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ESPN Radio to Showcase 22 Postseason College Bowls including College Football Playoff

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College Football Playoff National Championship Game Airs January 8

ESPN Radio’s season-long coverage of the 2017 college football campaign will culminate with a 22-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. 8, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.  ESPN Monday Night Football play-by-play voice Sean McDonough will call the final game alongside analyst Todd Blackledge, with reporters Holly Rowe and Ian Fitzsimmons. ESPN Radio’s on-site studio coverage will be hosted by Marc Kestecher, with analyst Trevor Matich.

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 with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between No. 8 USC and No. 5 Ohio State on Friday, Dec. 29 (8:30 p.m.). The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl featuring No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State (4 p.m.) and the Capital One Orange Bowl (8 p.m.) between No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 10 Miami will be played on Saturday, Dec. 30. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 12 UCF and No. 7 Auburn (12:30 p.m.) leads into the CFP Semifinals on New Year’s Day.

College Football Playoff National Championship Coverage

ESPN Radio will have comprehensive coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, including new show Golic and Wingo broadcasting live from Atlanta on New Year’s Day, from 6 – 10 a.m. In addition, ESPN Radio’s College GameDay hosts Doug Kezirian, Trevor Matich and Brad Edwards will guest-host The Dan LeBatard Show on January 1, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators
Sat, Dec 16 1 p.m. R+L Carriers Bowl
Troy vs. North Texas
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
  Follows Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Marshall vs. Colorado State
Trey Bender, Cole Cubelic & Quint Kessenich
  Follows Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
John Brickley & Brad Edwards
Tue, Dec 19 6 p.m. Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
Steve Levy, Desmond Howard & Paul Carcaterra
Sun, Dec 24 7:30 p.m. Hawaii Bowl
Fresno State vs. Houston
Kevin Winter & Brad Edwards
Tue, Dec 26 8 p.m. Cactus Bowl
Kansas State vs. UCLA
Marc Kestecher, Tom Ramsey & Desmond Purnell
Wed, Dec 27 4:30 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Iowa vs. Boston College
Kevin Winter, Jack Ford & Paul Carcaterra
  8:30 p.m. Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Texas vs. Missouri
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
Thu, Dec 28 1:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Virginia vs. Navy
John Brickley & Brad Edwards
  Follows Camping World Bowl
No. 22 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State
Mark Neely, John Congemi & Chris Doering
  Follows Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
Fri, Dec 29 1 p.m. Belk Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
Matt Schick, Mike Golic Jr & Roddy Jones
  Follows Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern
Mike Cory, Rene Ingoglia & Desmond Purnell
  Follows Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State
Brad Sham, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
Sat, Dec 30 12:30 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis
Bill Roth, Barrett Jones & Dawn Davenport
  Follows Playstation Fiesta Bowl
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
  Follows Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami
Dave Flemming, Anthony Becht & Rocky Boiman
Mon, Jan 1 Noon Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers & Cole Cubelic
  12:30 p.m. Citrus Bowl
No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU
Dave LaMont, Anthony Becht & Rocky Boiman
  4 p.m. College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
Steve Levy, Brian Griese & Todd McShay
  Follows College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Ian Fitzsimmons
Mon, Jan 8 6:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Ian Fitzsimmons


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