“It will be our best and most modern expression of our brand. the basic premise and principle is ‘let’s get out of the way of the content and let the content shine,'” Pitaro said, adding that experiences will be personalized, so that they are “serving the right content to the right user at the right time.” Included in the 10,000 live events on ESPN (which will be identified on the app by a gold flag) are MLB, NHL and MLS games (but no NFL as of yet), and also fringe sports that are usually harder to find, such as rugby, cricket, PGA tour events, English Premier League, lacrosse and boxing.Also Read: ESPN's Mike Greenberg Tells Us Why His New Show ' Get Up!UT visitors and employees should be aware of temporary street closings for the dedication. During her 38-year tenure, the Lady Vols posted a 1,098-208 record (.840), won eight NCAA National Championships and claimed a combined 32 SEC regular season and tournament titles while graduating all 122 players who completed their eligibility at UT.For more information on how to contribute to the project, go to the sports fan who just wants more sports,” Pitaro said.“And then number two, the sports fan who has been underserved by traditional linear television, who feels like he or she has not had direct access to the sports or teams they love.” The app will be the next generation of existing the ESPN app, he continued.Pat Summitt, the legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach who died today at the age of 64, was diagnosed with early-onset dementia five years before her death.
Other honorees were John Doar, a key figure in the Justice Department during the 1960s, smallpox eradication pioneer William Foege, civil rights campaigner Dolores Huerta, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, women's basketball coach and Alzheimer's advocate Pat Summitt and Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought Japanese-American internment during World War II.' Has the Right Chemistry Former Cornell Big Red football player Pitaro was also very excited about ESPN’s partnership with the Ivy League — which he swears was set in motion before he became president — along with over a dozen mid-major college conferences.“When you compare it to what is available right now and what is upcoming from our competitors, we very much like our hand here,” he said.Since the first ESPYs Awards in 1993, the show has celebrated the best sports action from throughout the year while honoring trailblazers from all realms.It was originally held in March or April from New York City, but has since moved to its regular spot in July following the MLB All-Star game and migrated west to Los Angeles.
Pitaro also stressed that this was just the beginning of ESPN’s digital offerings.