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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to know up-to-the-minute reports about your favorite college football team? ESPN has it covered with this weekday studio show, a roundtable format that emphasizes discussion and opinions on the sport's biggest news and newsmakers. Hosted predominantly by Chris Cotter, the half-hour program features a rotating roster of analysts that includes coaches, former players, and media personalities.
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.
If you're a fan of baseball, then you won't want to miss this show featuring highlights of all the games and updates of ones still in progress. Regularly hosted by Karl Ravech, he's joined by a rotating panel of analysts that includes former players and managers, plus reporters such as Tim Kurkjian and Buster Olney. Other hosts include Adnan Virk and Jon Sciambi.
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.
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.
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