via press release:
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME & SENIOR BOWL KICK OFF ‘PATH TO PRIMETIME’ 2012 NFL DRAFT ON NFL NETWORK
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME – LONGEST RUNNING COLLEGE FOOTBALL ALL-STAR GAME –SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 4:00 PM ET
EXCLUSIVE SENIOR BOWL GAME & PRACTICE COVERAGE JANUARY 23-28
With the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine rapidly approaching, NFL Network introduces fans to the league’s next generation of talent with coverage of the East-West Shrine Game Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 PM ET, followed by exclusive coverage of Senior Bowl week and the game January 23 – 28 from Mobile, AL.
NFL Network’s ‘Path to Primetime’ 2012 NFL Draft programming provides fans with unmatched coverage as college football’s best transition to the NFL. In addition to the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, the ‘Path to Primetime’ 2012 NFL Draft programming slate includes the Path to the Draft studio show, exclusive week-long coverage from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine February 22-28, Pro Day workout reports and NFL prospect features on NFL Total Access leading into wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft in primetime April 26-28.
Leading NFL Network’s ‘Path to Primetime’ team is draft expert Mike Mayock, who received wide praise in his first season as game analyst on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Joining Mayock is fellow analyst Charles Davis and host Paul Burmeister.
For the second consecutive year, NFL Network provides exclusive coverage of the East-West Shrine Game – the longest-running all-star college football game – on Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 PM ET. Burmeister provides the play-by-play, while Mayock and Davis serve as game analysts. Rebecca Haarlow provides reports from the sidelines of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
Coverage on Saturday begins at 3:30 PM ET with the NFL Total Access: East-West Shrine Pregame show.
Former NFL head coaches Bobby Ross and Brad Childress will coach the two teams in the 87th annual edition of the prestigious all-star game.
The following week, Burmeister, Mayock, Davis, Haarlow and former Super Bowl-winning fullback Heath Evans travel to Mobile, AL, to provide wall-to-wall information and analysis as NFL Network serves as the exclusive home of the Senior Bowl for the sixth consecutive year. Coverage begins with practices Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26. On game day Saturday, January 28 at 4:00 PM ET, Burmeister calls the game alongside analysts Mayock and Davis, while Haarlow and Evans provide reports from the sidelines.
NFL Network’s daily coverage of Senior Bowl practices kicks off on Monday, January 23 at 4:00 PM ET. Tuesday through Thursday, practice coverage airs from 11:00 AM-Noon ET (North team) and 5:30-7:00 PM ET (South team). A 30-minute recap show of the day’s action airsMonday through Thursday at 10:30 PM ET. Burmeister, Mayock and Davis analyze each day’s action and preview what is to come during the game, while Haarlow and Evans provide reports and player interviews from the practice field.
NFL.com also features exclusive coverage from Mobile, AL during Senior Bowl week with Bucky Brooks providing analysis and interviews with players, coaches and NFL front office personnel throughout the week.
The Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins staffs will coach the respective Senior Bowl North and South teams, which include an impressive list of quarterbacks such as Kellen Moore (Boise State), Russell Wilson (Wisconsin), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State) andNick Foles (Arizona). Three members of the national champion University of Alabama squad will participate in the game, including the BCS National Championship’s Defensive Player of the Game, linebacker Courtney Upshaw.
Other notable players include running back Chris Rainey (Florida), safety Brandon Taylor (LSU), offensive lineman Will Blackwell (LSU), wide receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr. (Iowa) and running back Dan Herron (Ohio State).
For a complete list of the players invited and for more information on the Senior Bowl, visit http://www.seniorbowl.com/index.asp.
NFL Network’s East-West Shrine Game & Senior Bowl Programming Schedule
Saturday, January 21
3:30 PM – NFL Total Access: East-West Shrine Pregame
4:00 PM – 2012 East-West Shrine Game – LIVE from Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Monday, January 23
4:00 PM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 1 Practice
10:30 PM – Senior Bowl Day 1 Recap
Tuesday, January 24
11:00 AM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 2 Practice – North team
5:30 PM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 2 Practice – South team
10:30 PM – Senior Bowl Day 2 Recap
Wednesday, January 25
11:00 AM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 3 Practice – North team
5:30 PM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 3 Practice – South team
10:30 PM – Senior Bowl Day 3 Recap
Thursday, January 26
11:00 AM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 4 Practice – North team
5:30 PM – 2012 Senior Bowl: Day 4 Practice – South team
10:30 PM – Senior Bowl Day 4 Recap
Saturday, January 28
3:30 PM – NFL Total Access: Senior Bowl Pregame
4:00 PM – 2012 Senior Bowl – LIVE from Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
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