The 2015 Football Bowl Subdivision (doesn’t that just roll off the tongue?) begins this evening.  College football is back.  And that is a glorious thing.  To get you kick started and ready for another season of the college game, we present our annual primer.  Below you’ll find basically every piece of broadcast-related information you’ll need for the coming season.  A huge H/T to Sammy for helping to compile the facts and figures as always.  If there’s any corrections that need to be made, please leave them in the comments.

Away we go…

ESPN

Conferences – Majority of Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision

ESPN/ABC College Football Saturday

Announcers: ABC Saturday Night Football- Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox

ESPN College Football Primetime – Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe

ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC

  • Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Todd McShay
  • Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
  • Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer & Olivia Harlan
  • Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
  • Beth Mowins, Anthony Bech & Paul Carcaterra
  • Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jerry Punch
  • Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard & Shannon Spake
  • Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPNU – Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks; Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins; Clay Matvick, John Congemi

ESPNEWS – Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman; Mike Couzens, Rene Ingoglia

ESPN Radio – Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

Weekdays

Thursday College Football Primetime- Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Kaylee Hartung

Friday ESPN/ESPN2- Dave Flemming, Mack Brown & Allison Williams

Tue/Wed ESPN/ESPN2 – Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard

Thursday ESPNU- Mark Neely, Jay Walker

SEC Network

Announcers: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer & Maria Taylor; Tom Hart, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge; Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb & Kayce Smith

SEC Nation, SEC Network, 10 am

Talent- Joe Tessitore, Marcus Spears, Joe McElroy; Contributors- Paul Finebaum, Kaylee Hartung

Studio Shows

ESPN College GameDay, Saturdays ESPN 9 am

Host: Rece Davis; Analysts: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack; Contributors- Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Gene Wojciechowski

ABC College Football Countdown- John Saunders, Mack Brown, Mark May

ESPN College Football Final- Adnan Virk/Joe Tessitore, Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell

SEC Network Saturday Studio-  Dari Nowkhah, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland

College GameDay on ESPN Radio- Matt Barrie, Trevor Matich, Brad Edwards

Starting October

Championship Drive Who’s In? (Sundays) – Adnan Virk, Butch Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Danny Kanell, Mark May, Robert Smith

College Football Playoff – Top 25 (Tuesdays) – Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell, David Pollack

Conference Championships, ESPN or ABC TBD

Conference USA Championship Game

ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

Pac 12 Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara

Mountain West Championship Game

College Football New Year’s Playoffs/Bowls

Thu, Dec 31 Semifinals – Orange Bowl, SunLife Stadium, Miami ESPN

Thu, Dec 31 Semifinals – Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium, Arlington ESPN

Thu, Dec 31 Dec 31 – Chick-fil-A Bowl, Georgia Dome, Atlanta ESPN

Fri, Jan 1 – Sugar Bowl, Superdome, New Orleans ESPN

Fri, Jan 1 – Rose Bowl, Rose Bowl, Pasadena ESPN

Fri, Jan 1 – Fiesta Bowl, University of Phoenix, Glendale ESPN

Mon, Jan 11, 2016 National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale ESPN

FOX SPORTS

Conferences – Big 12, Pac 12, Conference USA

Announcers: FOX Primetime – Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Molly McGrath

FOX/FS1: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman; Joe Davis, Brady Quinn & Kris Budden; Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis and/or Steve Hutchinson

Studio

Host: Rob Stone; Analysts: Matt Leinart, Dave Wannstedt; Insiders- Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel, Clay Travis; Contributing- Papadakis or Hutchinson; Rules Expert- Mike Pereira

Conference Championships

Big Ten Championship Game, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, FOX TBA

CBS SPORTS

Conference – SEC

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson & Allie LaForce

Studio – Host: Adam Zucker; Analysts: Brian Jones, Rick Neuheisel

Conference Championships

Sat, Dec 5- SEC Championship Game at Atlanta 4 pm

CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Conferences – Mountain West, Conference USA, AAC, MAC, Army & Navy

Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor & Jenny Dell; Rich Waltz, Adam Archuleta & Cassie Gallo; Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous & Lauren Gardner

Army/MAC – Ben Holden, Jay Feely & John Schriffen;

Navy – John Sadak, Randy Cross & Sheehan Stanwick-Burch

Other Talent – Andrew Catalon, Sean Grande, Jason Horowitz; Melanie Collins, Rashan Ali

Studio – Host: Adam Zucker; Analysts: Randy Cross, Brian Jones, Rick Neuheisel, Aaron Taylor

Other Talent – Brent Stover, Dana Jacobson, Houston Nutt, Christian Fauria

College Football Bowls

Sat, Dec 19- The AutoNation Cure Bowl at Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, CBSSN 7 pm

NBC SPORTS

Team – Notre Dame

Announcers: Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie & Kathryn Tappen

Studio – Host: Liam McHugh; Analysts: Jonathan Vilma, Hines Ward

NBCSN

Conferences – Ivy League, Colonial Athletic

 

PAC 12 NETWORK

Conference – Pac 12 Conference

Play by play: Ted Robinson, Kevin Calabro, Roxy Bernstein, JB Long

Analysts: Lincoln Kennedy,  Nigel Burton, Ronnie Lott, Curtis Conway, Matt Leinart, Yogi Roth, Nick Aliotti, Glenn Parker, Anthony Herron, Jeremy Bloom, Jake Plummer

Reporters: Lewis Johnson, Ashley Adamson, Jill Savage, Drea Avent

 

 

BIG TEN NETWORK

Conference – Big Ten Conference

Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen & Lisa Byington; Eric Collins, Glen Mason & Rebecca Harlow

Studio – Host: Dave Revsine; Analysts: Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith

 

About Matt Yoder

Award winning sportswriter at The Comeback and Awful Announcing. The biggest cat in the whole wide world.