It's not all about LeBron James and Brett Favre at ESPN — at least not next week. The sports giant is rolling out a series of Veterans Day-related programming to honor veterans and troops and to celebrate the link between the military and sports.
"America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans" begins with Saturday's College GameDay (Nov. 6, 9am/8c, ESPNU and 10am/9c, ESPN), which will feature a profile of Indiana University defensive end Kevin Bush, who returned to college football after serving two and half years in the U.S. Army, including a stint in Iraq.
At Monday's Sports Emmys, HBO led all networks, taking eight trophies. Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel was honored along with its Ghosts of Flatbush documentary and the network's boxing coverage.ESPN scored seven total Emmys (including three for ESPN.com) and Fox picked up five Emmys. CBS and NBC won three statues apiece.It was a big night for NBC's football coverage. Sunday Night Football's Al Michaels won best play-by-play honors and his boothmate John Madden took top analyst honors. Football Night in America co-host Cris Collinsworth was named best studio analyst. James Brown won best studio host for CBS' The NFL Today.Other Emmys went to Fox's Fiesta Bowl coverage along with NASCAR on Fox. ESPN's College GameDay won best weekly studio show, and TNT's Inside the NBA snared the Emmy for best daily studio show. J.R. Whalen
Break out the Spirit Meter and don the head of your schools mascot, because ESPNs College GameDay celebrates its 150th remote edition tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 am/ET).Host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit will be broadcasting from Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Williams College hosts Amherst College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference rivalry. Its the first time the college-football traveling "studio" show will broadcast from a Division III school.Were always looking for unique sites, says ESPN spokesman Mike Humes. We go to sites with compelling storylines, and this rivalry is one of the best. Saturday's game marks the 122nd time the two schools have met on the football field.Remote editions of College GameDay began on Nov. 13, 1993, in South Bend, Indiana, when No. 1 Florida State visited No. 2 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish defeated the Seminoles 31-24. The University of Florida has...
The 2007 college football season kicks off this weekend, and College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit is ready to hit the ground running. Since joining ESPN in 1995, Herbstreit has become one of the network's foremost gridiron commentators thanks in large part to his work with GameDay cohorts Chris Fowler and Lee Corso. Adding to his playbook, Herbie also took over analyst duties last season for ABC's Saturday Night Football. TVGuide.com spoke with the Centerville, Ohio, native as he prepped for GameDay's opening broadcast, airing Saturday at 10am/ET, from Blacksburg, Virginia.
TVGuide.com: Between GameDay and the ABC Saturday Night broadcasts, you're a pretty busy guy. Give me an idea of what your standard autumn weekend is like.Kirk Herbstreit: It really goes