College GameDay, College Football Live & SportsCenter at the BCS

College GameDay, College Football Live & SportsCenter at the BCS

Joined by Special Guest Analysts Gene Chizik, Chip Kelly, Bret Bielema & Lane Kiffin; GameDay to Originate from All Four Locations

In addition to televising all five of the Bowl Championship Series matchups for the second straight year, ESPN will provide extensive on-site studio reports and analysis across multiple shows and platforms for each of the five bowls. Coverage will be highlighted by four special editions of the popular College GameDay Built by The Home Depot: a two-hour show on January 2 at 10 a.m. ET to preview the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl; one-hour shows on January 3 and January 4 at 7 p.m. to preview the Allstate Sugar Bowl and Discover Orange Bowl, respectively; and a two-hour preview of the Allstate BCS National Championship on January 9 at 6 p.m.

In addition to College GameDay, one-hour editions of ESPN’s weekday College Football Live at the BCS (daily from 3 to 4 p.m.) will air from New Orleans, site of the Allstate BCS National Championship, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Monday, Jan. 9, the day of the title game (No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio).

Chizik and Kelly Join ESPN as Guest Analysts
Auburn coach Gene Chizik and Oregon coach Chip Kelly – the two participants in last year’s Tostitos BCS National Championship – will join ESPN as on-site studio analysts from New Orleans leading up to and through the Allstate BCS National Championship game. They will provide analysis across College GameDay, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, College Football Live at the BCS, and pre, half-time and post-game coverage.

Special College GameDay Built by The Home Depot from the Rose Bowl
College GameDay will originate from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. beginning at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU and continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Commentators include hosts Chris Fowler and Erin Andrews, and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack.
On-set interviews and guest analysts:

  • Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema and Oregon coach Chip Kelly will appear on set together for a live interview as they prepare to lead their teams in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN Radio).
  • USC head coach Lane Kiffin will serve as a guest analyst.

Features:

  • Big, Bad Badger Offensive Line: Erin Andrews takes a trip to Madison to visit with the Wisconsin players who make up one of the biggest offensive lines in college football history.
  • Gruden’s Film Room: ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden breaks down film of the quarterbacks leading their teams in the Outback Bowl (January 2 at 1 p.m. on ABC), Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins.
  • Andrew Luck Conversation: Tom Rinaldi will sit down with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck as he prepares for his final game with the Cardinal (against Oklahoma State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl January 2 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN Radio).
  • Images of the Year: A look at the images that made up the 2011 season.

ESPN daily on-site studio coverage:

Date

Time (ET)

Show

Network

Mon, Jan 2

10 a.m. &
11 a.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (Pasadena)
Hosts Chris Fowler and Erin Andrews; analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Todd McShay; and reporter Tom Rinaldi
Special Guests: Bret Bielema (Wisconsin), Chip Kelly (Oregon) and Lane Kiffin (USC)

ESPNU (10 a.m.)
ESPN (11 a.m.)

Beginning at 5 p.m.

Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (Pasadena)
Pregame: Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard & David Pollack
Halftime: Chris Fowler, Lee Corso & Desmond Howard
Postgame: Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit & Desmond Howard

ESPN

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Glendale)
Halftime & postgame: John Saunders & Jesse Palmer

ESPN

Tue, Jan 3

3 p.m.

College Football Live at the BCS (New Orleans)
Wendi Nix, David Pollack & Todd McShay

ESPN

7 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (New Orleans)
Host Chris Fowler and analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack

ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Halftime: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Desmond Howard
Postgame: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & David Pollack

ESPN

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Wendi Nix, David Pollack & Todd McShay

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard & David Pollack

ESPN

Wed, Jan 4

3 p.m.

College Football Live at the BCS (Miami & New Orleans)
Miami: Rece Davis, Mark May & Lou Holtz
New Orleans: John Saunders, Jesse Palmer & Desmond Howard

ESPN

7 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (Miami and New Orleans)
Miami: Rece Davis, Mark May & Lou Holtz
New Orleans: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Jesse Palmer

ESPN

Discover Orange Bowl
Halftime & postgame: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May

ESPN

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Wendi Nix, Desmond Howard & Todd McShay

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Chris Fowler & Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN

Thu, Jan 5

3 p.m.

College Football Live at the BCS (New Orleans)
John Saunders, Desmond Howard & Todd McShay

ESPN

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Erin Andrews, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Jesse Palmer & David Pollack

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & David Pollack

ESPN

Fri, Jan 6

3 p.m.

College Football Live at the BCS (New Orleans)
Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Todd McShay

ESPN

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
John Saunders, Desmond Howard, Jesse Palmer, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Todd McShay

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Rece Davis, Lee Corso & Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN

Sat, Jan 7

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Multiple hosts, analysts & guests

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Multiple hosts, analysts & guests

ESPN

Sun, Jan 8

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May

ESPN

6 p.m. to
3 a.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly

ESPN

Mon, Jan 9

3 p.m.

College Football Live at the BCS (New Orleans)
Set 1: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & May Mark
Set 2: John Saunders & Todd McShay

ESPN

6 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (New Orleans)
Set 1: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly
Set 2: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May
Field reporters: Erin Andrews, Wendi Nix & Tom Rinaldi
Field analysis: David Pollack & Todd McShay

ESPN

7 p.m.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (New Orleans)
Set 1: Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit & Desmond Howard
Set 2: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly
Field reporters: Erin Andrews, Wendi Nix & Tom Rinaldi
Field analysis: David Pollack & Todd McShay

ESPN

Beginning at 8 p.m.

Allstate BCS National Championship
Pregame: Chris Fowler, Desmond Howard, Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly
Halftime: Chris Fowler, Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly

ESPN

Conclusion of game

Postgame and SportsCenter
Set 1: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Gene Chizik & Chip Kelly
Set 2: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May
On field: Erin Andrews, Wendi Nix & Tom Rinaldi

9 a.m. to noon

SportsCenter (morning segments)
Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Jess Palmer, David Pollack & Todd McShay

ESPN

6 p.m.

SportsCenter (evening segments)
Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May

ESPN

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