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Posted by Amanda DeCastro on August 15, 2013

ESPN Audio Kicks Off NFL and College Football Fall Tour

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Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo Hit the Road with Live Broadcasts in Advance of Select NFL and College Football Games

ESPN Audio’s Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo – hosted by Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo — will hit the road and broadcast live in advance of highly anticipated NFL and college football games in the third annual ESPN Audio Fall Football Tour sponsored by Hanes, La Quinta and StubHub. Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic from Mike & Mike kick off the tour Friday, Sept. 6, with a live broadcast at MetLife Stadium from 6 a.m. -10 a.m. ET in advance of the New York Jets regular-season home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The nine tour stops include five NFL game stops and four college football games – totaling four stops for Mike & Mike, three for The Herd and two for SVP & Russillo.

Highlights of the 2013 Tour include Mike & Mike’s college football kick off in Evanston, Ill., on Friday, Oct. 4, in advance of Saturday’s match-up with “Greeny’s” alma mater, Northwestern, hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes; The Herd previews of Texas vs. Oklahoma on Friday, Oct. 11, and Stanford at USC on Friday, Nov. 15; and SVP & Russillo live from Baton Rouge, La., on Fri, Nov. 22, for a preview of Texas A&M at LSU.

NFL tour highlights include SVP & Russillo in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Sept. 9, in advance of that evening’s season-opening Monday Night Football game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins; and Mike & Mike’s live broadcast from Pittsburgh, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 18, for a Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers preview.

2013 ESPN Audio Fall Football Tour Schedule

Date Show Broadcast Venue (Location) Game Previewed
Fri, Sept 6 Mike & Mike MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets
Mon, Sept 9 SVP & Russillo The Hamilton (Washington, D.C.) Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
Fri, Oct 4 Mike & Mike TBD (Evanston, Ill.) Ohio State at Northwestern
Mon, Oct 7 The Herd TBD (Atlanta, Ga.) New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons
Fri, Oct 11 The Herd TBD (Dallas, Texas) Texas vs Oklahoma (Cotton Bowl)
Fri, Oct 18 Mike & Mike TBD (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mon, Oct 28 Mike & Mike TBD (St. Louis, Mo.) Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
Fri, Nov 15 The Herd TBD (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stanford at USC
Fri, Nov 22 SVP & Russillo TBD (Baton Rouge, La.) Texas A&M at LSU

Show times and availability (all ET)

Mike & Mike: 6 – 10 a.m., on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, ESPN Radio app, ESPN2
The Herd with Colin Cowherd: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, ESPN Radio app, ESPNU
SVP & Russillo: 1 – 4 p.m., on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, ESPN Radio app, ESPNEWS

About ESPN Audio

ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Podcasts comprise ESPN Audio.

ESPN Radio, which launched January 1,1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 24 million listeners a week on 450 nationwide stations, including more than 360 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets with owned and/or operated FM stations in New York and Dallas, AM signals in Chicago and Los Angeles. ESPN Radio programming is also available on Sirius XM and via digital distributors Slacker Radio and Tune In. ESPN Deportes Radio is the only all-sports Spanish radio network, and has 46 affiliates covering 72% of the Hispanic DMA with stations in the top 10 Hispanic markets, including owned and/or operated stations in New York and Dallas.

ESPNRadio.com is the most listened to live stream of any terrestrial broadcaster in the world — reaching more than 714,000 unique listeners per month who logged more than 95.3 million total listening hours in 2012, with 11.2 million session starts per month (source: Ando Media). ESPN Podcasts logged 188.8 million completed downloads in 2012 via the ESPN PodCenter and iTunes.

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