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College Football has some 100 games on TV this weekend: See networks, times and voices


College Football’s Week#0, a new label, ends Wednesday night with UAB at Jacksonville State. With little time to breathe, we move immediately to Week #1. And from sprinkles, we move along to heavy rain.  Looks like mid-season already. We’re at about 100 broadcasts this Labor Day Weekend.

You’ll remember many of the names on this long list from previous seasons:

  • ESPN’s official top team Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit work #3 Clemson at #5 Georgia. On Monday, Rece Davis fills in for Fowler who’ll be on tennis and will join Herbie for Louisville at Ole Miss.
  • In my mind, college football’s two best crews are ESPN’s Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge and Fox’ Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman. The latter two open with Louisiana at Texas Saturday. They’ll have Stanford at USC on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in Week #2. Talking of Stanford, ESPN has added Stanford Routt to its roster of announcers. He played in the NFL for seven seasons. Routt partners with Ted Emrich on ESPN+ calling UC Davis at Tulsa. Emrich does some radio play-by-play for Westwood One.
  • Ted Robinson, once quite visible on baseball and more, particularly tennis, including calling 49ers games on radio, is working for the Pac-12 Network. He and Yogi Roth have Southern Utah at #25 Arizona State this week.

Oh, there’s another Roth on this list, Bill Roth who’s on play-by-play for Eastern Illinois at South Carolina with Chris Doering. Bill was beloved for his radio years with Virginia Tech, doing both football and basketball. He moved out west and had a golden opportunity, broadcasting UCLA football and basketball. He was far from home and after just one season, moved back east. He’s done part-time work for ESPN since. Bill is solid.

Ed Cohen who does Knicks games on radio has Holy Cross at UConn with Ross Tucker.

Atlanta Falcons voice Wes Durham will have a busy fall navigating his Saturdays and Sundays. This weekend ESPN has him on UMass at Pitt with ex-Georgia Tech slotback Roddy Jones.

Good to see Matt Millen back in stride. He went through major heart surgery. The Big Ten Network has him on Fordham at Nebraska. Matt is probably preparing stories and anecdote as I write this. I can imagine the over-under and point spread on that game. Hey, it’s just week #1. The Rams struggle to compete in their own conference. Good luck.

Thursday, September 2

New Hampshire at Stony Brook  FloFootball | 6 p.m. | Jonny Wincott, Sam Kornhauser

Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network: Joe Beninati, Matt McGlonin

Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: A.J. Ricketts, Cam Lynch

Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN: Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones

Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Michael Reghi, Je’Rod Cherry

Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Doug Sherman, Tyoka Jackson

The Citadel at No. 22 Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Jeff McCarragher, Nate Ross

Weber State at No. 24 Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck

East Carolina vs. Appalachian State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox

UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+: Ted Emrich, Stanford Routt

Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m. | KASY: Jeff Siembieda, George Carter

Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+: Graham Doty, Bob Belvin

No. 4 Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt

Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium: Ari Wolfe, Max Browne

Southern Utah at No. 25 Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth


Friday, September 3

No. 10 North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN: Jason Benetti, Andre Ware

Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN: Chris Lewis, Corey Chavous

Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network: Drew Carter, Forrest Conoly

St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Jason Ross, Marcus Ray

South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+: Mark Neely, Barrett Brooks

Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison

Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Guy Haberman, Shane Vereen

South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1: Eric Collins, Devin Gardner


Saturday, September 4

UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb

Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich

Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky

No. 19 Penn State at No. 12 Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt

Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN: Ed Cohen, Ross Tucker

Stanford vs. Kansas State | 12 p.m. | FS1: Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich

No. 2 Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill

Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman

Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network: Mark Followill, Matt Millen

Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox

Fresno State at No. 11 Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m. | Stadium: Chris Hassel, Sed Bonner

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami (Florida) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay

Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN: Chick Hernandez, Randy Cross

No. 17 Indiana at No. 18 Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network: Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis

West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN: Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr.

Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+: Shawn Kenney, Sage Rosenfels

Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+: Connor Onion, Bobby Carpenter

Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia

Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason

UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network: Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m. | MWDN: Chris Sylvester, Jared Petrino

No. 23 Louisiana at No. 21 Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

San Jose State at No. 15 USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3: Matt Warner, Joe Jauch

Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3: Matt Stewart, Evan Waugh

Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Mike Corey, Ben Hartsock

Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Bill Roth, Chris Doering

Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Jake Rose, Jeremy Kellem

Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN: Dave Ryan, Aaron Murray

Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1: Cory Provus, Robert Smith

Texas Tech vs. Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPN: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III

Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Courtney Lyle, Brandon Weeden

Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Brant Freeman, Keith Moreland

Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Richard Cross, Leger Douzable

Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+: Ted Emrich, Stanford Routt

Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Jim Barbar, Je’Rod Cherry

Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Brad Bobo, Pete Cordelli

Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3: Will Kollmeyer, Ben Stanfield

FAU at No. 13 Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network: Roy Philpott, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia | 7:30 p.m. | ABC: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3: John Liddle, Hank Dickenson

UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network: Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron

Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck

William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3: Tom Werme, James Bates

Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU: Dave Neal, Kelly Stouffer

East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+: Mike Morgan, Kirk Morrison

Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+: J.D. Byars, Pat Greenwood

Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+: Chuckie Kempf, Ryan Leaf

Montana at No. 20 Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: J.B. Long, Max Browne

No. 16 LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX: Joe Davis, Brock Huard

Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3: Erik Elken, Trevor Vittatoe

Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

BYU vs. Arizona | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore

New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor

Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network: Jordan Kent, Bob Davie

Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m. | Spectrum PPV: Kanoa Leahey, Rich Miano


Sunday, September 5

No. 9 Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy


Monday, September 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss | 8 p.m. | ESPN: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit


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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.

Jake Baskin

Jake Baskin is a graduate of Dean College who majored in sports broadcasting. He does play-by-play for Northeast Sports Network and previously wrote about hockey for various SB Nation blogs. He loves the history and evolution of sports broadcasting and dreams of being a national-level announcer.

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