COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The shortage of number of games during a relatively lazy college week, before the big bowl games

With reverence to the most star-studded military in the world, here’s to a great United States forever!

 

Friday, December 8
9 PM- FCS Quarterfinal: Furman at Montana 
ESPN2, ESPN+: Lowell Galindo, Jay Walker, Ashley Stroehlein
Saturday, December 9
Noon- FCS Quarterfinal: Villanova at South Dakota State 
ESPN, ESPN+: Connor Onion, Tom Luginbill, Lericia Harris 
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Noon- D2 Semifinal: Lenoir-Rhyne at Harding
ESPN+: Nate Gatter, Leger Douzable
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Noon- D3 Semifinal: Cortland at Randolph-Macon
ESPN+: Michael Reghi, Adam Breneman 
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2:30 PM- FCS Quarterfinal: North Dakota State at South Dakota 
ABC, ESPN+: Roy Philpott, Roddy Jones, Lauren Sisler 
 
3 PM- Navy vs. Army West Point 
CBS, PARA+: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jenny Dell
Westwood One: John Sadak
3:30 PM- D2 Semifinal: Kutztown at Colorado School of Mines 
ESPN+: Shawn Kenney, Charles Arbuckle 
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3:30 PM- D3 Semifinal: North Central (IL) at Wartburg
ESPN+: Jason Ross Jr., Tyoka Jackson
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10 PM- FCS Quarterfinal: Albany at Idaho
ESPN+: Ted Emrich, Taylor McHargue 
Presidents by their military assignment and commitment
46 (2021–) Joe Biden (born 1942)
45 (2017–2021) Donald Trump (born 1946)
44 (2009–2017) Barack Obama (born 1961)
43 (2001–2009) George W. Bush (born 1946) First lieutenant Air National Guard
42 (1993–2001) Bill Clinton (born 1946)
41 (1989–1993) George H. W. Bush (1924–2018) Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve
40 (1981–1989) Ronald Reagan (1911–2004) Captain United States Army Reserve
39 (1977–1981) Jimmy Carter (born 1924) Lieutenant United States Navy
38 (1974–1977) Gerald Ford (1913–2006) Lieutenant commander United States Navy Reserve
37 (1969–1974) Richard Nixon (1913–1994) Commander United States Navy Reserve
36 (1963–1969) Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–1973) Commander United States Navy Reserve
35 (1961–63) John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve
34 (1953–1961) Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969) General of the Army United States Army
33 (1945–1953) Harry S. Truman (1884–1972) Colonel United States Army Reserve
32 (1933–1945) Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)
31 (1929–1933) Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)
30 (1923–1929) Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)
29 (1921–1923) Warren G. Harding (1865–1923)
28 (1913–1921) Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
27 (1909–1913) William Howard Taft (1857–1930)
26 (1901–1909) Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) Colonel United States Army (Volunteers)
25 (1897–1901) William McKinley (1843–1901) Captain Union Army (Volunteers)
24 (1893–1897) Grover Cleveland (1837–1908)
23 (1889–1893) Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) Brigadier general Union Army
22 (1885–1889) Grover Cleveland (1837–1908)
21 (1881–1885) Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) Brigadier general New York Militia
20 (1881) James A. Garfield (1831–1881) Major general Union Army
19 (1877–1881) Rutherford B. Hayes (1822–1893) Major general Union Army (Volunteers)
18 (1869–1877) Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) General of the Armies Union Army
17 (1865–1869) Andrew Johnson (1808–1875) Brigadier general Union Army (Volunteers)
16 (1861–1865) Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Captain Illinois State Militia
15 (1857–1861) James Buchanan (1791–1868) Private Pennsylvania militia
14 (1853–1857) Franklin Pierce (1804–1869) Brigadier general United States Army
13 (1850–1853) Millard Fillmore (1800–1874) Major New York Militia
12 (1849–1850) Zachary Taylor (1784–1850) Major general United States Army
11 (1845–1849) James K. Polk (1795–1849) Colonel Tennessee Militia
10 (1841–1845) John Tyler (1790–1862) Captain Virginia militia
9 (1841) William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) Major general United States Army
8 (1837–1841) Martin Van Buren (1782–1862)
7 (1829–1837) Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) Major general United States Army
6 (1825–1829) John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
5 (1817–1825) James Monroe (1758–1831) Colonel Virginia militia
4 (1809–1817) James Madison (1751–1836) Colonel Orange County, Virginia militia
3 (1801–1809) Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) Colonel Albemarle County Regiment, Virginia Militia
2 (1797–1801) John Adams (1735–1826)
1 (1789–1797) George Washington (1732–1799) General of the Armies United States Army
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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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