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ESPN, FOX and CBS have tons of college games this weekend; Fowler and Herbstreit in a one-time split

Spotlight on Dave Flemming, 43, the versatile broadcaster, who voices Giants baseball in addition to football and basketball for ESPN

Lots more college football this weekend for your viewing enjoyment.

Some notes:

  • ESPN’s top college football team, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, are split up this weekend. The Clemson-Syracuse matchup at the Carrier Dome, Saturday on ABC at 7:30, will be called by Sean McDonough and Herbie. Maybe the talented Sean will remind Herbstreit that this is a telecast not a classroom. No lecturing allowed. 
  • Fowler has been assigned the Pitt at Penn State game at 12n Saturday. He will work with Todd Blackledge, arguably the best analyst in the ESPN stable.
  • An ESPN spokesperson, explained, “Sean McDonough, a Syracuse grad, is being honored this Friday by the university with the Arents Award. This is a one-time shift in assignments to insure that Sean could be at Syracuse to accept this prestigious honor in person.” The last time the Tigers played in Syracuse, the result was memorable. They were upset by the Orange.
  • Caffeine infused Gus Johnson and partner Joel Klatt are in Bloomington to call Ohio State and Indiana, high noon, Saturday for the Foxies.  
  • CBS starts its SEC coverage in the 3:30 window. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will preside for the Tiffany Network on Alabama at South Carolina.
  • I note that Bobby Rosinski is doing play-by-play for the UMass at Charlotte game. His dad is Bill Rosinski, a longtime solid football announcer who called the NFL Panthers, Westwood One and recently ESPN Radio. Like father, like son. 

Jake Baskin has a piece on smooth-voiced, boyish-faced Dave Flemming, a busy guy, who works football and basketball for ESPN, in addition to Giants baseball

Check Dave Flemming’s profile, just below the schedule:

NFL TV for tomorrow, click here: Fox runs NFL DH in Week # 2; Buck and Aikman call 2 games; CBS’ Nantz and Romo in Oakland

Friday, Sept. 13

North Carolina at Wake Forest | 6 p.m. | ESPN, ADAM AMIN, MATT HASSELBECK

Kansas at Boston College | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network, CHRIS COTTER, MARK HERZLICH

Washington State at Houston | 9:15 p.m. | ESPN, DAVE FLEMMING, LOUIS RIDDICK

Saturday, Sept. 14

Miami (OH) at Cincinnati | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, KEVIN BROWN, ANDRE WARE

Pitt at Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC, CHRIS FOWLER, TODD BLACKLEDGE

Chattanooga at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | SEC Network, TAYLOR, ZARZOUR, MATT STINCHCOMB

Arkansas State at Georgia | 12 p.m. | ESPN2, ROY PHILPOTT, KELLY STOUFFER

Kansas State at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN or ESPN2, BOB WISCHUSEN, DAN ORLOVSKY

Furman at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network, WES DURHAM, RUDDY JONES

N.C. State at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | FS1, ERIC COLLINS, BEN LEBER

Eastern Michigan at Illinois | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network, MIKE MONACO, J, LEMAN

Ohio State at Indiana | 12 p.m. | FOX, GUS JOHNSON, JOEL KLATT

Maryland at Temple | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, RICH WALTZ, AARON MURRAY

The Citadel at Georgia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra, TOM WERME, JAMES BATED

Air Force at Colorado | 1 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, GUY HABERMAN, CHAD BROWN

Florida Atlantic at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+, JIM BARBAR, MARK HERMANN

Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina | 2 p.m. | ESPN3, JEFF McCARRAGHAR, NATE ROSS

New Mexico at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC, MIKE TIRICO, DOUG FLUTIE

Akron at Central Michigan | 3 p.m. | ESPN+, CHRIS VOSTERS, MARCUS RAY

East Carolina at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN, JOHN SADAK, RANDY CROSS

Memphis at South Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU, MIKE COREY, RENE INGOGLIA

Army at UTSA | 3:30 p.m. | NFL Network, RHETT LEWIS, MAX STARKS

Stanford at UCF | 3:30 p.m. | ABC or ESPN, MARK JONES,DUSTY DVORACEK

Southern California at BYU | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, DAVE PASCH, GREG McELROY

Georgia Southern at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, JOE BENINATI, STANLEY JACKSON

UNLV at Northwestern | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, LISA BYINGTON, JAMES LAURINAITIS

Alabama at South Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | CBS, BRAD NESSLER, GARY DANIELSON

Oklahoma State at Tulsa | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2, BETH MOWINS, ANTHONY BECHT

Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, MIKE MORGAN, TOM RAMSEY

Colorado State at Arkansas | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, DAVE NEAL, DJ SCHOCKLEY

Iowa at Iowa State | 4 p.m. | FS1, BRIAN CUSTER, ROBERT SMITH

Louisville at Western Kentucky | 4 p.m. | Stadium, JOSH APPEL, JORDAN PALMER

Bethune-Cookman at Miami | 4 p.m. | ACC Network, BILL ROTH,JOHN CONGEMI

North Texas at California | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, KATE SCOTT, LINCOLN KENNEDY

Idaho State at Utah | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks, JB LONG, JEREMY BLOOM

Cal Poly at Oregon State | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks, JIM WATSON, JORDAN KENT

Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green | 5 p.m. | ESPN+, MICHAEL REGHI, DUSTIN FOX

Idaho at Wyoming | 5 p.m. | ESPN3, DOUG SHERMAN, TYOKA JACKSON

UMass at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, BOBBY ROSINSKI, REGINALD WALKER, JR.

Southern Miss at Troy | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, MATT STEWART, WAYNE GANDY

Buffalo at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, MATT WARNER, JOE JAUCH

South Carolina State at South Florida | 6 p.m. | ESPN3, DREW FELLIOS, FORREST CONOLY

Ohio at Marshall | 6:30 p.m. | Facebook, NOAH COSLOV, IKE NDUKWE

New Hampshire at Florida International | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, A. J.  RICKETTS , KENNY KELLY

Texas State at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, DAVID SALTZMAN, STAN LAWTER

Georgia State at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+, DANG GUTWOSKY , JEROD CHERRY

Murray State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, ROBERT LEE, JOHN GREGORY

Duke at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | Facebook, CHRIS HASSEL, A.J. HAWK

Kent State at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 , ANISH SHROFF, AHMAD BROOKS

Florida at Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN, STEVE LEVY, BRIAN GRIESE, TODD McSHAY

Lamar at Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 or ESPNU, CLAY MATVICK, RYAN LEAF

Weber State at Nevada | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, TREY BENDER, AL GROH

TCU at Purdue | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, KEVIN KUGLER, MATT MILLEN

Northwestern State at LSU | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, TOM HART, JORDAN RODGERS

Southeast Missouri State at Missouri | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, MARK NEELY, HUTSON MASON,

Florida State at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network, DAVE O’BRIEN, TIM HASSELBECK

Clemson at Syracuse | 7:30 p.m. | ABC, SEAN McDONOUGH, KIRK HERBSTREIT

Texas Southern at Louisiana | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3, DAN McDONALD, ERIC MOUTON

Hawaii at Washington | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, TED ROBINSON, YOGI ROTH

Missouri State at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN3, JOEL MEYERS, JAY SONNHALTER

Northern Illinois at Nebraska | 8 p.m. | FS1, JUSTIN KUTCHER, PETROS PAPADAKIS, SHANE VEREEN

San Diego State at New Mexico State | 8 p.m., FSN Arizona, ADAM YOUNG, DANNY KNEE


Oklahoma at UCLA | 8 p.m. | FOX, JOE DAVIS, BROCK HUARD

Portland State at Boise State | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN2, MIKE COUZENS, KIRK MORRISON

Texas Tech at Arizona | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN, JASON BENETTI, ROD GILMORE, QUINT KESSENICH

Montana at Oregon | 10:45 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, ROXY BERNSTEIN, ANTHONY HERRON

Dave Flemming

The boyish faced Flemming

Dave Flemming is on the call for Friday night’s matchup on ESPN between Washington State and Houston alongside Louis Riddick. This is his seventh year calling college football for the Worldwide Leader and his return to College Football Friday Primetime, after three seasons working games on Thursdays.

Flemming rose quickly to the top, using the Pawtucket Red Sox’s proven pipeline to break into the Major Leagues. Flemming did his first game with San Francisco at the age of 26 in 2003.  The following season, he joined Jon Miller on the Giants’ radio team full-time. He has remained on the Giants Radio Network ever since, witnessing historic moments, like  Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron’s home run record, Matt Cain’s perfect game, and three SF World Series titles.

Dave returned to his alma mater, Stanford, in 2007, as the Radio Voice of Cardinal football and basketball, though he elected to leave that post in 2013 to cut back on his busy schedule. ESPN first brought him in to call college basketball in 2010, and he soon added college football and both MLB and college baseball to his national resume. His baseball work has included Monday Night Baseball, the Little League World Series and MLB playoff games on ESPN Radio.

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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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Michael Green
4 years ago

Thanks for this. I got to hear Flemming on some Giants broadcasts earlier in his career and thought, he is already really good and he’s going to be great. I don’t claim I’m always right … but I was!