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ESPN Transforming ESPNU Into ESPN8: The Ocho On August 8

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Holy crap, it is actually happening. On August 8, ESPN will be temporarily transforming ESPNU into “ESPN8: The Ocho.” The channel was inspired by the film “Dodgeball” and will be “bringing you the finest in seldom seen sports.”

For nearly 24 hours ESPN8 will be airing obscure sports, including a cornhole tournament, Firefighters World Challenge, trampoline dodgeball and even a roller derby.

Be warned, though, because ESPN wants us all to know that Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks won’t be in the broadcasting booth.

The full viewing schedule for Aug. 8 can be seen below:

Date Time (ET) Title Network
Tues, Aug 8 Midnight 2016 American Disc Golf Championship ESPN8: “The Ocho”
2 a.m. 2016 WFTDA Roller Derby Championships ESPN8: “The Ocho”
4 a.m. 2016 Sky Zone Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball ESPN8: “The Ocho”
5:30 a.m. Firefighters World Challenge XXV ESPN8: “The Ocho”
8 a.m. 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Final ESPN8: “The Ocho”
9 a.m. World Darts Championship ESPN8: “The Ocho”
11:30 a.m. Arm Wrestling: Best of WAL 2016 Championship ESPN8: “The Ocho”
12:30 p.m. 2017 Championship of Bags ESPN8: “The Ocho”
2:30 p.m. EVO 2017 World Championship – Street Fighter ESPN8: “The Ocho”
5:00 p.m. Moxie Games ESPN8: “The Ocho”
7 p.m. U.S. Open Ultimate Championship ESPN8: “The Ocho”

This is going to be some fun.

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