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ESPN Deportes Airs Inaugural College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship


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Exclusive, live presentation of semifinals on New Year’s Day and the championship game on Jan. 12

ESPN Deportes will provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the first-ever College Football College Football Playoff and National Championship. The new post-season format will feature four teams in the semifinals followed by a championship game between the winning programs – ESPN Deportes will provide complete coverage of the highly anticipated doubleheader semifinal Bowls on New Year’s Day. Coverage will conclude with the telecast of the National Championship on January 12. ESPN Deportes Radio will also carry the anticipated game, marking the first-ever national Spanish-language radio broadcast of a college football National Championship.

Every bowl game on ESPN Deportes will be available through WatchESPN; additional post-season games are also available live, in Spanish-language via ESPN Deportes+.

Play by play will be led by Pablo Viruega, Eduardo Varela, Robert Abramowitz, Goga Ruiz Sandoval, Alex Pombo and Kenneth Garay. Sebastian Martinez Christensen and Garay will lead radio coverage for the National Championship.

College Football Playoff & National Championship Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Jan 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State ESPN Deportes & WatchESPN
  8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State ESPN Deportes & WatchESPN
Mon, Jan 12 8:30 p.m. College Football Playoff National Championship Presented  by AT&T: TBD vs. TBD ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio & WatchESPN


Other Bowls available on ESPN Deportes+:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tues, Dec 23 6:00 p.m. Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois ESPN Deportes+
Tues, Dec 23 9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego State ESPN Deportes+
Wed, Dec 24 8:00 p.m. Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice ESPN Deportes+