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BA All-Star Celebrity Game Tips Off Friday; NBA & College Hoops Analysts on The Crossover Wednesday
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The 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles with Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “black-ish”), Jamie Foxx (actor, singer, musician) Bubba Watson (two-time Masters champion), Nick Cannon (actor, recording artist, star of MTV’s Wild’N Out), plus WNBA stars Stefanie Dolson and Candace Parker is Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. ET, exclusively on ESPN. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and Katie Nolan will serve as celebrity coaches for the game from the Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nichols will be joined by Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady and actor Michael B. Jordan to coach “Team Lakers.” Nolan will be joined by NBA legend and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce, as well as actor and recording artist Common to coach “Team Clippers.” Additionally, ESPN NBA commentator Cassidy Hubbarth will return to host the telecast. Hubbarth will be joined by play-by-play voice Mark Jones and a rotating cast of guest analysts, including celebrities and commentators. To view the full celebrity roster, click here. More details of ESPN’s coverage during NBA All-Star will be announced later in the week on ESPN Media Zone.

 The Crossover, which debuted in 2014, returns with basketball doubleheaders on ESPN and ESPN2 on Wednesday, Feb. 14, featuring a mix of NBA and college basketball commentators on the call of each game. On ESPN, tip off begins at 8 p.m. ET with NBA action as the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving host the LA Clippers and DeAndre Jordan. Dick Vitale and Mark Jackson will be the analysts on the call alongside play-by-play announcer Ryan Ruocco and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. The NBA nightcap spotlights the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard at 10:30 p.m. with analysts Bill Walton, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers, and Doris Burke. Also on the call will be Dave Pasch and sideline reporter Cassidy Hubbarth. The college basketball doubleheader begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 with an ACC matchup featuring Virginia Tech and No. 12 Duke. Mark Jones, Basketball Hall of Famer and former assistant coach for Duke (’69-72) Hubie Brown, lead college basketball analyst Jay Bilas and sideline reporter Allison Williams will be the broadcast team. At 9 p.m., Kentucky will take on No. 10 Auburn, with Adam Amin, analysts P.J. Carlesimo and Dan Dakich and sideline reporter Laura Rutledge calling the action.

The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— airs weekdays at 3 p.m. with various NBA analysts/insiders. On Thursday and Friday, the show will extend to an hour and a half, airing from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators Network (s)
Tue, Feb 13 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen, Byron Scott
ESPN
Wed, Feb 14 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Nick DePaula, Andy Bernstein, Baxter Holmes
ESPN
  7 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 9 Duke
Mark Jones, Hubie Brown, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams
ESPN2
  8 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: LA Clippers at Boston Celtics
Ryan Ruocco, Dick Vitale, Mark Jackson, Lisa Salters
ESPN
  9 p.m. No. 24 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn
Adam Amin, P.J. Carlesimo, Dan Dakich, Laura Rutledge
ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton, Doris Burke, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN
Thu, Feb 15 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Paul Pierce, Stephen Jackson, Amin Elhassan, Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Adrian Wojnarowski
ESPN
Fri, Feb 16 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Scottie Pippen, Amin Elhassan, Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Chris Haynes
ESPN
  7 p.m. 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles
Mark Jones, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN

ESPN’s First Take Live in Los Angeles for the NBA All-Star Game
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First Take, ESPN’s weekday morning studio debate show featuring commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman with host Molly Qerim, will air live from ESPN’s Los Angeles studio on Thursday, Feb. 15, and Friday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon ET for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. On Thursday, First Take will welcome NBA star and current free agent Chris Bosh, while on Friday, special guest Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman will join the show at 10:35 a.m. and Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons will join the show at 11:10 a.m.

After First Take capped off 2017 with its most-viewed year ever, the show equaled its highest-rated show ever with a 0.6 household rating twice so far in 2018 on January 2 and February 5 (tied for first with January 10, January 16 and September 4, 2017). First Take also enjoyed a 7% increase in overall viewership in January 2018 over the previous year. Follow First Take on TwitterFacebook or the Podcast for more updates and information.


MLB on ESPN.com: Writers Pose Key Spring Training Questions as Pitchers and Catchers Report
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ESPN.com MLB writers including Jerry Crasnick, Scott Lauber, Buster Olney, Jesse Rogers, David Schoenfield and Eddie Matz will be in Florida and Arizona covering the in-depth stories and breaking news as pitchers and catchers begin reporting. On Wednesday, Crasnick will be covering new Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani’s press conference along with reporter Pedro Gomez.

In addition, many of the key topics will be discussed as the first week of Spring Training begins.

Monday:

  • Crasnick recaps the slow offseason that has yet to end despite Spring Training about to get underway.
  • Lauber examines the 2016 and 2017 Boston Red Sox teams and wonders which traits will appear this year.
  • Dan Szymborski discusses Manny Machado as a shortstop and what that means for potential trades, his value and his chance at being chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame.*

Tuesday:

  • Schoenfield explains what he’s most excited about this season.
  • Lauber lists One Big Thing for each member of the Boston Red Sox pitching rotation.
  • Travis Sawchik examines which teams have the biggest Spring Training questions to answer.*

Wednesday:

  • Schoenfield outlines the player with the most to lose or gain this spring on all 30 teams.
  • Olney looks at the best and worst preseason Vegas over/unders.
  • Craig Edwards discusses which young players teams need to sign now for the long term.*

Thursday:

  • Bradford Doolittle ranks all 30 teams as they head into Spring Training.
  • Keith Law releases his first 2018 draft rankings*

Friday:

  • Schoenfield lists the biggest pitching surprises of 2017 and wonders if they will be repeated in 2018.

Sunday

  • Olney provides his weekly report from around the league.

Also, MLB Intentional Talk will air every weekday this week from 4:30-5 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar.

* Piece available with an ESPN MLB Insider subscription


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Men’s College Basketball: ESPN’s The Crossover with NBA Voices on College Coverage; College GameDay from Kansas Ahead of Big 12 Showdown Between West Virginia and Kansas
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College hoops on Valentine’s Day will feature a mix of prominent NBA and college basketball voices on two games, as part of The Crossover. NBA analyst Hubie Brown will join Mark Jones, Jay Bilas and Allison Williams on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for Virginia Tech at No. 12 Duke (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2), while PJ Carlesimo joins Adam Amin, Dan Dakich and Laura Rutledge as Kentucky visits No. 10 Auburn (9 p.m., ESPN2).

Thursday’s slate includes a Big Ten matchup between No. 6 Purdue and Wisconsin (7 p.m., ESPN), followed by a top-25 matchup as No. 17 Arizona visits Pac-12 rival No 25 Arizona State (9 p.m., ESPN).

College GameDay Covered by State Farm will originate from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., ahead of a Big 12 showdown between No. 20 West Virginia and No. 13 Kansas at 6:15 p.m., with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor on the call.

Additional Schedule Highlights

  • 16 Rhode Island will face St. Bonaventure on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
  • Saturday Showcase (February 17) will feature a number of games across ESPN networks, including Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma (noon, ESPN), No. 21 Texas A&M at Arkansas (4 p.m., ESPN2), No. 7 Texas Tech at Baylor (7:30 p.m., ESPNU), and Oregon at UCLA (10:15 p.m., ESPN)
  • Saturday action on SEC Network includes No. 10 Auburn at South Carolina on Saturday (3:30 p.m.), No. 18 Tennessee at Georgia (6 p.m.) and Ole Miss at Mississippi State (8:30 p.m.)
  • Top-20 matchup between American Athletic opponents, as No. 19 Wichita State faces No. 5 Cincinnati on Sunday, Feb 18 (4 p.m., ESPN)
  • Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank on ESPN: Notre Dame at Miami (February 19, 7 p.m.), followed by No. 23 Oklahoma and No. 13 Kansas (9 p.m.)
  • Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile: 2 Michigan State hosts Illinois on February 20 (7 p.m., ESPN), followed by Kentucky at Arkansas (9 p.m.); matchups on ESPN2 include No. 20 West Virginia at Baylor (7 p.m.), followed by Ole Miss at Missouri (9 p.m.)

 

Date Time (ET) Matchups/Commentators Network
Wed, Feb 14 6 p.m. USF at UCF
Jay Alter, Mark Wise
ESPNEWS
  7 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Duke
Mark Jones, Jay Bilas/Hubie Brown, Allison Williams
ESPN2
  Kansas State at Oklahoma State
Clay Matvick, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
  Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Clemson at Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Oakland at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Detroit at Cleveland State ESPN3
  8 p.m. East Carolina at Tulane
Taylor Zarzour, Julianne Viani
ESPNEWS
  Incarnate Word at Lamar ESPN3
  Illinois State at Bradley ESPN3
  Valparaiso at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Missouri State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  Indiana State at Drake ESPN3
  9 p.m. Kentucky at No. 10 Auburn
Adam Amin, Dan Dakich/PJ Carlesimo, Laura Rutledge
ESPN2
  Memphis at SMU
Anish Shroff, Dino Gaudio
ESPNU
  Georgia at Florida
Mike Morgan, Pat Bradley
SEC Network
  Georgia Tech at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  NC State at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  10 p.m. UC Riverside at  Cal State Northridge ESPN3
  11 p.m. No. 24 Nevada at Boise State
Drew Fellios, Sean Harrington
ESPNU
Thu, Feb 15 6 p.m. Ashland at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at The Citadel ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 6 Purdue at Wisconsin
Jason Benetti, Robbie Humme
ESPN
  Temple at No. 19 Wichita State
Adamn Amin, Mark Adams
ESPN2
  Tulsa at UConn
Mike Couzens, Mark Plansky
ESPNU
  New Hampshire at Vermont ESPN3
  Maine at Hartford ESPN3
  Albany at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Stony Brook at Binghamton ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  NJIT at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Manhattan at Quinnipiac ESPN3
  Marist at Fairfield ESPN3
  UTEP at Charlotte ESPN3
  VMI at Mercer ESPN3
  Chattanooga at Furman ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Appalachian State ESPN3
  Wofford at Western Carolina ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 17 Arizona at No. 25 Arizona State
Dave Pasch, Fran Fraschilla, Molly McGrath
ESPN
  Oregon at USC
Dave Flemming, Corey Williams
ESPN2
  Campbell at Radford
Chuckie Kempf, Paul Biancardi
ESPNU
  Loyola Marymount at No. 9 Gonzaga ESPN3
  10 p.m. BYU at Pepperdine ESPN3
  11 p.m. No. 15 Saint Mary’s at San Francisco
Roxy Bernstein, Caron Butler
ESPNU
  Hawaii at UC Irvine ESPN3
Fri, Feb 16 7 p.m. No. 16 Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure
Mike Corey, Chris Spatola
ESPN2
  Bowling Green at Buffalo
Jim Barbar, Bob Valvano
ESPNU
  Yale at Dartmouth ESPN3
  Canisius at Monmouth ESPN3
  Niagara at Iona ESPN3
  Detroit at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Oakland at Cleveland State ESPN3
  8 p.m. IUPUI at Milwaukee ESPN3
  9 p.m. Georgia State at Georgia Southern
Tom Werme, Barry Booker
ESPN2
  Northern Kentucky at Wright State
Jordan Bernfield, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
  UIC at Green Bay ESPN3
Saturday Showcase presented by 5 Hour ENERGY (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS)
Sat, Feb 17 11 a.m. SMU at UCF
Dave Leno, Mark Wise
ESPNU
  Noon Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale
ESPN
  Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Mike Couzens, Cory Alexander
ESPN2
  1 p.m. Iowa State at Kansas State
Doug Sherman, Bryndon Manzer
ESPNU
  Tiffin at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  Quinnipiac at Fairfield ESPN3
  VMI at The Citadel ESPN3
  2 p.m. Indiana at Iowa
Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich
ESPN
  Missouri at LSU
Beth Mowins, Jimmy Dykes
ESPN2
  Southern Illinois at Indiana State ESPN3
  East Tennessee State at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Furman at Samford ESPN3
  Toledo at Ball State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Memphis at Tulane
Roy Philpott, Tim Welsh
ESPNU
  Jefferson at Caldwell ESPN3
  Spring Arbor at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Fort Wayne at North Dakota State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 10 Auburn at South Carolina
Kevin Fitzgerald, Sean Harrington
SEC Network
  Troy at Appalachian State ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Ohio ESPN3
  4 p.m. Florida at Vanderbilt
Tom Hart, Sean Farnham
ESPN
  No. 21 Texas A&M at Arkansas
Rich Hollenberg, Jon Sundvold
ESPN2
  Notre Dame at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  NC State at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  Nova Southeastern at Barry ESPN3
  Fairleigh Dickinson at St. Francis Brooklyn ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Stetson ESPN3
  BYU at San Diego ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at Mercer ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Omaha at South Dakota ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Nicholls at Central Arkansas ESPN3
  5 p.m. Wofford at Chattanooga ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar ESPN3
  6 p.m. Northern Iowa at Illinois State
Mitch Holthus, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPN2
  No. 18 Tennessee at Georgia
Dave Neal, Barry Booker
SEC Network
  Cal State Northridge at  Cal State Fullerton ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at Jacksonville ESPN3
  6:15 p.m. Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T
No. 20 West Virginia at No. 13 Kansas
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor
ESPN
  7 p.m. Colorado State at Fresno State ESPN3
  Western Kentucky at Rice ESPN3
  NJIT at North Florida ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Saint Peter’s at Marist ESPN3
  UTEP at Old Dominion ESPN3
  Akron at Kent State ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. No. 7 Texas Tech at Baylor
Chuckie Kempf, Reid Gettys
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Oklahoma State at TCU
Lowell Galindo, Lance Blanks
ESPN2
  Little Rock at Arkansas State ESPN3
  Pepperdine at No. 9 Gonzaga ESPN3
  UT Arlington at Louisiana ESPN3
  8:15 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina at Louisville
Mark Neely, Robbie Hummel
ESPN
  8:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State
Mike Morgan, Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  9 p.m. Bradley at Valparaiso ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Yale at Harvard
Will Flemming, Dalen Cuff
ESPNU
  10 p.m. Utah at Washington State
Kanoa Leahey, Corey Williams
ESPN2
  Grand Canyon University at CSU Bakersfield ESPN3
  No. 15 Saint Mary’s at Portland ESPN3
  10:15 p.m. Oregon at UCLA
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
ESPN
Sun, Feb 18 1 p.m. No. 12 Duke at No. 11 Clemson ACC Network Extra
  Albany at UMBC ESPN3
  2 p.m. Hartford at Vermont ESPN3
  Binghamton at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  New Hampshire at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Monmouth at Siena ESPN3
  3 p.m. UConn at East Carolina
Mike Corey, Chris Spatola
ESPNEWS
  South Florida at Tulsa ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 19 Wichita State at No. 5 Cincinnati
Kevin Brown, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN
  Drake at Missouri State
Mitch Holthus, Kyle Macy
ESPNU
  Loyola-Chicago at Evansville ESPN3
  6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida State
Anish Shroff, Cory Alexander
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Stanford at California
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
ESPNU
Mon, Feb 19 7 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank
Miami at Notre Dame
Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams
ESPN
  Howard at North Carolina Central
Doug Sherman, Jason Capel
ESPNU
  Oakland at IUPUI ESPN3
  Miami at Notre Dame ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Cleveland State at Wright State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Detroit at UIC ESPN3
  9 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 23 Oklahoma at No. 13 Kansas
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  Alcorn State at Alabama State
Dave LaMont, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
Tue, Feb 20 7 p.m. Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Illinois at No. 2 Michigan State
Dave Flemming, Fran Fraschilla, Molly McGrath
ESPN or ESPN2
  Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
No. 20 West Virginia at Baylor
Bob Wischusen, Tom Crean
ESPN or ESPN2
Mississippi State at No. 21 Texas A&M
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
SEC Network
  Boston College at NC State ACC Network Extra
  VMI at Furman ESPN3
  UNC Greensboro at Wofford ESPN3
  The Citadel at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Western Carolina at Mercer ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Ball State ESPN3
  Buffalo at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Akron at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Toledo at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Kent State at Ohio ESPN3
  9 p.m. Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Kentucky at Arkansas
Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham, Laura Rutledge
ESPN or ESPN2
  Super Tuesday presented by Boost Mobile
Ole Miss at Missouri
Tom Hart, Dalen Cuff
ESPN or ESPN2
  Vanderbilt at LSU
Dave Neal, Daymeon Fishback
SEC Network
  Saint Louis at Dayton
Matt Schick, Dino Gaudio
ESPNU

 


Women’s College Basketball: 15 Ranked Teams across ESPN Networks; Play4Kay Begins Sunday
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Fifteen ranked teams will play across ESPN networks this week, starting with No. 6 Texas hosting Texas Tech for a Big 12 matchup (Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. ET, Longhorn Network). Action continues Thursday, Feb. 15, as Alabama takes on No. 11 Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network, followed by No. 2 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt (8:30 p.m.). A number of matchups will also be available on ACC Network Extra, including No. 5 Notre Dame at Virginia, No. 18 Duke at Syracuse, No. 4 Louisville at Boston College and Clemson at No. 12 Florida State.

 Play4Kay on Sunday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 19, has daylong programming on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The annual event raises funds and awareness for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, an organization that has committed itself to women’s cancer research initiatives. In partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards grants that support women’s cancer research across the country each year. Play4Kay brings coaches, players and universities together to celebrate the life of the late NC State head coach Kay Yow, who battled breast cancer.

Big Monday will feature a tripleheader on ESPN2, as No. 12 Florida State faces No. 18 Duke (6 p.m.). Action continues with No. 3 Baylor at No. 6 Texas (8 p.m.) with the final NCAA Selection Committee’s Top 16 seed reveal taking place during halftime of this matchup, and concludes with a Pac 12 matchup between No. 7 UCLA and Oregon (10:15 p.m.).

 

Date Time (ET) Matchups/Commentators Network
Wed, Feb 14 11 a.m. Hartford at New Hampshire ESPN3
  7 p.m. Memphis at East Carolina ESPN3
  UMass Lowell at Maine ESPN3
  UMBC at Stony Brook ESPN3
  Vermont at Binghamton ESPN3
  Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion ESPN3
  Central Michigan at Buffalo ESPN3
  Ohio at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Nicholls at Sam Houston State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas
Alex Loeb, Nell Fortner, Tyler Denning
Longhorn Network
  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Temple at Wichita State ESPN3
Thu, Feb 15 5 p.m. SIUE at UT Martin
Cara Capuano, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPNU
South Alabama at Appalachian State ESPN3
  Mercer at Western Carolina ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Alabama at No. 11 Tennessee
Paul Sunderland, Debbie Antonelli
SEC Network
  Furman at Chattanooga ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  No. 18 Duke at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  No. 4 Louisville at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  North Carolina at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at Miami ACC Network Extra
  Virginia Tech at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  No. 13 Missouri at Auburn SEC Network +
  No. 8 South Carolina at No. 20 Georgia SEC Network +
  Arkansas at Kentucky SEC Network +
  No. 19 Green Bay at Cleveland State ESPN3
  IUPUI at Oakland ESPN3
  UIC at Detroit ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Samford at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  8 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU SEC Network +
  Florida at No. 17 Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Ashland at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. No. 2 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
SEC Network
  9 p.m. Utah Valley at New Mexico State ESPN3
Fri, Feb 16 6 p.m. Harvard at Brown ESPN3
  7 p.m. Monmouth at Canisius ESPN3
  8 p.m. Missouri State at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Indiana State at Illinois State ESPN3
  Evansville at Bradley ESPN3
  Drake at Northern Iowa ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Valparaiso ESPN3
Sat, Feb 17 1 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis Brooklyn ESPN3
  Stony Brook at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Stetson ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at Jacksonville ESPN3
  Spring Arbor at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Troy at Appalachian State ESPN3
  Jefferson at Caldwell ESPN3
  Manhattan at Iona ESPN3
  No. 19 Green Bay at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Milwaukee at Cleveland State ESPN3
  IUPUI at Detroit ESPN3
  Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Akron at Buffalo ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Ohio ESPN3
  2 p.m. UMBC at Albany ESPN3
  Vermont at Hartford ESPN3
  NJIT at North Florida ESPN3
  Oral Roberts at South Dakota ESPN3
  Nova Southeastern at Barry ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Wright State ESPN3
  Wofford at Chattanooga ESPN3
  Furman at East Tennessee State ESPN3
  Ball State at Northern Illinois ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Toledo ESPN3
  Nicholls at Central Arkansas ESPN3
  3 p.m. Tiffin at Grand Valley State ESPN3
  Rice at Middle Tennessee ESPN3
  UIC at Oakland ESPN3
  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Lamar ESPN3
  4 p.m. UMass Lowell at Binghamton ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Little Rock at Arkansas State ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Samford at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Miami (Ohio) at Kent State ESPN3
  5 p.m. UT Arlington at Louisiana ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3
  6 p.m. Harvard at Yale ESPN3
  6 p.m. UNC Asheville at Liberty ESPN3
Sun, Feb 18 Noon Play4Kay
Wake Forest at NC State
Eric Frede, Debbie Antonelli
ESPNU
  12:30 p.m. Miami at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  1 p.m. Play4Kay
Purdue at No. 16 Ohio State
Tiffany Greene, LaChina Robinson
ESPN2
  Vanderbilt at Florida
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  No. 5 Notre Dame at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  2 p.m. Play4Kay
No. 11 Tennessee at No. 13 Missouri
Paul Sunderland, Christy Thomaskutty
ESPNU
  Clemson at Virginia Tech ACC Network Extra
  Rider at Canisius ESPN3
  Quinnipiac at Marist ESPN3
  Southern Illinois at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
  Loyola-Chicago at Southern Illinois ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. No. 4 Louisville at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
  3 p.m. Play4Kay
Tulane at Memphis
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN2
  Kentucky at No. 8 South Carolina
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
SEC Network
  LSU at Arkansas SEC Network +
  Seattle at New Mexico State ESPN3
  Indiana State at Bradley ESPN3
  Evansville at Illinois State ESPN3
  4 p.m. Missouri State at Valparaiso ESPN3
  5 p.m. Play4Kay
No. 17 Texas A&M at No. 2 Mississippi State
Courtney Lyle, Steffi Sorensen
ESPN2
  Auburn at Alabama
Melissa Lee, Amanda Butler
SEC Network
Mon, Feb 19 5 p.m. No. 19 Green Bay at UIC ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Wright State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: Play4Kay
No. 12 Florida State at No. 18 Duke
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors, Courtney Lyle
ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 20 Georgia at Ole Miss
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  Syracuse at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Sacred Heart at Robert Morris ESPN3
  Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast ESPN3
  Lipscomb at Stetson ESPN3
  NJIT at Jacksonville ESPN3
  South Carolina Upstate at North Florida ESPN3
  Oakland at Detroit ESPN3
  Milwaukee at IUPUI ESPN3
  8 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: Play4Kay
No. 3 Baylor at No. 6 Texas
Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli
ESPN2
  10 p.m. Big Monday presented by Jos. A. Bank: Play4Kay
No. 7 UCLA at Oregon
Adam Amin, Kara Lawson/Rebecca Lobo
ESPN2
Tue, Feb 20 7 p.m. Marist at Iona ESPN3
8 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas State ESPN3

 


College Lacrosse: No. 3 Denver Faces No. 1 Duke Friday on ESPNU
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College lacrosse coverage continues with a top-5 matchup between No. 3 Denver and No. 1 Duke on Friday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will call the action from Durham, N.C.
On Saturday, Feb. 17, two men’s games are available on ACC Network Extra – Lehigh at No. 14 UNC (noon), and a top-10 matchup between No. 4 Albany and No. 7 Syracuse (2 p.m.).

Four ranked women’s teams will play on ACC Network Extra this weekend. No. 18 Duke hosts Campbell on Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., Elon visits No. 15 Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 17 (1 p.m.), and two matchups on Sunday, Feb. 18, with No. 9 Northwestern facing No. 18 Duke and Liberty taking on No. 7 UNC, both at noon.
Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Fri, Feb 16 5 p.m. No. 3 Denver at No. 1 Duke
Anish Shroff, Quint Kessenich/Paul Carcaterra
ESPNU
Sat, Feb 17 Noon Lehigh at No. 14 UNC ACC Network Extra
2 p.m. No. 4 Albany at No. 7 Syracuse ACC Network Extra

 

Women’s Lacrosse Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Feb 14 3 p.m. Wagner at Iona ESPN3
Fri, Feb 16 2 p.m. Campbell at No. 18 Duke ACC Network Extra
Sat, Feb 17 1 p.m. Denver at Louisville ACC Network Extra
Elon at No. 15 Virginia ACC Network Extra
Sun, Feb 18 Noon No. 9 Northwestern at No. 18 Duke ACC Network Extra
Liberty at No. 7 UNC ACC Network Extra

 


OTHER SPORTS & SHOWS
E:60 Profiles Lindsey Vonn and the First Bobsled Team from Africa
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Sunday’s E:60 will tell the inspiring stories of some of the fiercest female athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (9 a.m. ET, ESPN). Reporter Wayne Drehs sits down with two-time Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn who opens up about her struggles and successes, her high-profile relationship with Tiger Woods, dealing with depression and the road to Pyeongchang.
Also, E:60 reporter Sam Borden will tell the uplifting story of the three women who will represent Nigeria in the 2018 Winter Olympics for the first time in the country’s history. These women raised their own funds, built their own bobsled and punched a ticket to compete on the largest scale in a sport they once knew nothing about.

 


SC Featured Previews Daytona 500 with Bubba Wallace Profile
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On Sunday, Feb. 18, NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, will be run at Daytona International Speedway, and competing in the race will be Bubba Wallace. As Ryan McGee reports for SC Featured, Wallace will become the first fulltime African-American NASCAR Cup Series driver since Wendell Scott in 1971 as he drives his first full season for the legendary Richard Petty. The feature will have an early debut in the 1 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter on Sunday, Feb. 18, and will re-air in other editions of the program later in the day.

 


ESPN Deportes: UEFA Champions League Knockout Rounds; Four Liga MX Matches; and More
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The knockout phase of the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League season begins on ESPN Deportes today (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. with Juventus F.C. vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C., and continues Wednesday, Feb. 14, with Champions League cup holders Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain at 2:30 p.m. All UEFA Champions League matches will air on ESPN Deportes Radio beginning at 2 p.m., and will be streamed live on the ESPN App. Coverage of the matches on television will include a 90-minute La Previa UEFA Champions League show at 1 p.m.

ESPN Deportes will also televise four Liga MX matches this week highlighted by Saturday’s contest featuring former U.S. Men’s National Team star Landon Donovan and Club León vs. Queretaro at Estadio León in the Mexican city of León. Schedule:

 

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Tue, Feb 13 11:45 a.m. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. CSKA Moscow (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
  2:30 p.m. Juventus vs. Tottenham Hotspur (UEFA Champions League) ESPN Deportes
Wed, Feb 14 2:30 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain (UEFA Champions League) ESPN Deportes
  7:30 p.m. Queretaro vs. Chivas de Guadalajara (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
  9:55 p.m. Pachuca vs. Xolos de Tijuana (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
Thu, Feb 15 12:45 p.m. Ostersunds vs. Arsenal (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes
  12:45 p.m. Nice vs. Lokomotiv Moscow (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
  12:45 p.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. Atalanta (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
  2:55 p.m. Copenhagen vs. Atletico Madrid (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes
  2:55 p.m. Celtic vs. FC Zenit (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
  2:55 p.m. Fotbal Club FCSB vs. Lazio (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
  2:55 p.m. Olympic Lyonnais vs. Villarreal (UEFA Europa League) ESPN Deportes+
Sat, Feb 17 9:55 a.m. Queens Park Rangers vs. Bolton Wanderers (FL) ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Club Leon vs. Queretaro (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
  9:55 p.m. Necaxa vs. Monterrey (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
Sun, Feb 18 6:55 a.m. Norwich City vs. Ipswich Town (EFL) ESPN3
  11:25 a.m. Leeds United vs. Bristol City (EFL) ESPN3
Mon, Feb 19 2:40 p.m. Blackburn Rovers vs. Bury (EFL) ESPN3

 


World of X Games: Best of X Games Aspen 2018
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On Saturday, February 17 World of X Games on ABC will air Best of X Games Aspen 2018 at 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

The show will provide fans a look back at highlights from the action sports competitions and musical performances at X Games Aspen 2018, including medaled runs, interviews with top athletes and more.

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