Sports Radio

Sports Radio

Sports Media Weekly No. 165- Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News & Jen Royle, Boston Herald Radio

We broke news on last week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly with the fallout coming today.

Ken Fang of Fangs Bites and I are joined for the opening segment of the show by Barry Horn, sports media columnist from the Dallas Morning News.

NBC’s Michelle Beadle was on the show last week and was concerned that the NBC Sports Network was not doing enough to promote her show, The Crossover.   Michelle’s comments were picked up by a number of media outlets across the country.  Today NBC announced that it is re-vamping the NBC Sports Network late afternoon line-up and Michelle and The Crossover  are no longer part of the network’s plans.  We begin the show discussing the news and what may lie ahead for Michelle.

We move to Barry’s home state of Texas next and discuss the sorry state of the Houston Astros, whose game registered a 0.0 rating on Comcast SportsNet Houston this past Sunday.  Poor performance on the field usually equates to poor performance in the ratings game.

We then talk about the state of sports radio in Dallas, where 1310am The Ticket continues to have amazing success, winning the ratings game and a Marconi Award despite it’s weak over-the-air signal.

We wrap the news segment by looking at the travails of Craig James, former ESPN college football analyst and failed U.S. Senate candidate, who lasted one night as a college football studio analyst with Fox Sports Southwest.

Our second guest this week is Jen Royle, who is one month in to her new gig as co-host of a sports radio program on Boston Herald Radio.  Jen talks with Ken about her new job, as well as her work on SportsReel Boston and other media outlets in Boston.

Advertisements

Sports Media Digest- September 25, 2013

ESPN Continues to Receive Strong Ratings for Monday Night Football

Monday’s Monday Night Football  telecast on ESPN Monday night drew an average rating of 8.9 with an audience of 13.9 million viewers, winning th enight on all of television among the network’s key adult and male demographics (18-34 & 18-49)

Through four games this season, Monday Night Football  is averaging a 8.9 rating and an audience of 14 million viewers, up three percent and five percent respectively over 2012.

NFL Ratings Continue to Top the Charts

Once again NFL action was at the top of the television ratings list.  The top two programs of the week were NFL games; Sunday’s CBS national game (primarily Colts/49’ers) with 26.5 million average viewers and NBC’s  Sunday Night Football (Bears/Steelers) with 20.5 million viewers.

NFL games were also tops in 29 NFL markets:

Week of 9/16 – 9/22  

 

HH

HH

RTG

Market Game

Date

RTG

SHR

Rank

New Orleans Cardinals at Saints 09/22/2013 47.8 73

1

Indianapolis Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 40.2 64

1

Buffalo Bills at Jets 09/22/2013 39.7 58

1

Kansas City Chiefs at Eagles 09/19/2013 39.6 59

1

Pittsburgh Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 39.1 56

1

Milwaukee Packers at Bengals 09/22/2013 38.9 70

1

Seattle Jaguars at Seahawks 09/22/2013 38.3 68

1

Cincinnati Steelers at Bengals* 09/16/2013 38.2 54

1

Chicago Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 36.1 53

1

Philadelphia Chiefs at Eagles** 09/19/2013 32.6 51

1

Minneapolis Browns at Vikings 09/22/2013 30.4 65

1

Boston Buccaneers at Patriots 09/22/2013 30.3 59

1

Baltimore Texans at Ravens 09/22/2013 30.2 58

1

Cleveland Browns at Vikings 09/22/2013 26.8 54

1

Washington, DC Lions at Redskins 09/22/2013 25.1 50

1

San Diego Chargers at Titans 09/22/2013 25.0 54

1

Nashville Chargers at Titans 09/22/2013 24.5 43

1

Detroit Lions at Redskins 09/22/2013 24.4 48

1

Dallas Rams at Cowboys 09/22/2013 24.2 48

1

Houston Texans at Ravens 09/22/2013 23.0 46

1

Charlotte Giants at Panthers 09/22/2013 21.7 46

1

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seahawks 09/22/2013 21.5 33

1

Atlanta Falcons at Dolphins 09/22/2013 21.4 38

1

San Fran-Oakland Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 21.3 50

1

Miami Falcons at Dolphins 09/22/2013 18.7 34

1

Tampa Buccaneers at Patriots 09/22/2013 18.3 34

1

Denver Colts at 49ers 09/22/2013 17.0 40

1

Phoenix Bears at Steelers 09/22/2013 16.7 27

1

St. Louis Rams at Cowboys 09/22/2013 13.7 30

1

Lofton Joins Crew at SiriusXM Radio

SiriusXM Radio announced today that former NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton has joined the network as a host on its NFL channel (channel 88).

Lofton begins his new job Friday and will host The SiriusXM Blitz alongside co-host Bruce Murray every Friday live from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm ET, and will also be heard on various other SiriusXM NFL Radio shows throughout the year.

“I’ve been a regular listener to SiriusXM NFL Radio for some time and it is a tremendous channel for NFL fans of every team, so I’m very pleased to be a part of it,” said Lofton.  “I’ve seen quite a bit from my time in the league as both a player and a coach.  I’m excited both to share what I know and to hear directly from the fans about what’s on their minds.”

“Very few receivers in the history of the league played with the level of production and consistency that James did over his 16 years in the NFL.  His career is extraordinary and we’re excited to have someone with his accomplishments and expertise talking to our listeners every week on SiriusXM NFL Radio,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming.  “He’s also an accomplished broadcaster accustomed to working on national NFL game broadcasts.  He’s excellent at communicating the nuances of the game to his audience and I’m thrilled to reunite with him on SiriusXM’s airwaves.”

NBC Creates New Football Program Around Talent from Comcast RSN’s

NBC Sports is creating a new weekly football program which will harness the talent from some of Comcast’s SportsNet’s regional sports networks (RSNs).

3 and Out will debut on Tuesday, October 1 and air each remaining week of the 2013 NFL season across its lineup of Comcast SportsNet RSNs.

The program will feature regular appearances from CSN Houston’s Kelli Johnson, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Brian Mitchell, CSN New England’s Mike Felger and CSN Bay Area’s Ray Ratto.

“We feel great about the fact that there is nothing like 3 and Out among the many football shows currently available,” said Stathakes. “Our ability to feature multiple perspectives, many of which will be on the ground in the markets where these stories are unfolding, will give our discussion and debate a level of depth and texture that is hard to find. While some think that we only produce great NBA, MLB and NHL live event coverage, fans in our markets know how well we cover the NFL, and 3 and Out is our first move to expand on that area of strength.”

NBC Sports Touts Premier League Numbers

Through five weeks of the Premier League season, NBC Sports reports a total of 10 million viewers have tuned in to view the action on NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN),  CNBC,  and mun2.  The 27 English-language games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC drew a total of 9.1 million viewers – up 92% from the 4.8 million total for the first five weeks of live action on ESPN and Fox Soccer last year.

Here is a chart, provided by NBC Sports PR, showing the viewership growth of its networks compared with the competition over the same period a year ago:

Average Total Day Viewership Growth:

NETWORK 8/17/2013 to9/22/2013 8/18/2012 to 9/23/2012 %DIFF
NBCSN 77 46 67%
MLB NETWORK 86 66 30%
NBA TV 29 24 21%
FOX SPORTS 1 121 102 19%
NFL NETWORK 302 272 11%
ESPN 1232 1125 10%
ESPNEWS 75 70 7%
GOLF CHANNEL 136 132 3%
ESPN2 353 356 -1%
FOX SPORTS 2 17 19 -11%
ESPNU 83 n/a n/a

This Week’s Covers of Sports Illustrated

Its NHL preview time in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated.  The magazine has two regional covers this week:

SI 9-30-13a SI 9-30-13b

Sports Media Digest- September 23, 2013

CBS Deal Works Out Deal with Nets and Barclays Center

CBS Radio announced today a deal with the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center that will allow for increased coverage of the Nets locally as well as coverage of select college basketball games and boxing matches held at the arena.

The deal calls for expanded coverage on New York sports radio powerhouse WFAN 660 AM and 101.9FM.

The agreement also  calls for Barclays Center and CBS Radio to develop and jointly program a new concert series and live events hosted at the arena. These events will be promoted using the nationwide scale of CBS Radio’s 126 stations, the majority of which are located in the top 50 radio markets.

“CBS Radio provides a commanding broadcast partner for the Nets and Barclays Center that delivers widespread exposure and promotion for our franchises,” said Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “We are thrilled to continue airing Nets games on WFAN-AM/FM and expanding team coverage throughout the season, but we are just as excited about the opportunity of broadcasting other prominent events from Barclays Center, including select concerts, major college basketball and big time boxing, which will re-ignite a popular New York pastime.”

“Today’s announcement marks the union of two great companies with expertise in delivering high quality programming, appealing to a broad spectrum of sports and entertainment fans,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS Radio.  “This partnership presents a unique opportunity to connect our listeners, not only in New York, but across the country, with exceptional brands and an outstanding venue, and provides CBS Radio with content for our on-air and audio digital platforms.”

ESPN Unveils New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is using the power of it’s SportsCenter theme as the basis of a new commercial.

the campaign focuses on the iconic sound DaDaDa DaDaDa which fans associate with the show. The 60-second launch spot features a range of athletes – from professionals to little leaguers – who subtly and not-so-subtly call out their “DaDaDa” moments.

“This campaign grew out of research we did in order to better understand the role SportsCenter plays in fans’ lives given all the access points for sports news, information, and highlights provided by new technologies,” said Aaron Taylor, senior vice president of marketing.  “Fans have a strong emotional connection with the show.  And, what we realized is that ‘DaDaDa’ is emotional shorthand for, not only the great moments that happen in sports, but how SportsCenter presents those moments – giving context to them with perspective and personality.”

You can view the commercial here.

College Football This Week on ESPN

Here is the schedule of college football games, along with announcer assignments, this week on the networks of ESPN:

SPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio Schedule
Thu, Sep 19 7:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson at NC State

TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Texas Southern at Jackson State

Mark Neely & Jay Walker
ESPNU
Fri, Sep 20 9 p.m. Boise State at Fresno State

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN
Sat, Sep 21 Noon North Carolina at Georgia Tech

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
San Jose State at Minnesota

Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN2
Marshall at Virginia Tech

Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
Vanderbilt at Massachusetts

Dave Lamont & Ray Bentley
ESPNEWS
Toledo at Central Michigan

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 & RSN *
Florida International at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3 & RSN *
12:21 p.m. North Texas at No. 9 Georgia

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC TV *
12:30 p.m. Pitt at Duke ESPN3 & ACC Network *
Tulane at Syracuse ESPN3 & RSN *
1 p.m. Ball State at Eastern Michigan

Dan Gutowsky & Forrest Conoly
ESPN3
2 p.m. Austin Peay at Ohio

Keith Morehouse & Rocky Boiman
ESPN3
Jacksonville State at Georgia State

Roy Philpott & Peter Vaas
ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Purdue at No. 24 Wisconsin

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
Utah State at USC

TV: Dave Flemming, David Diaz-Infante & Shelley Smith
Radio: Rich Cellini, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore
ABC & ESPN2 ** & ESPN Radio
Arkansas at Rutgers

Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN
West Virginia vs. Maryland (from Baltimore)

Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
Virginia Military Institute at Virginia

Shawn Kenney, Stan Lewter & Angela Mallen
ESPN3
Murray State at Bowling Green

Dave Weekley & John Gregory
ESPN3
Delaware State at North Dakota State ESPN3 *
Tennessee at No. 19 Florida

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio
4 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)

Jim Barbar, Pete Najarian & Rontina McCann
ESPN3
4:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Memphis

Joel Meyers & Kevin O’Connell
ESPN3
6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at No. 8 Florida State

John Sadak, Al Groh & Tiffany Greene
ESPN3
Louisiana-Lafayette at Akron

Frank Giardina & Jerod Cherry
ESPN3
Lafayette at Penn ESPN3
7 p.m. Colorado State at No. 1 Alabama

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2
SMU at No. 10 Texas A&M

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois

Mike Couzens & Bob Chmeil
ESPN3
Savannah State at No. 16 Miami (Fla.)

Drew Fellios, Cory Chavous & Steffi Sorensen
ESPN3
Morgan State at Western Kentucky

Trey Bender & Brian Kinchen
ESPN3
Montana State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3 *
7:30 p.m. Troy at Mississippi State ESPN3 & RSN *
Midwestern State at West Georgia ESPN3 *
7:45 p.m. Auburn at No. 6 LSU

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
8 p.m. Kansas State at Texas

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ABC & ESPN3
No. 15 Michigan at Connecticut

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN3
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech ESPN3
10:15 p.m. Utah at BYU

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Lewis Johnson
ESPN2
Wyoming at Air Force

Joe Davis & Dan Hawkins
ESPNU

Sports Media Digest- September 6, 2013

ESPN Radio Preps for New Late Afternoon Line-Up

ESPN Radio announced today its is revamping its late weekday line-up.

Parts of the new schedule will launch on Monday when Sedano & Stink, hosted by Jorge Sedano and Mark Schlereth, debuts at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Also debuting September 9th will be The Freddie Coleman Show at 10 p.m.

The other part of the new schedule debuts September 30th at 4:00p.m. ET when The Dan LeBatard Show makes its national debut from Miami.  LeBetard will continue to host his local radio show for one hour at 3:00p.m. ET and continue to host Highly Questionable on ESPN2 weekdays at 4 p.m.

Don Shula Next Profile of NFLN’s A Football Life

The NFL Network (NFLN) is producing a new series of A Football Life documentaries this fall, beginning with a look back at the career of Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula.

Don Shula: A Football Life debuts next Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00p.m. ET.

Following each new episode this season will be A Football Life: Backstory, hosted by Jenn Brown, which will provide a deeper look into the lives and stories surrounding each subject, features interviews with relevant individuals, and includes material that did not make the final edition of each A Football Life episode.  Tuesday’s premier of A Football Life: Backstory airs at 10:00p.m. ET.

22 episodes of A Football Life will be produced this season.  Additional subjects profiled this season on A Football Life include:

  • NFL Films president Steve Sabol
  • Legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall
  • Hall of Fame defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp
  • Super Bowl-champion defensive end Michael Strahan
  • Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice Cris Carter
  • Former Pro Bowl quarterback Randall Cunningham
  • The 1993 Houston Oilers

Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports part of ESPN/Disney Special Olympics Partnership

The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Special Olympics today announced a two-year multi-million dollar financial and in-kind investment to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through the Special Olympics Unified Sports program.

A portion of the new funds will be directed to Special Olympics Programs around the world to help grow Unified Sports initiatives, as well as to enhance Special Olympics Unified Sports branding and marketing initiatives to increase awareness of the program.

“We’re proud to play a leading role in this global initiative to encourage social inclusion through sports.” said John Skipper, ESPN President, Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks, “We’re inspired by the tremendous work done all over the world by Special Olympics through Unified Sports. Inclusion and acceptance are values that our company stands for and I know our employees will passionately support this wonderful effort.”

“We are thrilled that Disney and ESPN recognize the power of Special Olympics Unified Sports and want to support the growth of our program that creates a level playing field in schools and communities throughout the world.” said Tim Shriver, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Special Olympics. “Our movement is a social revolution using sports to achieve our goals and Unified Sports is our path to creating communities that are accepting and inclusive.”

ESPN Adds Heart of Dallas Bowl to College Bowl Inventory

ESPN announced today that ESPN Regional Television has acquired the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

The network will work with the Heart of Dallas charitable organization in its continuing efforts in the local Dallas community. As the only bowl that is named for a charity, the game will still be the Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank and will continue to commit resources to support local charities. The 2014 game will kickoff at noon ET on Wednesday, Jan. 1, with schools from Conference USA and the Big Ten Conference.

“This is a great day for the City of Dallas and the Heart of Dallas organization,” said Britton Banowsky, Heart of Dallas founder (and commissioner of Conference USA). “Working with ERT and partner conferences, we will be able to continue this bowl game in Dallas for many years to come. It also ensures that our mission to give back to the community will be funded well into the future. We are proud of the work we put into last year’s game and are confident that ERT will be able take it to the next level.”

“A bowl game in the historic Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day that benefits worthy charities in Dallas is a unique opportunity that we could not pass up,” said Pete Derzis, senior vice president and general manager of ERT. “We look forward to hosting great bowl matchups that will generate revenue for the Heart of Dallas and their beneficiaries.”

Sports Media Digest- September 4, 2013

Dial Global Returns to WestwoodOne Moniker

Dial Global radio announced today that it is changing its name to WestwoodOne, a name once synonymous with network radio until it merged with Dial Global in 2011.

Programming on the network will not change, with 225 million listeners still gaining access to he NFL, Olympic Games, Barclays Premier League, and the Grammy Awards.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished as Dial Global.  Through our belief in the power of sound we are dedicated to continuously reinventing the industry and creating the most dynamic audio programming that connects people to their passions,” said Paul Caine, CEO of Dial Global. “With the audio industry’s ever-changing landscape we know we’ve just scratched the surface of what’s possible for audio’s broad consumption. By reclaiming and reviving an iconic audio brand name, we are not changing who we are, but accelerating the great work we are doing to contribute to the growth of audio.”

Country Star Gretchen Wilson to be Part of ESPN’s NASCAR Chase Coverage

ESPN announced today that Grammy Award-winning Country artist Gretchen Wilson will be featured in ESPN’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Wilson will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each tease tailored to the racetrack hosting that week’s event. Her music will also be featured through the entire Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on ESPN.

“Just as NASCAR appeals to a great cross-section of American people, the same can be said for Gretchen Wilson’s blend of song and attitude that has made her an icon of the music industry for the past decade,” said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president, motorsports, production. “We look forward to showcasing her music and personality during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.”

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be associated with NASCAR and ESPN as we begin the Chase,” said Wilson. “Many of the fans who show up at our concerts on Saturday nights are watching the races on Sundays. I’m honored to be a part of this great American tradition and look forward to seeing the fans at some races this fall.”

Battle 4 Atlantis Hoops Tourney To Air on ESPN

ESPN announced today that it has reached a new multiyear agreement for media rights to the Battle 4 Atlantis men’s college basketball tournament starting in 2014.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to offer exclusive telecasts of six Battle 4 Atlantis matchups annually, including two quarterfinals, the semifinals, the third place game and championship. Battle 4 Atlantis features eight teams playing in a 12-game tournament format in a temporary stadium with state-of-the-art regulation facilities.

“Battle 4 Atlantis has quickly become one of the premier early-season tournaments in college basketball,” said Nick Dawson, senior director, ESPN programming and acquisitions. “We’re thrilled to bring it to the ESPN networks and know it will be a must watch for fans.”
George Markantonis, president & managing director, Atlantis, Paradise Island, added, “We are excited about our new relationship with ESPN to televise the 2014-2016 Battle 4 Atlantis tournaments, allowing us to share this sports experience with millions of fans.”

This Week’s Covers of Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated will have two covers available regionally this week:

SI 9-9-13a SI 9-9-13b

College Football This Week on ESPN

Here is the college football line-up this week on the networks of ESPN:

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio Schedule
Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2
Sat, Sep 7 Noon No. 12 Florida at Miami (Fla.)

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
Cincinnati at Illinois

Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
South Florida at Michigan State

Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
Eastern Kentucky at No. 8 Louisville

Dave Weekley, John Gregory & Rotina McCann
ESPN3
Bowling Green at Kent State

Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 *
Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky ESPN3 & RSN *
Houston at Temple

Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN3 & RSN *
Clark Atlanta at West Alabama ESPN3
12:21 p.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 & SEC TV *
12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at North Carolina ESPN3 & ACC Network *
South Carolina State at No. 4 Clemson ESPN3 & RSN *
1 p.m. Army at Ball State

Trey Bender & Mark Herrmann
ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Virginia Tech

John Sadak, John Bunting & Cat Whitehill
ESPN3
2 p.m. Maine at Massachusetts

Bob Picozzi & Brian Kinchen
ESPN3
Tennessee-Chattanooga at Georgia State

Dave Popkin & Stan Lewter
ESPN3
3 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Boise State

Jim Barbar & Kevin O’Connell
ESPN3
New Hampshire at Central Michigan

Wayne Randazzo & Dustin Fox
ESPN3
3:30 p.m. San Diego State at No. 3 Ohio State

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN2 **
No. 2 Oregon at Virginia

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
Toledo at Missouri

Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
Alcorn State at Mississippi State

Mike Morgan, Cole Cubelic & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN3 *
4 p.m. Old Dominion at Maryland

Beth Mowins & Joey Galloway
ESPNEWS
4:30 p.m. No. 6 South Carolina at No. 11 Georgia

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN
Duke at Memphis

Joel Meyers & Al Groh
ESPN3
5 p.m. Ferris State at North Dakota State ESPN3
6 p.m. Richmond at NC State

Shawn Kenney, KC Keeler & Sarah Stankavidge
ESPN3
James Madison at Akron

Frank Giardina & Jerrod Cherry
ESPN3
Furman at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Wofford at Citadel ESPN3
Alabama State at Jackson State

Joe Davis & Jay Walker
ESPN3 ^
7 p.m. No. 15 Texas at BYU

Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2 & Longhorn Network
UAB at No. 9 LSU

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
North Texas at Ohio

Keith Morehouse & Peter Vaas
ESPN3
Nicholls State at Western Michigan

Dan Gutowsky & Forrest Connoly
ESPN3
Prairie View A&M at Texas State

Brock Bowling & Jay Taylor
ESPN3
Savannah State at Troy

Drew Fellios & Roland Williams
ESPN3
Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe

Roy Philpott & Barrett Brooks
ESPN3
Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss ESPN3
Samford at Arkansas ESPN3
Sam Houston State at No. 7 Texas A&M ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas ESPN3
Monmouth at Liberty ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Auburn ESPN3 & RSN *
Austin Peay at Vanderbilt

Matt Stewart, Chris Doering & Angela Mallen
ESPN3 & RSN *
8 p.m. No. 14 Notre Dame at No. 17 Michigan

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ESPN
Montana State at SMU

Tyler Denning & Pete Najarian
ESPN3
10 p.m. Cal Poly at Fresno State

Peter Young & Corey Chavous
ESPN3
10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 25 USC

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN Radio