Sunday evening, ESPN debuted portions of Chris Connelly’s interview with SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay NFL Draft prospect when he shared his story with ESPN, the New York Times and Outsports.com.
Both SportsCenter and Outside the Lines (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) will have continuing coverage of Sam’s news as well as reaction to Marcus Smart’s three-game suspension in the wake of Saturday’s incident at Texas Tech.
Covering the Sam story, SportsCenter reporter Mark Schwarz is at the University of Missouri campus, providing live reporting throughout the day. A crew will also be in Sam’s hometown of Hitchcock, Texas.
On the Smart story, reporter Shelley Smith is at the Oklahoma State University campus while reporter Pedro Gomez is in Lubbock, Texas, and filed a piece on Texas Tech “super fan” Jeff Orr.
Now, a bit of what you may have missed over the weekend:
1. Michael Sam
— Ryan Ermanni (@RyanErmanniFox2) February 10, 2014
— Dwayne Bray (@DwayneBrayESPN) February 10, 2014
2. John Buccigross hit the road in pursuit of #CawlidgeHawkey
— Kyle Hoke (@TheHokeyPokeyy) February 8, 2014
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— Adam (@TheAdamRB) February 8, 2014
This ESPN buzzer beater channel is clutch
— Jourdan Hall (@SOS_Future) February 8, 2014
Javie: Van Gundy was always courteous. JVG: Thank you. You're not just saying that? Breen: you're talking abt SVG? Javie: Yea, SVG. JVG: Wow
— aj_is_now (@aj_is_now) February 9, 2014
Looking forward to Jeff Van Gundy and Steve Javie discussing referee's calls!
— Roger Leenders (@RLeendersNBA) February 9, 2014
— S M (@AESiKone) February 9, 2014
— Tom Farrey (@TomFarrey) February 10, 2014
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— Lisa Kerney (@LisaKerney) February 8, 2014
Game at Miss State, 2 hr drive to JXN airport, flight to Dallas, 2 hour drive to Waco, game at Baylor tomorrow. Love it.
— Joe Davis (@JoeDavisESPN) February 8, 2014
The #SCFeatured piece on Nick Pugliese is awesome. Played against him in high school, what a small world
— Mark Kreider (@mkreider8) February 9, 2014
Happy wedding day to the beautiful, funny, and talented @AndeWall !
— Carol Mayer (@carol_mayer) February 8, 2014
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