It's a striking change from recent years, when ESPN aired "SportsCenter" wall-to-wall, all morning and into early afternoon. The three shows that follow "SportsCenter:AM" on the schedule all are re-airings of shows from that day: Greenberg's new program, "First Take" and "NFL Live".
The country's largest sports network took over a Times Square theater Tuesday morning, bringing out a bevy of famous athletes and a new generation of on-air personalities tasked with breathing new life into a network forced to adapt to subscriber losses and slowing ad sales.
Golic: "The past year and a half have been somewhat interesting if not eyebrow-raising, as well".
The popular and long-running "Mike and Mike" show on ESPN Radio, with co-hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, is coming to an end, the network announced.
With SportsCenter ratings challenged, ESPN has been looking to differentiate its studio show hours, giving the hosts more leeway to personalize their programs. Jones will also continue to host his show The Right Time on ESPN Radio while Torre has signed a new contract with the network. The network announced Tuesday, May 16, 2017, that Greenberg would be leaving the longtime morning radio show he co-hosts with Golic to host a new morning TV show on ESPN TV that will premier January 1.
"I'm so accustomed to just turning behind me and thinking, 'If everything goes wrong, (Golic) will say something amusing.' So that will be a insane new reality for me". For me, it's not my story to tell. Golic remains on the radio show, and will be teamed with Trey Wingo.
- Noon-1: A new live show featuring Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre.
Meanwhile, Sage Steele has also signed a new extension and will host the morning "SportsCenter" from 7 a.m.to 10 a.m. on ESPN2. "I appreciate the loyalty of those who have started their mornings with us over the years and hope they continue to do so for years to come". Torre joined ESPN in 2012.
ESPN was, for the most part, in sell mode, at times poking fun at the notion that television advertising was outdated. He'll still be on the air with the same show, but ESPN personality Trey Wingo will be taking the place of Greenberg.