ESPN Releases 'College GameDay' BCS Schedule

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December 27th, 2013

College GameDay

via press release:

College GameDay Rewind: The Year that Was and a Look Ahead to the BCS Bowls on ESPN
Guest Analysts Nick Saban and James Franklin to Join Set in Pasadena, Calif.
 
In a season that began August 31, 2013 with an unprecedented four hours of wall-to-wall college football discussion and analysis, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot visited 13 states and 13 schools in 15 weeks. The program expanded to three hours on ESPN (9 a.m. – noon ET), hosted 18 guest pickers and welcomed three new analysts. All of it made for yet another memorable year for college football’s longest running and most celebrated pre-game show.
Heading into ESPN’s telecasts of the BCS Bowls beginning January 1 and concluding January 6 with a BCS Megacast of the VIZIO BCS National Championship, College GameDay and ESPN’s college football studio shows will serve up a robust roster of hosts, analysts and reporters to bring fans all the news and analysis they’ll need of college football’s grand finale. But first, a look back at the season:
 
In 2013, GameDay WAS
  • The Northwestern University swim team’s inspired entrance from Lake Michigan to the GameDay compound to deliver this impressive message.
  • Where a golf pro and a country music star posted higher game pick percentages than any other guest pickers or GameDay analysts for the year. Bubba Watson went 10-0 and country music star, Jake Owen, 9-0.
  • A ratings success. GameDay averaged 1,830,000 viewers for its three-hour span for a 10 percent increase over the same 9 a.m. to noon ET time period on ESPN in 2012.
 
In 2014, GameDay WILL BE…
  • Everywhere. College GameDay will be at four BCS Bowls including the national championship with an array of analysts and reporters to cover all the players, teams, coaches and news of college football’s season finale. In addition, Alabama coach Nick Saban will join the GameDay set as a guest analyst on Monday, Jan. 6, in Pasadena, Calif., and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin also will join the set earlier in the day as a guest analyst for SportsCenter and College Football Live.
  • Comprehensive. Chris Fowler will lead ESPN’s presence from Pasadena, Calif., with hosts Rece Davis, John Saunders and Joe Tessitore. College GameDay analysts Corso, Herbstreit, Howard, and Pollack will be joined by Brian Griese, Jesse Palmer, Todd McShay, Lou Holtz, and Mark May.  Reporter Heather Cox will cover Florida State while Tom Rinaldi reports from Auburn’s camp.  Also contributing will be Gene Wojciechowski, Scott Van Pelt, Paul Finebaum, Samantha Ponder and George Whitfield.
 
Complete Coverage
Studio coverage will include SportsCenter, College Football Daily, College Football Live and College GameDay Built By The Home Depot beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1 from the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO followed the next day with live coverage from the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and then, the Discover Orange Bowl on Friday, Jan. 3. Monday, Jan. 6, beginning at 9 a.m., ESPN and ESPNU will combine for six hours of live coverage leading into the VIZIO BCS National Championship at 8 p.m. The complete schedules:
 
College GameDay BCS Schedule
Date Time (ET) Analysts (Location) Network
Wed, Jan 1 10 a.m. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard & Todd McShay (Pasadena, Calif.) ESPN
Thu, Jan 2  7 p.m. Rece Davis, Lou Holtz & Mark May (New Orleans, La.) ESPN
Fri, Jan 3 7-8 p.m. John Saunders, Danny Kanell & Jesse Palmer (Miami Gardens, Fla.) ESPN
Mon, Jan 6 6-8 p.m. Fowler, Herbstreit, Corso, Howard, Pollack & Nick Saban

(Pasadena, Calif.)
ESPN
 
ESPN’s BCS Bowls Studio Coverage
Date Time (ET) Studio Show Network
Wed, Jan 1 9 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (from Pasadena, CA) ESPN
4:30 p.m. Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO coverage begins ESPN
5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State ESPN
8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 15 Central Florida vs. No. 6 Baylor ESPN
Following game SportsCenter ESPN
Thu, Jan 2 9 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN
3:30 p.m. College Football Live ESPN2
6 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN2
7 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
8 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama coverage begins ESPN
Following game SportsCenter ESPN
Fri, Jan 3 9 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN
5 p.m. College Football Live ESPN2
6 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
7 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
8 p.m. Discover Orange Bowl : No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State coverage begins ESPN
Following game SportsCenter ESPN
Mon, Jan 6 9 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN
1 p.m. College Football Daily ESPNU
3 p.m. College Football Live ESPN
BCS Countdown ESPNU
6 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
7 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
8 p.m. VIZIO BCS National Championship: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn coverage begins ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, Classic, Goal Line, ESPN3. ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Following game SportsCenter ESPN
 
 
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