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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks LSU vs. Arkansas Razorbacks football

ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt made college football predictions Thursday during his “SportsCenter” segment “Winner$.” He made predictions about eight games, and one of the games was Arkansas at LSU. 

The game is scheduled to start Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

LSU enters the matchup 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the SEC. The Arkansas Razorbacks come into the game 6-3 overall and 2-3 in the SEC.

On Thursday night, Arkansas is a 2.5-point favorite against LSU, according to Tipico Sportsbook

Scott Van Pelt picks LSU vs. Arkansas football

Sportscaster Scott Van Pelt chats with fans courtside in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Maryland and Michigan State, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Scott Van Pelt picked LSU to cover the 2.5-point spread. 

“I can’t pass on the Bayou Bengals getting some candy at home at night in Baton Rouge,” Van Pelt said. 

Van Pelt then played an audio clip of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron saying, “Go Tigers.” He followed that with an audio clip of Arkansas head coach

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Attorney rips ESPN’s initial coverage of Dalvin Cook allegations as ‘journalistic malpractice’

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been accused of battery and assault in a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, Gracelyn Trimble.

And Trimble’s lawyer is not happy with the way ESPN – specifically NFL insider Adam Schefter – initially reported the story.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, attorney Daniel Cragg said the network committed “journalistic malpractice” by focusing on Cook’s side of the story in its initial reporting about the matter. He also called on ESPN’s parent company, Disney, to conduct an investigation into “the editorial decisions that lead to this rush to blame the powerless victim of domestic abuse.”

“ESPN’s journalistic malpractice yesterday sends a painfully clear message to billions of girls and women around the world,” Cragg said in the statement, “that they should be afraid to come forward because media companies like ESPN are more interested in protecting the powerful celebrities that make them

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How ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ Inspired Adidas’ New Sneaker Collab

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ESPN’s SportsCenter debuted more than 40 years ago, with the premiere episode airing on September 7, 1979. First anchored by George Grande and Lee Leonard, the show has since launched a number of careers, with broadcasters like Greg Gumbel, Craig Kilborn, Robin Roberts and Keith Olbermann all owning much of their early television success to the prime-time sporting news program.

Still considered to be ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter is now inspiring a whole other industry with the launch of a new sneaker collaboration with Adidas. The Adidas Top Ten Hi ESPN Shoes take inspiration from the early days of SportsCenter, with retro colors, a pebbled leather upper and OG hi-top styling. The sneakers’ name is a play on SportsCenter’s popular “Top Ten” segment, which features the best sporting highlights of the night.

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ESPN’s Steele on hiatus following controversial comments

Sage Steele will not appear on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” the remainder of this week and has been pulled from moderating an upcoming network event following comments she made on a recent podcast

BRISTOL, Conn. — Sage Steele will not appear on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” the remainder of this week and has been pulled from moderating an upcoming network event following comments she made on a recent podcast.

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