ESPN Networks’ College Football Media Days Schedule Announced

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It’s almost that time again.  College football season is almost upon us once again.  In anticipation of its impending return ESPN has announced its plans for the sport’s annual Media Days.

ESPN and the ESPN networks will launch their coverage of college football’s conference media days beginning next Monday, July 11th.  In all 14 Conference Media Days will be covered across ESPN’s family of networks and will continue into August.  It all begins on College Football Live.  ESPN’s daily college football news and information show returns next Monday, July 11th.  It will continue daily throughout the season airing regularly from 1:30 – 2pm ET on ESPN.  Joe Tessitore will anchor the show’s broadcast in its first week back.  He will be joined by college football analysts Joey Galloway and Paul Finebaum.  Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, and Marcus Spears will each make appearances from Hoover, Alabama, the site of the SEC Media Days.

ESPNU will have 30 hours of Media Days coverage.  That includes 10 three-hour College Football Media Days specials over 15 days beginning with the SEC (July 11th – 14th).  The Pac-12 is next on July 14th, followed by the Big 12 July 18th – 19th.  From July 21st – 22nd ESPNU will cover the ACC’s Media Days.  Coverage of the Big Ten conference’s Media Days rounds out ESPNU’s Media Days coverage from July 25th – 26th.  Brendan Fitzgerald, Matt Schick, and Anish Shroff will share time anchoring ESPNU’s Media Days broadcasts.  They will be joined primarily by analyst Tom Luginbill for additional commentary.  Kevin Carter (July 14th) and Charles Arbuckle (July 25th) will also make appearances during the network’s coverage of Media Days.  Anish Shroff will be live onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina for coverage of the ACC’s Media Days.  ESPNU’s coverage schedule is noted below.

 

DATE TIME (ET) CONFERENCE
Mon., July 11th 3pm SEC
Tue., July 12th 1pm SEC
Wed., July 13th 1pm SEC
Thu, July 14th 1pm SEC/Pac-12
Mon., July 18th 1pm Big 12
Tue., July 19th 1pm Big 12
Thu., July 21st 1pm ACC
Fri., July 22nd 1pm ACC
Mon., July 25th 1pm Big Ten
Tue., July 26th 1pm Big Ten

 

Anchor Matt Barrie and reporter Marty Smith, who will be on site in Alabama for the SEC’s Media Days, will carry coverage on ESPN’s SportsCenter.  ESPN3, ESPN.com, and the SEC Network will each carry their own additional Media Days coverage.  That information is provided below.

 

ESPN3

DATE TIME (ET) CONFERENCE
Monday, July 25th 2pm Sun Belt
Mon., July 25th
Tues., July 26th
3pm
10am
Conference  USA

 

Tues., July 26th
Wed., July 27th
TBD Mountain West
Thu., July 28th 12pm Mid-American
Tue., Aug. 2nd 9am American

 

Along with its  major conference coverage, ESPN3 will also carry coverage of four FCS schools’ Media Days.

DATE TIME (ET) CONFERENCE
July 21st 11am NEC
July 26th 10am CAA
July 26th 1:30pm Big South
July 27th 8pm Southland

 

ESPN.com will have reporters on site from a number of Media Days locations providing daily news, analysis and more.  The  reporters and their assigned sites are noted below.

Conference

              Reporters

SEC

  • Edward Aschoff

 

  • Greg Ostendorf

 

  • Alex Scarborough

 

  • Mark  Schlabach
Pac 12
  • Kyle Bonagura

 

  • Kevin Gemmell

 

  • Chantel Jennings

 

  • David Lombardi

 

  • Chris Low

 

  • Ted Miller
Big 12
  • Max Olson

 

  • Mitch Sherman

 

  • Jake  Trotter
ACC
  • Andrea Adelson

 

  • Matt Fortuna

 

  • David Hale

 

  • Jared Shanker
Big 10
  • Brian Bennett

 

  • Josh Moyer

 

  • Dan Murphy

 

  • Adam Rittenberg

 

  • Jesse Temple

 

  • Austin Ward
American
  • Ivan  Maisel

 

More information on the ESPN networks’ Media Days coverage is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

 

 

 

Website: http://espn.go.com/collge-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CFBonESPN

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESPNCFB

 

 

 

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ESPN Hosting College Football Coaches

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Coaches from some of college football’s biggest teams will be making the rounds on the ESPN family of networks beginning this Monday, July 22nd.  Coaches from the ACC, SEC, Big 10, and Pac 12 will appear on a variety of ESPN programs, including: College Football Live, SportsCenter, First Take, and Highly Questionable on television.  On radio, they will appear on: SVP and Rusillo, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Coach and Company, and SportsCenter Tonight as well as on chats, podcasts, and more online. 

Coaches from the ACC will make appearances on July 29th and 30th.  ACC coaches will be doing interviews July 31st and August 1st.  Pac-12 coaches will make appearances on TV and radio on July 24th and 25th.  Coaches from the SEC will appear on TV and radio July 22nd and 23rd.  Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will visit ESPN’s headquarters on Thursday, July 25th.  He will make the rounds from 12pm EST to 2:45pm EST.  During his time at ESPN’s headquarters, Scott will make appearances on SportsCenter and on ESPN Radio’s SVP & Rusillo.

A full schedule of coaches and their appearance schedules is available below.

SEC

July 22 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) July 23 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
James Franklin (Vanderbilt) Bret Bielema (Arkansas)
Hugh Freeze (Mississippi) Butch Jones (Tennessee)
Les Miles (LSU) Gus Malzahn (Auburn)
Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) Will Muschamp (Florida)
Gary Pinkel (Missouri) Steve Spurrier (South Carolina)
Mark Richt (Georgia) Mark Stoops (Kentucky)
Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)  
Nick Saban (Alabama)  

 

Pac-12

July 24 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) July 25 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Sonny Dykes (California) Todd Graham (Arizona State)
Mark Helfrich (Oregon) Lane Kiffin (USC)
Mike Leach (Washington State) Mike MacIntyre (Colorado)
Mike Riley (Oregon State) Jim Mora (UCLA)
Steve Sarkisian (Washington) Rich Rodriguez (Arizona)
David Shaw (Stanford) Kyle Whittingham (Utah)

 

ACC

July 29 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) July 30 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Paul Chryst (Pittsburgh) Steve Addazio (Boston College)
David Cutcliffe (Duke) Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech)
Dave Doeren (NC State) Randy Edsall (Maryland)
Larry Fedora (North Carolina) Jimbo Fisher (Florida State)
Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech) Al Golden (Miami)
Mike London (Virginia) Jim Grobe (Wake Forest)

 

Big Ten

July 31 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) August 1 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Gary Anderson (Wisconsin) Tim Beckman (Illinois)
Darrell Hazell (Purdue) Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
Jerry Kill (Minnesota) Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
Urban Meyer (Ohio State) Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
Bo Pelini (Nebraska) Brady Hoke (Michigan)
Kevin Wilson (Indiana) Bill O’Brien (Penn State)

 

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ESPN Announces Additional Big Ten Games On 2013 College Football Season Schedule

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College football fans will have even more reason to be happy come college football season this year.  ESPN has announced that it has added seven Big Ten Conference football games to the network’s schedule for this year.  The games will be aired during the first three weeks of the 2013 season.  This latest announcement brings the total number of Big Ten Conference games to be aired across the ESPN family of networks to seventeen.  Nine of those games will be run during the first three weeks of the season.  Two of the nine games that will be run during the first three weeks of the season will be primetime games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes dominate the schedule, with a total of six games on the slate.  The first of those games will be played Saturday, August 31st against The University of Buffalo.  It will be broadcast live on ESPN2.  Other highly anticipated games see #9 Michigan taking on #10 Notre Dame, #22 Nebraska hosting #19 UCLA, and both #24 and #25 Northwestern and #25 Wisconsin hosting #1 Ohio State.  Each team’s ranking comes from an ESPN preseason Top 25 poll.

More games will be added to the schedule as the season progresses.  The current schedule of Big Ten Games added to the ESPN family of networks’ schedule is provided below.

 

The 2013 Big Ten schedule as of June 7 (additional selections to be announced):

 

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Aug 31 Noon Buffalo at No. 1 Ohio State ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. Syracuse vs. Penn State (East Rutherford, N.J.) ABC and ESPN2
Sat, Sep 7 Noon South Florida at Michigan State ESPN2 or ESPNU
  Noon Cincinnati at Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. San Diego State at No. 1 Ohio State ABC and ESPN2
  8 p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 9 Michigan * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 14 Noon No. 19 UCLA at No. 22 Nebraska ABC
  Noon Bowling Green at Indiana ESPNU
  8 p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 28 3:30 p.m. Iowa at Minnesota * ABC
  8 p.m. No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 1 Ohio State * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 5 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at No. 9 Michigan * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
  8 p.m. No. 1 Ohio State at No. 24 Northwestern * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 12 5 p.m. No. 9 Michigan at Penn State * ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 19 3:30 p.m. Iowa at No. 1 Ohio State ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 26 8 p.m. Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Fri, Nov 29 Noon Iowa at No. 22 Nebraska ABC

 

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Six Big Ten Games Scheduled For Prime Time On ESPN Family Of Networks

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The upcoming college football season is still months away.  But that doesn’t mean things have slowed down from the world of NCAA football.  ESPN has announced that it will run six Big Ten Conference games in prime time during the upcoming season.  The games will be run on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC over the course of the season.  Each of the six scheduled games includes at least one ranked team in an early ESPN.com preseason Top 25 Poll.  No. 1 Ohio State will play three times across the ESPN family of networks.  No. 9 Michigan will have two televised games in the schedule.  No. 24 and 25, Northwestern and Wisconsin will each have one game aired.  Two of the six games on the schedule will see a Big Ten member team hosting independent Notre Dame, which is currently ranked No. 10 in the ESPN.com preseason Top 25 poll.  More games will be announced in the coming months.  The current slate of scheduled games is available below.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Sep 7 8p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 9 Michigan * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 14 8 p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 28 8p.m. No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 1 Ohio State ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 5 8p.m. No. 1 Ohio State at No. 24 Northwestern ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 12 5p.m. No. 9 Michigan at Penn State ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 26 8p.m. Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

  

* Previously Announced

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