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College Football, Week #13: Fox presents #2 Ohio St at #5 Michigan; CBS has Iron Bowl at Auburn

Broadcast notes

The headline game, rankings notwithstanding, is on Fox, Saturday at noon, #2 at #4 Michigan. Lots hanging on the result as it pertains to the post season. It’s also Coach Jim Harbaugh’s opportunity to finally defeat the Buckeyes. This time it’s in the Big House. Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt are on the call.

Noah Eagle, just 24, has SEC Football this weekend on CBS, Missouri-Arkansas on CBS, both teams are unranked. Don’t know of anyone who ever called a game on network TV at such a young age. Noah is good and has excellent potential.

Bob Wischusen and Dan Orlovsky have #1 Georgia at weak Georgia Tech, 3-8.

Joe Tessitore has another intra-state rivalry, Ole Miss at Miss State on ESPN. If the Bristolites matched Tessitore and Orlovsky, the drama would flair and many mountains would be made of molehills.

Mark Jones, rather imperturbable, a Floridian by the way of Toronto, calls “The Laboring Bowl,” Florida State at Florida. I always liked Mark. His brother Paul is the radio voice of the Toronto Raptors.

Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson have the Iron Bowl, # 2 Alabama at Auburn.

Ms. Kate Scott has a radio play-by-play assignment for Learfield, Wisconsin-Minnesota. She’s in her first year as the TV voice of the Sixers. She has a tough one to follow in Philly, Marc Zumoff who retired.

Workhorse Ted Robinson has been given Arizona at Arizona State by Pac-12 Network. The peripatetic guy won’t quit. The last blow he suffered was losing the Niners’ radio job to the star-studded Greg Papa. Greg was only 22 when he was appointed the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers. He’s now 59.

Ten years ago Randy Cross was still on CBS’ NFL roster of analysts. He was finally demoted and in recent years has done college football for CBSN. He and John Sadak have UNLV at Air Force.

Rich Waltz, now an announcer for the LA Angels, has Boise State at San Diego State for CBS TV. Ted Leitner, Mr. Personality, still calls Aztecs football and basketball. For decades, he did Padres radio broadcasts until he was coaxed into retirement.

Updated schedules Eye on Sky and Air Sports

Updated maps the 506



Thursday, November 25

3 PM- Tuskegee at Alabama State  ESPN+: Butch Alsandor, Jorge Vargas

3:30 PM- Fresno State at San Jose State  FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

7:30 PM- Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George


Friday, November 26

Noon- Kansas State at Texas FOX. Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich

Noon- Boise State vs. San Diego State CBS,  PARA+: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Sheree Burruss

Noon- Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, ESPNU: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox

Noon- Ohio at Bowling Green,  CBSSN: Chris Lewis, Donte Whitner

1 PM- Utah State at New Mexico, FS1: Guy Haberman, Will Blackmon

1:30 PM- Iowa at Nebraska, B1G: Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizzo

2 PM- UTEP at UAB, ESPN+: Curt Bloom, Chad Pilcher, Lynden Blake

3:30 PM- Missouri vs. Arkansas, CBS, PARA+:  Noah Eagle, Rick Neuheisel, Aaron Murray

3:30 PM- Cincinnati at ECU, ABC, ESPN3: Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra

3:30 PM- USF at UCF, ESPN: Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler

3:30 PM- UNLV at Air Force, CBSSN: John Sadak, Randy Cross

3:30 PM- Coastal Carolina at South Alabama, ESPN+: J.D. Byars, Pat Greenwood

4 PM- Colorado at Utah, FOX: Joe Davis, Brock Huard

4:30 PM- TCU at Iowa State, FS1: Chris Vosters, Devin Gardner

7 PM- North Carolina at NC State, ESPN: Matt Barrie, Roddy Jones, Tiffany Blackmon

8 PM- Washington State at Washington, FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis


Saturday, November 20

Noon- Georgia at Georgia Tech, ABC, ESPN3: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden

Noon- Ohio State at Michigan, FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft

Noon- Florida State at Florida, ESPN, SEC: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich

Noon- Wake Forest at Boston College, ESPN2, ACCN: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs

Noon- Navy at Temple, ESPNU: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason

Noon- Texas Tech at Baylor, FS1: Dan Hellie, Robert Smith

Noon- Maryland at Rutgers, B1G: Cory Provus, Matt Millen, Krystle Rich

Noon- Houston at UConn, CBSSN: Jason Knapp, Ross Tucker, Tina Cervasio

Noon- Army West Point at Liberty, ESPN+: Matt Warner, Joe Jauch, Emily Austen

Noon- Akron at Toledo, ESPN+: Anthony Lima, Randy Buffnigton

Noon- Miami (OH) at Kent State, ESPN+: Michael Reghi, Ryan Cavanaugh

12:30 PM- Miami (FL) at Duke, ACC RSN, ACCNX: Tom Werme, James Bates, Wiley Ballard

1 PM- Louisiana Tech at Rice, ESPN+: Matt Pedersen, Stanford Routt 

2 PM- UTSA at North Texas, ESPN+: Kyle Youmans, Hek’ma Harrison

2 PM- Charlotte at Old Dominion, ESPN+: Ted Alexander, Andy Mashaw, James Witham

2 PM- Texas State at Arkansas State, ESPN+: Brad Bobo, Pete Cordelli, Cori Keller

2 PM- Troy at Georgia State, ESPN+: Matt Stewart, Sam Crenshaw

2:30 PM- Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, ESPN+: David Jackson, Avery Hall

3 PM- Hawai’i at Wyoming, SPEC HI PPV, Team1 Sports App, Kanoa Leahey, Rich Miano

3 PM- UMass at New Mexico State, AggieVision, FloFootball: Adam Young, Danny Knee

3 PM- FIU at Southern Miss, ESPN+: Jason Baker, Dustin Almond

3 PM- Mississippi Valley State at Prairie View A&M, ESPN+: Butch Alsandor, Jorge Vargas

3:30 PM- Penn State at Michigan State, ABC, ESPN3: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge  

3:30 PM- Alabama at Auburn, CBS, PARA+: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jamie Erdahl

3:30 PM- Oregon State at Oregon, ESPN: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill

3:30 PM- Indiana at Purdue, FS1: Chris Vosters, Devin Gardner

3:30 PM- Northwestern at Illinois, B1G: Jeff Levering, J Leman, Elise Menaker

3:30 PM- Western Kentucky at Marshall, CBSSN: Alex Del Barrio, Sed Bonner

3:45 PM- Vanderbilt at Tennessee, SEC: Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister, Andraya Carter

3:45 PM- Virginia Tech at Virginia, ACCN: Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., Taylor McGregor

4 PM- Wisconsin at Minnesota, FOX: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

4 PM- Tulsa at SMU, ESPN2: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport

4 PM- UL Monroe at Louisiana, ESPNU: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Tiffany Blackmon

4 PM- Arizona at Arizona State, P12, P12 AZ: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

5 PM- Southern vs. Grambling State, NBCSN: Chris Lewis, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson 

7 PM- Texas A&M at LSU, ESPN: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic

7 PM- West Virginia at Kansas, FS1: Guy Haberman, Charles Arbuckle

7 PM- Middle Tennessee at FAU, Stadium: Chris Hassel, Mike Lamb

7:30 PM- Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, ABC, ESPN3: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe

7:30 PM- Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Jaylyn Johnson

7:30 PM- Tulane at Memphis, ESPNU: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker

7:30 PM- Clemson at South Carolina, SEC: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang

7:30 PM- Pitt at Syracuse, ACCN: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia, Taylor Davis

8 PM- Notre Dame at Stanford, FOX: Joe Davis, Brock Huard

9 PM- Nevada at Colorado State, CBSSN: Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous 

10:30 PM- BYU at USC, ESPN: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Stormy Buonantony

10:30 PM- Cal at UCLA, FS1: Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich 


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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