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ESPN - Sports CenterSportsCenter is a daily sports news television show, and the flagship program of American cable network ESPN since the network launched on September 7, 1979. Originally airing once per day, SportsCenter is now shown up to twelve times a day, replaying the day's scores and highlights from major sporting events, along with commentary, previews and feature stories. Who was NOT one of the shows hosts on the debut show?

  • George Grande
  • Lee Leonard
  • Suzy Kolber

2. These words as the show opened: �If you're a fan, what you will see in the next few minutes, hours, and days to follow may convince you that you've gone to sports heaven.�

  • True or False?

3. Who joined ESPN a month after it was on the air, and became a fixture at SportsCenter until the early '90s, when his main efforts became focused on the network's NFL coverage and Baseball Tonight; however, Berman remains a frequent contributor to the Sunday night 11 p.m. edition.

  • Chris Berman
  • Steve Scott
  • Bill Casey

4. Bob Ley worked several minor broadcasting jobs, including public address announcer with the New York Cosmos soccer team, before landing his first major position with the fledgling ESPN. What year did he join ESPN?

  • 1979
  • 1981
  • 1983

5. This is SportsCenter is the name of a series of comical television commercials run by ESPN to promote their SportsCenter sports news show. A few are available free on iTunes. The ads are presented in a deadpan mockumentary style, lampooning various aspects of sports, and sports broadcasting. The commercials debuted in 1994.

  • True or False?

6. The 11 p.m. anchor team with Dan Patrick achieved great popularity in the late '80s and the '90s After he left ESPN in 1997, Kenny Mayne became Patrick's co-host. Who was his co-host before Kenny Mayne?

  • Keith Olbermann
  • Rich Eisen
  • Stuart Scott

7. On April 4, 2006, SportsCenter started showing highlights of Major League Baseball games in progress, which were previously an exclusive to another program, Baseball Tonight. What is he segment called?

  • Baseball Up Close & Personal
  • Baseball Tonight Extra
  • The Bottom Line

8. High definition broadcasting started and on the same day they began broadcasting the show from studios inside the network's brand-new Digital Center, debuting a new set designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and featuring a robust graphics package entitled "Revolution" designed by Troika Design Group. What was the date?

  • June 7, 2004
  • March 6, 2004
  • February 6, 2004

9. The 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter moved up to 5 p.m. ET on May 28, 2007, and -- for the first time ever -- it was extended to three hours. In that episode, ESPN aired live coverage of Randy Johnson's second start for the New York Yankees' minor league club in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

  • True or False?

10. With Josh Elliott, who is co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter airing live from 9 a.m. until noon weekdays?

  • Gale Storm
  • Hannah Storm
  • Suzy Kolber

Check Your Answers 

  1. Suzy Kolber
  2. True
  3. Chris Berman
  4. 1979
  5. True
  6. Keith Olbermann
  7. Baseball Tonight Extra
  8. June 7, 2004
  9. False. It was Roger Clemens.
  10. Hannah Storm

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