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College Sports Update – Dec. 26


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Football: ESPN Analysts Predict Winners of Five BCS Games
For the third straight year, ESPN platforms will have full coverage of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). All five games can be found on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes, while the Allstate Sugar Bowl and Discover BCS National Championship can also be seen on ESPN 3D. In anticipation of the upcoming games, several of ESPN’s top analysts took a chance naming their predicted the winners. Full Selections

Women’s Basketball: No. 1 Stanford Faces No. 2 Connecticut Saturday on ESPNU
The stage is set for the top two teams in women’s college basketball to face off – No. 2 Connecticut at No. 1 Stanford in front of a sold-out crowd at Maples Pavilion Saturday, Dec. 29, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Both teams remain undefeated entering the game and it features a rematch in Palo Alto, Calif., where the Cardinal snapped UConn’s 89-game record winning streak by a score of 71-57 on Dec. 30, 2010. Full Coverage

Football: Extensive Bowl Coverage Continues Through Holiday Week
ESPN’s extensive college football bowl coverage – 34 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups, including the Discover BCS National Championship (No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama) – will continue through the holiday season. Full Schedule

Men’s Basketball: 20 Men’s Hoops Games in Four Days including debut of Bill Walton
ESPN’s men’s college basketball schedule for this week will include 20 matchups from December 27 to December 30, highlighted by 14 games on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Overall, ESPN2 will televise three of the top eight teams including new ESPN analyst, and UCLA legend, Bill Walton working No. 7 Missouri at UCLA, his first college basketball game for the network, on Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 p.m. ET.

ESPN2 will also televise No. 1 Duke against Santa Clara on Saturday, Dec. 29, at noon and No. 8 Cincinnati against New Mexico on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 9 p.m. Full Schedule

Recruiting: Nation’s Top Players to Play in Under Armour All-America High School Football Game
The nation’s top high school seniors will play in the 2013 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game presented by American Family Insurance on Friday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m. on ESPN. The sixth annual game will feature 90 of the nation’s leading college football recruits including three in the ESPN 150 top five from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coverage begins Tuesday, Jan.1, on ESPNU with ESPN Recruiting Nation televising two days of practice. Host Dari Nowkhah and recruiting analysts Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert will be on-site along with Adam Amin.

ESPN2 will continue the coverage with Amin and Luginbill at the skills competition on Wednesday, Jan. 2, leading up to Friday’s game, also voiced by Amin and Luginbill with Nowkhah reporting. Full Schedule

Men’s Basketball: Fields Announced for ESPN Regional Television Early-Season Tournaments
The tournament fields for five early-season tournaments – Charleston Classic, DIRECTV Classic, Old Spice Classic, Puerto Rico Tip-Off and Diamond Head Classic – to be held around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in destination cities have been announced. All five tournaments are owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN. Tournament Fields

From Kickoff to Confetti!
ESPN has the BCS covered on ESPN / WatchESPN / ESPN Radio / ESPN Deportes

Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO (5 p.m. ET) & Discover Orange Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar Bowl (8:30 p.m.) – also on ESPN 3D

Thursday, Jan. 3 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Monday, Jan. 7 – Discover BCS National Championship (8:30 p.m.) – also on ESPN 3D