College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 2

This is a list of every game played during week 2 of the college football season involving at least one FBS or FCS school.  All games are listed, televised or not.  For the televised games, I include the announcers and sideline reporters (where applicable).  I put all of it on a Google Documents spreadsheet that can be accessed at the following link:

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 2

Additional notes:

– I include the ESPN3com games, even though technically they aren’t “televised”.

– I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the SEC game of the week (South Florida-Florida) in a comment on the document.  There are numerous local affiliates, a listing of which can be found here:  Link

– The local affiliates for the Raycom production of the ACC game of the week (Duke-Wake Forest) can be found here:  Link

– Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Georgia Tech-Kansas, Colorado-California, Wyoming-Texas, and Virginia-Southern California.

– There are comments in the document with additional information for several other games.

– ABC coverage map for the 3:30 pm ET games:  Link

A lot of the information I used in putting this together came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the fine folks over at the 506.com.  I am also assisted on occasion by helpful athletic media relations staffers at various schools, including Missouri last week and North Dakota State, Delaware, and Eastern Illinois this week.

ESPN College Football Announcers for 2010

ESPN has released its assignments for its college football game coverage, as well as its studio coverage.  As always, there are some new crews.  Highlights:

– Among the tandems that work the high-profile ESPN/ABC games, the one significant change is in the “west coast” team, where there will now be a three-man booth — Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard, and Mike Bellotti.  The former Oregon coach is in his first season as an analyst; he works with Huard, who was the analyst for the SEC ESPNU primetime game last year.  Blackburn called mostly west coast games on the U last season after moving over from CBS College Sports.

That team essentially replaces the Terry Gannon/David Norrie duo from 2009. Gannon is not listed on this year’s release; he may just have too much already on his announcing plate (Dave Lamont filled in for him a few times last season as it was). Norrie is going to ESPN Radio, replacing Dennis Franchione as Bill Rosinski’s analyst.  Norrie will also work a few midweek TV games (along with Robert Smith), teaming with Beth Mowins.

– That’s right, there is now a second woman play-by-play voice calling college football for ESPN.  Mowins will apparently have a limited schedule.

Pam Ward is still around, and presumably as intolerant of injured players as ever. However, she’s been moved from the noon ET ESPN2 slot to 3:30 pm ET on ESPNU, much to the relief of Michigan State and Northwestern fans everywhere.  Her analyst will be Danny Kanell.

– Kanell, the former FSU quarterback, also will do some studio work.  He’s the breakout star, I guess, of the multitude of game callers/analysts who worked ESPN360 (now ESPN3.com) games last season.  What does that say about the talent featured on ESPN3.com in 2009?  Well…

The release doesn’t mention anything about who will work ESPN3.com games this year; it does note that “additional commentators will contribute throughout the season”.  There will be a lot of “additional contributors” both on ESPN3.com and on the regular TV platforms.  Week 1, for example, will include 11 games that will be shown live exclusively on ESPN3.com.

– Erin Andrews will be hosting the first hour of an expanded College Gameday (that was announced last month).  She will also be the sideline reporter for the game site from which the program originates, assuming it’s on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2.

That means the other high-profile game tandems will probably flip-flop sideline reporters a bit more often than normal, although most of the time Andrews will likely work with Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit.  Last year, the sideline reporter with that duo was Lisa Salters, who will not be back this year.

Quint Kessenich moves from the Big East regional game of the week to a national gig; his replacement on the sidelines for the Big East games is Eamon McAnaney.  I think there is a lacrosse announcer quota involved in that switch, but I’m not sure.

Andrews won’t be roaming the sidelines on Thursday night any more.  “The new EA” is Jenn Brown, who like Andrews is a Florida grad, blond, and destined to become a sports blog/message board favorite.

– The other change on Thursday nights is Rece Davis taking over play-by-play duties from Chris Fowler.  I like Davis, although he isn’t really a natural at play-by-play, but I’m not a fan of the Craig James/Jesse Palmer dual threat.  I find their combined analysis rather banal; at least James wears a properly sized tie.

– Fowler remains the ringleader for College Gameday, with Lee Corso (who I hope has now fully recovered from his stroke), Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard.  There was little change in personnel for the major studio shows. That’s right, another year of Dr. Lou (with Davis and Mark May) and The Bachelor (with John Saunders).  Robert Flores takes over as the new update guy on ABC.

There were some moves on the SEC-on-ESPN desk.  Dari Nowkhah will now be the syndication studio host, as Rob Stone will call games on ESPNU (he’s working the noon U game with David Pollack).  Another change of interest for SEC fans is the new primetime team for that league on ESPNU.  Clay Matvick and Herm Edwards will replace Eric Collins and Brock Huard.  Edwards may be a San Diego State alum, but he strikes me as a natural pick to analyze SEC action, as teams in that conference definitely play to win the game.

As mentioned earlier, Huard is working west coast games this season, while Collins has apparently moved to the Big 10 Network.  If I see a release listing announcers for the BTN/CBS College Sports/etc., I’ll post it here; the other BTN announcing news of note I’ve seen suggests that Tom Hart will be joining that network.

Edit (8/25/10) — Here is the BTN release, with Hart and Collins listed as announcers:  Link

Another non-ESPN announcing note:  The ACC game of the week, produced by Raycom, will have a new analyst this year, with David Archer replacing Rick “Doc” Walker.  This, if not a national tragedy, is at least a regional outrage.  I need to know which ACC players are actually cyborgs.

– Anish Shroff will take over from Charlie Neal as the play-by-play man for ESPNU’s Thursday night games.  Luckily, CitiField will not host a football game this season.

– Joe Tessitore will call the Friday night ESPN2 games with Rod Gilmore again, but Tessitore (who I find enjoyably bombastic) will also be the play-by-play voice for the ESPN-3D games, which will feature separate production teams for “regular” and 3D broadcasts.  He’ll work with new analyst Tim Brown and sideline reporter Ray Bentley (who had worked with Pam Ward for the last three seasons).

– The noon ESPN/ESPN2 games will each have Grieses in the booth.  Bob Griese returns with Chris Spielman and Dave Pasch on ESPN, while the ESPN2 game will feature Brian Griese (who had a promising debut last year) with play-by-play man Bob Wischusen.

Pasch and Wischusen are both guys who could/should work higher-profile games, but each is a radio announcer for an NFL team (the Cardinals for Pasch, the Jets for Wischusen) and are basically limited to early-afternoon Saturday games on ESPN.

– Ron Franklin, who was planning on retiring, is back and working again with Ed Cunningham.  I hope that team gets some heavy-duty games this year.

Getting closer to kickoff…

College Football TV Listings, Week 12

This list actually includes all games involving FBS or FCS schools, whether televised or not.  For the TV games, I also list the broadcast announcers and sideline reporters.  There are usually one or two games (often local telecasts involving FCS teams) where gathering information on announcers and sideline reporters can be difficult.  I usually get all the information on the announcing teams before the weekend begins, however.

As I’ve done throughout the season, I’m using Google Documents in an effort to make the listings more accessible.

College Football TV Listings, Week 12

Additional notes:

ABC/ESPN 3:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET coverage maps:  Link

  • This week the SEC Network will have split telecasts.  ERT-SEC (SEC Network) coverage of Mississippi State-Arkansas can be seen on CSN-California, MSG2, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • ERT-SEC (SEC Network) coverage of UT Chattanooga-Alabama can be seen on FSN-Detroit+, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Raycom affiliates for Maryland-Florida State are listed here:  Link
  • ERT-BE (Big East Network) coverage of Syracuse-Louisville can be seen on SNY, MASN, CST, Altitude, Bright House-Tampa, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Southland TV coverage of Nicholls State-Southeastern Louisiana (Thursday) and Central Arkansas-McNeese State (Saturday) can be seen on local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Montana-Montana State can be seen on Montana News Station affiliates (including flagship station KPAX) and will also be televised nationally on DirecTV and the Dish Network:  Link
  • Youngstown State-North Dakota State will be televised on the North Dakota NBC Network, including KVLY (Fargo, ND), KFYR (Bismarck, ND), KMOT (Minot, ND), KQCD (Dickinson, ND), and KUMV (Williston, ND).

Of the 108 games this weekend involving FBS and FCS schools, 59 of them will be televised live on a local, regional, or national basis.  Of the 53 games featuring FBS squads (including Alabama’s game against UT-Chattanooga of the FCS), 42 will be televised.  Only four games involving teams from BCS leagues will not be on TV — Baylor-Texas A&M, Iowa State-Missouri, Oregon State-Washington State, and Rutgers-Syracuse (although the Big East contest will be on the ESPN360 platform).

A lot of the information I used in putting this together came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the folks over at the 506.com; there are links to both sites to the right of this page, in the “TSA  Checkpoints” section.

College Football Listings, Week 11

This list actually includes all games involving FBS or FCS schools, whether televised or not.  For the TV games, I also list the broadcast announcers and sideline reporters.  There are almost always a few games (often local telecasts involving FCS teams) where gathering information on announcers and sideline reporters can be difficult.  I usually get all the information on the announcing teams before the weekend begins, however.

As I’ve done in previous weeks, I’m using Google Documents in an effort to make the listings more accessible.

College Football TV Listings, Week 11

Additional notes:

ABC/ESPN 3:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET coverage maps:  Link

  • ERT-SEC (SEC Network) coverage of Kentucky-Vanderbilt can be seen on CSN-California, MSG2, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Raycom affiliates for Clemson-North Carolina State are listed here:  Link
  • ERT-BE (Big East Network) coverage of Syracuse-Louisville can be seen on SNY, MASN, CST, Altitude, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Southland TV coverage of McNeese State-Texas State can be seen on local affiliates listed here:  Link

A lot of the information I used in putting this together came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the folks over at the 506.com; there are links to both sites to the right of this page, in the “TSA  Checkpoints” section.

College Football TV Listings (2009), Week 9

This list actually includes every game involving an FBS or FCS school, whether a game is televised or not.  For the TV games, I also list the broadcast announcers and sideline reporters.  There are always a few games (often local telecasts) where gathering information on game announcers and sideline reporters can be difficult.  I usually get all the information on the announcing teams by the time the weekend rolls around, however.

As I’ve done in previous weeks, I’m using Google Documents in an effort to make the listings more accessible.

College Football TV Listings, Week 9

Additional notes:

ABC/ESPN 3:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET coverage maps:  Link

  • ERT-SEC (SEC Network) coverage of Mississippi-Auburn can be seen on CSN-California, MSG, FSN-Detroit, CSN-Washington+, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Raycom affiliates for North Carolina State-Florida State are listed here:  Link
  • ERT-BE (Big East Network) coverage of Rutgers-Connecticut can be seen on SNY, MASN, CST, Altitude, Bright House, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • ERT-MAC (MAC regional syndication) coverage of Akron-Northern Illinois can be seen on ESPN GamePlan and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • ERT-WAC (WAC regional syndication) coverage of Lousiana Tech-Idaho can be seen on MASN, Altitude 2, ESPN GamePlan and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Southland TV coverage of Northwestern State-Sam Houston State can be seen on local affiliates listed here:  Link

A lot of the information I used in putting this together came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the folks over at the 506.com; there are links to both sites to the right of this page, in the “TSA  Checkpoints” section.

College Football TV Listings, Week 8

This list actually includes every game involving an FBS or FCS school, whether a game is televised or not.  For the TV games, I also list the broadcast announcers and sideline reporters.  There are always a few games where gathering information on game announcers can be difficult.  I usually get all the information on the announcing teams by the time the weekend rolls around, however.

As I’ve done in previous weeks, I’m using Google Documents in an effort to make the listings more accessible.

College Football TV Listings, Week 8

Additional notes:

ABC/ESPN 3:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET coverage maps:  Link

  • ERT-SEC (SEC Network) coverage of Arkansas-Mississippi can be seen on CSN-California, MSG, FSN-Detroit+, Comcast Network, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Raycom affiliates for Georgia Tech-Virginia are listed here:  Link
  • ERT-BE (Big East Network) coverage of South Florida-Pittsburgh can be seen on SNY, MASN, CST, Altitude, ESPN GamePlan, and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • ERT-WAC (WAC regional syndication) coverage of Louisiana Tech-Utah State can be seen on ESPN GamePlan and local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Southland TV coverage of Southeastern Louisiana-McNeese State can be seen on local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • Idaho-Nevada will be televised on ESPN GamePlan and the Go Vandals Network, with local affiliates listed here:  Link
  • UCLA-Arizona will be televised on FCS-Pacific, FSN-Northwest, FSN-Arizona, and PrimeTicket.
  • ULM-Kentucky will be part of the ESPN GamePlan package and will be televised on FSN-Florida, FSN-Wisconsin, FSN-Southwest, FSN-Rocky Mountain, and Sun Sports.
  • Maryland-Duke is the lone “ESPN360 only” game this week.

A lot of the information I used in putting this together came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the folks over at the 506.com; there are links to both sites to the right of this page, in the “TSA  Checkpoints” section.

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