ESPNU Transforming to ESPN8 ‘The Ocho’ on August 8
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ESPNU Transforming to ESPN8 ‘The Ocho’ on August 8

Dodgeball fans rejoice: ESPN8 “The Ocho” is finally happening.

ESPN announced Thursday that for one day only, ESPNU will transform into the once-fictional sports network featured in the 2004 comedy classic featuring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Christine Taylor. The transformation will take place August 8.

“The Ocho” will consist of a full lineup of unconventional sports that would make even Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks proud.

That includes airings of the 2016 American Disc Golf Championship, the 2016 WFTDA Roller Derby Championships, the Firefighter World Challenge XXV and of course, Sky Zone Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball.

“The Ocho” was the parody sports network that was covering the dodgeball tournament featured in the movie. Brooks and Cotton were its two primetime announcers that offered many memorable quotes from the table.

Dodgeball was the top grossing film the weekend it opened, taking in over $30 million domestically. To date, Dodgeball has grossed $114.33 million.

In June, the cast from the movie met up to film a video that’s essentially Dodgeball 2. The cast is raising money to support The Stiller Foundation and is offering two guests an opportunity to play “the most epic game of dodgeball ever” with the cast, as well as enjoying pizza with Ben afterward.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule for August 8 on “The Ocho:”

Note: All times Eastern


Midnight: 2016 American Disc Golf Championship

2 a.m.: 2016 WFTDA Roller Derby Championships

4 a.m.: 2016 Sky Zone Ultimate Trampoline Dodgeball

5:30 a.m.: Firefighters World Challenge XXV

8 a.m.: 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Final

9 a.m.: World Darts Championship

11:30 a.m.: Arm Wrestling: Best of WAL 2016 Championship

12:30 p.m.: 2017 Championship of Bags

2:30 p.m.: EVO 2017 World Championship — Street Fighter

5:00 p.m.: Moxie Games

7 p.m.: U.S. Open Ultimate Championship


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