Month: November 2017

John Strong and Stu Holden in the Booth

No. 1 Ranked U.S. Women’s National Team and U.S. Men’s National Team Close Out 2017 Campaigns on FS1

LOS ANGELES, CA – The U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams close out their 2017 slates on FS1 Sunday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 14 respectively.

Jill Ellis’ No.1-ranked U.S. WNT battles No. 5-ranked Canada in an international friendly at 9:00 PM ET on FS1. Katie Witham hosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage from a field-level set at Avaya Stadium alongside former U.S. WNT midfielder Leslie Osborne. Renowned broadcaster JP Dellacamera calls the match live alongside two-time U.S. WNT Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Wagner, with Witham reporting from the sideline.

Two days later, the U.S. MNT squares off against No. 3 ranked Portugal in an international friendly at Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria, Portugal. Studio coverage begins at 3:30 PM ET on FS1 with host Rob Stone and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas. Play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match alongside former U.S. MNT midfielder Stu Holden.

All FOX soccer matches can be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer Match Pass. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

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Big Ten and Big 12 Championship Races Play Out Saturday on FOX

No. 5 Oklahoma Hosts No. 6 TCU in Prime Time with Playoff Implications on the Line
No. 12 Michigan State Visits No. 13 Ohio State in Crucial Big Ten East Showdown at Noon ET

NEW YORK, NY – Major matchups in the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences hit the gridiron on the FOX broadcast network Saturday, Nov. 11, highlighted by a primetime showdown between No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 TCU at 8:00 PM ET. FOX Sports’ lead college football game crew, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Joel Klatt and sideline reporter Jenny Taft, call the action in Norman, Okla., as top Heisman Trophy contender Baker Mayfield looks to give his Sooners an edge in the conference standings and playoff rankings, while Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs look for another signature win to add to their resume.

Kicking off a tripleheader of FOX college football Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, the Big Ten East once again goes through Columbus, Ohio, as No. 13 Ohio State hosts No. 12 Michigan State with the winner taking over first place in the division. Play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, analyst Brady Quinn and sideline reporter Bruce Feldman have the call live from The Horseshoe.

FOX Sports’ college football coverage kicks off Saturday at 11:00 AM ET on FOX and FS1 with an hour-long edition of FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME. FOX Sports is proud to host several members of our nation’s military in studio during its Saturday coverage hosted by Rob Stone with analysts Matt Leinart, Robert Smith and Dave Wannstedt. Saturday’s pregame includes a special feature on UCF walk-on and decorated U.S. Army veteran Rory Coleman who enlisted in 2010 and was deployed to Afghanistan. A front line medic, Coleman was caught in a grenade blast in 2011 and went into a coma for nine days before finishing his enlistment. After his tour, “Captain America,” as his father calls him, walked on at UCF and has contributed to the undefeated Knights on special teams and as a leader in the locker room.

This week’s full schedule of games on FOX, FS1, FSN and BTN, which kicks off Friday with another edition of “Pac-12 After Dark” between No. 9 Washington and Stanford, can be found HERE.

In 2017, FOX Sports televises top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is home to some of the biggest matchups of the season, including Ohio State at Michigan, the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games and the Foster Farms Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.

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Three-Time Pro Bowler Greg Olsen Teams with FOX Sports as NFL Game Analyst

NEW YORK, NY – On the heels of pairing the NFL’s most famous twins, Tiki and Ronde Barber, in the broadcast booth earlier this season, FOX Sports furthers its commitment to bringing insightful voices to its game coverage by adding current Carolina Panther tight end Greg Olsen Sunday, Nov. 19 as game analyst. The announcement was made today by John Entz, FOX Sports President of Production & Executive Producer.

“We are really looking forward to having Greg join our coverage,” Entz said. “As a current player, his unique insight and knowledge of today’s game and players provides a great addition to our broadcast.”

Olsen joins Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver, as the Los Angeles Rams visit the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The addition of Olsen to the broadcast booth occurs for one game only, Week 11, during his team’s bye week. This marks the third time in the network’s history that an active NFL player steps into the booth as a full game analyst during the regular season, succeeding Matt Hasselbeck (2014) and Marcus Allen (1994).

“It’s going to be a little strange making the transition from the field to the broadcast booth this week, but I’m really pumped to take on the challenge,” Olsen said.

Olsen was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2007 NFL Draft as the 31st pick overall. After four strong seasons, he was traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2011. Quickly establishing a name for himself in North Carolina, Olsen played a key role in the Panthers’ Super Bowl 50 berth against the Denver Broncos. To date, Olsen has made three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances and is the first tight end to record three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian

UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Florian Picks Pettis Over Poirier

Pettis on fighting Poirier: “This time I’m going for the kill.”
Cormier on GSP’s next fight: “I’d like to see GSP fight Woodley next.”

NEW YORK, NY – UFC TONIGHT was hosted by Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier, with Karyn Bryant adding reports. The crew recapped UFC 217, previewed the upcoming FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS and caught up with Dustin Poirier, Anthony Pettis, and Matt Brown.

UFC TONIGHT host Daniel Cormier on Georges St-Pierre’s victory at UFC 217: “First off, how big did he look? He looked huge in there. And the superman jab was back. His skills were still there, his fight IQ was there and to finish Bisping, that’s very difficult to do. He deserved the win.”

UFC TONIGHT Kenny Florian on GSP winning the middleweight belt: “This was vintage Georges St-Pierre, but he did up a weight class and he did it against Bisping, who keeps a very active pace and never gets finished. Georges mixed variety and takedowns and got the submission win. It’s amazing that he came back after four years and got finish over the champion. We’ve seen crazy comebacks, but after four years, this is just mind-blowing.”

Cormier on Tyron Woodley calling out GSP after UFC 217: “Be very careful saying stuff like Boogie man – it didn’t work out well for Joanna when she did it. But I think Georges should have fought Woodley at 170. It’s his weight class. I felt like he was a little slower at 185 and his athleticism was a little off because of all the muscle. I’d like to see GSP fight Woodley next. It would allow Tyron to fight the guy who vacated the title that he has now. It makes all the sense in the world.”

Florian on if GSP will fight again: “I don’t think any options raise the legacy of GSP. What gets better than being champ, walking away, and then coming back after four years to win the middleweight title. I want to see him fight again, but I don’t know what any of those potential fights do for him?”

VIDEO: Who should GSP fight next? Tyron says he’ll go up to 185. Should he? DC and Kenny weigh in!
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928429668067196928

Cormier on what TJ Dillashaw did to win the belt: “The adjustments that TJ made was key. In round one, Cody was waiting and countered him. In the second round, TJ’s coach told him more kicks and that’s what won it for him. TJ has always been one of the best. Saturday he proved leaving Team Alpha Male was good move because now he’s the champion again.”

Florian on if Dillashaw should fight Demetrious Johnson next: “I think Demetrious is the fight I want to see. It helps Demetrious as well. TJ is very vocal about wanting it. If you beat Demetrious, who’s considered one of the pound-for-pound best, that’ll raise TJ’s status. Both guys need this fight. It would be a really big fight for the lower weight classes.”

Cormier on Dillashaw vs. Johnson: “What if TJ goes down and wins at 125? Will he defend that belt? TJ ain’t defending at both weights. It would just make it really hard. Let them fight at 130 pounds, with no belt on the line. It won’t hold up either division. Who wants to work with Dominick Cruz if he’s waiting on a fight? Not us.”

VIDEO: Who should TJ Dillashaw fight next? DC and Kenny decide!
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928432534202937345

Florian breaks down Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier: “Pettis is a master of deception. He mixes things up and then baits you with something, then gets you to bite and takes you out. He goes low, checks out what you do and then goes upstairs. With this fight, I want to see who’s going to lead the dance. Both are exciting fighters. Pettis has to keep Poirier in the kicking range.”

Cormier on Poirier and Pettis’s skills: “Poirier starts fast with his left hand. He hasn’t seen the level that Pettis has. When Pettis was the star, he was mixing everything up. He’s known for his standup, but when he gets guys hurt, he can finish them with submissions.”

Cormier on Poirier’s keys to victory: “He starts fast with his strong left hand. He’s known for his standup. Key one is to get in boxing range. He’s a powerful striker and has to be in range to land them. Second, he’s got to apply pressure and close the distance. That will be important to take out Anthony’s kicks.”

Florian on Pettis’ keys to victory: “He’s as creative as it gets and has knockout power on the feet and finishing ability on the ground. Key number one is to use his creativity. He needs space to move and use his skills. Key two, he needs to get into kicking range. He’s one of the best when he keeps his opponents on the outside.”

Cormier picks Poirier while Florian picks Pettis to win. Says Florian: “I think Pettis gets it done by decision. It’s going to be a close one.”

Dustin Poirier on how he’ll fight Pettis: “I’ve been working on my wrestling at American Top Team. I feel like that’s his biggest hole in his game. We know he has amazing kickboxing.”

Poirier on why he’s stumbled in big fights: “A lot of that is overthinking, over caring. I have to go out there and just have fun. I’m going to go in there and show the world what I do.”

Poirier on if he’d face James Vick next after his callout: “He deserves a guy of our caliber after his win. But I feel like I’m one win away from the title. I want the winner of Alvarez – Gaethje or Khabib vs. Barboza.”

VIDEO: Dustin Poirier Interview
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928448535703330817

Anthony Pettis on his keys to beating Poirier: “I’ve got to put him on his heels. I can’t let him move forward. He’s a slow starter. He can’t put me and my back against the cage, so for us put him on his heels and punish him is really important.”

Pettis on Poirier’s style: “He’s a southpaw but doesn’t throw too many kicks. I’m ready to expose his mistakes. Last fight I played it safe, but this time I’m going for the kill.”

Pettis on getting back to the title: “It’s a long road. There are so many good guys. I’m excited to feel the way I do. I’m ready to go.”

Pettis on moving back from 145 to 155: “My goal was becoming a champion in two weight classes. But I can’t make the weight. I’m ready to go out there and show people what I can do.”

Pettis on what advice he gives his brother: “I tell him to take his time. The UFC wants to push him fast. Their job is to create challengers, not champions. So I tell him to take his time. And hold on to it a long time.”

VIDEO: Anthony Pettis interview
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928441370578006016

Matt Brown on why he’s thinking this is his retirement fight: “The number one thing is whether I have the motivation to have another championship run. I got really close with Lawler. I don’t want to be a journeyman. I don’t want to be just fighting for money and fighting to fight. In my mind, it’s about do I have the hunger to get back to the top?”

Brown on if he’s prepared for Saturday’s fight with Diego Sanchez: “I still have the hunger to fight. I think this is my retirement fight. I think every fighter goes through some introspection and questions at the end. I’m feeling great. My injuries are gone. My mind is clear. I have motivation and my hunger is back. If I can continue it, I will keep fighting. But if not, I’m not going to keep fighting just for the money.”

Brown on how he wants to end the fight: “I don’t have any specific ways I want the fight to go. I can go in there and accept anything that happens. I’m going to defeat him in any way I can. I don’t worry about what happens. He needs to worry about what happens.”

VIDEO: The P4P rankings have been released and Kenny Florian breaks down his top five.
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928437550687051777

VIDEO: Tommy Toe Hold
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/928438374536429568

UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Florian Picks Pettis Over Poirier (157 kB, last updated November 2017)
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FOX Sports Presents FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS Live from Norfolk on Veterans Day

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer Hosts Veterans Day UFC Viewing Party for Military Personnel on Naval Station Norfolk
UFC Lightweight James Krause Makes Desk Analyst Debut with Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley, Kenny Florian and Host Todd Grisham

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announces its television broadcast team and special Veterans Day support for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS on Saturday, Nov. 11.

For the first time ever, the UFC travels to Norfolk, Va., and with its numerous military bases, is an appropriate destination for a Veterans Day event. As part of FOX Sports’ efforts to honor Veterans Day, FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer, and UFC welterweight and Army veteran Neil Magny will host a FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT viewing party on the nearby Naval Station Norfolk with military personnel, and will do live talkbacks during the PREFIGHT SHOW and PRELIMS.

Lightweight contender James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) makes his desk analyst debut for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT with fellow analysts welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@twooodley) and retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studio with host Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA).

In Norfolk, calling the fights Octagon-side, will be UFC lightweight Paul Felder (@felderpaul) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik). Laura Sanko (@Laura_Sanko) adds reports and interviews fighters onsite. Victor Davila (@mastervic10) and Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

Coverage begins on FS1 Friday, Nov. 10 (7:30 PM ET) with the UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW with Grisham, Woodley, Florian and Krause in studio and Sanko reporting onsite.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes with four exciting bouts, including No. 8-ranked bantamweight John Dodson (20-8) versus No. 9 Marlon Moraes (18-5-1). Tatiana Suarez (5-0) faces Viviane Pereira (13-0) in a battle of undefeated strawweights; lightweights Sage Northcutt (8-2) and Michel Quinones (8-2) tangle; and Angela Hill (7-3) and Nina Ansaroff (7-5) open the PRELIMS with another strawweight match.

The three-hour main card begins FS1 and FOX Deportes at 10:00 PM ET and is headlined by No. 8-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier (21-5, 1NC), who faces former lightweight champion and No. 13 Anthony Pettis (20-6), with both fighters hoping a win lands them in title contention. The co-main event features welterweight Matt Brown (22-16) in his retirement fight against THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez (29-10), while No. 11-ranked heavyweight Junior Albini (14-2) faces No. 12 Andrei Arlovski (25-15, 1NC). Nate Marquardt (38-18-2) and Cezar Ferreira (12-6) lock horns in a middleweight scrap. No. 4-ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (25-5) fights No. 13 Matthew Lopez (10-1), while Joe Lauzon (27-14) and Clay Guida (33-14) open the main card with a lightweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1.

Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout the #UFCNorfolk fights this Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

 

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK*
Wednesday, Nov. 7 8:00 PM UFC TONIGHT FS1

 

Friday,

Nov. 10

7:30 PM FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW FS1

 

Saturday, Nov. 11 7:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW FS1
Saturday, Nov. 11 8:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday, Nov. 11 10:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday, Nov. 11 1:00 AM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83

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FOX College Hoops Tips Off this Week with the Sport’s Top Voices on the Mic

Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery, Jim Jackson and More Highlight FOX Sports’ College Hoops Coverage
Howie Schwab Joins FOX Sports as Network’s Official Bracketologist

NEW YORK, NY – With the 2017-18 college basketball season tipping off this week, FOX Sports announces its impressive lineup of game and studio broadcasters. Led by lead play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and top game analysts Bill Raftery and Jim Jackson, FOX Sports is set to deliver some of the top games from the BIG EAST, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences.

“We are excited to have some of the nation’s top college basketball broadcasters back with FOX Sports for what we expect will be our best season yet, featuring the BIG EAST, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences,” FOX Sports President, Production and Executive Producer John Entz said. “We are especially happy to have Howie Schwab join the FOX Sports family, bringing his encyclopedic knowledge to our coverage as the season heats up and teams jockey for tournament positioning.”

Calling games for FOX and FS1 are a list of familiar broadcasters with impeccable credentials on and off the court. FOX Sports’ game analysts include Raftery, a former NCAA coach and Sports Emmy Award winner; Jackson, two-time All-American and NBA veteran; veteran broadcaster and former NBA player Len Elmore; UConn standout and FOX Sports studio analyst Donny Marshall; former NCAA head coach and studio analyst Steve Lavin; former Duke All-American Jim Spanarkel; and former Creighton standout Nick Bahe. FOX Sports’ roster of play-by-play announcers includes Johnson, one of the most exciting voices in all of sports; voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers and FOX College Football broadcaster Joe Davis; television veteran and FOX College Football’s Tim Brando; Milwaukee Brewers and national MLB announcer Brian Anderson; FOX Sports multi-sport broadcaster Justin Kutcher; and FOX College Football and boxing’s Brian Custer.

In studio, Jackson, Marshall, Lavin and Casey Jacobsen are joined by hosts Rob Stone, Kevin Burkhardt and Mike Hill throughout the season. FOX Sports’ college basketball studio crew also presents INSIDE THE BIG EAST each week during conference play on FS1 and will go on the road for multiple games this season, beginning with three consecutive Gavitt Games matchups Tuesday, Nov. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 16.

New this season, FOX Sports adds longtime researcher and beloved television personality Howie Schwab as the network’s official bracketologist. Schwab will join FOX Sports studio programming as the season progresses to project which teams are in, which are out, and which could have their tournament bubbles burst. A Sports Emmy Award winner and graduate of St. John’s, Schwab joins FOX Sports after having spent 26 years at ESPN where he worked as a researcher in a number of capacities and was the host of the network’s sports trivia show Stump The Schwab. Most recently, Schwab worked as a writer and researcher on NBC Sports Network’s Sports Jeopardy.

College basketball on the FOX Sports family of networks tips off Friday, Nov. 10, with a BIG EAST doubleheader on FS2 – Fairleigh Dickinson at No. 23 Seton Hall at 6:30 PM ET, followed by Columbia at No. 6 Villanova at 8:30 PM ET. Action continues the following afternoon as DePaul opens its brand-new Wintrust Arena against No. 14 Notre Dame with coverage beginning at 3:30 PM ET on FS1.

This season, FOX Sports televises top games from the BIG EAST, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, including six of the eight Gavitt Tipoff Games; the Crossroads Classic from Indianapolis; “The Garf,” a new non-conference event played at Madison Square Garden; a highly anticipated showdown between Chris Mullin’s St. John’s Red Storm and Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown Hoyas; the full BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament; the Pac-12 championship game; and much more.

College basketball games on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX College Sports are also available via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com.

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FOX Sports Honors Military for Veterans Day

FOX NFL SUNDAY, FOX NFL KICKOFF Broadcast Live from Naval Station Norfolk
FS1 Studio Shows & UFC FIGHT NIGHT Highlight Our Nation’s Armed Forces Thursday – Saturday

LOS ANGELES, CA – With Saturday, Nov. 11, marking the annual Veterans Day holiday in the United States, today FOX Sports announces it will pay tribute to the men and women who bravely serve in our nation’s armed forces with a variety of programming on FOX and FS1.

From Thursday through Saturday, FOX Sports welcomes active military members and veterans on the sets of its FS1 studio shows in New York, Charlotte and Los Angeles. On Veterans Day, FOX Sports and FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer host a viewing party on the Naval Station Norfolk for the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS. And capping off the weekend Sunday, FOX Sports broadcasts FOX NFL KICKOFF and the Emmy Award-winning FOX NFL SUNDAY from Pier 10 on the Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia with more than 400 base personnel expected in the live audience.

“FOX Sports has a long history honoring the armed services by broadcasting shows live from military locations around the world including from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea in 2000, a U.S. military installation in Afghanistan in 2009, and from Pearl Harbor in 2015,” said FOX Sports President and Executive Producer, Eric Shanks. “To commemorate this Veterans Day, we’re excited to take FOX NFL KICKOFF and FOX NFL SUNDAY to the Naval Station Norfolk to support the servicemen and women who make it possible for us to live in freedom and security.”

FOX Sports’ Veterans Day support begins on FS1 Thursday with active and reserve military personnel visiting the FOX Sports’ Charlotte studios to view NASCAR RACE HUB. On Friday, FS1’s studio shows including FIRST THINGS FIRST in New York, as well as SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED and THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD in the Los Angeles welcome more military personnel, where they will appear on-air throughout the show, in appreciation of their continued service and sacrifice. Additionally FOX Sports’ Charlotte studios play host on the set of NCWTS SETUP, the popular NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pre-race show.

On Veterans Day, FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios invited military in for the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME show on FOX and FS1, where FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL host and Air Force veteran Mike Hill works during halftimes and breaks during games on FOX and FS1.

Later Saturday, FOX NFL Insider Glazer and UFC welterweight Neil Magny (Army Veteran) do talkbacks from the viewing party on the Naval Station Norfolk during the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS PREFIGHT and PRELIM SHOWS.

FOX Sports wraps up Veterans Day coverage on Sunday live from Pier 10 on the Naval Station Norfolk with FOX NFL KICKOFF and FOX NFL SUNDAY. At 11:00 AM ET, FOX NFL KICKOFF is hosted by Charissa Thompson, with former quarterback and four-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick and 14-time NFL Pro Bowler Tony Gonzalez previewing the day’s NFL games in front of bleachers filled with several hundred active sailors, retired veterans and other shore-based staff. Vick has local ties – he grew up in Newport News, went to Warwick High School and Virginia Tech.

Then at noon, FOX NFL SUNDAY takes over the stage with co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan and premier NFL insider Jay Glazer all onsite. The Emmy Award-winning FOX NFL SUNDAY is America’s most-watched NFL Pregame Show since 1994, and is currently in its 24th season.

Both shows will feature segments with FOX talent being shown around the naval base as only the Navy can. In addition, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band will be onsite providing the morning’s musical soundtrack.

FOX Sports Supports, the charitable arm of FOX Sports, will be dedicating its support to Snowball Express, committed to serving the children and families of our fallen heroes since 9/11. Their annual event out of Dallas is designed to honor the sacrifices of their parents and spouses while building new and happy memories for these Gold Star families for years to come. Features will be aired throughout the weekend honoring this organization and its mission.

FOX SPORTS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NET*
Thursday,

Nov. 9

6:00 PM NASCAR RACE HUB FS1
Friday,

Nov. 10

6:30 AM FIRST THINGS FIRST FS1
Friday,

Nov. 10

9:30 AM SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED FS1
Friday,

Nov. 10

12:00 PM THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD FS1
Friday,

Nov. 10

8:00 PM NCWTS SETUP FS1
Saturday,

Nov. 11

11:00 AM FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME FOX / FS1
Saturday,

Nov. 11

7:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW FS1
Saturday,

Nov. 11

8:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FS1
Saturday,

Nov. 11

10:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER VS. PETTIS FS1
Sunday,

Nov. 12

11:00 AM FOX NFL KICKOFF FOX
Sunday,

Nov. 12

12:00 PM FOX NFL SUNDAY FOX

 

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UFC POSTFIGHT Quotes – Florian on GSP Beating Bisping

Woodley on GSP: “Georges should have been fighting me here, so I’m going up to middleweight to challenge him.”
Weidman on UFC 217: “This was the best fight card I’ve ever seen.”

NEW YORK, NY – The following quotes and videos are from tonight’s FS1 UFC 217 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS1 hosted by Karyn Bryant, with Tyron Woodley, Kenny Florian and Chris Weidman providing analysis. Megan Olivi conducted interviews.

FOX UFC analyst Chris Weidman on UFC 217 and Georges St-Pierre’s upset of Michael Bisping for the middleweight title: “This was insane. I’m in shock. I’m pretty sure this was the best fight card I’ve ever seen. We’ve seen Bisping struggle with the right hand in the past. Georges threw that big right hand over and over. GSP was the more comfortable fighter in there. He took Bisping down and was landing shots. But then it looked like GSP was slowing down, but he got his composure and finished the fight. This will never happen again. This wasn’t an easy fight for GSP, but he was better than we ever seen. It was hard to image that he could do it.”

FOX UFC analyst Tyron Woodley on how GSP beat Bisping: “When Georges St-Pierre’s body got tired, he went to his martial arts and went back to the takedown. He was slowing down, but he got his bearings back. He used his superman jab, and then went to his takedowns.

FOX UFC analyst Kenny Florian on GSP winning the middleweight belt after being away for four years: “We’ll never see this again. I’m blown away. This was a three pronged attack by St-Pierre. He gets you worried about his striking, then mixes it up, then gets some takedowns. This was textbook GSP tonight and he is better than he was four years ago.”

Weidman on GSP fighting at middleweight: “Look, it was an easier fight against Bisping than against Woodley. He didn’t know how he was going to fight after four years. He’s not going to stay at middleweight. He’ll go back down now.”

Woodley on wanting to fight GSP: “Georges should have been fighting me here at MSG – so I’m going up to middleweight to challenge him for the belt.”

Woodley on what GSP did to neutralize Bisping’s forward movement: “He shut down the offense of Bisping, because Bisping was worried about the takedown. If you are on your back against GSP, you’re losing the fight.”

Weidman on what GSP did to prevail against a bigger fighter: “GSP was working his striking more, knowing he was going against a bigger fighter.”

Florian on GSP’s style tonight: “Good fundamentals never go out of style. A great jab is a great jab and a great takedown is a great takedown.”

Woodley on GSP fighting at a bigger weight: “I don’t think he’s carrying more weight, he just isn’t cutting more weight. But if you can’t transition that to power, you shouldn’t be carrying it. The sport is different now, it’s more press, it’s more work. I think he took some time off to reset.”

VIDEO: GSP vs. Bisping Breakdown
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927039119997276160

Bisping on losing tonight: “This is a difficult sport. Respect to Georges. He beat me tonight. One team wins and one team loses. Tonight was his night.”

Bisping on how he felt in the fight: “I thought I was doing well. He caught me with a good shot and wobbled me. He was strong. God bless him. Good for him.”

Bisping on what’s next: “When you win, you go celebrate, and when you lose you drown your sorrows. I’m going to go drink a lot. Look, at this point, this is my hobby. I get paid well to do what I do. I’m bummed. I remember what it was like to be world champion – like it was yesterday. Georges is a good man. I was trying to sell pay per views.”

Florian on Bisping’s attitude after losing: “I love his attitude. He’s an amazing competitor. He put it in perspective for what’s important. He probably got a big paycheck for today. He deserves it.”

VIDEO: INTERVIEW: Michael Bisping
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927057989239955456

Florian on how TJ Dillashaw beat Cody Garbrandt: “TJ Dillashaw created confusion, throwing a lot of variety and mixing up his striking. He kept going into the firefight and taking that risk and in the end it paid off. I thought TJ stayed more composed. In the Dominick Cruz fight, he didn’t stay composed and adjust.”

Woodley on TJ Dillashaw: “When he was in pocket, he didn’t have that much success. Showing he can come back after getting knocked down, he showed what kind champion he is. Garbrandt was putting it on TJ and you knew it could end either way.”

VIDEO: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt breakdown
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927043214334296064

TJ Dillashaw on if his beef with Cody Garbrandt is over now: “There wasn’t beef on my end. They were trying to get me to fight angry. We’ll see how they let go of their animosity toward me.”

Dillashaw on what adjustments his corner told him to make in the fight: “They said to use my kicks. I was setting them up too much. They said throw a quick kick. Throw them low and set him up for the high kick.”

Dillashaw on getting in the pocket against Garbrandt: “I got in there after the head kick. I felt more comfortable after that. The Killashaw came out and I wanted to finish him.”

Dillashaw on the lesson he learned from the Dominick Cruz fight: “I did learn, even though I thought I won that fight against Cruz. I got too emotional. Garbrandt’s team knew that. I knew I needed to control my emotions. I learned it, did it this time and that’s why I’ll continue to be the champion.”

Dillashaw on wanting to move down to 125 to fight Demetrious Johnson: “That’s the fight I want. When Cody pulled out of our fight in July, I wanted to do it then. I want to knock off the pound-for-pound champ. He can’t run. I’m coming to that weight class. I want to stop that record. I know I can make the weight. I’m not a big 135. I want to stop that record.”

VIDEO: INTERVIEW: TJ Dillashaw
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927048348900589570

Woodley on what Rose Namajunas did to beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “You think about the emotion, she’s showed emotion in victory and defeat – but once she learned she can use it to her advantage, it really made a difference in her fight. It looked like Joanna got much too hyped up leading up to the fight and in the fight. Rose was calm, relaxed and poised, and she saw her target and put her hand on Joanna’s chin.”

Florian on what mistake Jedrzejczyk made: “We’ve seen Joanna dropped before by Claudia Gadelha, and they probably saw it on tape and tonight Rose landed that. Usually Joanna starts slowly, but then gets her rhythm and runs away with her fights. But Rose didn’t let her get her rhythm tonight.”

Florian on if Jedrzejczyk should get a rematch with Namajunas: “Joanna was a champion for so long, I think she deserves an immediate rematch. But that is up to the Rose, too.”

Woodley on if Joanna should get the rematch against Namajunas: “When you completely smoke the Boogiewoman, she doesn’t get the rematch.”

VIDEO: Rose Namajunas breakdown
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927044764133765120

Rose Namajunas on how she stayed composed in the title fight: “So many different things. My coaches always having my back. Me having my back. She’s a master at Jedi mind control. I went through my mantras. I kept telling myself to stay calm.”

Namajunas on what was different this title fight: “Experience, timing. I was 22 for the first one, now I’m 25. This one was really intense. Everything was opposite from last time. I got rid of the distractions.”

Namajunas on why she didn’t try to take Joanna down: “A lot of girls were so desperate to take her down. My game plan is always to punch them in the face, take them down and choke them out.”

Namajunas on what she learned from fighting Joanna: “I learned how to be a champion when she first stepped in the scene, but this week I learned how to not be a champion. I want to bring back the honor in martial arts. I want to show there’s a different way.”

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on what’s next: “I have to hold my head up. I have to get stronger. I know already my mistake. I feel great. It’s a sport.”

Jedrzejczyk on her mistake: “My coach showed me the video. My hand was low and she got me. It was a big surprise, but I’m moving forward. I’ve done so much for the sport. It’s a sport.”

VIDEO: INTERVIEW: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927053135570354176

UFC President Dana White on GSP: “To return after a four year layoff, very few people have done that. Everyone thinks Bisping was an easy fight. Mike did a lot of damage to GSP. But GSP looked great. He’s staying at 185.”

White on Dillashaw fighting Demetrious Johnson: “Not a bad idea. I like it.”

White on Namajunas vs. Joanna: “A lot of people think Rose is up and coming, but she wasn’t ready for this moment. She was totally composed tonight. It’s amazing. I mean if anyone deserves a rematch, Joanna does. But we’ll see what happens.”

VIDEO: Interview: Dana White
https://twitter.com/UFCONFOX/status/927054522345652224

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Bedlam Comes to FS1

No. 5 Oklahoma Visits No. 11 Oklahoma State Saturday at 4:00 PM ET
FOX Tripleheader Kicks Off with No. 7 Penn State at No. 24 Michigan State

One of the wildest rivalries in college football comes to FS1 on Saturday, as Heisman candidate Baker Mayfield leads No. 5 Oklahoma into Stillwater to face Mason Rudolph and No. 11 Oklahoma State at 4:00 PM ET. FOX Sports’ lead college football broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Joel Klatt and sideline reporter Jenny Taft are live from Boone Pickens Stadium as the Sooners and Cowboys battle on the gridiron for the 112th time in history.

A full day of college football begins at 11:00 AM ET with FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME hosted by Rob Stone and analysts Matt Leinart, Robert Smith and Dave Wannstedt on the FOX broadcast network and FS1, followed by tripleheaders on both channels. On FOX, No. 7 Penn State looks to recover from its heartbreaking loss last weekend as the Nittany Lions face No. 24 Michigan State at Noon ET. Joe Davis, Brady Quinn and Bruce Feldman have the call.

Also on FOX, No. 21 Stanford hopes to have running back Bryce Love back on the field as the Cardinal visit No. 25 Washington State at 3:30 PM ET. Justin Kutcher, Mark Helfrich and Petros Papadakis call the cation from Pullman before handing it off to Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Holly Sonders who are at The Big House in Ann Arbor for Minnesota at Michigan at 7:30 PM ET.

College football on FS1 begins with a Friday night edition of “Pac-12 After Dark,” as Utah hosts UCLA at 9:30 PM ET. On Saturday, FS1’s schedule begins at 12:00 PM ET with K-State at Texas Tech, followed by Bedlam at 4:00 PM ET, and closes with more late-night action between Oregon and No. 12 Washington. This week’s full schedule of games on FS1, FSN and BTN, including broadcasters, can be found HERE.

In 2017, FOX Sports televises top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. FOX Sports is home to some of the biggest matchups of the season, including Ohio State at Michigan, and Oklahoma at Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam rivalry. FOX Sports also presents the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games and the Foster Farms Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.

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FOX Deportes Scores Record-Setting Audience for 2017 World Series

Game 7 is Most-Watched Non-Soccer Event in Spanish-Language Cable Television History
Game 7 Peaks at Nearly 1 Million Viewers as Astros Defeat Dodgers 5-1

LOS ANGELES, CA – The emotionally captivating 2017 World Series featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros is the most-watched World Series ever in Spanish-language television history, delivering an average audience of 476,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The Houston Astros closed out the series last night, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7, and propelling FOX Deportes to the most-watched non-soccer event in Spanish-language cable television history, delivering an average audience of 778,000 viewers.

“The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros delivered one of the most memorable World Series in recent history, setting new records in Spanish-language television history along the way,” said Carlos Sanchez, FOX Deportes General Manager and Executive Vice President.

On FOX Deportes, the 2017 World Series is up +34% over 2016 (355,000), and more than double the 2015 average (233,000). Game 7 posted a viewership increase of +37% over last year’s Game 7 (567,000), and peaked with 907,000 total viewers from 11:15 PM – 11:30 PM ET. On FOX Sports Go, Game 7 had a total of 236,030 minutes viewed.

FOX Deportes now lays claim to the four highest-rated non-soccer events in Spanish-language cable history.

  • 2017 World Series Game 7 ranks as the most-watched non-soccer event and most-watched World Series game with 778,000 viewers
  • Super Bowl LI on FOX Deportes is the second highest-rated non-soccer event and most-watched Super Bowl presentation with 650,000 viewers
  • Game 7 of the 2016 World Series on FOX Deportes delivered 565,000 viewers and ranks as the third highest-rated non-soccer event
  • FOX Deportes’ Super Bowl XLVIII telecast, the first ever Super Bowl in Spanish in the U.S., ranks second among Super Bowls and fourth among non-soccer events with 561,000 viewers