ESPN Kicks Off First Full Day of Super Bowl LI Coverage in Houston on Wednesday at 6 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. CT

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ESPN Kicks Off First Full Day of Super Bowl LI Coverage in Houston on Wednesday at 6 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. CT

PHOTOS: ESPN Shows at the Super Bowl

NFL Legends and Current Players to Appear Live on ESPN Shows All Week

ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl LI continues Wednesday, Feb. 1, from multiple set locations in downtown Houston. The main set is adjacent to the Toyota Center between Austin, Bell, LaBranch and Leeland Streets, while Mike & Mike, First Take and Outside the Lines will be live from nearby Lucky’s Pub (801 St Emanuel St.).

ESPN Shows Originating from Houston:

  • ESPN’s flagship news and information program SportsCenter On the Road will be in downtown Houston (Wed-Sun) with rotating hosts Hannah Storm, Sage Steele, Cari Champion and Steve Levy.
  • First Take (Wed-Fri – Lucky’s Pub): ESPN’s weekday morning debate show featuring Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and moderator Molly Qerim.
  • Outside the Lines (Wed-Fri – Lucky’s Pub) Bob Ley hosts the long-running ESPN show’s first remote telecast from Super Bowl.
  • NFL Insiders (Wed-Fri – downtown Houston) with hosts Suzy Kolber (Wed, Fri) and Wendi Nix (Thu);
  • NFL Live (Wed-Fri – downtown Houston) with host Trey Wingo and a rotating team of NFL analysts.

Throughout the week, legendary and current NFL players, Hall of Famers, head coaches and others will appear on ESPN Super Bowl LI studio shows live from Houston, including Dolphins HOF quarterback and Dan Marino, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, head coaches Ron Rivera (Panthers), Anthony Lynn (Chargers) and Sean McVay (Rams), Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, NFL Network’s Deion Sanders, former NFL player and actor Terry Crews, Christian Hip Hop star Lecrae, Clemson National Champion QB Deshaun Watson, and more.

ESPN television and radio shows are open for public viewing all week. Schedule:

ESPN NFL Programming Surrounding Super Bowl LI – Wednesday:  

–All subject to change–

TIME (CT) SHOW AND LOCATION NETWORK(S)
5-9 a.m. Mike & Mike

Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: HOF QB Dan Marino (6:00); Super Bowl XXXV-winning coach and Fox Sports NFL analyst Brian Billick (6:30); NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (7:00); Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (7:30); NFL Network studio host Rich Eisen (8:00); Jets WR Brandon Marshall (8:30)

ESPN Radio/ESPN2
9 a.m. First Take

Host: Molly Qerim; Lead Commentators: Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman

Guests: HOF CB and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders; Marino; Marshall; former NFL player and actor Terry Crews

ESPN
9 a.m. SportsCenter – Face to Face with Hannah Storm

Host: Hannah Storm

Analysts: Ryan Clark; NFL Insiders Louis Riddick, Bill Polian and Adam Schefter

Guest: Falcons owner Arthur Blank (9:05); HOF QB Warren Moon (9:15); Jets WR Brandon Marshall (9:30); HOF RB Earl Campbell (9:45)

ESPN2
10 a.m. SportsCenter – Coast to Coast with Cari Champion & David Lloyd

Host: Cari Champion

Analysts: Tedy Bruschi, Mark Schlereth, NFL Insiders Polian, Riddick and Schefter

Guests: Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders and Redskins CB Josh Norman (10:05); Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (10:30); Broncos LB Von Miller (11:05); Marino (11:20); Saints QB Drew Brees (11:30) and Christian Hip Hop star Lecrae (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

ESPN2
1 p.m. NFL Insiders

Host: Suzy Kolber; Insiders Riddick, Schefter and Polian

Guest: Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay

ESPN
2 p.m. NFL Live

Host: Trey Wingo; Analysts: Clark, Bruschi, Charles Woodson and Schefter

Guest: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell

ESPN
5 p.m. SportsCenter

Host: Sage Steele

Analysts: Clark, Bruschi and Schefter

ESPN
6 p.m. SportsCenter*

Host: Steve Levy

Analysts: Clark, Bruschi and Schefter

TBD

ESPN NFL Programming Surrounding Super Bowl LI – Thursday: 

–All subject to change–

TIME (CT) SHOW AND LOCATION NETWORK(S)
5-9 a.m. Mike & Mike

Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: ESPN’s Ron Jaworski (6:00); Falcons TE Greg Olsen (7:00); Saints QB Drew Brees (7:30); Eagles QB Carson Wentz (8:00)

ESPN Radio/ESPN2
9 a.m. First Take

Host: Molly Qerim; Lead Commentators: Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman

Guests: HOF RB and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk; Steelers WR Antonio Brown; HOF RB Barry Sanders; Bengals WR AJ Green

ESPN
9 a.m. SportsCenter – Face to Face with Hannah Storm

Host: Hannah Storm

Analysts: Ryan Clark; Charles Woodson, NFL Insiders Louis Riddick, Bill Polian and Adam Schefter

Guest: Former Saints QB Archie Manning (9:10); Colts K Adam Vinatieri (9:20); Chargers DE  Joey Bosa (9:45)

ESPN2
10 a.m. SportsCenter – Coast to Coast with Cari Champion & David Lloyd

Host: Cari Champion

Analysts: Ryan Clark, Charles Woodson, Mark Schlereth, NFL Insiders Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter

Guests: Texans DE J.J. Watt (10:10); Green (10:30); Chiefs DB Eric Berry (11:45)

ESPN2
1 p.m. NFL Insiders

Host: Wendi Nix; Insiders Riddick, Schefter and Polian

Guest: Panthers HC Ron Rivera

ESPN
2 p.m. NFL Live

Host: Trey Wingo; Analysts: Clark, Matt Hasselbeck, Schlereth and Schefter

Guest: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (2:45) and Olsen (2:45)

ESPN
5 p.m. SportsCenter

Host: Sage Steele

Analysts: Tedy Bruschi, Matt Hasselbeck and Randy Moss

ESPN
6 p.m. SportsCenter*

Host: Steve Levy

Analysts: Clark, Bruschi and Schefter

TBD

ESPN NFL Programming Surrounding Super Bowl LI – Friday: 

–All subject to change–

TIME (CT) SHOW AND LOCATION NETWORK(S)
5-9 a.m. Mike & Mike

Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: Giants QB Eli Manning (6:00); Panthers HC Ron Rivera (6:30); Clemson University QB Deshaun Watson (7:00); Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (8:00); Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (8:30)

ESPN Radio/ESPN2
9 a.m. First Take

Host: Molly Qerim; Lead Commentators: Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman

Guests: Fitzgerald; Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu

ESPN
9 a.m. SportsCenter – Face to Face with Hannah Storm

Host: Hannah Storm

Analysts: Merril Hoge; Ron Jaworski; Ryan Clark; NFL Insiders Bill Polian and Adam Schefter

Guest: Prescott (9:30); Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (9:45)

ESPN2
10 a.m. SportsCenter – Coast to Coast with Cari Champion & David Lloyd

Host: Cari Champion

Analysts: Hoge, Jaworski, Clark, Polian and Schefter

Guests: Chargers HC Anthony Lynn (10:45); Mathieu (11:15)

ESPN2
1 p.m. NFL Insiders

Host: Suzy Kolber; Insiders: Louis Riddick, Schefter and Polian

Guest: Cardinals HC Bruce Arians

ESPN
2 p.m. NFL Live

Host: Trey Wingo; Analysts: Tedy Bruschi, Mark Schlereth and Schefter

Guest: Texans DE J.J. Watt

ESPN
5 p.m. SportsCenter

Host: Sage Steele

Analysts: Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Schefter

ESPN
6 p.m. SportsCenter*

Host: Steve Levy

Analysts: Dilfer, Hasselbeck, Moss and Schefter

TBD

*Segments only; full show originates elsewhere.

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

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