A dozen of the NCAA’s Top 25 college football teams are on the ESPN networks’ broadcast schedule this week.
The networks’ Week 11 broadcast schedule was announced Monday. This week’s schedule gets off to an early start tonight with a matchup between Kent State and Bowling Green on ESPN2. Coverage is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET. Miami (OH) and Buffalo continue the MAC action tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The networks’ schedule continues Wednesday with two more games at 8 p.m. ET. The first of the night’s games — Toledo at Western Michigan — will air on ESPN. The other — Central Michigan at Northern Illinois — will air on ESPNU.
No. 7 Cincinnati (which fell from No. 6 to No. 7 in the AP standings over the weekend despite a dominating win over Houston and despite being the AAC’s only undefeated team at 6-0, 4-0) will host East Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.
Big 10 foes No. 13 Wisconsin and Maryland will headline this week’s schedule at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday night on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One.
Another key matchup in this week’s schedule is a showdown between Notre Dame and Boston College. Game coverage is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
The ESPN networks’ full broadcast schedule for Week 11 of the 2020 college football season is noted below.
|Tue, Nov 10||7:30 p.m.||Kent State at Bowling Green|
Mike Couzens, Cole Cubelic
|8 p.m.||Miami (OH) at Buffalo|
Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Paul Carcaterra
|Wed, Nov 11||8 p.m.||Toledo at Western Michigan|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Eric Wood
|Central Michigan at Northern Illinois|
Mike Corey, Rocky Boiman
|Fri, Nov 13||7:30 p.m.||East Carolina at No. 7 Cincinnati|
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Rocky Boiman
|Sat, Nov 14||Noon||No. 10 Indiana at Michigan State|
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
|No. 12 Georgia at Missouri|
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Quint Kessenich
|No. 9 Miami at Virginia Tech|
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Eric Wood
|No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Troy|
John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia
|Wake Forest at North Carolina|
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
|Vanderbilt at Kentucky|
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
|Coast Guard at Merchant Marine|
Dave Leno, Ken Dunek
|Western Carolina at No. 22 Liberty||ESPN3|
|Army at Tulane|
Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen
|2 p.m.||South Alabama at No. 25 Louisiana||ESPN+|
|2:30 p.m.||Georgia State at Appalachian State||ESPN+|
|3 p.m.||South Florida at Houston|
David Saltzman, Stan Routt
|UTEP at UTSA||ESPN+|
|Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State||ESPN3|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 2 Notre Dame at Boston College|
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
|No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee|
Kevin Brown, Mike Golic Sr., Marty Smith
|Colorado at Stanford|
Beth Mowins, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith
|Memphis at Navy|
Clay Matvick, Jay Walker
|Louisville at Virginia|
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Jerry Punch
|Rice at Louisiana Tech||ESPN3|
|Texas State at Georgia Southern||ESPN3|
|7 p.m.||Arkansas at No. 6 Florida|
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams
|No. 19 SMU at Tulsa|
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Ian Fitzsimmons
|Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech||ESPN3|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 13 Wisconsin at Michigan|
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
|Temple at UCF|
Mike Corey, Hutson Mason
|Florida State at NC State|
Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia Harris
|South Carolina at Ole Miss|
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
|10:30 p.m.||California at Arizona State|
Dave Flemming, Kirk Morrison, Kris Budden
In related news, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will air live Saturday from Augusta, GA, the home of the Masters.
The special edition of ESPN’s CGD will air live from Augusta National Golf Club. The broadcast will preview The PGA’s Masters Golf Tournament and will come specifically from the Par 3 course, the site of the Masters Par 3 Contest. The Masters Gold Tournament was postponed from its normal date in April to Saturday, Nov. 14 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content, commented on this weekend’s broadcast in a prepared statement.
“Anytime College GameDay travels to a new destination it’s special, and the opportunity to be on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters is extraordinary,” said Pitaro. “As this iconic event coincides with the college football season for the first time, we look forward to getting fans ready for a football Saturday, while also showcasing the Masters and the greatest golfers in the world.”
A “virtual pit’ will allow fans to take part in the broadcast from the safety of their own homes. Fans who want to take part in the ‘virtual pit’ can register for a chance for inclusion in the event here.
Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast. Five-time Emmy Award-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame inductee and former Georgia All-American Georgia undergrad and MBA alum Maria Taylor, and Tom Rinaldi will join Davis for the broadcast. Additionally, Lee Corso will contribute remotely from his home.
Other contributors expected to appear on Saturday’s edition of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot are: Jen Lada, Pat McAfee, and Gene Wojciechowski. Along with appearing on Saturday’s broadcast, Rinaldi will also repot on The Masters for his 13th consecutive year.
This year is the first that ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot has aired from Augusta. However, the program has previously welcomed some well-known college golf athletes. PGA golfer Ricky Fowler (former Oklahoma State golfer), and fellow PGA star Justin Thomas (former Alabama golfer) have appeared on the program.
ESPN will air the first and second rounds of The Masters tournament from 1 – 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13. ESPN will offer expanded PGA coverage this year from Nov. 9-15 on ESPN+, including exclusive practice round coverage on Nov. 10-11, and coverage of Holes 4,5, and 6 on all four days of the tournament. Additionally, SportsCenter will have special coverage from The Masters throughout the week of the tournament.
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