NFL Films-Produced Series ‘A Football Life’ & ‘America’s Game’ Return on NFL Network

NFL_Network_2012_LogoFourth Season of ‘A Football Life’ Includes Features on Sean Taylor, Ricky Williams, Eric Dickerson, Terrell Davis, Warren Moon, Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

Three-Time Emmy-Nominated Series Premieres Friday, September 12 at 9:00 PM ET with Hall of Fame DT “Mean Joe” Greene

Latest Edition of ‘America’s Game’ Profiles Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks – Wednesday, September 3 at 8:00 PM ET

Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman & Head Coach Pete Carroll Recount Winning Franchise’s First Lombardi Trophy

Two NFL Films-produced series – America’s Game and A Football Life – return to NFL Network for the 2014 season.

A Football Life

The three-time Emmy-nominated documentary series, A Football Life, returns for a fourth season Friday, September 12 at 9:00 PM ET. Airing on Friday nights at 9:00 PM ET, A Football Life examines the iconic individuals and subjects that have had an undeniable and profound impact on the history of the National Football League, offering an inside look into their untold stories. The series premieres with a profile of Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, “Mean Joe” Greene.

Additional subjects profiled this season on A Football Life include:

  • Late Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon
  • Current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall
  • Two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL Network analyst Terrell Davis
  • Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach
  • Former Pro Bowl quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie
  • Hall of Fame Chicago Bears teammates Dick Butkus & Gale Sayers

Additional subjects will be announced throughout the season.

Emmy-nominated actor from CBS’ The Good Wife, Josh Charles, returns for the fourth season as narrator for the series.

Below is the broadcast schedule for the September and October episodes:

  • September 12 – “Mean Joe” Greene
  • September 19 – Brandon Marshall
  • September 26 – Sean Taylor
  • October 3 – Warren Moon
  • October 10 – Eric Dickerson
  • October 17 – Doug Flutie
  • October 24 – Terrell Davis
  • October 31 – Ricky Williams

America’s Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks

On Wednesday, September 3 at 8:00 PM ET, the Emmy-winning series America’s Game profiles the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks. America’s Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks features quarterback Russell Wilson, Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman and head coach Pete Carroll recounting the Seahawks’ run to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in their own words. Actor and native of Mount Vernon, WA, Jim Caviezel lends his voice to this year’s edition.

Below are select quotes from America’s Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks:

  • “We should have won that game…Myself and Earl Thomas sat there in the locker room for about three hours after that game and just [said], ‘We’ll never lose again in the playoffs, we’ll punish whoever gets in our way.’” – Richard Sherman on the playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons the previous season
  • “We were the guys that were the underdogs. People said we weren’t smart enough or couldn’t make the plays when we needed to.” – Russell Wilson on the Seahawks’ roster
  • “That’s really the philosophy: we’re in a relentless pursuit of finding the competitive edge in everything we do. We’re either competing or we’re not.” – Pete Carroll on the Seahawks’ philosophy
  • “He thought that was going to be a touchdown too. That would have been his third touchdown in three years against the Seattle Seahawks…But it was his seventh interception against the Seattle Seahawks. And once again, at the end of the game trying to throw a fade to [Michael] Crabtree, it’s like two years in a row your season ends the same way. You would think he would learn.” – Sherman on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s final throw of the NFC Championship Game

 

America’s Game,an Emmy Award-winning series, delves deep into the story behind the making of Super Bowl champions. Each episode is a 60-minute documentary featuring key members of the winning team telling behind-the-scenes accounts from their championship season. With the signature NFL Films footage, combined with news clips and photos, highlights from team radio broadcasts, inside looks from team meeting rooms, sideline audio and other exclusive features, America’s Game provides an epic and intimate portrait of championship teams.

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

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NBC Sports Group Surrounds Week 1 Of 2014 NFL Season With “NFL KICKOFF 2014″ and “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

FNIA-nfl-nbcSuper Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Host Green Bay Packers on Thursday,   September 4. Coverage of NFL Kickoff 2014 Begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Denver Broncos Take on Indianapolis Colts in Season Debut of Sunday Night Football on September 7. Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream All Sunday Night Football Games

Debut of Carrie Underwood’s 2014 Edition of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”         Airs September 7

NFL Turning Point Season Premiere on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio Airs Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report Airs Sunday Nights at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Stamford, Conn. – August 28, 2014 – In a season that will see NBC broadcast Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015, NBC Sports Group surrounds the 2014 NFL season with robust multi-platform coverage across its unprecedented portfolio of assets. NFL coverage will include live game presentation on NBC with Sunday Night Football, the No. 1 show on primetime TV; pre-game coverage on NBC with Football Night in America, the most watched studio show in sports;  live streaming of Sunday Night Football for desktops and tablets on NBC Sports Live Extra; daily studio coverage on NBCSN with Pro Football Talk; weekly programming on NBCSN with Emmy Award-nominated NFL Turning Point and NBCSN Sunday Sports Report; daily radio coverage on 439 NBC Sports Radio affiliates across the United States; local team coverage on 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks; comprehensive fantasy football coverage on NBCSN with Fantasy Football Live, and online through Rotoworld.com; and additional digital and social media content.

NBC bookends the 2014 NFL season with NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015. In all, NBC will broadcast 22 games, including a Thanksgiving night game on Nov. 27, a Wild Card Playoff game on the weekend of Jan. 3-4, and a Divisional Playoff game on the Jan. 10-11 weekend.

NFL KICKOFF 2014 AND SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The NFL opens the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 4, with NFL Kickoff 2014 on NBC. Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Century Link Field, in Seattle, Wash. A pre-game concert will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer, producer, and The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams, as well as Seattle-natives and Grammy Award-winning band Soundgarden from a specially constructed stage outside of Century Link Field. Select portions of the concert will air on NBC. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday Night Football, the No. 1 primetime show on television, kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 7, when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colo. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.

Calling both games are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of NFL Kickoff 2014 and Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew EsocoffSunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for a record six consecutive years.

For the second year in a row, country music superstar Carrie Underwood will perform Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, the opening theme for Sunday Night Football. The 2014 edition will debut on Sunday, Sept. 7, prior to NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2014 NFL season. The opening theme has been part of the weekly telecast for all nine seasons of Sunday Night Football.

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA

Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Century Link Field, on Thursday, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, on Sunday. Costas will be joined on site by Cris Collinsworth, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward,and new NBC Sports on-air personality Josh Elliott.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from Century Link Field on Thursday night, and from NBC Sports Group’s  Studio on Sunday night. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Beginning on Sept. 7, and continuing throughout the regular season, Kathryn Tappen, Alex Flanagan and Carolyn Manno will alternate reporting from the site of one of the high-profile afternoon games.

In addition to the weekly Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America broadcasts, NBC Sports Group’s NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming available on NBCSN.

NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL WEEK 1 COVERAGE
DATE TIME COVERAGE NETWORK
Tues. Sept. 2 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
6:30 p.m. Fantasy Football Live NBCSN
Wed. Sept. 3 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
6:30 p.m. Fantasy Football Live NBCSN
Thurs. Sept. 4 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
7:30 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 NBC
8:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks NBC
Fri. Sept. 5 5:30 p.m. Pro Football Talk NBCSN
Sun. Sept. 7 7 p.m. Football Night in America NBC
8:30 p.m. SNF: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos NBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

For the seventh consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product, will stream all SNF games to desktops and tablets. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL COVERAGE

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESSFor the fifth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent. In addition to the behind-the-scenes photos & videos, SNF All-Access houses all of the social media conversation surrounding SNF all week long. Fans can access tweets from across the league, Instagram photos and which players and topics are trending all within one experience.

Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • SNF ON FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC – At nearly 2.5 million LIKES strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides stories, photos and videos exclusively behind-the-scenes at SNF every week. The page aggregates all SNF-related content found within the NBC Sports digital network, including NBCSports.comSNF All AccessProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com as well as hosts fan focused contests and sweepstakes throughout the season
  • SNF ON TWITTER: twitter.com/SNFonNBC – Using tweets, photos, Vines and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
  • SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its fourth season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and around each SNF city. Fans will get an exclusive look through Instagram of what life is like on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS

NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2014 in Seattle, and NBC’s Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games. The SNF bus will also be on-site all week leading up to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site on Sunday. In each city fans will have the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show via exclusive memorabilia, and an interactive 55 inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.

As the Sunday Night Football bus makes its way from NFL Kickoff  to the Super Bowl, it will also be traveling with a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy that will be available for fan photos. From the life-size NFL players and Carrie Underwood on the outside, to the SNF Player of the Game signed ball and Vince Lombardi Trophy on the inside, fans will have numerous opportunities to interact and share memories from the bus.

NBCSPORTS.COM/FOLLOWSNF

Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus at NBCSports.com/FollowSNF. The site will include an interactive map of where the bus has been, and where it’s traveling next, allowing fans to take a virtual #SNFRoadTrip, beginning at NFL Kickoff on Sept. 4, all the way to the ultimate Sunday night of them all, Super Bowl XLIX  #SB49. In addition, fans can also participate in a tweet contest to show their team pride and see who’s leading each week.

A dedicated producer will be collecting photos and creating videos of the bus’ travels and the cast of characters it encounters along the way. Life on the road with the Sunday Night Football bus will be featured on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as aggregated on NBCSports.com/FollowSNF using #SNFRoadTrip.

“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

For the third consecutive season NBC Sports will present “The Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. Fans of SNF on Facebook and Twitter will be able to keep up with “The Sunday Night Football” on the SNF Facebook page, follow its path through each city and recommend where it should visit while in town. In addition, fans can visit NBCSports.com/FollowSNF.

At the end of each SNF game, “The Sunday Night Football” will be signed by the player of the game. Photos, video and stories around “The Sunday Night Football” and its travels will live on Facebook, Twitter, and SNF All-Access.

To help fans continue the conversation about the Sunday Night Football bus and “The Sunday Night Football,” NBCSports.com/FollowSNF will aggregate tweets and Instagram posts utilizing #SNF. The feed will include NBC Sports NFL experts, players, teams, and others talking about SNF and their interactions with the bus and the ball.

NFL TURNING POINT SEASON PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The fourth season of Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBCSN’s weekly show co-produced by NFL Films, will debut Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Football Night in America’s Dan Patrick. The hour-long program will air throughout the NFL season and will focus on the crucial “turning point” moment in several games each week by utilizing NFL Films’ unmatched cinematography, and sideline and on-field audio.

PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET

Pro Football Talk, NBCSN’s daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister, airs at 5:30 p.m. ET every Monday through Friday. In addition to diving deep on the most topical NFL stories of the day, Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.

The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators who share a combined eight Super Bowl titles and 169 seasons of NFL experience, including Cris Collinsworth, Tony DungyHines Ward, , Doug Flutie, Jason Taylor, Takeo Spikes, Brian Westbrook, Ross Tucker, Jon Ritchie and longtime NFL coach Kevin Gilbride. In addition, Mike Ryan, who boasts 26 NFL seasons of athletic training experience, appears on select telecasts to provide perspective on injuries and sports medicine.

FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE ON NBCSN TUESDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, 6:30 P.M. ET

Building off of Yahoo! Sports’ popular Sunday live streaming show of the same name, Fantasy Football Live is a live and on-demand, multi-platform, fantasy football program that airs Tuesday through Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo! Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.

Hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs,  Fantasy Football Live features a roster of Yahoo Sports, NBC Sports and Rotoworld fantasy analysts, including Rotoworld’s Kay Adams, as well as Yahoo Sports’ Brad EvansBrandon Funston and Andy Behrens.

NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT SUNDAY NIGHTS, 11:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a new, weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, airs every Sunday night on NBCSN.

Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report originates from Studio 3 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

During the NFL season, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio will join McHugh in studio. In addition, Cris Collinsworth, Hines Ward, Josh Elliott and Michele Tafoya will report from the site of each Sunday Night Football game.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2014 NFL season with daily coverage on 439 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2014 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 43 million U.S. households.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

For the second consecutive season, Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, will perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. Country music superstar Underwood, the season-four winner of American Idol in 2005, made her Sunday Night Football debut to open the 2013 NFL season. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC.

Eleven NFL players, who have accounted for 44 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl rings, three Super Bowl MVP trophies, and eight first-round draft picks (five in the top 10) will participate in the open with Underwood. Players include New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham,San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly,New York Giants QB Eli Manning, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall,Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews,Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy,San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers,Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware, andSeattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, where the six-time Grammy Award winner has amassed more than 95 major honors, sold more than 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 18 No. 1 singles, nine of which she co-wrote. Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s Top Female Country Touring Artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010 and 2012.  Her four albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum – tallied 38 weeks at No 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have now been streamed more than 800 million times worldwide.

A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2008, Underwood last year became the musical voice of primetime television’s No 1 program, Sunday Night Football, and starred as Maria von Trapp in the three-hour, holiday blockbuster and Emmy-winning, The Sound of Music Live!, which had a total reach of 44 million viewers.

SNF: NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 3 YEARS RUNNING

NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2013-14 television season as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May).

This marks the third consecutive television season — and the only three times on record — that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.

For the 2013-2014 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the highest-rated (12.8), most-watched show (21.7 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 broadcast program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49.

In addition, 12 SNF games averaged at least 20 million viewers, tying NBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics for most primetime telecasts with 20 million viewers (not including pre-/post-shows).

The critically acclaimed Football Night in America, which precedes Sunday Night Football, each week at 7 p.m. ET, averaged 7.9 million viewers in 2013, making it the most watched studio show in sports.

Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series in each of the last six years.

2014 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2014 regular season, highlighted by: Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4; Peyton Manning and the AFC Champion Broncos host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in the opening Sunday Night Football game on Sept. 7; andNBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated NFC West rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

2014 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE WEEK MATCHUP
Thurs. Sept. 4 NFL Kickoff Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 7 Week 1 Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 14 Week 2 Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Sept. 21 Week 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Sun. Sept. 28 Week 4 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Oct. 5 Week 5 Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
*Sun. Oct. 12 Week 6 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 19 Week 7 San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Oct. 26 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 2 Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Nov. 9 Week 10 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 16 Week 11 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Nov. 23 Week 12 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
**Thurs. Nov. 27 Week 13 Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Nov. 30 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Dec. 7 Week 14 New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 14 Week 15 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Dec. 21 Week 16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
*Sun. Dec. 28 Week 17 TBA
   

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

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Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons — Series finale debuts next Tuesday

hard-knocks-hboHARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE ATLANTA FALCONS

SERIES FINALE DEBUTS TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

Episode #5 (series finale)

Debut: TUESDAY, SEPT. 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Sept. 3 (4:45 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 4 (1:15 p.m., 1:35 a.m.), 5 (11:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m.), 6 (9:30 a.m., 10:15 p.m.), 7 (6:30 a.m.) and 8 (2:45 a.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: Sept. 5 (11:15 p.m.) and 9 (4:00 p.m.)

            The preseason comes to a close as the Falcons head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars; coaches evaluate player performances as they prepare for the cuts that will finalize the 53-man roster.

A 30-person NFL Films crew is at the Falcons’ training camp at team headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga., shooting more than 1,500 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews have unencumbered access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HardKnocks and follow @HBO and @Atlanta_Falcons for updates.

SiriusXM Kicks Off 2014 College Football Season with 56 Live Games

SIRIUS XM RADIO LOGOThroughout the season, SiriusXM will offer live play-by-play from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, American Athletic and Mountain West conferences, plus Notre Dame, Army, Navy & more

Week 1 schedule features every team from Associated Press Top 25 poll; highlighted by

#21 Texas A&M vs. #9 South Carolina, #16 Clemson vs. #12 Georgia, and #14 Wisconsin vs. #13 LSU

NEW YORK – August 26, 2014 –SiriusXM will air a total of 56 live games for the opening week of the 2014 college football season, August 28 through September 1.

Throughout the season, SiriusXM’s extensive college sports coverage will feature dozens of college football games each week from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, American Athletic and Mountain West conferences, plus Notre Dame, Army, Navy, and more.

The Week 1 schedule features every team from the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and is highlighted by three early season Top 25 matchups – #21 Texas A&M at #9 South Carolina, #16 Clemson at #12 Georgia, and #14 Wisconsin vs. #13 LSU.  For the full schedule of games on SiriusXM, go to www.siriusxm.com/collegefootballschedule.

In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91), SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports channel, offers a daily lineup of college sports talk programming that provides news, highlights and analysis of teams and conferences across the country.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation boasts a team of expert hosts that features Heisman Trophy winners, National Championship winners, and former coaches and players, including Tim Brown, Eddie George, Gino Torretta, Gene Chizik, Greg McElroy, Gary Barnett, Dan Hawkins, Rick Neuheisel, Houston Nutt and Phil Savage; as well as Tim Brando, Jack Arute, Mark Packer, Bill King, Chris Childers and Taylor Zarzour.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation is available to subscribers on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.

During the 2014 season, SiriusXM College Sports Nation will also offer exclusive weekly interviews with several head coaches including: Jimbo Fisher of #1 Florida State, Mark Helfrich of #3 Oregon, Bob Stoops of #4 Oklahoma, Art Briles of #10 Baylor, Les Miles of #13 LSU, and Dabo Swinney of #16 Clemson.

For more info on SiriusXM’s college sports programming, visit www.siriusxm.com/collegesports.  Follow the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel on Twitter @SiriusXMCollege.

 

College Football on FOX Season Preview Press Call Highlights

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoNew York – Yesterday afternoon, FOX Sports conducted a press call to preview the 2014 college football season. FOX Sports kicks off the season with four straight days of hard-hitting action, led by Fresno State at No. 15 USC on Saturday in prime time on the FOX broadcast network. Other games include Rutgers vs. Washington State on Thursday at 10:00 PM ET and SMU at No. 10 Baylor on Sunday at 7:30 PM ET, both on FOX Sports 1. A full schedule of this week’s games, including broadcaster information, can be found below.

 

FOX Sports also debuts two college football studio shows beginning Friday night at 12:00 AM ET with FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1. The live one-hour program features analysts Joel Klatt, Dave Wannstedt, Matt Lienart and Petros Papadakis with college football insiders Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis getting fans ready for kickoff on Saturday. On Saturday evening, FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME airs at 6:30 PM ET on the broadcast network with host Rob Stone joined by analysts Wannstedt and Klatt breaking down the biggest stories from the sport before FOX Sports’ biggest game of the day – Fresno State at No. 15 USC – kicks off at 7:30 PM ET, with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath on the call.

 

FOX Sports presents college football fans some of the most exciting matchups in the country this season, with more than 100 games scheduled across its national and local broadcast and cable platforms. Top contests featuring Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA teams appear on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO all season long, culminating with the Pac-12 and Big Ten conference championship games on back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6.

 

Highlights of today’s call are transcribed below.

Joel Klatt expressed concerns about how the College Football Playoff selection committee defines the four “best” teams and about how sitting athletic directors can remain impartial:

“I do have a couple of concerns – one is the contradiction in the verbiage that they’ve thrown out there. I know they’ve made it painstakingly clear that they’re going after the four best teams in college football, not the four most deserving teams in college football, which on its face sounds great, but when you put “best” rather than “deserving,” subjectivity comes in, perception comes in, and all of a sudden you’re looking at teams that might have done something that was extraordinary and truly played above their heads in games that they probably shouldn’t have won, and this committee might be able to say, accurately, that they’re not one of the four best teams, but they’ve had one of the four best seasons. I would rather see that team in than out, so I think that this is going to value recruiting and perception much more than it is the team that really comes from nowhere and is able to play above their heads and really deserves to have a shot at it.

“The other piece that I’m concerned about is I know there’s a lengthy refusal policy, but what it doesn’t apply to is the sitting athletic directors and teams in their own conferences. The level of money that we’re talking about – $18 million for a semifinal, $22 million for a potential national championship game – if a team from your conference that’s not your team goes to the Playoff, rather than one of the other marquee bowls, then they have a chance at that extra $22 million. That extra $22 million would be roughly about $1 million – depending on how many schools are in your conference – it would mean that amount of money to you as an athletic director due to conference revenue-sharing. That’s a really clear bias that could be entered into the equation, and I’m really interested to see how it all comes out. They’ve protected themselves by keeping the final vote private, which I don’t agree with – if you’re going to have transparency in part of the process, it should be in all of the process.”

Charles Davis says strength of schedule and perception will likely play a big role in the selection committee’s decision:

“The mindset of the public is going to be different, because they’re trying to get the four best teams – whether they call them “best,” “deserving,” or whatever. When you start talking about Cinderella not being a part of this, it goes against what people have loved about the NCAA basketball tournament, which is picked by a committee. Let’s say Marshall runs the table. What if they go 13-0 or 14-0? If they are presented for possibility there and are up against a two-loss Power Five conference team, do you really think that the people on the committee are going to look at it and say, ‘Who would you take on a Saturday? Marshall, or one of those Power Five teams?’ What if Marshall had that special year? They’re not likely to get a sniff.

“We keep hearing about strength of schedule. You’re never going to equalize it out in college football – it’s just not going to work that way. Some years when you think you’ve got a great schedule, the teams that you thought were going to be tough turn out not to be. Will some of those brand-name teams get little a bit of a pass down the road if their strength of schedule isn’t as great, but they’re a Brand-X team, versus another team that may not be that may or may not have a tougher schedule? It’s all still out there for us to find out, and I wish the committee luck. I think they’ve got an almost-impossible job in so many different ways. I can’t wait to watch them try and do it.”

Stewart Mandel believes the playoff and selection committee are huge improvements over the BCS system:

“The selection committee as a concept is a big improvement from the BCS standings. There was not any accountability with the coaches poll or the BCS computers. Anybody that has studied those has said they were stripped down without scoring margin as part of it, and it wasn’t true math. I think the idea of 13 people who are solely dedicated to focusing on this – spending their Mondays and Tuesdays watching game tape, breaking down stats and of course debating among themselves, is an improvement. That being said, there’s never going to be a “right” four teams. In my research that I did for my book, where I went back and applied it to the past five seasons, not once would we have said that those are the obvious top four. Whereas in the BCS last year, everybody pretty much agreed it was Florida State-Auburn. The more teams you add to it, the more controversy there’s going to be because there are just more teams that are going to have a legitimate claim to those last couple spots.”

Davis breaks down the Week 2 matchup between Michigan State and Oregon:

“For some reason, people kind of anointed Ohio State prior to the Braxton Miller injury, and it’s almost like people forgot that Michigan State won the conference last year and returns a whole lot of great players. They beat Ohio State head-to-head. They’re going on the road carrying the banner for the Big Ten. For Oregon, their nemesis in recent years has been Stanford, and what’s Stanford’s style of play? It’s heavy-duty running the ball on offense, being extremely physical – a physical, excellent tackling team on defense. All those yards-after-catch, yards-after-contact, open-field plays that Oregon is used to getting, that hidden yardage they weren’t getting against Stanford. For Oregon to win the Pac-12, they have to beat Stanford. They know that. For Oregon to clearly get into playoff consideration and have a chance to be an undefeated team, they have to beat Stanford twice this year, and what I mean by that is Michigan State is Stanford. If you take Michigan State, Stanford and Wisconsin and strip their identity in terms of uniform, you’re essentially getting the same team, same style, same philosophy. Oregon has to do that twice this year.”

Dave Wannstedt on the situation involving Josh Shaw and if it will be a distraction:

“I’ll say one thing – the quickest way to be defeated is to be distracted.”

Wannstedt on the University of Miami and if the Hurricanes can contend for the ACC Championship:

“Al Golden knows what it takes to get it done. They have had some tough issues with the probation, and that’s behind them. Everyone is talking about them starting a freshman quarterback, and to have to go there is a little bit of a concern. More importantly, how they play defense is just crazy. I’m pulling for them, but they have some issues to deal with.”

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON FOX SPORTS WEEK 1 SCHEDULE​

·         Rutgers vs. Washington St. (CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.)

o   Thursday, Aug. 28 (10:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tim Brando, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft; #RutgersvsWazzu

·         Colorado St. vs. Colorado (Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.)

o   Friday, Aug. 29 (9:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Craig Bolerjack and Ryan Nece (Deportes: Pablo Alsina and Francisco X. Rivera); #RockyMountainShowdown

·         North Dakota St. at Iowa St.

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Justin Kutcher & Coy Wire; #NDStvsIowaSt

·         Troy at UAB

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (12:00 PM ET), FOX College Sports & FOX Sports GO, Mike Morgan, JC Pearson and Steffi Sorensen; #TroyvsUAB

·         Central Arkansas at Texas Tech

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger and Lesley McCaslin; #CentralArkvsTTech

·         Samford at TCU

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:00 PM ET), FOX Sports Regional Networks & FOX Sports GO, Brendan Burke, Ben Leber and Christian Steckel; #SamfordvsTCU

·         Fresno St. at #15 USC

o   Saturday, Aug. 30 (7:30 PM ET), FOX & FOX Sports GO, Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Molly McGrath; #FresnoStvsUSC

·         SMU at #10 Baylor

o   Sunday, Aug. 31 (7:30 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Joe Davis, Joey Harrington and Kris Budden; #SMUvsBaylor

 

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‘NFL GameDay Live’ Added to NFL Network’s Sunday ‘GameDay’ Lineup

nfl-gameday-live‘NFL GameDay Live’ Provides In-Progress Highlights, Analysis & Fantasy Updates of All 1:00 & 4:00 PM ET Games

‘NFL GameDay First,’ ‘NFL GameDay Morning,’ ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’ Return

Every Sunday during the NFL season, NFL Network presents a comprehensive lineup of shows providing all of the news, analysis and highlights fans crave. With a talent roster that features four Pro Football Hall of Famers, 11 Super Bowl rings, four NFL MVPs, two Defensive Players of the Year and one Super Bowl MVP appearing on five shows providing more than 15 hours of live programming – including a new addition, NFL GameDay Live – NFL Network offers more coverage of Sunday’s games each week than ever before.

Joining NFL Network’s GameDay programming lineup is NFL GameDay Live, a new show providing 6.5 hours of instant highlights and analysis of the day’s ongoing games starting at 1:00 PM ET, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Veteran hostKevin Frazier joins NFL Network as host of NFL GameDay Live, alongside Dan Hellie and analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.

Provided below is a schedule of NFL Network’s entire Sunday GameDay lineup:

  • 7:00 AM ET – Start each Sunday with NFL GameDay First, the first NFL pregame show on television. Host Melissa Stark and analysts Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara provide the first analysis and news reports of the day’s games.
  • 9:00 AM ET NFL GameDay Morning, the most comprehensive pregame show on television, takes viewers right up to kickoff. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci and Kurt Warner are joined by Hall of Famers in Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp to discuss the upcoming games four hours prior to kickoff. NFL Network reporters stationed around the league provide up-to-the-minute reports and interviews from the game sites, while NFL Media Insiders Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver offer the latest on what is making news around the league.
  • 1:00 PM ET NFL GameDay Live is the only show that delivers in-progress highlights of all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games, as well as live fantasy updates and reports, live press conferences and 1-on-1 interviews, and live reports from game sites. Kevin Frazier and Dan Hellie host, and are joined by analysts Heath Evans, Brian Billick, LaDainian Tomlinson and Daniel Jeremiah.
  • 7:30 PM ET – Host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci recap the day’s action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary on NFL GameDay Highlights, leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.
  • 11:30 PM ET NFL GameDay Final provides the final word on Sunday’s games with host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin. With postgame press conferences, game highlights, player and coach interviews, expert analysis, a preview of Monday’s game and more, NFL GameDay Final provides everything viewers need to know about the week in the NFL.

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

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Larry Fitzgerald & The Arizona Cardinals Host Andy Dalton & The Cincinnati Bengals On “Sunday Night Football” Sunday At 8 PM ET

nbc-sundaynightfootballNBC’s Sunday Night Football Broadcast Team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya Call Game from Glendale, Ariz.

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2014 – Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals host Andy Dalton and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals for an NFL preseason game Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, television’s No. 1 primetime program. The game will take place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLIX, which will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Calling Bengals-Cardinals is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who won her second Emmy for Outstanding Sports Reporter for her work during the 2013 SNF season.

NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream Sunday’s game to tablets and desktop computers.

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Highlights of the 2014 Sunday Night Football schedule:

  • 19 primetime games, including the NFL’s opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game;
  • Every 2013 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 16 of NBC’s 18 scheduled games involve at least one playoff team from last season; 9 of 18 include two playoff teams (Week 17 game TBD);
  • Three games each for the Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Packers, Cowboys;
  • The 49ers host the Seahawks on NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC will broadcast a Thanksgiving night game each season through 2022;
  • Three matchups among bitter NFC East rivals: Giants-Eagles (Week 6), Cowboys-Giants (Week 12) and Cowboys-Eagles (Week 15);
  • The 190th meeting between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers (Week 10 in Green Bay) – the most played matchup in NFL history;
  • A pair of playoff rematches, including a rematch of the NFC Championship Game (Seahawks-49ers) on Thanksgiving, and a rematch of the AFC Divisional Playoffs (Colts-Patriots) in Indianapolis on November 16.

NBC TO BROADCAST 19 NFL GAMES IN 2014: As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December 2011, NBC, for the third straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2014, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.

SNF NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 3 YEARS RUNNING:

For the third consecutive September-May television season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only three times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.  For the 2013-2014 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.8), most-watched show (21.7 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 broadcast program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 and Women 18-34 and 18-49.

2014 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 4 NFL Kickoff Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 7 Week 1 Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 14 Week 2 Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Sept. 21 Week 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Sun. Sept. 28 Week 4 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Oct. 5 Week 5 Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
*Sun. Oct. 12 Week 6 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 19 Week 7 San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Oct. 26 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 2 Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Nov. 9 Week 10 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 16 Week 11 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Nov. 23 Week 12 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
**Thurs. Nov. 27 Week 13 Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Nov. 30 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Dec. 7 Week 14 New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 14 Week 15 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Dec. 21 Week 16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
*Sun. Dec. 28 Week 17 TBA

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Highlight NFL Network’s Week 3 Live Preseason Schedule

NFL_Network_2012_LogoThree Live Week 3 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles – August 21 at 7:30 PM ET

Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks – August 22 at 11:00 PM ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills – August 23 at 4:30 PM ET

 

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

 

Preseason Editions of New Show ‘NFL GameDay Live’ Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET & Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Media remains the go-to destination to do so, with three live games, re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game, a special preseason edition of the NFL RedZone channel and two preseason editions of NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live.

On Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network features a live head-to-head matchup when running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles host quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Network’s Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner will call the action from NFL Network’s studios. Editions of NFL Total Access with host Melissa Stark and analysts Michael Robinson and Shaun O’Hara air before and during halftime of Steelers-Eagles. Host Dan Hellie is joined by analysts Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest onNFL Total Access following the game.

NFL Network’s live coverage of Week 3 preseason games continues Friday, August 22 at 11:00 PM ET when quarterback Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson and the 12th man. Host Scott Hanson and analysts Warren Sapp and Kurt Warner anchor NFL Total Access Friday at 7:00 PM ET and during halftime of Bears-Seahawks.

On Saturday, August 23 at 4:30 PM ET, quarterback EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills host new head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers live on NFL Network. NFL Total Access airs at 4:00 PM ET and during halftime of Buccaneers-Bills with hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli, and analysts LaVar Arrington and Eric Davis.

Additionally, NFL Network provides complete game re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game.

On Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET and Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live debuts with two special preseason editions. Host Dan Hellie and analyst Heath Evans provide instant highlights and analysis of the games in progress each night, as well as recap the week’s games already completed. NFL GameDay Live airs every Sunday at 1:00 PM ET on NFL Network starting September 7, providing 6.5 hours of highlights and analysis of the day’s ongoing games.

On Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET, the third preseason edition of NFL RedZone will provide live highlights and coverage of Titans-Falcons, Cowboys-Dolphins, Redskins-Ravens, Saints-Colts, Vikings-Chiefs, Rams-Browns and Texans-Broncos, hosted by Scott Hanson. The final preseason edition of NFL RedZone will air Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM ET.

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, fans on the go can stream all 65 preseason games on their smartphones when they air on NFL Network, including a record 14 live preseason games. Plus get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Live streaming content on NFL Mobile is available to Verizon customers with a premium subscription. For more information, including how to access, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

For the fifth season, NFL Preseason Live enables fans in the United States to watch live and on-demand NFL preseason out-of-market games (some blackout restrictions apply). NFL Preseason Live gives fans additional viewing options including picture-in-picture, and dual and quad view modes, allowing fans to watch multiple games on the same screen. With full DVR controls, fans may also pause, rewind and replay live and archived game action. Condensed Games returns as well, which allows fans to watch any preseason game in roughly 30 minutes. NFL Preseason Live is also available on iOS, Android and Window tablet devices so that fans can watch preseason games on the go.

NFL Preseason Live is currently offered at $19.99. To learn more, visit www.NFL.com/preseasonlive.

Below is NFL Network’s Week 3 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2014 WEEK 3 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)

Thursday, August 21

7:30 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE

Friday, August 22

4:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

11:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE (joined live in progess)

1:00 AM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

Saturday, August 23

7:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

10:00 AM ET – New York Giants vs. New York Jets

1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:30 PM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills – LIVE

12 Midnight ET –St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

3:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, August 24

7:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

10:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

1:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

3:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

Monday, August 25

10:00 AM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

4:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

8:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday, August 26

10:00 AM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills

1:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals

4:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

8:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

3:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Wednesday, August 27

10:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

1:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. New York Jets

4:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

8:00 PM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

12 Midnight ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

3:00 AM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

Thursday, August 28

10:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12:30 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 3 matchup on NFL Network:

Game Play-by-Play Analyst Sideline
Steelers at Eagles* Ari Wolfe Kurt Warner N/A
Panthers at Patriots Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham
Giants at Jets Ian Eagle Greg Buttle Otis Livingston
Jaguars at Lions Matt Shepard Rob Rubick Tom Leyden
Raiders at Packers** Jim Nantz Phil Simms Tracy Wolfson
Bears at Seahawks Curt Menefee Brock Huard N/A
Buccaneers at Bills Ray Bentley Steve Tasker Mike Catalana
Titans at Falcons Randy Waters Dave Archer Laura Okmin
Cowboys at Dolphins Dick Stockton Bob Griese & Nat Moore Kim Bokamper
Redskins at Ravens Gerry Sandusky Stan White & Qadry Ismail N/A
Saints at Colts** Ian Eagle Dan Fouts Jenny Dell
Vikings at Chiefs Paul Burmeister Trent Green BJ Kissel & Rachel Santschi
Rams at Browns Jim Donovan Solomon Wilcots Dave Chudowsky
Texans at Broncos Ron Zappolo John Lynch Rod Mackey
Chargers at 49ers*** Joe Buck Tory Aikman Erin Andrews
Bengals at Cardinals**** Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya

* – Special NFL Network Presentation

** – CBS

*** – FOX

**** – NBC 

FOX SPORTS LIVE Launches Friday Night College Football Pregame Show, COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoWeekly Hour-Long Special on FOX Sports 1 Includes News, Insider Perspective, Strategic Analysis and Insight, and On-Site Game Previews

Los Angeles – Beginning Aug. 29, and continuing every Friday for the duration of the football season, FOX Sports 1’s flagship highlight, news and opinion show, FOX SPORTS LIVE, features a dedicated hour of college football programming with the newly minted FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF.

Slated to air weekly during the 12:00 AM ET hour, the show activates all reaches of FOX Sports’ deep college football talent stable to provide viewers with a dynamic, entertaining, and informational head start on all of Saturday’s action.

“Few things in sports rival the enthusiasm and passion fans have for college football,” FOX SPORTS LIVE executive producer Michael Hughes said. “We are really excited about this concept and feel like we have an awesome group of insiders and analysts who have covered the game and competed at its highest level.”

In-studio analysts include Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis and Dave Wannstedt. In addition, FOX Sports’ trio of college football insiders, Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis, are on hand to provide news breaks and insights on each week’s most relevant topics, including explanations and analysis of the sport’s first-ever playoff system.

The format counts down the week’s biggest stories from 10 to 1, mixing in related analysis and conversation from the panel of experts. With FOX Sports also holding an expansive rights package for games this season, the show cuts away to on-site reports from the respective crews for previews of Saturday’s contests airing on FOX and FOX Sports 1. On-site game talent includes veteran broadcasters Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Tim Brando among others.

FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF airs live at 12:00AM ET, followed by a series of re-airs on Saturday mornings that lead into FOX Sports 1’s first game each Saturday, set for kick off at 12:00 PM ET.

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE: Countdown To Kickoff

In-Studio Talent

Talent Role Note
Joel Klatt Analyst Former Univ. of Colorado QB; Set 44 school records
Matt Leinart Analyst Former Univ. of Southern Calif. QB; 2004 Heisman Trophy winner;

Two-time first-team All-American

Dave Wannstedt Analyst 39 years of coaching experience; Two-time National Championship winner as assistant coach – Pittsburgh (1976), Miami (1987)
Petros Papadakis Analyst Former Univ. Of Southern Calif. FB; 2000 team captain
Bruce Feldman Insider FOXSports.com senior CFB reporter and columnist;

Author – Meat Market, Cane Mutiny, Swing Your Sword

Stewart Mandel Insider FOXSports.com senior CFB columnist; Author – Bowls, Polls and Tattered Souls, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the College Football Playoff
Clay Travis Insider FOXSports.com/Outkick The Coverage college football blogger;

Author – Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top

- FOX SPORTS -

College Football Lives at ESPN: From the Season’s First Games to National Championships

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College Football Lives at ESPN: From the Season’s First Games to National Championships
  • More than 450 Games including Teams from All 10 FBS Conferences
  • 55 Games in Six Days During Seventh Annual Kickoff Week
  • More than 45 Games on New SEC Network
  • Exclusive Coverage of New College Football Playoff and Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs
 
ESPN’s 2014 college football schedule – more than 450 games across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Radio and ESPN Goal Line – will begin with the season’s first televised matchups (August 23 and August 27) and conclude with the new four-team College Football Playoff. This season marks the first of a 12-year agreement providing ESPN with exclusive coverage of the College Football Playoff national championship game and semifinals, as well as the four bowl games that are part of the rotation to host the semifinals.
 
Every ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network game will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
 
The new FCS Kickoff, pitting Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington, on ESPN on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m. ET and Abilene Christian at Georgia State on ESPNU on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. will mark the first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) games of the season. The majority of Saturday game selections will be made as the season progresses, generally 12 or six days before the date of the game.
 
“We’re committed to providing fans with a multiplatform college football schedule that captures the breadth of the sport,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN vice president, college sports programming. “With year-round coverage that includes recruiting, spring games, and an extensive regular and post-season lineup that culminates with the inaugural College Football Playoff – ESPN is the home of college football.”
 
The lineup of announced games includes at least one team from all 10 FBS conferences (American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern and Sun Belt) plus independents Notre Dame, BYU and Navy. Teams from FCS leagues Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic, Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley Football Conference, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Pioneer, Southern, Southland, Southwestern Athletic and independent Charlotte will also be included. Highlights:
 
  • Kickoff Week – 55 Games in Six Days: ESPN’s seventh annual DICK’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week will include 55 games from Wednesday, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 1. The schedule – the most-ever over the Labor Day Kickoff Week – will showcase top conference and non-conference matchups over six days. The Labor Day Monday prime-time telecast at 8 p.m. will mark the ACC debut for Louisville with the Cardinals hosting Miami (Fla.).
  • Extensive Schedule on SEC Network: The new SEC Network will present more than 45 SEC games on the new SEC Network, highlighted by a weekly Saturday tripleheader. The national network will kick off its coverage with a doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 28: Texas A&M at South Carolina at 6 p.m. followed by Temple at Vanderbilt at 9:15 p.m. SEC Network will showcase a home contest from all 14 conference stadiums within its first 16 game telecasts of the season.
  • Record Bowl Coverage Highlighted by New College Football Playoff: ESPN will televise a record 38 post-season bowl games, highlighted by exclusive coverage of the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff. The College Football Playoff schedule will include New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tripleheaders – the “New Year’s Six” – showcasing the semifinals and four additional premier bowls. ESPN will showcase the first-ever College Football National Championship in a Monday prime time telecast.
  • Weeknights Under the Lights: An extensive weeknight schedule of 93 live games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, SEC Network and ESPN Radio will showcase a minimum of 97 different programs. The lineup will include at least one team from nine Football Bowl Subdivision conferences (American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern and Sun Belt) plus independent BYU; at least one from seven FCS conferences (Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Southern, Southland and Southwestern Athletic) and seven squads from the Division II Gulf South Conference.
  • Five Days Straight: The schedule in November will include at least one game on an ESPN network every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday over three consecutive weeks (Nov. 4-8, Nov. 11-15 and Nov. 18-22).
  • Goal Line: For the fifth consecutive season, the ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday beginning at noon. Goal Line is currently available through affiliated providers.
  • FCS Beginning to End: ESPN will close out an extensive regular-season schedule of FCS action with exclusive coverage of all 23 games of the FCS Championship (November 29 to January 10).
 
2014 ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and ESPN Radio College Football Schedule (as of August 15)
Note: Schedule subject to change
 
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Aug 23 3:30 p.m. 2014 FCS Kickoff: Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington ESPN
Wed, Aug 27 7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Georgia State ESPNU
Thu, Aug 28 6 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina SEC Network
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
7 p.m. Howard at Akron ESPN3
7 p.m. Presbyterian at Northern Illinois ESPN3
7 p.m. Tennessee-Chattanooga at Central Michigan ESPN3
8 p.m. 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Boise State vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta) ESPN & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Cal Poly at New Mexico State ESPN3
9:15 p.m. Temple at Vanderbilt SEC Network
10 p.m. North Dakota at San Jose State ESPN3
Fri, Aug 29 7 p.m. BYU at Connecticut ESPN
7:30 p.m. Villanova at Syracuse ESPN3
9 p.m. Texas-San Antonio at Houston ESPNU
10:30 p.m. UNLV at Arizona ESPN
Sat, Aug 30 8:30 a.m. 2014 Croke Park Classic: Penn State vs. Central Florida (Dublin, Ireland) ESPN2
Noon UCLA at Virginia ESPN
Noon Appalachian State at Michigan ESPN2
Noon Western Michigan at Purdue ESPNU
Noon Indiana State at Indiana ESPNEWS
Noon Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky SEC Network
Noon Delaware at Pittsburgh ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at NC State ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. Wofford at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
2 p.m. Colgate at Ball State ESPN3
2 p.m. Nicholls State at Air Force ESPN3
3 p.m. Boston College at Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.) ESPN3
3:30 p.m. 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: West Virginia vs. Alabama (Atlanta) ABC & ESPN2 ** & ESPN Radio
Cal at Northwestern ABC & ESPN2 **
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Missouri ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Duquesne at Buffalo ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Marshall at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
4 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia Tech ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network
5:30 p.m. Clemson at Georgia ESPN
6 p.m. Elon at Duke ESPN3
6 p.m. Liberty at North Carolina ESPN3
6 p.m. Morgan State at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
6 p.m. Ohio at Kent State ESPN3
6 p.m. Holy Cross at Albany ESPN3
7 p.m. Idaho at Florida ESPNU
7 p.m. New Hampshire at Toledo ESPN3
7 p.m. Montana State at Arkansas State ESPN3
7 p.m. Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Texas State ESPN3
7 p.m. Austin Peay at Memphis ESPN3
7 p.m. Western Carolina at South Florida ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
7:30 p.m. Fresno State at USC ESPN Radio
8 p.m. 2014 Cowboys Classic: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (Arlington) ABC & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. NC Central at East Carolina ESPNEWS
8 p.m. North Texas at Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m. 2014 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: Wisconsin vs. LSU (Houston) ESPN
Sun, Aug 31 11:45 a.m. 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge: Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T (Orlando) ESPN
7 p.m. Utah State at Tennessee SEC Network
Mon, Sep 1 8 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Louisville ESPN
Fri, Sep 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston College ESPN
10:30 p.m. Washington State at Nevada ESPN
Sat, Sep 6 Noon Akron at Penn State ABC %
Noon Oklahoma at Tulsa ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Noon Missouri at Toledo ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Noon McNeese State at Nebraska ESPNU
Noon Central Michigan at Purdue ESPNEWS
Noon Florida Atlantic at Alabama SEC Network
Noon Arkansas State at Tennessee SEC Network
Noon Stony Brook at Connecticut ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. South Carolina State at Clemson ESPN3 *
1 p.m. Navy at Temple ESPN3
2 p.m. UAB at Mississippi State ESPN3 *
2 p.m. New Mexico State at Georgia State ESPN3
2 p.m. South Alabama at Kent State ESPN3
3 p.m. Colorado at Massachusetts (Foxborough, Mass.) ESPN3
3:30 p.m. USC at Stanford ABC
3:30 p.m. Ball State at Iowa ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Ohio at Kentucky ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Richmond at Virginia ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Virginia Military Institute at Bowling Green ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Tulane ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Florida SEC Network
4 p.m. Nicholls State at Arkansas SEC Network
4:30 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Nashville) ESPN
6 p.m. Savannah State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
6 p.m. Campbell at Appalachian State ESPN3
6 p.m. Old Dominion at NC State ESPN3
6 p.m. Furman at Mercer ESPN3
6:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3
7 p.m. San Jose State at Auburn ESPN2 or ESPNU
7 p.m. East Carolina at South Carolina ESPN2 or ESPNU
7 p.m. Murray State at Louisville ESPN3
7 p.m. Florida A&M at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3
7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN3
7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7 p.m. Duke at Troy ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at LSU SEC Network
7:30 p.m. Lamar at Texas A&M SEC Network
7:30 p.m. The Citadel at Florida State ESPN3 *
7:30 p.m. BYU at Texas ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Ohio State ESPN
8 p.m. San Diego State at North Carolina ESPNEWS
8 p.m. Grambling at Houston ESPN3
10:15 p.m. Colorado State at Boise State ESPN2
10:15 p.m. Air Force at Wyoming ESPNU
Thu, Sep 11 7 p.m. North Alabama at Mississippi College ESPN3
9 p.m. Houston at BYU ESPN
Fri, Sep 12 7 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati ESPNU
8 p.m. Baylor at Buffalo ESPN
Sat, Sep 13 Noon Kent State at Ohio State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon Boise State at Connecticut ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon East Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
Noon Indiana at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPNEWS
Noon Syracuse at Central Michigan ESPNU or ESPNEWS
Noon Central Florida at Missouri SEC Network
Noon Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ESPN3 *
Noon Massachusetts at Vanderbilt ESPN3 *
12:30 p.m. Louisville at Virginia ESPN3 *
2 p.m. Air Force at Georgia State ESPN3
3 p.m. Indiana State at Ball State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Arkansas at Texas Tech ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Kansas at Duke ESPN3 *
3:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Mississippi State at South Alabama ESPNEWS
4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss SEC Network
5 p.m. Western Michigan at Idaho ESPN3
6 p.m. Southern Miss at Alabama ESPN2
7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at LSU ESPNU
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Troy ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida SEC Network & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Tennessee at Oklahoma ESPN or ABC
8 p.m. USC at Boston College ESPN or ABC
8 p.m. Navy at Texas State ESPNEWS
8 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane ESPN3
9 p.m. Rice at Texas A&M ESPN2
10 p.m. Arizona State at Colorado ESPNU
Thu, Sep 18 7:30 p.m. Auburn at Kansas State ESPN & ESPN Radio
7:30 p.m. Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Alabama State ESPNU
Fri, Sep 19 8 p.m. Connecticut at South Florida ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 20 Noon Troy at Georgia SEC Network
1 p.m. Delaware State at Temple ESPN3
1 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee-Martin ESPN3
3 p.m. Virginia Military Institute at Samford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Montana at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian ESPN3
4 p.m. 2014 New York Urban League Football Classic: Howard vs. Morgan State (East Rutherford, N.J.) ESPN3 ^
6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Central Florida ESPN3
7 p.m. Delta State at Valdosta State ESPN3
8 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 & ESPN Radio
Thu, Sep 25 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at Oklahoma State ESPN
7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Georgia Southern ESPNU
10 p.m. UCLA at Arizona State ESPN Radio
Fri, Sep 26 8 p.m. Fresno State at New Mexico ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 27 4 p.m. Nicholls State at Central Arkansas ESPN3
5 p.m. Southern at Alcorn State ESPN3 ^
7 p.m. Valdosta State at North Alabama ESPN3
TBD Oregon State at USC ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at San Diego State TBD
Thu, Oct 2 7 p.m. Central Florida at Houston ESPN
7 p.m. Delta State at Florida Tech ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Alabama State at Alcorn State ESPNU
10:30 p.m. Arizona at Oregon ESPN
Fri, Oct 3 7 p.m. Louisville at Syracuse ESPN
10:15 p.m. Utah State at BYU ESPN
Sat, Oct 4 1:30 p.m. Charlotte at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Wofford ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic: South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T (Atlanta) ESPN3
4 p.m. Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
4 p.m. North Dakota State at Western Illinois ESPN3
7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
8 p.m. Nebraska at Michigan State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
TBD Arizona State at USC ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at San Jose State TBD
TBD Ohio Valley TBD ESPN3
Thu, Oct 9 7 p.m. Shorter at Delta State ESPN3
7:30 p.m. BYU at Central Florida ESPN
7:30 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina A&T ESPNU
Fri, Oct 10 9 p.m. Washington State at Stanford ESPN
9:30 p.m. San Diego State at New Mexico ESPNU
Sat, Oct 11 1 p.m. Duquesne at Central Connecticut State ESPN3
2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Presbyterian ESPN3
2 p.m. Southern Illinois at North Dakota State ESPN3
3 p.m. Jacksonville State at Tennessee State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Wofford at Western Carolina ESPN3
4 p.m. Northern Iowa at South Dakota ESPN3
4 p.m. McNeese State at Sam Houston State ESPN3
7 p.m. Penn State at Michigan ESPN or ESPN2
7 p.m. Incarnate Word at Northwestern State ESPN3
TBD Louisville at Clemson ESPN Radio
TBD Air Force at Utah State TBD
Tue, Oct 14 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State ESPN2
Thu, Oct 16 7 p.m. West Alabama at Shorter ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh ESPN
Fri, Oct 17 8 p.m. Fresno State at Boise State ESPN
9 p.m. Temple at Houston ESPNU
Sat, Oct 18 1 p.m. Norfolk State at Hampton ESPN3 ^
3 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern ESPN3
3 p.m. South Dakota at Missouri State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Indiana State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Sam Houston State at Northwestern State ESPN3
7 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech ESPN3
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at McNeese State ESPN3
7 p.m. Murray State at Austin Peay ESPN3
8 p.m. Iowa State at Texas Longhorn Network
TBD Kansas State at Oklahoma ESPN Radio
TBD San Jose State at Wyoming TBD
Tue, Oct 21 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN2
Thu, Oct 23 7 p.m. Connecticut at East Carolina ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech ESPN
Fri, Oct 24 7 p.m. South Florida at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
7:30 p.m. Troy at South Alabama ESPNU
9 p.m. BYU at Boise State ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 25 1 p.m. Saint Francis at Sacred Heart ESPN3
1 p.m. Harvard at Princeton ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois ESPN3
3 p.m. Youngstown State at South Dakota State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Liberty ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M at Alabama State (Birmingham) ESPN3 ^
4 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
7 p.m. West Georgia at North Alabama ESPN3
7 p.m. Indiana State at Southern Illinois ESPN3
8 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
8 p.m. Nicholls State at Houston Baptist ESPN3
TBD Ole Miss at LSU ESPN Radio
TBD UNLV at Utah State TBD
Thu, Oct 30 7 p.m. Valdosta State at West Alabama ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Florida State at Louisville ESPN
7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern ESPNU
Fri, Oct 31 8 p.m. Tulsa at Memphis ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Cincinnati at Tulane ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Nov 1 Noon Central Connecticut State at Bryant ESPN3
1 p.m. Charleston Southern at Monmouth ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Furman at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Wagner ESPN3
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State (Houston) ESPN3
7 p.m. Houston Baptist at Lamar ESPN3
8 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State ESPN, ABC or ESPN2
TBD Florida at Georgia ESPN Radio
TBD Auburn at Ole Miss ESPN Radio
TBD Wyoming at Fresno State TBD
TBD Ohio Valley TBD ESPN3
Tue, Nov 4 8 p.m. Bowling Green at Akron ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Toledo at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 5 8 p.m. Buffalo at Ohio ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ball State ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thu, Nov 6 7 p.m. West Alabama at Mississippi College ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest ESPN & ESPN Radio
7:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Grambling at Mississippi Valley State ESPN3 ^^
Fri, Nov 7 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Temple ESPNU
8 p.m. Utah State at Wyoming ESPN2
Sat, Nov 8 11 a.m. Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern ESPN3
Noon Wagner at Robert Morris ESPN3
2 p.m. Florida Tech at West Georgia ESPN3
2 p.m. Southeastern Missouri at Tennessee Tech ESPN3
2 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois State ESPN3
4 p.m. Lamar at Central Arkansas ESPN3
8 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State ABC
TBD Alabama at LSU ESPN Radio
TBD Texas A&M at Auburn ESPN Radio
TBD Wofford at Tennessee-Chattanooga ESPN3
TBD Hawaii at Colorado State TBD
Tue, Nov 11 8 p.m. Akron at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Toledo at Northern Illinois ESPN2 or ESPNU
Wed, Nov 12 8 p.m. Ball State at Massachusetts (Amherst, Mass.) ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Kent State at Bowling Green ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thu, Nov 13 7 p.m. East Carolina at Cincinnati ESPN2
7 p.m. North Alabama at West Alabama ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Hampton ESPNU
9 p.m. California at USC ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Nov 14 8 p.m. Tulsa at Central Florida ESPN2
Sat, Nov 15 Noon Bryant at Sacred Heart ESPN3
Noon Wofford at Furman ESPN3
3 p.m. Monmouth at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
3 p.m. Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois ESPN3
4 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State ESPN3
4 p.m. McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana ESPN3
TBD Florida State at Miami (Fla.) ESPN Radio
TBD Mississippi State at Alabama ESPN Radio
TBD San Diego State at Boise State TBD
TBD New Mexico at Utah State TBD
Tue, Nov 18 8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Ohio ESPNU or ESPN3
8 p.m. Massachusetts at Akron ESPNU or ESPN3
Wed, Nov 19 8 p.m. Kent State at Buffalo ESPN2 or ESPNU
8 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo ESPN2 or ESPNU
Thu, Nov 20 7:30 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ESPN & ESPN Radio
9:30 p.m. Arkansas State at Texas State ESPNU
Fri, Nov 21 9:30 p.m. San Jose State at Utah State ESPN2
Sat, Nov 22 Noon Robert Morris at Duquesne ESPN3
1 p.m. Dartmouth at Princeton ESPN3
1:30 p.m. The Citadel at Virginia Military Institute ESPN3
2 p.m. Florida Classic: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (Orlando) ESPN Classic
3:30 p.m. Youngstown State at North Dakota State ESPN3
4 p.m. Southland TBD ESPN3
TBD Oklahoma State at Baylor ESPN Radio
TBD Vanderbilt at Mississippi State ESPN Radio
TBD Liberty at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
TBD Fresno State at Nevada TBD
TBD Boise State at Wyoming TBD
Tue, Nov 25 7 p.m. Ohio at Miami (Ohio) ESPN2 or ESPN3
7 p.m. Akron at Kent State ESPN2 or ESPN3
Thu, Nov 27 7:30 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M ESPN
Fri, Nov 28 3:30 p.m. Stanford at UCLA ABC & ESPN Radio
TBD Virginia at Virginia Tech ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
TBD Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Ball State at Bowling Green ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Toledo at Eastern Michigan ESPNU or ESPN3
TBD Buffalo at Massachusetts (Amherst, Mass.) ESPNU or ESPN3
Sat, Nov 29 TBD Michigan at Ohio State ESPN Radio
TBD Notre Dame at USC ESPN Radio
TBD Utah State at Boise State TBD
TBD Nevada at UNLV TBD
Thu, Dec 4 7:30 p.m. Central Florida at East Carolina ESPN
Fri, Dec 5 7 p.m. 2014 Marathon MAC Football Championship (Detroit) ESPN2
9 p.m. 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 6 4 p.m. 2014 SWAC Championship (Houston) ESPNU
7:45 or 8 p.m. 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game (Charlotte) ESPN or ABC & ESPN Radio
 
* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast
% Potential reverse mirror
^ Available on ESPNU at 10 p.m.
^^ Available on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
 
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