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Spring College Football: Games Involving Teams from the ACC, Big 12 and SEC


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ESPN will showcase the final spring practice of multiple top college football teams across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network from March 30 to April 20.

Overall, the networks will combine to cover 13 spring football games – an intra-squad game on the final day of the spring practices – beginning with Texas’ Orange-White scrimmage on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Longhorn Network.

ESPN3 will carry 10 spring games of teams in the ACC and SEC, nine of them exclusively. ESPN and ESPN2 will each televise the spring game of an SEC team expected to compete for this year’s BCS National Championship:

  • ESPN will televise Texas A&M’s annual Maroon & White Spring Game on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. Texas A&M returns Heisman Trophy quarterback Johnny Manziel, All-American offensive lineman Jake Matthews, four additional offensive starters and five defensive starters.
  • ESPN2 will televise two-time defending BCS National Champion Alabama’s A-Day Game on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. Alabama returns six starters on offense, including quarterback AJ McCarron, and seven on defense led by Butkus Award finalist linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Date Time (ET) Game / Commentators Network
Sat, March 30 7:30 p.m. Texas
Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks & Ricky Williams
Longhorn Network
Sat, April 6 1 p.m. Virginia
Jim Barbar, Barrett Brooks & Alex Corddry
Fri, April 12 7 p.m. Pittsburgh
Bill Hillgrove, Pat Bostick & Gregg Giannotti
Sat, April 13 1 p.m. South Carolina
Anish Shroff & Matt Stinchcomb
  2 p.m. Florida State
Tom Block & Keith Jones
  3 p.m. Texas A&M
Chris Fowler & Kirk Herbstreit
  3 p.m. Miami (Fla.)
Craig Minervini & John Congemi
  3 p.m. North Carolina ESPN3 *
  4 p.m. Clemson
Dave Lamont & Charles Arbuckle
  4 p.m. Duke
Shawn Kenney & John Bunting
Sat, April 20 1:30 p.m. NC State ESPN3 *
  3 p.m. Alabama
Rece Davis & Todd Blackledge
  3 p.m. Virginia Tech
Bob Picozzi & Rene Ingoglia

*Exclusive to ESPN3