ESPN 8: The Ocho returns for a day full of sports you’ve never heard of like chess boxing

August 1, 2018

ESPN 8: The Ocho returns for a day full of sports you’ve never heard of like chess boxing

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Because there just isn’t enough chess boxing, competitive eating or lightsaber dueling on TV, ESPN2 is turning into ESPN 8: The Ocho for one glorious day of seldom-seen sports

“The Ocho” -- the made-up network made famous in the 2004 film “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” -- hits the air at midnight on August 8.

Bookended by showings of the Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn classic, the 24-hour stunt will include everything from spikeball to sumo wrestling, hurling to hamburger eating, and corn hole to Kabaddi.

In addition to sporting events, ESPN 8 will air special editions of “E:60” and “SportsCenter. On “E:60” at 11 a.m., Jeremy Schapp takes a closer look at lesser known sports such as frog jumping, cheese rolling and Japanese monster wrestling. The show is followed at noon by “SportsCenter” with Kenny Mayne, featuring highlights from the world of seldom seen sports.

All of the programming with the exception of the “Dodgeball” movie will also be available on demand on the ESPN app.

Here’s a look at the ESPN 8: The Ocho programming schedule on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Midnight”Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” 2 a.m. SkyZone Ultimate Dodgeball Championship 3 a.m. US Open Ultimate Championships 4 a.m. Spikeball East Tour Series 5 a.m. Cornhole: ACL Pro Invitational 6 a.m. 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship 6:30a  2006 Krystal World Hamburger Eating Championship 7 a.m. World Championship of Ping Pong 8 a.m. Fenway Hurling Classic 9 a.m. Amazing Games: Spain 9:30a  Amazing Games: Korea 10 a.m Premier League Darts 11 a.m E:60 Noon    SportsCenter 12:30p Amazing Games: England 1 p.m.  Kabaddi 2 p.m.  The Saber Legion 2018: Awakening 3 p.m.  World Sumo Challenge 4 p.m.  Women’s Flat Track Derby 5 p.m.  Best of Chess Boxing 6 p.m.  Moxie Games 8 p.m.  2018 Dodgeball World Cup 10 p.m. “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”

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