The latest news, highlights and inside information from every corner of the sports world is presented each day on "SportsCenter," ESPN's first-ever program when the network debuted in September of 1979. The flagship series airs an evening edition and a brand new midnight show each weekday before the stage is cleared for a live "SportsCenter" morning block that emphasizes fast-paced, highlights-driven reports and what's new on social media platforms.
After a three-year absence, longtime ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols returns to the network to, among other duties, host a daily program focused on the NBA. The fast-paced, show originates from Los Angeles and features appearances by current and former players. A rotating cast of ESPN analysts, reporters and insiders, including Amin Elhassan, Israel Gutierrez, Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst, provide commentary. Nichols says "The Jump" is a "great big conversation about all the fun, serious, smart, crazy, big-issue, small-smile moments that make the NBA so fascinating."
Since joining ESPN in 2001, Scott Van Pelt has filled a variety of roles, from lead professional golf reporter to co-host of his own ESPN Radio show. Now he's up at midnight and bringing his unique perspective on games people play to "SportsCenter" viewers. The hourlong, late-night show promises to deliver what "SportsCenter" fans are used to -- news and highlights, guests and interviews -- but in a different, fast-paced, progressive way. It's all driven by the host's self-deprecating wit and passion for sports, with featured elements, including Van Pelt's nightly "1 Big Thing" commentary, setting it apart from other "SportsCenter" editions.
The debate is the story in this fast-paced, half-hour series hosted by former Washington Post sportswriters Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. The pair engage in high-energy discussions, conduct interviews and often argue over topics not even related to sports. Other sports reporters appear as guests and offer opinions on the top stories of the day.
ESPN ventures into a crowded morning TV landscape, hoping sports fans get up and start their days with the Worldwide Leader. Featuring hosts Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose opining about and analyzing the latest news from the world of sports, the three-hour, personality-driven show originates from Manhattan's South Street Seaport, a locale that should help attract high-profile guests. Greenberg, aka "Greeny," is formerly one-half of ESPN Radio's longtime "Mike & Mike" morning show; Beadle has fronted numerous programs on the network; and former NBA player Rose joined ESPN as a commentator in 2007. "Get Up" is executive produced by Bill Wolff, who previously held that same title at MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" and ABC's "The View."
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim co-host this weekday morning sports talk show, joined by regular contributors and guests. The show includes daily sports news, interviews with sports journalists, athletes and personalities, spirited debates, and an assortment of other topics. The show debuted in 2007 as "Cold Pizza."
Trey Wingo, Wendi Nix and Suzy Kolber take turns at the helm of this weekday show, directing a rotating cast of analysts who break down the latest NFL news and offer views on the players, coaches, teams and even front-office personnel. In the end, you'll know who's hurt, who's hot and who may be making headlines.
ESPN starts every Sunday with a story. This weekly, hourlong newsmagazine features a mix of investigative reports, big-name profiles, interviews, global issues, stories that show why sports matter, and quirky tales from off the beaten path. Bob Ley, the network's longest-serving commentator, and senior news correspondent Jeremy Schaap host the award-winning series.
Hosted by Tony Reali in the ESPN studio and joined via satellite by four sports reporters from across the country, the team debates popular sports stories. Reali acts as moderator, giving points for well-made arguments and deducting points for those who inspire him to hit the "mute" button. At the end of the show, whomever Reali deems the winner has 30 seconds without interruption to voice their final opinions on any topic they want.
"NBA Countdown" serves as the primer for game telecasts on ESPN. It's highlighted by a lively round-table discussion and debate of the top storylines around the league. Seats at the table are reserved for host Michelle Beadle and analysts Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups and Tracy McGrady. The latter trio impart wisdom based on many years of playing experience.
This Sunday pregame staple debuted in 1985 and soon became a signature ESPN series behind host Chris Berman, who was at the helm for three decades. Taking over that role is Samantha Ponder, a one-time college football reporter and contributor. She introduces the features and directs the storylines associated with the day's games, joined by a roster of analysts highlighted by ex-NFL players. Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter deliver breaking news and injury updates, while reporters at game sites set the scenes.
Host Bob Ley investigates sports issues off the field. The series covers a range of sports and controversies, correspondents share inspirational or sensational stories and Ley reads viewer e-mails on a variety of topics.
While "SportsNation" is hosted by Cari Champion, Marcellus Wiley and LZ Granderson, it's really powered by the people, fueled by fan interaction and focused on fun. The lighthearted, hourlong weekday series attracts the youngest demographic of all of ESPN's studio shows, and it's different than many of the network's offerings in that fan engagement and clever, imaginative segments are at the heart of the program. While they day's hottest and weirdest sports topics are covered, also included is discussion of the smaller stories that people are taking about on the internet but often aren't seen on TV.
Veteran Miami Herald columnist and radio host Dan Le Batard leads a humorous, critical and sometimes controversial discussion of the hot sports topics of the day, from the Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach. Known as a thoughtful and witty contrarian, Le Batard is not afraid to speak his mind and let his innate Cuban-American influences shine through, which is apparent in the fast-paced show. He's joined on each 30-minute episode by his father, Gonzalo "Papi" Le Batard.
This national ESPN Radio show simulcast is hosted by ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose and former Grantland writer, podcaster and senior producer David Jacoby. Originally a Grantland podcast, "Jalen & Jacoby" has evolved since it was first developed as a passion project of the hosts in 2011. The show highlights the chemistry between close friends Rose and Jacoby as they break down the latest news in sports and pop culture with humor, intelligence and perspective.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with "Broke," about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.
After entertaining fans for 18 years with Mike Greenberg by his side, Mike Golic has a new partner, Trey Wingo, on ESPN Radio's morning drive show. The content, however, remains unchanged -- Golic and Wingo delivering important sport stories, news, opinion and analysis for four hours each morning. Mike Golic Jr. joins the show every day during its first hour. The show reunites Wingo with his longtime friend and colleague Golic, whom he worked with early in his ESPN career on the pro football studio show "NFL 2Night."
This longtime ESPN staple doesn't air in prime time anymore, and the original tag team of Chris Berman and Tom Jackson are no longer involved. But it lives on, albeit in a slightly different form, with host Trey Wingo presenting a shorter-form highlights package of Sunday's NFL action coupled with more in-depth analysis from former players Jeff Saturday and Tim Hasselbeck.
In 2013, Dan Le Batard brought his weekday Miami radio show to ESPN's national airwaves, continuing his longstanding relationship with the sports conglomerate that began at ESPN The Magazine and morphed years later to ESPN2 as host of the popular series "Highly Questionable." Now ESPNU gets into the act by serving as the simulcast home of Le Batard's three-hour national radio show. Joined by sidekick Jon "Stugotz" Weiner, Dan offers a unique blend of self-deprecating humor, insightful guests, and thought-provoking conversation about major sports issue of the day. As he says, "we look forward to making fun of the powerful, the cliché and ourselves."
Leading into each of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" telecasts is this special edition of "Baseball Tonight." Host Karl Ravech teams with analysts and reporters to present fans a detailed preview of the network's exclusive, national game of the week. Highlights of the day's other games, interviews with players and managers, web gems -- the best defensive plays of the week -- and replays of all the Sunday home runs also fill the hourlong shows.