ESPN.com


ESPN.com

Infobox Website
name = ESPN.com



caption =
url = http://espn.go.com
commercial = yes
type = Sports
language = English
registration = available, but not required
owner = ESPN, Inc.
author = ESPN, Inc.
launch date = 1995 (as ESPNet.SportsZone.com)
current status = active
revenue =
slogan =

ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. Since launching in 1995 as ESPNet.SportsZone.com, the website has developed numerous sections including: Page 2, SportsNation, ESPN 360, ESPN Motion, My ESPN, ESPN Sports Travel, ESPN Video Games, ESPN Insider, ESPN.com's Fanboard, ESPN Fantasy Sports and ESPNU.com. ESPN.com also has partnerships with MLB.tv, NBA.com, WNBA.com, NHL.com, Baseball America, Golf Digest, Scouts Inc., Jayski.com, USGA.org and Masters.org.

It also has sections devoted to certain sports including: the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, IRL, College, Golf and Soccer. Each section contains pages devoted to: GameCast, Scores, Teams, Schedules, Standings, Players, Transactions, News Wires, Injures and Columnists pages.

ESPN.com's primary competitors are Foxsports.com, CBSSports.com, NBCSports.com, SI.com and SportingNews.com, but to date ESPN.com is the most used sports website on the internet.fact|date=August 2007

Some notable ESPN.com columnists are John Buccigross, Tim Kurkjian, Chris Mortensen, John Clayton, Andy Katz, Bill Simmons, Peter Gammons, Gene Wojciechowski, Scoop Jackson, Pat Forde, Jim Caple, and Michael Smith.

Awards

2005

*April: Finalist in two categories for the ESPY awards
*May: People's Voice Awards for Best Sports Service

2003

*November: Online News Association's Online Journalism Award for General Excellence
*June: Webby Award and People's VoiceWebby Award (top-ranked sports site)
*May: EPpy Award for best internet sports service
*February: Media Magazine Best of the Net Award - ESPN.com ranked #1 in the Men's and Sports Category

2002

*December: Time Magazine rates ESPN.com the best sports site on the web
*July: ESPN.com Honored With Prestigious 2002 Webby Award
*June: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for the May 2001 article "Sports World Still a Struggle for Gays," penned by Bill Konigsberg

2001

*July: People's Voice Webby Award for sports, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

2000

*May: Webby Award and People's Voice Webby Award, (top-ranked sports site), International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
*April: Creative Excellence Award, International Web Page Awards
*April: "Best Overall Quality," (Sports), Brill's Content
*March: Only fantasy games included in "Yahoo! Internet Life's Top 40 Free Games On The Net"
*February: "Forbes Favorite," (Top-ranked sports site), Forbes
*January: "Best Sports Hub," Yahoo! Internet Life's 100 Best Sites For 2000

Columnists

Current

*Mary Buckheit: (Page 2, 2006-present)
*Jim Caple: (Page 2, -present) "Off Base"
*John Clayton: (NFL, 1995-present)
*Gregg Easterbrook: (Page 2, 2002-present) "Tuesday Morning Quarterback"
*David Fleming: (Page 2, 2002-present)
*Pat Forde: (ESPN.com, -present)
*DJ Gallo: (Page 2, 2004-present)
*LZ Granderson: (Page 2, -present)
*Jemele Hill: (Page 2, 2006-present)
*Patrick Hruby: (Page 2, -present)
*Scoop Jackson: (Page 2, 2005-present)
*Tim Keown: (Page 2, 1999-present)
*Mel Kiper Jr.: (NFL and college football, 1995-present)
*Chuck Klosterman: (Page 2, 2006-present)
*Paul Lukas: (Page 2, 2004-present) "Uni Watch"
*Chris Mortensen: (NFL, 1995-present)
*Eric Neel: (Page 2, -present)
*Rob Neyer: (Baseball, 1996-present)
*Len Pasquarelli: (NFL, 2001-present)
*Rick Reilly: (2008-present)
*Le Anne Schreiber: (2007-present) "Ombudsman"
*Bill Simmons: (Page 2, 2001-present) "The Sports Guy"
*Michael Smith: (NFL and ESPN.com senior writer, 2004-present)
*Kurt Snibbe: (Page 2, -present)
*Wright Thompson: (Page 2, 2006-present)
*Gene Wojciechowski: (ESPN.com, 1995-present)

Former

*Dan Shanoff: (Page 2, 2003-2006) "The Daily Quickie"
*George Solomon: (ESPN.com, 2005-2007) "Ombudsman"
*Hunter S. Thompson: (Page 2, 2000-2005)
*Jason Whitlock: (Page 2, -2006)
*Ralph Wiley: (Page 2, 2000-2004)

ee also

*Page2
*Page3
*ESPN360
*ESPN.com's Fanboard

External links

* [http://espn.go.com/ ESPN.com]
* [http://espn.mobi/ ESPN.mobi] mobile version of ESPN.com


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