Fan Central Mailbag: Mock drafts; SportsCenter Top 10; ’51 Dons replays; NCAA Wrestling Championships
Before we get to your questions, a quick reminder: ESPN will air an hour-long show titled Outside the Lines Special Report: The “N” Word this Sunday (7 p.m. ET). The show, which will be hosted by Bob Ley, will examine the word, its history and feature a live discussion with scheduled guests COMMON, Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dr. Richard Lapchick, and ESPN’s Jemele Hill, Michael Wilbon and Jason Whitlock.
To learn more about the special, listen to this interview with ESPN Senior Vice President for SportsCenter/News and Information, Rob King.
Now on to your questions. . .
I’m trying to find your mock baseball drafts. I see where you can join a league or create one of your own but I can’t find the mock drafts. – Courtney
No problem Courtney. The ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2014 Mock Draft No. 1, with picks from 10 ESPN.com fantasy baseball gurus, for a standard 5 x 5 mixed-league, snake draft with 22 starters (13 hitters, 9 pitchers) and three bench slots, was just posted this week.
For those getting ready for their fantasy baseball drafts, besides checking out our fantasy gurus’ mock draft, you can visit the Mock Draft Lobby, where you can join a mock league to prepare for your draft day. And, of course, if you haven’t done so yet, check out the ESPN Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit.
SportsCenter Top 10 Submissions. . .
We regularly get lots of emails, calls and tweets about submitting videos for the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays. So, here’s a quick tutorial on how to submit your videos: upload your video to YouTube, then tweet the YouTube link with #SCtop10 to @SportsCenter and/or @ESPN. It’s that simple. Good luck getting your videos chosen for the daily Top 10.
‘51 Dons is a fantastic story about true heroes who set the bar. They were visionaries before their time. Thank you ESPN for this great story. When is it on again? – Ed
Thanks Ed, glad you enjoyed the documentary. It will be on ESPN Classic tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
For those who missed it, as part of ESPN’s Black History Month programming, ‘51 Dons tells the story of the 9-0 University of San Francisco football team, which featured three future Pro Football Hall of Famers (Gino Marchetti, Bob St. Clair and Ollie Matson), and its choice not to accept an invitation to a bowl game under the condition the team play without its two African-American players.
An update on the NCAA Wrestling Championships. . .
Over the past few months, fans have asked us for information about the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships (March 20-22). Yesterday, it was announced ESPN will be televising all six sessions and carrying every match on ESPN3, both for the first time. ESPN will televise the semifinals and championship finals while ESPNU will air the preliminary sessions and medal round. The entire tournament will be available on WatchESPN. Here’s the full schedule.