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ESPN College Sports Update – Nov. 13


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No. 1 Kansas State & No. 2 Oregon in Prime Time

ESPN’s college football schedule this week is highlighted by prime time telecasts of the top two teams in the BCS Standings, both undefeated, on Saturday, Nov. 17: No. 1 Kansas State at Baylor in a Big 12 showdown at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and No. 2 Oregon against two-loss No. 13 Stanford at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Overall, ESPN networks will offer coverage of eight of the top 10 teams in the BCS Standings and 15 of the top 22. In addition to teams in the BCS Standings, ABC will televise unbeaten Ohio State against Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. Full Schedule



College GameDay Returns to Oregon

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, Nov. 17, the site of Saturday’s Pac-12 showdown between current No. 2 Oregon and No. 13 Stanford. The GameDay set will be located in the Memorial Quadrangle area of campus. College GameDay will be making its seventh all-time visit to the home of the Ducks, including each of the last four years.

College GameDay will air live at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and 10 a.m. on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele and Tom Rinaldi. The nighttime showdown will be televised on ABC at 8 p.m. with Brent Musburger and Herbstreit with the call and Heather Cox reporting.

ESPNU All-Access: Louisiana Tech and “The Game”

ESPNU All-Access takes viewers inside the nation’s leading programs every week. Tonight at 6 p.m., visit No. 20 La Tech positional meetings and listen in on head coach Sonny Dkyes, offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and wideouts Quinton Patton and Myles White wired at practice.

On the road again – ESPNU Road Trip heads to the Harvard-Yale rivalry matchup this weekend for the clash of Ivy Leagues. “The Game” has roots as far back as 1875, and the Yale Bulldogs currently lead the series in wins. Hosts Niki Noto and Ali Nejad will air their intellectual travels next Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Longhorn Network Takes Home Eight Lone Star Chapter Regional Emmys in First Year

Longhorn Network, the 24/7 University of Texas channel, won eight awards at the 10th Annual Lone Star Chapter Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony Saturday, November 10 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Awards included two sports specific awards, two for interview/discussion, two for promotion and one for Graphic Arts.

Full List of LHN Awards



ABC Wins Saturday Night; ESPN & ABC Garner Three of Four Most-Viewed College Football Games This Week

ABC and ESPN televised three of the four highest-rated and most-viewed college football games on Saturday, Nov. 10. ABC was the most-watched network of the night on Saturday with its Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 broadcast of Notre Dame defeating Boston College 21-6. The matchup averaged a 3.6 rating, 5,755,000 viewers and 4,132,000 households, garnering the second largest audience of the week for a college football game. The top five metered markets for the telecast: Indianapolis (11.8 rating), Columbus (7.5 rating), Oklahoma City (7.2 rating), Cincinnati (6.6 rating) and Richmond (6.4 rating).

ESPN’s Saturday night telecast of Oregon beating California 59-17 averaged a 2.3 rating, 3,657,000 viewers and 2,652,000 viewers, making it the network’s highest-rated and most-viewed game of the week. The top five metered markets for the telecast: Portland (16.6 rating), New Orleans (6.7 rating), Birmingham (6.5 rating), Las Vegas (5.3 rating) and Memphis (4.3 rating).

ABC’s Saturday afternoon split national coverage – Penn State at Nebraska and West Virginia at Oklahoma State – averaged Saturday’s third largest audience across ESPN outlets with a 2.2 rating, 3,477,000 viewers and 2,544,000 households.


College Hoops #TipOffMarathon gets More Social in its Fifth Year

If you haven’t watched a college basketball game today, you aren’t watching ESPN. For the fifth annual year, the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon is underway on ESPN with a 24-hour celebration. It’s not quite a national holiday, but a college basketball fan would argue it should be. Full details about ESPN’s “Tip-Off Social Hub” on


Women’s College Basketball ESPN2 Schedule Starts Today

ESPN2’s women’s college basketball schedule tips off today Tuesday, Nov. 13, as part of the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon with defending national champion Baylor hosting No. 6 Kentucky at 6 p.m. The Final Four announcing duo of Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will have the call of the game with Holly Rowe reporting.

Full Schedule


State Farm Champions Classic Headlines Day of College Basketball

ESPN will showcase four of the all-time winningest programs in the State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader Tuesday, Nov. 13. The matchups from Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, site of this year’s Final Four, will pit No. 14 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Kansas at 7 p.m. and No. 8 Duke vs. No. 3 Kentucky at 9 p.m. Both games will also be available on ESPN 3D and WatchESPN – – on computers at and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. Full details

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @espncbb, #ChampionsClassic.

Read more about Champions Classic on ESPNFrontRow and catch-up on WBB “Big Three” recent ESPN Car Wash

ESPN, Los Angeles Athletic Club and Wendy’s Join Forces to Provide Season-Long Coverage of College Basketball’s Prestigious John R. Wooden Award®

ESPN has signed an agreement with The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) to be the exclusive multimedia and announcement partner of the John R. Wooden Award, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year award. The restaurant chain Wendy’s will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Award and ESPN’s season-long coverage.

Full details

Recruiting: College Basketball Signing Day, Friday on ESPNU

Over the past calendar year, eight of the nation’s top 30 high school basketball players have made their verbal college commitment on ESPN Recruiting Nation, including five that were in the top 5 of their recruiting class. On Friday the remaining players in the 2013 recruiting class will fax in their commitment letters and national recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi and Dave Telep will recap and provide analysis on the leading recruits and top college programs at 7 p.m. during the ESPNU Signing Day Special.

Contact [email protected] for interview availability with Biancardi prior or following the November 16 announcements.