Sports Media Digest- August 20, 2012

America’s Game Featuring Giants Debuts September 4th–  The NFL Network and NFL Films has announced that the latest edition of the America’s Game series looking back at the 2011 New York Giants run to the Super Bowl will debut Tuesday September 4th at 10:00p.m. ET.  The hour-long program will feature exclusive video and sound of the Giants during team meetings, games and inside the locker room, including footage from coach Tom Coughlin’s speech to the team the night before Super Bowl XLVI.

Final Pre-Season Game on ESPN this Thursday-  ESPN wraps-up its coverage of NFL pre-season football this Thursday night with the Tennessee Titans hosting the Arizona Cardinals.  Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer, and Rachel Nichols have the call beginning at 8:00p.m. ET.

CBS Creates All-Access to Arkansas Football for TV and Web- CBS Sports has announced plans for multimedia coverage of an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks.  College Football Confidential: Arkansas will consist of a seven-part television series on the CBS Sports Network as well as complimentary material on  CBS Sports Network will embed with the Razorbacks to provide fans an inside look at practices, road trips and team meetings as Arkansas looks to move on from a tough off-season. The online material debuts today with the television series to kick-off August 29th at 7:00p.m. ET.

NASCAR From Bristol This Weekend on ABC-  ESPN will be sending this Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Bristol to air on ABC.  NASCAR Countdown airs at 7 p.m.  with Allen Bestwick and analysts Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree.  ESPN will air the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday night with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. Marty Reid will join Jarrett and Petree for the Nationwide Series race.

NASCAR to Air on Fox Deportes-  Fox Sports has announced that it has worked out a deal with NASCAR to telecast 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup series races on the Spanish Language Fox Deportes.  Among the races on Fox Deportes will be the Daytona 500.  Daytona and five other races will be carried live.  Fox Deportes will also produce and air a series of original NASCAR programs focused on engaging the Latino fan base.

WNBA on ESPN-  ESPN will be producing a pair of WNBA Games this week.  Tomorrow night at 10:00p.m. ET on ESPN2 the Minnesota Lynx will take on the Seattle Storm.  Saturday night at 7:00p.m. ESPN2 will telecast the Lynx at the Atlanta Dream.

Major League Lacrosse Championships on ESPN-  This weekend ESPN2 will have live coverage of the Major League Lacrosse League Semifinals and Championship.  Semifinal action from Boston begins Saturday at 1:00p.m. ET with the championship match Sunday at 3:00p.m. ET.