This morning on ESPN, UNC coach Roy Williams assessed injured point guard Ty Lawson's preparation for the Tar Heels' third-round game Friday in the NCAA Tournament.
The president has spoken, er, written. Barack Obama's bracket for ESPN has Wake Forest reaching the regional semifinals, Duke losing in a regional final and UNC winning it all. Check it out.
President Obama picks UNC to go all the way on the bracket he did for ESPN. He's got Louisville, Memphis and Pitt also reaching the Final Four, Duke being eliminated by Pitt in a regional final and Wake Forest being ousted by Louisville in the regional semifinals. Check out his complete bracket.
UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is scheduled to appear on Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt's ESPN radio show at about 3:25 p.m. today. In this market, that's 99.9 FM The Fan.
If you're like me and didn't stay up to see all of the six-overtime thriller between Syracuse and UConn — the 'Cuse won the Big East tourney game, 127-117 — here are the plans to replay it:
ESPN Classic will air it again from 8 a.m. to noon and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday. ESPN Classic also will show four multi-overtime games Tuesday: 8 a.m., Baylor-Texas A&M, five overtimes, 2008; 11 a.m., Texas-Oklahoma State, three overtimes, 2007; 1 p.m., NCAA regional final, Michigan State-Kentucky, two overtimes, 2005; 3 p.m., Big East quarterfinals, Syracuse-UConn, six overtimes, 2009.
ESPNU will televise a special two-hour encore of the six overtime periods between SU and UConn at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
On Sunday's "Outside The Lines" and "SportsCenter," ESPN will feature a piece on Duke guard Nolan Smith and his late father Derek, a former NBA player who died when Nolan Smith was 8. "OTL" will air at 9 a.m. Sunday on ESPN, 12 p.m. on ESPNews and 11 p.m. on "SportsCenter."
Duke's Abby Waner gets a chance to continue working toward a broadcasting career, but the senior isn't quite ready to leave the court for good.
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Duke women's basketball player Abby Waner, moving closer to a career in broadcasting, wins a graduate studies scholarship to pursue that line of work.
ESPN is planning to televise a real, live heavyweight championship fight in boxing. About time.
ESPN is going to be televising more international basketball now that it has reached a three-year agreement with FIBA, the world governing body for basketball. Here's a list of upcoming events:
• 2009 FIBA Americas Championship (Aug. 19-30 in Mexico);
• 2009 FIBA EuroBasket Championship (Sept. 7-20 in Poland);
• 2010 FIBA World Championship (Aug. 28-Sept. 12 in Turkey);
• 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (July/Aug in TBD location);
• 2011 FIBA EuroBasket Championship (Aug/Sept in Lithuania).
ESPN or ESPN2 will televise all U.S. team games, as well as championship round games. The deal will include up to 268 games on ESPN360.com, ESPN’s broadband sports network.