ESPN Radio to Showcase 30 Postseason College Bowls including Inaugural College Football Playoff

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ESPN Radio to Showcase 30 Postseason College Bowls including Inaugural College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff National Championship Game Airs January 12, Preceded by 24 Hours of Live Preview Coverage

ESPN Radio’s season-long coverage of the 2014 college football campaign will culminate with a 30-game postseason bowl schedule, including all matchups from the inaugural College Football Playoff, capped by the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T on Monday, Jan. 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET.  Veteran play-by-play voice Mike Tirico will call the much-anticipated inaugural final alongside analyst Todd Blackledge, with reporters Holly Rowe and Joe Schad.

ESPN Radio will also broadcast each of the “New Year’s Six” bowls featuring the College Football Playoff Semifinals and four additional premier games, starting Wednesday, Dec. 31, with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as No. 6 TCU faces No. 9 Ole Miss.  Dave Neal and Andre Ware will describe the action with reporter Laura Rutledge.  The College Football Playoff Semifinals will include the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual (No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State) on December 31, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl (No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State) on Thursday, Jan. 1.

Additional schedule highlights:

  • ESPN Radio’s lead college football commentating team of Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Joe Schad will call six bowl games, including the Capital One Orange Bowl (December 31) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Semifinal, adding to their 22 regular season games (out of 30);
  • This year’s schedule includes four more bowls than last season;
  • Four games on the first day of the postseason, Saturday, Dec. 20: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (11 a.m.); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2:20 p.m.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:45 p.m.) and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (9:15 p.m.).

College Football Playoff National Championship Coverage

ESPN Radio will have comprehensive coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, including 48 hours of onsite programming from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Jan. 9, with live editions each day of Mike & Mike (6 – 10 a.m.), The Herd with Colin Cowherd (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and SVP & Russillo (1 – 4 p.m.).  The shows will also be live onsite Monday, Jan. 12.

In addition, ESPN Radio will have a full 24 hours of live Championship previews Sunday, Jan. 11, through Monday, leading off with Ian Fitzsimmons (4 – 7 p.m.), including the three-hour College Football Playoff Preview show hosted by Kevin Winter on early morning Monday.

ESPN Radio’s weekly college football preview show, College GameDay, will be live from Fort Worth from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday and lead into pregame coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship, with the kick at 8:30 p.m.

All postseason college football games, including the College Football Playoff be available on ESPN Radio, the ESPN Radio app, the SportsCenter App, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

ESPN Radio College Football Playoff & New Year’s Six Game and Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET)** Game
Wed, Dec 31 12:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
  4 p.m. VIZIO Fiesta Bowl: No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 Arizona
Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
  8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
Thu, Jan 1 6 a.m. College GameDay Special Edition (from New Orleans)
  10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd (from Pasadena)
  12:30 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor
Brad Sham, Kelly Stouffer & Ian Fitzsimmons
  5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
  8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
Wed, Jan 7 – Fri, Jan 9 6 a.m. Mike & Mike (from Fort Worth)
  10 a.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd (from Fort Worth)
  1 p.m. SVP & Russillo (from Fort Worth)
Sun, Jan 11 Midnight SportsCenter AllNight
  7 a.m. Ian O’Connor
  9 a.m. Lupica (from Fort Worth)
  11 a.m. Countdown to Kickoff
  1 p.m. Barrie & Matich
  4 p.m. Ian Fitzsimmons
  7 p.m. The V Show with Bob Valvano
  10 p.m. The Freddie Coleman Show
Mon, Jan 12 1 a.m. SportsCenter AllNight with Jay Reynolds
  3 a.m. College Football Playoff Preview
  6 a.m. Mike & Mike (from Fort Worth)
  10 a.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd (from Fort Worth)
  1 p.m. SVP & Russillo (from Fort Worth)
  4 p.m. College GameDay (from Fort Worth)
  7 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T:
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Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad
Tue, Jan 13 1 a.m. The Freddie Coleman Show
  4 a.m. SportsCenter AllNight
  6 a.m. Mike & Mike
  10 a.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd
  1 p.m. SVP & Russillo (from Fort Worth)
  4 p.m. The Dan Le Batard Show
  7 p.m. Sedano & Stink
  10 p.m. The Freddie Coleman Show

**Time indicates beginning of coverage window

Additional Postseason Games Schedule

Date Time (ET)** Game
Sat, Dec 20 11 a.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
  2:20 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs. UTEP
Drew Goodman, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore
  5:45 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Air Force
Paul Loeffler Pat Hill & Marty Cesario
  9:15 p.m. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: South Alabama vs. Bowling Green
Jason Benetti, Rene Ingoglia & Niki Noto
Tue, Dec 23 6 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
Marc Kestecher, John Congemi & Ian Fitzsimmons
  9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
Wed, Dec 24 Noon Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
John Brickley & Pete Najerian
  8 p.m. Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice
Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich
Fri, Dec 26 8 p.m. Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: NC State vs. UCF
Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Jack Arute
Sat, Dec 27 1 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Eamon McAnaney & Jay Walker
  4:30 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Penn State
Kevin Winter, Jack Ford & CJ Papa
  8 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. USC
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
Mon, Dec 29 2 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M vs. West Virginia
Mark Neely & Ray Bentley
  5:30 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Clemson
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
  9 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. Texas
Adam Amin, John Congemi & Kayce Smith
Tue, Dec 30 3 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU
Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Dawn Davenport
  6:30 p.m. Belk Bowl: Georgia vs. Louisville
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Dari Nowkhah
  10 p.m. Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland vs. Stanford
Roxy Bernstein, Tom Ramsey & Dave Shore
Thu, Jan 1 1 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Missouri vs. Cincinnati
Dave Lamont, Tom Ramsey & Kayce Smith
Fri, Jan 2 3:20 p.m. TaxSlayer.com Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee
Adam Amin, John Congemi & Dawn Davenport
  6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA
Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen & Quint Kessenich
  10:15 p.m. TicketCity Cactus Bowl: Washington vs. Oklahoma State
Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante & Dave Shore
Sat, Jan 3 1 p.m. Birmingham Bowl: East Carolina vs. Florida
Clay Matvick, Greg McElroy & Ian Fitzsimmons

**Time indicates beginning of coverage window

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Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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