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Matt Barrie is a sportscaster for ESPN's SportsCenter . He joined the show in March 2013.Prior to joining ESPN, Barrie covered high school sports for Dallas/Fort Worth station KXAS-TV. Barrie has also worked as a sports broadcaster on radio and television in Columbia, South Carolina. He also currently is the pregame and halftime show host for ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime with analysts Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer.
Barrie is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
SportsCenter (SC) is a daily sports news television program that serves as the flagship program and brand of American cable and satellite television network ESPN. The show covers various sports teams and athletes from around the world and often shows highlights of sports from the day. Originally broadcast only once per day, SportsCenter now has up to twelve airings each day, excluding overnight repeats. The show often covers the major sports in the U.S. including basketball, hockey, football, and baseball. SportsCenter is also known for its recaps after sports events and its in-depth analysis by different anchors and popular figures like Stephen A. Smith and Scott Van Pelt. The show continues to be the flagship show for ESPN and leads the way in sports broadcasting and entertainment.
LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely considered one of the greatest NBA players in history, James is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. Playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers, James is the only player in NBA history to have won NBA championships with three franchises as Finals MVP. He has competed in ten NBA Finals, including eight consecutive with the Heat and Cavaliers from 2011 through 2018. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. During his 17-year career, James holds the record for all-time playoffs points, is third in all-time points, and eighth in career assists. James has been selected to the All-NBA First Team a record 13 times, made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has been named an All-Star 17 times, including three All-Star MVP selections.
Matthew Derrick Williams, nicknamed "Matt the Bat" and "The Big Marine" is an American professional baseball manager and former third baseman who is the manager for the Kia Tigers of the KBO League. A right-handed batter, Williams played in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, and Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Washington Nationals from 2014 to 2015.
Allen Bestwick is an American sportscaster who works for CBS and the ESPN family of networks. He has been with the ESPN family of networks since 2007.
Matthew Edward Vasgersian is an American sportscaster and television host. Vasgersian is a play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Angels, as well as ESPN's coverage of Major League Baseball and as a studio host for MLB Network. In the past, he has served as an announcer for Fox Sports' National Football League & Major League Baseball coverage, NBC Sports' coverage of the Olympic Games, and NBC Sports' coverage of the short lived XFL. He formerly called play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres.
Brian Kenny is a studio host for MLB Network and a boxing play by play announcer for Fox Sports and DAZN. The television face of sabermetrics and baseball analytics, he is the host of the weekday program MLB Now, known as “the show for the thinking fan". He previously worked for ESPN, and had his own show on ESPN Radio named The Brian Kenny Show. One of the most respected baseball historians and broadcasters in the country, he is also the host of the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York.
Todd Grisham is an American sports reporter employed by the UFC and Glory kickboxing. Prior to his departure from ESPN at the end of 2016, his duties for the network included being the in-studio host for Friday Night Fights as well as a SportsCenter anchor.
Gary Dennis Danielson is an American college football commentator and former professional American football player. Danielson was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Detroit Lions from 1976 to 1984 and for the Cleveland Browns in 1985, 1987, and 1988. He is currently working for CBS Sports as a commentator for its college football coverage and previously held the same position for ABC Sports.
Matthew Robert Birk is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football at Harvard. Birk is a two-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowl selection, and a Super Bowl champion.
Michael Todd Tirico is an American sportscaster working for NBC Sports since 2016. He is also known for his 10-year run as an NFL play-by-play announcer on ESPN's Monday Night Football from 2006 to 2015. Tirico has called a multitude of sports in his career, including the NBA, NHL, college football and basketball, golf, tennis, and world cup soccer.
Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Umenyiora was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and holds the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game. He is one of five British-born players to have won a Super Bowl, joining Marvin Allen, Scott McCready, former Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes and Jay Ajayi. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons.
Jay Mariotti is an American sports journalist and commentator who currently hosts the sports-related podcast Unmuted. He previously spent 17 years as a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and eight years as a regular panelist on the ESPN sports-talk program Around the Horn.
ESPN College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision college football on ESPN. In the past, the presenting sponsors have been Polaroid, AT&T and Hilton. The current presenting sponsor is PlayStation 5. The game telecast airs every Saturday night at 7:45pm ET during the college football regular season. The game is preceded by a 45-minute-long College Football Scoreboard with Matt Barrie, Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer, all of whom also appear on the halftime report. This game telecast is also presented in high-definition on ESPN HD.
Daniel Patrick Pugh, known professionally as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and streaming on Peacock. He co-hosted NBC's Football Night in America and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He worked at ESPN for 18 years, where he often anchored the weeknight and Sunday 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.
Matthew Montgomery Barkley is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He played college football at Southern California, and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo Bills.
Matthew Yocum is a long-standing reporter in motorsports, best known for being a NASCAR pit reporter. He will work for CBS as a pit reporter to cover the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) starting in 2021. He most recently worked in that role for NASCAR on Fox for 20 years, from 2001 to 2020.
Tyson Barrie is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the Avalanche in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Christopher Brady Fowler is an American sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay, which he hosted between 1990 and 2014, and for college football. From 1990 until 2014, Fowler was the primary studio host for college football. Fowler is also a regular anchor on ESPN for coverage of tennis and soccer.
Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks before being drafted with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, making him just the second Canadian to be taken number one overall in the NBA draft. After being traded before his first season, he earned NBA Rookie of the Year honours for the 2014–15 season, playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wiggins is also a member of the Canadian national team. In February 2020, after spending his first five and a half seasons with Minnesota, Wiggins was traded to Golden State.
BT Sport is a group of pay television sports channels provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was launched on 1 August 2013. The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. BT Sport is available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK and Sky, Eir TV and Vodafone TV in the Republic of Ireland.