Anish Shroff, an ESPN on-air host and play-by-play announcer, responded to the criticism aimed at ESPN and its apparent failure to correctly select teams shortly after the Bishop Sycamore vs. IMG Academy game on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.
“Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of Division I prospects on their roster. To be frank, a lot of that, we could not verify,” Anish told USA Today. “They did not show up in our database. They did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services.”
“So, OK, that’s what you’re telling us, fine, that’s how we take it in,” Anish added. “From what we’ve seen so far, this is not a fair fight, and there’s got to be a point where you’re worried about health and safety.”
“Sorry,” Anish tweeted on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. “They had no business being in that game today. None. I feel bad for the kids. Player health and safety was at risk today. It was uncomfortable for anyone who watched.”