SI.com has learned that Fox Sports is aggressively pursuing ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews for a role at its network. The network's executives recently met with Andrews regarding a major role in Fox's college football coverage.
The man convicted of videotaping her through a hotel peephole was sentenced to two years in prison, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews said Tuesday, but in a way, she was sentenced to a lifetime of looking over her shoulder.
He has covered Bush Family politics, the Branch Davidian standoff, a defamation trial against Oprah Winfrey, and even wrote a front-page story for The Dallas Morning News on the physical makeover of Jerry Jones. But only one story has given Chip Brown a national profile. "The Big 12 realignment," says Brown, "is by far the biggest I've ever broken."
Last night Nicole Scherzinger was the 10th star to claim the mirrored ball on "Dancing with the Stars." The lead Pussycat Doll went up against Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN anchor Erin Andrews and came out victorious. Many predicted that Scherzinger would win from the start based on her spectacular performances and stage presence, not to mention her extensive dance history as a member of the Pussycat Dolls. But Lysacek and Andrews gave her a good run for her money, bringing an enjoyable end to a season of controversy.
Brad Keselowski does a bi-weekly diary for SI.com. In this latest edition, he talks about building momentum after two top-15 finishes, speaks on the controversy of Cup Series guys double-dipping in the Nationwide Series, and offers his suggestion to fix the sport's ailing Rookie of the Year program. Plus: what he'll never forget Dale Earnhardt, Jr. told him about dealing with NASCAR's rabid fan base.
â¢ There may be rumors of a romance, but Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews weren't acting like a couple during their night out at new West Hollywood lounge, Industry. In fact, the Dancing with the Stars pro was flirting with female clubgoers and even buying shots for any girl that was around, an onlooker tells us. Andrews was ready to party too, and she took some shots at the bar with Maks. She also hung out with Cheryl Burke and the two made a few laps around the club. Guys would approach Andrews, but she just shrugged them off - then headed out alone, saying goodbye to her dance partner before she left.
A man accused of taping ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews in the nude through hotel peepholes and posting the videos online will plead guilty to a federal stalking charge, according to a court document filed Thursday.
She covered her first NFL game in 1976, when the language on media credentials included the sentence NO WOMEN OR CHILDREN IN THE PRESS BOX. Four years later, while working the Cotton Bowl between Nebraska and Houston for The Boston Globe, she was stared down by Cougars coach Bill Yeoman in the victorious post-game locker room. "I don't give a damn about no Equal Rights Amendment!" he screamed. "I ain't having a woman in my locker room!" Yeoman escorted her out.
They lost to lowly Stanford, then stunk it up in State College. To those who wrote off Oregon State after its 0-2 start this season, I would echo June Cleaver's timeless admonition to Ward: "I think you're being a little rough on the Beaver."
1. Scott Van Pelt, ESPN: Two years ago, Deadspin.com ran an item that featured Van Pelt, in full Jon Favreau mode from Swingers, leaving a message on an answering machine for a woman he had met at a bar. Back then, I wrote the item was hilarious, incredibly unfair or both, depending upon where you stood on the issue of public figures and privacy. After the Deadspin post traveled around the sports blogsphere, Van Pelt said he reached out to Will Leitch, the site's former editor, and the two exchanged emails on a number of occasions, though they never met in person.