ESPN Networks Release Game Times, More For This Weekend’s CFP Semi-Finals Coverage

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This weekend, the 2015 college football post season is nearing its finale and the ESPN networks will have full coverage of the games leading up to the national championship.

The semi-final round of the college football playoffs begins this Thursday, December 31st with a triple header schedule. It all starts at noon eastern as #18 Houston and #9 Florida State face off in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The game will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Radio, and ESPN Deportes. Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, and Tom Luginbill will have the call for ESPN. Jerry Olaya and Robert Abramowitz will have the call on ESPN Deportes. And Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti, and Allison Williams will team up for the game’s broadcast on ESPN Radio.

ESPN will follow up coverage of the Peach Bowl with the broadcast of the Capital One Orange Bowl at 4pm ET on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio. #4 Oklahoma will take on #1 Clemson in that game. #3 Michigan State and #2 Alamaba round out the day’s semi-final coverage as they face off at 8pm ET in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. That game will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Radio, and ESPN Deportes.

Coverage of the semi-finals continues Friday afternoon at 1pm with the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl. The fighting Irish of #8 Notre Dame will take on #7 The Ohio State Buckeyes in that matchup. It will be carried live on ESPN, ESPN Radio, and ESPN Deportes. Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, and Todd McShay will have the call for ESPN while Jerry Olaya and Robert Abramonwitz will be back again for ESPN Deportes. Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, and Olivia Harlan will be on the call for ESPN Radio’s broadcast of the game. Following the conclusion of the Fiesta Bowl, ESPN will switch over and head to the west coast for the annual Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwest Mutual. #6 Stanford and #5 Iowa will take to the field for that game. #16 Oklahoma State and #12 ole Miss round out the day’s events in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. That game is scheduled for an 8:30pm ET kickoff. It will be carried live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio.   The full schedule for this weekend’s semi-final round of the 2015 college football playoff is listed below.

New Year’s Six Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game, Matchup and Commentators Networks
Thu, Dec 31 Noon Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl:
No. 18 Houston vs. No. 9 Florida State

TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill
ESPN Deportes: Jerry Olaya, Robert Abramowitz
Radio: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti, Allison Williams
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
  4 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl:
No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Clemson
ESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic:
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox, Tom Rinaldi
ESPN Deportes: Kenneth Garay, Alex Pombo
Radio: Brad Sham, Danny Kanell, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio Radio
Fri, Jan 1 1 p.m. BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl:
No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Ohio State
TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
ESPN Deportes: Jerry Olaya , Robert Abramonwitz
Radio: Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
  5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual:
No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 5 Iowa
TV: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor
ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega
Radio: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
  8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl:
No. 16 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Ole Miss
TV: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
ESPN Deportes: Kenneth Garay, Alex Pombo
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

 

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ESPN Kicks Off Its 2015 College Football Post Season Coverage This Weekend

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College football’s post season is officially here. And ESPN kicks off coverage this weekend with a broadcast of the annual awarding of the Heisman Trophy.

ESPN kicks off coverage of the 2015 college football bowl season this Saturday, December 12th with the broadcast of the annual Heisman Trophy Award ceremony. The ceremony will be carried live at 8pm ET on ESPN. The finalists in the running for the award were announced this past Monday December 7th. They are: Derrick Henry (RB – Alabama), Christian McCaffrey (RB – Stanford), and Deshaun Watson (QB – Clemson). Chris Fowler and Joe Tessitore will co-anchor Saturday night’s broadcast. They will be joined at the desk by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Tim Tebow and Lee Corso. This year’s broadcast of the Heisman Trophy presentation has been extended to ninety minutes.

Saturday’s broadcast of the Heisman Trophy presentation is just one small part of the ESPN networks’ college football post season coverage. Beginning next Saturday, December 19th ESPN Events and the ESPN networks will carry all thirteen bowl games that are owned and operated by ESPN Events. The networks’ coverage runs right up to December 30th with the Birmingham Bowl.  That’s not where the games end, though.  ESPN and its networks will carry full coverage of the college football post season right up to the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl on January 2nd. Details on each ESPN Events game are noted below along with the other games that will be presented via the ESPN networks.

2015-16 ESPN/ABC Bowl Coverage Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game, Matchup and Commentators Network(s)
Sat, Dec. 19 Noon Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl:
Alcorn State at North Carolina A&T
Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Tiffany Greene
ABC
2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl:

Arizona vs. New Mexico
TV: Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman, Laura Rutledge
Radio: Drew Goodman and TBD

ESPN and ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl:

BYU vs. No. 22 Utah
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor

ABC and ESPN Deportes
5:30 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl:

Ohio vs. Appalachian State
TV: Dave Neal, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

Radio: TBD, Cole Cubelic, Dawn Davenport

ESPN and ESPN Radio
9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl:
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech
TV: Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Dr. Jerry Punch
Radio:  Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
ESPN and ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec. 21 2:30 p.m. Miami Beach Bowl:

Western Kentucky vs. South Florida
Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard, Quint Kessenich

ESPN
Tue, Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:

Akron vs. Utah State
TV: Mark Neely, Mike Bellotti, Kevin Weidl
Radio: TBD

ESPN and ESPN Radio
7 p.m. Marmot Boca Raton Bowl:

Toledo vs. No. 24 Temple
TV: Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins, Tiffany Greene
Radio: Dave Lamont, John Congemi, Brett McMurphy

ESPN and ESPN Radio
Wed, Dec. 23 4:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl:

Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
TV: Beth Mowins, David Diaz-Infante, Shelley Smith
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad

ESPN and ESPN Radio
8 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl:

Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge

ESPN
Thu, Dec. 24 Noon Popeyes Bahamas Bowl:

Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Steve Levy, Mack Brown, Mark May, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN
8 p.m. Hawai’i Bowl:

San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
TV: Adam Amin, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
Radio: TBD, Mike Golic Sr., Mike Golic, Jr.

ESPN and ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec. 26 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Bowl:
Connecticut vs. Marshall
TV: Tom Hart, Anthony Becht, Tiffany Greene
Radio: TBD, Rene Ingoglia, Brett McMurphy
ESPN and ESPN Radio
2:20 p.m. Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl:
Washington vs. Southern Mississippi
Mike Corey, Ahmad Brooks, Kayce Smith
ESPN
3:30 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl:

Indiana vs. Duke
TV: Rece Davis, Danny Kanell, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra

Radio: TBD

ABC and ESPN Radio
5:45 p.m. Camping World Independence Bowl:
Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley, Jane Slater
ESPN and ESPN Deportes
9:15 p.m. Foster Farms Bowl:

UCLA vs. Nebraska
TV: Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith

Radio:  Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec. 28 2:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman:
Pittsburgh vs. No. 21 Navy
TV: Eamon McAnaney,Rocky Boiman, Quint Kessenich Radio:  TBD, Mike Golic Sr., Mike Golic, Jr.
ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN Radio
5 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl:
Central Michigan vs. Minnesota
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith
ESPN2
Tue, Dec. 29 2 p.m. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl:
California vs. Air Force
Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti, Allison Williams
ESPN
5:30 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl:
No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 17 Baylor
TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry PunchRadio:  Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
9 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl:
No. 20 LSU vs. Texas Tech
TV: Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Maria Taylor
Radio: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
Wed, Dec. 30 Noon Birmingham Bowl:
Auburn vs. Memphis
TV: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins, Tiffany Greene
ESPN and ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Belk Bowl:
NC State vs. Mississippi State
TV: Clay Matvick, John Congemi, Dawn Davenport
Radio: Taylor Zarzour, Charles Arbuckle, and Quint Kessenich
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio
7 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl:
Texas A&M vs. LouisvilleTV: Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge
Radio: Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio
10:30 p.m. Holiday Bowl:
No. 25 USC vs. Wisconsin
TV: Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
Radio: Drew Goodman and TBD
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan 1 Noon Outback Bowl:
No. 13 Northwestern vs. No. 23 Tennessee
TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
1 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl:
No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 19 Florida
TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
Radio: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra
ABC and ESPN Radio
Sat, Jan 2 Noon TaxSlayer Bowl:
Penn State vs. Georgia
TV: Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins, Tiffany Greene
Radio: Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi,
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
3:20 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl:
Kansas State vs. Arkansas
TV: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Dawn Davenport
Radio: Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Kevin Weidl
ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl:

No. 15 Oregon vs. No. 11 TCU
TV: Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams
Radio: Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio
10:15 p.m. Motel 6 Cactus Bowl:

West Virginia vs. Arizona State
TV: Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith
Radio: Drew Goodman, David Diaz-Infante, Olivia Harlan

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

*For those not near a television, ESPN and its networks will simulcast each game online via WatchESPN.

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ESPN Opens Its 2015 NBA Regular Season Coverage Wednesday Night

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The day is officially here. The 2015 – 2016 NBA regular season gets under way tonight. And beginning Wednesday, October 28th, ESPN joins in with full coverage that will take audiences straight through this weekend.

ESPN begins its coverage of the 2015 – 2016 NBA regular season Wednesday night with a Western Conference double-header. First up for the night is a matchup between the Thunder and Spurs live from Oklahoma City beginning at 8pm ET. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers follow at 10pm ET as they host Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Coverage of that game begins at 10pm ET. Mike Tirico will have the call for that game. He will be joined in the booth by analyst Mark Jackson and reporter J.A. Adande. the T-Wolves will be playing with heavy hearts but a real purpose Wednesday night following the death of coach Flip Saunders Sunday at the age of 60. Over the course of seventeen seasons in the NBA, Saunders accrued a record of 654 – 592. This includes his time coaching in Detroit and Washington.

Ahead of Wednesday night’s double-header, ESPN will air a special one-hour edition of NBA Countdown beginning at 7pm ET. Sage Steele will anchor the broadcast and will be joined at the desk by analysts Jalen Rose and Doug Collins. As an added bonus, ESPN will broadcast rapper Missy Elliot’s new single ‘WTF (Where They From)’ during its broadcast of NBA Countdown. The song features famed performer/producer Pharrell Williams.

ESPN’s NBA coverage won’t be limited to just ESPN as it joins in all the basketball celebrations. Over on ESPN2 NBA Coast to Coast–ESPN’s NBA whiparound show–will have coverage of all of the action around the league from 8pm – 11pm ET. Cassidy Hubarth will anchor and will be joined by Ryen Rusillo, analysts Tim Legler and P.J. Carlesimo, and ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard. On Thursday morning, Cassidy Hubarth and P.J. Carlesimo will have even more coverage on NBA Tonight at 1:30am. That broadcast will be on ESPN2 as well.

After things wind down Thursday morning, ESPN will continue its NBA coverage Friday night with yet another double-header. First up Friday is an Eastern Conference matchup that sees LeBron James and the Cavs hosting James’ former teammate Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat at 7pm ET. Mike Breen will have the call for that game. He will be joined in the booth by Doris Burke for additional commentary. Stephen A. Smith will also be on hand for a special edition of SportsCenter on the Road beginning at 6pm ET. In the night’s second game, James Harden and the Houston Rockets renew their rivalry with the Golden State Warriors when the defending NBA Champions come to town. Tipoff for that game is set for 9:30pm ET. Ryan Ruocco will have the call for the game. He will be joined in the booth by Jeff Van Gundy and Chris Broussard for additional commentary. Both games will be live on ESPN. NBA Tonight will follow live at 2am ET with Cassidy Hubarth and Antonio Davis for a full wrap up of the night’s games and highlights on ESPN2. For those that prefer it, the full schedule for this week’s NBA coverage is included below.

More information on ESPN’s coverage of the NBA is available online now along with all of the latest NBA headlines at:

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Weather Forces Changes To ESPN’s Weekend CFB Broadcast Schedule

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South Carolina has been devasted by the recent rains that came through the area last week. The effects of the low pressure system that went through the area were far reaching to say the very least. Homes and lands have been flooded, and roads have been washed out. So far fourteen people have lost their lives as a result of the weather. It goes without saying that all of those affected by that weather system are in the thoughts and prayers of the country. Today it was announced that that same system has had even more effect as this weekend’s matchup between the Gamecocks and Tigers has been moved.

Officials with LUS and South Carolina have announced that the game, which was previously scheduled to be held in South Carolina Saturday at noon will now be played at LSU Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm ET. The game will still be broadcast live on ESPN despite the change. Five others games have seen some changes in their scheduling on the ESPN networks as a result of this change. Those games are: Indiana @ Penn St., Illinois @ #22 Iowa, Tulane @ Temple, Minnesota @ Perdue, and Connecticut at UCF. Those games will still be played at their original times and at their original venues. The only changes will be the networks on which audiences can see them. Those changes are all listed below.

The updated schedule for the six impacted games:
Date
Time (ET)
Game / Commentators
Network
Sat, Oct 10
Noon
Indiana at Penn State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN
 
Noon
Illinois at No. 22 Iowa
Clay Matvick, John Congemi
ESPN2
 
Noon
Tulane at Temple
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNU
 
3:30 p.m.
No. 7 LSU vs. South Carolina (from Baton Rouge, La.)
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN
 
3:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Purdue
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
ESPNU
 
3:45 p.m.
Connecticut at UCF
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
ESPNEWS

The full schedule for ESPN Radio’s Saturday football coverage is listed below.

The complete schedule of games for Saturday, Oct. 10, on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN Radio:

Date
Time (ET)
Game / Commentators
Network
Sat, Oct 10
Noon
Texas vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (from Dallas)
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
ABC
 
Noon
Indiana at Penn State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra
ESPN
 
Noon
Illinois at No. 22 Iowa
Clay Matvick, John Congemi
ESPN2
 
Noon
Tulane at Temple
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
ESPNU
 
Noon
New Mexico State at No. 14 Ole Miss
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
 
Noon
Central Michigan at Western Michigan
ESPN3 *
 
Noon
Sacred Heart at Robert Morris
ESPN3
 
Noon
Culver-Stockton at Benedictine
ESPN3 *
 
12:30 p.m.
Virginia at Pittsburgh
ESPN3 *
 
1 p.m.
Furman at Chattanooga
ESPN3
 
1:30 p.m.
Samford at VMI
ESPN3
 
2 p.m.
Massachusetts at Bowling Green
Jim Barbar, John Gregory
ESPN3
 
2 p.m.
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio
ESPN3 *
 
2 p.m.
Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina
ESPN3
 
2 p.m.
Wofford at The Citadel
ESPN3
 
2 p.m.
Valdosta State at West Georgia
ESPN3 *
 
2 p.m.
Clarion at Edinboro
ESPN3 *
 
2 p.m.
Northern Iowa at North Dakota State
ESPN3 *
 
2 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Illinois
ESPN3
 
3 p.m.
Kent State at No. 24 Toledo
Dave Weekley, Dustin Fox
ESPN3
 
3 p.m.
Akron at Eastern Michigan
Michael Reghi, Josh Cribbs
ESPN3
 
3 p.m.
Wake Forest at Boston College
ESPN3 *
 
3:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at No. 6 Clemson
TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ABC & ESPN2, ESPN Radio
 
3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
ABC & ESPN2
 
3:30 p.m.
No. 7 LSU at South Carolina
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN
 
3:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Purdue
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
ESPNU
 
3:30 p.m.
Ball State at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney, Al Groh
ESPN3
 
3:30 p.m.
Appalachian State at Georgia State
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy
ESPN3
 
3:45 p.m.
Connecticut at UCF
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
ESPNEWS
 
4 p.m.
Troy at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith
SEC Network
 
4 p.m.
South Dakota at Western Illinois
ESPN3
 
4 p.m.
Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin
ESPN3
 
6 p.m.
Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa
Joel Meyers, Pete Najarian
ESPN3
 
6 p.m.
Stetson at Jacksonville
ESPN3
 
7 p.m.
Arkansas at No. 8 Alabama
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
ESPN
 
7 p.m.
No. 21 Oklahoma State at West Virginia
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake
ESPN2
 
7 p.m.
Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette
Brett Dolan, Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
 
7 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese State
ESPN3
 
7 p.m.
Illinois State at Youngstown State
ESPN3 *
 
7 p.m.
Indiana State at South Dakota State
ESPN3 *
 
7:30 p.m.
East Carolina at BYU
Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins
ESPNU
 
7:30 p.m.
No. 11 Florida at Missouri
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor
SEC Network
 
8 p.m.
Miami (Fla.) at No. 12 Florida State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox
ABC
 
8 p.m.
Angelo State at Texas A&M Commerce
ESPN3
 
8 p.m.
Abilene Christian at Lamar
ESPN3
 
10 p.m.
No. 23 Cal at No. 5 Utah
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill
ESPN
 
10:15 p.m.
Wyoming at Air Force
Mike Couzens, David Diaz-Infante
ESPN2

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Unbeatens Take Center Stage On ESPN Networks’ College Football Broadcasts This Saturday

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It’s only Monday. But ESPN is giving all the college football fans out there reason to look forward to this weekend with an announcement today for this weekend’s college football coverage.

Officials with ESPN announced today a very busy broadcast schedule for Saturday across its family of networks. That schedule includes a triple header on ABC beginning at noon eastern time between the Texans and Sooners live from the Cotton Bowl. The annual “Red River Rivalry” between the Longhorns and the #10 ranked Oklahoma Sooners will mark the 110th time that the Big 12 foes have faced off. It will be followed up Saturday afternoon on ABC either by the #6 Clemson Tigers taking on the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets or the Wisconsin Badgers taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. ESPN 2 will run the game not aired on ABC. Broadcast for both is scheduled for 3:30pm ET. Saturday’s schedule on ABC will be rounded out at 8pm ET with the undefeated #12 Florida State Seminoles taking on the Miami Hurricanes.

Over on The SEC Network the also undefeated #11 Florida Gators will cap off the network’s broadcast schedule as they face off against Missouri at 7:30pm ET. And on ESPNU, unbeaten #22 Iowa will take on Illinois at high noon. Later in the night, the #5 Utah Utes host #23 California in a Pac-12 showdown. As additional notes, #7 LSU will be on the road Saturday against the Gamecocks at noon and #8 Alabama will take on Arkansas at 7pm ET. Wyoming and Air Force finish off the night on ESPN2 at 10:15pm ET. The complete schedule for the ESPN networks’ Saturday College Football coverage is listed below.

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game / Commentators

Network

Thu, Oct 8

7:30 p.m.

South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman

Mark Neely, Jay Walker

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

SMU at Houston

Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Washington at No. 17 USC

Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN

Fri, Oct 9

8 p.m.

NC State at Virginia Tech

Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams

ESPN

Sat, Oct 10

Noon

Texas vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (from Dallas)

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay

ABC

 

Noon

No. 7 LSU at South Carolina

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN

 

Noon

Indiana at Penn State

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

 

Noon

Illinois at No. 22 Iowa

Clay Matvick, John Congemi

ESPNU

 

Noon

Tulane at Temple

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNEWS

 

Noon

New Mexico State at No. 14 Ole Miss

Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

Noon

Central Michigan at Western Michigan

ESPN3 *

 

Noon

Sacred Heart at Robert Morris

ESPN3

 

Noon

Culver-Stockton at Benedictine

ESPN3 *

 

12:30 p.m.

Virginia at Pittsburgh

ESPN3 *

 

1 p.m.

Furman at Chattanooga

ESPN3

 

1:30 p.m.

Samford at VMI

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Massachusetts at Bowling Green

Jim Barbar, John Gregory

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Wofford at The Citadel

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Valdosta State at West Georgia

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Clarion at Edinboro

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Northern Iowa at North Dakota State

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Illinois

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Kent State at No. 24 Toledo

Dave Weekley, Dustin Fox

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Akron at Eastern Michigan

Michael Reghi, Josh Cribbs

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Wake Forest at Boston College

ESPN3 *

 

3:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech at No. 6 Clemson

TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

ABC & ESPN2, ESPN Radio

 

3:30 p.m.

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan

ABC & ESPN2

 

3:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Purdue

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Ball State at Northern Illinois

Shawn Kenney, Al Groh

ESPN3

 

3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State at Georgia State

Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

ESPN3

 

3:45 p.m.

Connecticut at UCF

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

ESPNU

 

4 p.m.

Troy at Mississippi State

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith

SEC Network

 

4 p.m.

South Dakota at Western Illinois

ESPN3

 

4 p.m.

Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa

Joel Meyers, Pete Najarian

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Stetson at Jacksonville

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Arkansas at No. 8 Alabama

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

 

7 p.m.

No. 21 Oklahoma State at West Virginia

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette

Brett Dolan, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese State

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Illinois State at Youngstown State

ESPN3 *

 

7 p.m.

Indiana State at South Dakota State

ESPN3 *

 

7:30 p.m.

East Carolina at BYU

Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins

ESPNU

 

7:30 p.m.

No. 11 Florida at Missouri

Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor

SEC Network

 

8 p.m.

Miami (Fla.) at No. 12 Florida State

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox

ABC

 

8 p.m.

Angelo State at Texas A&M Commerce

ESPN3

 

8 p.m.

Abilene Christian at Lamar

ESPN3

 

10 p.m.

No. 23 Cal at No. 5 Utah

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill

ESPN

 

10:15 p.m.

Wyoming at Air Force

Mike Couzens, David Diaz-Infante

ESPN2

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

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

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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Kicks Off Its Post Season This Weekend

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Courtesy: NHRA

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series wrapped up its regular season last week in Indianapolis. Now the countdown begins for the top spot in each divison of drag racing’s top series. And it all begins with full coverage on ESPN this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

ESPN will carry the opening round of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown To The Championship this weekend beginning Saturday night, September 19th with qualifying. Qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday night at 11:30pm ET on ESPN2 and re-broadcast again Sunday morning, September 20th at 7am ET. Final eliminations will be broadcast Sunday night at 8:30pm ET on ESPN2. Fans can also follow final eliminations live online Sunday beginning at noon on ESPN3.

Dave Rieff will anchor this weekend’s coverage from the zMax Dragway. He will be joined in the booth by Mike Dunn. Gary Gerould and John Kernan will be in the pits with all the latest news from the weekend’s events.

Coming into the first round of the NHRA’s “post season” Tony Schumacher sits atop the Top Fuel Division. He is followed by DSR team mate Antron Brown. “Fast” Jack Beckman, who also drives for DSR (Don Schumacher Racing) is in the catbird seat in the Funny Car division. He is trailed by yet another DSR driver Matt Hagan. Erica Enders breaks the DSR dominance over in the Pro Stock division. She is trailed in second by Greg Anderson. And in the Pro Stock Motorcycle division Eddie Krawiec comes into the countdown on top.

All of the latest information on this weekend’s event is available online now along with all of the latest NHRA news at:

Website: http://www.nhra.com

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

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ESPN’s CGD Crew Heads South This Week For SEC Showdown

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Courtesy: ESPN

The SEC takes center stage this weekend on ESPN.
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will head down south this weekend for its weekly broadcast. The network’s flagship college football program will come live from the campus of The University of Alabama this Saturday, September 19th. The weekly broadcast will air live from 9am ET – noon ET ahead of Saturday night’s matchup between the second ranked Crimson Tide and #15 Rebel Black Bears of Ole Miss. Kickoff For Saturday night’s game is currently scheduled for 9:15pm ET.

Rece Davis continues his freshman season as host of ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. He will be joined at the desk by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield, and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for additional commentary. Ahead of Saturday’s broadcasts, ESPN will also broadcast College Football Live from the College GameDay Built by The Home Depot set Friday afternoon at 2pm ET. It will air live on ESPN2. Chris Ponder will be at the desk for the broadcast. He will be joined by Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be on hand along with reporter Heather Cox.

More information on ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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