College Football 2011

ESPN Week One College Football Line-Up

The 2011 college football season begins Thursday and ESPN is set to provide coverage of 44 games over five days across multiple platforms that make up it’s network.

Here is the week one schedule on the WWL, with announcer assignments:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 1 6 p.m. Murray State at Louisville

Rob Stone, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
  7 p.m. North Texas at Florida International

Kevin Corke & Doug Graber
  7 p.m. Villanova at Temple

Scott Graham & Chuck Cecil
  7 p.m. Western Illinois at Sam Houston State

  7:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Georgia Tech

Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn
  7:30 p.m. Fordham at Connecticut

Bob Picozzi & Christian Fauria
  7:30 p.m. North Carolina Central at Rutgers

Dave Popkin & Rob Harley
  7:30 p.m. West Alabama at South Alabama

  8 p.m. UNLV at No. 11 Wisconsin

Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
ESPN 3D: Dave Lamont, Tim Brown & David Diaz-Infante
  8 p.m. Wake Forest at Syracuse

Dave Weekley & John Bunting
  9 p.m. Bowling Green at Idaho

  9:15 p.m. Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky (from Nashville)

Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
Fri, Sep 2 8 p.m. No. 14 TCU at Baylor

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore & Samantha Steele
Sat, Sep 3 Noon Akron at No. 18 Ohio State

Dave Pasch, Urban Meyer, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich
  Noon Utah State at No. 23 Auburn

Beth Mowins, Mike Bellotti & Ivan Maisel
  Noon Northwestern at Boston College

Rob Stone & Danny Kanell
  Noon Kent State at No. 2 Alabama

  12:30 p.m. Appalachian State at No. 13 Virginia Tech

Steve Martin, Dave Archer & Mike Hodgewood
  3:30 p.m. Minnesota at No. 25 USC

Carter Blackburn, Brock Huard & Shelley Smith
ABC and ESPN2 * /
    Western Michigan at Michigan

Mike Patrick, Craig James & Jeannine Edwards
ABC and ESPN2 * /
  3:30 p.m. Louisiana Monroe at No. 6 Florida State

Pam Ward & Dan Hawkins
  3:30 p.m. Troy at Clemson

Joe Davis & Warrick Dunn
  3:30 p.m. James Madison at North Carolina

  4:45 p.m. BYU at Mississippi

Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie & Jessica Mendoza
  6 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh

John Sanders & John Bunting
  6 p.m. Liberty at North Carolina State

Darren Goldwater & Rene Ingoglia
  6 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia

Dave Weekley & John Gregory
  6 p.m. Montana at Tennessee

  7 p.m. Richmond at Duke

Neil Solondz & Jay Taylor
  7 p.m. Army at Northern Illinois

Shawn Kenney & Bob Chemeil
  7 p.m. Indiana at Ball State

Jim Barbar & Adam Archuletta
  7 p.m. Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Florida

Clay Matvick, Brian Griese & Allison Williams
  7 p.m. East Carolina at No. 12 South Carolina

  7 p.m. Missouri State at No. 15 Arkansas

  7 p.m. Austin Peay at Cincinnati

  7:30 p.m. Elon at Vanderbilt

  8 p.m. Cowboys Classic: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU (from Arlington)

Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews
ABC / ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 5 Boise State vs. No. 19 Georgia (from Atlanta)

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
  8 p.m. Ohio at New Mexico State

  10:15 p.m. Colorado at Hawaii

Dave Lamont & David Diaz-Infante
  10:30 p.m. Grambling State at Alcorn State

Adam Amin & Jay Walker
ESPNU ** / (at 7 p.m.)
Sun, Sep 4 Noon MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney: Prairie View A&M vs. Bethune Cookman (from Orlando)

Morgan & Jay Walker
  3:30 p.m. Marshall at No. 24 West Virginia

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Mon, Sep 5 8 p.m. Miami at Maryland

ESPN: Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ESPN 3D: Joe Tessitore, Tim Brown & Ray Bentley
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / / ESPN Radio / ESPN 3D

Fox Announces 2011 College Football Broadcast Teams

Fox Sports has become an active player in the national telecasts of college football and today the company announced its broadcast announcing teams for the upcoming season.

The lead announcing group will feature Gus Johnson teamed with analyst Charles Davis and former University of Minnesotas Head Coach Tim Brewster.  This trio will primarily be part of FX’s Game of the Week.

“Led by Gus, Charles and Tim, our roster of college football talent is very experienced, knowledgeable and deep on all levels of production,” said Doug Sellars, Executive Vice President, Production and Executive Producer, FSMG in a press release.  “This is the widest array of college football ever broadcast on our family of networks and we look forward to giving fans informative and entertaining coverage of their favorite college teams all season long.”

Also joining the FX crew will be Mike Pereira, adding analysis on the rules of the game as he does during the NFL season on Fox.

More than 60 Pac-12, Big 12 and Conference USA match-ups will be featured on FSN.

Here are the announcer pairings for the season:

Fox College Football (FX package)
Play-by-Play – Gus Johnson
Analyst – Charles Davis
Sideline Analyst – Tim Brewster

PAC-12 on FSN
Play-by-Play – Craig Bolerjack
Analyst – Joel Klatt
Sideline Analyst – Petros Papadaikas

BIG 12 on FSN
Play-by-Play – Joel Meyers
Analyst – Joel Klatt/Brian Baldinger
Sideline Reporter – Jim Knox

BIG 12 on FSN
Play-by-Play – Joel Meyers
Analyst – Brian Baldinger
Sideline Reporter – Jim Knox

Play-by-Play – Ron Thulin
Analyst – JC Pearson
Sideline Analyst – Jeremy Bloom

Play-by-Play – Bill Land
Analyst – Dave Lapham
Sideline Reporter – Emily Jones