COLLEGE FOOTBALL

College football has busted through years of producing telecasts, from Mel Allen to Keith Jackson

When AM radio dominated the electronic medium, it began with a moniker, the Grand Daddy, the Rose Bowl. NBC’s first nationwide broadcast began in 1927, in Pasadena. The Orange and Sugar Bowls populated right behind them. On radio not soon thereafter were the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl. It was pioneer Graham McNamee.
In 1952, Mel Allen inaugurated the Rose Bowl on NBC TV. It was he who did the first ever play-by-play nationally. He presided over the Golden Rose Bowl.
Saturday, December 16
11 AM- Myrtle Beach Bowl 
Ohio vs. Georgia Southern 
ESPN: Drew Carter, Dustin Fox, Stormy Buonantony 
ESPN Radio: Chris Carlin, Orlando Franklin
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Noon– Celebration Bowl
Howard vs. Florida A&M 
ABC, ESPN3: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Quint Kessenich 
Bowl Season Radio: Travis Jones, Marshall Newhouse, Olivia Moody
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2:15 PM- New Orleans Bowl  
Louisiana vs. Jacksonville State 
ESPN: Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Taylor Davis 
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons 
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3:30 PM- Cure Bowl 
Appalachian State vs. Miami (OH)
ABC, ESPN3: Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III, Kris Budden 
Bowl Season Radio: Jamie Seh, Rene Ingoglia, Despina Barton
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5:45 PM- New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
ESPN: Clay Matvick, Rod Gilmore, Lauren Sisler 
Bowl Season Radio: Brian Roth, Hans Olsen, Bridget Howard
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7:30 PM- LA Bowl
Boise State vs. UCLA
ABC, ESPN3: Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Tom Ramsey 
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9:15 PM- Independence Bowl
Cal vs. Texas Tech
ESPN: Kevin Connors, Rocky Boiman, Marilyn Payne 
Bowl Season Radio: JD Byars, Elvis Gallegos, Tim Murray
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Monday, December 18
2:30 PM- Famous Toastery Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
ESPN: Dave Neal, Tom Luginbill, Abby Labar
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Tuesday, December 19
9 PM- Frisco Bowl
UTSA vs. Marshall
ESPN: Jorge Sedano, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport 
Bowl Season Radio: Toby Rowland, Elvis Gallegos, Chris Mycoskie 
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Thursday, December 21
8 PM- Boca Raton Bowl
South Florida vs. Syracuse
ESPN: Matt Barrie, Dan Mullen, Harry Lyles Jr. 
ESPN Radio: Chris Carlin, Harry Douglas
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Friday, December 22
6:30 PM-Gasparilla Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. UCF
ESPN: Wes Durham, Tim Hasselbeck, Taylor Tannebaum 
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Saturday, December 23
Noon- Birmingham Bowl:
Duke vs. Troy 
ABC, ESPN3: Tom Hart, Cole Cubelic, Taylor Davis 
Bowl Season Radio:
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Noon- Camellia Bowl:
Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
ESPN: Courtney Lyle, Hutson Mason, Ashley Stroehlein
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Aaron Murray
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3:30 PM-Armed Forces Bowl:
James Madison vs. Air Force
ABC, ESPN3: Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra 
Bowl Season Radio: Brian Estridge, Landry Burdine, Chris Mycoskie 
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3:30 PM- Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:
Georgia State vs. Utah State
ESPN: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Sherree Burruss 
ESPN Radio: Clay Matvick, Dave Steckel
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7 PM- 68 Ventures Bowl
South Alabama vs. Eastern Michigan
ESPN: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang 
68 Ventures Bowl Radio (Grace Unlimited): Mike Grace, Bart Hyche, Randy Kennedy
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7:30 PM- Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs. Northwestern
ESPN: Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, Stormy Buonantony 
Bowl Season Radio:
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10:30 PM- Hawaii Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs. San José State
ESPN: John Schriffen, Orlando Franklin, Marilyn Payne 
ESPN Radio: Kevin Winter, Trevor Matich
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Tuesday, December 26
2 PM- Quick Lane Bowl: Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
ESPN: Connor Onion, Dustin Fox, Tori Petry
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5:30 PM- First Responder Bowl: Rice vs. Texas State
ESPN: Dave Neal, Aaron Murray, Morgan Uber
Bowl Season Radio: Brian Estridge, Justin Fuente, Chris Mycoskie 
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9 PM- Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Kansas vs. UNLV
ESPN: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony 
ESPN Radio: Jorge Sedano, Max Starks 
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Wednesday, December 27
2 PM- Military Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Tulane
ESPN: Jay Alter, Rene Ingoglia, Alex Chappell 
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5:30 PM- Duke’s Mayo Bowl: West Virginia vs. North Carolina
ESPN: Matt Barrie, Dan Mullen, Harry Lyles Jr. 
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Charles Arbuckle 
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8 PM- Holiday Bowl: Louisville vs. USC
FOX:
KGB 760, FS SiriusXM: Jon Schaeffer, Rich Ohrnberger
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9 PM- Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
ESPN: Roy Philpott, Roddy Jones, Taylor McGregor 
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons 
SportsRadio 610 (KILT): Brett Dolan, TBA
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Thursday, December 28
11 AM- Fenway Bowl: Boston College vs. SMU
ESPN: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Sherree Burruss 
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2:15 PM- Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Miami (FL)
ESPN: Drew Carter, Rod Gilmore, Taylor Davis 
ESPN Radio: Mike Corey, Harry Douglas
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5:45 PM- Pop-Tarts Bowl: NC State vs. Kansas State
ESPN: Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra 
ESPN Radio: Sean Kelley, Rene Ingoglia 
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9:15 PM- Alamo Bowl: Arizona vs. Oklahoma
ESPN: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic 
ESPN Radio: Justin Kutcher, Max Starks, Ian Fitzsimmons 
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Friday, December 29
Noon- Gator Bowl: Kentucky vs. Clemson
ESPN: Wes Durham, Tim Hasselbeck, Taylor Tannebaum 
Touchdown Radio: Frank Frangie, Gino Torretta 
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2 PM- Sun Bowl: Oregon State vs. Notre Dame
CBS: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jenny Dell 
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3:30 PM- Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State
ESPN: John Schriffen, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport 
ESPN Radio: Jorge Sedano, Orlando Franklin 
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8 PM- Cotton Bowl: Missouri vs. Ohio State
ESPN: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill 
ESPN Radio: Brad Sham, Kirk Morrison, Taylor McGregor 
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Saturday, December 30
Noon- Peach Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Penn State
ESPN: Mark Jones, Louis Riddick, Quint Kessenich 
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons 
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2 PM- Music City Bowl: Maryland vs. Auburn
ABC, ESPN3: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
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4 PM- Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Georgia
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, Katie George 
ESPN Radio: Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton 
4:30 PM- Arizona Bowl:  Toledo vs. Wyoming
CW, Barstool Sports: Jake Marsh, Dan Katz, Dave Portnoy, Adam “Rone” Ferrone, Caleb Pressley
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Monday, January 1
Noon-ReliaQuest BowlWisconsin vs. LSU
ESPN2: Brian Custer, Rod Gilmore, Lauren Sisler 
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1 PM- Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Liberty
ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III, Kris Budden 
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Max Starks, Stormy Buonantony 
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1 PM- Citrus Bowl: Tennessee vs. Iowa
ABC, ESPN3: Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton 
ESPN Radio: Chris Carlin, Tom Luginbill 
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5 PM- Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Michigan
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe, Laura Rutledge
ESPN Radio: Joe Tessitore, Dusty Dvoracek, Quint Kessenich 
8:45 PM- Sugar Bowl: Texas vs. Washington
ESPN: Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, Molly McGrath, Katie George 
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons 
Monday, January 8
7:30 PM- National Championship:
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe, Molly McGrath 
ESPN Radio: Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, Ian Fitzsimmons, Kris Budden
This courtesy of Wikipedia 
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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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