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ESPN Radio’s 24-Game Regular Season College Football Coverage to Kick off September 5 with Two Top-25 Matchups

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  • Three Games on Opening Saturday, September 5
  • Action Every Saturday with Five Doubleheaders; Pac-12, ACC Championships
  • Four Thursday Night Games, All Featuring Preseason Top 25 Teams

ESPN Radio’s 16th season of college football game broadcasts will begin the opening Saturday, Sept. 5, with three of its 24 regular-season and continue every Saturday, plus four select Thursday nights and culminating with the Pac-12 and ACC Championships on December 5.

The full slate of games includes 19 teams in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25, featuring nine out of the Top 10. From the Top 10 there are conference games such as No. 8 Michigan State playing at defending national champions and preseason No. 1 Ohio State, as well as No. 7 Alabama at No. 9 Georgia.

The season will kick off with preseason No. 25 Louisville vs. No. 4 Auburn at 2:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by No. 7 Alabama vs. No. 17 Wisconsin. Additional marquee matchups include No. 11 UCLA at No. 5 USC and No. 1 Ohio State at Michigan.

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Joe Schad return as the primary ESPN Radio commentator team.

All regular-season and championship games will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes, Slacker Radio, TuneIn and the ESPN app.

The sites for College GameDay on ESPN Radio and the post-season bowl schedule will be announced at a later date.

*  Rankings are based on ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25

**Note:  Times reflect start of coverage window.

Date Time (ET) Game
Sat, Sep 5 2:30 p.m. #25 Louisville vs. #4 Auburn in Atlanta
  Follows 2:30 p.m. game #7 Alabama vs. #17 Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas
  10:30 p.m. Arkansas St. at #5 USC
Sat, Sep 12 6:30 p.m. Kentucky at South Carolina
Thu, Sep 17 6:30 p.m. #10 Clemson at Louisville
Sat, Sep 19 3:00 p.m. #4 Auburn at #16 LSU
7:00 p.m. #23 Stanford at #5 USC
Sat, Sep 26 TBD Texas A&M at #21 Arkansas
Sat, Oct 3 TBD #7 Alabama at #9 Georgia
Sat, Oct 10 TBD #18 Georgia Tech at #10 Clemson
Thu, Oct 15 6:30 p.m. #11 UCLA at Stanford
Sat, Oct 17 TBD West Virginia at #6 Baylor
Sat, Oct 24 TBD #20 Tennessee at #7 Alabama
Sat, Oct 31 TBD #14 Ole Miss at #4 Auburn
Thu, Nov 5 6:30 p.m. #6 Baylor at Kansas State
Sat, Nov 7 TBD #13 Arizona at #5 USC
  TBD #4 Auburn at Texas A&M
Thu, Nov 12 6:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at #18 Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 14 TBD #21 Arkansas at #16 LSU
  TBD Oklahoma at #6 Baylor
Sat, Nov 21 TBD #8 Michigan State at #1 Ohio State
  TBD #2 TCU at Oklahoma
Sat, Nov 28 TBD #11 UCLA at #5 USC
  TBD #1 Ohio State at Michigan
Sat, Dec 5 7 p.m. Pac-12 Championship
7 p.m. ACC Championship

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