BCS Countdown Begins with Preview Show Sunday

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BCS Countdown Begins with Preview Show Sunday

ESPN’s weekly BCS discussion and analysis show will begin Sunday, Oct. 7, a week before the first BCS Standings are released Sunday, Oct. 14. Hosted by Rece Davis, BCS Countdown will air weekly at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN and 9 p.m. on ESPNU with a variety of analysts, including Jesse Palmer and David Pollack in studio and Kirk Herbstreit via satellite.

Weekly Highlights:

  • Breakdown each team’s position and the analysts own selections
  • Focus on which teams which have the toughest road to the Discover BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio)
  • Emphasis on which teams have the best opportunity to move up in standings
  • Debate on the BCS Standings and analysis of the top team’s resumes
  • Possible interviews with coaches positioned in the BCS Standings

The nine-week show will conclude on the final weekend of the regular season, Sunday, Dec. 2, with The Discover Card BCS Selection Show at 8:30 p.m., followed by the College Football Bowl Selection Special Presented by Chevrolet at 9 p.m.



Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.