ESPN will broadcast five college football conference championships this season.
Network officials announced the broadcast schedule for the conference championships Tuesday. Opening this year’s coverage is the MAC Championship. The conference title game is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 18 on ESPN. The game is scheduled to take place at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.
The other four title games are scheduled to take place the following day, Dec. 19. Opening the day-long schedule is the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship. Coverage is scheduled to start at noon on ABC. It will simulcast on ESPN Radio.
The start time for the day’s next game — the Sun Belt Championship — is under consideration. Conference officials are determining whether to play the game at noon or 3:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, the game site is under consideration along with network (ESPN/ESPN2).
The ACC Championship continues the day’s action at 4 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN Radio. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC is the scheduled site for the game.
The American Athletic Conference Championship rounds out the weekend’s Championship coverage for the 2020-21 college football season. Coverage is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The game site is under consideration.
The full weekend schedule for the conference championship coverage is noted below.
College Football Conference Championship Games on ESPN and ABC:
|Fri, Dec 18||7:30 p.m.||MAC Championship Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.||ESPN|
|Sat, Dec 19||Noon||Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||ABC ESPN Radio|
|Noon or 3:30 p.m.||Sun Belt Championship campus site TBD||ESPN or ESPN2|
|4 p.m.||ACC Championship Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.||ABC ESPN Radio|
|8 p.m.||American Athletic Championship campus site TBD||ABC|
* The Pac 12 Championship on Dec. 18 will also be available on ESPN Radio
In other college football news, ESPN officials have released a statement in regards to the game site for the upcoming New Mexico Bowl. It notes that COVID-19 restrictions in New Mexico have forced the game’s site to move out of state.
“Due to current state guidelines in New Mexico regarding intercollegiate athletics and travel, the 2020 New Mexico Bowl will be staged in Frisco, Texas, at Toyota Stadium, on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 3:30 p.m. ET,” the statement reads.
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