ESPN Radio’s season-long coverage of the 2017 college football campaign will culminate with a 22-game postseason bowl schedule, including all matchups from the College Football Playoff, capped by the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T on Monday, Jan. 8, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. ESPN Monday Night Football play-by-play voice Sean McDonough will call the final game alongside analyst Todd Blackledge, with reporters Holly Rowe and Ian Fitzsimmons. ESPN Radio’s on-site studio coverage will be hosted by Marc Kestecher, with analyst Trevor Matich.
ESPN will provide multi-day, multi-platform coverage of the early National Signing Day period as the 2018 freshmen class is the first recruiting class to have the choice of utilizing the new signing period that runs for 72 hours beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20 and concluding Friday, Dec. 22.
College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will be live in Philadelphia, on Saturday, Dec. 9, ahead of the Army-Navy matchup. The premier college football pregame show will originate from XFINITY Live, in proximity of Lincoln Financial Field.
The College Football Playoff Selection Show from Noon – 4 p.m. ET on December 3, was the most-viewed four-hour CFP Selection Show ever.
ESPN has created an interactive fan experience to celebrate college football fandom. The College Football Playoff Locker Room will travel to three cities in the next few weeks and give fans an opportunity to get in on the college football action and win prizes, including a chance to go to one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games.
The 2017 Home Depot Coach of the Year Award will be presented to Scott Frost, head coach at the University of Central Florida for the last two seasons, as part of The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN. Also on award night, as part of The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile at 6 p.m. on ESPNU, The John Mackey Award for outstanding tight end will be presented to Mark Andrews of Oklahoma.
New Year’s Day: College Football Playoff Semifinals at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual and Allstate Sugar Bowl on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio January 8: CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, and … Read More
The matchups for the 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events have been announced.
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Presenters for The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN—live on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN—include three College Football Hall of Fame inductees, national championship and Super Bowl Winning head coaches, and past college football awards recipients.