ESPN will televise all five Bowl Championship Series games, including the Discover BCS National Championship (No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama) on Monday, Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC will combine to televise six games on New Year’s Day:
- Noon: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Mississippi State vs. No. 20 Northwestern) on ESPN2 and Heart of Dallas Bowl (Purdue vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State) on ESPNU.
- 1 p.m.: Capital One Bowl (No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 Nebraska) on ABC and Outback Bowl (No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 18 Michigan) on ESPN.
- 5 p.m.: Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio (Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Stanford) on ESPN.
- 8:30 p.m.: Discover Orange Bowl (No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida State) on ESPN.
The Australian Open, tennis’ first Grand Slam of the year, will begin Sunday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with daily, extensive coverage totaling more than xx hours and continuing through the women’s (Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 a.m.) and men’s (Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 a.m.) finals.
ESPN’s 14-game schedule in January will include a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day afternoon game – Indiana at Memphis, home of the National Civil Rights Museum, Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.
ABC will televise a doubleheader on Sunday, Jan. 27, including an Eastern Conference Finals rematch – Miami at Boston at 1 p.m. and Oklahoma City visiting the LA Lakers at 3:30 p.m.
X GAMES ASPEN 2013
The X Games, the premier winter action sports event in the world, will be held January 24-27, from Aspen, Colo. The annual event features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. All Winter X Games competitions will take place at the resort’s Buttermilk Mountain. Winter X Games 17 will air live nightly on ESPN.
Live Telecast Schedule
- ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU January schedules will total more than 75 games, including six games of intra-conference games Monday, Jan. 14, to mark Martin Luther King Day.
- The month’s 19-game schedule on ESPN2 and ESPNU will include tripleheaders on ESPNU Sunday, Jan. 6 and 13 and on ESPN2 Sunday, Jan. 20. .
|Sun, Jan 6||11:30 a.m.||St. John’s at Rutgers||ESPNU|
|1:30 p.m.||Florida State at Maryland||ESPNU|
|3:30 p.m.||Vanderbilt at Mississippi||ESPNU|
|Sun, Jan 13||11:30 a.m.||Tennessee at Florida||ESPNU|
|1:30 p.m.||Kentucky at Missouri||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||Nebraska at Penn State||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||Rutgers at Notre Dame||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||California at Stanford||ESPN2|
|Mon, Jan 14||4:30 p.m.||Norfolk State at Howard||ESPNU|
|Sun, Jan 20||noon||St. John’s at Notre Dame||ESPNU|
|3 p.m.||Maryland at Georgia Tech||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||UCLA at California||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Texas A&M at Georgia||ESPN2|
|Mon, Jan 21||7 p.m.||Duke at Connecticut||ESPN2|
|Sun, Jan 27||1:30 p.m.||St. John’s at Louisville||ESPNU|
|2 p.m.||North Carolina at Miami (Fla.)||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||Missouri at Texas A&M||ESPNU|
|4 p.m.||Purdue at Michigan State||ESPN2|
|Mon, Jan 28||7 p.m.||Notre Dame at Tennessee||ESPN2|
- Major League Soccer Draft live Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon on ESPN2.
- ESPN2’s weekly Boxing series returns from its winter hiatus Friday, Jan. 4 at 10 p.m.
- Barclays Premier League: Saturday, Jan. 14 and 21, at 7:30 a.m. on ESPN2.
- PBA World Championship from Las Vegas – Sunday, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
- The semifinals and finals from the World Cup of Trick Shots (billiards) on ESPN2 Sunday, Jan. 6, beginning at 1 p.m.