posted by Mac Nwulu on March 26, 2013 4:28 PM
ESPN’s Alejandro Moreno (Rich Arden/ESPN Images)
Barely two months removed from his retirement as a professional soccer player, Alejandro Moreno will be in the TV booth to call one the biggest matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.
Moreno, Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman will share a rare three-person booth for the Mexico-USA match, live from Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca (ESPN, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.). continue reading…
posted by Mac Nwulu on March 25, 2013 9:34 AM
Front Row knows you have better things to do all weekend than check your social media feeds, so we do it for you.
Here, from the ESPN PR universe, are some of the Tweets, posts and other commentary you may have missed.
You can thank us later!
posted by Stephen McDonald on March 22, 2013 8:00 AM
Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central Mailbag. Remember, if you have an ESPN-related question, follow us @ESPN_FanCentral and use #FanCentralMB to tweet your questions. Also, be sure to “like” our Fan Central Facebook page. You can also e-mail questions to FanCentral@espn.com.
To tip-off this edition of the mailbag, we want to provide you with a complete guide to ESPN’s exclusive coverage of all 63 games of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, which starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on February 15, 2013 10:55 AM
Wright Thompson’s profile of Michael Jordan is available on ESPN.com and will appear in ESPN The Magazine.
In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday this Sunday, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com senior writer Wright Thompson chronicles Jordan’s journey as he reaches the milestone birthday.
The feature appears both on ESPN.com and in The Mag, occupying 10 pages in the publication’s upcoming “Analytics Issue” on newsstands Friday, Feb. 22.
Front Row asked Thompson to reflect on his experience with Jordan.
How did you arrange for the access and how much time did you spend with him?
I started writing letters and talking about the idea to his people; they were intrigued in the beginning, and over a period of months, some comfort developed and I think they decided to say yes. They weren’t shy at all, and didn’t act like they minded someone seeing what Michael was like up close. It was loose and natural from the beginning.
What surprised you most about MJ? Had you spent any time with him previously? continue reading…
posted by Rachel Margolis on June 11, 2012 1:30 PM
ESPN Classic will air the historic 1973 'Battle of the Sexes' match (June 23, 9 p.m. ET) when tennis legend
Billie Jean King defeated former No. 1-ranked men's tennis player Bobby Riggs.
ESPN’s three-month multiplatform initiative, The Power of IX, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX, will culminate next weekend, June 22-24, with three days of multi-network event coverage and studio shows highlighting women in sports. The special programming effort will encompass more than 170 hours across multiple networks — ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN Classic, Longhorn Network — including a full day of programs on Saturday, June 23.
ESPN vice president of programming and acquisitions Carol Stiff was instrumental in coordinating the weekend. Front Row spoke with her about The Power if IX initiative she helped spearhead from the beginning and next weekend’s programming line-up, which includes a rare airing of the epic Battle of the Sexes: 1973 Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs match (Saturday, July 23, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Classic), which was last seen on television in 2003.
The full schedule can be seen by clicking here.
FR: Can you talk about the decision to have a ‘Women in Sports’ Day across ESPN networks?
CS: It was one of the easiest decisions we ever had to make. I worked on coverage of the 30th and 35th anniversaries, so when brainstorming with a small group of executives about the 40th, we easily determined that dedicating a day of programming made sense. The Power of IX initiative complements ESPN’s wide variety and high profile women’s sport portfolio, our continued commitment to be the industry leader in cross-platform coverage of women’s sports and the growth of espnW.com.
FR: What went into pulling this day of programming together? continue reading…
posted by David Scott on November 8, 2011 10:26 AM
posted by Jay Jay Nesheim on June 15, 2011 11:30 AM
(L-R) NBA star and filmmaker Steve Nash, director/actor Spike Lee and ESPN executive Keith Clinkscales.
When ESPN Films launched 30 for 30 in October 2009 to celebrate the company’s 30th Anniversary, they knew sports fans would be interested in some of the topics.
Few would have expected the huge response from viewers.
In response to the critical and viewer feedback from 30 for 30, ESPN Films set out to create a permanent on-air home for sports documentaries.
Monday, ESPN announced the launch of ESPN Films on Classic that will showcase the power of sports storytelling.
ESPN’s Senior Vice President of Content Development and Enterprises, Keith Clinkscales, weighs in on this new programming strategy and a few other topics in this Fast Break.
FR: It seems that our viewers really connected with ESPN Films’ 30 for 30. How do you plan to keep that momentum going? continue reading…