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Parting Schotts: ESPN sets college bowl game schedule, announcers lineup

Parting Schotts: ESPN sets college bowl game schedule, announcers lineup

It's college bowl season time
Parting Schotts: ESPN sets college bowl game schedule, announcers lineup
ESPN has announced its college football bowl broadcast schedule
Photographer: ESPN Images

The college football bowl season is upon us, and ESPN announced its lineup and announcers for the games it will televise.

The highlight is the College Football Playoff. The semifinal games -- Oklahoma vs. Alabama and Clemson vs. Notre Dame -- take place Saturday, Dec. 29. The championship game is Monday, Jan. 7

Some highlights:

  •          ESPN televises 31 games, ABC airs four games, and ESPN2 one game; ESPN Deportes televises 16 games
  •          ESPN Radio will broadcast 22 games
  •          ESPN3 streams trophy presentations

Here is the schedule.

College Football Playoff New Year’s Six Schedule

Sat, Dec. 29

Noon

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Michigan


TV: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams

 

Radio: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

4 p.m.

 

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame 

TV:  Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Tom Rinaldi and Holly Rowe 

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

 

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

8 p.m.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

 

TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Laura Rutledge, Maria Taylor

Radio: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

Tue, Jan 1

p.m.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

No. 11 LSU vs. No. 8 UCF
 

TV: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

Radio: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

p.m.

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 9 Washington vs. No. 6 Ohio State 

 

TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor

 

Radio: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

8:45 p.m.

Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 15 Texas at No. 5 Georgia 

 

TV: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

 

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

 

Mon, Jan. 7

p.m.

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T

TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor, Tom Rinaldi

Radio: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

ESPN’s 2018-19 Postseason Schedule 

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Sat, Dec. 15

Noon

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State 

Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Jay Walker, Molly McGrath

ABC and 
ESPN Deportes

 

2 p.m.

New Mexico Bowl
North Texas vs. Utah State 

TV: Mark Neely, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich

Radio: Bill Roth, Barrett Jones, Taylor Davis

ESPN, ESPN Radio

 

3:30 p.m.

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Arizona State vs. No. 21 Fresno State

Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi

ABC

 

5:30 p.m.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan

 

TV: Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia, Lauren Sisler

 

Radio: Kevin Winter, Ben Hartstock

ESPN, 
ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio

 

9 p.m.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State

 

TV: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker

 

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN, 
ESPN Radio

Tue, Dec. 18

7 p.m.

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
UAB vs. Northern Illinois 

TV: Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard, Jonathan Vilma, Alyssa Lang

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN, 
ESPN Radio

Wed, Dec. 19

8 p.m.

DXL Frisco Bowl
San Diego State vs. Ohio

Kevin Brown, Andre Ware, Kris Budden

ESPN

Thu, Dec. 20

8 p.m.

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Marshall vs. South Florida 

Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN,

ESPN Deportes

Fri, Dec. 21

12:30 p.m.

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Florida International vs. Toledo

Steve Levy, Desmond Howard, Laura Rutledge

ESPN

 

4 p.m.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Western Michigan vs. BYU

Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey, Alex Corddry

ESPN

Sat, Dec. 22

Noon

Jared Birmingham Bowl
Memphis vs. Wake Forest 

Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Army

Chris Cotter, Emmanuel Acho, Jim Mora, Quint Kessenich

ESPN
ESPN Deportes

 

7 p.m.

Dollar General Bowl
Buffalo vs. Troy 

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

ESPN
ESPN Deportes

 

10:30 p.m.

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl
Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech

 

TV: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Allison Williams

 

Radio: Kevin Winter, TBD

ESPN, 
ESPN Radio

Wed, Dec. 26

1:30 p.m.

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Boston College vs. No. 25 Boise State

Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden

ESPN

 

5:15 p.m.

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech

Mark Neely, Ray Bentley, Allison Williams

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

Cheez-It Bowl
California vs. TCU

TV: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker

 

Radio: Kevin Brown, Andre Ware, Shelley Smith

ESPN, 
ESPN Deportes,
ESPN Radio

Thu, Dec. 27

1:30 p.m.

Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Temple vs. Duke 

Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Lauren Sisler

ESPN

 

5:15 p.m.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Miami vs. Wisconsin 

 

TV: Bob Wischusen, Mike Golic Jr, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra

 

Radio: Kevin Winter, Jack Ford, CJ Papa

ESPN, 
ESPN Deportes,
ESPN Radio

 

9 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt 

TV: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic  

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN, 
ESPN Deportes 
ESPN Radio

Fri, Dec. 28

1:30 p.m.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Purdue vs. Auburn 

TV: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

 

Radio: Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport

ESPN
ESPN Radio

 

5:15 p.m.

Camping World Bowl
No. 16 West Virginia vs. No. 20 Syracuse 

TV: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich 

Radio: Dave Lamont, John Congemi, Molly McGrath

ESPN 
ESPN Radio

 

9 p.m.

Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 24 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Washington State 

 

TV: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

 

Radio: Roy Philpot, Tom Ramsey, Alex Corddry

ESPN

ESPN Radio

Sat, Dec. 29

Noon

Belk Bowl
South Carolina vs. Virginia 

TV: Adam Amin, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

 

Radio: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Kris Budden

ABC

ESPN Radio

Mon, Dec. 31

Noon

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech 

TV: Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia, Alex Corddry

 

Radio: Kevin Winter, TBD

ESPN
ESPN Radio

 

3:45 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
No. 23 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State 

 

TV: Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra

Radio: Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley, Alyssa Lang

ESPN and ESPN Radio

 

7:30 p.m.

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
NC State vs. No. 19 Texas A&M 

Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN

Tue, Jan 1

Noon

Outback Bowl 
No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa 

Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath

ESPN2

 

p.m.

VRBO Citrus Bowl 
No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Penn State 

TV: Dave Flemming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutledge 

Radio: Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

ABC
ESPN Radio

 

 

On Twitter, follow Associate Sports Editor Ken Schott at @slapschotts and Daily Gazette Sports @dgazettesports. Email Schott at [email protected]

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