ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Season Premiere To Come Live From Wake Forest University

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ESPN’s College GameDay Built By the Home Depot will make its season debut Saturday in North Carolina.

The long-running weekly college football program will broadcast live from the campus of Wake Forest University.  The three-hour show starts at 9 a.m. ET and will air live from Truist Field at WFU.  It marks the first time that the show has ever broadcast from the university.

Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast.  Analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack will provide additional commentary.  Additionally, Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Jen Lada, Pat McAfee, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor, and Gene Wojciechowski will provide insight.

Coverage of Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The game is just one of the matchups on tap for next weekend’s college football schedule.  South Florida will represent the American Athletic Conference as it hosts The Citadel live on ESPN+.  Coverage of the game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.

App State is scheduled to host UNC-Charlotte at noon on ESPN2.  Louisiana is on the road against Iowa State live at noon on ESPN.  The ACC Network will feature UNC Chapel Hill hosting Syracuse.

Before any of these games take place, the ACC Network will feature the Miami Hurricanes hosting the UAB Blazers Sept. 10.  Coverage of that game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET.

The latest college football coverage schedule from the ESPN family of networks is noted below.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 10 8 p.m. UAB at Miami ACC Network
Sat, Sep 12 Noon Louisiana at Iowa State ESPN
  Charlotte at Appalachian State ESPN2
  Syracuse at North Carolina ACC Network
  1 p.m. The Citadel at South Florida ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Florida State ABC
  UTSA at Texas State ESPN2
  Campbell at Georgia Southern ESPNU
  4 p.m. Austin Peay at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  7:30 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest ABC
  Tulsa at Oklahoma State ESPN or ESPNU
  Tulane at South Alabama ESPN2
  8 p.m. UTEP at Texas Longhorn Network
  Western Kentucky at Louisville ACC Network
  Houston Baptist at Texas Tech Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Fri, Sep 18 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis ESPN
Sat, Sep 19 Noon Navy at Tulane ABC
  Austin Peay at Cincinnati ESPN
  Louisiana at Georgia State ESPN2
  Liberty at Western Kentucky ESPNU
  Syracuse at Pittsburgh ACC Network
  Boston College at Duke ESPN3
  3 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at UTSA ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ABC
  3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Miami at Louisville ABC
  3:30 p.m. UCF at Georgia Tech ESPN
  Charlotte at North Carolina ESPN3
  4 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern ESPN2
  Troy at Middle Tennessee ESPNU
  The Citadel at Clemson ACC Network
  7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Arkansas State ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi ESPN2
  Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
  8 p.m. Wake Forest at NC State ACC Network
  9 p.m. Abilene Christian at UTEP ESPN3
  TBD Campbell at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Thu, Sep 24 7:30 p.m. UAB at South Alabama ESPN
Sat, Sep 26 Noon Florida at Ole Miss ESPN
  Kentucky at Auburn SEC Network
  4 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. Alabama at Missouri ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Tennessee at South Carolina SEC Network
  Vanderbilt at Texas A&M SEC Network Alternate
  10:15 p.m. Troy at BYU ESPN
Sat, Oct 3 Noon South Carolina at Florida ESPN
  Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  4 p.m. Ole Miss at Kentucky SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Auburn at Georgia ESPN
  LSU at Vanderbilt SEC Network
  Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network Alternate
Wed, Oct 7 7:30 p.m. Louisiana at Appalachian State ESPN
Thu, Oct 8 7:30 p.m. Tulane at Houston ESPN
Fri, Oct 9 7 p.m. Louisville at Georgia Tech ESPN
  8 p.m. Campbell at Wake Forest ACC Network
Wed, Oct 14 7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Georgia Southern ESPN
Thu, Oct 15 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at Arkansas State ESPN
Fri, Oct 16 7:30 p.m. SMU at Tulane ESPN2
Sat, Oct 17 Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Kentucky at Tennessee ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi State ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  Noon or 3:30/4 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU or SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. LSU at Florida ESPN or ESPN2
  7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Missouri SEC Network
Thu, Oct 22 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Appalachian State ESPN
Fri, Oct 23 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at South Florida ESPN
Thu, Oct 29 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN
Sat, Oct 31 Noon Kentucky at Missouri SEC Network
  4 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt SEC Network
  7 p.m. Mississippi State at Alabama ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network
Thu, Nov 5 7:30 p.m. SMU at Temple ESPN
Fri, Nov 6 7:30 p.m. Miami at NC State ESPN
Sat, Nov 7 4 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi State SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas ESPN or SEC Network
  Texas A&M at South Carolina ESPN or SEC Network
Sat, Nov 14 TBD Memphis at Navy TBD
Fri, Nov 20 7:30 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ESPN
Fri, Nov 27 TBD Iowa State at Texas TBD
  TBD Notre Dame at North Carolina TBD
  TBD UCF at South Florida TBD
  TBD Memphis at Tulane TBD
  TBD Louisville at Boston College TBD

As an added bonus for fans, the ESPN networks will carry coverage of championships in the American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, and Sun Belt Conference in December.

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ESPN Family Of Networks Add ACC Football Games To 2013 Schedule

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Fans of both college football and of the ACC will get a big treat from the ESPN family of networks beginning this fall.  ESPN has officially announced that it will broadcast no fewer than twenty additional ACC college football games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU during the course of the 2013 season.  The first three weeks of the upcoming college football season will see every home game from specific ACC teams, as well as a road and neutral site matchup across the ESPN family of networks.  This is in addition to five previously released ACC games.

As an added bonus for ACC football fans, the new deal between the ACC and the ESPN family of networks means that they will get to see the Dr Pepper ACC Championship from Charlotte, North Carolina and the previously announced quartet of Thursday ESPN College Football  Primetime telecasts.  Also, the deal has guaranteed at least one game on “Black Friday.”

The whole schedule kicks off with a matchup between the University of North Carolina and SEC #8 South Carolina.  The game is the first of the four scheduled Thursday ESPN College Football Primetime telecasts.  The game is currently scheduled for Thursday, August 29th at 6pm on ESPN.  Virginia Tech and two-time defending BCS National Champion Alabama follow on August 31st at 5:30pm on ESPN.  The game, the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game is scheduled to be played in Atlanta.  Miami will face #11 Florida on September 7th at noon on ESPN.  Also expected to be broadcast that day is a matchup between Virginia and 3 Oregon at 3:30pm on ABC and ESPN2.

The current schedule of games is listed below.  More games will be announced as the season moves forward.

The 2013 ACC schedule as of May 23 (additional selections to be announced):


Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 29 6 p.m. North Carolina at No. 8 South Carolina * ESPN
  6:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Wake Forest ESPN3
Fri, Aug 30 8 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
Sat, Aug 31 Noon Villanova at Boston College ESPN3
  Noon Elon at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at NC State ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  12:30 p.m. Florida International at Maryland ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  3:30 p.m. BYU at Virginia ESPNU
  4 p.m. North Carolina Central at Duke ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Virginia Tech vs. No. 2 Alabama (from Atlanta) * ESPN
  8 p.m. No. 7 Georgia at No. 12 Clemson * ABC
Mon, Sep 2 8 p.m. No. 14 Florida State at Pittsburgh * ESPN
Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College * ESPN2
Sat, Sep 7 Noon No. 11 Florida at Miami (Fla.) ESPN
  12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  12:30 p.m. South Carolina State at No. 12 Clemson ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 3 Oregon at Virginia ABC & ESPN2
  4 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland ESPN3
  6 p.m. Richmond at NC State ESPN3
Sat, Sep 14 12:30 p.m. New Mexico at Pittsburgh ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  12:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Wake Forest ESPN3 ^ / ACC Network
  3:30 p.m. Nevada at No. 14 Florida State ESPN or ESPN2
  3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPNU
  4 p.m. Wagner at Syracuse ESPN3
Thu, Sep 19 7:30 p.m. No. 12 Clemson at NC State * ESPN
Thu, Sep 26 7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech * ESPN
Thu, Oct 17 TBD Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina * ESPN
Thu, Nov 14 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 12 Clemson * ESPN
Fri, Nov 29 TBD Miami (Fla.) at Pittsburgh * ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Dec 7 7:45 p.m. or 8 p.m. Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game (from Charlotte) ABC or ESPN

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