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Behind The Scenes

Look! Up in the sky! It’s Skysurfing on ESPN+’s ‘Roll the Tape’

Viviane Wegrath, a former X Games medalist and FAI World Champion skysurfer, is shown competing at the 1998 U.S. Open…

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ESPN+

Two-Minute Drilled: ESPN+’s ‘Roll The Tape’ Revisits NFLers Reckoning With Firefighter Combat Challenge

Twenty years after the ESPN-televised competition, former NFL DT Oliver Gibson retains immense respect for the event billed as "the…

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ESPN+

ESPN+’s New Series ‘Roll The Tape’ Raids ESPN’s Vaults And Revisits Stars

X Games Street Luge king Bob Pereyra: "There are times I wake up from a dead sleep in the middle…

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NFL

How Did Boomer and TJ Pick Right Up Where They Left Off? Go Behind The Scenes of ESPN+’s NFL PrimeTime

Chris Berman and Tom Jackson resumed their distinctive NFL Prime Time take on Sunday's games in September on ESPN+. Here's…

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NCAAB

40 Years – and Counting – Of Dick Vitale’s Incredible Impact on College Basketball

The O.G. PTPer, Dickie V made his ESPN debut Dec. 5, 1979. Enjoy a brief retrospective in this video.

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ESPN History

ESPN at 40: Chapter 4 of 4

Here, in our final chapter, is what ESPN means to those who work here and a sampling of their indelible…

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ESPN History

ESPN at 40: Chapter 3 of 4

ESPN had arrived during the 1990s and with the start of the 2000s, it was time to branch out further…

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ESPN History

ESPN at 40: Chapter 2 Of 4

As ESPN entered its second decade, SportsCenter, with its clever anchors and creative producers, was evolving into a mainstream phenomenon.

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ESPN History

#TBT: As ESPN Celebrates 40 Years, Cliff Drysdale’s 40th Anniversary Approaches

ESPN's longest-serving commentator, covering US Open this week, reflects on joining the Bristol, Conn., startup decades ago.

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MLB

This Is 30: Celebrating 30 Seasons of MLB on ESPN

ESPN celebrates 30 seasons of innovation, special moments and its groundbreaking partnership with MLB, while looking towards the future.

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Announcements

NSMA Honors ESPN’S Ley, Kornheiser, Burke and Wojnarowski

Today, the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class, as well as its national and…

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Executive Voice

ESPN celebrates outgoing
EVP Ed Durso

Ed Durso retires from ESPN after 28 years of service as one of the company's "go-to" executives. His colleagues celebrated…

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ESPN History

Good tidings of comfort and joy from ESPN, circa 1980

In 1980, ESPN programming featured lots of "scrummers" scrumming, bowlers bragging and more via "Transponder 7 on the SatCom 1."…

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Behind The Scenes

‘ESPNization of America’ course resonates with Quinnipiac students

How has ESPN influenced American culture? At Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., a 2011 fall semester course considers that question.…

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Behind The Scenes

ESPN’s debut ranks No. 17 among
TV Guide Network’s 100 Moments

It’s time to take another time machine trip. ESPN’s debut 32 years ago, kicking off with SportsCenter, ranks among TV…

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