Behind The Scenes

THE LINEUP: Inside ESPN’s major-event coverage

NCAA Men’s Final Four: Meet some members of the production team who will bring you SportsCenter from courtside tonight in Houston.

(Jim Bowdon's Twitter feed/ESPN)
(Jim Bowdon’s Twitter feed/ESPN)

ESPN production teams seemingly are everywhere this week as the college basketball seasons close, the NBA playoff-seeding duels mount, the Major League Baseball season opens, the Masters tees off and pro wrestling’s biggest show continues.

The photo gallery above provides behind-the-scenes snapshots and video of ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours – in Houston and Indianapolis, respectively. In addition, get behind-the-scenes access of ESPN’s coverage of Opening Day in various MLB cities, an NBA telecast from Houston and Wrestlemania 32 in Arlington, Texas.

Catch more baseball later tonight on ESPN, ESPN2 and WatchESPN: At 7 p.m. on ESPN/WatchESPN, the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres; at 10 p.m. on ESPN2/WatchESPN, the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Lindsay Czarniak will host the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter courtside at NRG Stadium in Houston – the site of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship final tonight between Villanova and North Carolina. ESPN International’s networks will provide the game telecast as called by Sean McDonough and Dick Vitale.

Tomorrow night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the NCAA Women’s National Championship is decided when Syracuse tries to topple three-time defending champion UConn. The game will be called by Beth Mowins and Doris Burke on ESPN and WatchESPN.

And this week, ESPN provides provide extensive, multiplatform coverage of the Masters Tournament at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club, including live telecasts of the first two days of Tournament play.

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