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ESPN Radio to Showcase 27 Postseason College Bowls including College Football Playoff

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College Football Playoff National Championship Game Airs January 9

ESPN Radio’s season-long coverage of the 2016 college football campaign will culminate with a 27-game postseason bowl schedule, including all matchups from the College Football Playoff, capped by the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T on Monday, Jan. 9, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN Monday Night Football voice Sean McDonough will call the final game alongside analyst Todd Blackledge, with reporters Holly Rowe and Ian Fitzsimmons.

ESPN Radio will also broadcast each of the “New Year’s Six” bowls featuring the College Football Playoff Semifinals and four additional premier games, starting Friday, Dec. 30, with the Capital One Orange Bowl, as No. 6 Michigan faces No. 11 Florida State. Dave Flemming and Tom Ramsey will describe the action with reporter Allison Williams. The College Football Playoff Semifinals will include the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama), followed by the Playstation Fiesta Bowl (No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson) on Saturday, Dec. 31.

College Football Playoff National Championship Coverage

ESPN Radio will have comprehensive coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, including two days of on-site broadcasts on Monday, Jan. 9, and Tuesday, Jan. 10, of Mike & Mike (6 – 10 a.m., simulcast on ESPN2) and Russillo & Kanell (1 – 4 p.m.). In addition, ESPN Radio will air a special edition of College GameDay hosted by Doug Kezirian and Brad Edwards, with Trevor Matich reporting from Tampa, from 4 – 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

All postseason college football games, including the College Football Playoff will be available on ESPN Radio, the ESPN app, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM, Apple iTunes Radio, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

ESPN Radio College Football Playoff & New Year’s Six Game and Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Fri, Dec 30 8 p.m. Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State
David Flemming, Tom Ramsey, Allison Williams
Sat, Dec. 31 2 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
  Follows College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Playstation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Mon, Jan 2 1 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
Brad Sham, Rodney Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
  Follows Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Molly McGrath
  Follows Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

**Time indicates beginning of coverage window

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

Date Time (ET)** Game
Mon, Jan 9 6 a.m. Mike & Mike (from Tampa)
  1 p.m. Russillo & Kanell (from Tampa)
  4 p.m. ESPN Radio’s College GameDay Special
  7 p.m. College Football National Championship Presented by AT&T
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons
Tue, Jan 10 6 a.m. Mike & Mike (from Tampa)
  1 p.m. Russillo & Kanell (from Tampa)

**Time indicates beginning of coverage window

ESPN Radio’s Full Post Season Bowl Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators
Sat, Dec 17 2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl
North Carolina Central vs. Grambling
Roy Philpott, Clint Stoerner, Kevin Weidl
  Follows Raycom Media Camellia
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
John Brickley & Mike Golic Jr.
  Follows R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Tue, Dec 20 6 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
Marc Kestecher, John Congemi, Brett McMurphy
Wed, Dec 21 8 p.m. San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. Wyoming
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Thu, Dec 22 6 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Idaho vs. Colorado State
Paul Loeffler, Pat Hill, Marty Cesario
Sat, Dec 24 7 p.m. Hawai’i Bowl
Hawai’I vs. Middle Tennessee
Kevin Winter & Mike Golic Jr.
Mon, Dec 26 11:30 a.m. St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
Kevin Winter & TBA
Tue, Dec 27 3:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
No. 24 Temple vs. Wake Forest
John Brickley & TBA
  Follows National Funding Holiday Bowl
Minnesota vs. Washington State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
  Follows Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek, Dawn Davenport
Wed, Dec 28 2 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl
No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
Kevin Winter, Jack Ford, CJ Papa
  Follows Russell Athletic Bowl
No. 16 Western Virginia vs. Miami
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
  Follows Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Thu, Dec 29 2 p.m. Birmingham Bowl
South Florida vs. South Carolina
Doug Bell, Chris Doering, Kris Budden
  Follows Belk Bowl
Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
Taylor Zarzour, Charles Arbuckle, Dari Nowkhah
  Follows Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Colorado
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Fri, Dec 30 Noon Autozone Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. TCU
Bill Roth, Al Groh, Alex Corddry
  Follows Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Dawn Davenport
  Follows Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State
David Flemming, Tom Ramsey, Allison Williams
Sat, Dec 31 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra
  2 p.m. College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
Steve Levy, Brian Greise, Todd McShay
  Follows College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Playstation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Mon, Jan 2 1 p.m. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
Brad Sham, Rodney Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
  Follows Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Molly McGrath
  Follows Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
Mon, Jan 9 8:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons


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