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Media notes: ESPN's new 'SportsCenter' studio to debut Sunday night

Steve Levy and Stuart Scott to co-host first show
by Mel Bracht Published: June 19, 2014

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” show will originate from the new Digital Center 2 for the first time at 10 p.m. Sunday, following “Sunday Night Baseball”. Steve Levy and Stuart Scott will co-host the show’s debut from the 194,000-square-foot, five-studio media facility that features a video floor, virtual technology, two touchscreens, a 56 LED multidimensional monitor wall and the ability to do live and preproduced segments simultaneously.

“The way I understand it in doing rehearsals, we are almost never, never going to be sitting behind the desk,” Levy said Thursday during a conference call. “That might be an opening shot, an establishing shot, a shot for a serious story or a serious discussion, but we’re going to be all over the place, and the place is massive.”

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In the aftermath of allegations of academic improprieties at North Carolina by former Tar Heels’ star Rashad McCants, Andy Katz is hosting a roundtable discussion on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” 8 a.m. Sunday, that focuses on the responsibility college basketball coaches have in their players’ academic performance Panelists include ESPN’s Seth Greenberg and basketball coaches Jamie Dixon, of Pittsburgh; Tom Izzo, of Michigan State; Herb Sendek, of Arizona State; and Rodney Terry, of Fresno State.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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