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[12/19/13 - 01:22 PM]
Entire BCS Highlights ESPN College Football Bowl Schedule of 34 Games
The schedule will conclude with the VIZIO BCS National Championship - No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn - on Monday, January 6 across six television networks.

[via press release from ESPN]

Entire BCS Highlights ESPN College Football Bowl Schedule of 34 Games

ESPN's extensive coverage of the 2013 college football season will culminate with 34 bowl games, highlighted by all five of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups. The schedule will conclude with the VIZIO BCS National Championship - No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn - on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET across six television networks plus audio and digital platforms.

Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit will work their seventh consecutive BCS National Championship game, calling ESPN's telecast of VIZIO BCS National Championship (Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m.) with Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 reporter Heather Cox and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot host and reporter Tom Rinaldi. For the third straight year, ESPN's Monday Night Football signal caller Mike Tirico will work ESPN Radio's broadcast with ESPN college football analyst Todd Blackledge and reporters Holly Rowe and Joe Schad.

The schedule will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 21, with four games. ESPN and ESPN Radio will carry three games: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Washington State vs. Colorado State) at 2 p.m., Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Buffalo vs. San Diego State) at 5:30 p.m. and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) at 9 p.m. ABC will televise the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC) at 3:30 p.m.

Schedule highlights:

· ESPN will provide special "BCS Megacast" coverage of the VIZIO BCS National Championship - No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. - featuring multiple live presentations of across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line. Game-specific content will also be available on ESPN.com and ESPN social media platforms.

· In addition to the National Championship, ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will carry the four non-championship BCS games: the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) at 5 p.m. and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1; Allstate Sugar Bowl (No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama) on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m.; and Discover Orange Bowl (No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State) on Friday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m.

· An ESPN outlet will present at least one game a day for 14 out of the 17 days from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6.

· ESPN platforms will carry six games on New Year's Day:

· Noon: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia) on ESPN2 and Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (UNLV vs. North Texas) on ESPNU.

· 1 p.m.: Capital One Bowl (No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina) on ABC and ESPN Radio and Outback Bowl (Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

· 5 p.m.: Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

· 8:30 p.m.: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor) on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

· Every bowl game on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, on Apple TV and Roku to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

· ESPN Radio will broadcast 26 bowl games, including all five BCS matchups and the AT&T Cotton Bowl (No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri on Friday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m.).

· ESPN platforms will cover all nine ESPN Regional Television owned-and-operated bowl games:

· Three on Saturday, Dec. 21: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m. on ABC) and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:30 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN Radio).

· Additional pre-Christmas Day games on ESPN and ESPN Radio include the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg (Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.) and Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.).

· ESPN and ESPN Radio will also carry the Texas Bowl (Friday, Dec. 27, at 6 p.m.); Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Monday, Dec. 30, at 11:45 a.m.); and BBVA Compass Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m.).

· ESPNU will televise the Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank (Wednesday, Jan. 1, at noon).

· ESPN International networks will televise the VIZIO BCS National Championship in Australia/New Zealand (ESPN Pacific Rim); Latin America North & South; Brazil; Caribbean; Japan (via J-Sports) and Canada (via TSN and RDS). ESPN's broadband service, ESPN Player will provide the game live to more than 40 countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while ESPN syndication partners will televise the BCS in the UK, parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and China.

· ESPN The Magazine will provide a week-by-week look at the moments - both forgotten and still being talked about - that when combined added up to Auburn vs. Florida State on January 6 with its first-ever "Story of the Season" issue, which hits subscribers mailboxes beginning next week (and on newsstands Friday, December 27). Every week will be put into context through essays (Wright Thompson on the botched snap that started it all , Eli Saslow on the Winston investigation, Rick Bragg on the greatest weekend ever), taking readers inside the five-month march to the VIZIO BCS National Championship game, reliving the moments and revisiting the teams and players. The issue will be presented in a week-by-week format, including lengthier features on the Tigers' fairy tale season and the Seminoles' impenetrable defense, as well as a look at the investigation into their Heisman-winning QB.

The issue will also include smaller stories (told through words, graphics and visuals) that touch on teams that shaped the BCS outcome. Finally, there will be an in-depth preview of the BCS title game and predictions for each of the BCS bowls.

The 2013 college football season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Radio, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN GamePlan totals more than 450 regular-and post-season games.

Bowl Championship Series

Wed, Jan 1

5 p.m. Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes

8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 15 UCF vs. No. 6 Baylor TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake Radio: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes

Thu, Jan 2

8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Alabama TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes

Fri, Jan 3

8:30 p.m. Discover Orange Bowl: No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor Radio: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake ESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN Deportes+

Mon, Jan 6

8:30 p.m. VIZIO BCS National Championship: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn TV: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi Radio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line

Additional Postseason Games

Date Time (ET) Game Network

Sat, Dec 21

2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State vs. Colorado State TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza Radio: John Sadak, Tom Ramsey & Niki Noto ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: No. 20 Fresno State vs. No. 25 USC Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder ABC

5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo vs. San Diego State TV: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport Radio: Marc Kestescher, Dan Hawkins & Marty Cesario ESPN & ESPN Radio

9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Mon, Dec 23

2 p.m. Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg: Ohio vs. East Carolina ESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra Radio: Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN & ESPN Radio

Tue, Dec 24

8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State ESPN: Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May & Maria Taylor Radio: Kevin Winter & Trevor Matich ESPN & ESPN Radio

Thu, Dec 26

6 p.m. Little Caesars Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Niki Noto ESPN

9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. No. 23 Northern Illinois TV: Joe Davis, Mike Bellotti & Cara Capuano Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Fri, Dec 27

2:30 p.m. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. Maryland Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ESPN

6 p.m. Texas Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota TV: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Kaylee Hartung Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Brooke Weisbrod ESPN & ESPN Radio

9:30 p.m. Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU vs. Washington TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill Radio: Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti & Shelley Smith ESPN & ESPN Radio

Sat, Dec 28

Noon New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Notre Dame TV: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Paul Carcaterra Radio: Connell McShane, Jack Ford & C.J. Papa ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:20 p.m. Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina TV: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams Radio: Tom Hart, David Diaz-Infante & Cara Capuano ESPN & ESPN Radio

6:45 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 18 Louisville TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich Radio: Dave Lamont, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod ESPN & ESPN Radio

10:15 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State TV: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Mon, Dec 30

11:45 a.m. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy TV: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra Radio: Mark Neely, Tom Ramsey & Lewis Johnson ESPN & ESPN Radio

3:15 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza ESPN

6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 10 Oregon vs. Texas TV: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Radio: Marc Kestescher, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee Hartung ESPN & ESPN Radio

10:15 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl: No. 14 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech TV: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor Radio: Bill Rosinkski, David Norrie & Joe Schad ESPN & ESPN Radio

Tue, Dec 31

12:30 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arizona vs. Boston College Tom Hart, John Congemi & Niki Noto ESPN

4 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice vs. Mississippi State TV: Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich Radio: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra ESPN & ESPN Radio

8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 24 Duke vs. No. 21 Texas A&M TV: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder Radio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano ESPN & ESPN Radio

Wed, Jan 1

Noon TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 22 Georgia Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards ESPN2 Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank: UNLV vs. North Texas Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport ESPNU

1 p.m. Capital One Bowl: No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 South Carolina TV: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill Radio: Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley & Ian Fitzsimmons ABC & ESPN Radio Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. No. 16 LSU TV: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Lisa Salters Radio: Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN & ESPN Radio

Fri, Jan 3

7:30 p.m. AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Missouri Brad Sham, Ed Cunningham & Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN Radio

Sat, Jan 4

1 p.m. BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston TV: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Dawn Davenport Radio: Adam Amin, Rene Ingoglia & TBD ESPN & ESPN Radio

Sun, Jan 5

9 p.m. GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Ball State Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams ESPN





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