The Naval Academy is pleased to host ESPN on Friday, November 8 for the network’s annual SportsCenter Veterans Day broadcast tribute.
The SportsCenter program will include live interviews with USNA leaders, taped features of midshipmen in various activities throughout the Yard, and live broadcasts of noon meal formation and noon meal in King Hall. This national broadcast provides a great opportunity for USNA to showcase to the American public the importance of our mission and the excellence of the Brigade, faculty and staff.
ESPN will locate its broadcast set in T-Court. The SportsCenter anchors are Hannah Storm and Kevin Negandi. SportsCenter programming will begin Friday at 9:00 AM and run through 7:30 PM (ET), and will include approximately two live broadcasts every hour from the USNA set.
The Commandant’s Staff will coordinate the attendance of midshipmen, but they are not authorized to miss class to visit the set. The following broadcast schedule is provided for your information. A full broadcast schedule will be available later this week so that you know when to tune-in to catch all of the taped segments, too.
9:00 AM - LIVE opening of program by Hannah Storm from the broadcast set outside T-Court and Kevin Negandhi from the Rotunda.
10:30 AM - LIVE interview with Commandant of Midshipmen on the set in T-Court.
11:00 AM - LIVE interview with Superintendent inside Memorial Hall. (Memorial Hall will be restricted to visitors during this time.)
12:00 NOON - LIVE coverage of noon meal formation including on-set interview with Deputy Commandant describing event.
12:15 PM - LIVE coverage of noon meal in King Hall including possible interview with a midshipman at lunch.
2:00 PM - LIVE interview with Navy head football coach Niumatalolo on the set in T-Court.
3:00 PM-6:00 PM - SportsCenter will re-broadcast various segments shown earlier in day.
6:00 PM - LIVE discussion by anchors in T Court of previously taped “Why I’m here” interviews with midshipmen. May also include taped feature with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick discussing his time at USNA.
6:20 PM - LIVE discussion by anchors in T Court of ESPN commentator Tom Rinaldi’s essay on “Annapolis.” TBD taped highlights Women’s Soccer game played earlier in day, and a quick scene from the Marine Corps Birthday Ball.
7:10 PM - LIVE goodbye and wrap-up by anchors of day’s coverage.