ESPN's 2010 College Football First Week TV Schedule Includes 31 Games in Five Days

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August 30th, 2010

via press release:

2010 College Football Season Kicks off Thursday

First Week of Season Includes 31 Games in Five Days, College GameDay from Atlanta

ESPN will kick off the 2010 college football season with 31 games in five days across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio beginning Thursday, Sept. 2. ESPN’s opening weekend of action will conclude with a Labor Day doubleheader Monday, Sept. 6, highlighted by No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN 3D, ESPN’s newest outlet and the first 3D network to launch in the industry.

ESPN and ABC will each televise a matchup between ranked teams in prime time Saturday, Sept. 4: No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU in the Cowboys Classic from Arlington, Texas, at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN, and No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game from Atlanta at 8 p.m. on Saturday Night Football on ABC.

Other ranked teams in action include:

  • No. 4 Florida against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon on ESPN and ESPN3.com;
  • No. 5 Texas at Rice on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com
  • No. 13 Miami against Florida A&M on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3.com;
  • No. 14 USC at Hawaii on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 11 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com;
  • No. 16 Georgia Tech against South Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.com;
  • No. 20 Florida State against Samford on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon on ESPNU.

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – expanded to three hours and now beginning on ESPNU at 9 a.m. and continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m. every Saturday – will open the season Sept. 4 live from Atlanta. Erin Andrews will anchor several segments of the first hour on ESPNU and contribute reports, interviews and features during the ESPN portion of the two-time Emmy Award-winning program. Chris Fowler will return as show host with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. College GameDay is entering its 24th season and 18th consecutive year of originating from the site of one of the day’s best games or a game with the most compelling storyline.

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN Radio College Football Schedule

Note: All ABC split national, ESPN and ESPN2 games will be simulcast on ESPN3.com

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Sep 2 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian at Wake Forest

Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn

ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. Southern Miss at South Carolina

Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer & Jenn Brown

ESPN / ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. Florida A&M at No. 13 Miami

Dave Weekley & Jeremy Bloom

ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. Norfolk State at Rutgers

Dave Popkin & Drew Henson

ESPN3.com
7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Middle Tennessee

Anish Shroff & Jay Walker

ESPNU
11 p.m. No. 14 USC at Hawaii

Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Robert Smith

ESPN / ESPN3.com
Fri, Sep 3 5 p.m. Villanova at Temple

Scott Graham & Rene Ingoglia

ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Arizona at Toledo

Joe Tessitore & Rod Gilmore

ESPN / ESPN3.com
Sat, Sep 4 Noon Miami (OH) at No. 4 Florida

Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman, Bob Griese & Quint Kessenich

ESPN / ESPN3.com
Noon Western Michigan at Michigan State

Bob Wischusen & Brian Griese

ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Noon Samford at No. 20 Florida State

Rob Stone & David Pollack

ESPNU
1 p.m. South Carolina State at No. 16 Georgia Tech

Trey Bender & Jay Taylor

ESPN3.com
1 p.m. Weber State at Boston College

Dave Popkin & Curt Warner

ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. Connecticut at Michigan **

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen & Heather Cox

ABC and ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
UCLA at Kansas State **

Carter Blackburn, Mike Bellotti & Brock Huard

ABC and ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Kentucky at Louisville

Dave Lamont & JC Pearson

ABC
3:30 p.m. No. 5 Texas at Rice

Ron Franklin & Ed Cunningham

ESPN / ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. North Texas at Clemson

Pam Ward & Danny Kanell

ESPNU
6 p.m. Western Carolina at N.C. State

Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn

ESPN3.com
6 p.m. Richmond at Virginia

Jim Barbar & John Gregory

ESPN3.com
6 p.m. Syracuse at Akron

Michael Reghi & TBA

ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State

Clay Matvick & Herm Edwards

ESPNU
7 p.m. Elon at Duke

Dave Weekley & Derek Rackley

ESPN3.com
7:45 p.m. Cowboys Classic: No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU (from Arlington)

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe

ESPN / ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina (from Atlanta)

ABC: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Erin Andrews

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

ABC / ESPN Radio
10 p.m. Cincinnati at Fresno State

Beth Mowins & Trent Dilfer

ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Sep 5 Noon 2010 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney: Southern vs. Delaware State

Charles Neal & Jay Walker

ESPN / ESPN3.com
2 p.m. Tulsa at East Carolina

Mike Gleason & John Congemi

ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. SMU at Texas Tech

Mark Jones, Bob Davie & Holly Rowe

ESPN / ESPN3.com
Mon, Sep 6 4 p.m. Navy vs. Maryland (from Baltimore)

Mike Patrick, Craig James & Quint Kessenich

ESPN / ESPN3.com
8 p.m. No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech (from Landover, Md.)

ESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox

ESPN 3D: Joe Tessitore, Tim Brown & Ray Bentley

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

ESPN / ESPN Radio / ESPN 3D
 
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