College Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Viewing Info, Participants for Thursday's Event

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 3, 2014

Michigan State's Adreian Payne (5) celebrates while hanging on the rim after dunking the basketball during the first half of a Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA college basketball game against the Virginia Tech, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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The 2014 College Slam Dunk Contest is set to kick off on Thursday evening, and it is sure to be a fun, action-packed spectacle full of college's brightest stars.

This is now the 26th year of the event, and in years past, it did not disappoint. Take a look at the contest's top 10 dunks of all time:

Expect more of the same from this year's participants.

From Wichita State's Cleanthony Early to Chase Fieler of Florida Gulf Coast—affectionately known as Dunk City—the field is stacked, and viewers will be rewarded with a dazzling show.

To ensure that you don't miss a moment of the action, let's take a look at the contest's complete viewing information and the full field of participants for Thursday's showcase.

 

Viewing Information

2014 College Slam Dunk Contest Schedule
DateTime (ET)TV Info
Thurs., April 39 p.m.ESPN
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The 2014 College Slam Dunk Contest can be live streamed on ESPN3.

 

Participants

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  Ronald Roberts, Jr. #13 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks dunks against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (P
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2014 College Slam Dunk Contest Participants
NameSchool
Marcus LewisEastern Kentucky
Cleanthony EarlyWichita State
Ronald Roberts Jr.St. Joseph's
Walt Lemon Jr.Bradley
Mike CraigSouthern Mississippi
Chase FielerFlorida Gulf Coast
Adreian PayneMichigan State
Cory JeffersonBaylor
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This field is sure to bring plenty of excitement to Thursday's competition. All of these athletes have been known to dominate the paint and showcase their incredible ability to throw down rim-rattling dunks.

Cleanthony Early showed this not too long ago against Kentucky in the 2014 NCAA tournament:

So, you're not familiar with Chase Fieler? You will be soon:

Baylor's Cory Jefferson has been at this for a long time. This devastating slam was nominated for the Pepsi Max Dunk of the Year in 2013:

This is only a small sample size of what's in store for Thursday night. Get ready to be blown away by the incredible talent at Moody Coliseum.