The Early Lead: ESPN

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Tim Tebow hired by ESPN as SEC Network analyst

First, he’ll work the BCS Championship game Jan. 6.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:36 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, ESPN, Tim Tebow

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/19/2013

ESPN’s BCS “Megacast” will show Florida State-Auburn six different ways

One channel will offer a telecast without announcers, the others will have different camera angles and stats. Lots of stats.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BCS Championship, College Football, ESPN

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013

President Obama wants to host “SportsCenter” when he’s out of office

Specifically, he has his eye on the Top 10 list.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, President Obama

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Rick Reilly’s father-in-law says he was misquoted when he defended Redskins’ nickname

Bob Burns rebuts ESPN essay, writes that “The racial slur ‘redskins’ is not okay with me.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, NFL, Rick Reilly, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Magic Johnson leaves ESPN's NBA show

Hall of Famer says he has other commitments, including the Los Angeles Dodgers.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Magic Johnson, Television

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013

ESPN pulls out of "Frontline" investigation, denies pressure from NFL

"League of Denial" will still feature the work of two of the network's sports writers, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, League of Denial, NFL, Outside the Lines

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Hugh Douglas out at ESPN after "disagreement" with co-host

Former Eagles player says he'll have “more to say ... at the appropriate time.”

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Hugh Douglas, Television

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Chris Broussard's Jason Collins comments were a mistake, ESPN says

Network President John Skipper says NBA reporter "made personal comments, which was a mistake."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Jason Collins, NFL

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Brent Musburger and that "smokin' " comment (updated)

A week ago, ESPN apologized for the veteran announcer's comments about Katherine Webb.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Musburger, College basketball, College Football, ESPN, Katherine Webb

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Ray Lewis, ESPN close to a deal, report says

When the Baltimore Ravens' season ends, their prized linebacker will head to TV.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, ESPN, Ray Lewis

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Jon Gruden will interview for NFL jobs, report says

Whenever NFL coaching jobs are open, the Gruden talk begins.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Jon Gruden

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012

RGIII and Rob Parker: NFLPA's De Smith comments

With more quarterbacks of color than ever in the NFL, race has still been a hot topic.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Beano Cook dies at 81

Beano Cook, legendary college football commentator, died in his sleep at the age of 81.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, ESPN