“I've always felt that ESPN and ABC are the home of college football and even more so now that they have the College Football Playoff for 12 years,” Herbstreit said in a news release.
— For its “Baseball Night in America” broadcast at 6 p.m. Saturday, KOKH-25 will air Cincinnati at Texas (Thom Brennaman and Mitch Williams), which will go to 19 percent of the nation. Fox's main game is New York Yankees at Baltimore. ESPN also will air the Yankees-Orioles series at 7 p.m. Sunday (Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney)
— ESPN's Wimbledon “cross-court coverage” resumes Monday with live coverage on ESPN and ESPN2 from Monday through Wednesday. ESPN will focus on Centre Court while ESPN2 airs matches from Court One and elsewhere. ESPN2's coverage begins at 6 a.m.
— ESPN will carry 60 live Canadian Football League games this season beginning Friday with a doubleheader on its ESPN3 webcast: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts (6 p.m.) and BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders (9 p.m.). In all, ESPN will televise five games on ESPN2 and 55 on ESPN3.
— Next week ESPNU will follow 163 of the nation's leading college football recruits competing at The Opening in Portland, Ore. Coverage, which begins at 6 p.m. Monday and 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, will include 7ON Football action and five verbal commitments from ESPN 300 position ranked recruits: Tuesday, Arrion Springs, San Antonio, Texas; No.7 CB; Jaleel Wadood, Bellflower, Calif.; No. 39 Athlete; Naijial Hale, Bellflower, Calif.; No. 30 CB; Wednesday, Trey Marshall, Lake City, Fla.; No. 49 Safety; Dillon Bates, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; No.3 OLB.