Event Previews

ESPN, CBS and Fox release their weekend schedules of 75+ college games; Talent and times by network

Gene Steratore adds SEC package for CBS; Rece Davis fills in on #6 LSU @ #9 Texas, Saturday night on ABC; Spotlight on Adam Amin

Here’s the weekend’s college football schedule and announcer  information where available.



  • Profile of the Week: Adam Amin -Below Schedule
  • CBS’ Gene Steratore has a full schedule as it is. He’s the rules analyst for the network on NFL and college basketball broadcasts. He officiated both on the college hardwood and on the NFL field. In an earlier iteration, Gene was a college football referee.  As such, CBS will now use Gene on its SEC + package, beginning next weekend when the conference season begins. 
  • Nice to see Ron Thulin on this listing. He did NBA broadcasts for years on Turner and hasn’t been very visible the last decade.
  • Dave O’Brien is back in the ESPN mix. Good decision by the network. Dave’s an excellent play-by-play man.
  • CBS’ SEC schedule kicks off next Saturday, the 14th, when Alabama travels to South Carolina. That’s the first of the traditional 3:30 starts.
  • How the visible have faded. Joel Meyers on ESPN 3. The Pels’ TVer did games on the mainstream networks for years.
  • Chris Fowler will be on US Open Tennis coverage. So ESPN’s Rece Davis sits in on Saturday night’s ABC telecast, teaming with Herbie, Kirk Herbsteit.

Friday, Sept. 6

William & Mary at Virginia | 8 p.m. | ACC Net  Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

Wake Forest at Rice | 8 p.m. | CBSSN Ben Holden, Ross Tucker

Marshall at Boise State | 9 p.m. | ESPN2 Dave Flemming, Jim Mora

Sacramento State at Arizona State | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network Guy Haberman, Lincoln Kennedy

Saturday, Sept. 7

Ohio at Pitt | 11 a.m. | ACC, Clay Matvick, John Congemi

Old Dominion at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, Mike Couzins, Kirk Morrison

UAB at Akron | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, John Sadak, Randy Cross

Kennesaw State at Kent State | 12 p.m. | ESPN3   Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry

Rutgers at Iowa | 12 p.m. | FS1, Justin Kutcher, Shane Vereen, Petros Papadakis

Syracuse at Maryland | 12 p.m. | ESPN, Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek

Army at Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX,  Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt

Cincinnati at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | ABC, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky

West Virginia at Missouri | 12 p.m. | ESPN, Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer

Charleston Southern at South Carolina | 12 p.m. | SEC Network, Dave Neal, DJ Shockley

Vanderbilt at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network , Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen

Bowling Green at Kansas State | 12 p.m. | FSN,  Chris Vosters, Ben Leber

Southern at Memphis | 12 p.m. | ESPN3, Pete Pranica, Jay Sonnhalter

Western Carolina at N.C. State | 12:30 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Northern Illinois at Utah | 1 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, JB Long, Chad Brown

Fordham at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

South Florida at Georgia Tech | 2 p.m. | ACC Network, , Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

Tennessee Tech at Miami (OH) | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Charlotte at Appalachian State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Grambling at Louisiana Tech | 3:30 p.m. | NFL Network Rhett Lewis, Max Starks

Richmond at Boston College | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Net Extra, Doug Sherman, Max Chatham

Nebraska at Colorado | 3:30 p.m. | FOX,  Joe Davis, Brock Huard 

Central Michigan at Wisconsin | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Lisa Byington, J Leman

Illinois at UConn | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN,  Dave Ryan, Corey Chavus

Eastern Illinois at Indiana | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Joe Beninati, Chuck Long

Southern Miss at Mississippi State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU, Kevin Brown, Andre Ware

Texas A&M at Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ABC,  Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge

Southern Illinois at UMass | 3:30 p.m. | FLOSPORT

UTSA at Baylor | 4 p.m. | Fox Networks, Eric Collins, Jordan Palmer

New Mexico State at Alabama | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb

Murray State at Georgia | 4 p.m. | ESPN2, Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht

Western Illinois at Colorado State | 4 p.m. | AT&T Regional, -Sed Bonner, Brad Thompson 

San Diego State at UCLA | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Network,  Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Northern Colorado at Washington State | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, Jim Watson, Jeremy Bloom

UL Monroe at Florida State | 5 p.m. | ACC Network, Cris Cotter, Mark Herzlich

North Carolina A&T at Duke | 6 p.m. | ACC Network, Extra Drew Fellios, Forrst Conoly

Maine at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Gardner-Webb at East Carolina | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

Wyoming at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Furman at Georgia State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Jackson State at South Alabama | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Western Kentucky at Florida International | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

UCF at Florida Atlantic | 7 p.m. | CBSSN, Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor

Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

North Texas at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, David Saltzman, Doug Graber

Eastern Kentucky at Louisville | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra, Sean Kenney, John Gregory

BYU at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN, Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy

Coastal Carolina at Kansas | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

South Dakota at Oklahoma | 7 p.m. | Oklahoma PPV, Ron Thulin, Gary Reasons

McNeese State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+,  Dave Lamont, Barrett Brooke

Tulane at Auburn | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2,  Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore

UT Martin at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU, Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

Eastern Michigan at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network,  Mike Morgan, Hutson Mason

LSU at Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ABC, Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit

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

Western Michigan at Michigan State | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis

Buffalo at Penn State | 7:30 p.m. | FOX, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

Nevada at Oregon | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron

Liberty at Louisiana | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Stony Brook at Utah State | 7:30 p.m. | Facebook

Prairie View A&M at Houston | 8 p.m. | ESPN3,  Joel Leyers, Tyoka Jackson

Miami at North Carolina | 8 p.m. | ACC Network,  Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck

UTEP at Texas Tech | 8 p.m. | FSN,  Mike Followill, Brian Baldinger

Tulsa at San Jose State | 9 p.m. | ESPN3 

Arkansas State at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Facebook

Minnesota at Fresno State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN,  Rich Waltz, Aaron Murray

California at Washington | 10:30 p.m. | FS1, Brian Custer, Robert Smith

Stanford at Southern California | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN Adam Amin, Todd McShay

Northern Arizona at Arizona | 10:45 p.m. | Pac-12, Network Guy Haberman, Lincoln Kennedy

Oregon State at Hawaii | 11:59 p.m. | Spectrum Sports, Robert Kakaula, Rich Miano


Adam Amin (Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Adam Amin calls the ESPN nightcap between Stanford and USC this Saturday alongside Todd McShay. Amin continues his rapid progression up the mothership’s depth chart, after joining the network at the age of 24. He’s now 32.

The Valparaiso graduate first got into the college football rotation in 2011, assigned to Saturday games on ESPNU. He was the voice of College Football Friday Primetime on ESPN2 in 2016 and 2017, spent a couple seasons in the main Saturday rotation, and now enters his first year as ESPN’s College Football Thursday Primetime voice, working with former Pro Bowlers, Matt Hasselbeck and Pat McAfee.

Amin has made a name for himself by calling every sport thrown in front of him. In addition to college football, he calls NFL, MLB, and NBA games for ESPN Radio. On TV, he is ESPN’s lead women’s college basketball announcer; has been heard on marquee college baseball, softball, volleyball, and wrestling events; and recently added a new niche as the Voice of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.




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