Month: February 2021

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FOX Sports’ 2021 Athletes Unlimited Volleyball Schedule

Athletes Unlimited is the only pro indoor women’s league in the United States, featuring some of the best volleyball players in the world. Follow the five-week season on FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports App.

DATE TEAMS TIME (ET) NETWORK
Saturday, Feb. 27 Team Clark vs Team Cruz 8:00 PM FS2
       
Sunday, Feb. 28 Team Clark vs Team Cruz (Delayed) 3:00 PM FOX Deportes
  Team Cruz vs Team Sybeldon 9:00 PM FS1
       
Monday, March 1 Team Cruz vs Team Sybeldon (Delayed) 3:00 PM FOX Deportes
  Team Sybeldon vs Team Clark 9:00 PM FS1 & FOX Deportes
       
Monday, March 8 TBD 7:30 PM FS2
  TBD (Delayed) 8:00 PM FOX Deportes
  TBD 10:00 PM FS1 & FOX Deportes
       
Saturday, March 13 TBD 6:00 PM FS2
  TBD 8:30 PM FS2
       
Sunday, March 14 TBD (Delayed) 10:00 AM FOX Deportes
  TBD (Delayed) 1:00 PM FOX Deportes
  TBD 5:00 PM FS1 & FOX Deportes
  TBD 8:00 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Monday, March 15 TBD 4:00 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Saturday, March 20 TBD 6:00 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Sunday, March 21 TBD 6:00 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Monday, March 22 TBD 5:00 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Sunday, March 28 TBD 6:00 PM FS2
  TBD 8:30 PM FS2 & FOX Deportes
       
Monday, March 29 TBD (Delayed) 8:00 PM FOX Deportes
PokerStars Logo

PokerStars Deals Content to FS1

Record-Breaking Players Championship Kicks-Off Partnership Tonight on FS1

National Content Deal Extends To Local FOX 2 Station In Detroit

New York – PokerStars, the world’s largest and most popular online poker brand, makes its national television debut tonight, Friday, February 26, at 11:00 PM ET on FS1 with its record-breaking PokerStars Players No Limit Hold ‘Em Championship (PSPC) tournament. Never before seen in the United States, the 2019 tournament from the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas generated a record-breaking prize pool and culminated with a lucky winner who walked away with $5.1 million. In addition to airing nationally on FS1, the tournament began airing locally on FOX 2 in Detroit earlier this month, shortly after FOX Bet, PokerStars and Stars Casino launched in Michigan at the end of January.

“There’s no better partner than FOX, who shares our enthusiasm for high-stakes action,” said FOX Bet CMO Andrew Schneider. “The PSPC tournament is ready made for TV and exemplifies everything we love about poker and showcases the type of opportunities and events we’re passionate about offering the PokerStars community.”

FS1’s airing of this landmark poker tournament via nine one-hour episodes is a prelude to a deepening initiative between PokerStars and the 24-hour sports network that promises to deliver an array of entertaining poker content from PokerStars events all over the world. As the current sole operator of online poker in recently launched Michigan, with a footprint in New Jersey, and as the leading operator of online poker in Pennsylvania, PokerStars content will be displayed regularly on local FOX stations, further connecting the PokerStars brand to their local poker communities in those states.

“We are excited to deepen our partnership with FOX Bet by offering viewers this riveting slate of never-before-seen content from PokerStars,” said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming and Scheduling, FOX Sports.

FOX Bet, PokerStars & Stars Casino launched in Michigan last month with an incredible array of real money online gaming and betting brands. From superior sports betting to poker, blackjack and much more, the in-app experience and shared wallet provides consumers with a variety of exciting ways to play and engage, revolutionizing the fan experience.

Attracting faces (and voices) well known outside of the poker tables such as former NBA star Paul Pierce, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, comedian, actor and writer Norm Macdonald, and golf pro Sergio Garcia, the inaugural PSPC tournament is an instant PokerStars classic. The tournament shattered live poker records when 1,039 players entered to compete in the tournament, which generated the largest-ever prize pool of $26.4 million for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament. The massive field comprised of diverse players from all over the world, mixing some of poker’s best professionals with novices who won special Platinum Pass packages, worth $30,000, through one of the dozens of low buy-in and free-to-play competitions and giveaways held by PokerStars for its community. Viewers follow the journey as many Platinum Pass winners from all over the world turned a free pass into a well-earned payday, as well as six players becoming millionaires competing in the inaugural PSPC.

 

2021 PokerStars on FS1 schedule: 

DATE EPISODE TIME (ET)
Friday, Feb. 26 PokerStars Episode 1 11:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 27 PokerStars Episode 2 Midnight
     
Friday, March 5 PokerStars Episode 3 11:00 PM
Saturday, March 6 PokerStars Episode 4 Midnight
     
Friday, March 12 PokerStars Episode 5 11:30 PM
Saturday, March 13 PokerStars Episode 6 12:30 AM
     
Friday, March 19 PokerStars Episode 7 10:00 PM
Friday, March 19 PokerStars Episode 8 11:00 PM
     
Friday, March 26 PokerStars Episode 9 11:00 PM

 Please check local listings for PokerStars episodes on local FOX stations. 

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Gus Johnson at the 2018 BIG EAST Tournament

Gus Johnson Named 2021 Jake Wade Award Recipient

FOX Sports lead college basketball and college football play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson is the 2021 recipient of the Jake Wade Award, CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors) of America announced Thursday.

Gus Johnson CoSIDA Jake Wade Award

The award is presented annually to an individual in the media who has made an outstanding contribution to intercollegiate athletics. Click HERE to read more on FOXSports.com, and click HERE to read more from CoSIDA.

Ben Verlander

FOX Sports Adds Ben Verlander as Digital MLB Contributor

Former professional baseball player Ben Verlander joins FOX Sports as an MLB contributor to the new FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com and social platforms. Verlander previously served as a host of FOX Sports’ 2020 World Series Watch Parties, which attracted more than 5.7 million viewers across platforms.

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 22: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States takes a cornerkick during a game between Colombia and USWNT at Exploria stadium on January 22, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

FOX Sports Showcases Full Slate of Matches from 2021 SheBelieves Cup Tournament

The sixth annual SheBelieves Cup Tournament kicks off Thursday, Feb. 18 on FS1 as the USA, Argentina, Brazil and Canada compete in the most elite four-team international tournament in women’s soccer. The network’s lead announce team of legendary play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ veteran and two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner has the call for all U.S. Women’s National Team matches. The duo of play-by-play announcer Jake Zivin and former U.S. Women’s National Team defender Danielle Slaton are on the call for the non-U.S. matchups. Sara Walsh hosts USA-Brazil studio coverage alongside 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion Heather O’Reilly and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas, bringing viewers key insight and analysis.

Longtime FIFA and CONCACAF match commissioner and National Hall of Famer Dr. Joe Machnik contributes to all telecasts, lending expertise on rule interpretations and dissecting officiating decisions.

SheBelieves

U.S. Soccer SheBelieves Summit Streams Live on @FOXSportsPR Twitter

FOX Sports streams portions of this week’s SheBelieves Summit, featuring FOX Soccer analyst Danielle Slaton, U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone, NWSL Commissioner, Lisa Baird, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and more.