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College Football, Week #11: Heavy schedule but Alabama-LSU among games postponed

The college football weekend begins tonight, Tuesday. It’s indeed a longish schedule but multiple games have already been knocked off the slate due to Covid-19. The biggest of the group is #1 Alabama at LSU. Other cancellations, and they keep going, are listed.

ESPN has a busy weekend. College GameDay is scheduled for the Masters. From what I can tell, the weather is not forecast to be cold. Yes, we’re getting on mid-November.

ESPN tells us that the crews covering these games will be on site:

  • Indiana-Michigan State
  • Georgia-Missouri (now postponed)
  • Notre Dame-Boston College
  • Wisconsin-Michigan

Nice to see that Shelley Smith, longtime ESPN reporter will work ESPN’s coverage of the Colorado-Stanford game.

Brandon Gaudin had a busy weekend. He was scheduled to call Ohio State at Maryland game Saturday. He would then have flown to Detroit to call the Lions-Washington matchup on Sunday. But the college game has been cancelled.

The Rosinskis, father and son, were both going to work this weekend until Bobby Rosinski‘s assignment Gardner-Webb at Charlotte was cancelled. Dad Bill Rosinski, the onetime Voice of the Carolina Panthers, works network radio, covering Baylor at Texas Tech. Talking of father-son, David Neal is on Vanderbilt at Kentucky this Saturday for the SEC Network. His dad Bob Neal covered the NBA for Turner for well over twenty years.

Kevin Harlan’s daughter, Olivia Harland Dekker has Northwestern at Purdue Saturday night.

With the death of Alex Trebek it’s worth mentioning that one person rumored to take over, (when there was talk of Alex’ retirement) was another Alex, Alex Faust. Faust does the LA Kings on TV and has Oregon State at Washington this weekend.

The weekend starts Tuesday with a trio of games:

Thanks to Eye on Sky and Air on Sports for updates!

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Akron at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN, Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous

Kent State at Bowling Green | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2, Mike Couzens, Cole Cubelic 

Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo | 8 p.m. | ESPN, Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., 

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Eastern Michigan at Ball State | 7 p.m. | CBSSN, Ben Holden, Ross Tucker 

Toledo at Western Michigan | 8 p.m. | ESPN,  Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill

Central Michigan at Northern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPNU, Mike Corey, Rocky Boiman

Thursday, Nov. 12

Colorado State at Boise State | 8 p.m. | FS1, Alex Faust, Evan Moore 

Friday, Nov. 13

Iowa at Minnesota | 7 p.m. | FS1, Aaron Goldsmith, Brady Quinn 

Florida Atlantic at FIU | 7 p.m. | CBSSN, Rich Waltz, Aaron Murray, 

East Carolina at No. 7 Cincinnati | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2, Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Rocky Boiman

Saturday, Nov. 14

No. 9 Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ESPN, Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer,

No. 10 Indiana at Michigan State | 12 p.m. | ABC, Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy

No. 12 Georgia at Missouri | 12 p.m. | ESPN, POSTPONED

No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Troy | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, POSTPONED

Western Carolina at No. 22 Liberty | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, Matt Warner, Joe Jauch

Penn State at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | FS1, Brian Custer, Robert Smith

Wake Forest at North Carolina | 12 p.m. | ACC Network, Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, 

Vanderbilt at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network, Dave Neal, DJ Shockley

TCU at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | FOX, Joe Davis, Mark Helfrich

Army at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ESPN2,  Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen

Gardner-Webb at Charlotte | 12 p.m. | ESPN3, CANCELLED

Middle Tennessee at No. 16 Marshall | 12 P.M. | CBSSN, Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor

Illinois at Rutgers | 1 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Lisa Byington, J Leman

South Alabama at No. 25 Louisiana | 2 p.m. | ESPN+, Dan McDonald, Chris Lanaux

Georgia State at Appalachian State | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN3, Harrison Battle, Stan Lewter

Fresno State at Utah State | 2:30 p.m. | FS2, Kevin Fitzgerald, Evan Moore

UL Monroe at Arkansas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3, POSTPONED

North Texas at UAB | 3 p.m. | Stadium, POSTPONED

UTEP @ UTSA | 3 p.m. | ESPN+, Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane 

South Florida at Houston | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2, David Saltzman, Stanford Routt

No. 2 Notre Dame at Boston College | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge

No. 3 Ohio State at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, CANCELLED

No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN, POSTPONED

No. 20 USC at Arizona | 3:30 p.m. | FOX, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, 

Rice at Louisiana Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3, POSTPONED

Memphis at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU, Clay Matvick, Jay Walker

Texas State at Georgia Southern | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3, Matt Stewart, Danny Waugh

Colorado at Stanford | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN, Beth Mowins, Rod Gilmore

Louisville at Virginia | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network, Chris Cotter, Eric MacLain, 

Southern Miss at Western Kentucky | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN, Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous

Baylor at Texas Tech | 4 p.m. | FS1, Eric Collins, Ben Leber

Hawai’i at San Diego State | 4 p.m. | Spectrum Sports, Robert Kekaula, Rich Miano

No. 23 Northwestern at Purdue | 5:00 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Cory Provus, Anthony Herron

No. 1 Alabama at LSU | 6 p.m. | CBSPOSTPONED

Nevada at New Mexico | 6:30 p.m. | FS2, Anthony LaPanta, Ron Johnson

Arkansas at No. 6 Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky

No. 19 SMU at Tulsa | 7 p.m. | ESPN2,  Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill

Pitt at Georgia Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, Tom Werme, James Bates,

No. 11 Oregon at Washington State | 7 p.m. | FOX, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

No. 13 Wisconsin at Michigan | 7:30 p.m. | ABC, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

Florida State at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network, Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

South Carolina at Ole Miss | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers

Temple at UCF | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU, Mike Corey, Hutson Mason

Air Force at Wyoming | 10 p.m. | CBSSN, CANCELLED

Cal at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2, POSTPONED

UNLV at San Jose State | 10:30 p.m. | FS2, Guy Haberman, Charles Arbuckle

Utah at UCLA | 10:30 p.m. | POSTPONED

Oregon State at Washington | 11 p.m. | FS1, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

No. 24 Auburn at Mississippi State — POSTPONED

Sunday, Nov. 15

Cal at UCLA | 12:00 p.m. | FS1, Aaron Goldsmith, Brady Quinn

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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