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ESPN Unveils 2014 College Football Announcing Teams

In this transition year for college football, ESPN transitions its announcing teams for the 2014 season. For the new College Football Playoff, ESPN has shuffled its announcers for a sport it does quite well. Brent Musburger will no longer be on the “A” team as he has been sent to the new SEC Network where […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for Championship Weekend, 07/12 & 07/13/2014

ESPN and Univision are now down to their last two games in their long legacies with the World Cup. After Sunday, it’ll be up to Fox and Telemundo to provide the coverage of soccer’s ultimate event from 2015 until 2024. Hopefully the two networks will be able to match what ESPN and Univision have been […]

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ESPN to Air 143rd Open Championship; Includes All-Tiger Channel

As we get ready for the fourth major tournament of the men’s professional golf calendar, ESPN has announced its coverage plans for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. With Tiger Woods expected to compete in the Open, ESPN will dedicate one complete feed on ESPN3 to the golfer on Thursday, July 17 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for Semifinals, 07/08 & 07/09/2014

Just four more match days in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It begins today with the first semifinal between the host country Brazil and a heavy favorite in Germany. And tomorrow will pit the 2010 runner-up Netherlands against another favorite, Argentina. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman call today’s game for ESPN while Jon Champion and […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for July 5, 2014

I did not provide you the announcing assignments for Friday’s games as I had to go the Emergency Room to deal with a breakout of hives. After getting a shot of Benadryl, I’m now much better, but it was a difficult night for me going into July 4th. Anyway, I’m fine now and here are […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 26, 2014

Well, we conclude Group Play with the last four matches before we go to the Knockout Round on Saturday. The big game is of course USA vs. Germany which will air on ESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes. Game time will be noon ET, but ESPN will have one hour of pre-match coverage starting at 11 […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 25, 2014

Just one more day of Group Play after this and then it’s the Knockout Round of 16 on Saturday. It’s going to feel really strange not to have a game on Friday after having at least three games every day since the beginning of this World Cup. But we still have simultaneous windows for today […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 20, 2014

Ok, the tripleheaders are dwindling down as the second round of Group Play is ready to end this weekend. Then it will be simultaneous doubleheaders starting on Monday. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we have three more tripleheaders through Sunday. ESPN/ESPN Radio and Univision/Univision Deportes will be busy today with games in Curitaba, […]

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ESPN TV and Radio World Cup Announcing Assignments Through June 26

We have the announcing assignments for the ESPN Family of Networks from Friday, June 20 through Thursday, June 26. This will mark the end of Group Play as on Monday, there will be simultaneous games from each group both at noon ET and 4 p.m. So there will be four games between Monday, June 23 […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 19, 2014

We go to Day 2 of the second round of Group Play. Once again, it’s a tripleheader on ESPN and Univision. Games will be played in Brasilia, São Paulo and Natal and be in Group C and D. As they did in Rio on Wednesday, Ian Darke and Steve McManaman call the 3 p.m. ET […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 16, 2014

With three games today including the USA vs. Ghana, ESPN/ESPN Radio and Univision/Univision Deportes will have a tripleheader beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET. Here are the announcers for each of the games. 11:30 a.m. Germany vs. Portugal — Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil ESPN: Jon Champion/Stewart Robson ESPN Radio: Ross Dyer/Shep Messing Univision/Univision Deportes: José […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for Sunday, June 15, 2014

Here are the assignments for ABC, ESPN, ESPN Radio and Univision/Univision Deportes for the World Cup games for Sunday. Unlike Saturday when we had a chock full of games, there are three on Sunday. ABC has a doubleheader at 11:30 a.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. ET. ESPN has the nightcap. Univision/Univision Deportes will air all […]

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World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 14, 2014

For the duration of the World Cup, I will publish the announcing assignments for ESPN, ESPN Radio and Univision/Univision Deportes. I know some of you are wondering who will be calling each game and this will provide you with a one-stop shopping post for each of the days. This will cover Saturday, June 14. All […]

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A Quick Thursday Sports Media Notebook

As I get back into sports media mode after spending five days in California for my cousin’s wedding, let’s provide some news that you may have missed over the last couple of days. I’m still a bit on West Coast time and I totally understand what Tony Bennett meant when he sang “I Left My […]

ESPN Enters Its 25th Season of Televising MLB

Finally, after what has seemed to be an endless two months of unwatchable Spring Training games, the season is ready to start for real. Not counting those two games in Australia, the 2014 Major League Baseball season begins in earnest on Sunday when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres. ESPN will air […]

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