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Entries in ESPN (18)


TBT Finals are Set

$2 Million at stake. Overseas Elite vs. Team Challenge ALS. 7pm eastern, Thursday, live on ESPN.

Team Challenge ALS – playing to raise money for Pete Frates and the ALS Foundation – upset OSU alumni Scarlet & Gray in double overtime. Austin Daye, Casper Ware and Sean Marshall combined for 61 points in the win. They will take on back-to-back champions Overseas Elite who defeated Syracuse alumni Boeheim’s Army behind 18 points from Errick McCollum II. The championship game tips off Thursday, August 3 at 7PM on ESPN.

Full recaps, box scores and video highlights for today’s games are available at


Arthur the Dog and His Incredible Journey

I don't think you have to be a dog lover to appreiate this piece, but if you are this is a must watch!

I'm not sure what is the most incredible aspect of this piece...



Maui Invitational

The 2015 Maui invitational on ESPN and ESPN2 this week has been "must see" TV with Bill Walton doing the commentary.

So far, Walton has talked about everything. His bike rides, trees, Chris Mullin, and just about everything and anything.

Speaking of Chris Mullin, this little game of horse with Mullin and Mitch Richmond was fun.


Packers, Seahawks Still Super Bowl Favorites

A new NFL season, but many things remain the same including the Packers and Seahawks again tabbed as favorites for the big game.



ESPN Ready for 24-Hour Tip Off Marathon

ESPN will mark the opening of the 2014-15 college basketball season with nearly 29 consecutive hours of men’s and women’s game and studio programming as part of its seventh annual Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish Monday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The Marathon – 22 games and a special edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network – will tip off Monday at 7 p.m. ET with the first telecasts of a women’s doubleheader on ESPN2 and a men’s tripleheader on ESPNU.

Following the women’s telecasts, ESPN2 will televise seven consecutive men’s matchups beginning at 11 p.m. ESPN’s schedule of five straight men’s matchups will begin at noon on Tuesday and conclude with the fourth annual State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader – No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Duke at 7 p.m. followed by No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky at 9 p.m. – from Indianapolis. ESPN will televise a special edition of College GameDay – with analysts Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams joining the show alongside the retuning duo of host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas – from the Champions Classic at 6 p.m.

Every game will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

A complete schedule of games on ESPN platforms for Monday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 19: men’s schedule and women’s schedule.

Game Highlights

  • Four of the top seven – and 13 of the top 25 – teams in the Associated Press preseason men’s poll, highlighted by four games between ranked teams on ESPN.
    • 22 SMU at No. 13 Gonzaga (Monday at 11 p.m.), No. 25 Utah at No. 16 San Diego State (Tuesday at 4 p.m.), No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Duke (Tuesday at 7 p.m.) and No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky (Tuesday at 9 p.m.).
  • ESPN2 will open the Marathon on Monday with a women’s doubleheader matching four teams in the Associated Press preseason poll: two-time defending national champion No. 1 Connecticut will travel to 2014 Final Four participant No. 6 Stanford at 9 p.m., while No. 8 Baylor will face No. 11 Kentucky at 7 p.m. 
  • Twenty-one conferences will be represented: Atlantic Coast Conference, America East, American, Atlantic 10, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, Big South, Big West, Horizon, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern Conference, Southern, Southland, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic.

SportsCenter at the Champions Classic

  • SportsCenter anchors Linda Cohn and David Lloyd will be at the site of the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. On-site coverage will begin with multiple segments in the 9 and 10 a.m. editions of the program on ESPN and continue with the entire 11 a.m. (on ESPN) and 1 and 2 p.m. (on ESPN2) shows originating from the site.

2014 Tip-Off Marathon Presented by Dish on ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU (Nov. 17-18)

Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Network
Mon, Nov 17 7 p.m. No. 8 Baylor at No. 11 Kentucky (women’s)
Beth Mowins & Carolyn Peck
    Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Florida
Mark Jones & Stan Heath
  9 p.m. No. 1 Connecticut at No. 6 Stanford (women’s)
Dave O’Brien & Doris Burke
    Western Carolina at Alabama
Dave Neal & Darrin Horn
SEC Network
    Georgia State at No. 14 Iowa State
Clay Matvick & Reid Gettys
  11 p.m. No. 22 SMU at No. 13 Gonzaga
Dave Flemming & Fran Fraschilla
    Progressive Legends Classic: Regional Round: Detroit at Oregon
Steve Quis & Corey Williams
Tues, Nov 18 1 a.m. Auburn at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
  3 a.m. New Mexico State at Saint Mary’s
Mark Neely & Jon Crispin
  5 a.m. High Point at Hawaii
Kanoa Leahey & Stephen Howard
  7 a.m. Iona at Wofford
Roy Philpott & Craig Robinson
  9 a.m. Northern Iowa at Stephen F. Austin
Adam Amin & Jeff Van Gundy
  11 a.m. Manhattan at Massachusetts
Sean McDonough & Tim Welsh
  Noon Baylor at South Carolina
John Saunders & Len Elmore
  2 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. Memphis (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Jon Sciambi & Sean Farnham
  4 p.m. No. 25 Utah at No. 16 San Diego State
Dave Pasch & Bill Walton
  6 p.m. College GameDay Covered by State Farm (from Indianapolis) ESPN
    Progressive Legends Classic: Regional Round: Toledo at No. 15 VCU
Tom Hart & Cory Alexander
  7 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic: No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Duke (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale & Andy Katz
    NIT Season Tip-Off: Regional Round: Stony Brook at Georgia
Matt Stewart & Dane Bradshaw
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Marquette at No. 20 Ohio State
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
  9 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic: No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas & Andy Katz
  9:30 p.m. Texas Tech at LSU
Dave Neal & Mark Adams