2024 College Football Kicks Off with Conference Media Days Across ESPN Platforms

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2024 College Football Kicks Off with Conference Media Days Across ESPN Platforms

  • Live coverage of nearly a dozen conference media day events – ACC, American, Big 12, CUSA, MAC, SEC, Sun Belt, and more
  • New season of College Football Live starts Tuesday – 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2

ESPN’s extensive programming surrounding the 2024 college football season kicks off with coverage of conference media days throughout the month of July, along with the return of College Football Live. Beginning Tuesday, ESPN platforms will feature more than 100 hours of live programming spanning 11 conference media day events, including on-site commentary from ESPN personalities at ACC Football Kickoff, Big 12 Media Days Presented by Totino’s, SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions, as well as Media Days for the American, CUSA, MAC, Sun Belt and more.

ESPN will also have reports from Big Ten Football Media Days in Indianapolis, Ind., from Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday, July 25, with ESPN senior writers Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg and Jake Trotter, along with ESPN college football insider Pete Thamel providing updates from site.

College Football LiveSportsCenter Carry Kickoff Coverage
ESPN’s daily college football studio show, College Football Live, returns for the 2024 season beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2 with host Victoria ArlenCFB Live will highlight comments and news from media day events July 9-10, as well as the weeks of July 15-19 and July 22-24. ESPN senior writer Pete Thamel and other ESPN voices will be on-site at conference kickoff events for live reports on CFB LiveSportsCenter and other ESPN programs.

On Thursday, July 18, Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman will make an appearance on the 2 p.m. edition of SportsCenter followed by CFB Live joined by quarterback Riley Leonard at 3:30 p.m., from ESPN’s Seaport Studios in New York.

Welcoming New Faces and Expanded Roles on CFB Live
This season, ESPN host and reporter Victoria Arlen joins the CFB Live team as the Monday through Thursday host, as Kelsey Riggs transitions to expanded roles on other studio shows. Arlen, a Paralympic gold medalist, joined ESPN in 2015 and has worked on a variety of properties throughout her time at the network.

Arlen will be joined this season by analysts Sam Ocho, who will have an expanded role on the show, Desmond Howard, Harry Lyles Jr., Tom Luginbill, Trevor Matich and Jordan Reid, among others. ESPN host and reporter Jen Lada continues her role as Friday host alongside analysts Howard, ‘Stanford Steve’ Coughlin and Thamel.

Big 12 Media Days
Beginning Tuesday (1 p.m., ESPNU and Big 12 Now on ESPN+), Kris Budden hosts two days of live coverage (July 9-10) of Big 12 Media Days Presented by Totino’s in Las Vegas, with analysts Brock Osweiler, Andre Ware, as well as Hannah Wing. Coverage kicks off with Commissioner Brett Yormark’s state of the conference address on Tuesday and continues through Wednesday.

SEC Kickoff
Next week, SEC Network’s coverage of 2024 SEC Kickoff boasts more than 50 hours of original and live studio programming over four days (July 15-18) from Dallas – the most in network history. SEC This MorningSEC Now Presented by Regions and The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions will showcase daily wall-to-wall coverage of “talking season,” with a special edition of SEC Now: Live from SEC Football Media Days on Wednesday night, July 17, on ESPN2 and SEC Network. Full details will be announced in the coming days.

ACC Football Kickoff
ACC Network will be on site at ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte with wall-to-wall coverage from the expanded four-day event July 22-25. Coverage will begin at noon ET on Monday and at 9 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, featuring ACC Huddle and ACC PM set locations with live interviews of student-athletes and all 17 head coaches in attendance. Additionally, a special edition of ACC Huddle will air Monday (8 p.m.) on ESPN2 and ACCN. Coverage from ACC Football Kickoff will also include in-depth analysis and season previews for each team, including new ACC members Cal, SMU and Stanford. Full details will be announced in the coming days.

ESPN+
In addition to the Big 12 media days, ESPN+ will stream live and on-demand coverage of several FBS conference media days and kickoff events including American, CUSA, MAC and Sun Belt. Coverage will also include multiple FCS conferences – MEAC, Southland and SWAC.

ESPN’s Conference Media Day Programming Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Conference Platform
Mon, Jul 9 1-5 p.m. Big 12 ESPNU/Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Tue, Jul 10 1:30-5 p.m. Big 12 ESPNU/Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Mon, Jul 15 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. SEC SEC Network
Tue, Jul 16 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. SEC SEC Network
  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. SWAC ESPN+
Wed, Jul 17 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. SEC SEC Network
  8-9 p.m. SEC ESPN2/SEC Network
Thu, Jul 18 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. SEC SEC Network
Fri, Jul 19 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. MAC ESPN+
Mon, Jul 22 Noon – 4 p.m. ACC ACC Network
  Noon – 4:30 p.m. Big Sky ESPN+
  8-9 p.m. ACC ESPN2/ACC Network
Tue, Jul 23 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ACC ACC Network
  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. American ESPN+
  10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sun Belt ESPN+
  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Conference USA ESPN+
  Noon – 3 p.m. MEAC ESPN+
Wed, Jul 24 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ACC ACC Network
  10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sun Belt ESPN+
  2:30-5 p.m. Sun Belt ESPN+
  TBD Southland ESPN+
Thu, July 25 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ACC ACC Network

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Media Contacts:
Amanda Brooks, College Football – [email protected], @BrooksAD
Julie McKay, College Football [email protected], @McKay_Julie
Colin Bradley, ACC Network – [email protected], @CR7bradley
Katie Callahan, SEC Network – [email protected], @callahankatie1

Julie McKay

I joined ESPN in 2022 as a member of the communications department working on college sports. My passion for college sports came at an early age in a divided household (Big Ten Conference-divided, that is) and followed that to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (sorry, Dad). Four years in the Athletic Communications Department, along with internships with the Big Ten Conference, Big Ten Network and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, cemented my career path. After spending some time in sports media PR in San Francisco, I’ve spent five-plus years focused in golf, with stints at the American Junior Golf Association, Augusta National and Buffalo Agency, working with the USGA, Youth on Course and Destination Kohler, among others. Despite being a proud Wisconsin native, I’ll forever betray my home state as a lifelong Chicago sports fan. My dog Rizzo knows there’s always next year and wishes his namesake would return home to the North Side.
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