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.).
|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|