SportsCenter’s in-depth highlights, next-level stats and investigative reports and features have been pillars of the program’s enduring success. Yet during the biggest news stories, engaging discussion and analysis is often what sets ESPN’s flagship show apart.
“We always strive to have smart discussions and serve the fans with deeper perspective,” said Senior Coordinating Producer Michael Shiffman. continue reading…
This converted conference room will be buzzing with social action during Tuesday’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
College basketball’s season is underway and ESPN’s 24-hour celebration — the fifth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Tuesday, Nov. 13 — kicks off at midnight with West Virginia facing Gonzaga. (See the complete viewers guide and 24 questions for the 24 hours of hoops.)
It’s not quite a national holiday, but a college basketball fan would argue it should be.
A new element to this year’s coverage will deliver even more access points for fans who just can’t get enough of ESPN’s college basketball coverage.
ESPN will create and staff the new “Tip-Off Social Hub” to provide an environment for all college basketball social media activity. Beginning tonight at 11 p.m. ET — one hour before the Mountaineers and Zags begin – ESPN analysts, bloggers, social media producers and executives will assemble in a converted conference room to monitor fan social media activity and contribute to the conversation. continue reading…
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. You also can e-mail them to FanCentral@ESPN.com.
I’m trying to figure out how the scoring is tabulated on Around the Horn. I see scores increase and decrease as a panelist is speaking, but I’m lost as to whom is doing the scoring and how. Thanks! – Michael, Bronx, N.Y.
Michael, it’s only fitting that we start the mailbag with your question since today Around the Horn’s celebrates its 10th anniversary (the show actually debuted Nov. 4, 2002). On ATH, points are awarded to or taken from panelists based on the strength or weakness of their arguments. It’s that simple. The man deciding the points? None other than host Tony Reali, aka, Pardon the Interruption’s Stat Boy, who has hosted ATH since 2004.
Today’s 10th anniversary edition of ATH is on at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. For a little nostalgia, watch this clip of Tony reminiscing about ATH’s premiere episode.
I wanted to know if there is a resource for knowing which of your announcers/personalities will be announcing which games/events on your various channels. As an example, how would I find out which announcers/personalities will be covering this weekend’s college football games? — Archie, Boston, Mass.continue reading…