via press release:
Entire BCS HighlightsBowl Schedule of 34 Games
ESPN’s extensive coverage of the 2013 college football season will culminate with 34 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups. The schedule will conclude with the VIZIO BCS National Championship – No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn – on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET across six television networks plus audio and digital platforms.
Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit will work their seventh consecutive BCS National Championship game, calling ESPN’s telecast of VIZIO BCS National Championship (Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m.) withPresented by Windows 8 reporter Heather Cox and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot host and reporter Tom Rinaldi. For the third straight year, ESPN’s signal caller Mike Tirico will work ESPN Radio’s broadcast with analyst Todd Blackledge and reporters Holly Rowe and Joe Schad.
The schedule will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 21, with four games. ESPN and ESPN Radio will carry three games: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Washington State vs. Colorado State) at 2 p.m., Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Buffalo vs. San Diego State) at 5:30 p.m. and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) at 9 p.m. ABC will televise the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC) at 3:30 p.m.
- ESPN will provide special “BCS Megacast” coverage of the VIZIO BCS National Championship – No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. – featuring multiple live presentations of across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line. Game-specific content will also be available on ESPN.com and ESPN social media platforms.
- In addition to the National Championship, ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will carry the four non-championship BCS games: the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) at 5 p.m. and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1; Allstate Sugar Bowl (No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama) on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m.; and Discover Orange Bowl (No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State) on Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m.
- An ESPN outlet will present at least one game a day for 14 out of the 17 days from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6.
- ESPN platforms will carry six games on New Year’s Day:
- Noon: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia) on ESPN2 and Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (UNLV vs. North Texas) on ESPNU.
- 1 p.m.: Capital One Bowl (No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina) on ABC and ESPN Radio and Outback Bowl (Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
- 5 p.m.: Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
- 8:30 p.m.: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
- Every bowl game on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
- ESPN Radio will broadcast 26 bowl games, including all five BCS matchups and the AT&T Cotton Bowl (No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri on Friday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m.).
- ESPN platforms will cover all nine ESPN Regional Television owned-and-operated bowl games:
- Three on Saturday, Dec. 21: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC) and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:30 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio).
- Additional pre-Christmas Day games on ESPN and ESPN Radio include the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg (Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.) and Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.).
- ESPN and ESPN Radio will also carry the Texas Bowl (Friday, Dec. 27, at 6 p.m.); Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Monday, Dec. 30, at 11:45 a.m.); and BBVA Compass Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m.).
- ESPNU will televise the Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (Wednesday, Jan. 1, at noon).
- ESPN International networks will televise the VIZIO BCS National Championship in Australia/New Zealand (ESPN Pacific Rim); Latin America North & South; Brazil; Caribbean; Japan (via J-Sports) and Canada (via TSN and RDS). ESPN's broadband service, ESPN Player will provide the game live to more than 40 countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while ESPN syndication partners will televise the BCS in the UK, parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and China.
- ESPN The Magazine will provide a week-by-week look at the moments – both forgotten and still being talked about – that when combined added up to Auburn vs. Florida State on January 6 with its first-ever “Story of the Season” issue, which hits subscribers mailboxes beginning next week (and on newsstands Friday, December 27). Every week will be put into context through essays (Wright Thompson on the botched snap that started it all , Eli Saslow on the Winston investigation, Rick Bragg on the greatest weekend ever), taking readers inside the five-month march to the VIZIO BCS National Championship game, reliving the moments and revisiting the teams and players. The issue will be presented in a week-by-week format, including lengthier features on the Tigers' fairy tale season and the Seminoles' impenetrable defense, as well as a look at the investigation into their Heisman-winning QB.
The issue will also include smaller stories (told through words, graphics and visuals) thaton teams that shaped the BCS outcome. Finally, there will be an in-depth preview of the BCS title game and predictions for each of the BCS bowls.
The 2013 college football season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Radio, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN GamePlan totals more than 450 regular-and post-season games.
Bowl Championship Series
|Wed, Jan 1||5 p.m.||Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan StateTV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather CoxRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes|
|8:30 p.m.||Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 BaylorTV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon SpakeRadio: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich||ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes|
|Thu, Jan 2||8:30 p.m.||Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 AlabamaTV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly RoweRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes|
|Fri, Jan 3||8:30 p.m.||Discover Orange Bowl: No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio StateTV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria TaylorRadio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake||ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes+|
|Mon, Jan 6||8:30 p.m.||VIZIO BCS National Championship: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 AuburnTV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom RinaldiRadio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line|
Additional Postseason Games
|Sat, Dec 21||2 p.m.||Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State vs. Colorado StateTV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica MendozaRadio: John Sadak, Tom Ramsey & Niki Noto||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|3:30 p.m.||Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USCRece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder||ABC|
|5:30 p.m.||Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo vs. San Diego StateTV: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn DavenportRadio: Marc Kestescher, Dan Hawkins & Marty Cesario||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|9 p.m.||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs. Louisiana-LafayetteTV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine EdwardsRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Mon, Dec 23||2 p.m.||Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Ohio vs. East CarolinaESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul CarcaterraRadio: Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Ian Fitzsimmons||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Tue, Dec 24||8 p.m.||Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon StateESPN: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Maria TaylorRadio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Thu, Dec 26||6 p.m.||Little Caesars Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling GreenDave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto||ESPN|
|9:30 p.m.||San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. No. 23 Northern IllinoisTV: Joe Davis, Mike Bellotti & Cara CapuanoRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Fri, Dec 27||2:30 p.m.||Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. MarylandMike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards||ESPN|
|6 p.m.||Texas Bowl: Syracuse vs. MinnesotaTV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Kaylee HartungRadio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Brooke Weisbrod||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|9:30 p.m.||Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU vs. WashingtonTV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom LuginbillRadio: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Shelley Smith||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Sat, Dec 28||Noon||New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Notre DameTV: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Paul CarcaterraRadio: Connell McShane, Jack Ford & C.J. Papa||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|3:20 p.m.||Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. North CarolinaTV: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison WilliamsRadio: Tom Hart, David Diaz-Infante & Cara Capuano||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|6:45 p.m.||Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 18 LouisvilleTV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint KessenichRadio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|10:15 p.m.||Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas StateTV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon SpakeRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Mon, Dec 30||11:45 a.m.||Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. NavyTV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul CarcaterraRadio: Mark Neely, Tom Ramsey & Lewis Johnson||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|3:15 p.m.||Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Georgia TechMark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza||ESPN|
|6:45 p.m.||Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 10 Oregon vs. TexasTV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly RoweRadio: Marc Kestescher, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee Hartung||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|10:15 p.m.||National University Holiday Bowl: No. 14 Arizona State vs. Texas TechTV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria TaylorRadio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Tue, Dec 31||12:30 p.m.||AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston CollegeTom Hart, John Congemi & Niki Noto||ESPN|
|4 p.m.||AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice vs. Mississippi StateTV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint KessenichRadio: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|8 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 24 Duke vs. No. 21 Texas A&MTV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha PonderRadio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Wed, Jan 1||Noon||TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 22 GeorgiaMike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards||ESPN2|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank: UNLV vs. North TexasClay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport||ESPNU|
|1 p.m.||Capital One Bowl: No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South CarolinaTV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom LuginbillRadio: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Ian Fitzsimmons||ABC & ESPN Radio|
|Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. No. 16 LSUTV: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa SaltersRadio: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Fri, Jan 3||7:30 p.m.||AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 MissouriBrad Sham, Ed Cunningham & Ian Fitzsimmons||ESPN Radio|
|Sat, Jan 4||1 p.m.||BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. HoustonTV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Dawn DavenportRadio: Adam Amin, Rene Ingoglia & TBD||ESPN & ESPN Radio|
|Sun, Jan 5||9 p.m.||GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Ball StateCarter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams||ESPN|