Ackels oversees the production of Southeastern Conference football games, including at least three games every Saturday in the fall on SEC Network, every school’s spring football game and Pro Day. In addition to college football, he oversees 900 college baseball games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN3 and SEC Network. He also oversees SEC Swimming & Diving, as well as SEC Golf. He joined ESPN in 1998 as a Production Assistant. He has worked on a wide variety of sports and major sporting events such as three BCS National Championships, two Orange Bowls and four Rose Bowls. Steve has earned two Emmys, one from his work with X Games and one from College Football MegaCast.