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ESPN ThisWeek — January 28, 2013

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ESPN’s Coverage of Super Bowl XLVII Includes More Than 120 Hours of TV, Radio in New Orleans
contact: allison.r.stoneberg@espn.com
ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII includes more than 120 hours of TV and radio programming surrounding the game, of which ESPN International will present live to more than 71 million households in 162 countries and territories. Fans are invited for free, live viewing of ESPN shows all week at the Jax Brewery parking lot at 600 Decatur Street in New Orleans. ESPN Super Bowl release and programming schedule.


Star-Studded Doubleheaders with KIA NBA Countdown at Super Bowl XLVII
contact: ben.cafardo@espn.com and kristen.m.hudak@espn.com
ESPN will present two star-studded doubleheaders this week, both featuring the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Eastern Conference-leading Heat and NBA All-Star LeBron James visit the Brooklyn Nets and Brook Lopez at 8 p.m. ET. Mike Breen will handle the call with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Chris Broussard. In the nightcap, the Lakers and All-Star Kobe Bryant take on the Phoenix Suns and Goran Dragic in the Suns’ first game on ESPN this season. Dave Pasch and Jon Barry will provide commentary with reporter Heather Cox. Friday’s doubleheader matches the Heat against the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. and the Lakers against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 9:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, KIA NBA Countdown will originate from one of ESPN’s outdoor sets in New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. with analysts Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons and Michael Wilbon. This is the first time the new-look Countdown studio show will hit the road for an on-location show.

ESPN games and Countdown are available on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN.

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Wed, Jan 30 7:30 p.m. KIA NBA Countdown from Super Bowl XLVII
Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Michael Wilbon
  8 p.m. Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets Presented by State Farm
Mike Breen, Hubie Brown, Chris Broussard
  10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Presented by State Farm
Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Heather Cox
Fri, Feb 1 7 p.m. Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers Presented by State Farm
Mark Jones, Jon Barry
  9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves Presented by State Farm
Terry Gannon, Chris Mullin, Heather Cox


Black History Month on ESPN: One Month, 28 Films, 179 Hours of Programming
contact: kimberly.jarvis@espn.com
In observance of Black History Month, ESPN will celebrate the accomplishments of African-American sports figures who excelled within their sport or in society. Each day in February, ESPN will offer Black History Month programming on various platforms. The schedule will include:

  • Sunday evenings at 10 p.m. — ESPNU will televise a film from the ESPN Films’ archive with a significant Black History Month theme;
  • More than 150 hours of content available on ESPN Classic, including encore presentations of award-winning programs;
  • 30 for 30 Ghosts of Ole Miss (Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m. , ESPN) chronicles the 1962 Rebel football team’s undefeated season
  • SEC Storied: Croom (Monday, Feb. 25, 10 p.m., ESPN2) – the first African American head coach in the Southeastern Conference Sylvester Croom
  • Current and former athletes are featured in a 30-second celebratory vignette;
  • Topical discussions on the weekly studio shows;
  • Feature stories and videos on the ESPN.com Black History Month topics page.

College GameDay Covered by State Farm Visits No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana
contact: rachel.l.margolis@espn.com
ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm heads to Indiana University for the first time since 2008, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV matchup of No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana matchup on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. on ESPN. GameDay’s first hour begins at 10 a.m. on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN, plus a one-hour edition at 6 p.m. on ESPN. GameDay and the game are available on also ESPN 3D and WatchESPN. Indiana is hosting GameDay for only the second time. Show details to follow later this week.

Rece Davis will serve as host for College GameDay, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.

Full College GameDay Schedule; College GameDay Images

Men’s College Hoops: No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana Highlights Upcoming Schedule
contact: michael.c.humes@espn.com
A Big Ten showdown between new No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana on ESPN and ESPN 3D on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. highlights the network’s upcoming men’s college basketball schedule. The Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast is one of three matchups between ranked teams in the weekend lineup. Also on Saturday, ESPNU will televise No. 16 Mississippi at No. 4 Florida at 7 p.m. ESPN will cover No. 25 Marquette at No. 12 Louisville on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

In addition, ESPN will televise an early afternoon doubleheader with top six teams on Saturday: No. 6 Syracuse at Pittsburgh at noon followed by No. 5 Duke at Florida State at 2 p.m.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through February 3:

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Thu, Jan 31 7 p.m. Illinois at No. 13 Michigan State
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
  7 p.m. Connecticut at Providence
John Saunders & Tim Welsh
  7 p.m. Iona at Niagara
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
  8 p.m. Penn State at Iowa
Dan Gutowsky & Adrian Branch
  8:30 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 8 Arizona at Washington
Dave Pasch & Bill Walton
  9 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
  10 p.m. Oregon State at California
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  10 p.m. Utah State at Idaho
Trey Bender & Stephen Howard
  11 p.m. No. 7 Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount
Dave Flemming & TBD
Fri, Feb 1 7 p.m. Manhattan at Siena
Doug Sherman & Tim McCormick
  9 p.m. Youngstown State at Detroit
Jim Barbar & Malcolm Huckaby
Sat, Feb 2 11 a.m. No. 24 Cincinnati at Seton Hall
Beth Mowins, Tim Welsh & Paul Carcaterra
  Noon No. 6 Syracuse at Pittsburgh
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
  Noon Purdue at Northwestern
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
  Noon Clemson at Boston College ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  Noon Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  1 p.m. Austin Peay at Murray State
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
  1:30 p.m. West Virginia at Texas Tech
Mitch Holthus & Reid Gettys
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  1:30 p.m. Auburn at No. 17 Missouri
Dave Baker & Jon Sundvold
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina
Dave Lamont & Kyle Macy
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 5 Duke at Florida State
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke & Jeannine Edwards
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at DePaul
John Saunders & LaPhonso Ellis
  2 p.m. Wake Forest at Maryland ESPN3 * & RSN ^
  3 p.m. Robert Morris at LIU Brooklyn
Mike Corey & Bob Valvano
  4 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas
Brent Musburger & Bob Knight
  4 p.m. No. 15 Wichita State at Northern Iowa
Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams
  4 p.m. Alabama at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
  4 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 2 Kansas
Dave Armstrong & Chris Piper
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
  4:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Appalachian State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Ohio at Akron
Dan Gutowsky & Malcolm Huckaby
  6 p.m. Kentucky at Texas A&M
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
  6 p.m. No. 18 Kansas State at Oklahoma
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
  7 p.m. No. 16 Mississippi at No. 4 Florida
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
  7 p.m. Presbyterian at High Point ESPN3
  8 p.m. Baylor at Iowa State
  8 p.m. TCU at Texas Longhorn Network
  9 p.m. No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Shannon Spake
  9 p.m. Arizona State at Washington
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
  11 p.m. No. 7 Gonzaga at San Diego
Roxy Bernstein, Paul Biancardi & Paul Carcaterra
Sun, Feb 3 Noon Providence at Villanova
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  2 p.m. No. 25 Marquette at No. 12 Louisville
Dan Shulman & Jay Bilas
  2 p.m. South Florida at Connecticut
Eamon McAnaney & Ron Perry
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
  3 p.m. Virginia at Georgia Tech
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams

* Local blackout may apply

Ranked Women’s College Basketball Teams Showcased across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3
Contact: rachel.l.margolis@espn.com
Several top women’s college basketball teams will face off including an ESPNU doubleheader Sunday, Feb. 3 — an Atlantic 10 matchup between No. 17 Dayton at Richmond at 11 a.m. followed by ACC foes No. 5 Duke at No. 11 North Carolina at 1 p.m

Additional Highlights:

  • No. 22 Florida State will play ACC opponents on ESPN3 twice this week – games against No. 11 North Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. and at home versus Clemson on Sunday, at 2 p.m.
  • ESPN2’s Big Monday presented by Bud Light will showcase inter-conference rivalries in the first of three February doubleheaders – Big Ten foes No. 14 Purdue at No. 7 Penn State at 7 p.m. and SEC opponents No. 16 Texas A&M at LSU at 9 p.m.
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network(s)
Thu, Jan 31 6:30 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Central Arkansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 20 Florida State at No. 11 North Carolina ESPN3
Fri, Feb 1 8 p.m. Illinois State at Wichita State ESPN3
Sat, Feb 2 Noon Robert Morris at LIU
John Brickley & Julianne Viani
  12:30 p.m. Elon at Appalachian State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Longwood at Campbell ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 3 Connecticut at St. John’s
Bob Picozzi & LaChina Robinson


BIG EAST Network / ESPN3
Sun, Feb 3 11 a.m. No. 17 Dayton at Richmond
Melissa Lee & Christy Winters Scott
  1 p.m. No. 5 Duke at No. 11 North Carolina
Roy Philpott & LaChina Robinson
  2 p.m. Clemson at No. 20 Florida State ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 13 Georgia at No. 8 Kentucky
Cara Capuano & Nell Fortner


SEC Network / ESPN3
Mon, Feb 4 7 p.m. Big Monday presented by Bud Light (State College, Pa.): No. 14 Purdue at No. 7 Penn State
Beth Mowins & Stephanie White
  9 p.m. Big Monday presented by Bud Light (Baton Rouge, La.): No. 16 Texas A&M at LSU
Pam Ward & Rebecca Lobo

Soccer: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Canada
contact: mac.nwulu@espn.com
ESPN2 will televise the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first international match of the year in advance of the CONCACAF Hexagonal round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying series Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9 p.m. The game against Canada will also be available online on WatchESPN. The match in Houston will be the team’s only international friendly before it travels to face Honduras on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula.  Play-by-play commentator Glenn Davis, analyst Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Mónica González will call the match.  Alexi Lalas will provide halftime commentary.

espnW.com: The Cold List Fuels Winter Training, Brittney Griner Named Player of the Week
contact: Amanda.decastro@espn.com
espnW continues its motivational campaign, the Cold List, encouraging women to achieve their personal fitness goals through the use of shareable tiles on espnW.com. The visual inspiration program consists of 43 images designed to fuel women’s winter training, provide encouragement and connect them with others who share similar goals across several social media platforms. In addition, espnW.com continues naming its national player of the week throughout the women’s college basketball season. Baylor senior center Brittney Griner earns this week’s honor after her performance against No. 24 Iowa State and at home against No. 20 Oklahoma.

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