Swofford talks ACC Network

The big news at the 2016 ACC Kickoff had to do with the agreement with ESPN about a new ACC Network.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The Yin and the Yang

The NBA needs the bipolarity of the Cavs and Warriors, opines Chris Graham in today’s Street Knowledge, which also covers his weekend on ESPN, the Night of the Superstars, MLB and a dash of politics.


ACC Network: Dream, or pipe dream?

Is an actual ACC Network ever going to happen? It’s a fair question in light of last week’s industry-shaking layoffs at ESPN.

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Podcast: ESPN takes on pro wrestling

ESPN has launched a new vertical covering pro wrestling. AFP editor Chris Graham talks about why that is good for business for all concerned.

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Video: Chris Graham breaks down ACC Network news

Augusta Free Press editor breaks down the news that the ACC and ESPN are launching the ACC Network. Might it be good news that’s just a few years too late?


ACC Network set to launch in 2019

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference will launch the ACC Network. The new network was formally announced today at the ACC Football Kickoff.

ESPN broadcast information for 2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament

ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 college baseball season will continue with every matchup of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship for the fourth straight year.

Comprehensive TV packages announced for Conference USA

Conference USA has reached a new multi-year agreement for a comprehensive national television package with four leading outlets.

Capital One Orange Bowl returns to traditional night-time start

The Orange Bowl Committee announced today that the 83rd annual Capital One Orange Bowl will be played on Friday, December 30, in an exclusive primetime window on ESPN.

Podcast: Chris Graham talks with ESPN College GameDay about UVA, UNC

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews ESPN College GameDay analysts Jay Williams, Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg on the eve of the matchup between #3 UVA and #7 UNC.

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ESPN College GameDay crew breaks down Virginia, North Carolina ahead of epic clash

Duke great Jay Williams thinks Virginia is playing the kind of basketball that can bring a national championship to Wahoo Nation.

ESPN College GameDay crew on ACC player of the year: Malcolm or Brice?

The ACC player of the year race is a “coin flip” between Malcolm Brogdon and Brice Johnson, ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas said Friday on the eve of the matchup between #3 Virginia and #7 North Carolina.

UVA basketball gets two games on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday

Virginia will make two appearances on ESPN’s ACC Big Monday during the 2015-16 men’s basketball season, the network announced on Wednesday (Aug. 12).

ESPN cuts ties with Colin Cowherd: Is Fox next?

Colin Cowherd is out at ESPN after his latest racist nonsense tirade this week, this one aimed at Dominicans.

Bill Simmons out at ESPN: Don’t mess with Roger Goodell

Bill Simmons is out at ESPN, probably not coincidentally a day after laying down harsh criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the manufactured Deflategate controversy involving the New England Patriots.

Early, early, early looks at 2015-2016: UVA basketball at #1, #2

Assuming Justin Anderson returns, and we want to assume that, need to, to be able to function, UVA basketball looks to be maybe #1 or #2 in the preseason rankings for 2015-2016.

Colin Cowherd: Concussions are better than knee injuries

Resident tight end moron Rob Gronkowski said this week that he’d rather suffer a concussion than a torn ACL, so resident ESPN talking head moron Colin Cowherd naturally had to agree.

Colin Cowherd: This Zima’s for you

Why anybody listens to, watches or considers Colin Cowherd qualified to do more than wipe other people’s asses is beyond comprehension, but he was back at kneecapping UVA today.

Jay Bilas: Dook TV analyst blasts UVA resume, again

Nice twisted reasoning from ESPN Dook TV analyst Jay Bilas this morning on ESPN College GameDay this morning in the #1 seed debate.

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ESPN’s College GameDay to originate from New York Life ACC Tournament

ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will be telecast live from next week’s New York Life Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

ESPN: Whither Stephen A. Smith?

Even writing the name makes me want to take a hot shower. Stephen A. Smith. But give the guy credit: he does what ESPN asks him to do, and does it well.

Memo to Jay Bilas: UVA leads ACC in scoring margin

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is a much smarter guy than he is when it comes to talking about #2 UVA and how the Cavs supposedly play closer games than anybody else because of their slower tempo.


#1 seeds: Zero-sum game for UVA, Duke?

Listening to one of the various ESPN studio analysts discussing Selection Sunday, the idea was thrown out that the ACC won’t really end up getting two #1 seeds when the NCAA Tournament field is announced in two weeks.

Storming the court: ESPN is going to get somebody killed

If you watched ESPN after last night’s Kansas State upset of eighth-ranked Kansas, you saw the anchors beside themselves over the court storm by K-State fans.

ESPN knows what college basketball needs: Don’t believe the hype

Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.

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Packed Line: Is UVA style, success bad for college basketball?

UVA basketball is bad for college basketball, ESPN.com columnist Myron Medcalf writes, because the Cavs lack style, substance be damned.

Duke is the best in the ACC? Really?

Fourth-ranked Duke won at unranked Syracuse in an ESPN prime-time game Saturday night, and the symbiotic relationship between The Worldwide Leader and its beloved university rose to the occasion postgame.

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UVA basketball: Doom and gloom

To say atop the standings in the ACC and in contention for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, writes ESPN.com columnist C.L. Brown, second-ranked UVA needs to recalibrate its offense.

Tony Bennett on PTI: Talks Duke loss, building culture at UVA

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett was a guest on “Pardon The Interruption” with ESPN hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Thursday.

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Jahlil Okafor, The Pack-Line, Tony Bennett: ESPN’s Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg break down Duke, UVA

One of the overriding questions heading into Saturday’s epic ACC clash between second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke concerns the Blue Devils’ freshman center, Jahlil Okafor.

Seth Greenberg shares GameDay wisdom in advance of UVA-Duke

ESPN College GameDay is in Charlottesville, with Saturday’s clash between second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke the showstopper act to what promises to be a memorable day at the John Paul Jones Arena.

ESPN analyst, former Virginia Tech coach, Seth Greenberg on UVA-Duke showdown

ESPN basketball analyst Seth Greenberg talks with reporters on the eve of the clash between second-ranked UVA and #4 Duke.

ESPN analyst Jay Williams talks UVA-Duke

ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams talks with reporters on the eve of the clash between second-ranked UVA and #4 Duke.

UVA Sports Today: UVA vs. Duke Eve

It’s almost upon us – the matchup of second-ranked UVA and fourth-ranked Duke. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and sportswriter Jerry Carter were at the John Paul Jones Arena on Friday to talk with ESPN analysts Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg on the eve of the big game. Chris and Jerry talk about the interviews and about the game on UVA Sports Today.


Game Notes: Second-ranked UVA hosts #4 Duke

Second-ranked UVA (19-0, 7-0 ACC) hosts No. 4 Duke (17-3, 4-3 ACC) in ACC action on Saturday (Jan. 31). Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game is sold out.

Playing the game: UVA-Duke, Super Bowl, Virginia General Assembly

It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and #2 UVA hosts #4 Duke on Saturday. But those aren’t the only games going on these days. The Virginia General Assembly is playing like a sort of political game with the 2015 legislative elections hanging over the winter session in Richmond.

UVA-Louisville start time on Feb. 7 moved

The start time of the Virginia men’s basketball game vs. Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 7 has been moved to 7 p.m. from its original tip-off time of 6 p.m. The game will now be broadcast on ESPN.

#2 UVA gets ready for #4 Duke, College GameDay on Saturday

Second-ranked UVA is 19-0, and the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville will be a madhouse on Saturday when #4 Duke comes to town.

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UVA basketball to host ESPN College GameDay on Jan. 31

ESPN’s College GameDay will make its first appearance at UVA in Charlottesville at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, Jan. 31, prior to the Saturday Primetime telecast featuring No. 2 Virginia’s game with No. 5 Duke.

UVA defensive back Quin Blanding named FWAA Freshman All-American

UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his seventh Freshman All-America honor when the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) included the safety on its postseason list today.


ODU women’s basketball falls to Marshall, 69-37

In the fourth ever meeting between the Old Dominion women’s basketball team (8-5, 1-1) and Marshall (9-4, 1-1), it was the Thundering Herd who came out on top by a score of 69-37 on Thursday night at the Ted Constant Center.

Not exactly breaking news: But no, Kentucky will not go undefeated

Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.