ESPN has entered into a programming agreement with a new cable network geared toward historically black colleges and universities, said Curtis Symonds, the chief executive of the venture. The HBCU Network plans to begin carrying live sporting events from predominantly black colleges in August 2011, Symonds said. premier
Reggie Rock Bythewood’s new documentary One Night In Vegas premiers tonight as part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series. The film takes a look at the friendship between Tupac and Mike Tyson, as well as the events of that night that saw the boxer’s final championship win and the iconic rapper’s slaying:
On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson’s fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present hype of the professional boxing scene would come face to face with the worlds of big business, Hollywood, and hip hop. Sitting ringside was controversial rapper Tupac Shakur.
Tiger granted ESPN and the GOlf Channel 5 minute interviews to discuss his predicament, his treatment, and his return to golf. How did he get off course? “I lost my Buddhism, and stopped meditating…”
What does it take to get off the couch, wake up at 5am to run 5 miles, put another stack on the bench or decline second helpings of your favorite comfort food? The motivation comes from within. Sometimes, however, I find myself weak and tired. But then from out of nowhere something or someone will encourage me. Last week nauseous from sit-ups and dreaming of a big bowl of cheesy nachos, I was ready to stray into bad habits when I saw the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue. And there she was, the Athena of sports, sprung right from Zeus’ head—Serena Williams. With nothing on but her golden bronze skin, die-hard muscle body and bright red lipstick smile.