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Week #13 College Football: #1 Tide in Iron Bowl; #2 Irish, #3 Ohio State cancelled; #4 Clemson plays



Number #1 Alabama has its annual battle against in-state rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl on CBS.

ESPN’s featured games are those where top-crews are assigned and they work directly from the site. Many of the other matchups are done off monitors. This weekend’s ESPN’s features are:

Friday… Notre Dame-UNC (ABC 3:30 p.m.)

Saturday …Kentucky-Florida (ESPN 12 p.m.) Pittsburgh-Clemson (ESPN 3:30 p.m.) and Oklahoma-West Virginia (ABC 7:30 p.m.)

Fox Sports also begins its college basketball coverage this weekend, covering  #1 Gonzaga and #6 Kansas in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Thanksgiving Day.

Play-by-player Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson, a former All-American and NBA veteran, and Bill Raftery, an Emmy Award winning broadcaster, serve as FOX’ lead announcers.

The number of football cancellations are again aplenty this weekend. The schedule is fluid. The number of cancellations/postponements are already over ten (on 11/25).

For those games called by announcers from their home studios, it makes life a little easier when there’s a last second postponement or cancellation.

Ed Cohen, who does the Knicks’ games on radio gets a football assignment this Saturday, Kent State at Buffalo on CBS Sports Network.

Team baseball voices assigned football this weekend include Dave Flemming, Dave O’Brien, Joe Davis and Sean McDonough

Thursday, Nov. 26

Colorado State at Air Force | 2 p.m. | CBSSN, Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor

New Mexico at Utah State | 7 p.m. | FS1, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 15 Iowa State at No. 20 Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC, Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., 

UMass at Liberty | 12 p.m. | ESPN3, Matt Warner, Joe Jauch, 

Southern Miss at UAB | 12:30 p.m. | CBSSNCANCELLED

Nebraska at Iowa | 1 p.m. | FOX, Brian Custer, Robert Smith

No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 25 North Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit

UCF at South Florida | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN,  Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan | 4 p.m. | CBSSN, Jason Knapp, Malik Zaire

Wyoming at UNLV | 4 p.m. | FS1, Guy Haberman, Charles Arbuckle

Stanford at Cal | 4 p.m. | FOX, Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

No. 9 Oregon at Oregon State | 7 p.m. | ESPN, Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore,

Washington at Washington State | 10:30 p.m. |  CANCELLED

San Diego State at Fresno State — CANCELLED

Saturday, Nov. 28

Kentucky at No. 6 Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPN, Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek,

Arkansas at Missouri | 12 p.m. | CANCELLED

Texas Tech at No. 21 Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | FOX, Joe Davis, Mark Helfrich

No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois | CANCELLED

Maryland at No. 12 Indiana | 12 p.m. | ESPN2, Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer,

Penn State at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ABC, Dave Pasch, Mike Golic Sr.

NC State at Syracuse | 12 p.m. | ACC Network, Wes Durham, Roddy Jones

SMU at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN+, Lincoln Rose, LaDarrin McLane

Louisiana Tech at FIU | 12 p.m. | ESPN+, CANCELLED

Georgia Southern at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPN3, Matt Stewart, Sam Crenshaw

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+, Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray

Bowling Green at Ohio | 12 p.m. | ESPN+, David Wilson, Ryan Cavanaugh

Kent State at Buffalo | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, Ed Cohen, Ross Tucker

Ball State at Toledo | 12 p.m. | ESPN3, Michael Reghi, Devin Gardner

No. 24 Tulsa at Houston | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, CANCELLED

Miami (Ohio) at Akron | 1 p.m. | ESPN3, Anthony Lima, Jerod Cherry

UTEP at Rice | 1 p.m. | ESPN3, David Saltzman, Taylor McHargue

Minnesota at No. 18 Wisconsin | CANCELLED

No. 16 Coastal Carolina at Texas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+, Brant Freeman, Keith Moreland

Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee | 3 p.m. | CBSSN, Chris Hassel, Corey Chavous

No. 23 Louisiana at UL Monroe | 3 p.m. | ESPN3, Chris Harris, Mike Hammett

North Texas at UTSA | 3 p.m. | Stadium, Chris Vosters, Max Starks

South Alabama at Arkansas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3, Roger Twibell, Pete Cordelli,

No. 22 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | CBS, Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson

Pittsburgh at No. 4 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN, Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge

No. 11 Northwestern at Michigan State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2, Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman,

Colorado at No. 19 USC | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill,

No. 7 Cincinnati at Temple | 4 p.m. | ESPNU, John Schriffen, Rene Ingoglia

Mississippi State at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers

San Jose State at Boise State | 4 p.m. | FOX, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman

Rutgers at Purdue | 4 p.m. | FS1, Kevin Fitzgerald, Sam Acho

Louisville at Boston College | 4 p.m. | ACC Network,  Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlic

Western Kentucky at Charlotte | 6 p.m. |  POSTPONED

LSU at No. 5 Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPN, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky,

Kansas State at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPN2, Jason Benetti, Andre Ware

Duke at Georgia Tech | 7 p.m. | RSN, Tom Werme, James Bates,

Memphis at Navy | 7 p.m. | CBSSN, John Sadak, Randy Cross, 

No. 14 Oklahoma at West Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ABC, Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy,

No. 13 Georgia at South Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb,

Tennessee at Vanderbilt | 7:30 p.m. | CANCELLED

TCU at Kansas | 8 p.m. | FS1, Eric Collins, Ben Leber

Arizona at UCLA | 8 p.m. | FOX, Aaron Goldsmith, Brady Quinn

Troy at Appalachian State | 8 p.m. | ESPNU, Bill Roth, Dustin Fox

Virginia at Florida State | 8 p.m. | CANCELLED

Nevada at Hawai’i | 11 p.m. | PPV,  Robert Kekaula, Rich Miano,

Sunday, Nov. 29
Utah at Arizona State |  CANCELLED


Eye on Sky and Air Sports is an excellent reference to get the latest schedule changes!

Because of last minute cancellations/postponements, the networks listed above might change.

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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Michael Green
3 years ago

If Bill Raftery now on EVERY network?