Schedule and Media Information for The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN on ESPN

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The 27th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN will be televised live from the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 7, starting with The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU and the two-hour awards show on ESPN at 7 p.m. More than 20 award finalists will be in attendance along with top coaches and legends of the game to see awards issued to the nation’s top position players and athletes.

Media interested in attending the media availability with nominees on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and/or covering the live telecast on Thursday, Dec. 7, must email [email protected] through Monday, Dec. 4.

*PLEASE specify in your email which days you are seeking access.

The following schedule outlines upcoming announcements and programming leading into the awards:

  • November 20 – Award finalists announced via press release
  • November 21 – Awards Nomination Special at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU
  • December 4 – Presenters announced via press release
  • December 6 – Coach of the Year announced via press release

All events are at the College Football Hall of Fame (250 Marietta Street, Atlanta) unless otherwise indicated:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6
    • 4:30-5 p.m. – Media availability with ESPN analysts
    • 5-6:30 p.m. – Media availability with awards finalists
    • * 8-10 p.m. – Private media event
  • Thursday, Dec. 7
    • 5:30-6 p.m. – College Football Playoff head coaches press conference (email Gina Lehe at [email protected] for credentials)
    • 6-7 p.m. – The Red Carpet Special
    • 7-9 p.m. – The Home Depot College Football Awards
    • 9-10 p.m. – Championship Drive: College Football Playoff Preview

Additional details outlining media opportunities and the schedule of award nominees’ availability will be issued to credentialed media closer to the show.


Contact: Keri Potts, ESPN Communications, [email protected] or 860-839-3438