or


[04/30/12 - 06:35 AM]
ESPN's "SportsCenter" to Unveil Top 40 Female Athletes of Past 40 Years Beginning April 30
The top 10 female athletes will be revealed during the 11 p.m. weeknight "SportsCenter" (June 11-22).

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN's SportsCenter to Unveil Top 40 Female Athletes of Past 40 Years Beginning April 30

espnW.com will provide in-depth look at athletes over 40 days leading to Title IX anniversary

SportsCenter will unveil each female athlete during the 10 a.m. weekday edition for the first six weeks (April 30-June 8), and the top 10 female athletes will be revealed during the 11 p.m. weeknight SportsCenter (June 11-22).

The vignettes will be introduced by ESPN's Hannah Storm. They will include footage and/or still action photos, along with video, from past or present coaches, teammates or a respected authority from within the women's sports world.

"Showcasing these remarkable athletes is a highlight of our initiative as we provide fans with insight into Title IX's effect on society and what the future holds," said Laura Gentile, vice president, espnW.

espnW.com will provide an in-depth look at every athlete as chosen by an industry-wide blue-ribbon panel and based on athletic achievement. espnW.com has been the digital destination for ESPN's The Power of IX initiative.

The 24 voters: Val Ackerman, Christine Brennan, Doris Burke, Jim Caple, Linda Cohn, Luke Cyphers, Anita DeFrantz, Sue Enquist, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Johnette Howard, Sally Jenkins, Richard Lapchick, Nicole LaVoi, Donna Lopiano, Jackie MacMullan, Juliet Macur, Chris McKendry, Kathryn Olson, Robin Roberts, Le Anne Schreiber, Hannah Storm, Judy Sweet and Lesley Visser.

The first 10 athletes to be revealed (in alphabetical order) are:

* Joan Benoit (track) - first women's Olympic marathon champion

* Cammi Granato (ice hockey) - 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist / 2002 Olympic Silver Medalist

* Flo Hyman (volleyball) - USA Volleyball MVP 1978 - 2002; 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist

* Julie Krone (horse racing) - first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race

* Kristine Lilly (soccer) - three-time Olympian with two gold medals (1996, 2004)

* Mary T. Meagher (swimming) - two gold medals in 1984 Olympics

* Fu Mingxia (diving) - quadruple Olympic-diving champion and world champion

* Mary Lou Retton (gymnastics) - won the Olympic all-around title (1984), scoring perfect 10s on floor exercise and vault

* Diana Taurasi (basketball) - Three-time collegiate national and two-time WNBA champion

* Abby Wambach (soccer) - 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist; three-time All-American

Quotes from select vignettes:

USA Today's Christine Brennan: "Kristine Lilly's forehead saved the Women's World Cup in 1999 and may well have saved American women's sports in some ways."

Summer Sanders on Mary Lou Retton: "I was at the '84 Games. I remember her sticking that vault, you know, and throwing her head back with the beautiful smile. And I wanted that moment."

Tamika Catchings on Diana Tauasi: "You've heard Geno say it countless times- coming down the wire, last second shot, I'm getting the ball to D.T. And that's just the kind of player she is. She's hard-nosed, she's fierce- a competitor."





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Delivers Growth Across Key Demos in Third Quarter
OWN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:47 AM]
New Seasons of Hit Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" to Return Sunday, January 11th
Emmy-nominees William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc are back with their respective series.

[10/01/14 - 09:46 AM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Viewership Gains in Third Quarter
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:29 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Retains 95% of Its Premiere in Viewers and 92% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 09:15 AM]
Travel Channel's "Booze Traveler" Sends Host Jack Maxwell on the Ultimate Spirit'ual Journey
The series follows Jack Maxwell as he sets out across the globe to find the world's most interesting beverages and the people who drink them.

[10/01/14 - 08:58 AM]
Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPCOM 2014
This new block of television programming includes original series concepts developed by Electus and its creative partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.

[10/01/14 - 08:50 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Jason Aldean's New Album, "Old Boots, New Dirt" Beginning Today a Week Before Official Release
Aldean joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[10/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks by a 59% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 08:46 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "Shark Tank" Solidifies Its Rank as Friday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 with Its Strongest-Ever Season Premiere
ABC further spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[10/01/14 - 08:36 AM]
Bravo Media Spices Up Fall with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Fashion Queens" Returning Sunday, November 9 at 8PM and 11:30PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are back this season, and joined by media maven Claudia Jordan.

[10/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
ESPN2's 2015 Big Monday Women's Hoops Series Showcases Top Teams
Seven of the top eight teams in the espnW preseason top 25 poll will participate in the nine Big Monday games and 17-of-18 teams on the schedule are ranked the early-season poll.

[10/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBCSN Primetime & Total Day Viewership Increase for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
NBCSN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.