Your Full Week One College Football Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Two Days? Really??? Just two days until College Football starts?! That's the best news I've heard all Summer long, even if that means that Summer is almost over. I'm still hammering out some of the details regarding the "Chronicles" for this season (post should be coming tomorrow or Thursday), but I'll once again be filling your Saturdays with beautiful and quotes every weekend from here until the BCS Championship Game. It's going to be a blast once again and I encourage you to participate as well, if not better, than last year.

With that said, I gave you a look at ESPN's announcing schedule last week, but I've finally gathered up all of the teams for every single game (Thanks for the help, Mookie). Here is your full Week One announcing schedule and I hope you're just as happy as I am that College Football is just around the corner!

College Gameday: Live from Atlanta, GA for the Alabama-Clemson game

Thursday, August 28th

Vanderbilt @ Miami- OH (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Melissa Knowles
Troy @ Middle Tennessee (ESPN Plus, 7:30pm)- Sam Smith, Doug Graber
Hofstra @ Connecticut (ESPN Plus, 7:30pm)- Bob Picozzi, Jim Donnan
North Carolina State @ South Carolina (ESPN, 8pm)- Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer, Craig James, Erin Andrews
Wake Forest @ Baylor (FSN, 8pm)- Bill Land, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones
South Dakota State @ Iowa State (FCS Central, 8pm)- Dan McLaughlin, Richard Baldinger
Oregon State @ Stanford (ESPN2, 9pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jack Arute

Friday, August 29th

Temple @ Army (ESPN Classic, 7pm)- Eric Collins, Shaun King
Southern Methodist @ Rice (ESPN, 8pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday, August 30th

Virginia Tech @ East Carolina (ESPN, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Syracuse @ Northwestern (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Bowling Green @ Pittsburgh (ESPNU, Noon)- Dave Armstrong, Larry Coker
Western Kentucky @ Indiana (BTN, Noon)- Tom Werme, Tony McGee
Maine @ Iowa (BTN, Noon)- Mike Crispino, Anthony Herron, J.B. Long
Youngstown State @ Ohio State (BTN, Noon)- Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Charissa Thompson
Coastal Carolina @ Penn State (BTN, Noon)- Mark Neely, Glen Mason, Kenny Jackson
Akron @ Wisconsin (BTN, Noon)- Matt Devlin, Ian Allen, Jay Wilson
Hawaii @ Florida (Raycom, 12:30pm)- Dave Neal, David Archer, Dave Baker
Georgia Southern @ Georgia (CCS PPV, 12:30pm)- Matt Stewart, Buck Belue
Ohio @ Wyoming (MTN, 2pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen
USC @ Virginia (ABC, 3:30pm)- Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire, Stacey Dales
Utah @ Michigan (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie, Jeannine Edwards
Oklahoma State v. Washington State (FSN, 3:30pm)- Brian Davis, Tony Boselli, Dain Blanton
Towson @ Navy (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Tom Hart, Trev Alberts
Villanova @ West Virginia (ESPN Plus, 3:30pm)- John Sanders, Renee Nadeau
Delaware @ Maryland (ESPNU, 3:45pm)- Doug Bell, Charles Arbuckle
Appalachian State @ Louisiana State (ESPN, 5pm)- Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Rob Stone
Texas Christian @ New Mexico (Versus, 6pm)- Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett
Northern Iowa @ Brigham Young (MTN, 6pm)- Rich Cellini, Jon Berger
Mississippi State @ Louisiana Tech (ESPN2, 6:45pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard
Northern Illinois @ Minnesota (BTN, 7pm)- Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Ron Johnson
Western Michigan @ Nebraska (FSN PPV, 7pm)- Ron Thulin, Richard Baldinger, Stacey Paetz
Chattanooga @ Oklahoma (FSN PPV, 7pm)- Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Paul Thompson, Emily Jones
Florida Atlantic @ Texas (FSN PPV, 7pm)- Bill Land, Gary Reasons, Ahmad Brooks
Boston College v. Kent State (ESPNU, 7pm)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Louisiana-Monroe @ Auburn (CCS PPV, 7pm)- Andy Burcham, Cole Cubelic
UT-Martin @ South Florida (ESPN Plus, 7:30pm)- Dave Weekley, Doug Graber
Michigan State @ California (ABC, 8pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Heather Cox
Alabama v. Clemson (ABC, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters, Erin Andrews
Idaho State @ Boise State (KTVB, 8pm)- David Augusto, Tom Scott, Larry Gerbert
Illinois v. Missouri (ESPN, 8:30pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Todd Harris
Cal-Poly @ San Diego State (SD4, 9:30pm)- Steve Quis, Lon Sheriff
Washington @ Oregon (FSN, 10pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Bill MacDonald
Northern Arizona @ Arizona State (FSN Arizona, 10pm)- Trey Bender, Juan Roque, Jody Jackson

Sunday, August 31st

Kentucky @ Louisville (ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore
Colorado State v. Colorado (FSN, 7:30pm)- Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox

Monday, September 1st

Fresno State @ Rutgers (ESPN, 4pm)- Dave Pasch, Andre Ware, Rob Stone
Tennessee @ UCLA (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

(Photo via SI's Cheerleader of the Week collection)

24 Comments:

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

/deadspin'd

-dan

-dan said...
Aug 26, 2008, 6:16:00 PM  

the tv outlet for the georgia and auburn games is CSS PPV not CCS

W_Rabb said...
Aug 26, 2008, 6:27:00 PM  

good to see ron franklin getting 2 games opening week, espn really ought to use him more than they do.

Jon said...
Aug 26, 2008, 7:36:00 PM  

Jon,

I couldn't agree more. Ron Franklin is HANDS DOWN ESPN's best play-by-play guy for college football. He needs to be reinstated to his rightful throne, calling the ESPN primetime Saturday night game which usually featured an SEC or ACC matchup. Anything less is a slap to the face of the best in the business.

Snoop said...
Aug 26, 2008, 7:51:00 PM  

Jon & Snoop, I concur. Ron Franklin epitomizes PROFESSIONALISM. A trait sadly rare in today's announcers.

I get a kick out of him doing Big 12 basketball telecasts. He really is the best.

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2008, 8:01:00 PM  

No arguements here about Ron Franklin. It is interesting they have two sideline reporters for the Bama-clemson game. Is that neccessary? Also, you think Erin is upset she'll have to fight for camra time with Lisa Salters.

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

No arguements here about Ron Franklin. It is interesting they have two sideline reporters for the Bama-clemson game. Is that neccessary? Also, you think Erin is upset she'll have to fight for camra time with Lisa Salters.

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

I noticed Joe Tessitore is getting more things to cover.

steve said...
Aug 26, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

Is Blackledge going to do his taste of the town again? If so, aa, you should try to include that video. That was always one of the highlights of the game (aside from Mike Patrick's inane question about Brittney seconds bf the end of an exciting SEC overtime game.)

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

can anyone find a TV distribution map for ABC's Saturday night games (Bama-Clemson & Mich. St-Cal)?
thanks

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

And also the map for 3:30 games (usc-virginia, michigan-utah)

illini81887 said...
Aug 26, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

I noticed Joe Tessitore is getting more things to cover.

Is that a good thing?
I agree with all of the Ron Franklin support (he can't be on the lower rung games because of one 'sweetheart' blast), but the crew he's on doing two games in one weekend probably has more to do with proximity than anything (Palo Alto Thursday, Berkeley Saturday).

Aug 26, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

who's renee nadeau? guy or girl?

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:08:00 AM  

i think mike gottfried needs to take a year off.
he's still struggling in the studio to recover from the stroke.
we love you mike, but get well.

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:09:00 AM  

how about the florida-hawaii game ----- THREE dave's? weird

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:12:00 AM  

The big question is will the Pammys be back?

MonkeyWrench32 said...
Aug 27, 2008, 2:01:00 AM  

AA - two questions: (1) Will there be an open thread for any of these? (2) Do you know what Erin Andrews will be wearing during the SC or Clemson game?

Mal said...
Aug 27, 2008, 9:10:00 AM  

Did any notice how Bonnie Berestein was replaced on the Brad Nessler team?

Also Erin Andrews got a big promotion to the lead team?!

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 12:38:00 PM  

Oh, I see they're doing the dual-reporter thing for the ABC game now with Lisa Salters and Erin Andrews.

Salters does as good job reporting, but I haven't been able to get over that E:60 gaffe she made.

Eric said...
Aug 27, 2008, 5:41:00 PM  

oooh i bet the cu and csu fans are so glad to have the announcing whore joel myers doing their game.

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

yes. this is the best time of year. I cry laughing at the best of quotes every weekend. The pammy's have to be back.

and which ahmad brooks is that on the Texas game on FSN, please tell me it's the jailbird delinquent from UVA a few years back.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 12:32:00 AM  

I believe Kentucky vs. Louisville is on ESPN, not ESPN2.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 8:46:00 AM  

Did Ron Franklin kill an ESPN intern or something?

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