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Is college football in Mexico City coming soon thanks to ESPN?

The four major professional sports do it, and now more major college football teams are thinking about playing international games. The concept is not uncommon in college football with Notre Dame playing Navy in Dublin, Ireland and Penn State playing there later this year, but according to ESPN president John Skipper, the network has held […]

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SEC Network releases commercials for every school, here are the best

Announcing a new network is one thing, but getting the word out is another. The ESPN-affiliated SEC Network launches on Aug. 14, the first day of the college football season. The network unveiled 14 school-specific ads, showcasing something special about each institution. Each of these 14 ads will run in the regional area of the schools, […]

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Draft Day delivers disappointing numbers at the box office

The mildly anticipated film Draft Day hit theaters this weekend, and it made $9.8 million at the box office. This can be seen with two different perspectives: 1) For a film with a surprisingly small budget of $20, a near-$10 million opening weekend isn’t bad; or 2) Kevin Costner can no longer carry a film […]

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AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb will be married on reality TV

Because being drafted into the NFL Draft isn’t distracting enough, former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and his fiancee, model and Brent Musberger favorite Katherine Webb are reportedly shooting a reality show leading up to their wedding. The Auburn Plainsman newspaper reported that the couple has been filming the show for weeks now, even capturing the […]

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Video: Game of Thrones Sportscast

We’ve had a Seinfeld-themed nightly news sports segment, and a rap one, and one in which former Louisville sports anchor Adam Lefkoe dropped the names of 31 wrestlers. These viral sensations helped Lefkoe leave his post in Louisville and move on up to making videos with Bleacher Report. In a change of pace, with much […]

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NBCSN has its most watched quarter in network history

The Olympic bump is a real thing, and NBC Sports took full advantage of it. The Sochi Olympics, its dog problem, eye-infecting air and winter sporting events have ended, leaving NBC and NBCSN with massive numbers about which they can brag. NBCSN had its highest rated quarter (Dec. 30-March 30) in the network’s history, jumping […]

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Maryland subpoenas 10 ACC schools and ESPN

When Maryland announced that it was leaving the ACC for the Big Ten, the school apparently didn’t intend to pay the exit fee that comes with leaving the conference. On Nov. 26, 2012, the ACC sued Maryland for the funds and it hasn’t gotten much better since then. Scheduled to officially exit the ACC in […]

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Brent Musburger speaks candidly on ESPN moving him to SEC Network

It seemed inevitable. Brent Musburger, the 76-year-old broadcaster whose contract was expiring, would be pushed out of his prime slot of Saturday night college football on ESPN and either become the lead voice of the new SEC Network or move on to greener pastures. Luckily for Brent and his adoring fans, ESPN signed him on […]

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ESPN announces World Cup documentary series covering USMNT

Though it is ESPN’s last time with the World Cup through 2022, the Worldwide Leader is using all of its tools to properly lead up to the quadrennial footballing tournament. ESPN will air a six-part documentary series for five consecutive weeks, starting May 13. Unlike Fox, who announced a six-part documentary series comprised of separate […]

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Fox Sports 1 to air World Cup documentary series

Up to this point, ESPN has basically cornered the market on sports documentaries with its 30 for 30 series, but Fox Sports is about to enter that realm and release six 30-minute documentaries leading up to the 2014 World Cup. Airing on Fox Sports 1, the documentaries are a part of Budweiser’s “Rise As One” promotional campaign, […]

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Erin Andrews to join Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars is a sequined reality dance competition show that is unusually dominated by athletes. And while the upcoming season's cast has yet to be announced, the show has already added a sports-related new co-host to Tom Bergeron: Fox Sports host and reporter Erin Andrews. ABC announced the addition of Andrews to DWTS […]

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Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are moving to Access Hollywood

The Sochi Olympics will not leave many lasting memories as far as the U.S. team goes. Shaun White didn't medal, both USA hockey teams were ruthlessly dispatched by Canada and didn't win gold. The Dutch monopolized the speed skating and America's curling teams were dismal. The U.S. figure skating women also failed to medal but […]

If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?

The Summer and Winter Olympics are a spectacle, worthy of comprehensive television coverage and hours of airtime. While NBC has received some criticism for their tape delayed protocol with the Olympics, the ratings are steadily high and the quality is stellar. Which is good because NBC has the U.S. television rights for both the Summer […]

Auburn’s official website posts bio of recruit who signed for Alabama

National Signing Day had been decently uneventful up until the moment when Rashaan Evans, the 5-star linebacker from Auburn High School, was set to commit. I predicted that he would attend Auburn and that decision made sense: Evans grew up in Auburn, his parents attended Auburn and his dad played there. Even Auburn thought he […]

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ESPN’s National Signing Day coverage taps into recruiting boom

ESPN embarks upon its ninth consecutive year of total coverage of National Signing Day. This is the day in which collegiate recruiting classes are solidified, and the few remaining uncommitted players finally narrow their choice down to one after years of recruitment. Beginning on ESPNU at 8 a.m. ET on Feb 5, the television marathon […]

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