ESPN College Football Week 12 – TV Schedule, College GameDay, and More

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ESPN College Football Week 12 – TV Schedule, College GameDay, and More

ESPN College Football Week 12 – TV Schedule, College GameDay, and More

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Top 10 Teams and Marquee Matchups from ACC, Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12 and More
Note: Release includes College Football Playoff Rankings released on November 4
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ESPN’s college football game telecast schedule for Saturday, Nov. 15, will be highlighted by multiple teams in the top 10 of the November 4 College Football Playoff rankings and marquee matchups involving the ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12.

  • An ABC tripleheader will kickoff at noon with one-loss No. 14 Ohio State, undefeated in conference play, at Minnesota at noon followed by one-loss No. 15 Nebraska at No. 25 Wisconsin in a Big Ten West Division showdown at 3:30 p.m. The Saturday Night Football telecast will pit undefeated No. 2 Florida State at ACC rival Miami (Fla.) at 8 p.m.
  • ESPN will televise four games with at least one ranked team in each, highlighted by a prime time doubleheader matching No. 3 Auburn at SEC foe No. 20 Georgia at 7:15 p.m. and one-loss No. 9 Arizona State at Oregon State at 10:45 p.m. ESPN will kick off the day at noon with No. 21 Clemson at No. 24 Georgia Tech followed by No. 15 Oklahoma at Texas Tech at 3:30 p.m.
  • ESPN Radio will broadcast undefeated No. 1 Mississippi State at SEC West Division rival No. 5 Alabama at 3:30 p.m. and No. 2 Florida State at Miami (Fla.) at 8 p.m.

Full Schedule: http://es.pn/1yruVEJ

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Auburn at Alabama “Iron Bowl” Highlights ESPN’s Remaining SEC Schedule
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ESPN’s remaining 2014 regular-season SEC game schedule – games on November 22, 27 and 29 – will be highlighted by a prime time telecast of No. 3 Auburn at No. 5 Alabama in the 79th Iron Bowl. ESPN will televise the in-state showdown – widely considered one of the most competitive and best rivalries in sports – on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7:45 p.m. ET. SEC Network will also offer a live alternate presentation to ESPN’s coverage with specific details to be finalized.

Last season’s matchup featured No. 4 Auburn, with a 10-1 record, defeating an undefeated No. 1 Alabama on the final play of the game, giving Auburn a berth in the SEC Championship Game and ending Alabama’s quest for a third consecutive national title.

This will mark the first time ESPN has televised the Iron Bowl since a prime time telecast on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, a 17-10 Auburn victory.

Full Release:  http://es.pn/145ffOG

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ESPN’s College GameDay Heads to T-Town
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ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – will make its ninth visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., ahead of the SEC West showdown between AP-ranked No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 5 Alabama. The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m.- noon ET) will originate from outside Bryant-Denny Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama.

Hosted by Chris Fowler, the GameDay team consists of analysts Lee CorsoKirk HerbstreitDesmond Howard and David Pollack with reporting by Samantha Ponder,Tom RinaldiScott Van Pelt, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski.

College GameDay Nuggets:

  • Alabama is 2-6 the previous eight times College GameDay has visited. Lee Corso is 5-3 in headgear picks in Tuscaloosa, including a perfect 3-0 when picking against Alabama.
  • Each of the six losses for Alabama in Tuscaloosa with College GameDay in town has been by seven points or fewer (six by FG or less) – the six combined by a total of 21 points. Both of Alabama’s wins have been by exactly 21 points.
  • Lee Corso has picked Alabama to win more times (20) than any other team in headgear games. But the last two times he has picked them – at Ole Miss and at Auburn – Alabama lost. Alabama is 13-7 when Corso picks them to win. Corso has picked against the Crimson Tide seven times and been correct three times. The last two times Lee picked against the Crimson Tide, Alabama won the game.
  • This is the 31st time College GameDay has been at the site of an Alabama game. The Tide is 19-11 with the show in town.
  • Mississippi State has been involved in just one College GameDay appearance – its 38-23 win over Auburn on October 11th. Lee correctly picked the Bulldogs that day.

Full Release:   http://es.pn/1ugivjE

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SEC Network: SEC Nation Live Saturday from Texas A&M; Tripleheader Schedule
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SEC Network heads into Week 12 of the 2014 college football season with a tripleheader of Southeastern Conference football games and SEC Nation’s first trip to College Station, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 15.

After upsetting No. 3 Auburn* this past weekend, SEC Network’s traveling pregame show will air live from 10 – noon in Spence Park on the Texas A&M campus. Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, host Joe Tessitore and reporter Kaylee Hartung will preview the day of SEC games and bring the sights and sounds of the Aggie’s tailgating scene prior to the Missouri at Texas A&M matchup, which also airs on SEC Network.

SEC Nation will be followed by a tripleheader of football matchups that includes:

 Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators
Sat, Nov. 15 noon South Carolina at Florida
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
4 p.m. Kentucky at Tennessee
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
7:30 p.m. Missouri at Texas A&M
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor

*CFB Playoff Rankings as of Nov. 4

Full Release:   http://es.pn/10SdeTY

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ESPN Radio: No. 1 Mississippi State visits No. 5 Alabama, College GameDay from Tuscaloosa
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 Tuscaloosa, Ala., takes center stage as ESPN Radio heads to the campus of the University of Alabama for ESPN Radio’s College GameDay, on Saturday, Nov. 15, broadcasting live from noon- 7 p.m. with host Matt Barrie and analysts Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich.  Later that afternoon, Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Joe Schad will call the action from No. 1 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 Alabama, airing at 3 p.m. on ESPN Radio, followed by, No. 2 Florida State hosting Miami at 7 p.m.

Full Release: http://es.pn/1zfErMk

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ESPNU: No. 1 Dual-Threat QB to Declare College Destination Live on Thursday
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ESPNU will televise the college announcements of the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback (junior class)  on Thursday, Nov. 13. Quarterback Malik Henry, No. 2 in the ESPN Junior 300, will announce his decision at 3:30 p.m. ET on College Football Daily (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) The California native is expected to decide between Florida State, Notre Dame, and UCLA. Recruiting analysts Craig Haubert and Gerry Hamilton will be in-studio as part of the announcement.

Full Release: http://es.pn/1xmWJeh
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ESPNU Road Trip Filmed at the “Biggest Little Game” Rivalry
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ESPNU Road Trip (Wednesday, Nov 12, at 5 p.m.) traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts this past weekend, the site of the 129th meeting between Williams College and Amherst College in the “Biggest Little Game”.

Highlights include:

  • Esteemed Alums: Hosts Jordan Eichenblatt and Rayven Tirado speak with Amherst College alums Ben Cherington (Boston Red Sox general manager), Dan Duquette, (Baltimore Orioles general manager) and Neal Huntington (Pittsburgh Pirates general manager).
  • All-Access: ESPNU Road Trip tours the campus with Amherst College President Biddy Martin and visits with current players on the Lord Jeff’s: Kicker Phillip Nwosu, and linebacker Chris Tamasi
  • Hometown Hero: Amherst’s offensive lineman Sam Hart grew up in Amherst. Hear from him what it is like to participate in the historic rivalry
  • Hot Cheese Up Front: Go inside Amherst’s famous pizza joint, Antonio’s, which has over 50 varieties of pizza and over 70 toppings
  • Biggest Little Game: Be on the sidelines as Williams College and Amherst College battle for the 129th time on the gridiron

Full Release: http://es.pn/1AWCY1V

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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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