ESPN’s 2016 College Football Coverage Ramps Up with Conference Media Days

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ESPN’s 2016 College Football Coverage Ramps Up with Conference Media Days

  • College Football Live Returns
  • ESPNU Provides 30 Hours of Coverage over 15 Days; SEC Network Live from SEC Media Days
  • ESPN3 with Coverage of the American, Conference USA, Mid-American and Mountain West; Four Additional FCS Conferences

ESPN ramps up its 2016 college football coverage with comprehensive coverage of 14 conference media days across ESPN, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN3 and beginning on Monday, July 11, and continuing into August.

College Football Live
College Football Live – ESPN’s daily college football news and information show – will return on Monday, July 11, and continue each weekday throughout the season, airing regularly from 1:30-2 p.m. ET on ESPN.

During the show’s first week this season, Joe Tessitore will anchor and be joined by college football analysts Joey Galloway and Paul Finebaum with Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Marcus Spears each making appearances from Hoover, Ala., the site of SEC media days.

ESPNU Provides Extensive Media Day Coverage
ESPNU will offer 30 hours of college football conference media days coverage with 10 three-hour College Football Media Days specials over 15 days beginning with the SEC (July 11-14) and continuing with the Pac-12 (July 14), Big 12 (July 18-19), ACC (July 21-22) and Big Ten (July 25-26). Each show will touch on the conference which is holding their media day on that day, while also focusing on the entire college football landscape.

Brendan Fitzgerald, Matt Schick and Anish Shroff will rotate as anchors and be joined primarily by college football analyst Tom Luginbill. Analysts Kevin Carter (July 14) and Charles Arbuckle (July 25) will also appear. Shroff and Luginbill will be onsite in Charlotte for the ACC media day shows.

A full schedule of ESPNU programming is below:

Date Time (ET) Conference 
Mon, July 11 3 p.m. SEC
Tue, July 12 1 p.m. SEC
Wed, July 13 1 p.m. SEC
Thu, July 14 1 p.m. SEC/Pac-12
Mon, July 18 1 p.m. Big 12
Tue, July 19 1 p.m. Big 12
Thu, July 21 1 p.m. ACC
Fri, July 22 1 p.m. ACC
Mon, July 25 1 p.m. Big Ten
Tue, July 26 1 p.m. Big Ten


SportsCenter will carry news and interviews from the media days of multiple conferences beginning with anchor Matt Barrie and reporter Marty Smith in Hoover, Ala. for shows from SEC media days.

SEC Network
SEC Network is live on site at SEC media days providing comprehensive television coverage all four-days of the event, for the second year. Full details were previously announced here.

While also offering additional coverage of ACC media days, ESPN3 will stream media day coverage from five FBS conferences:

Date Time (ET) Conference
Mon, July 25 2 p.m. Sun Belt
Mon, July 25
Tue, July 26
3 p.m.
10 a.m.
Conference USA
Tue, July 26
Wed, July 27
TBD Mountain West
Thu, July 28 Noon Mid-American
Tue, August 2 9 a.m. American

ESPN3 will also offer media coverage from four FCS conferences:

Date Time (ET) Conference
July 21 11 a.m. NEC
July 26 10 a.m. CAA
July 26 1:30 p.m. Big South
July 27 8 p.m. Southland

*Please note: Some of the ESPN3 productions are media day
recaps and preview shows of the upcoming season will report from various media days, providing daily news and analysis, while also capturing the fun and spontaneity of the annual events.  A list of each reporter on location:

Conference Reporters
SEC ·         Edward Aschoff

·         Greg Ostendorf

·         Alex Scarborough

·         Mark Schlabach

Pac 12 ·         Kyle Bonagura

·         Kevin Gemmell

·         Chantel Jennings

·         David Lombardi

·         Chris Low

·         Ted Miller

Big 12 ·         Max Olson

·         Mitch Sherman

·         Jake Trotter

ACC ·         Andrea Adelson

·         Matt Fortuna

·         David Hale

·         Jared Shanker

Big Ten ·         Brian Bennett

·         Josh Moyer

·         Dan Murphy

·         Adam Rittenberg

·         Jesse Temple

·         Austin Ward

American ·         Ivan Maisel


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner



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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