ESPN tips off the madness of March as first-year host Kevin Negandhi unveils the 64-team NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field exclusively during the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special beginning tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. continue reading…
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posted by Amanda DeCastro on March 18, 2013 4:00 PM
Selection Monday: NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Bracket unveiled on ESPN tonight; espnW provides extensive coverage
posted by Rachel Siegal on February 13, 2013 3:51 PM
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi will join ESPN’s studio coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, replacing seven-year host Trey Wingo. Negandhi, along with veteran analysts Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck, will be in ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studio for first- and second-round and regional action, as well as on-site in New Orleans for ESPN’s Final Four coverage.
Negandhi, Lawson and Peck will take to the air this Sunday as part of ESPN’s Play 4Kay initiative. On Monday, the trio will move from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios to the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., site of No. 3 Baylor at No. 1 Connecticut (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2), part of Big Monday Presented by Bud Light.
In the Front & Center podcast above, Negandhi talks about his dream of being a SportsCenter anchor; the prospect of playing pick-up basketball with Peck and Lawson; ESPN’s role in the growth of women’s basketball and more.
posted by Gracie Blackburn on April 18, 2012 6:46 PM
With Wednesday’s announcement that legendary University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt has been named Head Coach Emeritus for the Lady Vols, voices from all over the world of sports chimed in with kind words and heartfelt wishes for the women’s basketball pioneer.
ESPN’s relationship with Coach Summitt goes back many years and includes so many of the Hall of Famer’s most memorable moments.
ESPN President John Skipper and others in the ESPN family were quick to put Coach Summitt’s career — and her impact on women’s athletics — into perspective.
“Pat Summitt’s legacy as one of the all-time greatest coaches and leaders in any sport is firmly in place,” Skipper said. “Her impact on women’s basketball, the athletes who played for her and the many lives she continues to inspire with her grace and courage cannot be captured in mere words. We wish her the best.”
posted by Rachel Siegal on April 3, 2012 4:03 PM
DENVER — ESPN’s top analysts got together to dish on all things related to tonight’s NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship title game and other top storylines surrounding the tournament.
Host Trey Wingo, along with analysts Doris Burke, Rebecca Lobo, Kara Lawson and Carolyn Peck, spent an hour talking Notre Dame, Baylor, recapping the National Semifinal games from Sunday and Pat Summitt’s future with Tennessee.
An original episode of ESPNU’s The Experts: NCAA Women’s Championship Special will air at 5 p.m. ET, prior to the College Basketball Live: Women’s Championship Special at 6 p.m., also on ESPNU.
Then switch over to ESPN or ESPN3 for the NCAA Women’s Championship Special Presented by Capital One — an hour-long preview special, also hosted by Wingo, Lawson and Peck, from the Pepsi Center at 7:30 p.m.
At 8:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3, the 2012 NCAA National Championship title game will pit Baylor against 2011 national runner-up Notre Dame. Dave O’Brien will have the play-by-play call with Burke, and Lobo will work as an on-court analyst, as well as conducting on-court interviews with players and coaches, along with Holly Rowe.
In addition, ESPN will feature additional content across its platforms, including SportsCenter, espnW, ESPN.com, ESPNEWS, WatchESPN and ESPN International.
Doris Burke on Baylor’s pressure as an undefeated team continue reading…
posted by Michelle London on March 27, 2012 1:28 PM
Tonight on ESPN and ESPN3, the remaining two slots for the 2012 Women’s Final Four in Denver will be filled. At 7 p.m. ET, Connecticut meets Kentucky in the Kingston (R.I.) Region Final. At approximately 9 p.m., Notre Dame plays Maryland in the Raleigh (N.C.) Regional Final.
The winners tonight will join Baylor (Des Moines Regional Champion) and Stanford (Fresno) to complete the field for the Women’s Final Four, which ESPN will air April 1 and 3 from Denver.
Front Row asked Peck and Lawson for their perspectives on the tournament, their ESPN careers and more.
What’s it like being among the more prominent faces of women’s college basketball on ESPN?
Peck: I feel like it’s an honor to carry the torch for women’s basketball. [ESPN] is the main source people come to and whether they like it or not, they listen to our opinions on air and that makes it fun.
Lawson: We’re a part of women’s college basketball, [we] played it, and Carolyn’s obviously been successful coaching it. It’s nice in that I played, was covered by ESPN and looked forward to games being on television. Now I get the chance to meet the players and showcase them to the rest of the country, while showing how far the women’s game has come. To me, it’s a great privilege to be a part of a sport that’s grown so much in the last 25 years.
Since you’ve been at ESPN, what’s been your most memorable moment so far? continue reading…