ESPN Player to deliver US College Football Postseason

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ESPN Player to deliver US College Football Postseason

ESPN Player to deliver live and on-demand coverage of US College Football Playoff

  • Subscribers can access comprehensive coverage of the NCAA Football post-season, including more than 35 Bowl Games and the College Football Playoff
  • ESPN Player subscription includes four 24/7 live TV simulcast channels, plus more than 300 sports documentaries from ESPN Originals

ESPN Player will deliver extensive live and on-demand coverage of the finale of the NCAA College Football season as the 2020 National Champion is decided in the College Football Playoff.

ESPN Player’s NCAA Pass will give fans access to the service for the entire Bowl and Playoff season, so they can enjoy 35+ Bowl games, the College Football Playoff semi-finals and National Championship Game, plus more than 80 documentaries from the critically acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 catalogue.

The College Football Playoff (CFP) features the nation’s top four teams in two semi-finals, which take place back-to-back on the evening of Saturday 28 December, as they compete to reach the National Championship game. The teams, chosen by an expert selection committee, are:

  • Number one seed: LSU (13-0),
  • Number two seed: Ohio State (13-0)
  • Number three seed: Clemson (13-0)
  • Number four seed: Oklahoma (12-1)

LSU will take on Oklahoma in Atlanta at 9pm GMT on Saturday 28 December, while later that night Ohio State face Clemson in Arizona at 1am GMT, with both games live on ESPN Player.

Alongside the College Football Playoff, ESPN Player will bring viewers more than 35 Bowl games live and on-demand, including the New Year’s Six – the biggest and most historic Bowl Games.

The three-week-long Bowl Season kicks off on Friday 20 December and continues to Monday 6 January. Subscribers can tune into the action on the ESPN Player website and app, stream the action to the big screen via Chromecast and Apple TV (Airplay), and use the Android TV app.

ESPN Player will bring subscribers comprehensive coverage throughout, including ESPN’s award-winning pre-game show, ESPN College Gameday, bringing authentic build-up to the biggest games direct from the US. In addition, subscribers can enjoy the latest news, discussions and debate surrounding college football, with four simulcast ESPN channels available live 24/7:

  • ESPNU, focusing exclusively on college sports
  • The SEC Network, dedicated to the powerhouse Southeastern Conference
  • The ACC Network, the TV home of the Atlantic Coast Conference
  • The Longhorn Network, the official channel of the Texas Longhorns

College Football Playoff – the key players

The College Football Playoff is the biggest stage in NCAA Football, and players will be hoping to impress as they look to improve their chances of being drafted by an NFL team. The key players for each CFP team are:

Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU

The winner of this year’s Heisman Trophy awarded to the best player in college football, Burrow has broken numerous records this season, and leads the Tigers into the CFP semis after a 37-10 walloping of Georgia in the SEC title game. He threw for 349 yards and four TDs, and was the team’s second-leading rusher as he continued his dominance.

Jalen Hurts, quarterback, Oklahoma

Hurts brings extensive experience to the lowest ranked team in the College Football Playoff. He went to the previous three consecutive CFP National Championship games with Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma for his final season.

J.K. Dobbins, running back, Ohio State

Dobbins has been a huge part of Ohio State’s offense this year – in key games this season against Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan, Dobbins ran for a combined 531 yards and eight touchdowns.

Isaiah Simmons, linebacker, Clemson

Winner of the 2019 Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker, Simmons is one of the main reasons why his team has one of the best defenses in the nation. He has racked up and impressive 93 tackles, seven sacks, a fumble and two interceptions so far this season.

ESPN Films

All ESPN Player subscriptions include access to the ESPN Films catalogue of sports documentaries, including many from the critically acclaimed 30 For 30 series. It includes movies telling some of the most intriguing, controversial and unbelievable stories in the history of NCAA football, such as Catholics vs Convicts on one of the greatest college games ever between Notre Dame and Miami, and Roll Tide/War Eagle, which chronicles the epic rivalry between Alabama and Auburn.

Oliver Clarke

Ollie first joined ESPN in 2016 from the University of Birmingham. Ollie looks after all things direct-to-consumer in EMEA. This includes, but not limited to, customer acquisition and retention, programming, customer life cycle management and communications.
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