College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 13

This is a list of every game played during week 13 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 13

Additional notes:

— I include the ESPN3.com games, even though technically they aren’t “televised”.

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the SEC game of the week (Kentucky-Tennessee) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (Virginia-Virginia Tech) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (Cincinnati-Connecticut) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  [Link when available]

— The local affiliates for the WAC game of the week (Idaho-Fresno State) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  UCLA-Arizona State (Friday), Kansas-Missouri, and Houston-Texas Tech.

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

— ABC/ESPN coverage maps for the 3:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET games:  Link

There have been some late changes with the 8pm ET games, resulting in more ABC stations carrying Notre Dame-Southern California than were originally anticipated. That game will be carries by ABC affiliates in parts of the midwest and along the west coast, and will also be carried by ABC stations in some markets outside those areas, including Washington, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chattanooga, just to name a few.

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday:  Link

— BCS Standings:  Link

— FCS Playoff Bracket:  Link

This will be my last TV listings post for the 2010 season.   A lot of the information I used in putting this together for each week of the season came courtesy of Matt Sarzyniak’s great website (College Sports on TV) and the fine folks over at the 506.com.  I have also been assisted on occasion by helpful athletic media relations officials at various schools and conferences.  I greatly appreciate that assistance.

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 12

This is a list of every game played during week 12 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 12

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 (Troy-South Carolina) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (North Carolina State-North Carolina) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (West Virginia-Louisville) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the two Southland TV games televised this week (Southeastern Louisiana-Nicholls State on Thursday night and Northwestern State-Stephen F. Austin on Saturday) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the OVC game of the week (Jacksonville State-Tennessee Tech) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Oklahoma State-Kansas, Stanford-California, and Missouri-Iowa State.

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

— ABC coverage map for the 8:00 pm ET games:  Link

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday:  Link

— BCS Standings:  Link

— FCS Coaches Poll:  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 officials at various schools and conferences.

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 11

This is a list of every game played during week 11 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 11

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 (Vanderbilt-Kentucky) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (Miami-Georgia Tech) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (Cincinnati-West Virginia) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  [Link when available]

— The local affiliates for the Southland Conference game of the week (Nicholls State-Northwestern State) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the OVC game of the week (Tennessee State-UT Martin) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Kansas State-Missouri and Texas A&M-Baylor.

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

— ABC/ESPN coverage maps for the 3:30 pm ET games:  National coverage map

Virginia Tech-North Carolina Penn State-Ohio State Texas Tech-Oklahoma

— ABC/ESPN coverage map for the 8:00 pm ET games:  National coverage map

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday:  Link

— BCS Standings:  Link

— FCS Coaches Poll:  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 officials at various schools and conferences; this week, I would like to particularly thank staffers at Massachusetts, Stony Brook, and Virginia Military Institute.

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 8

This is a list of every game played during week 8 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 8

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 (Mississippi-Arkansas) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (Duke-Virginia Tech) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (Rutgers-Pittsburgh) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  [Link when available]

— The local affiliates for the WAC Network game of the week (Fresno State-San Jose State) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the MAC game of the week (Temple-Buffalo) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the Southland Conference game of the week (Stephen F. Austin-Sam Houston State) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the OVC game of the week (Tennessee Tech-Tennessee State) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Kansas State-Baylor, Arizona State-California, and Texas A&M-Kansas.

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

— ABC/ESPN coverage maps for the 3:30 pm ET games:  Link

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday:  Link

— BCS Standings:  Link

— FCS Coaches Poll:  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 officials at various schools and conferences; this week, I would like to particularly thank staffers at William & Mary, Colgate, Southeastern Louisiana, Butler, and Eastern Illinois.

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 7

This is a list of every game played during week 7 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 7

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 (Vanderbilt-Georgia) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (Maryland-Clemson) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (Pittsburgh-Syracuse) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  Link

— There are two WAC Network games this Saturday (Boise State-San Jose State and Nevada-Hawaii).  Local affiliates carrying those games can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the MAC game of the week (Miami University-Central Michigan) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the Southland Conference game of the week (Central Arkansas-Stephen F. Austin) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the OVC game of the week (Southeast Missouri State-Austin Peay) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Kansas State-Kansas (Friday night), Missouri-Texas A&M, California-Southern California, and Iowa State-Oklahoma.

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

— ABC/ESPN coverage maps for the 3:30 pm ET games.  Texas-Nebraska is the national game, so viewers in areas receiving that game on ABC will get Iowa-Michigan on ESPN in HD:  Link

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday (for the third week in a row, not relevant because there is only one game on the network):  Link

— USA Today Poll:  Link

— FCS Coaches Poll:  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 officials at various schools and conferences; this week, I would like to particularly thank staffers at Penn and Gardner-Webb.

College Football TV Listings 2010, Week 6

This is a list of every game played during week 6 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 6

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 (Tennessee-Georgia) 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 (now branded as the “ACC Network”) of the ACC game of the week (Boston College-North Carolina State) can be found here:  Link

— I’ve listed the satellite affiliates for the Big East game of the week (Syracuse-South Florida) in a comment on the document.  The local affiliates can be found here:  [Link when available]

— Local affiliates for the WAC game of the week (Toledo-Boise State) can be found here:  Link

— There are two MAC games with regional coverage via local affiliates (Temple-Northern Illinois and Western Michigan-Ball State, with a noon ET kickoff for both contests).  Those affiliate listings can be found here:  Link

The MAC affiliates in Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida (Bright House), and New York will carry Temple-Northern Illinois, as will the affiliates in Cleveland, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia.  Cox-NE (based in Providence) will also carry that game.  The non-Cleveland affiliates in Ohio will carry Western Michigan-Ball State, as will affiliates in Indiana, Michigan, and Wheeling, West Virginia.

— The local affiliates for the Southland Conference game of the week (Texas State-Southeastern Louisiana) can be found here:  Link

— The local affiliates for the OVC game of the week (Eastern Illinois-Eastern Kentucky) can be found here:  Link

— Also listed on the document as a comment are the regional nets carrying the following games:  Texas Tech-Baylor, UCLA-California, and Colorado-Missouri.

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

— ABC/ESPN coverage maps for the 3:30 pm ET games and the 8:00 pm ET games:  Link

— Big Ten Network “gamefinder” for this Saturday (since the two games on BTN this week aren’t on at the same time, it’s admittedly not particularly relevant):  Link

— USA Today Poll:  Link

— FCS Coaches Poll:  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 officials at various schools and conferences; this week, I would like to particularly thank staffers at New Hampshire and Indiana State.

Complaint to ESPN, c/o The Sports Arsenal

From time to time I get e-mail responses to things I’ve written on the blog.  They tend to run the gamut, from words of encouragement to criticism to spam (plenty of spam).  However, I got an e-mail on Saturday that I think is worth sharing.  I won’t include the name of the lady who wrote it, because I don’t think that would be fair.  

First, some background.  On Saturday afternoon Michigan played Indiana in a game televised on ESPNU.  The announcers for the game were Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Danny Kanell (analyst).  I didn’t see it, as I was at Johnson Hagood Stadium watching The Citadel’s game, but apparently the matchup in Bloomington was an exciting contest that featured very little defense.  The Wolverines prevailed, 42-35.  Shortly after the game ended, the following e-mail was sent to me:

If Pam Ward was the announcer for the U of M game today (Saturday, 10/2/2010) at 3:30 p.m., you should be ashamed of yourselves.  Aside from the mispronounciation of Denard “Dernard???!!!” Robinson’s name, could you please find an announcer who’s excited about the game?  She’s boring and uninformed, maybe why she falls back on the criticism she’s ridiculed everywhere for?  There are so many awesome sports broadcasters in the industry – please get creative!  We hate every game she announces and we’re sick of being forced to listen.  Not as agonizing as watching the Lions play every Thanksgiving… BUT CLOSE.  Thanks!

This is, obviously, a fantastic e-mail.  That last line about Pam Ward as an announcer not being as agonizing as watching the Lions play on Thanksgiving puts it over the top.

Some points:

— While she criticizes Ward, the e-mailer doesn’t seem entirely certain it was actually Ward doing the announcing (“If Pam Ward was the announcer…”).  However, that doesn’t stop her from blasting Ward anyway.

— More importantly, to me anyway, is the notion that I might somehow be affiliated with ESPN (“you should be ashamed of yourselves”, “could you please find an announcer who’s excited about the game?”).  I am guessing that the e-mailer googled Pam Ward’s name and found this post I wrote about ESPN’s announcers for 2010, and assumed I was a publicist for the network or something.

I found this amusing, because while I do write about things that involve ESPN on occasion, so would anyone who writes about sports in this country, given the pervasive nature of the network.  I haven’t always written favorably about ESPN, either (see this post or this post, just for a couple of examples).

— The e-mailer is apparently a Michigan fan.  She is sick of “being forced to listen” to Ward, but to be honest I don’t think Ward has done a whole lot of games featuring the Wolverines.  When she was calling the noon game on ESPN2 the past few years, she usually called Big 10 games  — but the two schools I always associate with a Ward call are Michigan State and Northwestern.  Michigan usually was televised on ESPN (or the Big Ten Network) if it drew the noon slot.  At least, that’s how I remember it.  I could be wrong about that.

Incidentally, Ward now wants to call NFL games.

— I couldn’t agree more with the e-mailer about the Lions, though.  Why should the entire country be subjected to that franchise every Thanksgiving?  Can’t they rotate host teams?  I’m tired of the Cowboys too, but at least Dallas usually has a good team.  The Lions are almost always bad and boring.  This year, turkey day at Ford Field will include the visiting New England Patriots, so at least one of the teams involved should be good.  Of course, that means the score will probably be something like 47-10 or 34-12 (the score of the last two games played on Thanksgiving in Detroit, both losses by the Lions). 

That game will be on CBS.  I suppose Phil Simms will give away a silver iron again.  It’s a lame gimmick, but not as lame as the thing Fox hands out to its game MVP.

To sum up, I’m sorry I can’t do anything about Pam Ward (or any other ESPN announcer) calling your team’s game(s), but I’m not affiliated with the four-letter.  If I’m going to field complaints about ESPN, though, the least the folks in Bristol could do is send me some free stuff. 

I’m not asking for an ESPY gift pack or anything; I would settle for a College Gameday t-shirt (size XXL – I’m fairly tall).  I would ask for a hat, but I doubt ESPN carries a lot of promotional caps in size 7 ¾.  If they did, Mark Schlereth would probably grab all of them anyway.  He looks like he’s got a large noggin.

As always, thanks to the e-mailers (and commenters) for all their feedback.