ESPN RISE Games – Thriller Edition

Had a great time at the opening ceremonies of the ESPN RISE Games on Saturday. The crowd and the student athletes were really pumped up for the official launch of the two week event. I think this rendition of Thriller, led by DJ Steve Dunlap, was a great way to get everyone into the spirit.

More on the opening ceremonies later, but I wanted to get out the schedule of events as they’ll be shown on ESPN3.com and ESPNU.

ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target: Coverage on ESPNU & ESPN3.com

Thirty-Plus Hours of Live and Pre-Taped Programming

Desmond Howard Joins Analyst and Play-by-Play Team

ESPNU and ESPN3.com will provide extensive coverage of the second annual ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target, Sun., Jul. 18 through Thurs., Jul. 29. Event coverage will include more than 30 hours of live and pre-taped programming featuring elite and competitive level student-athlete sporting events from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; the nation’s leading multi-sport complex for amateur and professional sports, in suburban Orlando, Fla.

ESPNU programming will include elite event coverage of the Champion High School Showcase, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented By Champion®, the Under Armour High School Softball All-America game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. ESPN3.com live event streaming will include basketball, lacrosse, track & field and softball events.

Desmond Howard has joined the team of ESPN analysts and play-by-play announcers for the ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target; he will join Tom Luginbill and Justin Kutcher during the Champion Gridiron Kings telecast. ESPN’s Garland Cooper, Joe Beninati, Quint Kessenich, Adrian Branch and Paul Biancardi will also provide event analysis and play-by-play commentary for the ESPN RISE Games ESPNU programming; while Kevin Corke, Michael Cain, Casey Powell, Al Keck, Mike Wise and Nicole Trimboli will for ESPN3.com programming.

ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target ESPNU & ESPN3.com Schedule:

Date Time Network Event Talent
Sun., Jul. 18 1 p.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Club Championships – Track & Field Kevin Corke, Michael Cain
Mon., Jul. 19 10 a.m. ESPN3.COM Champion Girl High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse event Casey Powell, Kevin Corke
Mon., Jul. 19 12 p.m. ESPN3.COM Champion Girl High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse event Casey Powell, Kevin Corke
Fri., Jul. 23 9 a.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Fri., Jul. 23 11 a.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Fri., Jul. 23 1 p.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi- finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Fri., Jul. 23 3 p.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Semi- finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Fri., Jul. 23 6 p.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 14U Super Showcase – Boys – Finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Fri., Jul. 23 8 p.m. ESPN3.COM AAU Basketball 15U Super Showcase – Boys – Finals Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Mike Wise
Sat., Jul. 24 7 p.m. ESPNU Under Armour All-America Softball Game Justin Kutcher and Garland Cooper
Sat., Jul. 24 8 a.m. ESPN3.COM USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 16U – Semi Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli
Sat., Jul. 24 10 a.m. ESPN3.COM USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 18U – Semi Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli
Sat., Jul. 24 12:30 p.m. ESPN3.COM USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 16U – Final Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli
Sat., Jul. 24 2:30 p.m. ESPN3.COM USSSA Fast-Pitch World Series 18U – Final Kevin Corke, Al Keck and Nicole Trimboli
Sun., Jul. 25 7 p.m. ESPNU Champion Boys High School Lacrosse Showcase Joe Beninati and Quint Kessenich
Mon., Jul. 26 7 p.m. ESPNU AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion® Justin Kutcher, Adrian Branch, and Paul Biancardi
Tues., Jul. 27 7 p.m. ESPNU AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion® Justin Kutcher, Adrian Branch, and Paul Biancardi
Wed., Jul. 28 7 p.m. ESPNU Champion® Gridiron Kings Tom Luginbill and Justin Kutcher
Thurs., Jul. 29 7 p.m. ESPNU ESPN RISE Games Recap Show Justin Kutcher

The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target is a two-week-long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused events, anchored by four elite high school sports events: the Champion High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented By Champion®, the Under Armour High School Softball All-America game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. The ESPN RISE Games’ competitive channel youth sports include boys and girls lacrosse, softball, football, baseball, basketball, field hockey and track & field. The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target expects to host more than 13,000 student athletes during the 2010 event.

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2 Responses to ESPN RISE Games – Thriller Edition

  1. Shots of the crowd performing Thriller at the opening ceremonies for ESPN RISE Games 2010 – http://bit.ly/ctfpPs – schedule of TV coverage

  2. ESPN RISE Games now under way at ESPN WWOS – check out the event broadcast schedule and a fun version of Thriller – http://ht.ly/2djsk

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