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My wife says without sports and politics, I wouldn't have a life. She's right. I'm a junkie...and proud of it. I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties, including, major league soccer, NFL, and award-winning news and information programing such as SportsCenter and E:60. Working at ESPN, I sometimes relive the passion I often felt as a boy each time I took to the patched fields, sandy lots and unpaved streets of home in Eastern Nigeria to play soccer (“futbol”). With no adult supervision on those futbol fields of my youth, I learned it was best to play with teammates who’d have your back, work hard, play fair, win with magnanimity, and lose with humility. Thirty-plus years later, I’ve found the same endearing qualities among most ESPNers, which makes my role as an advocate for ESPN a no-brainer. If you’re so inclined, my Twitter handle is @MacN_ESPN.
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The Undefeated’s ESPY Photo Collection
Ahead of the 2019 ESPYS, The Undefeated has published a powerful collection of portraits. Each portrait is accompanied by an…
May 17, 2019
“I’m absolutely buzzing for the FA Cup Final and the fact that we will do a show around it.”
In her first major assignment in London, Alexis Nunes will headline ESPN’s coverage of the Manchester City-Watford FA Cup Final…
May 16, 2019
#TBT: As ESPN+’s Exclusive Presentation Of The FA Cup Final Approaches, ESPNFC’s Analysts Share Memories From When They Vied For The Trophy
Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol starred in historic, controversial FA Cup Final matches.
November 9, 2018
Collinsworth Honored to Share Jaguars Veteran’s Story of Perseverance and Teamwork
Go inside Jacksonville Jaguars strength coach Sean Karpf’s story, which will be featured on Sunday NFL Countdown (10 a.m. –…
September 28, 2018
Sunday NFL Countdown Documents Tomlin’s Life-Changing Trip
Sunday NFL Countdown has a riveting report on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin visiting the Dominican Republic and Haiti to learn…
September 25, 2018
Adam Schefter Discusses Reaction To “The Man I Never Met”
ESPN's NFL Insider's personal story about love and family has touched many readers, including his colleagues.
August 3, 2018
NABJ honors Bill Rhoden With Hall Of Fame Induction
Today, at 2018 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, The Undefeated's Bill Rhoden was inducted into the organization's Hall…
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August 2, 2018
Jemele Hill’s “Fab 5” Detroit Thrills For Her Fellow NABJ Conventioneers
The Undefeated's columnist - and the 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year - touts her favorite landmarks for conventioneers in…
July 27, 2018
“Through this video, I hope that viewers can see how resilient black female athletes have been”
ESPN's The Undefeated, in collaboration with Disney Music Group, has released a music video featuring R&B artist Rayana Jay entitled…
June 12, 2018
Detroit’s Mumford High Hails The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill
ESPN's Jemele Hill long has supported her high school; this week, Detroit's Mumford High honored her.
May 22, 2018
NABJ names Jemele Hill as its “Journalist of The Year”
The award recognizes The Undefeated's columnist for her "distinguished body of work."
May 11, 2018
“It’s been a long time coming – too long – but I’m encouraged because I’m the first”
The Undefeated's Lisa Wilson is on track to become the first African-American woman to be APSE president
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March 2, 2018
Penn Marks Debut of LAFC on ESPN
On Sunday, March 4, when LAFC face Seattle Sounders FC (ESPN/ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m. ET), it will culminate a journey…
January 31, 2018
Anderson, SalPal relish SB LII beats
Josina Anderson (Patriots) and SalPal (Eagles) have great vantage points on SB LII.
January 26, 2018
ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – January 26, 2018
How did The Undefeated and ESPN The Magazine collaborate on the Mag's "State Of The Black Athlete" issue?