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ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Matt Ryan Leads Falcons Against Russell Wilson and Seahawks
contacts: bill.hofheimer@espn.com , mac.nwulu@espn.com , allison.r.stoneberg@espn.com
2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will face Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of last year’s NFC divisional playoff game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Nov. 20, 8:15 p.m. ET). The MNF commentator team of play-by-play voice Sean McDonough, analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the action from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks (6-3) have won their last 11 MNF games. Both teams are vying for the playoffs in the NFC.

MNF will also be streamed live on the ESPN App and televised in Spanish on ESPN Deportes with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe.

Prior to Falcons-Seahawks, Suzy Kolber will host the MNF pregame show Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) with NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. Kolber will also be joined by insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter, senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry and the MNF commentator team. Features from ESPN’s Michelle Beisner-Buck and Chris Berman will also be a part of Countdown.

ESPN NFL shows leading into the week 11 NFL games:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Sun, Nov 19 4 and 6:30 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN
  10 a.m. Sunday NFL Countdown ESPN
  10 a.m. Fantasy Football Now ESPN2
Mon, Nov 20 1:30 p.m. NFL PrimeTime ESPN
  2:30 p.m. The Fantasy Show ESPN
  3 p.m. NFL Live ESPN
  6 p.m. Monday Night Countdown ESPN

 


ESPN NBA Doubleheaders This Week: Cavaliers-Hornets and Sixers-Lakers, Thunder-Spurs and Pelicans-Nuggets
contacts: ben.cafardo@espn.com; gianina.thompson@espn.com
NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm on ESPN will have a doubleheader November 15 beginning with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James visiting the Charlotte Hornets and Kemba Walker at 8 p.m. ET. Mark Jones, analyst Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth will call the action. At 10:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie standout Lonzo Ball will host the Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid. Dave Pasch and analyst Mark Jackson will provide commentary.

On Friday, Nov. 17, the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook on ESPN at 8 p.m. with Mike Breen and analyst Doris Burke. At 10:30 p.m., the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis visit the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic. Ryan Ruocco and Basketball Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown will call the action.

NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew will air ahead of both doubleheaders at 7 p.m. with host Michelle Beadle and analysts Jalen Rose (only Wed.), Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce and Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady (only Wed.)

The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— airs weekdays at 3 p.m. with various NBA analysts/insiders.

Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators Network (s)
Tue, Nov 14 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Byron Scott, Jackie MacMullan
ESPN
Wed, Nov 15 3 p.m. The Jump
Amin Elhassan, Tracy McGrady, Jackie MacMullan
ESPN
  7 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew
Michelle Beadle, Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce, Tracy McGrady
ESPN
  8 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN
  10:30 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers
Dave Pasch, Mark Jackson
ESPN
Thu, Nov 16 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Paul Pierce
ESPN
Fri, Nov 17 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Amin Elhassan
ESPN
  7 p.m. NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew
Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups, Paul Pierce
ESPN
  8 p.m. NBA Friday presented by State Farm: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
Mike Breen, Doris Burke
ESPN
  10:30 p.m. NBA Friday presented by State Farm: New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets
Ryan Ruocco, Hubie Brown
ESPN

 


MLB on ESPN.com: 2017 Award Predictions; Coverage of General Manager Meetings in Orlando
contacts: ben.cafardo@espn.com; michael.skarka@espn.com
ESPN.com MLB writers Jerry Crasnick and Jesse Rogers will be on site in Orlando today with the latest updates and insights from the MLB General Manager Meetings. Also, Crasnick surveyed 40 MLB front office executives for their thoughts on the upcoming offseason. He will remain in Orlando through Thursday and provide all the key takeaways on ESPN.com.

Before each MLB award is presented this week, ESPN.com experts will make their predictions. Schedule:

Tuesday: Manager of the Year Award
Wednesday: Cy Young Award
Thursday: MVP Award. Also, Dan Szymborski offers award predictions for 2018.*

As next month’s 2017 Baseball Winter Meetings approach, ESPN.com MLB experts continue to break down the key offseason topics and storylines.

Tuesday: Rogers explains why the Chicago Cubs might not make the 2018 MLB Postseason unless they make changes this offseason.
Thursday: David Schoenfield discusses why Joey Votto should move on from the Cincinnati Reds.
Friday: Keith Law outlines the best deals currently available in the free agency.*

MLB Intentional Talk will air Wednesday (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and streaming on the ESPN App) with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar. The duo will discuss the day’s highlights and look ahead at the top offseason stories in the months ahead.

*Piece available with ESPN.com MLB Insider subscription


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College Football Playoff’s Top Contenders Showcased on ESPN’s Networks in Week 12
contact: derek.volner@espn.com
ESPN’s week 12 college football Saturday schedule is packed with College Football Playoff’s top contenders including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. Teams still in the hunt, such as Ohio State and USC, will also be showcased as the schedule enters the stretch run of the regular season. Saturday’s slate begins at noon ET with Alabama, Miami and Auburn all at home across ESPN networks. The Hurricanes, coming off their convincing win over Notre Dame and looking to extend their 14-game winning streak and perfect 2017 season, host Virginia (ABC). Miami has locked up its first ever trip to the ACC Championship game and is a top CFP contender. Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will call the game from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The Auburn Tigers – contenders in the SEC West and CFP race after winning three consecutive games –host Louisiana-Monroe (noon, ESPN2). Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer and Kris Budden will call the game from Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Undefeated Alabama will conclude its home schedule against Mercer (noon, SEC Network). Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The top 5-ranked Clemson Tigers will host The Citadel on Senior Day (12:20 p.m., ACC Network Extra). Saturday’s late afternoon window features Ohio State hosting Illinois (3:30 p.m., ABC) and Oklahoma at Kansas (3:30 p.m., ESPN). The Buckeyes can clinch a berth in the Big Ten Championship game with a win, while the Sooners continue to push toward a Big 12 Championship game appearance. The Buckeyes, coming off a dominant victory against Michigan State, are climbing back into the CFP picture. Oklahoma, after two top-10 victories, is in a prime spot for a CFP berth, while Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will be in Columbus, Ohio, while Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill will be in Lawrence, Kanas.  ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Walmart will feature UCLA at USC in one of college football’s classic rivalries. The Trojans have won three straight games and clinched a berth in the Pac-12 Championship game. The cross-town rival Bruins look to derail any late-season hopes the Trojans have of getting into the CFP race with a victory. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will be at the LA Memorial Coliseum.


Men’s College Basketball: State Farm Champions Classic Features No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Michigan State; Coverage will be Complemented by SpiderCam; College GameDay on site in Chicago; College Football Playoff: Top 25 Rankings Show to Originate from United Center between Games
contact: anna.m.negron@espn.com
ESPN’s State Farm Champions Classic will feature two top-10 matchups tonight – No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Michigan State (7 p.m. ET, ESPN), followed by No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Kansas (9:30 p.m.). Both games will be played at United Center in Chicago. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor will call game 1, while Dick Vitale will serve as the analyst for Kentucky-Kansas. The games mark the first Sonic Blockbuster matchups of the season, featuring the sounds of KYLE.

Coverage will include unique camera angles via SpiderCam, bringing dynamic looks from beyond the baseline and flying into the action.

Rece Davis will host College GameDay covered by State Farm from United Center at 6 p.m. with Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg. The crew will discuss the start of the college basketball season and preview the Classic.

For the third consecutive year, the College Football Playoff: Top 25 rankings show will take place in between the games. Davis will be joined by college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway and Booger McFarland, as they exclusively reveal the selection committee’s new Top 25.

Schedule highlights:

  • Early-season tournaments begin, as part of Feast Week presented by Lowe’s
    • Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach (Nov. 16, 17, 19) tips off Thursday, Nov. 16 with Appalachian State, Boise State, Illinois State, Iowa State, South Carolina, Tulsa, UTEP and Western Michigan (games air across ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3).
    • Gildan Charleston Classic (Nov. 16, 17, 19) with Auburn, Clemson, Dayton, Hofstra, Indiana State, Old Dominion, Ohio and Temple (on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN3)
    • Additional events: 2K Sports Classic, Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Progressive Legends Classic, Hall of Fame Classic
  • ESPN’s schedule features 17 ranked teams: No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Michigan State, No. 4 Kansas, No. 6 Wichita State, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Florida, No. 9 UNC, No. 10 USC, No. 11 Miami, No. 12 Cincinnati, No. 13 Notre Dame, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 17 Gonzaga, No. 18 Louisville, No. 20 Northwestern, No. 23 UCLA and No. 25 Baylor
  • ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra combine to provide fans access to more than 110 matchups via the ESPN app

Complete Weekly Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchups/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 14 7 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Michigan State
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor
ESPN
  High Point at Tennessee SEC Network +
  Sacred Heart at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  Bryant at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Iona at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Liberty at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  George Washington at Florida State ACC Network Extra
  USC – Upstate at Georgia SEC Network +
  Stony Brook at Connecticut ESPN3
  Lafayette at NJIT ESPN3
  Ohio Northern at Toledo ESPN3
  Wright State at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Elon at Furman ESPN3
  Jackson State at Mercer ESPN3
  8 p.m. Lipscomb at Alabama
Dave Neal, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  New Hampshire at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Paul Biancardi
Longhorn Network
  Little Rock at Memphis ESPN3
  Coastal Carolina at Lamar ESPN3
  Delaware at Bradley ESPN3
  Green Bay at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  Franciscan at Youngstown State ESPN3
  UMKC at Kansas State ESPN3
  9 p.m. Howard at No. 17 Gonzaga ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Kansas
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Maria Taylor
ESPN
Wed, Nov 15 6:30 p.m. Southern at Missouri State ESPN3
  7 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Gardner-Webb at UCF ESPN3
  Radford at East Carolina ESPN3
  Navy at Pennsylvania ESPN3
  UNC Pembroke at Wingate ESPN3
  Jacksonville State at Buffalo ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Marist at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  8 p.m. Bucknell at No. 9 North Carolina
Dave Weekley, Marks Adams
ACC Network Extra
  Northwestern State at SMU ESPN3
  South Florida at Stetson ESPN3
  St. Edward’s at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Wartburg at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois ESPN3
Feast Week presented by Lowe’s (Nov. 16 – Nov. 26)
Thu, Nov 16 11:30 a.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach: Quarterfinal #1
Illinois State at South Carolina
Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN2
  Gildan Charleston Classic: Quarterfinal #1
Auburn at Indiana State
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic: Quarterfinal #2
Old Dominion at Temple
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPN3
  Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach: Quarterfinal #2
Boise State at UTEP
Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
  5 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic: Quarterfinal #3
Clemson at Ohio University
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
  5:30 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach: Quarterfinal #3
Iowa State at Appalachian State
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPNU
  7 p.m. North Florida at No. 8 Florida
Clay Matvick, Jon Sundvold
SEC Network
  2K Sports Classic: Semifinal #1
Virginia Tech at Saint Louis
Jon Sciambi, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  Florida A&M at No. 11 Miami (Fla.) ACC Network Extra
  Presbyterian at NC State ACC Network Extra
  Chicago State at No. 13 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  Coppin State at No. 12 Cincinnati ESPN3
  Central Pennsylvania at UMBC ESPN3
  Piedmont College at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  Arkansas State at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Ohio Christian at Kent State ESPN3
  Hiwassee College at Chattanooga ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic: Quarterfinal #4
Dayton at Hofstra
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Samford at LSU SEC Network +
  LeTourneau at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Southeast Missouri State at Evansville ESPN3
  Delaware State at UIC ESPN3
  Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach: Quarterfinal #4
Tulsa at Western Michigan
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPNEWS
  8:30 p.m. Jarvis Christian at Lamar ESPN3
  9 p.m. 2K Sports Classic: Semifinal #2
Providence at Washington
Jon Sciambi, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
Fri, Nov 17 10:30 a.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Consolation Round
Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
  11 a.m. Gildan Charleston Classic Semifinal #1
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPN2
  1 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Semifinal #1
Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN2
  1:30 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic Consolation Round
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPNU
  5 p.m. 2K Sports Classic
Third Place
Jon Sciambi, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Consolation Round
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPNU
  7 p.m. East Tennessee State at No. 7 Kentucky
Matt Stewart, Antonie Walker, Tara Petrolino
SEC Network
  Nebraska-Omaha at No. 18 Louisville ACC Network Extra
  Southern at No. 1 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Georgia State at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Alabama A&M at Alabama SEC Network +
  Central Connecticut State at East Carolina ESPN3
  Yale at Albany ESPN3
  Stony Brook at Ball State ESPN3
  Coppin State at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Gildan Charleston Classic Consolation Round
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPNEWS
  2K Sports Classic
Championship
Jon Sciambi, Sean Farnham
ESPN2
  Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach Semifinal #2
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPNU
  8 p.m. UNC Asheville at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  Fresno State at Arkansas SEC Network +
  UC Santa Barbara at No. 16 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  North Dakota State at Missouri State ESPN3
  South Dakota State at Kansas ESPN3
  Lakeland University at Green Bay ESPN3
  9 p.m. New Mexico at New Mexico State ESPN3
  Concordia – St. Paul at Milwaukee ESPN3
  UC Irvine at Kansas State ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic
Semifinal #2
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
Sat, Nov 18 Noon Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off:
Semifinal #1
Texas Tech at Boston College
John Brickley, Chris Spatola
ESPN3
  Chicago State at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  1 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at Stetson ESPN3
  Presbyterian at VMI ESPN3
  Harvard at Manhattan ESPN3
  2 p.m. William & Mary at UCF ESPN3
  Charleston Southern at South Carolina Upstate ESPN3
  Howard at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Semifinal #2
LaSalle at No. 20 Northwestern
John Brickley, Chris Spatola
ESPN3
  3 p.m. Florida A&M at Mississippi State SEC Network +
  4 p.m. Binghamton at Evansville ESPN3
  Fort Wayne at UIC ESPN3
  5 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Semifinal #1
South Alabama at Maine
ESPN3
  6 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Florida Gulf Coast at Bowling Green ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Florida International at Milwaukee ESPN3
  7 p.m. Texas Southern at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Youngstown State at Canisius ESPN3
  Oakland at Toledo ESPN3
  UT Martin at Akron ESPN3
  Murray State at Wright State ESPN3
  Army at Marist ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Semifinal #2
Sacred Heart at Saint Peter’s
ESPN3
  8 p.m. Lipscomb at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blanks
Longhorn Network
  Arkansas Pine Bluff at SMU ESPN3
  Illinois-Springfield at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  Grambling at South Dakota ESPN3
  9 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at Grand Canyon University ESPN3
  UT Arlington at BYU ESPN3
  10 p.m. Utah State at No. 17 Gonzaga ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Chico State at Humboldt State ESPN3
Sun, Nov 19 11:30 a.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach
7th Place Game
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Third Place Game
ESPN3
  1 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic
7th Place Game
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPN3
  Monmouth at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Georgia SEC Network +
  Cornell at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  2 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  North Florida at Wofford ESPN3
  Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach
5th Place Game
Alvaro Martin, Deb Antonelli
ESPNU
  3 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Third Place Game
John Brickley, Chris Spatola
ESPN2
  Samford at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Mississippi Valley State at Kent State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic
5th Place Game
Kevin Fitzgerald, Mark Plansky
ESPN3
  4 p.m. CSU Bakersfield at Lamar ESPN3
  SE Louisiana at Valparaiso ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Elon at Milwaukee ESPN3
  5 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach
Third Place Game Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPNU
  Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Championship
John Brickley, Chris Spatola
ESPN2
  6 p.m. New Hampshire at No. 8 Florida
Dave Neal, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
  Boston University at UConn ESPN3
  7 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic
Third Place Game
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach
Championship
Rich Hollenberg, LaPhonso Ellis
ESPN2
  8 p.m. No. 10 USC at Vanderbilt
Taylor Zarzour, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Championship
ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Gildan Charleston Classic
Championship
Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
Mon, Nov 20 2:30 p.m. Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Quarterfinal #1
Marquette at VCU
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas
ESPN2
  4:30 p.m. Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Quarterfinal #2
No. 6 Wichita State at California
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas
ESPN2
  7 p.m. Progressive Legends Classic
Semifinal #1
No. 16 Texas A&M at Oklahoma State
Bob Wischusen, Sean Harrington
ESPN2
  Furman at Duke ACC Network Extra
  Oakland at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Cleveland State at East Carolina ESPN3
  Oneonta at Albany ESPN3
  Ave Maria at Stetson ESPN3
  Paine at South Carolina Upstate ESPN3
  Webber International at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Delaware at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  Delaware State at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Tiffin at Wright State ESPN3
  Hall of Fame Classic
Semifinal #1
No. 23 UCLA at Creighton
Clay Matvick, Fran Fraschilla
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Alabama State at Chattanooga ESPN3
  8 p.m. Troy at No. 7 Kentucky
Tom Hart, Jimmy Dykes, Stormy Buonantony
SEC Network
  Emporia State at Missouri SEC Network +
  Wisconsin-Green Bay at Mississippi State SEC Network +
  Northern Arizona at Kansas State ESPN3
  9 p.m. Norfolk State at Grand Canyon University ESPN3
  Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Quarterfinal #3
No. 13 Notre Dame at Chaminade
Kanoa Leahey, Dan Dakich
ESPNU
  9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Classic
Semifinal #2
No. 25 Baylor at Wisconsin
Clay Matvick, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  9:30 p.m. Progressive Legends Classic
Semifinal #2
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Bob Wischusen, Sean Harrington
ESPN3
  11 p.m. Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Quarterfinal #4
Michigan at LSU
Kanoa Leahey, Dan Dakich
ESPNU
  11:30 p.m. No. 9 North Carolina at Stanford
Dave Pasch, Sean Farnham
ESPN2

 


Women’s College Basketball: No. 1 UConn vs. No. 15 Maryland on Sunday, Nov. 19
contact: anna.m.negron@espn.com
ESPN’s women’s college basketball coverage continues with more than 100 matchups across ESPN, Longhorn Network, ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra. Several ranked opponents will play, including No. 11 Oregon at No. 19 Texas A&M (Nov. 16), No. 20 California vs. No.1 UConn (Nov. 17), and No. 1 UConn vs. No. 15 Maryland on Sunday, Nov. 19 (1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Longhorn Network will televise two home games for No. 2 Texas – vs. McNeese State (Nov. 15, Noon) and vs. UTSA (Nov. 17, 8 p.m.).

In all, 12 ranked teams will appear on ESPN networks in week 2 of the 2017-18 season.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Tue, Nov 14 5:15 p.m. Kent State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Toledo at No. 5 Louisville   ACC Network Extra
  Arkansas State at Florida SEC Network +
  Bryant at Maine ESPN3
  Gettysburg at UMBC ESPN3
  Brescia at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Vanderbilt at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Eastern Illinois at Wright State ESPN3
  Holy Cross at Marist ESPN3
  Lehigh at Monmouth ESPN3
  8 p.m. Coppin State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Iowa State at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Creighton at South Dakota ESPN3
  William Woods at Western Illinois ESPN3
Wed, Nov 15 Noon McNeese State at No. 2 Texas
Alex Loeb, Nell Fortner
Longhorn Network
  5 p.m. Columbia at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Stetson ESPN3
  6 p.m. East Tennessee State at Appalachian State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  James Madison at No. 13 Tennessee SEC Network +
  St. Bonaventure at Canisius ESPN3
  Boston University at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Pennsylvania at Binghamton ESPN3
  Presbyterian at South Carolina Upstate ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Ball State ESPN3
  Davidson at Furman ESPN3
  8 p.m. Texas Southern at Kansas ESPN3
  Lincoln (Mo.) at Bradley ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Illinois State ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  North Dakota at South Dakota State ESPN3
  9 p.m. Central Missouri at Missouri State ESPN3
Thu, Nov 16 11 a.m. Notre Dame College at Ohio ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Alabama SEC Network +
  5 p.m. Jackson State at UIC ESPN3
  6 p.m. Radford at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Southwestern Assemblies of God at Lamar ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 4 South Carolina at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Georgia at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Duquesne at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  North Carolina A&T at Auburn SEC Network +
  Maine Fort-Kent at Maine ESPN3
  Fairleigh Dickinson at NJIT ESPN3
  Georgia Southern at Mercer ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Albany at Monmouth ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at No. 19 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Wright State at No. 16 Missouri SEC Network +
  Georgia State at No. 7 Mississippi State SEC Network +
  IU-Kokomo at Valparaiso ESPN3
Fri, Nov 17 Noon Wiley College at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  4 p.m. South Carolina Upstate at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Howard at Vermont ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 17 Florida State at Florida SEC Network +
  No. 20 California at No. 1 UConn ESPN3
  William & Mary at St. John’s ESPN3
  LIU Brooklyn at UMBC ESPN3
  Tennessee Tech at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Indiana State at Green Bay ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Akron ESPN3
  8 p.m. UTSA at No. 2 Texas
Fran Harris, Nell Fortner
Longhorn Network
  UMass at North Dakota State ESPN3
Sat, Nov 18 2 p.m. Hofstra at Hartford ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Western Illinois at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Furman ESPN3
  South Dakota State at Green Bay ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Akron ESPN3
  4 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Manhattan ESPN3
  7 p.m. Lafayette at Pennsylvania ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Chico State at Humboldt State ESPN3
Sun, Nov 19 Noon UCF at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Princeton ESPN3
  Duquesne at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Temple at Iona ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. No. 15 Maryland at No. 1 UConn
Eric Frede, Andy Landers
ESPN
  2 p.m. Monmouth at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Towson at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Temple at Iona ESPN3
  Yale at Kansas ESPN3
  Fordham at Albany ESPN3
  Columbia at Vermont ESPN3
  Davidson at Appalachian State ESPN3
  Canisius at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Georgia at Mercer ESPN3
  Marshall at Cleveland State ESPN3
  3 p.m. South Alabama at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  Southern Miss at No. 7 Mississippi State SEC Network +
  Wofford at No. 4 South Carolina SEC Network +
  SMU at UT Arlington ESPN3
  No. 23 Missouri at Missouri State ESPN3
  Valley City State at North Dakota State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Auburn SEC Network +
  Saint Peter’s at NJIT ESPN3
  Niagara at Oakland ESPN3
Mon, Nov 20 11 a.m. Hartford at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Ball State at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  7 p.m. Wichita State at No. 13 Tennessee SEC Network +
  Florida Atlantic at Indiana State ESPN3
  Ohio Valley at Youngstown State ESPN3
  NC State at Old Dominion ESPN3
  8 p.m. Arkansas at Oral Roberts ESPN3

 


OTHER SPORTS & SHOWS

ESPN Tennis: Nitto ATP Finals Continue This Week
contact: claire.l.duckworth@espn.com; dave.nagle@espn.com
The season-ending Nitto ATP Finals continues from The O2 in London with daily coverage live on ESPN3 and streaming on the ESPN App. ESPN2 and ESPNEWS have coverage starting Thursday, Nov. 16, concluding with the championship live Sunday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

With Rafael Nadal pulling out after a knee injury yesterday after a loss to David Goffin in his opening match, US Open Semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta will be filling in as alternate. However, Nadal has already secured himself as the year-end world No. 1. The tournament is now highlighted by Roger Federer (who defeated American Jack Sock in the opening match) and Sock, who is playing in the season finale for the first time. Other players in the tournament:

Group Pete Sampras

  • No.4 Dominic Thiem
  • No.6 Grigor Dimitrov
  • No.7 David Goffin
  • No.9 Pablo Carreno Busta

Group Boris Becker

  • No.2 Roger Federer
  • No.3 Alexander Zverev
  • No.5 Marin Cilic
  • No.8 Jack Sock
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Tue, Nov 14 1-3 p.m. Doubles Round Robin
Herbert/Mahut vs. Harrison/Venus
ESPN3
3-5 p.m. Singles Round Robin
Federer vs. Zverev
ESPN3
Wed, Nov 15 7-9 a.m. Doubles Round Robin
Kubot/Melo vs. Bryan/Bryan
ESPN3
9-11 a.m. Singles Round Robin
Dimitrov vs. Goffin
ESPN3
1-3 p.m. Doubles Round Robin
Murray/Soares vs. Dodig/Granollers
ESPN3
3-5 p.m. Singles Round Robin
Carreno Busta vs. Thiem
ESPN3
Thu, Nov 16 7-9 a.m. Doubles Round Robin ESPN3
9-11 a.m. Singles Round Robin ESPN3
1-3 p.m. Doubles Round Robin ESPN3
  3-5 p.m. Singles Round Robin ESPN2
Fri, Nov 17 7-9 a.m. Doubles Round Robin ESPN3
  9-11 a.m. Singles Round Robin ESPN3
  12:45-2:45 p.m. Doubles Round Robin ESPN3
  3-5 p.m. Singles Round Robin ESPN2
Sat, Nov 18 7-9 a.m. Doubles Semifinal #1 ESPN3
  9-11 a.m. Singles Semifinal #1 ESPNEWS
  1-3 p.m. Doubles Semifinal #2 ESPN3
  3-5 p.m. Singles Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Sun, Nov 19 6-8 a.m. Singles Semifinal #2 (tape delay) ESPN2
  10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Doubles Championship ESPN3
  1-3 p.m. Singles Championship ESPN2

 


Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qualifying Playoff; International Friendlies; Liga MX and more
contacts: mac.nwulu@espn.com; santa.brito@espn.com
ESPN’s coverage of the final FIFA International Match Week of 2017 concludes with the second leg of the FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff series between Australia and Honduras (Wednesday, 3:55 a.m. ET on ESPN3). The winner will claim the 32nd and final berth to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will carry the international friendly between two powerhouse European teams – Germany vs. France – today at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, ESPN Deportes will televise three Liga MX matches on Saturday.

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
 Tue, Nov 14 1:40 p.m. Russia vs. Spain (International Friendly) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Germany vs. France (International Friendly) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
  2:30 p.m. Austria vs. Uruguay (International Friendly) ESPN3
  2:40 p.m. Belgium vs. Japan (International Friendly) ESPN3
Wed, Nov 15 3:55 a.m. Australia vs. Honduras (World Cup Qualifying – Playoffs) ESPN3
 Fri, Nov 17 2:40 p.m. Preston North End vs. Bolton Wanderers
(English Football League)
ESPN3
 Sat, Nov 18 9:55 a.m. Reading vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
(English Football League)
ESPN3
  12:55 p.m. Fulham FC vs. Derby County (English Football League) ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Queretaro vs. Puma UNAM (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
  7:55 p.m. Leon vs. Chivas de Guadalajara (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
  9:55 p.n. Necaxa vs. Morelia (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
Sun, Nov 19 8:10 a.m. Leeds United vs. Middlesbrough (English Football League) ESPN Deportes

 


ABC to Air Final Round of LPGA Season-Ending Championship
contact: andy.hall@espn.com
ABC will air three live hours of the final round of the final event of the 2017 LPGA Tour season, the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., on Sunday, Nov.19, at 1 p.m. ET. Held at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, the event showcases 72 of the world’s best female players based on a season-long, point-based qualifying format. Last year, Charley Hull captured her first LPGA win with a tournament record 19-under par. Dave Flemming and analyst Judy Rankin will call play with Andy North, Curtis Strange and Bill Kratzert reporting from the course.


30 for 30 Podcasts: “Hoodies Up” Debuts Tuesday
contact: jennifer.christie@espn.com
The next 30 for 30 Podcasts episode, “Hoodies Up,” debuts today in the 30 for 30 Podcasts series podcast feed, on the website, and wherever podcasts are available.

On the night of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. Five weeks later, players from his hometown team, the Miami Heat, took a photo wearing hoodies to protest his killing. The photo spread widely on social media and helped shape the conversation about gun violence, race, and the deaths of young black men. “Hoodies Up” takes listeners behind the scenes of the idea and execution of that photo, how the world reacted and its impact on a nationwide conversation. “Hoodies Up” features interviews with: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Gabrielle Union; Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin; Wesley Morris, New York Times and Bomani Jones, ESPN

“Hoodies Up” is the first of five all-new audio documentaries in season two. One episode will debut every Tuesday from November 14 through December 12. Listen to the trailer and season one episodes now at 30for30podcasts.com. For more information and episode summaries: release.


Golic and Wingo to Host NFL Live Next Tuesday
contact: tara.c.chozet@espn.com Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, co-hosts of ESPN Radio’s new morning drive show Golic and Wingo (debuting Monday, Nov. 27), will appear together on NFL Live next Tuesday, Nov. 21, with Wingo hosting and Golic as a guest analyst. The duo were part of NFL Live’s original cast when the program premiered on July 31, 2003, with Wingo hosting and Golic one of the show’s five rotating analysts. Wingo has hosted the program ever since, while Golic served as an analyst through 2009 before focusing on his ESPN Radio host role. NFL Live airs weekdays (1:30 – 3 p.m. ET) on ESPN.


#ForTheCulture: The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings Update
contacts: mac.nwulu@espn.com or kimberly.jarvis@espn.com
Last month, The Undefeated started to rank the top HBCU bands from the MEAC and SWAC conferences based on musicality, drill design, percussion, auxiliary corps, drum majors and other key factors. The Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats and N.C. A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine have stomped their way to the top spots. Which band will climb the new ranking chart to secure No. 1 this week? Additional information, including bands playing the SportsCenter theme music and more are available at https://theundefeated.com/hbcu/.


World of X Games: WSL Surfing Stop #10 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal
contact: olivia.wilson@espn.com
On Sunday, Nov. 19, World of X Games on ABC will air WSL Surfing Stop #10 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal at 12 p.m. ET. Gabriel Medina defeated Julian Wilson in the Final of the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, claiming back-to-back wins in Europe and putting a rocket under his 2017 World Title chances. Having shot from No. 7 on the Jeep Leaderboard coming into the Europe to No. 2 – and within 3,100 points of Jeep Leader John John Florence – surf fans can now relish the prospect of a four-way men’s World Title showdown at the Billabong Pipe Masters, with Medina as the favorite from among the chasing pack that includes Wilson and Jordy Smith.

 

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