College Sports

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State highlights the season’s first weekend; Benneti debuts on Fox; Brando will do DH

We’re here. Lots of college football during this weekend

Great to have these familiar names back with us.


Friday, September 2
6 PM- Lehigh at Villanova
FloFootball: Nick Mantegna, Steve Pinone, Tessa Peloso
7 PM- Western Michigan at Michigan State
ESPN2: Roy Philpott, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra 
7 PM- Virginia Tech at Old Dominion
ESPNU: Kevin Brown, Hutson Mason
7 PM- Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Michigan
ESPN3: Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
7 PM- William & Mary at Charlotte
ESPN3: Bobby Rosinski, Reginald Walker Jr. 
7 PM- Holy Cross at Merrimack
NEC Front Row: John Avino, Jacob Van Ryn
7:30 PM- Temple at Duke
ACCN: Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Taylor Davis
8 PM- Illinois at Indiana
FS1: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
8 PM- Tennessee Tech at Kansas
ESPN+: Noah Reed, Jay Sonnhalter 
10 PM- TCU at Colorado
ESPN: Brian Custer, Dustin Fox, Taylor McGregor
Saturday, September 3
Noon- Colorado State at Michigan
ABC: Mark Jones, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich 
Noon- NC State at ECU
ESPN: Anish Shroff, Brock Osweiler, Lauren Sisler
Noon- North Carolina at Appalachian State
ESPNU: Mark Neely, Charles Arbuckle, Dana Boyle
Noon- South Dakota State at Iowa
FS1: Noah Eagle, Mark Helfrich 
Noon- Sam Houston at Texas A&M
SEC: Dave Neal, Deuce McAllister, Andraya Carter
Noon- Rutgers at Boston College
ACCN: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Lericia Harris
Noon- Buffalo at Maryland
B1G: Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron, Meghan McKeown 
Noon- Delaware at Navy
CBSSN: Chick Hernandez, Randy Cross, Sheehan Stanwick Burch
Noon- Central Connecticut at UConn
 WTXX/WTIC-DT2: Joe D’Ambrosio, John Fanta, Randy Brochu
Noon- Georgetown at Marist
ESPN3: Geoff Brault, Steve Eggink 
Noon- Western Carolina at Charleston Southern
ESPN+: Killian McClatchey, Jack DeLongchamps, Justin Biegel
Noon- Dayton at Robert Morris
ESPN+: Adam Gusky, Ray Thomas 
12:30 PM- Richmond at Virginia
ACC RSN, ACCNX: Tom Werme, James Bates, Lyndsey Rowley 
12:30 PM- Sacred Heart at Lafayette
Lafayette SN, ESPN+: Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, John Leone 
1 PM- UNI at Air Force
ALT, MW Net: Vic Lombardi, Ted Sundquist, Katy Winge
1 PM- St. Thomas (FL) at Butler
FloFootball: Matt Schumacker, Joey Lindstrom
2 PM- Southeast Missouri at Iowa State
ESPN+: Shawn Kenney, Todd Doxzon
2 PM- Duquesne at Youngstown State
ESPN+: Drae Smith, Chris Sammarone 
2 PM- Lincoln (PA) at Delaware State
2 PM- Davidson at Jacksonville State
ESPN+: Mickey Shadrix, Gerhard Mathangani 
2 PM- Stonehill at Bloomsburg
PSAC Sports DN: Jim Doyle, Andy Ulicny
2:30 PM- Bowling Green at UCLA
P12, P12 LA: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy 
3 PM- Northwestern State at Montana
ABC/FOX MT, ESPN+: Dennis Patchin, Grady Bennett, Shaun Rainey 
3:30 PM- Arizona at San Diego State
CBS: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jenny Dell 
3:30 PM- Chick-Fil-A Kickoff: Oregon vs. Georgia
ABC: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Molly McGrath
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons 
3:30 PM- UTEP at Oklahoma
FOX: Jason Benetti, Brock Huard 
3:30 PM- Cincinnati at Arkansas
ESPN: Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Tiffany Blackmon
3:30 PM- Tulsa at Wyoming
FS1: Eric Collins, Devin Gardner 
3:30 PM- Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
ACCN: Jorge Sedano, Forrest Conoly, Marilyn Payne
3:30 PM- North Dakota at Nebraska
B1G: Brandon Gaudin, Joshua Perry, Rick Pizzo
3:30 PM- Houston at UTSA
CBSSN: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Sheree Burruss
3:30 PM- Drake at North Dakota State
ABC ND, ESPN+: Dom Izzo, Kyle Emanuel, Logan Campbell
3:30 PM- Norfolk State at Marshall
ESPN3: Chad Bush, Doug Chapman
4 PM- BYU at USF
ESPNU: Ted Emrich, Barrett Brooks, Ashley Stroehlein
BYU Radio: Greg Wrubell, Riley Nelson, Mitchell Juergens
4 PM- Troy at Ole Miss
SEC: Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
4 PM- UC Davis at Cal
P12 BAY: Guy Haberman, Shane Vereen 
4 PM- Tennessee State at Eastern Washington
SWX NW, ESPN+: Rob Jesselson, Bill Ames
4 PM- Houston Baptist at Northern Colorado
Evoca, ESPN+: Jason Alvine, Nick Hager 
5 PM- Nicholls at South Alabama
ESPN3: J.D. Byars, Pat Greenwood
5:30 PM- Texas State at Nevada
NSN, SCS Pacific, MW Net: Alex Marguiles, Zack Madonick, Kirsten Moran
6 PM- Rice at USC
P12, P12 LA: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth
6 PM- Morgan State at Georgia Southern
ESPN3: Danny Waugh, Cole Neely, Emily Grace McWhorter
HSRN: Lamont Germany, TBA
6 PM- Concordia (MI) at Stetson
ESPN3: Victor Anderson, Davion Belk
6 PM- Middle Tennessee at James Madison
ESPN+: Curt Dudley, Arthur Moats, Corey Spector 
6 PM- FAU at Ohio
ESPN+: Anthony Lima, Je’Rod Cherry
6 PM- Miles at Alabama State
ESPN+: Santoria Black, Tolly Carr 
6 PM- Wofford at Chattanooga
ESPN+: Chris Goforth, Scott McMahen, Dave Keylon
6 PM- Towson at Bucknell
ESPN+: Doug Birdsong, Kevin Herr
6 PM- Howard at Hampton
7 PM- Utah at Florida
ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden
Learfield: Sloane Martin, Mike Golic Jr.
7 PM- Illinois State at Wisconsin
FS1: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman 
7 PM- Grambling at Arkansas State
ESPN3: Graham Doty, Pete Cordelli, Cori Keller
7 PM- Indiana Wesleyan at Valparaiso 
ESPN3: Todd Ickow, Tom Byrne
7 PM- Elon at Vanderbilt
ESPN+, SEC+: Justin Kutcher, Dave Steckel, Ashley ShahAhmadi
7 PM- Miami (OH) at Kentucky
ESPN+, SEC+: Mike Morgan, Tom Ramsey, Coley Harvey
7 PM- Mercer at Auburn
ESPN+, SEC+: Mike Corey, Aaron Murray, Nicole Rigoni
7 PM- Army West Point at Coastal Carolina
ESPN+: Kyle Rush, Nate Ross 
7 PM- Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana
ESPN+: Dan McDonald, Eric Mouton 
7 PM- South Dakota at Kansas State
ESPN+: James Westling, LaDarrin McLane, Tori Petry
7 PM- UAlbany at Baylor
ESPN3: Pete Sousa, Chad Brown, Shane Sparks
7 PM- UMass at Tulane
ESPN+: Jack Benjamin, Brian Kinchen
7 PM- Liberty at Southern Miss
ESPN+: Jason Baker, Austin Davis
7 PM- Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M
ESPN+: Butch Alsandor, Jorge Vargas 
7 PM- Presbyterian at Austin Peay
ESPN+: Barry Gresham, Ethan Schmidt
7 PM- Southern Illinois at UIW
ESPN+: Paul Alexander, Karl Schoening 
7 PM- Florida Memorial at Southern
Jaguar SN: Chris Powers, Pete Richardson
7 PM- Lane at UAPB
Golden Lions All-Access: LaRon Marbley
7 PM- Stephen F. Austin at Alcorn State
Braves All-Access: Charles Edmond 
7:30 PM- Notre Dame at Ohio State
ABC: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Derek Rackley 
7:30 PM- Memphis at Mississippi State
ESPNU: Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport
Compass Media: Gregg Daniels, Brian Baldinger
7:30 PM- Utah State at Alabama
SEC: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic 
National Sports Network: Kyle Crooks, Tyler Watts 
7:30 PM- SMU at North Texas
CBSSN: Dave Ryan, Tom Herman
7:30 PM- Duke’s Mayo Classic: North Carolina A&T vs. North Carolina Central
ESPN3: Bill Roth, Tyoka Jackson 
7:30 PM- Georgia State at South Carolina
ESPN+, SEC+: Courtney Lyle, Chris Doering, Tamara Brown 
8 PM- Louisville at Syracuse
ACCN: Drew Carter, Tim Hasselbeck, Kelsey Riggs
8 PM- Colgate at Stanford
P12 BAY: Jordan Kent, Greg Camarillo 
8 PM- UL Monroe at Texas
LHN: Lowell Galindo, Sam Acho, Alex Chappell 
8 PM- Maine at New Mexico
KASY, MW Net: Jeff Siembieda, George Carter
8 PM- McNeese at Montana State
ABC MT, ESPN+: Chris Byers, Mike Callaghan, Alex Eschelman 
8 PM- Murray State at Texas Tech
ESPN+: Noah Reed, Taylor McHargue 
9 PM- Utah Tech at Sacramento State
KMAX, ESPN+: Dave Lewis, Darren Arbet
9 PM- La Verne at San Diego
WCC Net: Jack Cronin 
9:30 PM- Idaho at Washington State
P12, P12 WA:J.B. Long, Ryan Leaf
10:30 PM- Boise State at Oregon State
ESPN: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony
10:30 PM- Kent State at Washington
FS1: Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis 
11:59 PM- Western Kentucky at Hawai’i
SPEC HI PPV, Team1 Sports App (outside HI): Kanoa Leahy, Rich Miano, Scott Robbs 
Sunday, September 4
3 PM- Orange Blossom Classic: Jackson State vs. Florida A&M
ESPN2: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Jaylyn Johnson
4 PM- Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic: Central State vs. Winston-Salem
NFL: Steve Wyche, Charles Davis, Bucky Brooks, Cameron Wolfe
HSRN: Lamont Germany, William Nelson
7 PM- Boeing Red Tails Classic: Fort Valley State vs. Tuskegee
ESPNU: John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia 
7:30 PM- Sugar Bowl Kickoff: Florida State vs. LSU
ABC: Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Katie George 
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Max Starks, Ian Fitzsimmons 
Monday, September 5
8 PM- Chick-Fil-A Kickoff: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
ESPN: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill 
Touchdown Radio: Taylor Zarzour, Gino Torretta 
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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