Stories tagged: ESPN
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill: ‘I deserved that suspension’
Jemele Hill will return from her ESPN suspension on Monday, a little more than two weeks after the network sanctioned her for suggesting that NFL fans could boycott advertisers and …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
Jemele Hill suspended two weeks by ESPN after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
ESPN suspended “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks on Monday, the network announced, after Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines over the weekend.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
ESPN’s annual tip-off marathon won’t happen this season
There will be no 24-hour basketball marathon on ESPN to mark the start of the college season this year.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 conference games to air on ESPN channels
Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 WCC men’s basketball games will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks. The Zags’ remaining eight conference matchups will be available on Root and either KHQ, …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Christine Flowers: Liberal views intercepting sports
The implication was unmistakable: Black athletes who don’t disrespect the flag or the national anthem are Uncle Toms, while people like Kaepernick are heroic. I don’t know about you, but …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Trump demands apology from ESPN for anchor’s tweets
President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Gonzaga to play 16 times on ESPN networks this season
The West Coast Conference announced that at least 36 men’s basketball games involving WCC schools will air nationally on ESPN Networks this season, including the 2018 WCC Championship in Las …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
White House: ESPN could justify firing Hill for Trump tweets
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Lost cause doesn’t merit statue obsession
Why should public lands play host to marble, granite and bronze images of men who tried to destroy our relatively new nation?
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
ESPN to tell 150-year history of college football during ‘19
ESPN has announced a yearlong project to tell the history of college football. It’s a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the sport. It starts in January 2019 and wraps …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports
Media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced a move to bolster its subscription and streaming empire as it plans to end its relationship with Netflix and ramp …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Michelle Obama to posthumously honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver
ESPN has chosen Michelle Obama to help posthumously honor Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The former first lady is presenting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Shriver’s son, Timothy …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Are you ready? Hank Williams Jr. returning to ESPN’s Monday Night Football
Hank Williams Jr. is bringing his rowdy friends back to “Monday Night Football” six years after ESPN dropped the country singer for his comments about President Barack Obama.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
ESPN re-signs Heisman winner Desmond Howard to be part of “GameDay”
ESPN has re-signed Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard to continue his role on “College GameDay.”
Mon., May 22, 2017, 8 p.m.
Dick Vitale signs contract extension with ESPN
ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension with the network through the 2019-20 season.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Jeff Jacobs: Important journalism ends up on cutting room floor at ESPN
Look in the mirror, Sports America. We are not Red Smith. We are Stephen A. Smith. We are aroused by the scream and entertained by the shout. We are not …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Skipper announces latest round of layoffs at ESPN
In a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Spokane shows off for ESPN crews
Spokane put its best foot forward Saturday, showing itself off to ESPN crews in town to capture some community and Zag spirit ahead of Gonzaga University’s Final Four game in …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s rematch moved to 5:15 on ESPN
The Gonzaga men’s basketball game vs. Saint Mary’s in Moraga on Saturday, Feb. 11, has been moved to 5:15 p.m. on ESPN. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Brent Musburger is retiring from sportscasting at age 77
Musburger, who is 77, said he’s leaving active sportscasting to help his family get a sports handicapping business started and to use some of the millions of airline miles he’s …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
College Football Playoff viewership on ESPN bounces back a bit
Viewership for the College Football Playoff has bounced back a bit, with both New Year’s Eve semifinals drawing a bigger television than the games last season.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Mark Cuban: Dispute with ESPN rooted in automated content
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says his decision to revoke the credentials of two ESPN writers who cover his team was driven partly by concern that automated game reports could …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Curt Schilling reportedly will join Breitbart with an online radio show
Six months after he was fired by ESPN for sharing controversial takes on social and political topics, Curt Schilling reportedly is joining Breitbart, getting a national outlet as he edges …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
TV schedule released for Gonzaga men’s basketball
The Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s complete television schedule, with available game times, has been released.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
John McEnroe says he won’t work with Milos Raonic during U.S. Open
John McEnroe says he won’t work with Milos Raonic during the U.S. Open “for Milos’ sake, for ESPN and my sake.”
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
ESPN’s Rod Gilmore has blood cancer
ESPN college football analyst Rod Gilmore says he has been diagnosed with blood cancer, but the “prognosis is good.” And he hinted that he will be working the opening week …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61
John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Versatile ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61
ESPN sportscaster John Saunders, who has hosted “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.