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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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Former Coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis Join ESPN’s College Football Team

ESPN has two former college coaches joining its college football ranks this season. Former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown will be on ABC with John Saunders and new studio analyst Danny Kanell on College Football Countdown on Saturdays at 3 p.m. ET and be part of the halftime and postgame shows for the 3:30 p.m. […]

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17.3 Million Americans Watch World Cup Final on ABC; 26.5 Million Overall

I never would have thought in a million years that the World Cup would see huge numbers, however, throw the baby out with the bath water this year. ESPN did a tremendous job in marketing the World Cup. The U.S. men’s national team became a huge story and for one month, the networks of ESPN […]

2014 World Cup Final on ABC Draws Third-Highest Overnight Rating for World Cup

ESPN has announced that Sunday’s Germany-Argentina World Cup Final which aired on ABC, received a 9.7 overnight rating. It’s the third-highest overnight rating for a World Cup match behind the 1994 Final between Brazil and Italy (12.8) and the 1994 Round of 16 match between the USA and Brazil (10.4). Yesterday’s match was 13% better […]

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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 […]

ESPN’s Announcing Assignments for World Cup Quarterfinals

We have the World Cup quarterfinal announcing assignments on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. On Friday, ESPN2 will air France vs. Germany followed by Brazil vs. Colombia on ESPN. Then on Saturday, ABC airs Argentina vs. Belgium followed by the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica on ESPN. The excellent teams of Jon Champion/Stewart Robson and Ian Darke/Steve […]

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 28, 2014

Here are the announcers for today’s games in the FIFA World Cup. Today begins the Knockout Round and it signifies that ABC will carry a doubleheader today. Univision/Univision Deportes carries the games in Spanish. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will call Brazil vs. Chile on ABC. Here are the schedule of matches plus announcers. As […]

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ESPN/ABC World Cup Announcing Assignments for World Cup Round of 16

The Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on Saturday. The all-South American matchups of Brazil vs. Chile and Colombia vs. Uruguay kickoff the Knockout Round of the World Cup on ABC. Then ESPN takes over the matches for the rest of the Round of 16 through Tuesday including USA vs. Belgium […]

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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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ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews (Yes!) Combine for Wimbledon Coverage

Because of the World Cup, ESPN will air Wimbledon over three different networks this year. During the first four days of coverage from Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26, ESPN will start things each morning from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET then hand off to ESPNews from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ESPN2 […]

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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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Announcing Assignments for 1st Week of 2014 World Cup on ESPN

As the World Cup prepares to kickoff in São Paulo on Thursday as host country Brazil takes on Croatia, ESPN will be ready to start its last Copa do Mundial until at least 2022. Ian Darke will call five matches in the first eight days, most of them will be with his old English Premier […]

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