ESPN Audio will broadcast 25 regular-season college football matchups this season, including the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game and the Pac-12 Championship game. The season begins on Thursday, Aug., 29, at 4 p.m. ET with a special two-hour kickoff special followed by North Carolina at No. 8 South Carolina. The season will culminate on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the ACC and Pac-12 Championship games. All regular season and championship games will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com and ESPN Radio mobile app. This is the 14th year ESPN Audio will broadcast college football games. Bill Rosinski will describe the action while David Norrie serves as color analyst.
This year’s game selection includes marquee matchups between several SEC and ACC teams including Virginia Tech at defending BCS National Champion No. 2 Alabama on Saturday, Aug., 31, at 4:30 p.m. from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Other highlights include Washington State at No. 23 USC on Saturday, Sept. 7; Boston College at No. 23 USC on Saturday, Sept. 14; and No. 12 Clemson at NC State on Thursday, Sept. 19. Additional ranked teams on the schedule include No. 3 Oregon, No. 5 Stanford, No. 6 Texas A&M – led by quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, No. 16 LSU, No. 24 Northwestern.
ESPN Audio will also broadcast extensive post-season coverage, including all five BCS games, culminating with the VIZIO BCS National Championship on January 6, 2014 from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Game times will be announced as the season progresses.
|Thu, Aug 29||4 p.m.||North Carolina at No. 8 South Carolina|
|Sat, Aug 31||4:30 p.m.||Virginia Tech at No. 2 Alabama (from Atlanta, GA)|
|Sat, Sep 7||9:30 p.m.||Washington State at No. 23 USC|
|Sat, Sep 14||TBD||Boston College at No. 23 USC|
|Thu, Sep 19||6:30 p.m.||No. 12 Clemson at NC State|
|Sat, Sep 21||TBD||Utah State at No. 23 USC|
|TBD||Tennessee at No. 11 Florida|
|Thu, Sep 26||6:30 p.m.||Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech|
|Sat, Sep 28||TBD||Texas A&M at Arkansas|
|Sat, Oct 5||TBD||No. 16 LSU at Mississippi State|
|Thu, Oct 10||9:30 p.m.||Arizona at No. 23 USC|
|Sat, Oct 12||TBD||No. 24 Northwestern at No. 25 Wisconsin|
|Sat, Oct 19||TBD||No. 18 TCU at No. 15 Oklahoma State|
|Sat, Oct 26||TBD||Utah at No. 23 USC|
|Sat, Nov 2||TBD||Miami at No. 14 Florida State|
|Sat, Nov 9||TBD||Mississippi State at No. 6 Texas A&M|
|Thu, Nov 14||6:30 p.m.||Georgia Tech at No. 12 Clemson|
|Sat, Nov 16||TBD||No. 5 Stanford at No. 23 USC|
|TBD||No. 2 Alabama at Mississippi State|
|Sat, Nov 23||TBD||California at No. 5 Stanford|
|TBD||No. 3 Oregon at Arizona|
|Sat, Nov 30||TBD||No. 19 UCLA at No. 23 USC|
|TBD||No. 14 Florida State at No. 11 Florida|
|Sat, Dec 7||7 p.m.||Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game (from Charlotte, NC)|
|7 p.m.||Pac-12 Championship Game|
Rankings are based on an early 2013 ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll
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