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Posted by Michael Humes on March 28, 2013

Spring College Football: Games Involving Teams from the ACC, Big 12 and SEC

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ESPN will showcase the final spring practice of multiple top college football teams across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network from March 30 to April 20.

Overall, the networks will combine to cover 13 spring football games – an intra-squad game on the final day of the spring practices – beginning with Texas’ Orange-White scrimmage on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Longhorn Network.

ESPN3 will carry 10 spring games of teams in the ACC and SEC, nine of them exclusively. ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise the spring game of an SEC team expected to compete for this year’s BCS National Championship:

  • ESPN will televise Texas A&M’s annual Maroon & White Spring Game on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. Texas A&M returns Heisman Trophy quarterback Johnny Manziel, All-American offensive lineman Jake Matthews, four additional offensive starters and five defensive starters.
  • ESPN2 will televise two-time defending BCS National Champion Alabama’s A-Day Game on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. Alabama returns six starters on offense, including quarterback AJ McCarron, and seven on defense led by Butkus Award finalist linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Sat, March 30 7:30 p.m. Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks & Ricky Williams
Longhorn Network
Sat, April 6 1 p.m. Virginia
Jim Barbar, Barrett Brooks & Alex Corddry
ESPN3 *
Fri, April 12 7 p.m. Pittsburgh
Bill Hillgrove, Pat Bostick & Gregg Giannotti
ESPN3
Sat, April 13 1 p.m. South Carolina
Anish Shroff & Matt Stinchcomb
ESPN3 *
  2 p.m. Florida State
Tom Block & Keith Jones
ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Texas A&M
Chris Fowler & Kirk Herbstreit
ESPN
  3 p.m. Miami (Fla.)
Craig Minervini & John Congemi
ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. North Carolina ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. Clemson
Dave Lamont & Charles Arbuckle
ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. Duke
Shawn Kenney & John Bunting
ESPN3 *
Sat, April 20 1:30 p.m. NC State ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Alabama
Rece Davis & Todd Blackledge
ESPN2
  3 p.m. Virginia Tech
Bob Picozzi & Rene Ingoglia
ESPN3 *

*Exclusive to ESPN3

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