Month: April 2020

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FOX Sports Gets in the Ring with Rocky III

Dust off your boxing gloves and join Rocky Balboa, Clubber Lang, Thunderlips and Apollo Creed in the ring with a special airing of Rocky III on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET on FS1. Stallone reprises his famed role for the third time, as Rocky navigates his new life as heavyweight champion of the world. Faced with unexpected challenges, Rocky reminds us that “nothing is real if you don’t believe in who you are.”

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FOX Sports Earns Webby Award Nominations for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Coverage

FOX Sports received three Webby Award nominations for its outstanding live-event digital coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ last summer.

Nominations include:

Social Content Series & Campaign – Sports:

FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™: FOX Sports Digital Coverage

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Events & Live Streams – General:

FIFA Women’s World Cup™ NOW on Twitter

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Social Video – Sports:

The Greatest Moment in U.S. Soccer History; 20 Years Later with Brandi Chastain

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Each entry is nominated for two awards: The Webby Award, chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted by the online public.

Voting for the Webby People’s Voice Awards is open through May 7.

 

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Stun Packers in Overtime Thriller to Advance to Super Bowl XLIX

Thursday at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, NFL on FOX Greatest Games continues with an encore presentation of the NFC Championship between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers on Jan. 18, 2015. Trailing 19-7 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, Russell Wilson rallied the Seahawks to 15 unanswered points, defeating the Packers on a 35-yard touchdown to Jermaine Kearse in overtime.

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FOX SPORTS: THE HOME GAME Welcomes Buck and Hudson

FOX SPORTS: THE HOME GAME continues Thursday at 7:30 PM ET on FS1, produced remotely. This week, host Chris Myers is joined by FOX Sports lead NFL, MLB and USGA play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, who competes against his Daddy Issues podcast co-host, actor Oliver Hudson, in a sports and pop culture trivia contest.

 

FOX Football Now

Kingsbury and Spielman Break Down the NFL Draft with Jay Glazer

FOX FOOTBALL NOW returns Wednesday, April 29, at 10:00 PM ET on FS1 and is produced remotely. FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer is joined by Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to debrief the 2020 NFL Draft.

 

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North Carolina Wins “Fox Sports Ultimate Fan Bracket: College Basketball Edition”

2.3 Million Total Votes Cast as Tar Heel Fan Base Earns Title of Best Hoops Fans in the Nation, Trophy and Billboard

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announced the University of North Carolina has won the 68-team “Ultimate Fan Bracket: College Basketball Edition” as the Tar Heels dramatically defeated BYU at the buzzer in the National Championship matchup on Twitter at @CBBONFOX #FOXFanVote to determine which school has the best college basketball fans in the land.

In addition to the title, North Carolina earns an exclusive FOX Sports trophy and a celebratory billboard in the territory of their rival team’s campus, presumably in Durham near Duke University.

The #1 seed Tar Heels beat #10 BYU in the National Championship that went down to the wire – generating nearly 120,000 votes – after defeating #3 Michigan, #6 Purdue, #13 Murray State, #8 North Carolina State and #16 Robert Morris along the way.

“North Carolina’s last second victory over BYU in our National Championship is a fitting culmination of the extraordinary passion and engagement on display throughout our Ultimate Fan Bracket,” said David Katz, Executive Vice President & Head of Digital, FOX Sports. “We congratulate Tar Heel and Cougar fans around the world and thank all college basketball supporters for coming together to show their school spirit during this challenging time.”

The champs had a big showing during the tournament with famous basketball alums Vince Carter, Kenny Smith, Rick Fox, Harrison Barnes, Coby White and Sean May, among others dishing social media assists helping the Tar Heels survive and advance. BYU received support throughout the fan bracket from Cougar legend Jimmer Fredette creating a video and a crunch time Tweet urging fans to vote, head coach Mark Pope appearing on the “Titus & Tate” podcast and submitting a workout tape to get Cougar fans fired up and Utah Senator Mitt Romney lending his support several times for BYU, including a buzzer beater retweet to lift the Cougars over Michigan State in the Round of 32 and a final push call to action against North Carolina in the final.

2.3 million total votes were cast by fans over the course of the tournament with 51 schools using social media to promote their matchups. A variety of coaches promoted their teams Wofford’s Jay McAuley hosted a fake press conference with his daughter calling for Terrier Nation to vote while Memphis’ Anfernee Hardaway submitted a video and Kentucky’s John Calipari, Michigan’s Juwan Howard and Illinois’ Brad Underwood tweeted to their fans.

A diverse roster of famous alumni joined the conversation, including Indiana’s Isiah Thomas, Michigan’s Duncan Robinson, and the reigning Player of the Year, Dayton’s Obi Toppin creating videos to support their schools. Murray State’s Ja Morant, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and more than 50 other current and former players tweeted in support of their teams.

“Watching this bracket play out taught me a ton about fan bases from all over the country,” said “Titus & Tate” co-host Mark Titus. “And the biggest lesson of all is that North Carolina fans’ desire to put a billboard in Duke’s backyard just might be the strongest force in college basketball.”

“It’s truly a great day to be a Tar Heel,” added “Titus & Tate” co-host and North Carolina alum Tate Frazier. “I can’t wait to be a part of the billboard selection process and find the exact venue to properly bother hard-to-find Duke fans in Durham.”

The 68-team bracket was comprised of one automatic bid from each Division I conference, plus 32 at-large selections and a last four chosen based on NET rankings. The automatic bids were the most-followed men’s basketball programs from each conference, while the at-large squads were the next 32 programs with the highest men’s basketball Twitter followings. Teams went head-to-head, round-by-round on Twitter at @CBBONFOX.

Last year, FOX Sports launched its first Ultimate Fan Bracket, pitting the NFL’s fan bases against one another. The campaign attracted millions of votes and concluded with a long-awaited title for fans of the Cleveland Browns.

FOX Football Now

New Arizona Cardinal Simmons and Dallas Cowboy Lamb Join FOX FOOTBALL NOW Monday on FS1

FOX FOOTBALL NOW airs Monday, April 27, at 11:00 PM ET on FS1 and is produced remotely. Broadcasters Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Reggie Bush and Joel Klatt discuss some of the hottest topics across the NFL and college football landscape, including a full breakdown of the 2020 NFL Draft. Additionally, Isaiah Simmons (Arizona Cardinals, No 8. Overall Pick) and CeeDee Lamb (Dallas Cowboys, No. 17 Overall Pick) join the group to talk about their new spots in the league.

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Conrad Ukropina #34 of the Stanford Cardinal kicks the game-winning field at the end of regulation to be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish  at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stanford Edges Notre Dame in 2015 Rivalry Classic

Monday’s edition of FOX College Football Greatest Games, at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, features ninth-ranked Stanford’s last-second win over No. 6 Notre Dame on Nov. 28, 2015. Cardinal senior quarterback Kevin Hogan engineered a game-winning drive with 30 seconds on the clock, setting up kicker Conrad Ukropina for a 45-yard field goal as time expired.

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Packers Emerge Victorious in First Ever Super Bowl Broadcast on FOX

This Sunday at 3:00 PM ET on FOX, fans have the opportunity to relive Super Bowl XXXI – featuring the Green Bay Packers first Super Bowl win since the Vince Lombardi era. The Packers’ dominant victory over the New England Patriots was highlighted by an incredible performance from Desmond Howard, who became the first special teams player to ever be named Super Bowl MVP.