ESPN Radio Announces Extensive 2019-20 College Football & NFL Coverage Plans

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ESPN Radio Announces Extensive 2019-20 College Football & NFL Coverage Plans

27-Game College Football Schedule Kicks Off Saturday with No. 8 Florida vs. Miami

Sunday NFL Doubleheaders Begin on ESPN Radio Sep. 8 with Chiefs-Jaguars, Bengals-Seahawks

Signature Morning Show Golic and Wingo’s Five-Stop Fall Football Tour Returns Next Month

ESPN Radio is once again gearing up for the college football and NFL regular season kickoffs with an extensive coverage plan across live games, marquee studio shows, on-site activations, fan promotions and much more.

College Football

ESPN Radio’s college football game schedule kicks off this weekend with ESPN’s Week 0 television matchup – the Camping World Kickoff featuring No. 8 Florida vs. Miami, in Orlando. The schedule continues with a Week 1 doubleheader featuring three top 25 teams. First, Duke and No 2. Alabama meet in Atlanta, Ga., in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, immediately followed by No. 16 Auburn taking on No. 11 Oregon in Arlington, Tx. The 27-game schedule culminates with three conference championships – Pac-12 (Dec. 6) and Big 12 and ACC (Dec. 7).

ESPN Radio’s new primary college football commentator team for this season will be led by play-by-play voice Sean Kelley alongside analyst Barrett Jones and sideline reporter Ian Fitzsimmons. The lineup will also feature other veteran college football commentators during the season.

Throughout the season ESPN Radio will also be commemorating the 150th anniversary of college football as part of ESPN’s multiplatform CFB150 initiative. Florida vs. Miami will mark the network’s first CFB150 Showcase Game of the Week. ESPN Radio’s College Football Playoff coverage plans will be announced later this season. Commentator pairings for the remaining games can be found here as the season progresses.

CFB on ESPN Radio schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Sat, Aug 24 6 p.m. No. 8 Florida vs. Miami (In Orlando, Fla.)

Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons

Sat, Aug 31 2:30 p.m. Duke vs. No. 2 Alabama (Atlanta, Ga.)

Marc Kestecher, Tom Ramsey, Ben Hartstock

No. 16 Auburn vs. No. 11 Oregon (Arlington, Tx.)

Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons

Sat, Sep 7 9:30 p.m. No. 25 Stanford at USC
Sat, Sep 14 6:30 p.m. No. 1 Clemson at No. 22 Syracuse
Fri, Sep 20 8:30 p.m. No. 14 Utah at USC
Sat, Sep 21 TBD Tennessee at No. 8 Florida
Sat, Sep 28 TBD Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama
Sat, Oct 5 6:30 p.m. No. 18 Michigan State at No. 5 Ohio State
Sat, Oct 12 TBD No. 8 Florida at No. 6 LSU
Sat, Oct 19 TBD No. 11 Oregon at No. 13 Washington
Sat, Oct 26 TBD No. 16 Auburn at No. 6 LSU
Thu, Oct 31 7 p.m. West Virginia at Baylor
Sat, Nov 2 TBD No. 11 Oregon at USC
  TBD Miami at Florida State
Sat, Nov 9 TBD No. 21 Iowa State at No. 4 Oklahoma
  TBD Missouri at No. 3 Georgia
Sat, Nov 16 TBD No. 4 Oklahoma at Baylor
  TBD No. 8 Florida at Missouri
Sat, Nov 23 TBD No. 15 Penn State at No. 5 Ohio State
  TBD TCU at No. 4 Oklahoma
Fri, Nov 29 11:30 a.m. Texas Tech at No. 10 Texas
Sat, Nov 30 TBD No. 1 Clemson at South Carolina
  TBD No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 6 LSU
Fri, Dec 6 TBD Pac-12 Championship Game
Sat, Dec 7 TBD Big 12 Championship Game
TBD ACC Championship Game

*All times are ESPN Radio broadcast times and include pre-game coverage

**Subject to change


ESPN Radio’s NFL schedule through the beginning of October features a doubleheader broadcast with coverage starting at noon and 4 p.m. ET every Sunday beginning Sep. 8 as the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Kansas City Chiefs followed by the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Seattle Seahawks. The lineup also features the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots taking on the New York Jets on Sep. 22, preceded the previous week by a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the New Orleans Saints.

ESPN Radio’s commentator pairings, remaining schedule and NFL Playoffs coverage will be available here as the season progresses.

NFL on ESPN Radio schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Sun, Sep 8 12 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars

Marc Kestecher, TBD

  4 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks

Adam Amin, TBD

Sun, Sep 15 12 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
  4 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
Sun, Sep 22 12 p.m. New York Jets at New England Patriots
  4 p.m. Houston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers
Sun, Sep 29 12 p.m. Washington Redskins at New York Giants
  4 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos
Sun, Oct 6 12 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

*All times are ESPN Radio broadcast times and include pre-game coverage

**Subject to change

Studio Coverage

Each college football and NFL broadcast will be preceded by a 30-minute or one-hour pre-game show hosted by a rotating team of experts including Kevin Winter, John Brickley, Chris Villani and Jim Basquil.

ESPN Radio’s weekday studio programming will feature football analysts throughout the week to break down the trending topics and under-the-radar stories.

On the weekends, ESPN Radio will roll out an updated 2019 lineup with a focus on college football and NFL topics, featuring some of the most experienced and knowledgeable voices in the game to lead into the day’s matchups. The schedule will include ESPN Radio staples including the network’s own College GameDay with host Matt Schick alongside Trevor Matich and Brad Edwards. ESPN Radio’s College GameDay previews the Saturday ahead and provides updates on key scores and other need-to-know info throughout the day.

ESPN Radio weekend lineup

Date Time (ET) Show
Saturday 6-7 a.m. The Sporting Life

Jeremy Schaap

7-10 a.m. Dari & Mel

Dari Nowkhah, Mel Kiper Jr.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. College GameDay

Matt Schick, Trevor Matich, Brad Edwards

7-10 p.m. Dickerson & Hood

Jeff Dickerson, Jonathan Hood

10 p.m.-2 a.m. GameNight

Braden Gall, Tim Montemayor

Sunday 2-6 a.m. SportsCenter All Night
6-7 a.m. The Sporting Life

Jeremy Schaap

7-10 a.m. Best Week Ever

Peter Burns, Mark Tauscher

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Countdown to Kickoff

Matt Jones, Myron Medcalf, Geoff Schwartz

1-5 p.m. Operation Football

Randy Scott, Bobby Carpenter, Field Yates

5-10 p.m. Football Frenzy

Anthony Stalter, Mike Tannenbaum, Field Yates

10 p.m.-2 a.m. GameNight

John Lund, Larry Krueger


ESPN Radio Golic and Wingo’s Fall Football Tour

Beginning Friday, Sep. 13, ESPN Radio’s signature morning show Golic and Wingo will hit the road for its annual Fall Football Tour. Comprised of five stops, hosts Mike Golic and Trey Wingo with Mike Golic Jr. will visit a variety of NFL and college football hotspots in advance of some of the biggest games of the year.

The schedule opens in Washington D.C. before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys that Sunday. The tour will also include stops in East Meadow, NY (Sep. 20), Dallas (Oct 4), South Bend, Ind. (Oct. 11) and Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 1).

Oct. 12, as part of the show’s visit to Indiana, Golic and Wingo will have a live broadcast and tailgate ahead of Notre Dame hosting USC and you could be there. ESPN Radio is offering a chance to Tailgate with the Golics at Notre Dame. Five grand prize winners will get the opportunity to experience Notre Dame with two of the school’s most diehard alums, Golic and Golic Jr. The contest begins Sep. 16.

The show will also be live from Louisiana on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in advance of the College Football Playoff National Championship that night. ESPN Radio is giving fans the chance to experience the best of the best in college football going head-to-head in New Orleans alongside two seasoned veterans in Golic and Golic Jr. who will be sure to fully embrace the moment. The Golic and Wingo CFP National Championship Sweepstakes begins Nov. 11.

Listen to Golic and Wingo daily from 6-10 a.m. on ESPN Radio – also simulcast on ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.) and ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) – for more details on both contests.

Date Time (ET) Location
Fri, Sep 13 6-10 a.m. NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins

TAP Sports Bar at MGM National Harbor, MD

Fri, Sep 20 6-10 a.m. NFL: New York Jets at New England Patriots

The Greene Turtle, East Meadow, NY

Fri, Oct 4 6-10 a.m. NFL: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys

House of Blues, Dallas

Fri, Oct 11 6-10 a.m. CFB: USC at No. 9 Notre Dame

O’Rourke’s Public House, South Bend, Ind.

Fri, Nov 1 6-10 a.m. NFL: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Intuition Ale Works, Jacksonville, Fla.


Contact: Michael Skarka at 860-766-1342 or [email protected]

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