ESPN Selects Additional College Football Games for First Three Weeks of 2010 Season including Teams from the SEC, ACC and BIG EAST

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ESPN Selects Additional College Football Games for First Three Weeks of 2010 Season including Teams from the SEC, ACC and BIG EAST

Schedule Features 16 Exclusive Games on ESPN3.com

ESPN has selected 30 college football games for coverage across ESPN’s platforms during the first three weeks of the 2010 season. The games – featuring top teams the Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Western Athletic Conference and more – are in addition to previously announced telecasts.

The first three weeks of the season includes 16 games exclusively on ESPN3.com with 15 of them involving a team from the ACC or BIG EAST. In addition, ESPN3.com will also simulcast every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast.

Schedule highlights include:

  • Five of the seven matchups involving the SEC will feature at least one team ranked in an ESPN.com early pre-season Top 25 poll.
    • Two appearances by defending national champion No. 1 Alabama: against No. 19 Penn State a Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and Saturday, Sept. 18, at Duke at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
    • No. 8 Florida against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon on ESPN.
    • A matchup of ranked teams features No. 14 Arkansas at No. 20 Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 18, at noon on ESPN or ESPN2.
    • A showdown of new head coaches pits Kentucky, led by former Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips, at intra-state rival Louisville, led by former Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
  • The schedule will feature 18 games involving a team from the ACC, highlighted by four teams from the conference ranked the ESPN.com poll. ESPN3.com will offer  
    • Two ESPNU telecasts featuring No. 16 Florida State, including the debut of new head coach Jimbo Fisher when the Seminoles host Samford Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon, and against BYU on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m.
    • Three ranked teams on ESPN3.com including No. 5 Virginia Tech twice (against James Madison Saturday, Sept. 11 and against East Carolina Saturday, Sept. 18, both at 1:30 p.m.), No. 19 Miami (against Florida A&M Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m.) and No. 22 Georgia Tech (against South Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m.).
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 2 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Wake Forest ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Florida A&M at No. 19 Miami ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Norfolk State at Rutgers ESPN3.com
Sat, Sep 4 Noon Miami (OH) at No. 8 Florida ESPN
  Noon Samford at No. 16 Florida State ESPNU
  1 p.m. South Carolina State at No. 22 Georgia Tech ESPN3.com
  1 p.m. Weber State at Boston College ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Louisville ABC
  3:30 p.m. North Texas at Clemson ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Western Carolina at N.C. State ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Richmond at Virginia ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Syracuse at Akron ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Elon at Duke ESPN3.com
Sat, Sep 11 Noon No. 20 Georgia at South Carolina ESPN or ESPN2
  Noon Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic (from Detroit) ESPNU
  1 p.m. New Hampshire at No. 13 Pittsburgh ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. James Madison at No. 5 Virginia Tech ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. Kent State at Boston College ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Clemson ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Morgan State at Maryland ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. No. 23 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama ESPN
  10:30 p.m. Colorado State at Nevada ESPNU
Sat, Sep 18 Noon No. 14 Arkansas at No. 20 Georgia ESPN or ESPN2
  Noon Maryland at West Virginia ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. East Carolina at No. 5 Virginia Tech ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Duke ABC
  3:30 p.m. BYU at No. 16 Florida State ESPNU
  7 p.m. Clemson at Auburn ESPN
  7 p.m. Navy at Louisiana Tech ESPN3.com
  10:30 p.m. UNLV at Idaho ESPNU

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