ESPNU

ESPNU Midnight Madness Schedule

ESPN announced the schedule of telecasts on ESPNU as part of its coverage of college basketball’s Midnight Madness.

Here is the schedule, which begins at 9:00p.m. ET on October 18th:

Basketball Team/ Commentator Event Names Network (Timing ET)
Duke
TBD & Dino Gaudio
Countdown to Craziness ESPNU/
ESPN3 (8 p.m.)
Florida Gulf Coast
LaPhonso Ellis
Dunk City After Dark ESPNU
Kentucky
Jimmy Dykes & Darrin Horn
Big Blue Madness ESPNU/
ESPN3 (7:30 p.m.)
Memphis
Bruce Pearl
Memphis Madness

 

ESPNU
New Mexico
Miles Simon
The Lobo Howl

 

ESPNU
Oklahoma State 
Fran Fraschilla & Sean Farnham
Homecoming & Hoops ESPNU/
ESPN3 (10 p.m.)
Syracuse
Rich Hollenberg & Tim Welsh
Orange Madness ESPNU/
ESPN3 (9 p.m.)
UConn
Rebecca Lobo & Kara Lawson
First Night ESPNU/
ESPN3 (7 p.m.)
Wichita State
Len Elmore
Shocker Madness ESPNU

ESPN3 will carry six Midnight Madness events live in their entirety, beginning tomorrow, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., with Late Night in the Phog featuring the Kansas men’s basketball team.

ESPN Announces Collegiate Lacrosse Schedule for ESPNU and ESPN3

The collegiate lacrosse season will be starting up soon and ESPN today announced its schedule of games on ESPNU and ESPN3.

ESPNU will telecast  53 total games – 44 regular season, 46 men’s and seven women’s – including the crowning of the ACC, BIG EAST, America East and Ivy League tournament champions.

Here is the men’s and women’s lacrosse schedule on ESPNU and ESPN3:

ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Men’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Sun, Jan 27 1:30 p.m.* US Men’s National Team at No. 1 Loyola (Md.) ESPN3
Fri, Feb 8 5 p.m. Siena at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Feb 23 1 p.m.^ Michigan at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPN3
Fri, Mar 1 5 p.m. No. 13 Princeton at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 2 11 a.m. No. 2 Maryland at No. 4 Duke ESPNU / WatchESPN
Tue, Mar 5 5 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 6 5 p.m. UMBC at No. 2 Maryland ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 8 5 p.m. UMBC at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 9 Noon Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): St. John’s at No. 14 Syracuse ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn vs. Villanova ESPN3
  5 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn State vs. No. 8 Lehigh ESPN3
Sun, Mar 10 TBD Stony Brook at No. 2 Maryland ESPN3
Wed, Mar 13 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 16 1 p.m. No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Loyola (Md.) vs. Air Force ESPN3
  6:30 p.m.$ Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Denver ESPN3
Sun, Mar 17 TBD Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Michigan vs. No. 11 Colgate ESPNU / WatchESPN
  TBD Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Holy Cross vs. Navy ESPN3
Wed, Mar 20 6 p.m. No. 12 Massachusetts at No. 8 Lehigh ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 22 5 p.m. No. 20 Yale at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 23 Noon No. 5 North Carolina at No. 2 Maryland ESPN3
  2 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 11 Colgate vs. Navy ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 27 6 p.m. Brown at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 30 Noon No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
  2 p.m. No. 5 Maryland at No. 9 Virginia ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 3 5 p.m. Villanova at Georgetown ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 5 7 p.m. Albany at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 6 5 p.m. No. 14 Syracuse at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 10 6 p.m. No. 7 Cornell at No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 12 6 p.m. No. 9 Virginia at No. 4 Duke ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 13 3 p.m. No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 2 Maryland ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 14 11 a.m. Georgetown at No. 3 Notre Dame ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 19 6 p.m. Harvard at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 20 2 p.m. Villanova at No. 3 Notre Dame ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Navy at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 26 5 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7:30 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2 ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 27 2 p.m. No. 1 Loyola (Md.) at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 13 Princeton vs. No. 7 Cornell ESPNU / WatchESPN
  6:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 28 1 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
Thu, May 2 4:30 p.m. BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7 p.m.# BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Fri, May 3 4 p.m. America East Championship (Stony Brook, N.Y.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, May 4 Noon BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, May 5 11 a.m. Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best Ivy League record) ESPNU / WatchESPN

* – exhibition game; tape delayed on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

^ – tape delayed on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

$ – tape delayed on Monday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

# – tape delayed on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Sun, Jan 27^ 11 a.m. Champion Challenge: US Women’s National Team at No. 3 Northwestern ESPN3
Sat, Mar 2 TBD Vanderbilt at No. 6 Duke ESPN3
Wed, Mar 13 5:30 p.m. No. 13 Georgetown at No. 16 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 21 Noon No. 9 Penn State at No. 16 Johns Hopkins

Sports Media Digest- January 9, 2013

Wild Card Weekend Averages 30 Million Viewers-  The NFL today announced that this past weekend’s Wild Card playoff matches  garnered an average of 30 million viewers, a number seen now for the last three years.  The four games were also the four most-watched games on all of television last week.

Wild Card Weekend Edition of NFL Turning Point Tonight-  The NBC Sports Network will provide a special edition of NFL Turning Point tonight looking back at the action of Wild Card Weekend.  Dan Patrick hosts the program beginning at 9:30p.m. ET and will look back at the key plays in the Seahawks/Redskins, Ravens/Colts, and Bengals/Texans game.

College Hoops Tonight on CBS Sports Network-  The CBS Sports Network will begin its Mountain West Conference coverage tonight as it telecasts UNLV at New Mexico.  Dave Ryan, Steve Lappas, Doug Gottlieb and Allie LaForce call the action beginning at 10:00p.m. ET.

Andy Katz to Host New College Hoops Show on ESPNU-  ESPN announced today the creation of a new college basketball program for ESPNU featuring college basketball reporter Andy Katz.  The weekly Katz Korner will feature interviews with ESPN analysts, coaches and players.  It debuts January 15th at 4:30p.m. ET.

Notah Begay III Joins NBC and the Golf Channel-  NBC Sports announced today that four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III will come on board as an analyst for the network’s golf team on NBC and the Golf Channel.  The 40 year-old Begay begins this week on the Golf Channel’s coverage of the Sony Openin Hawaii

Next in BTN The Journey Series Debuts Sunday-  The Big Ten Network (BTN) will debut the fourth season of it’s The Journey series this Sunday at 8:00p.m. ET.  The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013 will look at the match-ups in the 2013 Big Ten Basketball season.  The premiere edition will look back at the Nebraska at Michigan State basketball game.

SI Cover This Week-  Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the BCS Championship is the cover story this week in SPorts Illustrated.  Here is the cover:

SI Cover 1-14-13

Sports Media Digest- December 27, 2012

NBC Airs Notre Dame Marathon New Year’s Day-  NBC Sports will replay 10 hours of Notre Dame football New Year’s Day beginning at Noon ET.  Here is the line-up:

Noon Michigan at Notre Dame Re-Air
2 p.m. Onward Notre Dame: South Bend to Soldier Field
3 p.m. Stanford at Notre Dame Re-Air
5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame Re-Air
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Notre Dame Re-Air
9 p.m. Undefeated: 2012 Notre Dame Football Season in Review

No. 1 vs. No. 2 Women’s College Basketball Saturday on ESPNU-  ESPNU will be the home to an early season battle between the top two teams in women’s college basketball as No. 1 Stanford hosts No. 2 UConn.  Tip-off is Saturday at 4:00p.m. ET.

Tennis Channel Begins 2013 Coverage of Live Tennis January 1st-  The Tennis Channel begins its 2013 season of live tennis action with coverage beginning New Year’s Day of the Hyundai Hopman Cup.  The annual international mixed-doubles tournament will air next Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30p.m. ET with the Championship January 6th at 8:00a.m. ET.

Pro Bowlers Tour Sunday on ESPN-  The next stop in the Pro Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour will air this Sunday on ESPN.  Lon McEachern and Randy Petersen have the call of the PBA Chameleon Championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

ESPN the Magazine “Next” Issue-  The next edition of ESPN the Magazine will feature the “next” group of athletes expected to make a big impact.  Here is the cover:

ESPN Mag 12-31-12

 

Sports Media Digest- December 11, 2012

MNF Wins Night For ESPN- Last night’s Monday Night Football (MNF) telecast on ESPN between the Texans and Patriots earned ESPN an average rating of 10.4 and an audience of 14.4 million viewers, winning the night for the network on broadcast and cable television.  Through 15 games this season, MNF is averaging a 9.8 rating 13.2 million viewers, up slightly from 2011.

NFL Network Replays this Week-  Once again the NFL Network (NFLN) will replay three games from this past week’s schedule.  Tonight at 8:00p.m. NFLN will re-air the Ravens at the Redskins.  At 9:30p.m. ET tonight the network will replay the Cowboys at Bengals.  At 9:00p.m. ET tomorrow NFLN will once again show the Titans at Colts.

Three NFL Games to be Profiled on NFL Turning Point- The next edition of NFL Turning Point on the NBC Sports Network will look back at the key plays in this past week’s Cowboys/Bengals contest, the Ravens/Redskins tilt, and the Bears/Vikings game.  Dan Patrick hosts the show which will  air tomorrow night at 10:00p.m. ET.

TNT NBA Twin Bill Thursday-  This Thursday’s NBA double header on TNT will begin at 8:00p.m. ET as the Lakers take on the Knicks in New York with Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley and David Aldridge on the call.  At 10:30p.m. ET  Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, and Craig Sager will have the action as the Spurs take on the Trail Blazers in Portland.

Next ESPN SEC Storied Documentary to Feature Sam Bowie-  The next in ESPN SEC Storied documentaries will look back of the career of former Kentucky basketball standout Sam Bowie.  Going Big will debut on ESPNU Thursday, December 20th at 9:00p.m. ET.

WNBA Draft to Air Live in Prime Time-  For the first time ESPN will provide coverage of the WNBA Draft in prime time.  The event will take place on Monday,  April 15th at 8:00p.m. ET.  ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9:00p.m. ET.

Boxing on CBS this Saturday- CBS Sports and Showtime are pooling resources to produce a boxing match for CBS this Saturday.  Showtime Boxing on CBS will begin at 4:30p.m. ET this Saturday.  It will be the first boxing event on CBS in 15years.

ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN3 has Coverage of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship

ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN3 will be the home of coverage of the NCAA Women’s Division 1 Volleyball Championships.

Here is the schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Dec. 7 5 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
#12 BYU vs. #5 Oregon
ESPN3
5 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
#16 Kentucky vs #1 Penn State
ESPN3
5 p.m. Division I Men’s College Cup Semifinal
#3 Georgetown vs. #2 Maryland
ESPNU
6 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
Wichita State vs. No. 6 Southern Cal
ESPN3
7 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
#13 Washington vs. # 4 Nebraska
ESPN3
7 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
Purdue vs. #8 Minnesota
ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Division I Men’s College Cup Semifinal
#16 Indiana vs. #12 Creighton
ESPNU
8 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
#14 Florida vs. #3 Texas
ESPN3
8 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
Michigan State vs. Michigan
ESPN3
10 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinal
#15 Iowa State vs. # 2 Stanford
ESPN3
Sat, Dec. 8 4 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Final ESPNU
6:30 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Final ESPNU
9 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Final ESPNU
11:30 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Regional Final ESPNU
Sun, Dec. 9 2 p.m. Division I Men’s College Cup Championship ESPNU
Thu, Dec. 13 7 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Semifinal ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Semifinal ESPN2
Sat, Dec. 15 7 p.m. Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship ESPN2

Sports Media Digest- November 19, 2012

WatchESPN Now Available on Xbox App- ESPN and Microsoft announced today that WatchESPN will be part of its expanded service on Xbox. The agreement means live content will be available from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater through WatchESPN to Xbox LIVE Gold members who receive these networks through a video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Clippers/Thunder on ESPN Thanksgiving Eve-  This Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN will feature the Los Angeles Lakers at the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Tip-off is 7:30p.m. ET with Mike Breen, analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Chris Broussard.

College Football Coverage Tuesday on ESPNU-  ESPNU will have college football programming to fill its Tuesday night.  College Football Awards Nomination Special gets things started at 6:00 p.m ET.  ESPNU All-Access: Iowa State (6:30 p.m.) will have the Cyclone coaches are wired.  And both sides of one of the oldest rivalries is profiled on ESPNU Road Trip: Yale vs. Harvard  at 7:00 p.m.ET.

Golf Channel Coverage of Q-School Final Stage-  The Golf Channel plans 25 hours of coverage of the final stage of this season’s Q-School.  From Nov. 27-Dec. 2., the Golf Channel will look into the stories players endure as they pursue their dreams of competing on – or returning to – the PGA TOUR in 2013.  Here is the schedule of programs:

Golf Channel / PGA TOUR Q-School Finals Television Schedule (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)
Morning Drive Tuesday 7-9 a.m.
Golf Central Tuesday 6-6:30 p.m.
Top 10: PGA TOUR Q-School Heartbreaks Tuesday 7:30-8 p.m.
Morning Drive Wednesday 7-9 a.m.
Golf Central Wednesday 6-6:30 p.m.
Top 10: PGA TOUR Q-School Breakthroughs Wednesday 6-6:30 p.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Wednesday 8-10 p.m.
Morning Drive Thursday 7-9:30 a.m.
Golf Central Thursday 6-6:30 p.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Thursday 8-8:30 p.m.
Morning Drive Friday 7-9:30 a.m.
Golf Central Friday 6-6:30 p.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Friday 8-8:30 p.m.
Morning Drive Saturday 7-9 a.m.
Golf Central Saturday 6-6:30 p.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Saturday 8-8:30 p.m.
Golf Central Sunday 6-6:30 p.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Sunday 8-8:30 p.m.
Morning Drive Monday 7-9 a.m.
Golf Central: PGA TOUR Q-School Monday 8-10 p.m.

CBS Sports Spectacular has Action Friday, Saturday and Sunday- The CBS Sports Spectacular will have a full slate of action this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Friday at 1;30p.m. ET the program will feature the Best of College Football 2012 as Tracey Wolfson looks at the biggest stories and most exciting finishes of the year, including a countdown of the top plays of 2012 in college football.  Saturday at 1:30p.m. ET the Lucas Oil Off Road Pro2 & Pro4 races take to the air with Ken Stout, Cameron Steele, Jeremy McGrath and Keli Snyder.  Sunday at 1:30p.m. ET legends of figure skating take to the ice on the Kaleidoscope on Ice presentation hoisted by Verne Lundquist and Scott Hamilton.

Sports Media Digest- November 6, 2012

Sunday Night Football Gives NBC Highest Rating in Seven Years-  NBC Sports reports that through nine weeks, the ratings for Sunday Night Football is the highest in the seven years the series has been on the network.  The average rating of 12.9 is the highest primetime number if 13 years. The average audience of 21.2 million viewers is on pace with 2011.

NFL Network Replays-  NFL Network (NFLN) will once again replay three games from last week’s action.  Tonight at 8:00p.m. ET NFLN will re-play the Steelers at Giants.  At 9:30p.m. ET the Dolphins at Colts will be shown again.  Tomorrow at 9:00p.m. ET NFLN will re-air the Cowboys at Falcons.

NFL Turning Point Tomorrow of NBCSN- Tomorrow’s edition of NFL Turning Point on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will look at the deciding plays from Steelers/Giants, Dolphins/Colts, and Vikings/Seahawks. Dan Patrick hosts the program which starts tomorrow night at 10:00p.m. ET.

NBCSN has Navy-Marine Corps Classic and Carrier Classic- The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will have coverage of college basketball’s opening games with the Navy-Marine Corps Classic and the Carrier Classic this Friday.  Tom Hammond, Stan Van Gundy, and Carolyn Manno will call the Navy-Marine Corps Classic featuring Georgetown and Florida at 9:00p.m. ET.  Dave Strader and Swin Cash will call the women’s game at the Carrier Classic between Ohio State and Notre Dame at 4:00p.m. ET.  Strader will be joined by Donny Marshall for the men’s game between Ohio State and Marquette at 7:00p.m. ET.  Lewis Johnson will serve as sideline reporter for both games.

ESPN NBA Twinbill Wednesday- ESPN will have an NBA double header tomorrow night. Game one tips-off at 8:00p.m. as the Philadelphia 76ers take on the New Orleans Hornets with Dave Pasch and Hubie Brown have the call.  At 10:30p.m. ET Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, and Heather Cox call the San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers.

Second to Last NASCAR Races This Weekend from Phoenix-  There are only two races left to the NASCAR season with the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races moving to Phoenix this weekend.  Saturday’s Nationwide Series race begins at 3:30p.m.ET with the Sprint Cup race Sunday beginning at 2:00p.m. ET.  Anchors Allen Bestwick (Sprint Cup) and Marty Reid (Nationwide) will be joined by analysts Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree.

ESPNU College Football Series this Week-  ESPNU All Access airs tonight at 7:00p.m. ET with inside access to the officials in the SEC working last week’s Tennessee at South Carolina game. At 7:30p.m. ET ESPNU Road Trip heads to Minnesota for the battle last week between the Golden Gophers and Michigan.

Sports Media Digest- October 16, 2012

Monday Night Football Wins the Night for ESPN-  ESPN reports that last night’s Monday Night telecast between the Broncos and Chargers gave ESPN an overnight rating of 9.6 with an audience of 12.8 million viewers, winning the night, on broadcast or cable – in all key male and adult demographics. Through seven games on ESPN thus far this NFL season, MNF is averaging a 10.3 rating and 13,819,000 viewers, increases of four percent and three percent, respectively, from the same point last season.

NBC Continues to See Huge Viewership for Sunday Night Football-  NBC Sports reports that the viewership for Sunday Night Football is at it’s highest level in the seven years the network has had the rights to the telecast.  Through seven games NBC is averaging a 13.4 rating, the highest primetime NFL rating in 16 years.  The network’s average viewership is down slightly from 2011, with 22.1 million viewers tuning in this year compared to 22.2 million last year.  Sunday’s Packers/Texans game had a 11.8 rating and 19.9 million viewers, up 17% and 13% from last year’s week six match-up.

South Carolina/LSU Most Watched College Football Game This Past Weekend-  ESPN reports that last Saturday’s match-up between South Carolina and LSU averaged a 3.7 US rating and 5,978,000 viewers, making it the most watched college game of the weekend.    The game was also ESPN’s most-viewed and highest-rated regular-season college football game since September 15, 2011.

NFL Network Replay Schedule-  The NFL Network (NFLN) will be replaying three games from this weekend beginning tonight.  AT 8:00p.m. ET NFLN will re-air the Cowboys at Ravens.  At 9:30p.m. ET the Patriots at Seahawks will replay.  Tomorrow at 9:00p.m. ET NFLN will re-air last night’s Monday Night game between the Broncos and Chargers.

ESPNU’s Behind-the-Scenes College Football Programs Tonight-  ESPNU tonight will televise pair of behind-the-scenes looks at college football programs.  At 7:00p.m. ET All-Access: Duke goes inside the Blue Devils’ coaches meetings and have head coach David Cutcliffe and his assistants wired at football practice.  At 7:30p.m. ET ESPNU Road Trip’s hosts Niki Noto and Ali Nejad visit Seattle to get the first look at the new Husky Stadium with Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian and see how fans prepared for the Washington-USC game.

Three College Football Games on NBC Sports-  NBC Sports will produce three college football games this Saturday.  NBC will have coverage of Notre Dame hosting BYU at 3:30p.m. ET with Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock, and Alex Flanagan on the call.  The NBC Sports Network will telecast two games: 12:00p.m. ET Penn at Yale (Randy Moss, Anthony Herron and Kelli Johnson); 3:30p.m. ET UNLV at Boise State (Paul Burmeister,  Rod Woodson and Anthony Herron);

NASCAR Continues This Weekend on ESPN-  ESPN continues its coverage of the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series this weekend from Kansas City.  The Nationwide race takes place Saturday at 3:00p.m. ET on ESPN2.  The Sprint Cup race kicks-off Sunday at 1:00p.m. on ESPN.  Allen Bestwick calls the Sprint Cup race with Marty Reid at the mic for the Nationwide event.  Dale Jarrett is the lead analyst for both races.  Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch will be in the pits. Nicole Briscoe,  Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham and Brad Daugherty handle pre and post race coverage.

 

ESPNU Covers ACC, SEC, and Big 10 Hoops Media Days

ESPN announced that ESPNU will host all 12 coaches of the ACC at the men’s basketball media day to be held next week.

ESPNU ACC Media Day Special. Coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. ET next Wednesday.  The telecast will also include updates from the media days at the Big East and Big 12 with Bruce Pearl and  Dino Gaudio.

ESPNU Hosts Dari Nowkhah and Matt Schick will be alongside college basketball analysts Jay Bilas, Dino Gaudio and Bruce Pearl, in addition to contributions from Jimmy Dykes, Jay Williams and reporter Andy Katz during the ACC event.

ESPNU will also provide coverage of media day events for the Big Ten and SEC later in October. Seth Greenberg and Gaudio and Gaudio & Matt Doherty will anchor those events.

Here is the ESPNU schedule of college basketball conference media day coverage:

Date Time (ET) Media Days Programming (Analysts/Conference Coverage)
Wed, Oct. 17 1 – 4 p.m. College Basketball Live: ACC Media Day Special
(ACC: Jay Bilas, Bruce Pearl, Dino Gaudio, Jimmy Dykes, Jay Williams)
  6-7 p.m. The Experts: ACC Coaches Roundtable
(ACC: Jay Bilas and All 12  ACC head coaches)
  9 -11 p.m. College Basketball Live: Media Day Special
(ACC, BIG EAST, Big 12: Bruce Pearl & Dino Gaudio)
Thu, Oct. 25 2:30 – 4 p.m. College Basketball Live: Media Day Special
(Big Ten, SEC: Seth Greenberg & Dino Gaudio)
Fri, Oct. 26 2:30 – 4 p.m. College Basketball Live: Media Day Special
(Big Ten, SEC: Dino Gaudio & Matt Doherty)