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.
It seems interactive elements are the foundation upon which ESPN's talk show lineup is built, notably fueling ratings stalwarts "First Take" and "His and Hers," among others. Adopting that tried-and-true format is "Nación ESPN," dedicated to presenting relevant, diverse sports news and information tailored to young, bilingual U.S. sports fans. Driven by fan connectivity, lively debates and engaging discussions -- in both English and Spanish -- the weekly series is hosted by Jorge Sedano, Bernardo Osuna and Marly Rivera, whose varied sports journalism backgrounds and unique points of view are reflective of ESPN's diverse Hispanic audience.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Sunday mornings on ESPN are football-filled, with a smorgasbord of programming to prepare fans for a day's worth of NFL action. Adding to the lineup is a weekly edition of "NFL Insiders." Host Trey Wingo is joined by former NFL safety and scout Louis Riddick and veteran reporters Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen to present up-to-the-minute reports on the day's matchups, including roster transactions and injuries. Firsthand knowledge of breaking league news is also an insider's specialty.
The NFL is a 24/7 business. There's an offseason built into the league's calendar, of course, but the news cycle never seems to stop, and fan interest remains high all year. In that light, ESPN presents "NFL Insiders," a weekday program that not only airs both in-season as well as when the stadiums are dark, but also is unique in that its cast includes nary an ex-NFL player. Hosted on a rotating basis by Suzy Kolber and Wendi Nix, the hourlong episodes feature daily contributors, such as reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and former NFL executive Bill Polian, who have insiders' access to breaking league news and firsthand knowledge of how teams go about their business. ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton and NFL insider Ed Werder also weigh in at times with news and views, as do a roster of other journalists and former front office executives.