College GameDay, This Week's Game Schedule & the Story of Ole Miss and Admiral Ackbar

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College GameDay, This Week's Game Schedule & the Story of Ole Miss and Admiral Ackbar

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2010_College_GameDay_logoCollege GameDay Live from Penn State at No. 1 Alabama beginning at 9 a.m. ET
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 originate live from Tuscaloosa, Ala. this Saturday, site of Penn State at No. 1 Alabama (televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.). Chris Fowler will return as show host with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. 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.

College Football: No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama, No. 12 Miami at No. 2 Ohio State and No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma Highlight Week Two Lineup
ESPN’s college football schedule for this week will feature 16 teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, highlighted by four matchups between ranked teams: No. 12 Miami at No. 2 Ohio State, No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama, No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 22 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina. Additional ranked teams in action include:

No. 7 Oregon (at Tennessee), No. 9 Iowa (against Iowa State), No. 11 Wisconsin (against San Jose State), No. 13 Virginia Tech (against James Madison), No. 19 LSU (at Vanderbilt), No. 21 Auburn (at Mississippi State), No. 23 West Virginia (at Marshall) and No. 25 Stanford (at UCLA).

Thu, Sep 9 7 p.m. Central Michigan at Temple
Anish Shroff & Jay Walker
  7:30 p.m. No. 21 Auburn at Mississippi State
Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
Fri, Sep 10 7 p.m. No. 23 West Virginia at Marshall
Joe Tessitore & Rod Gilmore
  10:15 p.m. UTEP at Houston
Beth Mowins & JC Pearson
Sat, Sep 11 Noon San Jose State at No. 11 Wisconsin
TV: Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman & Bob Griese
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad 
ESPN / / ESPN Radio
  Noon No. 22 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina
Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Quint Kessenich
  Noon Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic (from Detroit)
Rob Stone & David Pollack
  1 p.m. New Hampshire at Pittsburgh
Jim Barbar & Jerod Cherry
  1:30 p.m. James Madison at No. 13 Virginia Tech
Dave Weekley & Drew Henson
  3:30 p.m. No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma **
Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Jeannine Edwards
ABC and ESPN2 /
    Iowa State at No. 9 Iowa **
Ron Franklin & Ed Cunningham
ABC and ESPN2 /
  3:30 p.m. Kent State at Boston College
Pam Ward & Danny Kanell
  3:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Clemson
Trey Bender & Jeremy Bloom
  3:40 p.m. No. 12 Miami at No. 2 Ohio State
ESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN 3D: Joe Tessitore, Tim Brown & Ray Bentley
  6 p.m. Morgan State at Maryland
Matt Sweirad & Warrick Dunn
  7 p.m. No. 18 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews
  7 p.m. No. 7 Oregon at Tennessee
Mike Patrick, Craig James & Shelley Smith
  7 p.m. No. 19 LSU at Vanderbilt
Clay Matvick, Herm Edwards & Jessica Mendoza
  9 p.m. Mississippi at Tulane
Bob Wischusen & Brian Griese
ESPN Classic *** /
  10:30 p.m. No. 25 Stanford at UCLA
Carter Blackburn, Mike Bellotti & Brock Huard
  10:30 p.m. Colorado State at Nevada
Todd Harris & David Diaz-Infante

** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize the game to ABC markets not receiving
*** Game will move to ESPN2 at the conclusion of the Oregon at Tennessee telecast

ESPN Commercial Features True Story of Ole Miss and Admiral Ackbar of Rebel Alliance
A short time ago, in a land not so far away, the Ole Miss Rebels faced the tall task of selecting a new on-field mascot. A group of industrious and passionate students nominated and campaigned for Admiral Ackbar – the decorated commander of the Rebel Alliance fleet from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. In the latest spot from ESPN’s brand campaign, “It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports,” ESPN takes a closer look at this unique and true story.

In addition to 30- and 60-second TV spots, ESPN has created a four-minute, in-depth video. The TV spot debuted during the Boise State vs. Virginia Tech game Sept. 6, and the longer version will be available via ESPN’s YouTube channel. The commercial will receive support through promotional banners on that will lead fans to the long-form video. Watch the video here.

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