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The Mechanics Of College Sports Scheduling At ESPN With Nick Dawson

Guest Nick Dawson, VP - Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN
26:13 min listen

Imagine overseeing college football, college basketball, NCAA championships, and many other college sports for all of ESPN. This includes deciding which games to broadcast (should the chips fall your way), and guessing where consumers will consume the content you do put out. This is a very real position, and the person fulfilling those daunting responsibilities is Nick Dawson, Vice President for Programming & Acquisitions at ESPN.


In this edition of Conversations on College Athletics, Trip Durham visits with Dawson to discuss how the scheduling process between networks mirrors draft day process circa professional sports. The two touch on the College Football playoff relationship, cord cutting, and much more.