|Texas A&M v Arizona State Football Set for Opening Weekend at Reliant Stadium in 2015|
November 22, 2013
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arizona State Sun Devils will open the 2015 college football season in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
|MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Drives ESPN to Nightly Win|
September 10, 2013
Last night's special 2013 season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader helped ESPN win the night among all networks - broadcast or cable - in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos....
|ESPN Announces College Football Coverage|
August 26, 2013
ESPN will kick off the 2013 college football season with national coverage of 46 games in five days as part of the sixth annual DICK's Sporting Goods Kickoff Week from Thursday, Aug. 29, to Monday, Se...
|ESPN Reveals Announcer Pairings for 2013 College Football Coverage|
August 13, 2013
ESPN's 2013 college football game coverage will include the return of a deep roster of knowledgeable and experienced commentators working familiar assignments across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ES...
|ESPN Networks Announce 2013 Weekday College Football Game Coverage|
July 31, 2013
ESPN's extensive coverage of the 2013 college football campaign - from kick off on Thursday, Aug. 29 to the BCS National Championship on January 6 - will include 69 live weekday game telecasts
|ESPN Signs Extension Deal with Kirk Herbstreit Through 2022|
June 27, 2013
Veteran college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will remain with ESPN through 2022. The two-time Sports Emmy Award-winner for Best Studio Analyst (2010 & 2011) will continue to call ABC's Saturday Ni...
|Sportscaster Rick Reilly Extends Contract with ESPN|
March 25, 2013
ESPN has reached an agreement with popular columnist and television contributor Rick Reilly on a multi-year contract extension. Reilly, who joined ESPN in 2008 after 23 years at Sports Illustrated, ...
|Joey Lawrence & Charissa Thompson to Host ABC's SPLASH, Premiering 3/19|
March 06, 2013
ABC announces Joey Lawrence (ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey") and Charissa Thompson (ESPN's "SportsNation") as hosts of the new diving competition series, "Splash," where ten celebrity contestants will ...
|ESPN Announces Schedule for Six 2013 College Football Telecasts|
March 05, 2013
ESPN announced the telecast schedule for six of its college football games - all involving at least one SEC team, three with an ACC team and one with TCU of the Big 12 - for ABC and ESPN during the 20...
|BCS Championship Brings in Cable's Second Biggest Audience of All Time|
January 08, 2013
ESPN's telecast of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship - No. 2 Alabama's 42-14 victory over No. 1 and previously unbeaten Notre Dame - attracted the second largest audience of an...
|ESPN's Broadcast of BCS National Championship Delivers Big Ratings|
January 08, 2013
ESPN's Discover BCS National Championship - No. 2 Alabama's 42-14 victory over No. 1 Notre Dame on Monday evening -- delivered a 15.7 overnight rating, a 14 percent increase from the 2012 game between...
|Chick-fil-A & Outback Bowls Score Big Ratings for ESPN|
January 04, 2013
As the 2012 season nears its conclusion, ESPN posted two of its top four most-viewed non-BCS bowl games ever with the Chick-fil-A and Outback Bowls over consecutive days. The New Year's Eve telecast ...
|ESPN's Coverage of BCS is Up 1% in Ratings|
January 04, 2013
The four-game average for ESPN's coverage of the BCS is up 1% to a 7.5 metered market rating (from 7.4 in 2012), heading into Monday's Discover BCS National Championship, according to Nielsen.
|Ratings for ESPN's 2013 Bowl Telecasts Rise Over 2012|
January 02, 2013
ESPN's first two Bowl Championship Series telecasts of 2013 - the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO and Discover Orange Bowl on Tuesday, Jan. 1 - combined to average an 8.0 metered market rating, acco...
|ESPN and Cowboys Extend Cowboys Classic Labor Day Weekend Matchup Through 2024|
December 19, 2012
ESPN and the Dallas Cowboys have extended their agreement to bring a top college football game to the club's Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas during the Labor Day weekend that traditionally kicks ...
|SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Becomes Most-Viewed College Football Series on TV|
December 12, 2012
ESPN's Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 on ABC, the first weekly prime-time college football game on broadcast television, was the highest-rated and most-viewed college football series a...
|ESPN to Air 2013 Notre Dame at Michigan Match Up|
December 12, 2012
Michigan's 2013 matchup against Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7, will be televised in prime time on ESPN or ABC.
|ESPN to Carry 34 College Football Bowl Games Featuring Entire BCS|
December 05, 2012
ESPN's extensive college football coverage continues with 34 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups, including the Discover BCS National Championship (No. ...
|ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement For New College Football Playoff|
November 21, 2012
ESPN and the group that will administer the new college football playoff have reached an agreement in principle to present the playoff games and selected other games for 12 years on an exclusive basi...
|SHOWDOWN SATURDAY to Include 16 Teams in BCS Standings on ESPN Networks|
November 20, 2012
'Showdown Saturday' will include 16 of the teams in the BCS Standings across ESPN networks, top rivalries, the last two undefeated programs, matchups between ranked teams, Notre Dame competing for a ...
|Ron Jaworski Signs Five-Year Extension Deal With ESPN|
February 15, 2012
Ron Jaworski has signed a five-year extension with ESPN for a new, expanded multiplatform NFL analyst role that includes appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Matchup, NFL-b...
|ESPN's Bowl Series Telecasts Score Big Ratings|
January 03, 2012
In its second year televising the entire BCS, ESPN's two January 2 Bowl Championship Series telecasts - the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - combined for a four percent...
|Grammy Award-Winning Musician Nelly Writes and Performs Original Song for ESPN's Bowl Coverage|
December 16, 2011
ESPN's exclusive coverage of 33 college football bowl games will feature extensively an original song by two-time Grammy Award-winning musician Nelly. The song, 'The Champ,' was written by Nelly speci...
|Sugar Bowl On ESPN Brings Big Ratings For Network|
January 05, 2011
The Allstate Sugar Bowl earned an 8.4 overnight rating on ESPN, according to Nielsen, the second-highest overnight rating for college football in ESPN history. The game, a 31-26 Ohio State win over Ar...
|ESPN 3D Expands Programming, 3D Content To Air All Day|
January 05, 2011
A year ago on this date ESPN announced the launch of an event-based only 3D network which would air nearly 100 events in its first year. Today the company announced at the 2011 International Consumer ...