Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on November 20, 2012

NCAA FCS Championship Kicks Off Saturday Across ESPN Platforms


The 2012 NCAA FCS Championship kicks off this weekend, and ESPN will be carrying every game across its networks, including 14 games from the first, second and quarterfinals rounds exclusively on ESPN3.  First-round action starts with Colgate vs. Wagner at noon ET on Saturday, Nov. 24.  The Championship will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 from FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas on ESPN2.

ESPN3 has been the leading destination for FCS games during the regular season, with a total of 73 games, 24 of which were exclusive to the network.  Additionally, it carried a total of 124 college football games overall this season, the most ever for ESPN3 thus far.

The complete schedule:

DateTime (ET)Match-UpNetwork
Sat, Nov 24NoonColgate vs. WagnerESPN3
2 p.m.Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-CookmanESPN3
3 p.m.Eastern Illinois vs. South Dakota StateDan Gutowsky & John GregoryESPN3
Villanova vs. Stony BrookESPN3
Sat, Dec 12 p.m.New Hampshire vs. WoffordMike Gleason & Rocky BoimanESPN3
Central Arkansas vs. Georgia SouthernShawn Kenney & John BuntingESPN3
TBD vs. Old DominionJohn Sadak & Stan LewterESPN3
Illinois State vs. Appalachian StateRyan Rose & Rene IngogliaESPN3
4 p.m.TBD vs. North Dakota StateESPN3
Cal Poly vs. Sam Houston StateJonathon Yardley & Forrest ConolyESPN3
6 p.m.TBD vs. Eastern WashingtonTrey Bender & Jay TaylorESPN3
7 p.m.TBD vs. Montana StatePeter Young & Cory ChavousESPN3
Fri, Dec 78 p.m.Quarterfinal #1 TBDTom Hart, John Congemi & Allison WilliamsESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sat, Dec 8noonQuarterfinal #2 TBDClay Matvick & Matt StinchcombESPN / WatchESPN
TBDQuarterfinal #3 TBDESPN3
TBDQuarterfinal #4 TBDESPN3
Fri, Dec 148 p.m.Semifinal #1 TBDDave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara CapuanoESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sat, Dec 154 p.m.Semifinal #2 TBDJoe Davis, Jay Walker & Jill MontgomeryESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Jan 51 p.m.Final TBDDave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara CapuanoESPN2 / WatchESPN

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in 79 million households nationwide to fans who are customers of an affiliated provider.  It can be accessed online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox.