Week #2 on 20th anniv of 9/11; Full schedule and all TV voices; Brees debuts as analyst doing ND


It’s hard to believe that it’s twenty years since the terrorist attacks. In recognition of the anniversary of 9/11, College GameDay on Saturday, Sept. 11, will include a feature from Gene Wojciechowski on how college football reacted, including personal stories from coaches. The show will also highlight tributes from various college football teams as they commemorate the anniversary.

ESPN says that the announcers for the majority of its college football telecasts this season will be on site.

A couple items covering Toledo at Notre Dame. It veers off the traditional NBC Network and will be seen only on Peackock, NBC’s streaming service. The broadcast will also mark the debut of Drew Brees as an analyst on the broadcasts. Mike Tirico will break him in. Brees will likely do more than just ND at NBC. There’s talk that he’ll succeed Cris Collinsworth on SNF. If so, this ND season will be a warm-up for a Tirico-Brees NFL team next season

CBS’ Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will call a matchup between two of the service academies, Navy and Air Force, on CBS. These two voices have developed a following covering the most spirited of conferences, the SEC. Nessler took over on play-by-play after Verne Lundquist hung it up. Once the expanded SEC migrates to ESPN, you wonder where Ness and Danielson land. Both, formerly worked for ESPN.

Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman have the nightcap of Fox’ long day of college football. They’ll be at the Coliseum in Los Angeles for Stanford at USC.

Brian Custer, who signed with ESPN after leaving Fox, gets his first ESPN game, South Carolina at ECU. I’m skeptical on how he’ll do but he deserves a fresh start. It all start with learning the game and prepping for the teams he’s covering.

Rece Davis will sit in for Chris Fowler who’s been following the rackets at the US Open. Fowler and Herbie have Iowa at Iowa State.

Bill Roth an icon in the Roanoke, Virginia area where for years he voiced Virginia Tech football and basketball, returns to the Tech campus working the Middle Tennessee game with Eddie Royal.

We thank our friends at Eye on Sky and air Sports for providing details of this week’s schedule:

With assistance from  Eye on Sky and Air Sports


Friday, September 10

7:30 PM- Kansas at Coastal Carolina

ESPN: Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra  

8 PM- North Carolina A&T at Duke 

ACCN: Matt Barrie, Eric Mac Lain, Bridget Condon

9 PM- North Dakota at Utah State

CBSSN: Michael Grady, Donte Whitner 

9:30 PM- UTEP at Boise State

FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis  

Saturday, September 11

 11 AM- Illinois at Virginia

ACCN:  Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Jalyn Johnson 

11:30 AM- Western Kentucky at Army West Point

CBSSN: Jason Horowitz, Ross Tucker, Tina Cervasio

 11:30 AM- VMI at Kent State

ESPN3: David Wilson, Ryan Shazier 

Noon- Oregon at Ohio State

FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft 

Noon- Pitt at Tennessee

ESPN: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill 

Noon- South Carolina at ECU

ESPN2: Brian Custer, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler  

Noon- Miami (OH) at Minnesota

ESPNU: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia  

Noon- Tulsa at Oklahoma State

FS1: Cory Provous, Devin Gardner 

Noon- Alabama State at Auburn

SEC: Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister, Andraya Carter 

Noon- Youngstown State at Michigan State 

B1G: Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron, Coley Harvey 

Noon- Indiana State at Northwestern

B1G:  Chris Vosters, TBA, Michelle McMahon

Noon- Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech

ACC RSN, ESPN3: Bob Rathbun, Brian Jordan, Lyndsay Rowley  

Noon- Norfolk State at Wake Forest

ACCNX:  Drew Carter, EJ Manuel

1 PM- Florida at USF

ABC, ESPN3: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden 

1 PM- Morgan State vs. Tulane (Birmingham, AL)

ESPN+: Matt Stewart, Brian Kinchen 

1 PM- Stony Brook at Colgate

ESPN+:  Eric Malanoski, Jeff Bishop

1 PM- Eastern Illinois at Dayton 

Facebook: Alex Mikos, Jared Phillips  

1 PM- St. Thomas at Michigan Tech 

Stretch: Josh Ylitalo 

1:30 PM- Wyoming at Northern Illinois

ESPN+: Anthony Lima, Thomas Davis, T.J. McGinnis 

2 PM- Rutgers at Syracuse 

ACCN: Mike Couzens, Dustin Fox, Dana Boyle

 2 PM- Charleston Southern at The Citadel

Nexstar, ESPN+: Pete Yanity, Jared Singleton  

2 PM- Northern Arizona at South Dakota 

Midco SN, ESPN+:  Jay Elsen, Andre Fields, Elaina Lanson 

2 PM- Lehigh at Richmond 

NBCS WA, FloFootball: Bob Black, Chris Anderson, Allison Gaskins 

2 PM- Duquesne at Ohio

ESPN3: Doug Sherman, Jay Richardson 

2 PM- Union (KY) at Morehead State 

ESPN3: Tanner Hesterberg, Ted McCoart, Dean Hardin?, Elle Howard 

2 PM- Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech 

ACCNX: Bill Roth, Eddie Royal  

2 PM- Georgetown at Delaware State 

ESPN+, HSRN: Gary Laing, Leroy Thompson  

2:30 PM- Toledo at Notre Dame 

Peacock: Mike Tirico, Drew Brees, Kathyrn Tappen

2:30 PM- Furman at Tennessee Tech 

ESPN+:  Dylan Vazzano, Sam Brooks 

3 PM- Purdue at UConn

CBSSN: Ed Cohen, Randy Cross, Josh Martin 

3 PM- Robert Morris at Central Michigan 

ESPN3: Dan Gutowsky, Randy Buffington  

3 PM- Central Connecticut at Wagner

NEC Front Row: Keith Raad, Stuart Johnson 

3:30 PM- Texas A&M vs. Colorado (from Denver) 

FOX: Joe Davis, Brock Huard  

3:30 PM- Air Force at Navy

CBS: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jamie Erdahl  

3:30 PM- UAB at Georgia

ESPN2: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich  

3:30 PM- Cal at TCU

ESPNU: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason  

3:30 PM- Ball State at Penn State

FS1: Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich  

3:30 PM- Buffalo at Nebraska

B1G: Brandon Gaudin, J Leman, Rick Pizzo 

3:30 PM- Georgia Southern at FAU

Stadium: Chris Hassel, Sed Bonner  

3:30 PM- Boston College at UMass

FloFootball, NESN+: Jay Burnham, Andy Gresh, Matt Goldstein 

3:30 PM- Valparaiso at North Dakota State

ABC ND, ESPN+: Dom Izzo, Kyle Emanuel, Logan Campbell 

3:30 PM- Temple at Akron

ESPN+: Michael Reghi, Je’Rod Cherry  

3:30 PM- Murray State at Cincinnati

ESPN+: Connor Onion, Bobby Carpenter  

4 PM- Mercer at Alabama

SEC: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic  

4 PM- Maine at James Madison

NBCS WA+, FloFootball: Curt Dudley, David Taylor, Corey Spector

 4 PM- Central Washington at Eastern Washington 

SWX WA/ID, ESPN+: Dennis Patchin, TBA

 4 PM- South Alabama at Bowling Green

ESPN+: Jim Barbar, Tyoka Jackson  

4 PM- Fort Lauderdale at Presbyterian

ESPN+: Chris Doski, John Orck 

4 PM- UC Davis at San Diego

WCC Net: Jack Cronin  

4:30 PM- Iowa at Iowa State

ABC, ESPN3: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe 

5 PM- South Carolina State at Clemson

ACCN: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs

5 PM- Illinois State at Western Michigan

ESPN3: Jason Ross, Marcus Ray  

5 PM- LIU at West Virginia

ESPN+: Bill Spaulding, Barrett Brooks  

6 PM- Portland State at Washington State

P12, P12 WA: Greg Heister, Lincoln Kennedy  

6 PM- Towson at New Hampshire

NBCS BOS, FloFootball:  

6 PM- Lafayette at William & Mary

YurView VA, FloFootball: Andrew Phillips, Jay Leach 

6 PM- Lamar at UTSA

ESPN3: Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane  

6 PM- Gardner-Webb at Charlotte

ESPN3: Bobby Rosinski, Reggie Walker  

6 PM- Ave Maria at Stetson

ESPN3: Tom James, Victor Anderson  

6 PM- Monmouth at Fordham 

ESPN+: Andrew Bogusch, Emmanuel Berbari

 6 PM- Elon at Campbell

ESPN+:  Chris Hemeyer, Jay Sonnhalter

6 PM- St. Francis U at Delaware

FloFootball:  Scott Klatzkin, Bill Harman, Nick Alessandrini

6 PM- Bucknell at Villanova

FloFootball:  Nick Mantegna, Steve Pinone

6:30 PM- Houston at Rice

CBSSN: Dave Ryan, Aaron Murray, Desmond Purnell 

6:30 PM- North Carolina Central at Marshall

ESPN+: Mark Martin, Jake Griffith  

6:30 PM- Bethune-Cookman at UCF

ESPN+: Drew Fellios, Leger Douzable 

7 PM- Texas at Arkansas

ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George  

7 PM- NC State at Mississippi State

ESPN2: Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., Taylor McGregor 

7 PM- Appalachian State at Miami-FL 

ESPNU: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Tiffany Blackmon 

7 PM- Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin

FS1: Dan Hellie, Robert Smith 

7 PM- New Mexico State at New Mexico 

Stadium: Ari Wolfe, Mike Lamb

 7 PM- Western Carolina at Oklahoma

BALLY PPV: Chad McKee, Chuck Long, Lesley McCaslin 

7 PM- Lindenwood at South Dakota State

Midco SN, ESPN3:  Tom Niemann, Al Bahe

7 PM- Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana Tech 

ESPN3: Lyn Rollins, Chris Mycoskie  

7 PM- Grambling at Southern Miss

ESPN3: Jason Baker, Dustin Almond 

7 PM- Hampton at Old Dominion

ESPN3: Ted Alexander, Andy Mashaw 

7 PM- Nicholls at Louisiana

ESPN3: Dan McDonald, TBA 

7 PM- Jackson State vs. Tennessee State 

ESPN3: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker

7 PM- Shaw at Davidson

ESPN3: Paul Roper, Mike Fresina or TBA

7 PM- Sacred Heart at Bryant

ESPN3: Randy Brochu, Freddie Coleman 

 7 PM- Eastern Illinois at Louisiville 

ACCNX: Roy Philpott, Forrest Conoly  

7 PM- North Texas at SMU

ESPN+: Ted Emrich, Stanford Routt, Morgan Uber 

 7 PM- Southern Illinois at Kansas State

ESPN+: Courtney Lyle, Brandon Weeden,  Shane Sparks  

7 PM- Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 

ESPN+: Mark Neely, Brandon Jacobs 

7 PM- Texas Southern at Baylor

ESPN+: Shawn Kenney, Ryan Leaf 

7 PM- Texas State at FIU 

ESPN+: AJ Ricketts, Cam Lynch 

7 PM- Liberty at Troy

ESPN+: Will Kollmeyer, Ben Stanfield 

 7 PM- Memphis at Arkansas State 

ESPN+: Brad Bobo, Pete Cordelli, Cori Keller

 7 PM- Northern Colorado at Houston Baptist

ESPN+: John Liddle, Gary Reasons  

7 PM- Fort Lewis at Tarleton State

ESPN+: Kyle Youmans, Richard Bartel 

7 PM- Samford at UT Martin

ESPN+: Curt Bloom, Chad Pilcher, Blake Gardner 

7 PM- Chattanooga at North Alabama 

ESPN+: Benjamin Ray, Bryan Neece 

7 PM- Southeast Missouri at Sam Houston

ESPN+: Tom Franklin, John Harris  

7 PM- Louisiana College at Abilene Christian

ESPN+: Zach Carlyle, TBA

7 PM- Rhode Island at Albany 

FloFootball: Rodger Wyland, Eric Hannmann

 7:30 PM- Missouri at Kentucky

SEC: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang

 7:30 PM- Howard at Maryland

B1G: Joe Beninati, Matt McGloin, Krystle Rich

 7:30 PM- Idaho at Indiana 

B1G: Mark Followill, Matt Millen, Elise Menaker

 7:30 PM- Georgia State at North Carolina

ACC RSN, ESPN3: Tom Werme, James Bates, Abby LaBar

 7:30 PM- Austin Peay at Ole Miss 

ESPN+, SEC+: Richard Cross, Ben Hartsock 

8 PM- Washington at Michigan 

ABC, ESPN3: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Molly McGrath 

8 PM- Jacksonville State at Florida State

ACCN: Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Lericia Harris 

8 PM- McNeese at LSU

ESPN+, SEC+: Mike Morgan, Charles Arbuckle, Taylor Davis

8 PM- Western Illinois at Montana


8 PM- Drake at Montana State

SWX MT, ESPN+:  Chris Byers, Mike Callaghan, Aunica Koch 

8 PM- Prairie View A&M at UIW 

ESPN3:  David Saltzman, Taylor McHargue, Taylor Verrico

 8 PM- Central Arkansas at Missouri State 

ESPN+: Don West, Corey Riggs 

 9 PM- UNI at Sacramento State

KMAX, ESPN+: Dave Lewis, Darren Arbet 

10 PM- Vanderbilt at Colorado State

CBSSN: Rich Waltz, Corey Chavous, Jenny Dell 

10 PM- San Diego State at Arizona

P12, P12 AZ: Roxy Bernstein, Yogi Roth  

10 PM- Weber State at Dixie State

ESPN+: Devin Dixon, Andy Thompson  

10:15 PM- Utah at BYU

ESPN: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Alex Chappell

BYU Radio: Greg Wrubell, Riley Nelson, Mitchell Juergens  

10:30 PM- Stanford at USC

FOX: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman  

10:30 PM- UNLV at Arizona State

ESPN2: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport 

 10:30 PM- Idaho State at Nevada

Stadium: Noah Coslov, Jordan Palmer 

11 PM- Hawai’i at Oregon State 

FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis 


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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