Penn State, Iowa Headline ESPN Networks’ College Football Week 4 Broadcast Schedule

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The fourth week of the 2017 college football season is here and the ESPN networks have another full schedule on tap for this weekend.

The networks’ week 4 schedule opened Thursday as No. 21 South Florida hosted Temple on ESPN and North Carolina Central hosted South Carolina State on ESPNU.  The Bulls soundly defeated Temple 43 – 7 in their game while the Eagles (2 – 1) defeated the Bulldogs (1 – 2) 33 – 28 in that matchup.

The action continues tonight at 8 p.m. as Boise State hosts Virginia live on ESPN2. Saturday’s action starts at noon as North Carolina State University faces No. 12 Florida State on the road.  That game will be either on ABC or ESPN2 according to the network’s schedule.

No. 4 Penn State and Iowa will headline Saturday’s coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo, but won’t be the last of the day’s games.  The day’s action winds down at 10:30 p.m. ET as Stanford hosts UCLA on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

East Carolina and Connecticut round out the weekend’s action Sunday at noon on ESPNU.  All of the games noted here are just some of the games scheduled for the fourth week of the 2017 college football season.  The networks’ full broadcast schedule for this weekend is noted below.

All games on Saturday, Sept. 23 unless specified.

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thu, Sep 21

7:30 p.m.

Temple at No. 21 South Florida

Dave Flemming, Joey Galloway, Booger McFarland, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

 

South Carolina State at North Carolina Central

Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPNU

Fri, Sep 22

8 p.m.

Virginia at Boise State

Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

Sat, Sep 23

Noon

NC State at No. 12 Florida State

Jason Benetti, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ABC or ESPN2*

Texas Tech at Houston

Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ABC or ESPN2*

Texas A&M at Arkansas from Arlington, Texas

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ESPN

West Virginia at Kansas

Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Massachusetts at Tennessee
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Kent State at No. 19 Louisville

ACC Network Extra

Central Methodist at Peru State

ESPN3

12:20 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Georgia State

ACC Network Extra

1 p.m.

Delta State at Shorter

ESPN3

Mercyhurst at Clarion

ESPN3

1:30 p.m.

New Mexico at Tulsa

Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen

ESPN3

Chattanooga at VMI

ESPN3

Gardner-Webb at Wofford

ESPN3

2 p.m.

Old Dominion at No. 13 Virginia Tech

Dave Weekley, John Gregory

ACC Network Extra

Ohio at Eastern Michigan

Dan Gutowsky, Bobby Carpenter

ESPN3

Idaho at South Alabama

Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

3 p.m.

No. 5 USC at California

Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ABC

3:30 p.m.

No. 16 TCU at No. 6 Oklahoma State

TV: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Owen Murphy

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Boston College at No. 2 Clemson

Dave Lamont, Kelly Souffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

Duke at North Carolina

Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison, Desmond Purnell

ESPNU

Louisiana Tech at South Carolina

David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Toledo at No. 14 Miami

ACC Network Extra

Miami (OH) at Central Michigan
Michael Reghi, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Shawn Kenney, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Illinois State at Missouri State

ESPN3

Samford at Western Carolina

ESPN3

Robert Morris at North Dakota State

ESPN3

Mercer at East Tennessee State

ESPN3

Sat, Sep 23

4 p.m.

Campbell at Stetson

ESPN3

5 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana

Matt Stewart, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Tennessee State at Tennessee Martin

ESPN3

6 p.m.

Akron at Troy

Tiffany Greene, Huston Mason

ESPN3

Mars Hill at Catawba

ESPN3

6:30 p.m.

Western Illinois at Costal Carolina

Brock Bowling, Doug Graber

ESPN3

7 p.m.

No. 17 Mississippi State at No. 11 Georgia

Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

Syracuse at No. 25 LSU

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Julie Stewart-Binks

ESPN2

Wagner at Western Michigan

ESPN3

Florida Atlantic at Buffalo

ESPN3

Arkansas State at SMU
David Saltzman, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee

ESPN3

Nicholls at Sam Houston State

ESPN3

Ferris State at Ashland

ESPN3

Villanova at Albany

ESPN3

Northwood at Grand Valley State

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Penn State at Iowa

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

No. 15 Auburn at Missouri

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley

ESPNU

No. 20 Florida at Kentucky

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

8 p.m.

UT San Antonio at Texas State

ESPN3

Southern Illinois at Memphis

ESPN3

UTEP at New Mexico State

Greg Mescall, Jay Taylor

ESPN3

10:15 p.m.

Hawaii at Wyoming

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

UCLA at Stanford

TV: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN and ESPN Radio

Sun, Sep 24

Noon

East Carolina at Connecticut

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNU

Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive
*Game is Regionalized

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ESPN Announces College Football Week 3 Broadcast Schedule

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ESPN has announced its broadcast schedule for its networks’ coverage for the second week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season.

The second week of the 2017 – ’18 college football season launches Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN with a matchup between New Mexico and Boise State.  The weekend’s schedule continues at 7 p.m. Friday as No. 22 South Florida plays host to Illinois on ESPN.

Saturday’s daylong schedule will be highlighted on television with a showdown between No. 3 Clemson and No. 14 Louisville on ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  Coverage is currently scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.  Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will cover Saturday night’s game live from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Along with Saturday night’s game between the Tigers and Cardinals, No. 9 Oklahoma is scheduled to take on Pittsburg at noon Saturday.  No. 10 Wisconsin will face BYU at 3:30 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will precede Saturday’s games beginning at 9 a.m. live on site in Louisville, KY.

Saturday night’s game between the Cardinals and Tigers is the weekend’s feature game due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.  The game was originally scheduled to air at 3:30 p.m., with Miami and Florida State originally scheduled for the 8 p.m. slot.  That game was postponed and re-scheduled for Oct. 7, leading the Louisville – Clemson game to fill Saturday night’s headline matchup.

Also shifted as a result of Hurricane Irma was a matchup between Notre Dame and Boston College.  That game was originally scheduled for noon, but was moved to a 3:30 p.m. start time on ESPN.

Hurricane Irma’s impact also led Saturday’s matchup between Georgia Tech and USF (scheduled for 7:30 p.m on ESPNNEWS) to be canceled.  Other games have also been moved to other networks and times due to the far-reaching effects of Hurricane Irma.  The ESPN networks’ full Week 3 college football broadcast schedule is noted below.

All Games are Saturday, Sept. 16 unless noted

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thu, Sept. 14

8 p.m.

New Mexico at Boise State
Dave Flemming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

Fri, Sept. 15

7 p.m.

Illinois at No. 22 South Florida
Dave Lamont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada

ESPN

Massachusetts at Temple
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNU

10:15 p.m.

Arizona at UTEP
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN

Sat, Sept. 16

Noon

No. 25 UCLA at Memphis

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ABC

No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbilll

ESPN

UConn at Virginia
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden

ESPN2

Kansas at Ohio
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison

ESPNU

Louisiana at Texas A&M
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Edinboro at West Chester

ESPN3

Peru State at Missouri Valley

ESPN3

12:20 p.m.

Furman at NC State

ACC Network Extra

12:30 p.m.

Baylor at Duke

ACC Network Extra

1:00 p.m.

Grand Valley State at Michigan Tech

ESPN3

Walsh at Jacksonville

ESPN3

The Citadel at East Tennessee State

ESPN3

2:00 p.m.

Central Connecticut State and Youngstown State

ESPN3

3:00 p.m.

North Dakota at South Dakota

ESPN3

Tennessee Tech at Ball State

Jim Barbar, Mark Herrmann

ESPN3

Utah State at Wake Forest

Bill Roth, Christian Ponder

ACC Network Extra

3:30 p.m.

No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carceterra

ABC

Notre Dame at Boston College
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN

North Texas at Iowa
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

SMU at No. 20 TCU
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPNU

Central Michigan at Syracuse

Doug Sherman, Matt Chatham 

ACC Network Extra

4:00 p.m.

Purdue at Missouri
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Mercer at No. 15 Auburn
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen, Gabe Gross

SEC Network Alternate

6:00 p.m.

Colgate at Buffalo
Greg Mescall, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Carson-Newman at Wingate

ESPN3

Dartmouth at Stetson

ESPN3

Villanova at Lafayette

ESPN3

Indian State at Liberty

ESPN3

Tennessee-Martin at Chattanooga

ESPN3

7:00 p.m.

No. 12 LSU at Mississippi State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN2

Idaho at Western Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

Tulsa at Toledo

ESPN3

Appalachian State at Texas State
Tyler Denning, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

Southern Miss at Louisiana-Monroe
David Saltzman, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Alabama A&M at South Alabama
Matt Stewart, Doug Graber

ESPN3

North Alabama at Valdosta State

ESPN3

Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian

ESPN3

Incarnate World at Stephen F. Austin

ESPN3

Lamar at Northwestern State

ESPN3

Tusculum at Limestone

ESPN3

Monmouth at Albany

ESPN3

Drake at South Dakota State

ESPN3

Jackson State at Grambling State*
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt
Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Kentucky at South Carolina
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

Samford at No. 13 Georgia
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Desmond Purnell

SEC Network Alternate

8:00 p.m.

No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

ABC

Rice at Houston
Robert Lee, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Troy at New Mexico State

ESPN3

Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

ESPN3

8:30 p.m.

Texas at No. 4 USC
Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN Radio

10:00 p.m.

San Jose State at Utah
Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Alex Corddry

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

Ole Miss at California
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison WIlliams

ESPN

*Airing on-delay at 10 p.m. on ESPNU
Not all ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra games are exclusive

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ESPN Networks Announce College Football Week 2 Broadcast Schedule

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ESPN and its networks have announced their broadcast schedules for the second week of the 2017 – 18 college football season.

The networks have a full slate of games for Week 2 that will be capped off Sept. 9  on ABC by a matchup of No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo.  No. 3 Clemson will host No. 13 Auburn at 7 p.m. on ESPN the same night.

Saturday night’s schedule is only part of the ESPN networks’ Week 2 college football schedule.  Sam Houston State was on the road Thursday against Prairie View A&M on ESPN.

Memphis and UCF are scheduled to face off Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU as a result of Hurricane Irma.  Over on ESPN2, No. 11 Oklahoma will be on the road against South Alabama beginning at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule starts at 10:30 a.m. ET as South Florida faces UConn on ESPNNEWS due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma.  The Cincinnati Bearcats are scheduled to face No. 8 Michigan live on ABC beginning at noon. Also scheduled for high noon are matchups between North Carolina and No. 17 Louisville on ESPN; Iowa at Iowa State on ESPN2; Northwestern at Duke on ESPNU and a number of other games.

The networks’ full schedule for the weekend is noted below.

ESPN’s Networks Week 2 Schedule as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Thur, Sept. 7

7:30 p.m.

Sam Houston State at Prairie View A&M
Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPNU

Fri, Sept. 8

6:30 p.m.

Memphis at UCF

ESPNU

8 p.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State at South Alabama
Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

Sat, Sept. 9

10:30 a.m.

No. 21 South Florida at UConn
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNEWS

Noon

Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

ABC

No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ESPN

Iowa at Iowa State
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Julia Stewart-Binks

ESPN2

Northwestern at Duke
Mike Couzens, John Congemi

ESPNU

Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss
Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones, Richard Cross

SEC Network Alternate

Northern Colorado at No. 22 Florida
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen,

SEC Network +

Louisiana-Monroe at No. 10 Florida State

ACC Network Extra

12:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Georgia Tech

ACC Network Extra

1 p.m.

Wake Forest at Boston College
Robert Lee, Matt Chatham

ACC Network Extra

3 p.m.

UAB at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Hutson Mason

ESPN3

3:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at No. 4 Penn State
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ABC

Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama
Adam Amin, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

Indiana at Virginia
Dave Weekley, John Gregory

ESPNU

San Jose State at Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden

Longhorn Network

Howard at Kent State
Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry

ESPN3

Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois
Jordan Bernfield, Marcus Ray

ESPN3

Savannah State at Appalachian State
Brock Bowling, Stan Lewter

ESPN3

Austin Peay at Miami (Ohio)
Jeff McCarrigher, Bobby Carpenter

ESPN3

Villanova at Temple
Greg Mescall, Tyoka Jackson

ESPN3

Middle Tennessee at Syracuse
Doug Sherman, Doug Graber

ACC Network Extra

Delaware at Virginia Tech
Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly

ACC Network Extra

4 p.m.

Indiana State vs. No. 25 Tennessee
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport

SEC Network

Alabama A&M vs. Vanderbilt
Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Desmond Purnell

SEC Network Alternate

Louisiana at Tulsa
David Saltzman, George Wrighster

ESPN3

New Hampshire at Georgia Southern
Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

ESPN3

6 p.m.

South Dakota at Bowling Green
Dan Dutowsky, Watson Brown

ESPN3

Alabama State at Troy
Tiffany Greene, Rene Nadeau

ESPN3

Marshall at NC State
Kevin Fitzgerald, Dustin Fox

ACC Network Extra

6:30 p.m.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron
David Wilson, Travis Tannahill

ESPN3

7 p.m.

No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN

South Carolina at Missouri
Anish Shroff, Mike Golic, Jr, Roddy Jones

ESPN2

Nicholls at Texas A&M
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey

ESPNU

North Texas at SMU
David Raymond, Stanford Routt

ESPN3

Toledo at Nevada
Trey Bender, Jay Taylor

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinski, Dusty Dvoracek, Ian Fitzsimmons

ABC and ESPN Radio

Chattanooga vs. No. 12 LSU
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

8:30 p.m.

No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC
Marc Kestecher, David Norrie

ESPN Radio

9 p.m.

UNLV at Idaho

ESPN3

10:15 p.m.

Utah at BYU
Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

10:30 p.m.

Boise State at No. 20 Washington State
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN,

Houston at Arizona
Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison

ESPNU

 

Due to Irma’s projected path, this weekend’s game between No. 16 Miami and No. 10 Florida State has been canceled. Indiana and Virginia will face off in place of that game.

Louisiana-Monroe and No. 10 Florida State has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been pushed up to a noon start time Saturday as a non-exclusive game on ACC Network Extra.

Northern Colorado and No. 22 Florida has also been impacted by Irma.  It has been moved to noon Saturday and will be streamed exclusively on the SEC Network+.  Along with that move, Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU has been moved from SEC Network Alternate to SEC Network.

The last of the games currently affected by Irma is Saturday’s game between New Hampshire at Georgia Southern.  That game has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time and will be played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.  It will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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Clemson, Alabama Face Off Live In College Football Championship Rematch Monday Night

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Courtesy: ESPN

The stage is set for this season’s college football championship, and ESPN will carry full coverage of the rematch from last season’s title game between Clemson and Alabama.

ESPN will begin its coverage of the College Football Championship presented by AT&T tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi will have the call for the showdown between the Tigers and Red Tide.

The worldwide leader in sports and its networks will offer extensive coverage of the game throughout the day leading up to kickoff.  That extensive coverage from ESPN’s networks includes Coaches Film Room on ESPNEWS, Finebaum Filmroom on SEC Network, Homers Telecast on ESPN2 and much more.

Additional coverage on the day will air on ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPN3.  Those that won’t be near a TV during Monday’s college football championship can still catch the game in full online via WatchESPN and on the radio via ESPN Radio.

The game will also be simulcast live in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio and Eduardo Varela will have the call for ESPN Deportes.  Kenneth Garay and Sebastian M. Christensen will have the call for ESPN Deportes Radio.

Along with its broadcast on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio, Monday night’s game will also be broadcast worldwide.  ESPN International will carry the game for fans in more than 179 nations around the world through its networks and streaming services.

More information on the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2017 college football championship is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

 

 

 

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ESPN Networks Kick Off Coverage Of The 2016 College Foootball Season This Week

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Courtesy: ESPN

The wait is nearly over.  The 2016 college football season kicks off this Friday, August 26. And ESPN will have full coverage of Week 0.

The 2016 college football season kicks off this Friday night on ESPN when California and Hawaii face off live from ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia. ESPN will carry full coverage of the game beginning at 10pm ET.  Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti and Warren Smith will have the call for the game.

Friday’s live international event will be followed up Saturday night by a matchup between defending Big South Champion and #6 ranked Charleston Southern on the road against five-time defending champion and #1 North Dakota State at 7:30pm ET.  Adam Amin, Mack Brown, and Molly McGrath will have the call for that game live from Fargo, North Dakota.  It will mark the first time that the trio will have worked together on an ESPN broadcast.
As an additional bonus for college football fans, ESPN will air a special one-hour edition of College GameDay Saturday morning at 11am.  Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Lee Corso (via satellite) will look ahead at the season to come in this week’s special season preview edition of College GameDay.  The weekly college football broadcast will officially launch its 2016 season next Saturday, September 3rd from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin ahead of the Badgers’ game against the LSU Tigers.

The full broadcast schedule for the ESPN networks’ college football preview shows is noted in whole below.

Date

Time (ET)

Show

Commentators 

Network

Mon, Aug. 22

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2016 SEC College Football Preview Show

Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill, Kevin Carter

ESPNU

 

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

2016 ACC College Football Preview Show

Anish Shroff, Mike Bellotti, Charles Arbuckle

ESPNU

Tue, Aug. 23

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2016 Big Ten College Football Preview Show

Brendan Fitzgerald, Tom Luginbill, Jason Sehorn

ESPNU

 

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

2016 Big 12 College Football Preview Show

Anish Shroff, Kevin Carter, Jason Sehorn

ESPNU

Wed, Aug. 24

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2016 Pac-12 College Football Preview Show

Brendan Fitzgerald, Mike Bellotti, Charles Arbuckle

ESPNU

 

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

National College Football Preview

Matt Schick, Mike Bellotti, Tom Luginbill

ESPNU

 

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Herbies Preseason Special

Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN2

Sat, Aug. 27

11 a.m. – noon

College GameDay Season Preview

Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Lee Corso (via satellite)

ESPN

Sun, Aug. 28

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Heisman Trophy Preview Show

Joe Tessitore, Desmond Howard, Danny Kanell

ESPN

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Championship Drive: College Football Season Preview

Rece Davis

ESPN

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ESPN Networks’ College Football Media Days Schedule Announced

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Courtesy: ESPN

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 Networks To Carry Full Coverage Of NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals

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Courtesy: ESPN

College baseball fans got some good news this week.  Officials with ESPN announced Monday that ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will have full coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I College Baseball Championship this year.  It marks the fourth consecutive year that they will cover the road to the title.

The ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, and ESPN3 specifically) will have coverage of all 153 possible championship games.  This includes Regionals (up to 112 games from 16 sites June 3 – 6), Super Regionals (Up to 24 games from all eight sites June 10 – 12 or June 11 – 13) and College World Series (Up to 17 games June 18 – 29).  Each game will be simulcast online via WatchESPN.  Each Regional tournament is a double elimination format with four teams participating at each site.  The winner of each regional tournament moves on to the Super Regionals.

For the true hardcore college baseball fans, ESPN’s four-day “Bases Loaded” platform returns this year for the Regionals.  ESPN’s “Bases Loaded” platform features unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from a number of games in the Regionals.  It also features up-to-the-minute commentary from ESPN analysts.  The platform is provided once again by ESPNU and Goal Line/Buzzer Beater, with ESPN and ESPN2 to have simulcasts.  Matt Schick and Brendan Fitzgerald will anchor coverage of the Regionals.  They will be joined by analyst Kyle Peterson for additional commentary.  As an additional note, networks for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and each Game 5 across the EPNS networks will be decided the night before their broadcast.  The same applies for games on Monday, June 6th if necessary.  The networks for Sunday’s Game 6 matchups will be determined and assigned Sunday afternoon, June 5th. The broadcast schedule for the Regionals is noted below.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD

Goal Line/Buzzer Beater: 1pm – 11pm

ESPNU: 3pm – 11pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH

Goal Line/Buzzer Beater: 1pm – 11pm

ESPNU: 2pm – 11pm

ESPN: 4:30pm – 6pm

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH

Goal Line/Buzzer Beater: 1pm – 11pm

ESPNU: 2pm – 11pm

ESPN2: 5:30pm – 7pm

 

MONDAY, JUNE 6TH

Goal Line/Buzzer Beater: 6pm – 12am

ESPNU: 6pm – 11pm

 

The full, in-depth schedule for the ESPN networks’ coverage of the NCAA Division I College Baseball Regionals is noted below.

 

NCAA Regionals Presented by Capital One (Schedule subject to change; All Times Eastern)

Site: Gainesville, Fla.

Commentators: Mike Morgan, Carlos Pena

Teams: No.1 Florida, No.2 Georgia Tech, No.3 UConn, No.4 Bethune-Cookman

Game 1 – UConn vs. Georgia Tech: June 3 at 1 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Bethune-Cookman vs Florida: June 3 at 6 p.m., SEC Network

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 12 p.m. &  6 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 12 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 6 p.m.

 

Site: Tallahassee, Fla.

Commentators: Trey Bender, Jerry Kindall

Teams: No.1 Florida State, No.2 Southern Mississippi, No.3 South Alabama, No. 4 Alabama State

Game 1 – South Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi: June 3 at noon, ESPN3

Game 2 – Alabama State vs. Florida State: June 3 at 6 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at noon & 6 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at noon & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 6 p.m.

 

Site: Raleigh, NC

Commentators: Steve Lenox, Wes Clements

Teams: No.1 NC State, No.2 Coastal Carolina, No.3 St. Mary’s (Ca.), No.4 Navy

Game 1 – St. Mary’s vs. Coastal Carolina: June 3 at 2 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Navy vs. NC State: June 3 at 7 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 7 p.m.

 

Site: Baton Rouge, La.

Commentators: Lyn Rollins, Ben McDonald

Teams: No.1 LSU, No. 2 Rice, No.3 Southeastern Louisiana, No. 4 Utah Valley

Game 1- Utah Valley vs. LSU: June 3 at 3 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2- Southeastern Louisiana vs. Rice: June 3 at 8 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Site: Lubbock, Texas

Commentators: Mark Neely, Greg Swindell

Teams: No.1 Texas Tech, No.2 Dallas Baptist, No.3 New Mexico, No.4 Fairfield

Game 1- Fairfield vs. Texas Tech: June 3 at 3 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – New Mexico vs. Dallas Baptist: June 3 at 7 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 3 p.m.

 

Site: Charlottesville, Va.

Commentators: Taylor Zarzour, Nick Belmonte

Teams: No. 1 Virginia, No.2 Bryant, No.3 East Carolina, No.4 William & Mary

Game 1 – William & Mary vs. Virginia: June 3 at 1 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – East Carolina vs. Bryant: June 3 at 6 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 6 p.m.

 

Site: Fort Worth, Texas

Commentators: Roxy Bernstein, Keith Moreland

Teams: No.1 TCU, No.2 Arizona State, No.3 Gonzaga, No.4 Oral Roberts

Game 1 – Gonzaga vs. Arizona State: June 3 at 3 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Oral Roberts vs. TCU: June 3 at 7:30 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 4 p.m.

 

Site: College Station, Texas

Commentators: Clay Matvick, Gabe Gross

Teams: No.1 Texas A&M, No.2 Minnesota, No.3 Wake Forest, No.4 Binghampton

Game 1 – Wake Forest vs. Minnesota: June 3 at 4 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Binghamton vs. Texas A&M: June 3 at 9 p.m., SEC Network

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 4 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 4p.m. & 9p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 9 p.m.

 

Site: Louisville, Ky.

Commentators: Dave Neal, Chris Burke

Teams: No.1 Louisville, No.2 Ohio State, No.3 Wright State, No.4 Western Michigan

Game 1 – Wright State vs. Ohio State: June 3 at 2 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Western Michigan vs. Louisville: June 3 at 6 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at noon & 4 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at noon & 4 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 4 p.m.

 

Site: Nashville, Tenn.

Commentators: Mike Keith, Rusty Ensor

Teams: No.1 Vanderbilt, No.2 UC Santa Barbara, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Xavier

Game 1 – Washington vs. UC Santa Barbara: June 3 at 2 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Xavier vs. Vanderbilt: June 3 at 8 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 3 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 9 p.m.

 

Site: Columbia, SC

Commentators: Matt Stewart, Jay Walker

Teams: No.1 South Carolina, No.2 UNCW, No.3 Duke, No.4 Rhode Island

Game 1 – Duke vs. UNCW: June 3 at 1 p.m. 

Game 2 – Rhode Island vs. South Carolina: June 3 at 7 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 12 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 12 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 6 p.m.

 

Site: Clemson, SC

Commentators: Tom Hart, Mike Rooney

Teams: No.1 Clemson, No.2 Oklahoma State, No.3 Nebraska, No.4 Western Carolina

Game 1 – Western Carolina vs. Clemson, June 3 at 7 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State, June 3 at noon, ESPNU

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 7 p.m.

 

Site: Starkville, Ms.

Commentators: Doug Sherman, John Gregory

Teams: No.1 Mississippi State, No.2 Cal State Fullerton, No.3 Louisiana Tech, No.4 Southeast Missouri State

Game 1 – Louisiana Tech vs. Cal State Fullerton: June 3 at 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Southeast Missouri State vs. Mississippi State: June 3 at 7:30 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Site: Lafayette, La.

Commentators: Brett Dolan, Tom Holiday

Teams: No.1 UL Lafayette, No. 2 Arizona, No. 3 Sam Houston State, No. 4 Princeton

Game 1 – Sam Houston State vs Arizona: June 3 at 2 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Princeton vs. UL Lafayette: June 3 at 8 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Site: Oxford, Ms.

Commentators: Richard Cross, David Dellucci

Teams: No.1 Ole Miss, No. 2 Tulane, No.3 Boston College, No. 4 Utah

Game 1 – Boston College at Tulane: June 3 at 4 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Utah vs. Ole Miss: June 3 at 8 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 8 p.m.

 

Site: Miami, Fla.

Commentators: Anish Shroff, Alex Cora

Teams: No. 1 Miami (Fla.), No. 2 Florida Atlanta, No.3 Long Beach State, No. 4 Stetson

Game 1 – Long Beach State vs. Florida Atlantic: June 3 at 1 p.m., ESPN3

Game 2 – Stetson vs. Miami: June 3 at 7 p.m., ESPN3

Games 3 & 4: June 4 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Games 5 & 6: June 5 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): June 6 at 7 p.m.

 

More information on the ESPN networks’ coverage of the NCAA Division I College Baseball Championship is available online now at:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NCAACWS

 

 

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