Press Release

Posted by Tara Chozet on February 13, 2013

Sports for Lovers: Full Slate of Valentine’s Day Programming on the ESPN Networks

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On Thursday, Feb. 14, ESPN has Valentine’s Day covered for lovers and sports lovers alike — Couples on opposite sides of the cheering section may have their relationships tested during ESPN’s Rivalry Week college basketball games; the Reds of Liverpool play in UEFA Europa League and Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola makes an appearance on UNITE. Whether staying in or having a night out on the town, the slate of programming is available to fans on TV, online and mobile devices via the WatchESPN app.

Highlights include:

  • UNITE, ESPNU’s late-night entertainment show, will feature Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola from MTV’s Jersey Shore for the show’s inaugural Valentine’s Day special late Wednesday at midnight (9 p.m. PT, Thursday 12 a.m. ET). Hosts Danny Kanell, Reese Waters and Marianela Pereyra will also look at the Top 25 Hoops Heartbreaks, failed athlete relationships of the past year and speak to additional guests Da’Shawn Butler and gambling expert Todd Furhman.
  • Rivalry Week Presented by Wendy’s – top rivalries in men’s college basketball from February 11-18: Thursday’s games include three matchups with teams in the Top 25: No. 20 Wisconsin at Minnesota; St. John’s at No. 12 Louisville; and No. 5 Gonzaga at St. Mary’s (Calif.).
  • Clemson travels to No. 7 Maryland in an ACC women’s college basketball showdown at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
  • Love-Love on the Court: ATP Abn Amro World Tennis Tournament and WTA Qatar Total Open Rounds of 16 on ESPN3.

For more listings and other programming information, visit http://espnmediazone.com/us/programming/.

Additional highlights:

Time (ET) Event Network
Midnight ESPNU’s UNITE ESPNU
5 – 11 a.m. ATP: Abn Amro World Tennis Tournament (Round of 16) ESPN3
7:30 a.m. WTA: Qatar Total Open (Round of 16) ESPN3
11:55 a.m. Fútbol de Europa: UEFA Europa League From St. Petersburg, Russia – Zenit St. Petersburg vs Liverpool ESPN Deportes
3 p.m. Fútbol de Europa: UEFA Europa League From Madrid, Spain – Athletico Madrid vs Rubin Kazan ESPN Deportes
3 p.m. 30 for 30: The Fab Five presented by Super Street Fighter IV 3rd Edition ESPNU
5 p.m. ESPNU Selection Specials: McDonald’s All American Selection Show From Charlotte, NC. USA [HD] ESPNU
5 p.m. Fútbol de Europa: UEFA Europa League From Milan, Italy – Inter Milan vs Cfr 1907 Cluj (same day) ESPN Deportes
6 p.m. Women’s College Basketball: Canisius at Fairfield ESPN3
6:30 p.m. Women’s College Basketball: Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State ESPN3
7 p.m. Women’s College Basketball: NC State at Florida State ESPN3
7 p.m. Women’s College Basketball: Clemson at No. 7 Maryland ESPN3
7 p.m. Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Nashville, TN. USA – Belmont vs Tennessee State ESPNU
7 p.m. Big Ten Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Minneapolis, MN. USA – Wisconsin vs Minnesota [HD] ESPN
7 p.m. Southeastern Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Columbia, SC. United States – LSU vs South Carolina ESPN2
7 p.m. Big Ten Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Minneapolis, MN. USA – Wisconsin vs Minnesota [HD] ESPN Mobile
9 p.m. Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From University Park, PA. USA – Iowa vs Penn State [HD] ESPNU
9 p.m. Pacific-12 Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Berkeley, CA. USA – UCLA vs California [HD] ESPN2
9 p.m. Big East Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Louisville, KY. USA – St. John’s vs Louisville [HD] ESPN
9 p.m. Big East Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Louisville, KY. USA – St. John’s vs Louisville [HD] ESPN Mobile
9 p.m. Fútbol de México: Copa Mexico – Estudiantes Tecos vs Monarcas [HD] ESPN Deportes
11 p.m. Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Stanford, CA. USA – USC vs Stanford [HD] ESPNU
11 p.m. Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Moraga, CA. USA – Gonzaga vs St. Mary’s (CA.) [HD] ESPN Mobile
11 p.m. West Coast Conference Basketball: Thursday Night Showcase presented by T. Rowe Price as Part of Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s From Moraga, CA. USA – Gonzaga vs St. Mary’s (CA.) [HD] ESPN2