington FS1/FOX Deportes
Oct. 12 TBD ALDS Pregame LA FS1
TBD Blue Jays @ Rangers* Arlington FS1/FOX Deportes
TBD ALDS Pregame LA FS1
TBD Royals @ Astros* Houston FS1/FOX Deportes
Oct. 14 TBD ALDS Pregame LA FS1
TBD Rangers @ Blue Jays* Toronto FS1/FOX Deportes
TBD ALDS Pregame LA FS1
TBD Astros @ Royals* Kansas City FS1/FOX Deportes
* If necessary
NATION’S TOP FOUR TEAMS PLAY ON FOX SPORTS FAMILY OF NETWORKS THIS SATURDAY
- No. 3 Baylor at Kansas, FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (12:00 PM ET), Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman
- Middle Tennessee at WKU, FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (12:00 PM ET), Brendan Burke, Ben Leber and Christian Steckel
- Maryland at No. 1 Ohio State, BTN & BTN2Go, Saturday, Oct. 10 (12:00 PM ET), Eric Collins, Glen Mason and Rick Pizzo
- Rice at Florida Atlantic, FOX College Sports & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (2:30 PM ET), Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Steffi Sorensen
- Iowa State at Texas Tech, FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (3:30 PM ET), Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin
- No. 13 Northwestern at No. 18 Michigan, BTN & BTN2Go, Saturday, Oct. 10 (3:30 PM ET), Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen and Lisa Byington
- Oregon State at Arizona, FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (4:00 PM ET), Joe Davis, Brady Quinn and Kris Budden
- No. 2 TCU at K-State, FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (7:30 PM ET), Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Molly McGrath
- No. 4 Michigan State at Rutgers, BTN & BTN2Go, Saturday, Oct. 10 (8:00 PM ET), Cory Provus, Chuck Long and J Leman
- This Week: The top four teams in the nation are all in action on the FOX Sports family of networks on Saturday, Oct. 10, highlighted by No. 2 TCU at K-State in prime time on FOX broadcast network (7:30 PM ET). No 3 Baylor visits Kansas on FS1 (12:00 PM ET), and BTN has No. 1 Ohio State against Maryland (12:00 PM ET) and No. 4 Michigan State at Rutgers (8:00 PM ET), plus what is arguably the top game of this weekend’s schedule as No. 13 Northwestern faces No. 18 Michigan.
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME PROFILES TCU’S HEISMAN HOPEFUL QB TREVONE BOYKIN
- Network/When: FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (7:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Host Kevin Burkhardt with analysts Matt Leinart and Dave Wannstedt
- This Week: Kevin Burkhardt fills the FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME host seat on Saturday while Rob Stone covers the CONCACAF CUP, sitting alongside analysts Matt Leinart and Dave Wannstedt. This week, the program looks at Heisman hopefully TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin through the eyes of his teammates, and Leinart gives his top five candidates for college football’s top individual award.
KATIE NOLAN TAKLES GREG HARDY’S LATEST COMMENTS AND MORE IN TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF GARBAGE TIME
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Oct. 7 (12:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Katie Nolan
- This Week: On tonight’s episode of GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN, Katie addresses recent comments from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, the media’s response – good and bad – and addresses her continued frustration with this storyline as a female fan and media member herself. Also on tonight’s show, Matt Walsh from “Veep” stops by to talk about his new movie and helps Katie practice her skills as a serious journalist.
FOX SPORTS LIVE – NIGHTLY MLB PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS AND RECAPS, ALDS POSTGAME INTEGRATION THURSDAY, NFL INJURY UPDATES AND NEWS, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL POSTGAME COVERAGE, USA-MEXICO CONCACAF CUP POST-MATCH INTEGRATION SATURDAY
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Ryan Field, Jenny Taft.
- This Week:
- The Major League Baseball postseason began Tuesday night with AL Wild Card game and opening-round Division Series games begin Thursday night. FOX Sports presents the American League Division Series in 2015, featuring live game telecasts of the Texas/Toronto and Houston/Kansas City contests. FOX SPORTS LIVE will immediately follow some of those evening games, including after Game 1 of the Astros/Royals showdown on Thursday night, offering immediate reaction and analysis, press conferences and highlights.
- Friday night’s FOX SPORTS LIVE: Countdown to Kickoff airs at 12:00 AM ET. Two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart joins Clay Travis, Petros Papadakis, Stewart Mandel and George Wrighster, previewing all of the weekend’s biggest matchups and providing insights in analysis in advance of Saturday’s games. This week’s show is highlighted by Travis’ exclusive sit-down interview with Republican presidential candidate and college football fan Jeb Bush.
- Saturday’s show follows the highly-anticipated USA-Mexico CONCACAF Cup match at the Rose Bowl. Rob Stone hosts postgame coverage and is joined by Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, Brad Friedel and Mariano Trujillo for immediate analysis and reaction.
THE HERD – MLB ANALYSTS FRANK THOMAS AND PETE ROSE IN STUDIO THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, CLIPPERS FORWARD GLEN DAVIS ALSO IN STUDIO THURSDAY
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (12:00 – 3:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Colin Cowherd, Kristine Leahy.
- Show Description: An entertaining three-hour sports talk program led by one of the most thought-provoking and outspoken hosts in the country, Colin Cowherd’s nationally syndicated FOX Sports Radio program is simulcast weekdays on FS1. Joined by a panel of daily contributors that includes Kristine Leahy, Cowherd covers all aspects of the sporting landscape, providing his unique perspective on the biggest stories, in addition to interviewing a wide-array of notable guests.
- This Week:
- Thursday’s show includes an in-studio visit from Hall of Famer and FOX Sports MLB analyst Frank Thomas. Thomas joins The Herd to preview the playoff bracket, including Thursday night’s American League Division Series Game One on FS1. Also joining the show is Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis, who comes in studio to set the stage for the looming NBA season as the Clippers enter the starting blocks as one of the contenders in the Western Conference.
- Other guests for Thursday and Friday’s show include Colin’s weekly visit with NFL Films’ Greg Cosell on Thursday and FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer’s regular in-studio appearance on Friday.
- Friday’s show is also highlighted by an in-studio visit from FOX Sports analyst and all-time MLB hits leader Pete Rose. Part of FOX Sports’ coverage of the postseason, Rose lends insights into each series’ best matchups and recounts memorable moments from his own career with Colin.
MEXICO BATTLES THE UNITED STATES IN CONCACAF CUP WINNER-TAKE-ALL PLAYOFF
- COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP Preview Show, FS1 & FS GO, Friday, Oct. 9 (7:30 PM ET)
- CONCACAF CUP Pregame, FS1 & FS GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (8:00 PM ET)
- CONCACAF CUP: Mexico vs. USA, FS1 & FS GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (9:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match with analysis from former USMNT midfielder Stu Holden. Grant Wahl reports from the U.S. sideline with Francisco X. Rivera reporting on the Mexican side. Rob Stone hosts pregame coverage on Friday and Saturday live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with comprehensive analysis from a formidable panel featuring U.S. Soccer Hall of Famers Alexi Lalas and Eric Wynalda as well as retired USMNT and Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel and former Mexican National Team defender Mariano Trujillo. Also contributing to the shows are Wahl, reporter Julie Stewart-Binks and three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore who makes his English-language television debut.
- This Week: FS1 kicks off its coverage of the CONCACAF CUP, Saturday night’s one-match winner-take-all playoff between Mexico and the United States, with an hour-long preview show on Friday, Oct. 9, COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP. The following night, with kickoff at 9:30 PM ET, a special 90-minute pregame show begins at 8:00 PM ET, from the Rose Bowl as the two teams prepare for their quest to represent the region in the prestigious 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The Mexico-U.S. showdown marks the beginning of FOX Sports’ Road to Russia and the network’s coverage of FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018.
FINAL 2016 UEFA EURO QUALIFIERS TO DECIDE TOURNAMENT BERTHS ON FOX SPORTS; Group Leaders Germany, England and Italy in Action
|MATCH DAY 9|
|Thursday, Oct. 8 (ET)||Match||Network|
|2:30 PM||Scotland vs. Poland||FS2|
|2:30 PM||Romania vs. Finland||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:45 PM||Hungary vs. Faroe Islands||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|5:00 PM||International Friendly: France vs. Armenia||FOX Soccer Plus|
|Friday, Oct. 9||Match||Network|
|2:30 PM||England vs. Estonia||FS2|
|2:30 PM||Liechtenstein vs. Sweden||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:45 PM||Slovenia vs. Lithuania||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|2:45 PM||Montenegro vs. Austria||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|Switzerland vs. San Marino
COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP
|FOX Soccer Plus
|Saturday, Oct. 10||Match||Network|
|11:45 AM||Kazakhstan vs. Netherlands||FS2|
|11:45 AM||Norway vs. Malta||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:30 PM||Czech Republic vs. Turkey||FOX Soccer Plus|
|12:00 PM||Iceland vs. Latvia||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|Israel vs. Cyprus
CONCACAF CUP PREGAME: Mexico vs. USA
Mexico vs. USA
|FOX Soccer Plus
|MATCH DAY 10|
|Sunday, Oct. 11||Match||Network|
|11:30 AM||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame||FS1, FS2, Plus|
|12:00 PM||Finland vs. Northern Ireland||FS1|
|12:00 PM||Greece vs. Hungary||FS2|
|12:00 PM||Faroe Islands vs. Romania||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:30 PM||Germany vs. Georgia||FS1|
|2:30 PM||Gibraltar vs. Scotland||FS2|
|Monday, Oct. 12||Match||Network|
|11:45 AM||Sweden vs. Moldova||FS2|
|2:30 PM||Lithuania vs. England||FS2|
|2:30 PM||Luxembourg vs. Slovakia||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:45 PM||Belarus vs. FYR Macedonia||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|Tuesday, Oct. 13||Match||Network|
|2:00 PM||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers Pregame||FS1, FS2, Plus|
|2:30 PM||Italy vs. Norway||FS1|
|2:30 PM||Belgium vs. Israel||FS2|
|2:30 PM||Turkey vs. Iceland||FOX Soccer Plus|
|2:45 PM||Bulgaria vs. Azerbaijan||FOX Soccer 2Go|
- Talent: Ian Joy hosts UEFA Euro Qualifying coverage on Sunday, Oct. 11 prior to both matches of the FS1 doubleheader and again Tuesday, Oct. 13 for Italy-Norway, alongside a rotation of analysts including Stuart Holden, Warren Barton, Mario Melchiot and Cobi Jones.
- This Week: FOX Sports wraps up its extensive coverage of the 2016 UEFA European Championship Qualifiers starting Thursday, Oct. 8 through Tuesday, Oct. 13, across multiple platforms. The jam-packed soccer lineup across six days features 26 UEFA EURO qualifying matches, an international friendly and the all-important Mexico-U.S. CONCACAF Cup playoff. All matches on FS1 and FS2 are available for live and on-demand streaming via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com. All 28 matches listed are also available on FOX Soccer 2Go.
UFC TONIGHT: CORMIER RECAPS HIS EPIC TITLE DEFENSE AT UFC 192, PLUS NORTHCUTT INTERVIEW AND MORE
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Oct. 7 (8:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani
- This Week: This week, host Kenny Florian is joined by co-host Daniel Cormier who recounts his epic battle vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 last weekend. The crew catches up rising star Sage Northcutt. Heavyweight boxer Gerald Washington talks about his upcoming headlining PBC fight. Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani add reports.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: JUST DO SOMETHING
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Oct. 7 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Conor McGregor, Urijah Faber, Dana White
- This Week: Last episode’s loser struggles with the agonizing pain of defeat while his teammates console him. Then, coach Conor McGregor goes back to the gym to train his fighters. Having a very clear idea of how the next fight will unfold, Conor devotes his practice to mat exercises and grappling drills. Meanwhile, during Team USA practice, coach Urijah Faber expresses concern over his next fighter’s abilities, but works hard to get him ready. American Chris Gruetzemacher reveals that he is unhappy and ready to be done with the competition. In the fourth prelim, both fighters give it their all. Finally, the winning coach picks the next matchup, which promises to be a fierce stand-up battle.
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: JEDRZEJCZYK FIRST PERSON, PLUS DETROIT PISTONS UFC CROSSTRAINING
- Network/When: FS2 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Oct. 11 (9:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Megan Olivi
- This Week: Watch an exclusive first-person account of the week and championship performance that turned Poland’s strawweight striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk into a worldwide sensation. As the Detroit Pistons ready for the NBA regular season, they journey to Las Vegas for a hard hitting MMA mini-camp with UFC stars Forrest Griffin, Alexander Gustafsson and Stefan Struve at the Ultimate Fighter Gym. Plus, UFC elite illuminate one of the most crucial relationships in all of sports with their cornermen.
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS’ TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS FEATURES
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Oct. 13 (9:00 PM ET)
- Talent: TBD
- This Week: Premier Boxing Champions’ TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS is headlined by a heavyweight battle between Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (16-0, 11 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-1, 16 KOs) live from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Also featured is super welterweight contender Phil Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs) facing Pablo “Sepulturero” Munguia (21-8, 12 KOs) in a 10-round affair and hard-hitting welterweight Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-2, 21 KOs) who competes in a 10-round bout.
NASCAR RACEDAY LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEWDAY
- Network/When: FS2 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Oct. 10 (4:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Host John Roberts; analysts Larry McReynolds and Kenny Wallace; reporters Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie
- This Week: The 12-driver Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup kicks off Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR RACEDAY offers live interviews with several of the championship contenders, including defending champ Kevin Harvick, who triumphed in a must-win scenario last week at Dover to advance in the Chase, and Joey Logano. In addition, the RACEDAY panel examines a variety of issues, including which of the four Chase rounds is most crucial, Harvick’s clinch wins in three of the last five Chase races and off-track skirmishes that took place at Charlotte last year.
NASCAR RACE HUB
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Oct. 7 (6:00 PM ET); Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 15 (6:00 PM ET); pre-empted Thursday, Oct. 8, Monday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 14
- Talent: Co-hosts Adam Alexander and Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond, Ray Dunlap and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie
- This Week: On Wednesday, Oct. 7, NASCAR Hall of Famer and Motor Racing Network Racing (MRN) analyst Rusty Wallace is live in-studio.
WEDNESDAY’S NASCAR RACE HUB SPECIAL REUNITES HALL-OF-FAMER JUNIOR JOHNSON AND CELEBRATED WRITER TOM WOLFE 50 YEARS AFTER LEGENDARY ESQUIRE ARTICLE NASCAR RACE HUB reunites Junior Johnson, one of NASCAR’s biggest icons, and author Tom Wolfe, one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, in a short film premiering Wednesday, Oct. 7 (6:00 PM ET) on FS1. The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes! is the third of four episodes in a short-film series under the “Beyond the Wheel” banner airing on NASCAR RACE HUB and produced by NASCAR Productions.
The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes! pays homage to the 1965 landmark Esquire article written by Wolfe that introduced the country to stock car racing, the New South and one of NASCAR’s most infamous outlaw heroes, Johnson. In the film, Johnson and Wolfe are reunited at Wolfe’s home in the upper east side of New York City in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the story’s publication. Their meeting in New York marked the first time the two have been together for an extended period of time since Wolfe immersed himself in the racer’s world five decades ago.
WOLFE FROM THE LAST AMERICAN HERO IS JUNIOR JOHNSON. YES!: “When I finally got a look at North Wilkesboro (N.C.), where Junior (Johnson) lived, I realized this was something that was real Southern … I was dressed fairly low-rent by New York standards, but I was an alien creature when I got there.”
DARRELL WALTRIP, FOX NASCAR ANALYST AND THREE-TIME NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMPION DRIVER FOR JOHNSON: “When Tom Wolfe wrote that story, most people didn’t think about race car drivers as heroes. They considered them a bunch of moonshine-running Southerners with no talent — not the highly regarded athletes many of them are today. The article really opened people’s eyes to the fact that they’re not only great drivers but also characters with amazing and entertaining life experiences. Junior (Johnson) was The Last American Hero. He made and ran moonshine, went to jail, got out and became successful in spite of all of it. Junior embodied the great American success story.
“Junior did so much for so many people. Richard Childress, for example, wouldn’t be in racing today if it weren’t for Junior, and a number of others fall into that category. Junior was willing to help anybody – heck, he helped me. He’d loan other teams and drivers his cars, engines and crews. The man has a huge heart and has always been very charitable. At the same time, he demanded respect. Of all the things he said to me over the years, one of the most impactful was when I first went to drive for him. Junior told me, ‘Boy, here we work our hands; not our mouths.’ And I kept that in mind when I worked for him. When he spoke, you better listen.”
FIM MOTOGP™ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAMMATES BATTLE FOR TITLE AS MOTOGP HEADS TO MOTEGI FOR MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Oct. 11 (1:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Jonathan Green, Nick Harris, Matt Birt, Dylan Gray
- This Week: Legendary rider Valentino Rossi (263 points) sits atop the FIM MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP point standings as the series heads to 14-turn, 2.98-mile Twin Ring Motegi for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. Rossi, riding the No. 46 Movistar Yamaha, is trying to hold off the charge of Factory Yamaha teammate and former champion, Jorge Lorenzo, who trails Rossi by just 14 points. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the Motegi road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000.
RED BULL AIR RACE FLIES THROUGH DALLAS AT FIRST OF TWO U.S. STOPS
- Network/When: FS1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Oct. 11 (10:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Nick Fellows, Mike Mangold
- This Week: The RED BULL AIR RACE CHAMPIONSHIP moves into its decisive phase to crown a champion, with Australian Matt Hall hot on the heels of British leader Paul Bonhomme. Hall, a former Royal Australian Air Force “top gun” fighter pilot who flew missions in Iraq, is aiming to keep the pressure on Bonhomme at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, after beating the two-time world champion from Britain by a fraction of a second at the last race in Austria. The Australian’s victory was worth 12 championship points and turned the overall championship into a dogfight, with Bonhomme (55 points) clinging to a shrinking lead over Hall (50 points). “With only two races left this season, every point counts in this tight battle for the Air Race crown,” says FS1 analyst Mike Mangold.
FS1 Primes Fans with Classic Mexico-U.S. Encores
Los Angeles – As the excitement and anticipation builds for the CONCACAF CUP, a one-match winner-take-all playoff between Mexico and the United States on Saturday, Oct. 10, FS1 kicks off its coverage the night before, Friday, Oct. 9, with COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP (7:30 PM ET, FS1 & FOX Sports GO), an hour-long preview offering an in-depth look at the two teams in their quest to represent the region in the prestigious 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The Mexico-U.S. showdown marks the beginning of FOX Sports’ Road to Russia and the network’s coverage of FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018™.
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena provides the backdrop for COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP. Rob Stone hosts with comprehensive analysis from a formidable panel featuring U.S. Soccer Hall of Famers Alexi Lalas and Eric Wynalda as well as retired USMNT and Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel and former Mexican National Team defender Mariano Trujillo. Also contributing to the show are Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore who makes his English-language television debut.
COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP looks at the storied rivalry between Mexico and the U.S. on and off the field, breaks down the key players and highlights the history of soccer at the venerable Rose Bowl. The program also features an exclusive interview with USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
In addition to COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP, FS1 readies fans in the week leading up to the big match by re-airing two classic Mexico-U.S. matchups: the high-scoring 2011 Gold Cup Final, which Mexico won, 4-2, in front of more than 93,000 fans at the Rose Bowl (Tuesday, Oct. 6 (3:00 PM ET); and the historic August 2012 friendly in which USA beat Mexico, 1-0, for the first time on Mexico’s home soil at Estadio Azteca (Wednesday, Oct. 7 (3:00 PM ET).
The Mexico-U.S. CONCACAF Cup match airs live in prime time on FS1 Saturday, Oct. 10 (9:30 PM ET) from what is expected to be a raucous, sold-out Rose Bowl and is also available via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Play-by-play announcer John Strong alls the match with analysis from former USMNT midfielder Stu Holden. Wahl reports from the U.S. sideline with Francisco X. Rivera reporting on the Mexican side.
A special 90-minute pregame show begins at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 live from two sets at the Rose Bowl. Stone hosts with analysis from Lalas, Wynalda, Friedel, Trujillo, Wahl and Julie Stewart-Binks. The team makes its predictions for the coveted berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and examines Klinsmann’s decision to name Brad Guzan the team’s starting goalkeeper over 2014 World Cup hero Tim Howard, among other topics.
FS1 has partnered with Fathom Events to give the marquee Mexico-USA clash the big screen treatment with over 200 movie theaters across the country airing the game and the last 30 minutes of the extensive pregame show live.
Two years ago, CONCACAF split the region’s berth to the Confederations Cup between two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, assuring that both editions in a four-year cycle have the same importance from a competitive perspective. The USMNT qualified for the CONCACAF Cup with its 2013 Gold Cup championship, while Mexico was able to capture the tournament this summer to set up next month’s showdown in Pasadena.
– FOX SPORTS –