Hip-Hop Artist Cordae Partners With Disney & ESPN To Fund HBCU Scholarships

GRAMMY®-nominated and acclaimed Hip-Hop artist Cordae Amari Dunston is collaborating with Disney Dreamers Academy, which is held at Walt Disney World, and ESPN’s The Undefeated to award scholarships to youth from underrepresented communities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Cordae is also a featured artist on Liberated / Music For The Movement Volume 3… Continue reading Hip-Hop Artist Cordae Partners With Disney & ESPN To Fund HBCU Scholarships

ESPN Announces Derek Jeter Documentary Series

ESPN Announces Derek Jeter Documentary Series ESPN has announced recently that a multi-part documentary series is being produced about New York Yankees legendary first baseman and current chief executive officer and part-owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter. ESPN Films will air the multi-part documentary series about and featuring Jeter titled, “The Captain.” The series,… Continue reading ESPN Announces Derek Jeter Documentary Series

Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated

Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated The Undefeated, ESPN’s content initiative exploring the intersection of sports, race, and culture, has reached a multi-year contract extension with senior writer Jesse Washington to continue as one of the platform’s leading narrative journalists. Washington, who joined ESPN in January 2015 as one of the… Continue reading Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & ESPN Launch Scholarship

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and ESPN are pleased to announce a new joint student scholarship. The mission of this partnership is to provide Black women a path into careers in sports media by assisting one female undergraduate student and one female graduate student in the United States, pursuing careers in sports media.… Continue reading Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & ESPN Launch Scholarship

Cayman Kelly Releases New Autobiographical Book ‘From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream’

Cayman Kelly Releases Book Cayman Kelly announces the release of his autobiographical story, “From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream.” The popular voice-over artist wrote the inspirational tale and workbook to reveal the path of his rise from minimum-wage worker to becoming the national voice of ESPN and NFL Monday Night Football. Kelly’s… Continue reading Cayman Kelly Releases New Autobiographical Book ‘From $6 an Hour to a Million Dollar Dream’

ESPN Signs Vince Carter to Multi-Year Deal

ESPN Signs Vince Carter ESPN announced it has signed eight-time NBA All Star and Olympic gold medalist Vince Carter to a multi-year contract. The 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest champion will serve as an NBA and college basketball analyst, appearing on pillar ESPN studio shows including NBA Countdown, The Jump, Get Up, First Take and… Continue reading ESPN Signs Vince Carter to Multi-Year Deal

ESPN The Undefeated Names the Fourth Class of Six Rhoden Fellows

ESPN The Undefeated has announced six journalism and communications students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) who will participate in the fourth class of the Rhoden Fellowship – a one-year sports journalism internship program with The Undefeated that identifies and trains aspiring African American journalists. This Rhoden Fellowship class will begin Monday, August 24,… Continue reading ESPN The Undefeated Names the Fourth Class of Six Rhoden Fellows

LeBron James’ ‘The Decision’ Explored in New Episode of ‘Backstory’

Ten years ago, ESPN aired The Decision, a controversial live prime time special in which NBA free agent LeBron James announced he would leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and join forces with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat. The criticism of James and ESPN was immediate, harsh and widespread. The behind-the-scenes developments that… Continue reading LeBron James’ ‘The Decision’ Explored in New Episode of ‘Backstory’

‘The Last Dance’ was The Most-Viewed Documentary Content on ESPN

“The Last Dance” finished strong for its finale, with episodes 9 & 10 averaging 5.6 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. Episode 9 (9-10 p.m.) averaged 5.9 million viewers, up 10% from last Sunday, becoming the third most-watched episode of the series, trailing the record-breaking audiences of episodes 1 and 3. Episode 10 (10-11 p.m.)… Continue reading ‘The Last Dance’ was The Most-Viewed Documentary Content on ESPN

Friends of the Children to Benefit From ‘The Last Dance’ Documentary Featuring Michael Jordan

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has selected Friends of the Children as a beneficiary of The Last Dance, an ESPN and Netflix 10-part documentary series on Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth championship in 1998 premiering on Sunday, April 19. Jordan has been investing in Friends of the Children since 2018. “What stood… Continue reading Friends of the Children to Benefit From ‘The Last Dance’ Documentary Featuring Michael Jordan

ESPN Announces 2020 WNBA Season Television Schedule

17-game Slate Tips-off May 16 Five Appearances by Defending Champions Washington Mystics Entire Post Season Available on ESPN Networks ESPN continues its longstanding commitment to the WNBA with a 17-game television slate for the 2020 regular season with games available across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. The schedule includes multiple appearances by WNBA MVP Elena Delle… Continue reading ESPN Announces 2020 WNBA Season Television Schedule

ESPN Continues Focus on Top High School Basketball Teams and Recruits

The 2019-2020 ESPN high school basketball schedule will feature a total of 37 games; 11 games available across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU and 26 games available digitally on ESPN3. The slate will include 68 ranked players combined from the ESPN 100 (’20), ESPN 60 (’21) and ESPN 25 (’22), and 17 programs ranked in the… Continue reading ESPN Continues Focus on Top High School Basketball Teams and Recruits

Doug Glanville Returns to ESPN

After a two-year hiatus, Doug Glanville is returning to ESPN as a baseball analyst with recurring appearances on “Baseball Tonight,” “SportsCenter,” and other ESPN morning programming. Glanville will continue with his primary role as the baseball insider for the Chicago Cubs on NBC Sports Chicago where he provides color commentary for the Cubs games and… Continue reading Doug Glanville Returns to ESPN