ESPN8: The Ocho makes its return to ESPN on Aug. 5

ESPN8: The Ocho takes over ESPN2 for 24 hours on Friday, Aug. 5, becoming the No. 1 destination for “seldom seen sports.” The latest in the evolution of The Ocho includes 14.5 hours of live events from two venues in Rock Hill, SC – The Rock Hill Sports & Event Center and Manchester Meadows. A BOLD strategy indeed, Cotton. The day in South Carolina begins at 8 a.m. ET with the Turf Wars Kickball Invitational and concludes with the US Air Guitar All-Star Air-off at 9 p.m. 

Other events taking place in Rock Hill include:

  • World Axe Throwing League
  • AWA Wiffle Ball
  • 2022 Bullshooter Invitational Shootout
  • 2022 Pro Breaking Tour Invitational
  • Pogopalooza Cup 2022
  • Omegaball Invitational
  • USA Dodgeball All-Star Showcase
  • Slippery Stairs

The American Cornhole League (ACL) will host its SuperHole III event at The Rock Hill Sports & Events Center. The quarterfinals will air at 4 p.m. and the finals will air at 8 p.m. The SuperHole event pairs a celebrity with an ACL pro for the competition. Celebrities set to participate include: Jay Cutler, Doug Flutie, Terry Kirby, Ben Rector, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Dawn Staley, Chris Weidman and ESPN and SEC Network’s own Marty Smith.

Smith and co-host Ryan McGee will also anchor a one-hour special The Ocho Show live from inside The Rock Hill Sports & Events Center at 2 p.m.

The Rock Hill venues will each open an hour before the first event. Tickets are required for the ACL SuperHole events and US Quadball will have a “pay what you can” encouraged option to support the league and its athletes.  

The surrounding nine-plus hours of content include fan favorites such as corgi races, Spikeball, air hockey, World Chase Tag and Death Diving, while introducing new-to-The-Ocho distinguishable sports such as pickleball, belt sander races, bed races, financial modeling, paper wings and Teqball.

In the days surrounding The Ocho, there will be previews and encores of ESPN8: The Ocho content on ESPN2, including sports such as Jai Alai, knife throwing and US Ultimate Frisbee.

  • Monday, Aug. 1: 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2: 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Wednesday, Aug 3: 8 – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug 7: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 8: 7 p.m. – midnight 

ESPN Deportes will feature a block of content in Spanish from noon-2 p.m. including World Chase Tag, Air Hockey and Teqball.

In celebration of The Ocho event, fans can purchase their very own ESPN recreational sports games, including Cornhole and Kan Jam, as well as all-new apparel. These items will be available soon online.

2022 ESPN8: The Ocho Television Schedule

DateTime (ET)EventLocationNetwork
Fri, Aug 5Midnight2022 Corgi Races at Emerald DownsESPN8
 12:30 a.m.Evolution of Cliff Diving ESPN8
 1 a.m.The Story of SpikeballESPN8
 1:30 a.m.USA Pickleball ChampionshipsESPN8
 2 a.m.Tiny Meeker’s Baddest Bencher on the PlanetESPN8
 2:30 a.m.2021 Corunna Belt Sander RacesESPN8
 3 a.m.2022 Noblesville Bed RacesESPN8
 3:30 a.m.Franklin Rock River Stone Skipping CompetitionESPN8
 4 a.m.2021 AUDL ChampionshipESPN8
 4:30 a.m.2022 eSkootr ChampionshipESPN8
 5 a.m.Excel Esports: All-Star Battle ESPN8
 5:30 a.m.2021 World Air Hockey ChampionshipsESPN8
 6 a.m.2022 World Table Hockey ChampionshipsESPN8
 6:30 a.m.2022 New Swarm FlingGolf ClassicESPN8
 7 a.m.Red Bull Paper WingsESPN8
 7:30 a.m.Teqball: World is CurvedESPN8
 8 a.m.Turf Wars Kickball Invitational*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
 9 a.m. World Axe Throwing League: The Commissioners Cup*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 10 a.m.AWA Wiffle Ball at The Ocho*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
 11 a.m.2022 Bullshooter Invitational Shootout*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 NoonUS Quadball Invitational*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
  World Chase Tag London ESPN Deportes
 1 p.m.2022 Pro Breaking Tour Invitational*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
  2021 World Air Hockey Championships ESPN Deportes
 1:30 p.m.Teqball – “World is Curved” ESPN Deportes
 2 p.m.The Ocho Show*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 3 p.m.Pogopalooza Cup 2022*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
 4 p.m.ACL SuperHole III Quarterfinals*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 5 p.m.Omegaball Invitational*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
 6 p.m.USA Dodgeball All-Star* ShowcaseRock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 7 p.m.Slippery Stairs at The Ocho*Manchester MeadowsESPN8
 8 p.m.ACL SuperHole III Finals*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 9 p.m.US Air Guitar All-Star Air-off*Rock Hill Sports & Event CenterESPN8
 10:30 p.m.World Chase Tag LondonESPN8
 11:30 p.m.Death Diving: AustinESPN8

* Live Event

** Schedule Subject to Change

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