July 1, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - A strong gathering of friends and fans of Stanford Athletics gathered this afternoon in Pac-10 Plaza on campus to take part in the taping of ESPN's "TitleTown USA" segment, which will focus on the rich and successful history of Stanford's athletic program.
The segment, hosted by ESPN's George Smith, also featured head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, will air sometime later this month. ESPN has yet to announce its specific broadcast schedule of the 20 finalist cities.
"TitleTown USA," an interactive and multimedia effort to determine which city, town or municipality is America's top championship location. A panel of judges narrowed down fan-generated nominations to 20 finalists, with the eventual top sports town to be decided by online fan voting.
Friday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 23 The SportsCenter "TitleTown USA" tour: Daily segments with SportsCenter anchor or reporter will originate from a "TitleTown" finalist beginning in Green Bay Friday, July 4. These daily SportsCenter segments will showcase the athletic achievements and the teams and people who have contributed to that town's success in sports. It will also draw the unique nexus between town's sports teams and its fans. Wednesday, July 23 - Saturday, July 26 Online Fan Voting begins, as fans get the opportunity to decide which city, town, or municipality should be declared "TitleTown USA." Sunday, July 27 Live announcement of "TitleTown USA" on SportsCenter including presence from the winning town.