ESPN and Ohio State Team Up for All-Access Series

By Jason Priestas on August 2, 2012 at 12:31p
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ESPN and Ohio State are BFFs again.

Ohio State fans will get a close-up on the 2012 football season with new head coach Urban Meyer when ESPN debuts a series of All-Access specials beginning August 14 on ESPNU and additional ESPN platforms. ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days will showcase the Buckeyes as they train under Ohio native (Ashtabula, Ohio) Meyer who has returned from a coaching hiatus to lead the team.

With extensive behind-the-scenes access to on- and off-field play, team meetings and campus facilities, ESPN cameras will introduce players and coaches as they complete grueling pre-season training across six days. Viewers will see four, 30-minute specials on ESPNU (August 14-17), a five-part series across College Football Live Presented by Dick’s Sports Goods and SportsCenter (August 19-24) and a one-hour special on ESPN (August 22).

Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer, said, “Anytime we can provide behind-the-scenes access inside one of the traditional power programs, it's a treat for the viewers and the fans. Urban Meyer's success at Florida and the unique story lines surrounding the Ohio State program will add to the intrigue of this series."

For a taste of what the series will bring, here's video of the Sooners All-Access from last season.

Full schedule:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Tue, Aug 14 5pm ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days ESPNU
Wed, Aug 15 5pm ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days ESPNU
Thu, Aug 16 5pm ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days ESPNU
Fri, Aug 17 5pm ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days ESPNU
Wed, Aug 21 7pm ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days ESPN

 

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