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  • ESPN famed analyst Vitale won't call UNC-Duke rivalry game

    February 17, 2015 11:15 AM

    DURHAM, NC - ESPN's "Dickie V" won't be at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the latest North Carolina-Duke rivalry game. Broadcaster Dick Vitale has called every meeting of the rivals aired by ESPN since joining the network in 1979. But Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call Wednesday's meeting between the... more »
  • ESPN sues Notre Dame over police records involving athletes

    January 21, 2015 5:35 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - ESPN has filed a lawsuit alleging the University of Notre Dame has violated Indiana's public records laws by withholding police records it requested about possible campus crimes involving student athletes. The lawsuit filed last week in St. Joseph County Superior Court says Public Access Counselor Luke... more »
  • Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

    January 4, 2015 11:00 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, has died at age 49. The network says Scott died Sunday and had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, remaining dedicated to his craft even as he... more »
  • Server problems shut down ESPN's Rose Bowl stream

    January 2, 2015 12:23 PM

    NEW YORK - What ESPN calls "a technical issue relating to servers" is the fancy term for what knocked out part of Thursday's streaming coverage of the Rose Bowl. The problem left would-be viewers on tablets and computers seeing only an error message during the first hour or so of... more »
  • College Gameday coming to Baton Rouge

    October 19, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN announced Sunday that they will broadcast their popular college football pregame show from Baton Rouge next Saturday when LSU takes on Ole Miss. The news came Sunday morning after the Tigers dismantled the Kentucky Wildcats 41-3. ESPN's College Gameday airs on ESPN from 8... more »
  • ESPN suspends Simmons 3 weeks for NFL comments

    September 25, 2014 8:37 AM

    ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension Wednesday. "Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN's journalistic... more »
  • Tigers to meet Mississippi St. in primetime

    September 8, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football's Sept. 20 home game against Mississippi State will be televised on ESPN in primetime, according to an announcement by the Southeastern Conference Monday morning. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Tiger Stadium as the Tigers meet the Bulldogs in their first SEC game... more »
  • Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:16 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Kevin Durant has won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show. Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder... more »
  • Sleeping Yankees fan sues TV announcers

    July 8, 2014 5:51 AM

    NEW YORK - A Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers contending they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium. Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he "napped" during a game against... more »
  • Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

    July 2, 2014 4:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Nielsen says an estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup - an impressive total for a weekday afternoon. The audience stands behind the 24.7 million who watched the United States play Portugal on June 24, which tied the... more »
  • LSU vs. Texas A&M kickoff set

    June 23, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff for the LSU vs. Texas A&M football game on Thanksgiving Day has been set for 6:30 p.m. The game will be played in College Station and will be televised on ESPN, the league office and the network announced on Monday. LSU is 2-0 against... more »
  • Dr Pepper to sponsor College Football Playoff

    March 25, 2014 7:54 PM

    DALLAS - ESPN says Dr. Pepper will be the first presenting sponsor of the new College Football Playoff championship trophy. The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series. Dr. Pepper is the first corporate partner for the College Football Playoff championship. ESPN also announces Dr. Pepper... more »
  • Tim Tebow: Not done with NFL despite ESPN job

    December 31, 2013 12:18 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow says he is not done with the NFL even though helping ESPN launch the SEC Network was too good an opportunity to pass up. The 26-year-old Tebow repeatedly stressed Tuesday he will continue training in hopes of returning to the NFL as a quarterback. In... more »
  • Tim Tebow joins SEC Network, still pursuing NFL

    December 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Tim Tebow has his next football job - talking about the sport on TV. The Heisman Trophy winner has been hired as a college football analyst for the new SEC Network, but says he still hopes to play quarterback in the NFL. ESPN, which runs the channel, announced... more »
  • WATCH: Les Miles sets the record straight about stop light check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2013 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The coach known for his quirky side is answering questions about his driving wild side. During an All Access interview with ESPN, LSU's head football coach, Les Miles, drove through the Louise and Thomas H. Delpit intersection while the light appeared to be red. The... more »
  • Game time set for LSU vs Auburn

    September 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference announced today that game time for the LSU and Auburn game will be 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 21. LSU will host Auburn in Tiger Stadium, and the game will be televised on ESPN. LSU has won seven straight games against Auburn on... more »
  • ESPN buying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    August 15, 2013 12:57 PM

    BOISE, Id. - The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is being bought by ESPN. Bowl officials said in a statement Wednesday that the network had agreed in principle to acquire the bowl game from the Humanitarian Bowl Inc. Details of the deal were not released. The Potato Bowl would be the... more »
  • LSU gets TV time in super regional, times announced

    June 4, 2013 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU will play Oklahoma in two, possibly three televised games this coming weekend. The Baton Rouge Super Regional received top billing by ESPN since all of the games will be played in the evening and broadcast in HD. Early Tuesday morning, it was announced the Tigers... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • ESPN3 to carry LSU Pro Day

    March 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ESPN3 will provide coverage of LSU's Pro Day on March 27as over 20 former Tigers will be on display for the NFL in advance of next month's draft in New York City. ESPN3's coverage of LSU's Pro Day will begin at 1:15 p.m. with Tom Hart... more »
  • SEC, Big 12 get 12-year deal from ESPN for Sugar

    November 14, 2012 4:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference have agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. A person familiar with the contract said it was worth about $80 million per year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • SEC weekend schedule announced; LSU-A&M kick set for 11a.m.

    October 15, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Oct. 20 football game at Texas A&M will kickoff at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN, it was announced by the Southeastern Conference on Sunday morning. CBS exercised its six-day option last weekend, and selected the South Carolina at Florida game for its 2:30 p.m. CT... more »
  • ESPN college football guru Beano Cook dead at 81

    October 11, 2012 12:47 PM

    PITTSBURGH - The folksy ESPN college football commentator Carroll "Beano" Cook has died. The 81 year-old commentator had worked for the sports network since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The university announced Thursday that Cook had... more »
  • Les Miles visits with ESPN

    July 23, 2012 9:44 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - With kickoff to an anticipated 2012 season less than six weeks away, LSU football head coach Les Miles will make his second ESPN "Car Wash" appearance this summer as he joins six Southeastern Conference coaches on a publicity stop on Monday at the network's headquarters. Miles will... more »
  • Brees, Saints agree on $100M deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2012 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Saints and Drew Brees finally reached an agreement on the quarterback's contract today. ESPN analyst Chris Mortensen tweeted that the five-year, $100 million deal includes $40 million for the first year alone. It also guarantees Brees will make $60 million in the first three years.... more »
  • Les Miles will spend day at ESPN

    June 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football coach Les Miles will preview the 2012 season on multiple ESPN platforms today. Miles will make an early appearance on SportsCenter before hitting the radio airwaves. LSU went 13-1 last fall, claiming the SEC Championship, before falling in the BCS National Championship. ... more »
  • Mississippi's Nutt will resign at end of season

    November 7, 2011 12:01 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season. Mississippi athletic director Pete Boone says Nutt will coach the Rebels' last three games this year. Boone also announced Monday he will step down as athletic director within the next year. The... more »
  • 'Field of Dreams' gets pigskin sequel in Web video

    July 6, 2011 1:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Voices are still being heard in Iowa cornfields, only this time, they want Taylor Lautner to build a football field. The website Funny Or Die debuted a three-minute "Field of Dreams" sequel Wednesday. The "Twilight" star plays the equivalent of Kevin Costner. Lautner builds... more »
  • Bengals reciever Ochocinco may change name again

    January 26, 2011 1:34 PM

    Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is putting his unusual name back in the news. Ochocinco suggested at the end of an interview with ESPN that he's planning to change his name back to Johnson. He didn't give a specific reason, other than saying he's "done enough with the... more »
  • Carney to start at kicker on Sunday, according to source

    September 30, 2010 5:29 PM

    Less than a week after missing a chip shot field goal in overtime that would have won the game for his team, the Saints are benching Garrett Hartley according to ESPN. Hartley will remain on the team but the Saints will start veteran kicker John Carney against the Carolina... more »
  • LeBron's "Decision" watched by nearly 10 million people

    July 12, 2010 9:23 AM

    The Nielsen Co. estimated that 9.95 million people watched LeBron James announce on ESPN that he's leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat, making it the third-most-watched program on cable television this year. "The Decision" that aired Thursday night ranked behind the 12.3 million who watched the NFL... more »
  • ESPN analyst held in Connecticut on child porn charge

    July 9, 2010 12:50 PM

    Jeremy Green, an analyst for ESPN and son of former NFL coach Dennis Green, has been arrested on a child pornography charge in Connecticut. Bristol police say Green was picked up on Thursday around 5 p.m. in a Southington hotel and charged with possession of child pornography, possession of... more »
  • Saints and QB Drew Brees up for mulitple ESPY awards

    June 24, 2010 4:27 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have won the Super Bowl, now they're in line to haul in some more trophies. Nominations for the ESPY Awards were handed out today (Thursday) and the Saints and their quarterback Drew Brees stand to haul in a number of them. Drew Brees joins Peyton... more »
  • ESPN analyst-LSU in toughest regional

    June 2, 2010 8:50 AM

    ESPN college baseball analyst Kyle Peterson said LSU will play in the toughest regional as action gets underway later this week. The Tigers travel to Los Angeles where they take on U-C Irvine on Friday. Number one seed-UCLA will battle Kent State in the other game. "They'll (LSU)... more »
  • Pittsburgh QB to be suspended from games

    April 21, 2010 10:59 AM

    Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be suspended from four to six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN. Reports say the suspension contains conditions that would allow the length of the ban to be reduced for good behavior. Last month,... more »
  • Tiger Woods gives interview to ESPN

    March 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    The Associated Press is reporting that ESPN will air a one-on-one interview with Tiger Woods Sunday night. The interview, conducted by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, will be shown after 7 p.m. Eastern. Next month, Woods will make his return to competitive golf at the Masters, after a sex scandal... more »
  • Andrews' stalker had other victims

    February 10, 2010 9:15 AM

    Erin Andrews apparently wasn't the only target of admitted voyeur Michael Barrett. Federal prosecutors filed a sentencing memo in Los Angeles federal court, accusing Barrett of uploading videos of 16 other women to an online account. The memo also alleged Barrett conducted 30 Internet background checks that can... more »
  • LSU projected to play in Capital One Bowl

    November 30, 2009 8:50 AM

    After their thrilling 33-30 overtime win over Arkansas, the 9-3 LSU Tigers are now projected to go the Capital One Bowl January 1 in Orlando, Florida. In their 2009 Bowl Projections for week 13 of the season, both ESPN analysts Mark Schlabach and Bruce Feldman predict the Tigers will... more »
  • ESPN reports Hornets fire Byron Scott

    November 12, 2009 12:55 PM

    ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Hornets have fired coach Byron Scott after a 3-6 start. Scott won NBA Coach of the Year honors two seasons ago after leading the Hornets to 56-26 record and a division title. Last year the Hornets posted a 49-33 mark before getting... more »
  • Bowl guessing game continues

    November 9, 2009 9:00 AM

    ESPN analysts projected LSU to go to either the AT&T Cotton Bowl or the Capital One Bowl, after the Tigers 24-15 lost to Alabama on Saturday. As a result the of the loss, the Tigers remained at number nine in the Associated Press college football poll, but dropped to... more »
  • Tebow cleared to play

    October 10, 2009 4:45 PM

    ESPN reports Florida Gator quarterback, Tim Tebow, has been cleared to play against the LSU Tigers. In an interview earlier Saturday, Florida coach Urban Meyer said Tebow would play if he was cleared by doctors. Tebow was knocked out of the game against Kentucky two weeks ago with... more »

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