College GameDay Analysts Offer Predictions for BCS Championship

27 August 2012
Press Release
Posted by Rachel Margolis

The spirited trio of ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depotanalysts – Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard tested each other’s expertise during Saturday’sCollege GameDay Season Preview. They predict the winners of the six automatic qualifying BCS conferences and the teams that will square off in the Discover BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio). An additional 15 ESPN college football analysts weighed in with their conference predictions as well as the teams competing for the national title.

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Release Date: 8/6/2012

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Acquires Bleacher Report

Leading Sports Digital Property Joins Turner Sports Portfolio

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has acquired Bleacher Report (B/R), one of the fastest-growing sports digital properties on the Internet, it was announced today by David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports of Turner Broadcasting. San Francisco-based B/R ( and its popular mobile offerings will now operate as part of the Turner Sports division.

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ESPN’s Preseason College Football ‘Power Rankings’ Released

August 10, 2012

USC Trojans Claim Top Spot in ESPN The Magazine and’s Preseason College Football “Power Rankings”

LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Oregon Round Out Top Five

The USC Trojans are the number one team in ESPN The Magazine and’s preseason college football “Power Rankings,” part of a comprehensive look at the upcoming season in The Mag’s College Football Preview Issue on newsstands today.

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ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 College Football Preview Issue Hits Newsstands Friday

For Immediate Release
8 August 2012

College football can be a little dizzying, with its ups and downs, computer formulas, and conference musical chairs. But we can always trust that the first Saturday of the season will bring what really matters into focus. However teams approach the new season, they all have the same thing in mind: winning the BCS.

With each new season, we gather to ask: Is this the year the rest of the country finally catches up to the SEC? Maybe it ends this year, if USC can throw the Tigers or the Tide into submission. Or next year, if Urban Meyer needs just one season in Columbus like he did in Gainesville. How has the SEC won six straight BCS titles, and how can it be stopped? This dominance has to end, right? Not if you ask SEC fans.

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ESPN to offer live coverage of Judge Louis Freeh’s Penn State report press conference


ESPN will present live coverage of Thursday’s press conference with Judge Louis Freeh as he discusses his report on ”the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the actions of (Penn State) surrounding the child abuse committed” by Jerry Sandusky.

Coverage from Philadelphia, where the news conference will take place, begins on the live, 9 a.m. ET SportsCenter, with reporter Jeremy Schaap on-site. (The Freeh Report is scheduled for release at 9 a.m. via

At 10 a.m., SportsCenter will offer live coverage of the Freeh press conference, which will also be shown on ESPNU and ESPN3. In addition, will have coverage regarding the report’s release.

Live coverage on ESPN will continue when Outside the Lines devotes its entire show to the topic at 3 p .m. followed by College Football Live at 3:30 p.m.