College Football begins Saturday with seven games: Schedule, networks and announcers!


Waiting for football? Here it is! The first weekend begins this Saturday, 10 days before Labor Day.

As some announcers would say, “It’s just the start of things!”

Nebraska at Illinois – a Big Ten match will be played in Champaign, Illinois on Saturday at 1pm. There will be eight games played between Saturday and next Wednesday.

Week 0

Saturday, Aug. 28

Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX, Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman

UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN, Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor,

Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN, ESPN: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport 

Eastern Illinois at Indiana State | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, ESPN+: Brian Jennings, Katrell Moss

Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central | 7 p.m. | ESPN, Mark Jones, Jay Walker, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich

UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball, AggieVision, Adam Young, Danny Knee*

Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN, Jason Knapp, Aaron Murray, Amanda Guerra


Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

UAB vs. Jacksonville State  | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN, Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer and Lauren Sisler


* NM State Athletics and NM State Sports Properties have named Stephanie Shields and NM State graduate Tatiana Favela to serve as the 2021 TV sideline reporters


Thanks to Eye on Sky for its continued cooperation, sharing data and information



David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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