College GameDay from Wrigley Field for Illinois vs. Northwestern

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College GameDay from Wrigley Field for Illinois vs. Northwestern

 

College_GameDay_webFowler, Herbstreit, Howard and Andrews to Work ESPNU Thursday Night Telecast

On Saturday, Nov. 20, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot — beginning on ESPNU at 9 a.m. and continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m. every Saturday and simulcast on ESPN Radio — will originate from Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs and site of the neutral site showdown between Big Ten rivals Illinois and Northwestern. ESPNU will televise the game at 3:30 p.m., the first college football game played at Wrigley Field since 1938.

Chris Fowler hosts the Emmy Award-winning program with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. Erin Andrews anchors several segments of the first hour on ESPNU and contributes reports, interviews and features during the ESPN portion.

Fowler, Herbstreit, Howard and Andrews will call ESPNU’s telecast of Georgia State at Alabama on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.  Georgia State head coach Bill Curry led Alabama from 1987-89 and is a former ESPN analyst.

 This week’s schedule will include undefeated No. 4 Boise State against WAC rival Fresno State Friday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Highlights for Saturday, Nov. 20:

  • Telecasts of two one-loss Big Ten teams in the BCS top 10: No. 7 Wisconsin at Michigan at noon on ESPN and No. 9 Ohio State at No. 20 Iowa at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
  • Saturday Night Football on ABC at 8 p.m. will feature one-loss No. 8 Nebraska at No. 19 Texas A&M at 8 p.m. The split national broadcast will include No. 25 Florida State at Maryland and USC at Oregon State.
  • ESPN will televise No. 16 Virginia Tech at No. 25 Miami in a showdown between ACC rivals at 3:30 p.m.
  • ESPN’s game at 7 p.m. will pit ranked SEC teams: No. 18 Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi State.
Date Time (ET) Matchup Network(s)
Tue, Nov 16 8 p.m. Ohio at Temple
Beth Mowins & David Norrie
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Wed, Nov 17 6 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Akron
Dari Nowkah & Matt Stinchcomb
ESPNU
  8 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo
Dave Neal & Andre Ware
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Thu, Nov 18 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at No. 11 Alabama
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard & Erin Andrews
ESPNU
  8 p.m. UCLA at Washington
ESPN: Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN / ESPN3.com / ESPN Radio
Fri, Nov 19 9 p.m. Fresno State at No. 4 Boise State
ESPN: Joe Tessitore & Rod Gilmore
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Nov 20 Noon No. 7 Wisconsin at Michigan
Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  Noon Pittsburgh at South Florida
Bob Wischuse & Brian Griese
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  Noon Virginia at Boston College
Rob Stone & David Pollack
ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech
Doug Bell & Warrick Dunn
ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest
Ryan Rose & John Gregory
ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. Florida Classic: Bethune Cookman vs. Florida A&M (from Orlando)
Dave Lamont, JC Pearson & Charlie Neal
ESPN Classic / ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State at No. 20 Iowa
Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
ABC
  3:30 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech at No. 24 Miami
Pam Ward, Danny Kanell & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  3:30 p.m. Allstate Wrigleyville Classic: Illinois vs. Northwestern (from Chicago)
Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Erin Andrews
ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 18 Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Connecticut at Syracuse
Clay Matvick & Herm Edwards
ESPNU
  8 p.m. No. 8 Nebraska at No. 19 Texas A&M
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ABC / ESPN3.com
    No. 25 Florida State at Maryland
Mike Patrick & Craig James
ABC / ESPN3.com
    USC at Oregon State
Mark Neely, Brock Huard & Mike Bellotti
ABC / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma at Baylor
ESPN2: Ron Franklin & Ed Cunningham
ESPN Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN2 / ESPN3.com / ESPN Radio

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