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FOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
NASCAR: FOX Sports 1 Revs Engine for Live Coverage from Daytona Speedweeks; 2014 Marks FOX Sports’ 14th Season of NASCAR Coverage
FOX COLLEGE HOOPS: No. 6 Villanova Battles No. 18 Creighton
for BIG EAST’s Top Spot on FOX Sports 1
UFC: Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 Features Two Key Middleweight Battles
SOCCER: FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
Return to FOX Sports
ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING: FOX Sports Goes 1-on-1
with NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson
STUDIO: FOX SPORTS LIVE Reports from Sochi
NASCAR ON FOX AT DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS
FOX SPORTS REVS THE ENGINE ON NASCAR LIVE FROM DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS – Only 10 days removed from live coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, FOX Sports officially cranks the engine for its 14th season of NASCAR coverage with nearly 80 hours of programming from Daytona Speedweeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 13. During the two weeks of Daytona Speedweeks, FOX and FOX Sports 1 are home to dozens of hours of live on-track action across all three NASCAR national series, as well as a variety of specials and documentaries. FOX Sports offers multi-network, multi-platform coverage from Daytona International Speedway, including live coverage of the DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 23 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX with live pre-race coverage on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (12:00 PM ET), in addition to a live offering of POLE DAY QUALIFYING on Sunday, Feb. 16 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX. FOX Sports 1 presents live coverage of THE SPRINT UNLIMITED on Saturday, Feb. 15 (8:00 PM ET).
Daytona Speedweeks on the FOX family of networks kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 13 with DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY (10:00 AM ET), a live two-hour special on FOX Sports 1 direct from NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway, followed by a special two-hour edition of NASCAR RACE HUB from NASCAR Media Day (4:00 PM ET) that recaps the day’s interviews, news and highlights. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars hit the track for the first time on Friday, Feb. 14, and FOX Sports 1 has all the action beginning at 4:00 PM ET. The network then caps its Valentine’s Day coverage with “NASCAR Night on FOX Sports 1,” a three-and-a-hour block of primetime NASCAR programming right after the network’s live on-track coverage of the opening day of THE SPRINT UNLIMITED practice. FOX Sports 1 premieres FOX SPORTS 1-on-1: JIMMIE JOHNSON (7:30 PM ET), THE DAY: DAYTONA PRIMETIME (8:00 PM ET), RETURN OF THE 3 (9:00 PM ET) and an encore presentation of THE DAY: REMEMBERING DALE EARNHARDT (10:00 PM ET).
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY
This live special from NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway features driver interviews as they make their way through the day’s media activities and updates viewers on all the breaking news and announcements.
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Thursday, Feb. 13 (10:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Adam Alexander, Danielle Trotta, Steve Byrnes and Bob Dillner
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, Feb. 15 (6:30 PM ET)
· Talent: John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
SPRINT UNLIMITED DEBUTS ON FOX SPORTS 1
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, Feb. 15 (8:00 PM ET)
- What: The NASCAR on FOX broadcast crew of race announcer Mike Joy and analysts Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip take viewers through the first race of the 2014 NASCAR season, live from Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING
The NASCAR on FOX announce team anchors live coverage of DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING, which sets the prestigious first and second starting positions for the DAYTONA 500.
· Network/When: FOX, Sunday, Feb. 16 (1:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Mike Joy, Chris Myers, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds, Krista Voda and Jeff Hammond
DAYTONA 500 POLE DAY
DAYTONA 500 POLE DAY offers comprehensive post-event coverage of DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING and breaks down the moments that set the front row for “The Great American Race” with driver interviews and analysis.
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Feb. 16 (9:00 PM ET; same-day delay)
· Talent: John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace and Bob Dillner
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR RACE
· Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Tuesday, Feb. 18 (7:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Mike Joy, Bob Dillner, Larry McReynolds, Hermie Sadler and Ray Dunlap
NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST RACE
· Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Tuesday, Feb. 18 (8:30 PM ET)
· Talent: Mike Joy, Phil Parsons, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
BIG EAST’S TOP TWO TEAMS SQUARE OFF ON SUNDAY – With only a few weeks remaining in the regular season, BIG EAST basketball heats up with a full slate of games this week, including a matchup of the conference’s top two teams on Sunday, Feb. 16, as No. 18 Creighton hosts No. 6 Villanova at 5:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1. Play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and analyst Donny Marshall have the call as the Wildcats look to stay atop the conference standings, while the Bluejays, who currently sit one half-game back, look to climb into a tie for first. The last time these two teams meet, Creighton dominated Villanova in Philadelphia, coming away with a 96-68 win, including 23 points from National Player of the Year frontrunner Doug McDermott.
Also this weekend, BIG EAST basketball returns to the FOX broadcast network, as Marquette hosts Xavier on Saturday, Feb. 15 (4:00 PM ET) in a battle for position within the standings, as just one game separates the third-place Musketeers from the fourth-place Golden Eagles. Stockton is behind the microphone calling the action alongside analyst Brevin Knight. Coverage begins at 3:30 PM ET with the FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF pregame show.
FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Thursday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 18 (6:30 PM ET); FOX, Saturday, Feb. 15 (3:30 PM ET)
· Talent: Rob Stone, Austin Croshere and Bill Raftery
- This Week: St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin joins Rob Stone, Austin Croshere and Bill Raftery for a talk-back live from the Prudential Center as the Red Storm get ready to take on Seton Hall on Thursday, Feb. 13.
This week’s full schedule, including broadcaster information, can be found below.
|DATE||TIME (ET)||GAME||NETWORK||Play by Play||Analyst|
|Wednesday, Feb. 12||8:00 PM||#6 Villanova at DePaul||FOX Sports 1||Dick Stockton||Kevin O’Neill|
|Thursday, Feb. 13||7:00 PM||#13 West Virginia at Oklahoma||FOX Sports 1||Ron Thulin||Brenda VanLengen|
|Thursday, Feb. 13||9:00 PM||St. John’s at Seton Hall||FOX Sports 1||Justin Kutcher||Tarik Turner|
|Thursday, Feb. 13||9:00 PM||Charlotte at Louisiana Tech||FSN||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, Feb. 15||12:00 PM||Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic||FSN||TBD||TBD|
|Saturday, Feb. 15||2:00 PM||DePaul at Providence||FSN||Jason Benetti||Vin Parise|
|Saturday, Feb. 15||4:00 PM||Xavier at Marquette||FOX||Dick Stockton||Brevin Knight|
|Sunday, Feb. 16||1:00 PM||#7 Baylor at Texas||FOX Sports 1||Ron Thulin||Brenda VanLengen|
|Sunday, Feb. 16||3:00 PM||Oregon State at Oregon||FOX Sports 1||Aaron Goldsmith||Luke Walton|
|Sunday, Feb. 16||5:00 PM||#6 Villanova at #18 Creighton||FOX Sports 1||Justin Kutcher||Donny Marshall|
|Sunday, Feb. 16||7:00 PM||Georgetown at St. John’s||FOX Sports 1||Dick Stockton||Tarik Turner|
|Tuesday, Feb. 18||7:00 PM||#6 Villanova at Providence||FOX Sports 1||Dick Stockton||Gary Williams|
|Tuesday, Feb. 18||9:00 PM||Butler at St. John’s||FOX Sports 1||Justin Kutcher||Tarik Turner|
|Wednesday, Feb. 19||7:30 PM||Texas at Oklahoma||FSN||Ron Thulin||Brenda VanLengen|
|Wednesday, Feb. 19||8:00 PM||#18 Creighton at Marquette||FOX Sports 1||Wayne Larrivee||Bill Raftery|
|Wednesday, Feb. 19||10:00 PM||#2 Arizona at Utah||FOX Sports 1||Aaron Goldsmith||Corey Williams|
UFC TONIGHT PREVIEWS UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI AND UFC 170
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, Feb. 12 (7:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Kenny Florian, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani
- This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Kenny Florian is joined by retired UFC middleweight Brian Stann to offer full previews and breakdowns of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI. Plus, Karyn Bryant interviews UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, and Florian and Stann interview former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans before their fights at UFC 170. Ariel Helwani has reports from around the UFC.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER NATIONS – CANADIAN PLOTS REVENGE ON TEAM AUSTRALIA
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, Feb. 12 (10:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Patrick Côté, Kyle Noke
· This Week: On this episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER NATIONS: CANADA VS. AUSTRALIA, Tyler’s dramatic win has turned the mood of the house on its head as Team Australia celebrates. Australian welterweight Richie Walsh promises to keep the team’s winning streak alive as he prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches. But as a member of Canada’s military forces, Matt is angered by the Australians’ disrespectful victory celebrations and vows to take revenge on Richie.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN – FORMER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMP CRUZ JOINS AS ANALYST
· Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Friday, Feb. 14 (1:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Mike Hill, Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant
- This Week: Coverage of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI begins with the live WEIGH-IN SHOW with host Mike Hill who is joined by former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and former UFC middleweight Brian Stann offering analysis as the 24 fighters attempt to make weight. Karyn Bryant interviews fighters during the show from Brazil.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI FEATURES TWO KEY MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUTS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes, Saturday, Feb. 15 (10:30 PM ET)
· Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, Mike Hill, Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant
- This Week: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI is headlined by Lyoto Machida (20-4) versus Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2). The main card also features another key middleweight fight with No. 3-ranked Jacare Souza (19-3, 1NC) facing No. 8-ranked Francis Carmont (22-7). Other bouts include welterweights Erick Silva (15-4, 1NC) versus Takenori Sato (17-8-7), Viscardi Andrade (15-6) against Nico Musoke (11-2, 1NC) in another 170-pound battle, and Charles Oliveira (16-4, 1NC) fights Andy Ogle (9-3) in a featherweight bout.
UFC PRESIDENT DANA WHITE SAYS MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI IS MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE-CONTENDER BOUT: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. MOUSASI live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, Feb. 15 (10:30 PM ET), headlined by a five-round middleweight matchup between former UFC light heavyweight champion and current No. 4-ranked middleweight Lyoto Machida (20-4) versus former Strikeforce Champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2). According to UFC President Dana White, this fight has middleweight title contender implications: “If Machida wins, he could possibly be next in line for a title shot,” said White on an episode of FOX SPORTS LIVE last week. “The thing that makes the 185-pound division so interesting and so exciting right now is Vitor Belfort is fighting Chris Weidman next for the title, plus you’ve got Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and a list of nasty, nasty guys ready to fight for the belt.”
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER – WONDERBOY THOMPSON, MCMANN’S RISE, MCGREGOR MIC’D UP
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Feb. 16 (9:30 PM ET)
· Talent: Host Jon Anik
- This Week: Stephen Thompson acquired the “Wonderboy” nickname while racking up a 57-0 kickboxing record. Insider travels to his home to chronicle his remarkable rise and success in the UFC. From her days as an Olympic wrestler to her recent ascension up the UFC women’s bantamweight ranks, witness how Sara McMann has risen to status of number one contender. Jiu-Jitsu experts Rener and Ryron Gracie illuminate Ronda Rousey’s first UFC title defense as she stopped the offensive attack of Liz Carmouche in Gracie Breakdown. Then, colorful UFC stars Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping are mic’d up Octagonside for the handiwork of Rashad Evans at UFC 167.
GOLDEN BOY BOXING: IBA CONTINENTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE ON LINE
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes, Monday, Feb. 17 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and ringside report Jessica Rosales
- This Week: Two of Northern California’s most popular and talented young stars are featured at Golden Boy Live! from the Storm House in Salinas, Calif., when Fairfield’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (13-0, 5 KO’s) meets Mexico’s Enrique “Cuate” Quevedo (15-6-1, 9 KO’s) in the 10-round featherweight main event. Plus, Salinas’ own Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (14-2-2, 6 KO’s) puts his IBA Continental Middleweight Title on the line against Texas’ Raul “El Tigre” Casarez (20-4, 9 KO’s) in a 10-round brawl.
FA CUP, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: TOP TEAMS ACROSS EUROPE BATTLE OVER NEXT TWO WEEKS
FOX Sports airs more than two dozen matches from the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Sunderland vs. Southhampton, Saturday, Feb. 15 (7:30 AM ET), FOX Sports 2 (FA CUP)
Cardiff City vs. Wigan Athletic, Saturday, Feb. 15 (10:00 AM ET), FOX Sports 2 (FA CUP)
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Charlton Athletic, Saturday, Feb. 15 (10:00 AM ET), FOX Soccer Plus (FA CUP)
Manchester City vs. Chelsea, Sunday, Feb. 16 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 2 (FA CUP)
Everton vs. Swansea City, Sunday, Feb. 16 (8:00 AM ET), FOX Sports 1 (FA CUP)
Sheffield United vs. Nottingham Forest, Sunday, Feb. 16 (10:00 AM ET), FOX Soccer Plus (FA CUP)
Arsenal vs. Liverpool, Sunday, Feb. 16 (10:30 AM ET), FOX Sports 2 (FA CUP)
FA CUP GOALS, Sunday, Feb. 16 (1:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 2
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Hull City, Monday Feb. 17 (2:30 PM ET), FOX Soccer Plus (FA CUP)
Manchester City vs. Barcelona, Tuesday, Feb. 18 (2:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 (UCL)
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Paris Saint-Germain, Tuesday, Feb. 18 (2:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus (UCL)
Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich, Wednesday, Feb. 19 (2:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 2 (UCL)
AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 19 (2:30 PM ET), FOX Soccer Plus (UCL)
· Talent: Will Selva, Rob Stone, Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton, Brian McBride and Mario Melchiot
STEWART BACK IN THE HUNT; REED MAY RIDE DESPITE MULTIPLE INJURIES
· Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Saturday, Feb. 15 (8:30 PM ET, LIVE); replays on FOX Sports 1, Sunday, Feb. 16 (12:00 AM ET)
· Talent: Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael and Jenny Taft
- This Week: Monster Energy Supercross heads east after six races in California and Arizona. James Stewart’s win in San Diego marks four different winners in the series’ first six events. “James Stewart is a smart rider,” Ralph Sheheen said. “He knows each rider is going to have a bad day somewhere along the road to Vegas and the championship. James had his at the season opener. (Chad) Reed had his this past weekend in San Diego. Since that night in Anaheim, Stewart has racked up two wins and is now fourth in the points. If he keeps up this pace and the others do have their issues, Stewart will be right in the thick of the title fight when we roll into Vegas.” Don’t expect the San Diego fall that resulted in multiple injuries — reportedly a broken scapula, collarbone and T1 vertebrae — to keep Reed off the starting line this weekend. “Pay no attention to the doctors and the X-Rays,” Sheheen added. “Chad is not your average athlete. His level of determination and ability to block out pain is unlike anything I have ever seen. I would not be surprised at all to see Chad in the starting gate Saturday night in Dallas. He knows it’s a brutal and very long season. If he can gut it out, get some points and then have another week to heal even more, he knows he is still in this championship.”
This week also marks the opening of the 250 East Championship.
SIX-TIME SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMP JIMMIE JOHNSON GOES 1-ON-1 – Six-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson goes 1-on-1 with FOX Sports’ Curt Menefee on Friday, Feb. 14 (7:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 in a wide-ranging, half-hour interview discussing a variety topics, including his place in NASCAR history and willingness to let his daughter drive a racecar. Johnson also shared this with Menefee regarding one of his biggest regrets:
“Richard (Petty) was too far removed for me to say that I had a chance to drive with him on the track,” Johnson told FOX Sports 1. “But Dale (Earnhardt), that could have happened, and I so regret that I’ll never have that chance to honestly get spun out or crashed by him. That opportunity will never be there for me.”
SPECIAL EDITIONS OF NASCAR RACE HUB OPEN FOX SPORTS 1’S DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS COVERAGE – A pair of two-hour special Daytona Media Day editions of FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR RACE HUB are on tap Thursday, Feb. 13 (10:00 AM ET & 4:00 PM ET). Danielle Trotta, Adam Alexander and Matt Clark host from the Charlotte studio, while Steve Byrnes and Bob Dillner cover media day proceedings from Daytona International Speedway, where they interview the sport’s biggest drivers, have the latest news from the garage and preview an opening weekend of racing that includes The Sprint Unlimited and Daytona 500 pole day.
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1; Thursday, Feb. 13 (10:00 AM & 4:00 PM ET); Monday, February 17 (4:00 PM ET); Tuesday, Feb. 18 (12:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Co-hosts Adam Alexander, Steve Byrnes and Danielle Trotta with analysis from Matt Clark, Bob Dillner and Kyle Petty
- Upcoming shows: Kyle Petty is the in-studio analyst on Monday, Feb. 17 as the show wraps up the Sprint Unlimited and Daytona 500 pole day. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a special guest on Tuesday, Feb. 18, as NASCAR RACE HUB previews The Duel, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the Daytona 500. The ‘Top 10’ Greatest Moments in Daytona history countdown reaches its conclusion.
FOX SPORTS LIVE
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Charissa Thompson, Gary Payton, Ephraim Salaam, Greg Wolf, Ryan Field, Don Bell, Mike Hill, Bill Reiter, Gabe Kapler
- This Week: FOX SPORTS LIVE reports from the Winter Games in Sochi. Anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole share their unique perspective on the events, and Olympic medalist and figure skating icon Michelle Kwan, Olympic gold medalist skier Picabo Street, Hockey Hall of Famer and Olympian Chris Chelios and Olympic snowboarder Andy Finch break down the action and have interviews with some of the Games’ biggest stars. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Street interviews women’s slopestyle skiing silver medalist Devin Logan, and UFC commentator Joe Rogan joins in studio.
FOX FOOTBALL DAILY
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Joel Klatt, Kirk Morrison, Ronde Barber, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Scott Fujita