Week #5: Nothing particularly illuminating this weekend; CBS is restoring Alabama-Auburn Saturday

CBS’ top executive Sean McManus retires after 27 years next spring. He helped negotiate the NFL back to the network with the famed network eye. David Berson was rarely visible. We’ll see how will mix in. 

Veterans Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman are hiking to Utah for Oregon State on Friday Night.

ESPN/ABC – Bob Iger, didn’t hide. He is an ESPN enforcer. Bob didn’t hold back.

NBC –  Mark Lazarus, first grew at Turner and then at NBC. He’s a kind guy. Mike Tirico is too nice a fellow, so he’s unlikely to take a shot at anyone 

CBS – The man has been assigned as the new boss at CBS Sports. David Berson first joined CBS Sports in January 2011 and later as Executive Vice President. Publicly, he was not scene much at all.

Turner – Lenny Daniels doesn’t make much noise on the street. He’s a doer. David Levy preceded him.

Fox  Eric Shank was thought to be a wiz kid, Why? I have no clue. Yet so be it. For whatever reason Joe Buck and Troy Aikman headed for ESPN. They then posed in the game of musical chairs. 

Thursday, September 28

7:30 PM- Temple at Tulsa
ESPN: Matt Barrie, Dan Mullen, Harry Lyles Jr.
7:30 PM- Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky
CBSSN: Alex Del Barrio, Malik Zaire
8 PM- Jacksonville State at Sam Houston
ESPNU: Drew Carter, Dustin Fox 
Friday, September 29
7 PM- Louisville at NC State
ESPN: Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra 
7 PM- Columbia at Princeton
ESPNU: Eric Frede, Jack Ford
9 PM- Utah at Oregon State
FS1: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
9 PM- Louisiana Tech at UTEP
CBSSN: Carter Blackburn, Robert Turbin
10:15 PM- Cincinnati at BYU
ESPN: Clay Matvick, Aaron Murray, Lauren Sisler 
BYU Radio: Greg Wrubell, Hans Olsen, Mitchell Juergens
Saturday, September 30
Noon- Clemson at Syracuse 
ABC: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill 
Noon- USC at Colorado
FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
Noon- Florida at Kentucky
ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, Katie George 
Gridiron Radio: Noah Britt, Jon Reynolds, Dusty Bonner
Noon- UAB at Tulane
ESPN2: Roy Philpott, Roddy Jones, Alex Chappell 
Noon- South Alabama at James Madison 
ESPNU: Courtney Lyle, Hutson Mason 
Noon- Louisiana at Minnesota
BTN: Chris Vosters, Brock Vereen, Dannie Rogers
Noon- Penn State at Northwestern
BTN: Mark Followill, Jake Butt, Brooke Fletcher
Noon- Texas A&M vs. Arkansas
SEC: Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang 
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Max Starks, Mike Peasley
Noon- Utah State at UConn
CBSSN: Chris Lewis, Ross Tucker, Keiana Martin 
Noon- Duquesne at LIU
NEC Front Row: Pat Boyle, Gregg Caserta
Noon- Buffalo at Akron
ESPN+: Anthony Lima, Ryan Cavanaugh 
Noon- Stetson at Marist
ESPN+: Geoff Brault, Steve Eggink
Noon- Morgan State at Yale
ESPN+: Justin Gallanty, Jack Siedlicki
Noon- Central Connecticut at Brown
ESPN+: Scott Cordischi, John Anderson, Nick Coit
Noon- Howard at Robert Morris 
ESPN+: Adam Gusky, Ray Thomas
1 PM- Dartmouth at Penn
NBCS PHIL, ESPN+: Joe Tordy, Joe Valerio
1 PM- Lehigh at Monmouth
NBCS PHIL+, SNY, FloFootball: Matt Harmon, Emory Hunt 
1 PM- Miles at Albany State
TheGrio: James Hadnot, Antoine Bethea, Lawrencia Moten
1 PM- Merrimack at Sacred Heart
NEC Front Row: Randy Brochu, Freddie Coleman
1 PM- Saint Francis at Stonehill
NEC Front Row: Charlie Bergeron
1 PM- East Tennessee State at Samford
ESPN+: Blake Gardner, Damian Mitchell, Lynden Blake
1 PM- Virginia U of Lynchburg at Delaware State
ESPN+: Gary Laing, Mike Walker
1 PM- Bryant at Rhode Island
FloFootball: Stone Freeman, TBA, TBA
1 PM- Presbyterian at Butler 
FloFootball: Joey Lindstrom, Caleb Groce
1 PM- St. Thomas at Dayton
Facebook (Dayton Flyers Football): Paul Fritschner, Jared Phillips
1:30 PM- Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan
ESPN+: Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
2 PM- Virginia at Boston College
CW: Tom Werme, James Bates, Tabitha Turner
2 PM- Hampton at Richmond
Monumental SN, ESPN+: Bob Black, Chris Anderson, Sean Robertson
2 PM- South Dakota at North Dakota State
ABC ND, ESPN+: Dom Izzo, Kyle Emanuel, Logan Campbell
Midco SN, Midco+: Jay Elsen, David Brown, Jody Norstedt
2 PM- Youngstown State at UNI
Panther SN, Marquee SN, ESPN+: Brad Wells, Justin Surrency
2 PM- William & Mary at Elon
WMYV, ESPN+: Taylor Durham, Khirey Walker, Hannah Bradey
2 PM- North Carolina A&T at Norfolk State
ESPN+: Ian Unsworth, Gene Clemons, Cayla Sweazie
2 PM- Austin Peay at Lindenwood
ESPN+: Bob Ramsey, Zach Zook, Jacob Stanoch
2 PM- Colgate at Cornell
ESPN+: Barry Leonard, Buck Briggs
2 PM- Western Carolina at The Citadel
ESPN+: Dave Weinstein, Jason Kempf
2 PM- Fordham at Georgetown
ESPN+: Jeremy Huber, Lynell Willingham
2 PM- Drake at Morehead State
ESPN+: Jared Stacy, TBA
2 PM- Southwest Minnesota State at Valparaiso
ESPN+: Todd Ickow, Brian Jennings
2:30 PM- Miami (OH) at Kent State
ESPN+: Michael Reghi, Je’Rod Cherry
3 PM- Arizona State at Cal
P12, P12 AZ, P12 BAY: J.B. Long, Shane Vereen
3 PM- Tuskegee at Alabama A&M
HBCU Go: Charlie Neal, Jon Kelley, Ashley Holder
3 PM- Lincoln (CA) vs. Texas Southern
AT&T SW: Matt Pedersen, Ken Moore 
3 PM- North Dakota at South Dakota State
Midco SN, ESPN+: Tom Nieman, Kurtiss Riggs, Darron Wallace
3 PM- Weber State at Northern Colorado
ESPN+: Jason Alvine, Nick Hager
3 PM- Towson at New Hampshire
FloFootball: Justin McIsaac, Brian Espanet, Evan Gray
3:30 PM- Georgia at Auburn
CBS: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jenny Dell
Touchdown Radio: Brett Dolan, Gino Torretta
3:30 PM- Michigan at Nebraska
FOX: Jason Benetti, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
3:30 PM- Kansas at Texas
ABC: Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, Molly McGrath
3:30 PM- UCF at Baylor
FS1: Eric Collins, Devin Gardner
3:30 PM- Texas Tech at Houston
 FS2: Dan Hellie, Petros Papadakis
3:30 PM- Indiana at Maryland
BTN: Connor Onion, Matt Millen, Elise Menaker
3:30 PM- Wagner at Rutgers
BTN: Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron, Meghan McKeown
3:30 PM- Northern Illinois at Toledo
ESPNU: Jay Alter, Rene Ingoglia
3:30 PM- Bowling Green at Georgia Tech
ACCN: Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Marilyn Payne
3:30 PM- South Florida at Navy
CBSSN: Jordan Kent, Randy Cross, Sheehan Stanwich Burch
3:30 PM- Illinois at Purdue
Peacock: Brendan Burke, Michael Robinson, Zora Stephenson
3:30 PM- Bucknell at Lafayette
Lafayette SN, ESPN+: Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, Sam Kuperman 
3:30 PM- Ball State at Western Michigan
ESPN+: Doug Sherman, Forest Conoly
3:30 PM- Arkansas State at UMass
ESPN+: Jay Burnham, Matt Goldstein, Natalie Noury
3:30 PM- Old Dominion at Marshall
ESPN+: Mark Martin, Carl Lee
3:30 PM- Villanova at Albany
FloFootball: Michael Johnson Jr. 
3:30 PM- Stony Brook at Maine
FloFootball: Jim Churchill, Bryan Stackpole 
4 PM- Boise State at Memphis
ESPN2: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Stormy Buonantony
4 PM- Missouri at Vanderbilt
SEC: Lowell Galindo, Derek Mason, Taylor Davis
4 PM- Hawai’i at UNLV
Silver State Sports & Entertainment: Matt Neverett, Steve Cofield
SPEC PPV, Team1Sports: Kanoa Leahey, Rich Miano
4 PM- Idaho at Eastern Washington
SWX, ESPN+: Dennis Patchin, Greg Peach
4 PM- Idaho State at Montana
MTN, ESPN+: Jay Kohn, Marty Mornhinweg, Kyle Hansen
4 PM- Portland State at Montana State
MTN, ESPN+: Ben Creighton, Ty Gregorak, Ashley Washburn
4 PM- New Mexico at Wyoming
MW Net: Chris Sylvester, Jared Petrino, Bridget Howard
4 PM- Campbell at North Carolina Central
ESPN+: Jonathan Duren, Joe Simmons 
4 PM- VMI at Mercer
ESPN+: Frank Malloy, Phil Cox, Megan Birdsong 
4 PM- Tarleton at Southeastern Louisiana
ESPN+: Chase Gispert, Lucas Hill, Mackenzie Fletcher
5 PM- Harvard vs. Holy Cross
SPEC 1, ESPN+: Kevin Gehl, Kevin Shea, Laura Stickells
5 PM- Missouri State at Southern Illinois
ESPN+: Noah Reed, Stone Labanowitz
6 PM- LSU at Ole Miss
ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Robert Griffin III, Kris Budden
Westwood One: Matt Chazanow, Derek Rackley
6 PM- Chattanooga at Wofford
Nexstar, ESPN+: Pete Yanity, Jay Sonnhalter
6 PM- Kennesaw State at Charleston Southern
ESPN+: Killian McClatchley, Jake DeLongchamps, Justin Biegel
6 PM- Southern at UAPB
Golden Lions All-Access: LaRon Marbley
6 PM- Alcorn State at Alabama State
Hornet SN (Alabama St Athletics on YouTube): Graham Dunn, Kamarri Darrington, Fred Sington
6:30 PM- Oregon at Stanford
P12, P12 BAY, P12 OR: Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy
7 PM- Iowa State at Oklahoma
FS1: Jeff Levering, Mark Helfrich
Compass Media: Gregg Daniels, Chad Brown
7 PM- Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
NFL: Jason Ross Jr., Tyoka Jackson
7 PM- Utah Tech at Colorado State
MW Net: Kevin McGlue, Mark Driscoll
7 PM- Troy at Georgia State
ESPN+: Matt Stewart, Sam Crenshaw
7 PM- Texas State at Southern Miss
ESPN+: Jason Baker, Larry Boyd
7 PM- Abilene Christian at North Texas
ESPN+: James Westling, LaDarrin McLane
7 PM- East Carolina at Rice
ESPN+: Richard Cross, Taylor McHargue, Smacker Miles
7 PM- Eastern Kentucky at North Alabama
ESPN+: Benjamin Ray, Bryan Neece
7 PM- Texas A&M-Commerce at Stephen F. Austin
ESPN+: Rob Myers, Hunter Taylor
7 PM- Grambling State at Prairie View A&M
ESPN+: Butch Alsandor, Lemont Williams
7 PM- Lamar at Houston Christian
ESPN+: Garrett Jones, Jonathan Fleming
7 PM- Eastern Illinois at Northwestern State
ESPN+: Patrick Netherton, Gary Reasons, Tyler Moody
7 PM- Indiana State at Murray State
ESPN+: Neal Bradley, Josh McKeel
7 PM- Florida A&M at Mississippi Valley State
YouTube (Valley Sports Network): Lee Hall
7:30 PM- Notre Dame at Duke
ABC: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
Learfield: Chris Hassel, Mike Golic Jr.
7:30 PM- Michigan State at Iowa
NBC: Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge, Kathryn Tappen 
7:30 PM- South Carolina at Tennessee
SEC: Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cueblic
7:30 PM- Charlotte at SMU
ESPNU: John Schriffen, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport
8 PM- West Virginia at TCU
ESPN2: Dave Flemming, Brock Osweiler, Kayla Burton
8 PM- Pitt at Virginia Tech
ACCN: Mike Monaco, Tim Hasselbeck, Taylor Tannebaum
8 PM- San Diego State at Air Force
CBSSN: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Tiffany Blackmon
8 PM- Appalachian State at UL Monroe
ESPN+: Chris Harris, Desmond Lighten
8 PM- Central Arkansas at Southern Utah
ESPN+: Spencer McLaughlin, Ryan Steineckert
8 PM- UC Davis at Cal Poly
ESPN+: Jay Holloway, John Kane
8 PM- Nicholls at McNeese
ESPN+: Jeff Palermo, Kip Texada
9 PM- Alabama at Mississippi State
ESPN: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons
9 PM- Northern Arizona at Sacramento State
KMAX, ESPN+: Dave Lewis, Darren Arbet
10 PM- Washington at Arizona
P12, P12 AZ, P12 WA: Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth
10:30 PM- Nevada at Fresno State
FS1: Dan Hellie, 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.

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