Karl Ravech

Karl Ravech (/ˈrævɪtʃ/; born January 19, 1965) is an American journalist who works as the primary Baseball Tonight host for ESPN.[1]

Karl Ravech
Karl Ravech 2011
Ravech on the set of Baseball Tonight
BornJanuary 19, 1965 (age 54)
NationalityAmerican
EducationBinghamton University, Master's
Ithaca College, B.S.
OccupationSportscaster
Years active1986 – present
Notable credit(s)
ESPN
WHTM-TV
WBNG-TV
TitleSportsCenter anchor, Baseball Tonight host, golf commentator
Spouse(s)Christine Olsen
ChildrenSam and Max Ravech

Early life and education

Ravech was born in Needham, Massachusetts. He attended and graduated from Needham High School. A graduate of Ithaca College in 1987, he has been affiliated with local stations WHTM in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and WBNG in Binghamton, New York. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Ithaca College in 1987.[2] He also received a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership from Binghamton University in 1990.[3]

Career

ESPN

Ravech has worked for ESPN since 1993. He appears primarily on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. He has provided Play-By-Play commentary for the Little League World Series since 2003 and Major League Baseball as of 2013.

He also appears as the Baseball Tonight host in the 2K Sports video game, Major League Baseball 2K5.[4]

Karl Ravech with West Point Cadets
Ravech with the West Point Cadets on March 31, 2011.

Ravech has also covered golf.

Timeline

Personal life

Ravech resides in Avon, Connecticut, with his wife and two sons, Sam and Max.

Sam graduated from Pepperdine University in 2017. Sam was signed out of college by the San Francisco Giants-AA affiliate in Richmond as a TV/Radio Play-by-Play broadcaster. Sam also became the youngest Play-by-Play broadcaster on ESPN at the age of 22 after calling a Tulane Men’s Basketball game on November 22, 2017.[5]

Ravech suffered a heart attack in November 1998.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Karl Ravech" Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. espnmediazone3.com. November 17, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "ESPN's Karl Ravech '87 To Be Keynote Speaker at Butterfield/MVP Golf Banquet". ithaca.edu. May 26, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "I know you have heard of these guys...". binghamton.edu. March 14, 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "ESPN Major League Baseball 2K5" Archived 2012-09-02 at the Wayback Machine. gamefront.com. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Times-Dispatch, JOHN O’CONNOR Richmond. "Sam Ravech, son of ESPN's Karl Ravech, joining Squirrels broadcast team". Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  6. ^ Rothbaum, Noah. "I'm A Runner: Karl Ravech" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Runner's World, 1 April 2008. Retrieved on 24 March 2015.

External links

2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on Friday, May 30, 2014 as part of the 2014 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64 team double elimination tournament concluded with the 2014 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, which started on June 14, 2014, and ended on June 25, 2014 with the Vanderbilt Commodores upsetting the 3rd seed Virginia Cavaliers 3–2 in the decisive Game 3.The 64 participating NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 298 teams. A total of 31 teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conferences, and 33 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

Teams were divided into 16 regionals of four teams which conducted a double-elimination tournament. Regional champions faced each other in Super Regionals, a best-of-3-game series that determined the 8 participants of the College World Series.

2018 National League Central tie-breaker game

The 2018 National League Central tie-breaker game was a one-game extension to Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2018 regular season, played between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs to determine the champion of the National League's (NL) Central Division. It was played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on October 1, 2018.

The Brewers won, 3–1, and became the top seed in the NL playoffs. The Cubs hosted the NL West runner-up Colorado Rockies in the NL Wild Card Game on October 2, with the Rockies advancing to face the Brewers in the National League Division Series.The tie-breaker was counted as a regular season game for both teams, with all events in the game added to regular season statistics.

Baseball Tonight

Baseball Tonight was a program that aired on ESPN. The show, which covered the day's Major League Baseball action, was on the air from 1990 to 2018.

Its namesake program also airs on ESPN Radio at various times of the day during the baseball season, with Marc Kestecher as host.

Baseball Tonight is also the title of a daily podcast hosted by Buster Olney with frequent appearances by Jayson Stark, Tim Kurkjian, Karl Ravech, and Jerry Crasnick. As of April 27, 2017, all airings of the program, other than its Sunday airing, have been replaced by MLB Network's Intentional Talk.

Binghamton University School of Management

Binghamton University School of Management is the business school of Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, one of five professional schools on campus. The School of Management offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in management, finance, information science, marketing and accounting. Upinder Dhillon oversees the school as dean and Koffman Scholar of Finance. It is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

ESPN College Basketball broadcast teams

The ESPN College Basketball broadcast teams are listed in the table below. These are weekly regular-season pairings for College Basketball on ESPN, including games broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.

Jim Callis

Jim Callis (born October 15, 1967) is the executive editor of the Durham, N.C.,-based magazine Baseball America and its website BaseballAmerica.com. Jim's contributions include weekly updates to their website, as well as major contributions to their signature publications, The Baseball America Almanac, and The Baseball America Prospect Handbook

List of College World Series broadcasters

Through 1987, the College World Series was a pure double-elimination event. The format was changed in 1988, when the tournament was divided into two four-team double-elimination brackets, with the survivors of each bracket playing in a single championship game. The single-game championship was designed for network television, with the final game on CBS on Saturday afternoon.

In 2003, the tournament returned entirely to cable television on ESPN, which had been covering all of the other games of the CWS since 1982 (and a partial schedule since 1980). The championship final became a best-of-three series between the two bracket winners, with games scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. In the results shown here, Score indicates the score of the championship game(s) only.

The following is a list of the American television networks and announcers that have broadcast the College World Series.

List of ESPN/ABC golf commentators

The following is a list of commentators who worked for ABC's Wide World of Sports golf coverage from 1966-1989 and 1990-1996 and the ESPN/ABC combined effort for coverage of both the PGA Tour (1997-2006) and the major championships (1997-present).

List of ESPN College Basketball personalities

The following is a list of ESPN College Basketball personalities, as appearing in games broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. Keep in mind these are only weekly regular season pairings for college basketball.

List of ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasters

ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasters are listed below, including games broadcast only on ESPN currently and formerly.

List of ESPN personalities

Present television personalities on the ESPN network.

List of Little League World Series Championship Game broadcasters

Note that this list focuses on the television network(s) and announcers who have broadcast the Little League World Series' World Championship Game.

Monday Night Baseball

Monday Night Baseball is a live game telecast of Major League Baseball that airs most Monday nights during the regular season on ESPN. The official name of the game is Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET, following SportsCenter, and usually lasts around three hours leading up to an hour-long Baseball Tonight. The program sometimes airs on ESPN2 rather than ESPN, often due to NBA playoff coverage in April and May, and preseason Monday Night Football coverage in August.

Unlike ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball is not exclusive, but unlike Wednesday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball since 2007 co-exists with the local markets' carriers and is not always subject to blackout; ESPN can show teams up to three times a year in local markets alongside the local broadcasts.

The Baseball Show

The Baseball Show is a Major League Baseball talk show on ESPN Radio. It is heard every Sunday for three hours and thirty-five minutes from 4 p.m. ET to 7:35 p.m. ET during the Major League Baseball regular season. The program is hosted by GameNight personality Ryen Russillo (since 2007) and featured former New York Mets GM and former Baseball Tonight analyst Steve Phillips until his firing from ESPN. The show was previously hosted by Karl Ravech in 2005 and John Seibel in 2006.

For affiliates carrying the Sunday Night Baseball game on radio, The Baseball Show goes on leading up to the games at 8 p.m. ET.

Throughout the program, Russillo discusses some of the biggest stories in baseball and updates you on all of the happening around the league. They are often joined by either players or coaches following the games to get instant reaction. Dan Shulman joins the program weekly to discuss the Sunday Night Baseball game, which he calls on ESPN Radio. The Baseball Tonight update anchor is Joe D'Ambrosio.

For the 2008 post-season, ESPN Radio had SportsNation on ESPN Radio replaced for The Baseball Show on Tuesday through Thursday, typically leading up to the ESPN Radio baseball pre-game show for the late game, but hosts John Seibel and former MLB player Orestes Destrade kept the same responsibilities they have for SportsNation by hosting the 2​1⁄2 show, mostly focusing on baseball but with occasional football talk due to the season.

Thursday Night Showcase

Thursday Night Showcase appears every Thursday with the biggest games in college basketball in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN2. The games include, on ESPN, an ACC battle at 7pm ET with Mike Patrick doing play- by- play and Len Elmore as color commentator. ESPN's 9pm ET game features the Big Ten with Dave O'Brien and Stephen Bardo on the call. On ESPN2, a Big East game, shown at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m., is called by Dave Pasch and Doris Burke. In the other slot, ESPN2 offers a game from the West Coast Conference with Dave Flemming and either Sean Farnham or Miles Simon calling that game. The studio host is Karl Ravech along with analysis from Dan Dakich. They deliver the half time report, post game report and live in-game updates. The gang also appears on College GameNight later that night.

The program is part of ESPN's business strategy of ensuring that every day of the week has sports events with a large audience. Other programs that are part of this strategy are Big Monday, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops.Some of these games and all of the in-studio reports are produced in high definition for ESPNHD and ESPN2HD. Thursday Night Showcase is similar to Big Monday, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops.

Wednesday Night Hoops

Wednesday Night Hoops appears every Wednesday with the biggest college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN2 As well as the Pac-12 Conference. Wednesday Night Hoops is similar to Thursday Night Showcase, Super Tuesday and Big Monday, but unlike the others, Wednesday Night Hoops only has one game on ESPN due to an NBA game as part of NBA Wednesday immediately following the game, although on occasion the NBA Wednesday game will be preempted as there will be a Wednesday Night Hoops doubleheader.

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