Sport Why are there no NBA games on ESPN tonight? College basketball takes Wednesday spotlight
Viewing Picks for November 16, 2021
All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Gavitt Tipoff Games (Big East vs. Big Ten) Creighton at Nebraska — FS1, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Michigan — FS1, 9 p.m. FS1 College Hoops Extra — FS1, 11 p.m. Hall of Fame Showcase Day One, Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Uncasville, CT UMass-Lowell vs. Read more The post Viewing Picks for November 16, 2021 appeared first on Awful Announcing.
At this point of the NBA season, we've come to expect to see NBA games air each Wednesday on ESPN but that won't be the case on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Viewing Picks for November 18, 2021
All Times Eastern Editor’s note: Holiday college basketball tournaments will not be listed in the Viewing Picks. College Basketball Men’s Gavitt Tip-Off Games Ohio State at Xavier — FS1, 6:30 p.m. Rutgers at DePaul — FS1, 8:30 p.m. FS1 College Hoops Tip-Off — FS1, 6 p.m. Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Florida — SEC Network Plus, 6 p.m. Read more The post Viewing Picks for November 18, 2021 appeared first on Awful Announcing.
While there are nine NBA games scheduled for the first Wednesday in December, none will air on the ESPN family of networks. What makes this specific Wednesday so different from the first several weeks of the NBA season?
A quick look at ESPN's broadcast schedule provides a pretty straightforward answer.
Why are there no NBA Wednesday games on ESPN tonight?
While the NBA dominates ESPN for most Wednesdays out of the year, it sometimes takes a backseat to college hoops.
That's exactly the case on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
John Skipper discussing ESPN’s possible role in Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC adds fuel to the fire of Big 12 interference accusations
The idea of Texas and Oklahoma going to the SEC looks very good for ESPN, which will have 100 percent of those schools’ TV rights (from 2024-25 on) instead of the around 50 percent they currently have with the Big 12. That’s led to plenty of analysis on the role ESPN may have played in Read more The post John Skipper discussing ESPN’s possible role in Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC adds fuel to the fire of Big 12 interference accusations appeared first on Awful Announcing.
With the NCAA Basketball season now in full swing, some of the nation's top programs are facing off head-to-head in non-conference action. A highlight of this non-conference slate is the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a series of 14 games played between the two Power 5 conferences from Nov. 28-Dec. 1, airing throughout ESPN's array of networks.
On the final day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, two games will air on ESPN and two will air on ESPN2.
|Louisville vs. No. 22 Michigan State||7:15 PM||ESPN|
|Virginia Tech vs. Maryland||7:15 PM||ESPN2|
|No. 24 Michigan vs. North Carolina||9:30 PM||ESPN|
|No. 23 Wisconsin vs. Georgia Tech||9:30 PM||ESPN2|
Unlike Thanksgiving when the NBA takes a night off, there will still be plenty of NBA action to tune in to on Wednesday. They won't be on ESPN, but two of the nine scheduled games will air on NBA TV.
Washington Nationals sued by ex-employees over vaccine firing
The Washington Nationals are being sued by two former employees who were fired for refusing to comply with the team’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lawrence (Larry) Pardo and Brad Holman were pitching coaches in the Nats’ organization. The two refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons and were fired by the Nats as a result. The team instituted a mandate on Aug. 12 that went into effect on Sept. 10, leading to the firing of both men.Now the two have filed a lawsuit against the club, TMZ Sports reports.
NBA games today: Wednesday, Dec. 1
|Game||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Hawks vs. Pacers||7:00 PM||–|
|Nuggets vs. Magic||7:00 PM||–|
|Timberwolves vs. Wizards||7:00 PM||–|
|76ers vs. Celtics||7:30 PM||NBA TV|
|Cavaliers vs. Heat||7:30 PM||–|
|Hornets vs. Bucks||8:00 PM||–|
|Mavericks vs. Pelicans||8:00 PM||–|
|Rockets vs. Thunder||8:00 PM||–|
|Kings vs. Clippers||10:30 PM||NBA TV|
Upcoming NBA National TV schedule
|Wednesday, Dec. 1||76ers vs. Celtics||7:30 PM||NBA TV|
|Wednesday, Dec. 1||Kings vs. Clippers||10:30 PM||NBA TV|
|Thursday, Dec. 2||Bulls vs. Knicks||7:30 PM||NBA TV|
|Thursday, Dec. 2||Spurs vs. Trail Blazers||10:00 PM||NBA TV|
|Friday, Dec. 3||76ers vs. Hawks||7:30 PM||ESPN|
|Friday, Dec. 3||Clippers vs. Lakers||10:00 PM||ESPN|
|Monday, Dec. 6||Thunder vs. Pistons||7:00 PM||NBA TV|
|Tuesday, Dec. 7||Nets vs. Mavericks||7:30 PM||TNT|
|Tuesday, Dec. 7||Clippers vs. Lakers||10:00 PM||TNT|
|Wednesday, Dec. 8||Bucks vs. Heat||7:30 PM||ESPN|
|Wednesday, Dec. 8||Trail Blazers vs. Warriors||10:00 PM||ESPN|
Viewing Picks for December 2, 2021 .
All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Saint Elizabeth at New Jersey Institute of Technology — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Detroit Mercy at IUPUI — ESPN+, 7 p.m. Edward Waters at North Florida — ESPN+, 7 p.m. Missouri at Liberty — ESPN+, 7 p.m. Northern Kentucky at Cleveland State — ESPN+, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at Lafayette Read more The post Viewing Picks for December 2, 2021 appeared first on Awful Announcing.