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NCAA FCS Championship Kicks Off Saturday Across ESPN Platforms


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The 2012 NCAA FCS Championship kicks off this weekend, and ESPN will be carrying every game across its networks, including 14 games from the first, second and quarterfinals rounds exclusively on ESPN3.  First-round action starts with Colgate vs. Wagner at noon ET on Saturday, Nov. 24.  The Championship will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 from FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas on ESPN2.

ESPN3 has been the leading destination for FCS games during the regular season, with a total of 73 games, 24 of which were exclusive to the network.  Additionally, it carried a total of 124 college football games overall this season, the most ever for ESPN3 thus far.

The complete schedule:

Date Time (ET) Match-Up Network
Sat, Nov 24 Noon Colgate vs. Wagner ESPN3
2 p.m. Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman ESPN3
3 p.m. Eastern Illinois vs. South Dakota StateDan Gutowsky & John Gregory ESPN3
Villanova vs. Stony Brook ESPN3
Sat, Dec 1 2 p.m. New Hampshire vs. WoffordMike Gleason & Rocky Boiman ESPN3
Central Arkansas vs. Georgia SouthernShawn Kenney & John Bunting ESPN3
TBD vs. Old DominionJohn Sadak & Stan Lewter ESPN3
Illinois State vs. Appalachian StateRyan Rose & Rene Ingoglia ESPN3
4 p.m. TBD vs. North Dakota State ESPN3
Cal Poly vs. Sam Houston StateJonathon Yardley & Forrest Conoly ESPN3
6 p.m. TBD vs. Eastern WashingtonTrey Bender & Jay Taylor ESPN3
7 p.m. TBD vs. Montana StatePeter Young & Cory Chavous ESPN3
Fri, Dec 7 8 p.m. Quarterfinal #1 TBDTom Hart, John Congemi & Allison Williams ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sat, Dec 8 noon Quarterfinal #2 TBDClay Matvick & Matt Stinchcomb ESPN / WatchESPN
TBD Quarterfinal #3 TBD ESPN3
TBD Quarterfinal #4 TBD ESPN3
Fri, Dec 14 8 p.m. Semifinal #1 TBDDave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Sat, Dec 15 4 p.m. Semifinal #2 TBDJoe Davis, Jay Walker & Jill Montgomery ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Jan 5 1 p.m. Final TBDDave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN2 / WatchESPN

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in 79 million households nationwide to fans who are customers of an affiliated provider.  It can be accessed online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox.