MAC Football Broadcast Schedule Launches Next Month

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The Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) returns to play next month.

In celebration of the conference’s return to the gridiron, ESPN officials announced Monday, its broadcast schedule for the conference.

The conference’s schedule opens with five games Nov. 4 across ESPN’s television and digital outlets, beginning with a matchup of Western Michigan and Akron at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN3. Central Michigan will host Ohio at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN while Northern Illinois will host Buffalo on ESPN2. Bowling Green and Kentucky will round out the evening’s coverage at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

The ESPN networks’ coverage of the MAC continues at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU as Bowling Green hosts Kent State. Buffalo and Miami (Ohio) follows at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

MAC fans will have even more to enjoy Nov. 11 with another double header. Western Michigan will host Toledo at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 while over on ESPNU, Northern Illinois will host Central Michigan.

The ESPN networks’ coverage of the MAC closes out Dec. 18 with the MAC Championship Game in Detroit, MI. Officials are determining whether the game will air on ESPN or ESPN2.

The ESPN networks’ MAC broadcast schedule is noted below.

2020 Mid-American Conference Games on ESPN Platforms:

DateTime (ET)Game/TalentNetwork
Wed, Nov 46 p.m.Western Michigan at AkronESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Kent StateESPN+
7 p.m.Ohio at Central MichiganESPN
Buffalo at Northern IllinoisESPN2
8 p.m.Bowling Green at ToledoESPNU
Tues, Nov 107 p.m.Kent State at Bowling GreenESPNU
8 p.m.Miami (Ohio) at BuffaloESPN
Wed, Nov 118 p.m.Toledo at Western MichiganESPN2
Central Michigan at Northern IllinoisESPNU
Fri, Dec 18TBDMAC Championship Game (Detroit, Mich.)ESPN or ESPN2

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ESPN Announces CFB Media Days Broadcast Schedule

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The official start of the 2018 college football season is still a couple of months away, but ESPN is getting a head start on this season’s action.

The worldwide leader in sports announced its upcoming Media Days broadcast schedule on Wednesday.  The ESPN networks’ college football coverage launches with the return on Monday of College Football Live at 6:30 p.m. ET.  Monday’s broadcast will air live on ESPN2 from the College Football Hall of Fame and SEC kickoff.  The SEC Network will also be part of the SEC Kickoff from July 15 – 19.

After Monday’s broadcast, the 30-minute broadcast will air at its normal 3:30 and 5 p.m. time slots on ESPN2. Later in the month, College Football Live will also air live from the Pac-12 Media Day on July 25 at 3:30 p.m.

If ESPN2’s College Football Live coverage isn’t enough for college football fans, the ESPN networks’ extensive media day coverage will appease those fans. ESPNU and the ACC Network Plus will be live at the ACC Football Kickoff from July 18-19 while ESPNU and the Longhorn Network will broadcast live coverage of the Big 12 Media Days from July 16 and 17.

Online, ESPN3 will stream seven Media Days:  AAC (July 23-24), Conference USA (July 19), MAC (July 24), Sun Belt (July 23), Big South (July 24) Northeast  (July 24) and Southland (July 19).

As an added bonus for fans, ESPN will play host to two of college football’s greatest names as part of its early pre-season coverage later this month at its headquarters.  Clemson coach Dabo Swinny will appear on ESPN’s networks July 23.  Nick Saban will follow the very next day, July 24.

The ESPN networks’ full media days broadcast schedule is noted below.

Overview of ESPN’s Media Day Schedule Below
Doesn’t include daily episodes of College Football Live

Date

Time (ET)

Conference

Network

Mon, July 16

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SEC

SEC Network*

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Big 12

Longhorn Network

4 – 7 p.m.

Big 12

ESPNU**

Tue, July 17

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SEC

SEC Network

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Big 12

Longhorn Network

4 – 7 p.m.

Big 12

ESPNU**

Wed, July 18

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SEC

SEC Network

10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

ACC

ACC Network Extra

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

CUSA

ESPN3

4 – 6 p.m.

ACC

ESPNU

Thu, July 19

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SEC

SEC Network

9:15 am – 2:45 p.m.

ACC

ACC Network Extra

10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Southland

ESPN3

10 a.m. – noon

CUSA

ESPN3

4 – 6 p.m.

ACC

ESPNU

Mon, July 23

2-4 p.m.

Sun Belt

ESPN3

TBD

American

ESPN3

Tue, July 24

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MAC

ESPN3

TBD

American

ESPN3

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Northeast

ESPN3

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Big South

ESPN3

Wed, July 25

5-7 p.m.

Pac-12

ESPNU

*Complete SEC Network programming can be found here

**Re-air of Longhorn Network programming

 

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ESPN Events Announces Details Of Very Busy College Football Bowl Game Schedule

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The 2014 College football regular season is over and now it’s on to the “post season. With the “post season” comes the annual announcement of which teams will go bowling. And that announcement was made last night with ESPN Events announcing its schedule for this year’s bowl games in accordance.

ESPN Events owns and operates eleven of the bowl games that make up the annual college football bowl schedule. The first of those eleven games is the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will be held Saturday, December 20th. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:20pm ET/12:20 pm MT. Utah State (9 – 4 overall, 6 – 2 conference) will represent the Mountain West in the game. The Aggies will take on the Utep Miners from Conference USA. UTEP is 7 – 5 overall and 5 – 3 in conference play. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will be played live at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

The second game on ESPN Events’ schedule of bowl games is the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. The Utah Utes (8 – 4 overall, 5 – 4 conference) will represent the Pac -12 in the game while The Colorado State Rams (10 – 2 overall, 6 – 2 conference) will play for the Mountain West. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl is also set for Saturday, December 20th. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm ET. The game will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV and will be broadcast live on ABC.

Third up on ESPN Events’ bowl schedule is the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. 2014 marks the 18th year that the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be held as part of college football’s “post season.” It is the nation’s longest-running cold weather bowl game. As with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, that game is also scheduled for Saturday, December 20th. The Broncos of Western Michigan (Mid-American, 8 – 4 overall, 6 – 2 conference) will take on the Mountain West’s Air Force Academy Falcons (9 – 3 overall, 5 – 3 conference) in this game. The game will come live from Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium. It will broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

The fourth game on the schedule for ESPN Events is one of two newly-created bowl games. That game, the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, will be a prime-time game on Saturday, December 20th. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:15pm ET. The Jaguars of South Alabama (6 – 6 overall, 5 – 3 conference) will represent the Sun Belt as they take on the MAC representative Bowling Green Falcons (7 – 6 overall, 5 – 3 conference). The game will be played at the Cranton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.

Game Five on ESPN Events’ bowl schedule is another first-time bowl game. The Boca Raton Bowl will see C-USA Champion Marshall (12 – 1 overall, 7 – 1 conference) facing the Huskies of Northern Illinois from the MAC (11 – 2 overall, 7 – 1 conference) on Tuesday, December 23rd at 6pm ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Radio from the FAU Stadium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

The sixth game on ESPN Events’ 2014 bowl schedule is the Hawai’i Bowl. 2014 marks the thirteenth anniversary of the annual bowl. In its thirteenth anniversary year, C-USA rep Rice (7 – 5 overall, 5 – 3 conference) will face Mountain West rep Fresno State (6 – 7 overall, 5 – 3 conference). 2014 marks the tenth year that the Hawai’i Bowl has been held on Christmas. The game will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. Kickoff is scheduled for 8pm ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

Game Seven on ESPN Events’ 2014 bowl schedule comes in the form of the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl will take place the day after Christmas. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8 – 5 overall, 7 – 1 conference) from the C-USA will take on Big Ten rep the Illinois Fighting Illini (6 – 6 overall, 3 – 5 conference). Kickoff is scheduled for 1pm ET. The game will be played at Texas’ historic Cotton Bowl on the grounds of Fair Park. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

Also on December 26th, the ACC’s NC State (7 – 5 overall, 3 – 5 conference) will face the UCF Knights (9 – 3 overall, 7 – 1 conference) from the AAC in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Kickoff is schedule for 8pm ET. The game will come live from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

After Friday night’s game, ESPN’s bowl coverage will continue on Monday, December 29th with the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl live from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Arkansas Razorbacks (6 – 6 overall, 2 – 6 conference) will represent the SEC against the Texas Longhorns (6 – 6 overall, 5 – 4 conference) in this game. ESPN and ESPN Radio will have coverage of the game right from its 9pm ET kickoff.

The tenth game on ESPN Events’ schedule is the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Friday, January 2nd, 2015. The University of Houston fell to AAC foe Cincinnati over the weekend in the teams’ season ender, giving the Bearcats a piece of this year’s AAC Championship. Houston will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers (6 – 6 overall, 4 – 4 conference) from the ACC. Kickoff is set for 12pm ET. The game will be played live at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU in For Worth, Texas. This year marks the twelfth year that the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has been a part of the college football “post season.”

Last on the list of ESPN Events’ bowl games is the Birmingham Bowl. The Pirates of East Carolina University (8 – 4 overall, 5 – 3 conference) will play for the AAC while Florida (6 – 5 overall, 4 – 4 conference) will represent the SEC. Florida is only one of two schools from the SEC to play in ESPN Events’ college bowl schedule this year. The only other SEC team to play in the schedule is Arkansas in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl. The game will be played live at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, January 3rd. Kickoff is set for 12pm ET. It will be carried live on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

The complete 2014 listing and details of this year’s bowl games is available online at:

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