Saturday, August 24, 2019

ESPN Radio Announces Extensive Football Coverage Plans

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.

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.

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.

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