Monday, April 27, 2015

ESPN Hits the Road for Big Sports Week

  • Mike & Mike to broadcast from Chicago in advance of NFL Draft
  • The Herd with Colin Cowherd in Las Vegas for Mayweather-Pacquiao
  • ESPN Radio at the NBA Playoffs
  • MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox on May 3
ESPN Radio will hit the road this week beginning Wednesday, April 29, through Sunday, May 3, and will offer more than 90 live programming hours around some of the biggest sporting events of the year. SportsCenter AllNight will kick it off Thursday, April 30, at 2 a.m. ET, followed by Mike & Mike broadcasting live from 6 – 10 a.m. from Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place. Mike & Mike will again air live from Chicago on Friday, May 1.  Former NFL wide receiver and ESPN analyst Cris Carter will join hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg for two hours each day.

NFL Draft

Later that evening, ESPN Radio will broadcast Day One of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30 (coverage beginning at 7 p.m.), and continue with Day 2 on Friday, May 1 (coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.). Host Dari Nowkhah, NFL analyst Louis Riddick and NFL Insider John Clayton will provide updates and analysis. Freddie Coleman will host post-draft coverage alongside NFL Insider Adam Caplan on both days at 11:30 p.m.  Weekend program Dari & Mel will also provide coverage, with co-host Nowkhah in Chicago and guest co-host Danny Kanell (filling in for Mel Kiper Jr.), from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday.

At the Fight

In addition, The Herd with Colin Cowherd will air live poolside from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 1, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Cowherd will be in Las Vegas in advance of the much-anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.  Cowherd will welcome guests throughout the three days to discuss and analyze the bout.
Also in Las Vegas, SirusXM’s The Stephen A. Smith Show (weekdays, 1–3 p.m.) -- produced by ESPN -- will broadcast live from Radio Row at the MGM Grand, Wednesday - Friday. Additionally, Smith will host an afternoon Red Carpet Special that will be broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio from the MGM Grand lobby on Saturday from noon-3 p.m.

NBA Playoffs and MLB

Over the weekend, basketball and baseball will take center stage on ESPN Radio – The 2015 NBA Playoffs will continue Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with games to be determined; and MLB on ESPN Radio plays on with a California clash Saturday as the defending World Series champions San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 3 p.m. On Sunday, the New York Yankees will face longtime rivals the Boston Red Sox in primetime, at 7 p.m.  Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will describe the action.

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