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UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Ex-Patriot, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi recovering after 2nd stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital after suffering a second stroke. His family says in a statement that the 46-year-old …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley has announced his retirement after 40 years with ESPN; Ley was the network’s longest-tenured anchor


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL, which will have a franchise in Seattle, reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced …


ESPN the Magazine will cease print edition

ESPN the Magazine – at least the print version – will be canceled. ESPN announced an internal reorganization Tuesday under senior vice president of content Rob King, part of which …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Larry Stone: Alex Rodriguez, back with ESPN, reflects on leaving Seattle

As former Mariners star Alex Rodriguez flew into Seattle on Wednesday, he gave his two daughters, who have accompanied him on the trip, a quick tutorial on the city’s entrepreneurial …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket rollout

ESPN’s mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket on Monday night was frustrating to coaches and players who didn’t get a chance to celebrate their big moment.


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …


Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Sports letters: ESPN needs to say ‘goodbye’ to Bill Walton

Why does ESPN continue to assign Bill Walton to cover college basketball?


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Couch Slouch: More facts to ponder while watching sports on TV

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

ABC to join ESPN, NFL Network in broadcasting NFL draft

ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in ESPN game

Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

For this Washington State alum, it’s a long road to GameDay

It was almost midnight on Saturday in Virginia when the text message flashed across Travis Crawford’s screen. It was concise – just seven words – and an order from longtime …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

ESPN College GameDay making trip to Pullman for Washington State game against Oregon

ESPN College GameDay announced Saturday night on Twitter that the weekly college football program will make its first trip to the Palouse for the Oct. 20 game between the 17th-ranked …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

ESPN to air College GameDay feature on tragic bond between Ivan Maisel, family of ex-Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The emotionally charged segment will air during Saturday’s show, which runs from 6-9 a.m. PDT on ESPN’s primary network and can also be viewed on the web at WatchESPN.com.


ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla: Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks are nation’s best teams

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla called the Bulldogs and the Kansas Jayhawks the top teams in college basketball in a recent interview with FloHoops.


Duke basketball to appear in all-access show this fall

Duke’s basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show this fall. The eight-episode series titled “Earn Everything” will document the Blue Devils as they prepare for the season …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

AP source: Cowboys’ Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN

A person with knowledge of the decision said tight end Jason Witten informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday that he was retiring, choosing a role as lead analyst on …


ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ‘MNF’

ESPN is reporting that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join the network as the lead analyst for its Monday night football telecast. …


Zags ranked sixth in ESPN’s ‘Way Too Early’ men’s basketball poll

It seems logical that fans of every college team, with the exception of those who favor Villanova, are saying “wait ’til next year.” Well, why wait? Gonzaga fans can get …


ESPN’s Hill leaving her job at ‘Sportscenter’

ESPN says outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary.


ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely

An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications …


McNabb, Davis out at ESPN after sex misconduct investigation

Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network.


Couch Slouch: Longing for good old days before TV, talking heads

Couch Slouch: As we enter 2018, Couch Slouch wishes it were 1918. Not so we could be at war with the world again, not so Jim Crow laws could rule …


Stuart Evey, credited with helping to launch ESPN, dies at 84 in Spokane

The family obituary said, “after negotiating the sale of ESPN in 1984, Stu went on to lending his expertise and name to multiple startups, never quite able to retire.”


ESPN chief John Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem

John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.


ESPN eliminating 150 production, tech jobs in latest cuts

ESPN is eliminating 150 production and technical employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.