ESPN Announces College Football Championships Broadcast Schedule

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The 2021 college football season is still very young, but ESPN has already planned its coverage of the sport’s “post season.”

A press release distributed Wednesday announced it will air seven conference championship games between Dec. 3 and 4. The conference championship games will be for the Pac-12, Big 12, MAC, Sunbelt Conference, American Athletic Conference, Southwest Athletic Conference, and Atlantic Coast Conference.

Coverage is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 3 on ABC and ESPN Radio with coverage of the PAC-12 championship. The other six championships will air throughout the day Dec. 4, starting with the Big 12 and MAC championships at noon. The Big 12 Championship is scheduled to air live on ABC and ESPN Radio while the MAC Championship is scheduled to air on ESPN.

Coverage continues at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN with the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The AAC Champion will be crowned in that conference’s championship game at 4 p.m. ET on ABC.

Kickoff for the SWAC Championship is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The day winds down at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN Radio with coverage of the ACC Championship.

The full Dec. 3-4 CFB Conference Championship Schedule is noted below.

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Fri, Dec 38 p.m.Pac-12 Championship Game
(Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas, Nev.)
ABC/ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 4NoonDr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game
(AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas)
ABC/ESPN Radio
 Rocket Mortgage MAC Championship Game
(Ford Field – Detroit, Mich.)
ESPN
3:30 p.m.Sun Belt Conference Championship Game
(Campus Site TBD)
ESPN
4 p.m.American Athletic Conference Championship Game
(Campus Site TBD)
ABC
 SWAC Championship Game
(Campus Site TBD)
ESPN2
8 p.m.Subway ACC Championship Game
(Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, N.C.)
ABC/ESPN Radio

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

Website: https://espn.com/college-football

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ESPN Inks New Extension With Sun Belt Conference

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ESPN has inked a new deal with the Sunbelt Conference.

The new deal takes the partnership between the worldwide leader in sports and the conference through the 20207-’28 season.  The groups’ current contract was set to expire at the end of the 2019-’20 season, extending that deal out an additional eight seasons.

The new agreement makes ESPN the exclusive broadcast partner of the Sunbelt Conference, giving coverage to more than 500 conference-controlled events across the conference’s 18 sports on the ESPN television networks and on ESPN+.  Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions said the new deal was a boon both for ESPN and for the Sunbelt Conference.

“ESPN has a long, mutually beneficial relationship with the Sun Belt, dating back to our foundational years,” Magnus said.  “We are thrilled to take that relationship to a new level via this new innovative and exclusive extension, while also deepening our commitment to serving college sports fans.  More Sun Belt events and content than ever will now be available to fans however they choose to consume them in a more personalized and targeted manner.”

Karl Benson, Sun Belt Conference Commissioner, agreed.

“The continuation of our agreement with ESPN marks one of the most historic announcements since the Sun Belt’s founding in 1976,” Benson said.  “This is truly an ‘all in’ collaboration with ESPN, the Sun Belt, and our member institutions, and the volume of accessibility of our games will have a profound impact on the future of the Sun Belt.  We have enjoyed a long relationship with ESPN since its founding in 1979, and we look forward to being featured on its newest platform, ESPN+, which promises to revolutionize how fans of the Sun Belt and of all college sports watch their favorite teams in action.”

More information on ESPN’s new contract extension with the Sun Belt Conference is available online now along with all of the network’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.espn.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/espn

 

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