Mailbag: Upcoming slate features defending champs Buckeyes, Blue Devils, W’s, Patriots

Fans of the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes will fill Ohio Stadium Saturday to welcome the Michigan State Spartans. The game can be seen on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.(Allen Kee/ESPN)
Fans of the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes will fill Ohio Stadium Saturday to welcome the Michigan State Spartans.The game can be seen on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.
(Allen Kee/ESPN)

Fan Central

Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central mailbag. Before we get to your questions, here are a few quick programming reminders:

  • The NBA on ESPN continues with a doubleheader tonight. First, Anthony Davis (listed as questionable due to injury) and the New Orleans Pelicans host LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). The nightcap features Stephen Curry and the red-hot defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors — now 13-0 — hosting the Chicago Bulls and Joakim Noah (10:30 p.m., ESPN).
  • This week’s edition of College GameDay (9 a.m., ESPN) will be live from Ohio State, where the defending champion Buckeyes will welcome Michigan State (3:30 p.m., ABC) in an important Big Ten contest. ESPN’s full Week 12 college football schedule. Reminder: For tomorrow’s games on the SEC Network’s alternate channel, please visit the SEC Network channel finder to see what channel the network is on via your provider. And don’t forget, every game is available on WatchESPN to customers who subscribe to an affiliated SEC Network provider.
  • ESPN’s men’s college hoops schedule for Feast Week continues tonight and includes defending national champion Duke playing Virginia Commonwealth (7:30 p.m., ESPN2). In addition, don’t miss some great women’s college hoops action this weekend and next week.
  • Finally, Tom Brady and his undefeated and defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will host the Buffalo Bills in an AFC East division matchup on this week’s edition of Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m., ESPN).

Now on to your questions. . .

I can’t find a playlist of the songs used on your Monday Night Football telecasts. Where can I find this playlist? — John
Great question, John. You can find the full Monday Night Football playlist, and playlists from other ESPN programs, on ESPN’s music page on ESPN.com.

Has Scott Van Pelt replaced Neil Everett and Stan Verrett on SportsCenter overnight? — Tom
No. Van Pelt hosts the new midnight edition of SportsCenter weeknights from midnight to 1 a.m. Everett and Verrett continue to host the 1 a.m. SportsCenter.

You ran a great story on [former Colorado head football coach] Bill McCartney. Is there any chance that this film will be run again? We enjoyed it so very much. — Maryann
We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the film! ESPN Films’ 30 for 30: The Gospel According to Mac is scheduled to re-air on the following dates:

  • Nov. 28 (5:30 a.m., ESPN2)
  • Dec. 3 (2 a.m., ESPN2)
  • Dec. 7 (4 a.m., ESPN2)
  • Dec. 10 (10 p.m., ESPNU)
  • Dec. 12 (5:30 a.m., ESPN2)
  • Dec. 18 (3:30 a.m., ESPN2
  • Dec. 20 (4 p.m., 8:30 p.m., ESPN)
  • Dec. 27 (6 a.m., ESPN2)

Please note schedule information is subject to change. Please be sure to check out ESPNTV.com for the latest schedule information.

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