ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – will make its third appearance at the storied annual showdown between Army and Navy, this year in Baltimore on Saturday, Dec. 10. The Emmy Award-winning show will close out its regular season from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a special two-hour edition (9-11 a.m. ET).
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As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
The 2016 matchups for the 13 owned and operated ESPN Events bowl games has been set, kicking off the bowl season on Saturday, Dec. 17, with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. The games will conclude with the Birmingham Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 29. All games will air on ESPN with the exception of the Celebration Bowl and Las Vegas Bowl, both to be broadcast on ABC.
Several ranked teams are in action as ESPN’s coverage of men’s college basketball continues across ESPN networks, including No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Kansas, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 North Carolina, No. 8 Gonzaga, No. 16 Butler, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Purdue, No. 22 Cincinnati, No. 20 Arizona, No. 24 Oregon and No. 25 Iowa State.
The 23rd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting UConn against Syracuse and Gonzaga against Villanova – from the New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Game times will be announced at a later date.
They said it… on ESPN’s College Football Playoff: Top 25 Selection Show; Final Rankings and Additional Bowls to be Announced Close to 2:30 p.m.
ESPN’s exclusive announcement of teams participating in the two Playoff Semifinals – the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – was chockfull of debate, discussion and analysis during College Football Playoff: Top 25 Selection Show on Sunday, Dec. 4.
College Football Playoff: ESPN’s All-Day Coverage of Selection Day Reveals Final Rankings and Bowl Selections
The countdown to the end of the season culminates Sunday, Dec. 4, during the College Football Playoff: Top 25 Selection Show (noon-4 p.m. ET) – ESPN’s exclusive announcement of the teams participating in the two Playoff Semifinals – the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, to be unveiled at approximately 12:30 p.m.
College GameDay Presented by The Home Depot from Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 26 (9 a.m. – noon ET), was the show’s most-watched regular-season episode on record (382 episodes), garnering a total live audience of 2,682,000 average viewers.
The fields for the 2017 ESPN Events early-season tournaments include a long-list of elite teams playing worldwide beginning in November and running through the Christmas holiday. ESPN Events, a division of ESPN based in Charlotte, N.C., owns and operates 11 college basketball events.
As the three-day ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by LG V20 concludes on Wednesday, Nov. 30, ESPN’s annual Jimmy V Week – celebrating its 10th year on all domestic ESPN platforms – begins running through Friday, Dec. 9.
The weekly show airs from 9 a.m.-noon on ESPN and is in advance of the title matchup showcasing No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Penn State.
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