Wednesday, September 2, 2009


ESPN’s sideline reporter Erin Andrews will return to work Thursday night at Carter-Finley Stadium for the N.C. State v. South Carolina game. It will be her first television appearance for the network since a surreptitious "peep hole"nude video emerged on the Internet this summer.

N.C. State sports information director Annabelle Myers said the stadium’s security forces won’t be any more vigilant toward fan behavior than they are already, and ESPN will bring its own security for Andrews.

Andrews’ return has garnered attention beyond the sports world. Among the organizations requesting credentials for Thursday’s season-opening game against South Carolina: the tabloid TV show Inside Edition. (The request was denied.)

N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien was even asked about Andrews at his weekly press conference.
"I don't think she affects the game, does she?" O’Brien deadpanned.

By all accounts, Andrews, back in the news this week following a taping of Oprah, is anxious to get back to work.

To add insult to injury, yesterday the People Magazine web site reported on Andrews visit to Harpo World and included in the post the photo of another sideline reporter...

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