ESPN to Exclusively Televise College Football Playoff, Today
ESPN exclusively televises the COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff - No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama in the COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A PEACH BOWL (3 p.m. ET) and No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson in the COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff Semifinal at the Playstation FIESTA BOWL (7 p.m.) on Saturday, Dec. 31, with the winners playing in the COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff National Championship (8 p.m.) on Monday, Jan. 9, from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The three-game playoff highlights ESPN's exclusive coverage of the New Year's Six.Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit call the Playstation FIESTA BOWL and the CFP National Championship game on ESPN, the duo's third consecutive year of calling a CFP semifinal and the national championship. Tom Rinadli will once again report from one sideline with Samantha Ponder, who makes her COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff debut this season, reporting from the other. Joe Tessitore broadcasts the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, his first time calling a semifinal on television. He joins Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe, who both have worked a semifinal on ESPN in the first two years of the COLLEGE FOOTBALL Playoff.