ESPN Radio will kick off its 2016-17 regular season college football schedule with a doubleheader featuring four ranked teams* on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning with No. 18 Georgia vs. No. 22 North Carolina in Atlanta at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the defending national champions and No. 1-ranked Alabama vs. No. 20 USC in Arlington, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. The 24-game schedule includes seven select Thursday and Friday nights, and will culminate with the Pac-12 and ACC Championships on December 2 and 3, respectively. Play-by-play commentator Bill Rosinski, analyst David Norrie and reporter Ian Fitzsimmons will team as the primary ESPN Radio commentating team this season.
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Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, Mike & Mike will offer a daily lineup of veteran football voices, with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. joining the show several times during the NFL season and making his debut on a date to be determined. Each weekday, no fewer than three analysts will join hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic to discuss and analyze the 2016 NFL and college football seasons.
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ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 College Football Preview Issue hits newsstands Friday, August 12 featuring four covers including Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson. Additional highlights include ESPN Power Rankings with Alabama claiming the top spot followed by Clemson, Oklahoma and Florida State among other features.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, ESPN Radio will roll out a new fall weekend lineup with a focus on the 2016 college football and NFL seasons featuring some of the most experienced and knowledgeable voices in the game. Two new programs will be added, including the three-hour McNabb & Custer, hosted by former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and veteran Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Brian Custer, premiering Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. ET, or immediately following Sunday Night Baseball. The lineup will be in place until the end of the football season.
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