- Summer House (TV series)
Infobox Television | show_name=Summer House
runtime = 30min.
country = USA
July 25, 2006
last_aired = Present
"Summer House" is a reality series that airs on
ESPNUand is hosted by Chris Spielman. The show takes six of the nation's top college footballincoming freshman and put them in a house in Chicagofor one week. "Summer House" gives viewers an inside look at the future college football stars. The players compete against each other to be named "The King of the House". The competitors earn points for each challenge they compete in, leading up to the final day and the crowning of "The King of the House". Between competitions and their day-to-day interactions with each other and sports celebrities, the players learn what it takes to succeed on the field and off the field. Its main sponsors are Under Armor, Direct TVand Dick's Sporting Goods.
The show debuted on Tuesday,
July 25, 2006and ran eight thirty minute episodes. Special guests on the first season included Jennie Finch(USA Olympic Gold Medalist), Trent Greenand Larry Johnson ( Kansas City Chiefs), Todd Heapand Derrick Mason( Baltimore Ravens), Greg Lewis( Philadelphia Eagles), Gale Sayers( Chicago BearsHall of Famer) and Ken Williams( Chicago White SoxGM). Mike Hall( ESPNU's signature anchor) and Bob Davie( ESPNcollege football analyst) also appear. The contestants included Terrence Austin(four star wide receiver, UCLA), Jarred Fayson(four star wide receiver/quarterback, Florida), Cart Kelly(two star wide receiver/ cornerback, Princeton), London Crawford(three star wide receiver, Arkansas), Cody Hawkins(three star quarterback, Colorado) and Taylor Potts(three star quarterback, Texas Tech). (Star ratings from range from 2-5 and are gleaned from rivals.com [http://www.rivals.com] )
* [http://media.espn.com/ESPNToday/2006/June_06/summerhouse.htm Press Release:NEW REALITY SERIES: ESPNU SUMMER HOUSE] The ESPN production was produced by Intersport, a Chicago based production company, with head producer's Michael Kolodny and Jim Gorman planning each day. ESPN also has producers Adam Briles and Paul Gordon assist in it's productions.
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/espntv/espnShow?showID=K112 ESPN.tv show page]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?page=SummerHouse ESPNU.com show page]
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