ESPN’s Week-Long Salute to Veterans Day


ESPN’s Week-Long Salute to Veterans Day

America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans, November 4-11

ESPN will honor veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with a week of programming — America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans  — culminating in special SportsCenter editions from West Point on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Highlights include:

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, a special edition of Friday Night Fights from the Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, College GameDay will be on site from the Air Force Academy for Army vs Air Force.

On Sunday, Nov. 8, Sunday NFL Countdown will air the first television interview with Marie Tillman, widow of former NFL player Pat Tillman who was killed in Afghanistan. Tillman will also appear live on Monday Night Countdown from Denver before the Steelers-Broncos game on Nov. 9.

Also on Sunday, Nov. 8,  Outside the Lines will broadcast live from Walter Reed Medical Center. In addition, former Dallas Cowboy and Navy veteran Roger Staubach will be the Sunday Conversation onSportsCenter.

On Monday, Nov. 9,  Rocky Bleier, a 4-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, discusses being injured in the Vietnam War and his return to the NFL  on Monday Night Countdown. The tribute to America’s veterans continues with live shots from Iraq during Monday Night Football.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Mike and Mike in the Morning will be the first broadcast from the newly commissioned USS New York. The ship and its motto, “Never Forget,” honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks.

Also, notable coaches Bill Parcells (former Army assistant coach), Bob Knight (former Army basketball coach) and Mike Krzyzewski (former Army basketball player and coach) will discuss the role that the military played in shaping their lives and careers on SportsCenter Nov. 11.

Other elements throughout the week include:

  • Army Golf near Korea’s DMZ  (Outside the Lines)
  • How sports are used by wounded warriors in the rehab process  (Outside the Lines)
  • Warrior Adventure Quest – extreme sports driven program that aims to help soldiers build team spirit and deal with combat related stress.  (ESPN Deportes)
  • Danielle Green-Byrd-Former Notre Dame basketball player injured in Iraq (SportsCenter)
  • What if baseball legends like Ted Williams never went to war? (SportsCenter)
  • Tim James – Former NBA player now serving in Iraq (NBA Countdown)
  • President Barack Obama will salute troops and veterans with a taped message, along with some of the biggest names in sports, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady and Lance Armstrong.

America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans


Program & Time (ET)

Wed, Nov 4

Special Edition of Friday Night Fights from the Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. (ESPN2, 8 p.m.)

Sat., Nov 7

College GameDay from the Air Force Academy (ESPN, 10 a.m.)

Sun., Nov 8

Outside the Lines from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (ESPN, 9 a.m,)

Mon., Nov 9

Live shots from Iraq during Steelers-Broncos Monday Night Football game (ESPN, 830p.m.)

Tues., Nov 10

Mike and Mike in the Morning from the USS New York (ESPN Radio and ESPN2, 6-10 a.m.)

Wed., Nov 11

SportsCenter from the United States Military Academy at West Point starting at 9 a.m.

First Take from U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J. (ESPN2, 10 a.m. – noon)

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