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

ESPN-college-football 
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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Complete Cast of ‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show on NFL Network & CBS Announced

Thursday_Night_Football_logo-cbs-nflFeaturing Multiple Locations, Coverage Begins at 6:00 PM ET with

‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ on NFL Network and

‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ at 7:30 PM ET on CBS and NFL Network

 

James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher to be Joined by

Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci

Live On-Location Every Thursday

 

‘Mazda Postgame Show’ Wraps Up On-Location Coverage Each Week

The complete pregame and postgame talent roster for Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and CBS is set. Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

Every Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, Eisen will kick off the NFL week with Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci live from outside the stadium on NFL Total Access Kickoff. The cast will provide news and analysis of the upcoming matchup, as well as highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium as fans arrive for every Thursday Night Football game on CBS and NFL Network.

At 7:30 PM ET, Brown, Sanders and Cowher anchor NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network during Weeks 2-8 and air exclusively on NFL Network during Weeks 9-12 and 14-16. During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS and NFL Network.

Brown, Sanders and Cowher also will appear on NFL Total Access Kickoff in the 6:00-7:30 PM ET window, while Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will appear within NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from 7:30 PM ET to kickoff.

Additionally, throughout the course of the 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network and CBS analysts such as Tony Gonzalez, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Terrell Davis and more will appear on-location on both the NFL Total Access Kickoff and NFL Thursday Night Kickoff pregame shows.

Immediately following each game, the Mazda Postgame Show airs live from the stadium on NFL Network and CBS. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders reprise their wildly entertaining postgame show, providing highlights, analysis and live interviews. Each week, a player or coach from the winning team will join the crew on-set to discuss the victory, receive a gift bag which will vary each week and leave their handprints on the Winning Hands wall.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson. The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore.

2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Kickoff times are 8:25 PM, ET unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals
Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins
Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders
Oct. 2    (Week 5): Vikings at Packers Dec. 4  (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears
Oct. 9   (Week 6): Colts at Texans Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams
Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars
Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos Dec. 20 (Week 16): Eagles at Redskins*
Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers*

Weeks 2-8 and one of the Saturday games from Week 16 will be broadcast by CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 9-12 and 14-16, including one of the Saturday games during Week 16 will be televised on NFL Network.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

Follow CBS Sports and NFL Network on Twitter: @NFLonCBS and @NFLNetwork.

NEW TEAM, NEW TIME: INSIDE THE NFL Set For Seventh Season on SHOWTIME

inside-the-nfl-showtime Ed Reed, Current Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall

And Boomer Esiason Join Phil Simms And Host Greg Gumbel

On INSIDE THE NFL As Weekly Series Moves To Tuesdays Beginning September 2

NEW YORK(August 14, 2014) Former 12-year NFL veteran safety and nine-time Pro Bowler Ed Reed, current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Boomer Esiason join Phil Simms as analysts, along with new host Greg Gumbel, on INSIDE THE NFL when the series begins its seventh season on SHOWTIME on Tuesday, September 2.

The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports® and Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME will move to Tuesday nights with the premiere on Tuesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The show, produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films, will air every Tuesday during the NFL season through February 4, 2015.  NFL Network will re-air the show on Wednesdays (9 p.m. ET) throughout the season.

“The additions of Greg as host, along with new analysts Boomer, Ed and Brandon, combined with Phil, follow along in the tradition of excellence that fans have come to expect from this show,” said McManus.  “With Ed just coming off the playing field and Brandon still on it, this show truly brings a unique perspective that is unseen on any other show.”

“We’ve assembled, perhaps, the most dynamic cast in this show’s long history,” said Espinoza. “Of course, the program will continue to deliver breath-taking highlights and exclusive features. And now, we are coupling the respected and accomplished personalities of Simms, Boomer and Greg Gumbel with a defensive perspective from Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall’s perspective directly from the field.  We are as excited as ever for the new season.”

Reed, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl safety, takes on his first full-time role as an analyst after a 12-year career in the NFL.  Marshall, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver in nine seasons thus far, will trade his pads and cleats for a suit and microphone once a week in his first start as an analyst—serving as the first active NFL player analyst in the show’s 37-year history—while sports media veterans Esiason and Gumbel are joining INSIDE THE NFL for the first time. Simms will continue in his role that began when the series moved to SHOWTIME in 2008 while adding “CBS/Thursday Night Football” to his robust in-season schedule.

INSIDE THE NFL covers every game, every week, with trademark highlights from NFL Films, special, in-depth features and spirited debate on the hottest topics in the league.

In just seven seasons on SHOWTIME, INSIDE THE NFL has won seven Sports EMMY® Awards, including two for Outstanding Studio Show.  Past hosts of the storied program dating back to the 1970’s have included Chuck Bednarik, James Brown, Nick Buoniconti, Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas, Len Dawson, Jerry Glanville, Jimmy Johnson, Peter King, Dan Marino, and Warren Sapp.

INSIDE THE NFL is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films. The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

Levi’s Stadium NFL Debut Highlights NFL Network’s Week 2 Live Preseason Schedule

NFL_Network_2012_LogoPRESEASON WEEK 2:

LEVI’S STADIUM NFL DEBUT HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK’S WEEK 2 LIVE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

 

Five Live Week 2 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots – August 15 at 7:30 PM ET

San Diego Chargers at Seattle Seahawks – August 15 at 10:30 PM ET

Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams – August 16 at 4:00 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys – August 16 at 7:00 PM ET

Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers – August 17 at 4:00 PM ET

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 16 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 five live games, re-airs of every Week 2 preseason game and a special preseason edition of the NFL RedZone channel.

On Friday, August 15, NFL Network features a doubleheader of live Week 2 preseason games, beginning at 7:30 PM ET when quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles. Immediately following the conclusion of Eagles-Patriots, quarterback Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. The game will be joined live in progress.

Hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and analysts Steve Mariucci and LaDainian Tomlinson host editions of NFL Total Access on Friday at 7:00 PM ET, during halftime of Eagles-Patriots, and before and during halftime of Chargers-Seahawks.

NFL Network’s live coverage of Week 2 preseason games continues on Saturday, August 16 with a doubleheader. At 4:00 PM ET, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers face quarterback Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams, followed by wide receiver Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys hosting quarterback Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens at 7:00 PM ET.

Before kickoff of Packers-Rams on NFL Network, NFL Total Access airs at 3:00 PM ET with Hellie, and analysts Willie McGinest and Heath Evans. During halftime of Packers-Rams and Ravens-Cowboys, NFL Total Access airs with host Rich Eisen and analysts Kurt Warner and Warren Sapp. Following Ravens-Cowboys, host Amber Theoharis, Warner and Evans wrap up the day’s action.

On Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 PM ET, the San Francisco 49ers play their first game in their new stadium when they welcome quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Levi’s Stadium live on NFL Network. Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner call the game from NFL Network’s studios.

Before kickoff of Broncos-49ers on NFL Network, NFL Total Access airs at 3:00 PM ET with Hellie, Theoharis, analyst Terrell Davis and NFL Media’s Mike Silver. During halftime of Broncos-49ers, Hellie, Theoharis, Davis and Silver provide analysis and highlights of the first half. Following the game, Theoharis, McGinest, Davis and Silver wrap of the day’s action.

Additionally, NFL Network provides complete game re-airs of every Week 2 preseason game.

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***

On Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 PM ET, the second preseason edition of NFL RedZone will provide live highlights and coverage of Cowboys-Ravens, Giants-Colts, Jets-Bengals, Bills-Steelers, Dolphins-Buccaneers, Falcons-Texans and Cardinals-Vikings, hosted by Matt “Money” Smith. The final two preseason editions of NFL RedZone will air Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET and Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM ET.

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 2 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2014 WEEK 2 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

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

Friday, August 15

7:30 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots – LIVE

10:30 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE (joined live in progress)

1:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

4:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears (condensed version)

Saturday, August 16

6:30 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints (condensed version)

9:00 AM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Noon ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

4:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams – LIVE

7:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys – LIVE

11:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

2:00 AM ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, August 17

6:00 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans

9:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

12 Noon ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

4:00 PM ET – Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers – LIVE

12 Midnight ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys

3:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday, August 18

10:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1:00 PM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

4:00 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

12 Midnight ET – Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 AM ET – Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans

Tuesday, August 19

10:00 AM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1:00 PM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers

4:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts

8:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Midnight ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

3:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears

Wednesday, August 20

10:00 AM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:00 PM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

4:00 PM ET – Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers

8:00 PM ET – Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins

12 Midnight ET – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings

3:00 AM ET – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers

Thursday, August 21

10:00 AM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

1:00 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys

4:00 PM ET – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks

3:00 AM ET – New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Friday, August 22

10:00 AM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams

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

The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 2 matchup on NFL Network:

Game Play-by-Play Analyst Sideline
Jaguars at Bears* Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
Eagles at Patriots Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham
Titans at Saints Joel Meyers Jon Stinchcomb John Deshazier
Chargers at Seahawks Curt Menefee Brock Huard N/A
Lions at Raiders Greg Papa Tom Flores & Jim Plunkett JT the Brick
Packers at Rams Andrew Siciliano Marshall Faulk & Torry Holt Casey Phillips & Martin Kilcoyne
Ravens at Cowboys Bill Jones Babe Laufenberg Steve Dennis
Giants at Colts Don Fischer Barry Krauss N/A
Jets at Bengals Brad Johansen Anthony Munoz Mike Valpredo
Bills at Steelers Bob Pompeani Edmund Nelson Jeff Verszyla
Dolphins at Buccaneers Chris Myers Ronde Barber Dan Lucas
Falcons at Texans Kevin Kugler Spencer Tillman Drew Dougherty
Cardinals at Vikings Paul Allen Pete Bercich Greg Coleman & Ben Leber
Broncos at 49ers** Ari Wolfe Kurt Warner N/A
Chiefs at Panthers*** Kevin Burkhardt John Lynch Pam Oliver
Browns at Redskins* Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters

* – ESPN

** – Special NFL Network presentation

*** – FOX

NFL on FOX Stacks Broadcast Teams for 20th Anniversary Season

nfl_on_fox

NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Buck & Aikman Return for 13th Season As Lead Broadcast Team with Andrews

Newcomers McNabb, Quinn, Diehl, Morrison, Kutcher & Ayanbadejo in Booth

Los Angeles – Next week, FOX Sports celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first NFL on FOX game telecast, and as the season approaches, the network is proud to unveil its 2014 broadcast teams, building on the strength of its well-respected lineup by coupling promising new talent with proven broadcast veterans.  The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President, COO & Executive Producer, Eric Shanks, and Executive Producer John Entz.  Regular-season games kick off on Sunday, Sept. 7, with doubleheader coverage featuring six match-ups beginning at 1:00 PM ET.  FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s No. 1 pregame show for 20 years and winner of 21 Emmy Awards, precedes game coverage each NFL on FOX Sunday at 12:00 PM ET.

Joe Buck (@Buck) and Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman), the NFL’s longest-running game broadcast team, return for their 13th season, this year welcoming Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews), in her second season as an NFL on FOX sideline reporter, to the team.  This season marks Buck’s 21st with FOX Sports and Aikman’s 14th.  The trio calls its first regular-season game of the year from Dallas on Week 1, as the Cowboys host the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 PM ET.

Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt (@KevinBurkhardt) shares the booth for the second year with John Lynch, in his sixth year as an analyst, teaming up with veteran sideline reporter Pam Oliver, in her 20th and final year on the FOX sidelines.  The team’s regular-season debut comes in a Week 1 clash in Atlanta, as the Falcons host the New Orleans Saints at 1:00 PM ET.

NFL on FOX’s second-longest running broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert (@KennyAlbert) with analyst Daryl Johnston (@DarylJohnston) and Tony Siragusa (@TonySiragusa), the NFL’s only on-field analyst, who begin their eighth campaign together in Chicago as Jay Cutler and the Bears welcome EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills at 1:00 PM ET.

Chris Myers (@The_ChrisMyers) returns to call games in 2014, this time with NFL veteran Ronde Barber, in his second year as an NFL on FOX analyst, and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504). The crew debuts in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers and new signal caller Josh McCown host the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton at 4:25 PM ET.

Thom Brennaman, longtime play-by-play announcer, welcomes FOX Sports newcomer and former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl (@DaveDiehl66), a two-time Super Bowl winner, as analyst with Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) as sideline reporter. The trio hits the air for the first time at 1:00 PM ET from Houston, where the Texans host the Washington Redskins.

Rounding out NFL on FOX broadcast teams in 2014 is veteran play-by-play man Dick Stockton with a rotation of new analysts featuring former NFL standout quarterback and FOX Sports 1 analyst Donovan McNabb (@DonovanJMcNabb), former NFL and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) and former NFL linebacker and FOX Sports 1 analyst Kirk Morrison (@KirkMorrison), in addition to sideline reporter Kristina Pink (@Kristina_Pink).  Stockton’s first game kicks off in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET alongside Morrison and Pink, when St. Louis hosts Minnesota.

Also contributing to NFL on FOX broadcasts throughout the season are play-by-play announcers Sam Rosen, Justin Kutcher (@JustinKutcher), Gus Johnson (@GusJohnson) and Mike Goldberg (@MFG16); analysts Charles Davis (@CFD22) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (@Brendon310); and sideline reporter Peter Schrager (@PSchrags).

Mike Pereira (@MikePereira), former NFL Vice President of Officiating, resumes his role as FOX Sports’ rules analyst to educate and inform viewers on the intricacies of the NFL rule book. He monitors the day’s action from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, from which he breaks down controversial calls and interprets rules with the NFL on FOX studio or game personnel.  Pereira also interacts with viewers throughout the day via Twitter.

2014 NFL on FOX announcer pairings:

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews

Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver

Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale

Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin

Kenny Albert, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Tony Siragusa

Dick Stockton, Donovan McNabb/Brady Quinn/Kirk Morrison and Kristina Pink

“We’re excited by the depth and quality of the personnel we’ve assembled to call NFL on FOX games this season,” said Entz.  “This blend of veterans and newcomers is going to work hard to call the action, capture the game’s nuances and keep the focus on the field, where it belongs.”

The entire FOX NFL SUNDAY cast returns for the one-hour program, including co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee (@CurtMenefee); analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) and Michael Strahan (@MichaelStrahan), the newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; top NFL insider Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer); rules expert Pereira; and comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle.  Bradshaw and Long, both Hall of Famers, have been mainstays since the show’s 1994 debut, while Johnson celebrates his 15th year.  Glazer joined in 2004, Menefee in 2006 and Strahan in 2008 following his Super Bowl XLII win with the New York Giants.

Bradshaw, Buck, Long, Stockton and Albert are original NFL on FOX broadcasters with the network since 1994.  Oliver enters her 20th year of service, followed by Rosen (19), Aikman and Johnston (14), Brennaman (12), Glazer and Siragusa (11), Myers (10) and Lynch (six).

Following its regular-season coverage, FOX Sports presents exclusive live postseason coverage including an NFC Wild Card Game, the NFC Divisional Playoffs and the NFC Championship Game.

The 2013-‘14 NFL on FOX regular season was the network’s most-watched ever (12.5/25), delivering an average of 21.2 million viewers, an 8% increase over 2012-‘13 viewership (19.7 million) and a 5% increase over 2010’s previous high.  NFL on FOX in 2013 marked a 6% household ratings and 8% audience increase over 2012 (11.8/24, 19.7 million).  The last four seasons of the NFL on FOX have been FOX’s most-watched since the network first began broadcasting the sport in 1994 (2013 – 21.2 million; 2010 – 20.11 million; 2011 – 20.96 million and 2012 – 19.7 million).

The 2013 NFL on FOX’s AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK national games averaged a sensational 15.9/29, with 27.2 million viewers, and continues to rank as the most-watched show on television in households and all key male and adult demographics. AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK finished +7% in rating and +10% in audience over the 2012-’13 season (14.8/26, 24.8 million viewers).

FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched pregame show since its 1994 debut, delivered a 3.4/8 for the 2013 season, with a season-high 5.5 million viewers for its final installment of the 2013 campaign, and on the year averaged 3.2/8 with 4.8 million viewers, up +3% in rating and +4% in audience over 2012-’13 (3.1/8, 4.6 million viewers).

Every NFL on FOX broadcast day begins with FOX NFL KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1 at 11:00 AM ET.  The one-hour show, now in its second season, is hosted by Joel Klatt with three of the NFL’s all-time greats – Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher – serving as analysts each week.

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NFL Network’s ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ Kicks Off Thursday at 10:00 AM ET

NFL_Network_2012_Logo‘Inside Training Camp Live’ at 10:00 AM ET – Nine Hours of Live Training Camp Coverage

Rich Eisen With Broncos QB Peyton Manning & EVP/GM John Elway

Live Coverage Begins at 6:00 AM ET with ‘NFL AM’

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live kicks off Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 AM ET and provides nine hours of live coverage. During Inside Training Camp Live, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen speaks with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway.

Start the day with NFL AM at 6:00 AM ET as hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli, and analysts Eric Davis, Jordan Babineaux and Steve Wyche provide the first reports and analysis of the day.

At 7:00 PM ET, host Amber Theoharis and analysts Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest recap all of the day’s action on NFL Total Access, followed by Training Camp Primetime at 8:00 PM ET with Sapp, McGinest and host Scott Hanson.

Coming Up on NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live Thursday, July 24

The following hosts and analysts will appear on Inside Training Camp Live:

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET – Chris Rose, Brian Baldinger, Shawne Merriman & Charley Casserly
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET – Lindsay Rhodes, Mike Tannenbaum, Solomon Wilcots & Charley Casserly
  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM ET – Andrew Siciliano, Jamie Dukes, Michael Robinson & Charley Casserly

Inside Training Camp Live will feature the following on-site NFL Network hosts/analysts/reporters:

  • Rich Eisen & Mike Silver – Denver Broncos
    • Rich Eisen interviews with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning & Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway
  • Steve Wyche & Jeff Darlington – Washington Redskins
  • Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport & Bob Papa – New York Giants
  • Dan Hellie & Aditi Kinkhabwala – Cleveland Browns
  • Desmond Purnell – Dallas Cowboys
  • Albert Breer – New Orleans Saints
  • Kim Jones – New York Jets
  • Randy Moss & Judy Battista – New England Patriots
  • Omar Ruiz – San Francisco 49ers

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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FOX Sports Boasts Loaded Roster of College Football Broadcasters

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoStalwarts Johnson, Davis & Klatt Joined

By Newcomers Brando & Wannstedt

Insiders Feldman, Mandel & Travis Form Cross-Platform Triple-Threat

New York – The calendar may say “summer,” but college football fans know that even as hot weather prevails, it won’t be long until the days shorten, leaves turn and college football gets underway. As conference media days continue, FOX Sports unveils the studio personalities and game broadcast teams calling its exciting college football matchups from late August through early December. The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks and FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Production, John Entz.

“We’ve been methodically developing our college football depth chart for a few years now,” Entz said. “The group we’ve assembled for 2014 is an exciting mix of veterans and FOX Sports newcomers that represents our deepest college football roster ever. We couldn’t be more excited about the level of coverage we’ll be delivering this season.”

This year, FOX broadcasts a one-hour prime-time pregame show on Saturdays leading into the biggest game of the week. Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) hosts alongside analysts Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) and former college and NFL head coach Dave Wannstedt, a new addition to the FOX Sports lineup. College football insiders Bruce Feldman(@BruceFeldmanCFB), Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) and Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) also contribute to the network’s studio coverage.  Feldman and Mandel joined FOX Sports since last season, leaving their prior positions at CBSSports.com and SI.com, respectively.

The most exciting voice in sports, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson once again teams with analyst Charles Davis (@CFD22), an All-SEC defensive back at Tennessee, to form FOX Sports’ lead college football broadcast team. Johnson and Davis are joined by sideline reporter Molly McGrath (@MollyMcGrathFS1), who continues as co-host of FOX Sports 1’s AMERICA’S PREGAME.

Analyst Joey Harrington returns for his second season in the booth and is joined by a new addition to FOX Sports, Joe Davis(@JoeDavisFOX), a former ESPN play-by-play broadcaster, who at age 25 became the youngest person ever to call a college football bowl game (2013 Poinsettia Bowl) for the network. FOX Sports San Diego’s Kris Budden (@KrisBudden) joins Harrington and Davis on the sidelines.

Veteran broadcaster Tim Brando(@TimBrando), a recent addition to FOX Sports’ college football and basketball coverage, calls Thursday night games on FOX Sports 1 with Klatt serving as analyst, and is also in the booth on Saturdays. Play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack (@BuckleUpBoler) returns to FOX Sports for his fourth season and teams with analyst Ryan Nece (@ryannece). The pair worked together last season with Nece serving as a sideline reporter/on-field analyst.

In addition, analysts Petros Papadakis (@PetrosAndMoney) and Coy Wire (@CoyWire) as well as rules expert Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) contribute to FOX Sports’ wide-ranging college football coverage. FOX Sports’ rich stable of college football analysts also offer their expertise regularly on FOX Sports 1 studio shows AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.

FOX Sports kicks off the 2014 college football season with four straight days of action, beginning Thursday, Aug. 28 (10:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 as Rutgers takes the field for the first time as a member of the Big Ten Conference, facing Washington State at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Play continues the following evening with Colorado State vs. Colorado at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (9:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1), followed by a full slate of Saturday games, highlighted by Fresno State at USC (7:30 PM ET) on the FOX broadcast network. Then, in a rare Sunday showdown, FOX Sports 1 helps Baylor debut  its beautiful new facility, McLane Stadium, as the Bears host SMU (7:30 PM ET).

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.

For more on FOX College Football, follow @CFBONFOX on Twitter and “Like” FOX Sports on Facebook (facebook.com/foxsports).


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