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ESPN to Air SportsCenter Special: 2018 NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, 8 p.m. ET

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Two-Hour Program Will Highlight the NFL Regular-Season Schedule Announcement

ESPN will air SportsCenter Special: 2018 NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, April 19, from 8-10 p.m. ET. The two-hour primetime program will coincide with the National Football League’s announcement of the 2018 regular-season schedule – all 256 games. The program will also be streamed live on the ESPN App.

Trey Wingo will host the schedule release special with analyst Darren Woodson, and NFL Insiders Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter. They will breakdown team-by-team schedules, preview ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchups and other primetime games, and offer predictions on the upcoming season. NFL coach and player guests are also expected to be part of the program.

Note: SportsCenter Special: Mel & Todd’s Mock Draft (previously scheduled for Thursday) will move to Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Wendi Nix will host the 90-minute special with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay taking turns making Round 1 selections as if they were GMs of the 32 NFL teams. NFL Insiders Riddick and Schefter will offer insight and analysis on the picks. Additionally, Kiper and McShay’s selections for Rounds 2 and 3 will be available on ESPN.com following the show.

Upcoming SportsCenter Special NFL shows on ESPN:

Date Date (ET) Programs Network
Thu, Apr 19 8 p.m. SportsCenter Special presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses: 2018 NFL Schedule Release ESPN
Fri, Apr 20 6:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses: Mel & Todd’s Mock Draft ESPN2

* The SportsCenter Special shows will also be streamed live on the ESPN App

ESPN.com coverage of the NFL schedule release will also include:

  • Analysis of all 32 team schedules
  • ESPN’s NFL Nation will predict all 256 regular-season games
  • National NFL writer Kevin Seifert will highlight the winners and losers of the 2018 NFL schedule

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