2010 College Football Season Kicks off Thursday

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2010 College Football Season Kicks off Thursday

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Florida_football_DempsFirst Week of Season Includes 31 Games in Five Days, College GameDay from Atlanta 

ESPN will kick off the 2010 college football season with 31 games in five days across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio beginning Thursday, Sept. 2. ESPN’s opening weekend of action will conclude with a Labor Day doubleheader Monday, Sept. 6, highlighted by No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN 3D, ESPN’s newest outlet and the first 3D network to launch in the industry.

ESPN and ABC will each televise a matchup between ranked teams in prime time Saturday, Sept. 4: No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU in the Cowboys Classic from Arlington, Texas, at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN, and No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game from Atlanta at 8 p.m. on Saturday Night Football on ABC.

 Other ranked teams in action include:

  • No. 4 Florida against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon on ESPN and ESPN3.com;
  • No. 5 Texas at Rice on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com
  • No. 13 Miami against Florida A&M on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3.com;
  • No. 14 USC at Hawaii on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 11 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com;
  • No. 16 Georgia Tech against South Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.com;
  • No. 20 Florida State against Samford on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon on ESPNU.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – expanded to three hours and now beginning on ESPNU at 9 a.m. and continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m. every Saturday – will open the season Sept. 4 live from Atlanta. Erin Andrews will anchor several segments of the first hour on ESPNU and contribute reports, interviews and features during the ESPN portion of the two-time Emmy Award-winning program. Chris Fowler will return as show host with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. College GameDay is entering its 24th season and 18th consecutive year of originating from the site of one of the day’s best games or a game with the most compelling storyline.

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN Radio College Football Schedule

Note: All ABC split national, ESPN and ESPN2 games will be simulcast on ESPN3.com

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 2 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Wake Forest
Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn
ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Southern Miss at South Carolina
Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Florida A&M at No. 13 Miami
Dave Weekley & Jeremy Bloom
ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Norfolk State at Rutgers
Dave Popkin & Drew Henson
ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Middle Tennessee
Anish Shroff & Jay Walker
ESPNU
  11 p.m. No. 14 USC at Hawaii
Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Shelley Smith
ESPN / ESPN3.com
Fri, Sep 3 5 p.m. Villanova at Temple
Scott Graham & Rene Ingoglia
ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Arizona at Toledo
Joe Tessitore & Rod Gilmore
ESPN / ESPN3.com
Sat, Sep 4 Noon Miami (OH) at No. 4 Florida
Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman, Bob Griese & Quint Kessenich
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  Noon Western Michigan at Michigan State
Bob Wischusen & Brian Griese
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  Noon Samford at No. 20 Florida State
Rob Stone & David Pollack
ESPNU
  1 p.m. South Carolina State at No. 16 Georgia Tech
Trey Bender & Jay Taylor
ESPN3.com
  1 p.m. Weber State at Boston College
Dave Popkin & Curt Warner
ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. Connecticut at Michigan **
Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox
ABC and ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
    UCLA at Kansas State **
Carter Blackburn, Mike Bellotti & Brock Huard
ABC and ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
    Kentucky at Louisville
Dave Lamont & JC Pearson
ABC
  3:30 p.m. No. 5 Texas at Rice
Ron Franklin & Ed Cunningham
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. North Texas at Clemson
Pam Ward & Danny Kanell
ESPNU
  6 p.m. Western Carolina at N.C. State
Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn
ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Richmond at Virginia
Jim Barbar & John Gregory
ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Syracuse at Akron
Michael Reghi & TBA
ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State
Clay Matvick & Herm Edwards
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Elon at Duke
Dave Weekley & Derek Rackley
ESPN3.com
  7:45 p.m. Cowboys Classic: No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU (from Arlington)
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina (from Atlanta)
ABC: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ABC / ESPN Radio
  10 p.m. Cincinnati at Fresno State
Beth Mowins & Trent Dilfer
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Sep 5 Noon 2010 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney: Southern vs. Delaware State
Charles Neal & Jay Walker
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. Tulsa at East Carolina
Mike Gleason & John Congemi
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. SMU at Texas Tech
Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Holly Rowe
ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Sep 6 4 p.m. Navy vs. Maryland (from Baltimore)
Mike Patrick, Craig James & Quint Kessenich
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech (from Landover, Md.)
ESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ESPN 3D: Joe Tessitore, Tim Brown & Ray Bentley
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN Radio / ESPN 3D

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