Entire BCS Highlights ESPN College Football Bowl Schedule of 34 Games

ESPN_BCSESPN’s extensive coverage of the 2013 college football season will culminate with 34 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups. The schedule will conclude with the VIZIO BCS National Championship – No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn – on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET across six television networks plus audio and digital platforms.
 
Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit will work their seventh consecutive BCS National Championship game, calling ESPN’s telecast of VIZIO BCS National Championship (Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m.) with Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 reporter Heather Cox and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot host and reporter Tom Rinaldi. For the third straight year, ESPN’s Monday Night Football signal caller Mike Tirico will work ESPN Radio’s broadcast with ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge and reporters Holly Rowe and Joe Schad.
 
The schedule will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 21, with four games. ESPN and ESPN Radio will carry three games: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Washington State vs. Colorado State) at 2 p.m., Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Buffalo vs. San Diego State) at 5:30 p.m. and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) at 9 p.m. ABC will televise the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC) at 3:30 p.m.
 
Schedule highlights:
 
  • ESPN will provide special “BCS Megacast” coverage of the VIZIO BCS National Championship – No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. – featuring multiple live presentations of across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line. Game-specific content will also be available on ESPN.com and ESPN social media platforms.
  • In addition to the National Championship, ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will carry the four non-championship BCS games: the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) at 5 p.m. and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1; Allstate Sugar Bowl (No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama) on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m.; and Discover Orange Bowl (No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State) on Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m.
  • An ESPN outlet will present at least one game a day for 14 out of the 17 days from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6.
  • ESPN platforms will carry six games on New Year’s Day:
  • Noon: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia) on ESPN2 and Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (UNLV vs. North Texas) on ESPNU.
  • 1 p.m.: Capital One Bowl (No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina) on ABC and ESPN Radio and Outback Bowl (Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
  • 5 p.m.: Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
  • Every bowl game on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
  • ESPN Radio will broadcast 26 bowl games, including all five BCS matchups and the AT&T Cotton Bowl (No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri on Friday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m.).
  • ESPN platforms will cover all nine ESPN Regional Television owned-and-operated bowl games:
  • Three on Saturday, Dec. 21: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC) and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:30 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio).
  • Additional pre-Christmas Day games on ESPN and ESPN Radio include the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg (Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.) and Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.).
  • ESPN and ESPN Radio will also carry the Texas Bowl (Friday, Dec. 27, at 6 p.m.); Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Monday, Dec. 30, at 11:45 a.m.); and BBVA Compass Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m.).
  • ESPNU will televise the Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (Wednesday, Jan. 1, at noon).
  • ESPN International networks will televise the VIZIO BCS National Championship in Australia/New Zealand (ESPN Pacific Rim); Latin America North & South; Brazil; Caribbean; Japan (via J-Sports) and Canada (via TSN and RDS).  ESPN’s broadband service, ESPN Player will provide the game live to more than 40 countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while ESPN syndication partners will televise the BCS in the UK, parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and China.
  • ESPN The Magazine will provide a week-by-week look at the moments – both forgotten and still being talked about – that when combined added up to Auburn vs. Florida State on January 6 with its first-ever “Story of the Season” issue, which hits subscribers mailboxes beginning next week (and on newsstands Friday, December 27). Every week will be put into context through essays (Wright Thompson on the botched snap that started it all , Eli Saslow on the Winston investigation, Rick Bragg on the greatest weekend ever),  taking readers inside the five-month march to the VIZIO BCS National Championship game, reliving the moments and revisiting the teams and players. The issue will be presented in a week-by-week format, including lengthier features on the Tigers’ fairy tale season and the Seminoles’ impenetrable defense, as well as a look at the investigation into their Heisman-winning QB.
 
The issue will also include smaller stories (told through words, graphics and visuals) that touch on teams that shaped the BCS outcome. Finally, there will be an in-depth preview of the BCS title game and predictions for each of the BCS bowls.
 
 
The 2013 college football season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Radio, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN GamePlan totals more than 450 regular-and post-season games.
 
Bowl Championship Series
Wed, Jan 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State

TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor

TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
Radio: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
Thu, Jan 2 8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama

TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes
Fri, Jan 3 8:30 p.m. Discover Orange Bowl: No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State

TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
Radio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes+
Mon, Jan 6 8:30 p.m. VIZIO BCS National Championship: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn

TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi
Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line
 
Additional Postseason Games
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Dec 21 2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State vs. Colorado State

TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
Radio: John Sadak, Tom Ramsey & Niki Noto
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC

Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
ABC
5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo vs. San Diego State

TV: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Marc Kestescher, Dan Hawkins & Marty Cesario
ESPN & ESPN Radio
9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 23 2 p.m. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Ohio vs. East Carolina

ESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 24 8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State

ESPN: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Maria Taylor
Radio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Thu, Dec 26 6 p.m. Little Caesars Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto
ESPN
9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. No. 23 Northern Illinois

TV: Joe Davis, Mike Bellotti & Cara Capuano
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Dec 27 2:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. Maryland

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN
6 p.m. Texas Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota

TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Kaylee Hartung
Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN & ESPN Radio
9:30 p.m. Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU vs. Washington

TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Shelley Smith
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 28 Noon New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Notre Dame

TV: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Connell McShane, Jack Ford & C.J. Papa
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:20 p.m. Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina

TV: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
Radio: Tom Hart, David Diaz-Infante & Cara Capuano
ESPN & ESPN Radio
6:45 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 18 Louisville

TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN & ESPN Radio
10:15 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State

TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 30 11:45 a.m. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy

TV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
Radio: Mark Neely, Tom Ramsey & Lewis Johnson
ESPN & ESPN Radio
3:15 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech

Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN
6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas

TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
Radio: Marc Kestescher, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee Hartung
ESPN & ESPN Radio
10:15 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: No. 14 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Dec 31 12:30 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston College

Tom Hart, John Congemi & Niki Noto
ESPN
4 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice vs. Mississippi State

TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Radio: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN & ESPN Radio
8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 24 Duke vs. No. 21 Texas A&M

TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Wed, Jan 1 Noon TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia

Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ESPN2
Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank: UNLV vs. North Texas

Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
1 p.m. Capital One Bowl: No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina

TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
Radio: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC & ESPN Radio
Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU

TV: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters
Radio: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan 3 7:30 p.m. AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri

Brad Sham, Ed Cunningham & Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
Sat, Jan 4 1 p.m. BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

TV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Dawn Davenport
Radio: Adam Amin, Rene Ingoglia & TBD
ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sun, Jan 5 9 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Ball State

Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN
 
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