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Encyclopedia > WNBA on ESPN
WNBA on ESPN
WNBA on ESPN2 logo
Genre Sports
Running time 120 minutes+
Starring Doris Burke
Pam Ward
Nancy Lieberman
Country of origin United States
Original channel ESPN (1997 - present)
ESPN2 (2002 - present)
ESPN on ABC (2007 - present)

The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Women's National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. Under the title of WNBA Tuesday, games are broadcast throughout the WNBA season on Tuesday nights, generally on ESPN2. During the WNBA Playoffs, select games air on ESPN or ESPN on ABC. Doris Burke is a sideline reporter for ESPN College Basketball games. ... Pam Ward is an on-air personality for the cable sports television network ESPN. She started working there in 1996 as a sideline announcer, but hated the job[citation needed] and asked her superiors to assign her play-by-play on NCAA football games; she was granted her request in... Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman (born July 1, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former standout collegiate and professional basketball player. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ...

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Announcers

Play-by-play broadcasters for WNBA coverage on ESPN include Dave Pasch, Terry Gannon, Mark Jones and Linda Cohn. Pasch called the 2006 WNBA Finals for ESPN2, with lead analyst Doris Burke. Nancy Lieberman, the lead studio analyst, worked in the regular season with anchor Pam Ward, and in the Finals with Linda Cohn. Sideline reporters include Tina Dixon, Stephanie Ready, and Heather Cox. Dave Pasch is a play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN2, calling college football and WNBA games. ... Terry Gannon is a commentator for ABC Sports. ... Mark Jones may be: Mark Jones (born 1933), football player. ... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... Doris Burke is a sideline reporter for ESPN College Basketball games. ... Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman (born July 1, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former standout collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Pam Ward is an on-air personality for the cable sports television network ESPN. She started working there in 1996 as a sideline announcer, but hated the job[citation needed] and asked her superiors to assign her play-by-play on NCAA football games; she was granted her request in... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... Heather Cox is a semifinalist on the 5th season of American Idol. ...


Wired

One unique aspect of WNBA coverage on the ESPN family of networks is that many of the participants wear live microphones[1]. Staring with the 2003 WNBA All Star Game (which aired on ABC), most games televised have involved coaches, players and referees being wired for sound. On some occasions, the sound of players and coaches talking will overlap with commentary; also, on several occasions, ESPN has had to mute the sound because of expletives. Womens National Basketball Association All-Star Game was first played during the 1999 Womens National Basketball Association season in New York, New York. ...


Controversy

During the 2006 WNBA Finals, Detroit Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer became irritated[2] by ESPN's coverage, quoted by the Detroit Free Press as saying: The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Bill Laimbeer at the White House after winning the WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock. ... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ...

   
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I just hear from our family and friends back home that, 'Boy, ESPN is killing you guys,' ... 'And (Nancy) Lieberman and Doris Burke are just trashing you left and right.' Not only me, but also some of our players on our ballclub. ... We're telling ESPN today to basically stick it.
   
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Laimbeer banned ESPN from the Shock locker room for Game 4 of the series, and also refused to wear a live microphone for that game (as had been the custom throughout the regular season and the playoffs). Image File history File links Cquote1. ... Image File history File links Cquote2. ...


References

  1. ^ Eavesdrop on Thibault, Whisenant
  2. ^ Laimbeer not too happy with ESPN
Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Charlotte Sting | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock | Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury | Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm
Defunct teams: Cleveland Rockers | Miami Sol | Portland Fire
Media: WNBA on ESPN | List of WNBA Finals broadcasters
Other Women's Leagues: National Women's Basketball League | Women's National Basketball League (Australia)
ESPN Inc.

ESPN Executives: George Bodenheimer (President, ESPN Inc.)| Sean Bratches | Christine Driessen | Edwin Durso | Chuck Pagano | John Skipper | Norby Williamson | Russell Wolff -List of ESPN Executives The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Charlotte Sting are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Charlotte, North Carolina and they were one of the eight original teams that began to see action in 1997. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Seattle Storm is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Miami Sol joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ... The following is a list of the television networks and announcers that have broadcasted the WNBA Finals. ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ... The Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) is the premier womens basketball league in Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

ESPN Family of Networks: ESPN | ESPN2 | ESPN on ABC | ESPNEWS | ESPN Classic | ESPNU | ESPN Deportes | ESPN HD | ESPN2 HD | ESPN Now | ESPN Plus | ESPN PPV | ESPN360 | ESPN Radio | ESPN Deportes Radio -List of ESPN family of networks ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and news), launched on November 1, 1996, is a 24-hour-a-day sports news television channel produced by the sports network ESPN. It airs news, highlights, press conferences, and commentary by analysts all in relation to sports. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. The network was launched on March 4, 2005 from the Oklahoma State University Campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN HD is a cable television network owned by Disney that broadcasts 24/7. ... ESPN2 HD is a cable television network owned by Disney that broadcasts 24/7. ... A network started by ESPN, ESPN Now posts around-the-clock listings of television events on the ESPN Family of Networks, as well as up-to-date news. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ... ESPN (formerly an initialism for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... ESPN Deportes Radio is a Spanish-language sports radio network created and produced by Disney-owned ESPN. Programming includes call-in talk shows and commentary from hosts about a full range of sporting events, including soccer, American football, baseball and boxing. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

ESPN Business Ventures: ESPN.com | ESPN Original Entertainment | ESPN The Magazine | ESPN Deportes La Revista | ESPN Books | ESPN Zone | ESPY Awards | ESPN Integration -List of ESPN business ventures ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN Original Entertainment logo ESPN Original Entertainment or EOE is a production company that developes various branded programming for ESPN, an American sports entertainment cable channel. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ESPN Deportes La Revista is a Spanish Language magazine that focuses on sports from a Hispanic perspective. ... ESPN Books logo ESPN Books is a publishing company operated by ESPN Started in 2004, ESPN Books has published almost twenty books. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large sports-theme restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... ESPN Integration is an agreement between ESPN and video game developer EA to put various ESPN features in EA Sports games. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Sports Properties: Major League Baseball | Major League Soccer | Monday Night Football | NASCAR | National Basketball Association | National Hockey League | Women's National Basketball Association | -List of Programming Rights ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN or ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. The title is derived from the fact that it may come on a night when ESPN doesnt have a scheduled game (i. ... ESPN2 Major League Soccer is a promotion of Major League Soccer (North Americas premiere soccer league) on ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC, with simulcasts on ESPN2HD for the ESPN2 telecasts. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... NASCAR on ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ... ESPN National Basketball Association coverage refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association (NBA) games on the ESPN family of networks. ... ESPN National Hockey Night is a Super NES action game where the player is cast right straight into NHL action on his TV screen. ... The WNBA on ESPN2 is the de facto name for a weekly presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on ESPN2. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Key Programs: Around the Horn | Baseball Tonight | Cold Pizza | College GameDay | ESPN College Football Primetime | Jim Rome is Burning | Mike and Mike in the Morning | Monday Night Football | NBA Friday | NASCAR Countdown | NBA Shootaround | Outside the Lines | Pardon the Interruption | Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith | Saturday Primetime | SportsCenter | Sunday NFL Countdown | Sunday Night Baseball -List of programs broadcast by ESPN Around the Horn is a daily, half-hour sports talk program on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C. It airs at 5:00 pm ET, in a sports talk hour with Pardon the Interruption. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that airs weekday mornings on ESPN2. ... College Gameday logo College GameDay is an ESPN show (with a separate radio broadcast on ESPN Radio) that first aired in 1987 with Bob Carpenter as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as analysts. ... ESPN College Football Primetime may refer to one of several shows produced by ESPN: ESPN College Football Primetime (Saturday) is the Sturday night game on ESPN. ESPN2 College Football Primetime (Saturday) is the Saturday night game on ESPN2. ... Jim Rome is Burning logo Jim Rome is Burning (originally titled Rome is Burning) is a sports conversation and opinion show host by Jim Rome. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning logo Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... NBA Friday appears every Friday with live coverage of the biggest games in primetime sense the 2002 season, during the National Basketball Association regular season on ESPN and is avalible in high definition on ESPN HD. It begins in early November and appear just about every week untill the conclusion... NASCAR Countdown is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series prerace show set to debut on July 29, 2007. ... NBA Shootaround is a National Basketball Association pregame show for ESPNs coverage of the NBA. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ... Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports television show on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C., and airing on various ESPN TV channels as well as the XM and Sirius satellite radio services. ... Stephen A. Smith Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith is a television show on ESPN2 hosted by media personality, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and NBA Shootaround analyst Stephen A. Smith. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... Sunday NFL Countdown logo Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...

Notable Personalities: John Anderson | Chris Berman | Mike Breen | Hubie Brown | Linda Cohn | Lee Corso | Jay Crawford | Rece Davis | Chris Fowler | Mike Greenberg | Mike Golic | Kirk Herbstreit | Fred Hickman | Dana Jacobson | Suzy Kolber | Tony Kornheiser | Bob Ley | Steve Levy | Kenny Mayne | Jon Miller | Joe Morgan | Brent Musburger | Brad Nessler | Dan Patrick | Mike Patrick | Karl Ravech | Jim Rome | John Saunders | Stuart Scott | Stephen A. Smith | Mike Tirico | Dick Vitale | Michael Wilbon -List of ESPN personalities John Anderson (born 1965) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. ... Chris Berman, ESPN Personality. ... Mike Breen is one of ESPNs play-by-play announcers for its coverage of the NBA. He is also one of NBCs play-by-play announcers for The AFL on NBC. Breen is currently in his 14th season as an NBA broadcaster, with some of those 14 taking... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... Lee Corso on the set of College GameDay at Virginia Tech on September 24, 2005 Lee Corso (born 1936) , American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Jay Crawford is the co-host of ESPN2s morning TV show Cold Pizza. ... Rece Davis (born December 14, 1965 as Laurece Davis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama), has been a journalist for ESPN since 1995. ... Chris Fowler is a sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay for college football. ... Mike Greenberg. ... Mike Golic (born December 12, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio), is co-host of ESPN Radios Mike and Mike in the Morning. ... Kirk Herbstreit (born August 19 1969, is from Centerville, Ohio). ... Fred Hickman is an anchor for ESPN. In 1977, Hickman began his broadcasting career as a news anchor at KLWW-AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Dana Jacobson Dana Jacobson oct 2006 Dana Jacobson (born November 5, 1971) joined ESPN as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 P.M. edition of SportsCenter. ... Kolber interviewing NFL quarterback Mark Brunell. ... Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular sportswriter, radio and television talk show host, and columnist for The Washington Post. ... Bob Ley (born March 16, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a sportscaster for the ESPN cable-TV network. ... Steve Levy (born March 12, 1965), is currently a journalist for ESPN. Before working for ESPN, he worked in New York for WFAN. At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and he covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the leagues... Kenny Mayne (born September 1, 1959) is a sports journalist for ESPN. A native of Kent, Washington, Mayne was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978 at Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee, WA. Kenny graduated from UNLV in 1982, with a degree in Broadcasting, where he... Jon Miller (born October 11, 2001 in San Francisco, California) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. ... 1967 Topps pinup #25 Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many to be among the greatest to have played the position. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster for ABC. // Educated at Northwestern Universitys Medill School, Musburger began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. ... Brad Nessler, during one of ABCs broadcasts. ... Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ... Mike Patrick is an American sportscaster. ... Karl Ravech (born January 19, 1965), is an American journalist for ESPN since 1993. ... James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964 in Tarzana, California) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, the subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... John Saunders, is currently a journalist for ESPN and ABC. Before working for ESPN, he worked in Baltimore for WMAR and for City-TV in Toronto. ... Stuart Scott Stuart Scott (born July 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportscaster for ESPN, most visibly as an anchor on SportsCenter. ... Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967), usually referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Dick Vitale, left, clowning around with Calbert Cheaney Richard Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V, and Mr. ... Michael Wilbon Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Past and present television personalities on the ESPN network. ...


 
 

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