ESPN Radio’s 2016-17 Regular College Football Schedule Kicks off with Two Top-25 Matchups

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ESPN Radio’s 2016-17 Regular College Football Schedule Kicks off with Two Top-25 Matchups

ESPN Radio will kick off its 2016-17 regular season college football schedule with a doubleheader featuring four ranked teams* on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning with No. 18 Georgia vs. No. 22 North Carolina in Atlanta at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the defending national champions and No. 1-ranked Alabama vs. No. 20 USC in Arlington, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. The 24-game schedule includes seven select Thursday and Friday nights, and will culminate with the Pac-12 and ACC Championships on December 2 and 3, respectively. Play-by-play commentator Bill Rosinski, analyst David Norrie and reporter Ian Fitzsimmons will team as the primary ESPN Radio commentating team this season.

The full slate of games includes 18 teams in the AP’s pre-season poll and will showcase each of the teams in the Top 10. Defending National Champion Alabama will play twice in the schedule, with multiple games for No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 LSU, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 14 Washington, No. 18 Georgia, No. 20 USC, No. 22 North Carolina and No. 25 Florida. Marquee matchups will include:

  • Monday, Sept. 5 – No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss;
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 – No. 11 Ole Miss at No. 5 LSU;
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 – No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU;

All regular-season and championship games will be available on ESPN Radio stations and via the ESPN App,, SiriusXM, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

ESPN Radio’s College GameDay and Fall Football Tour

ESPN Radio’s College GameDay — hosted by Doug Kezirian, Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich, with Maria Taylor, Joey Galloway, Andrea Adelson and Heather Dinich as weekly contributors – returns this season with eight on-site broadcasts, with the first airing live from Arlington, Texas, in advance of the Alabama-USC game. ESPN Radio’s College GameDay airs Saturdays, noon – 7 p.m.

In addition, ESPN Radio’s Fall Football Tour will feature three dates with Russillo & Kanell broadcasting live and kicking off from Madison, Wis., on Friday, Oct. 14, in advance of the Ohio State @ Wisconsin game. The show will also feature a return to Tallahassee, Fla., for former Florida State quarterback Kanell on Friday, Oct. 28, for Clemson at Florida State. Russillo & Kanell will also pay a special visit to Baton Rouge, La., on Friday, Nov. 4, in advance of Alabama at LSU. Russillo & Kanell is hosted by Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell, and airs weekdays from 1 – 4 p.m.


*All rankings are from the AP’s pre-season poll
**Note:  Times reflect start of coverage window

Date Time (ET) Game
Sat, Sep 3 4:30 p.m. No. 18 Georgia vs. No. 22 North Carolina (in Atlanta)
Marc Kestecher & Tom Ramsey
  7:30 p.m. No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 20 USC (in Arlington, Texas)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
Mon, Sep 5 7 p.m. No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss (in Orlando)
Rosinski, Norrie & Fitzsimmons
Sat, Sep 10 2:30 p.m. Kentucky @ No. 25 Florida
Rosinski, Norrie & Fitzsimmons
Sat, Sep 17 11 a.m. No. 4 Florida State @ No. 19 Louisville
Rosinski, Norrie & Fitzsimmons
Thu, Sep 22 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Clemson @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 24 TBD No. 18 Georgia @ No. 11 Ole Miss
Fri, Sep 30 8 p.m. No. 8 Stanford @ No. 14 Washington
Sat, Oct 1 TBD No. 9 Tennessee @ No. 18 Georgia
Sat, Oct 8 TBD Colorado @ No. 20 USC
Sat, Oct 15 TBD Kansas State @ No. 3 Oklahoma
Sat, Oct 22 TBD No. 11 Ole Miss @ No. 5 LSU
Thu, Oct 27 9:30 p.m. California @ No. 20 USC
Sat, Oct 29 TBD No. 18 Georgia @ No. 25 Florida
Sat, Nov 5 TBD No. 1 Alabama @ No. 5 LSU
Thu, Nov 10 6:30 p.m. No. 22 North Carolina @ Duke
Sat, Nov 12 TBD No. 20 USC @ No. 14 Washington
  TBD No. 11 Ole Miss @ Texas A&M
Thu, Nov 17 7 p.m. No. 19 Louisville @ No. 15 Houston
Sat, Nov 19 TBD No. 3 Oklahoma @ West Virginia
  TBD Arkansas @ Mississippi State
Fri, Nov 25 TBD NC State @ No. 22 North Carolina
Sat, Nov 26 TBD No. 7 Michigan @ No. 6 Ohio State
  TBD No. 10 Notre Dame @ No. 20 USC
Fri, Dec 2 TBD Pac 12 Championship Game
Sat, Dec 3 TBD ACC Championship Game

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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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