ESPN announced this week, the broadcast schedule for five neutral site college football games that will open the 2014 season. The network’s neutral site schedule kicks off Thursday, August 28th with the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game featuring Boise State and Ole Miss on ESPN. It also includes games featuring five teams ranked in an early ESPN.com pre-season Top 25 poll for 2014. Those games will be broadcast Saturday, August 30th. ABC will carry two of those games in a double header featuring No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Alabama. ESPN will carry a matchup of No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 13 LSU. And ESPN2 will carry No. 24 Central Florida’s game in Dublin, Ireland.
ESPN’s College Football Top 25 Pre-season poll can be viewed online at http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10414082/alabama-crimson-tide-win-recruiting-war-moves-latest-way-too-early-top-25.
ESPN’s 2014 season kicks off Saturday, August 23rd on ESPN’s new FCS Kickoff at 3:30pm ET on ESPN. It will feature a matchup of Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington. The network’s schedule ends with the new College Football Playoff Championship game live from Arlington, Texas on Monday, January 12th on ESPN. The current list of ESPN and ABC’s neutral site games is listed below. More games will be announced in the coming months.
2014 Neutral Site Schedule (as of April 16)
|Thu, Aug 28||8 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Boise State vs. Ole Miss||ESPN|
|Sat, Aug 30||8:30 a.m.||2014 Croke Park Classic: Penn State vs. No. 24 Central Florida *||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama||ABC and ESPN2|
|8 p.m.||Cowboys Classic: No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State||ABC|
|9 p.m.||AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU||ESPN|
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