Athletes, Broadcasts Adjust Without Fans

On Wednesday, ESPN will host a virtual draft for the NBA, which reportedly set guidelines for the return of fans to its games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcasts and... See More

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On Wednesday, ESPN will host a virtual draft for the NBA, which reportedly set guidelines for the return of fans to its games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcasts and players have missed spectators, and announcers and analysts open up about the impact of fanless venues. Hear from NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua and his team, including play-by-play announcer and studio host Mike Tirico, Premier League host Rebecca Lowe and NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, play-by-player Ian Eagle and analysts Nick Faldo and Dottie Pepper weigh in as well.

On Wednesday, ESPN will host a virtual draft for the NBA, which reportedly set guidelines for the return of fans to its games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadcasts and players have missed spectators, and announcers and analysts open up about the impact of fanless venues. Hear from NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua and his team, including play-by-play announcer and studio host Mike Tirico, Premier League host Rebecca Lowe and NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, play-by-player Ian Eagle and analysts Nick Faldo and Dottie Pepper weigh in as well.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.