[08/26/21 - 02:04 PM]
FOX Sports Unveils 2021 College Football On-Air Roster
Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft reunite for the fifth consecutive year to call "Big Noon Saturday," the network's biggest game of the week at 12:00 PM ET.

[via press release from FOX Sports]


Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Jenny Taft Return for BIG NOON SATURDAY Game of the Week

National Champion and Longtime Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops Joins Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn & Rob Stone on BIG NOON KICKOFF

LOS ANGELES - FOX owns the fall, starting with college football Saturdays, led by some of college football's best and brightest. Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft reunite for the fifth consecutive year to call BIG NOON SATURDAY, the network's biggest game of the week at 12:00 PM ET. Today's announcement was made by Brad Zager, Executive Producer, Executive Vice President/Head of Production and Operations, FOX Sports.

Johnson, Klatt and Taft open the season Thursday, Sept. 2, at 8:00 PM ET when Ohio State takes on Minnesota in Minneapolis before heading to Madison, WI, on Saturday, Sept. 4, for Penn State at Wisconsin at 12:00 PM ET on FOX.

The trio is joined in Minneapolis and Madison by the BIG NOON KICKOFF crew, featuring host Rob Stone, alongside college football legends Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and Bob Stoops. BIG NOON KICKOFF is on-site for the first four weeks of FOX Sports' college football season, bringing the show on the road to stadiums and tailgates across the nation.

In addition, Clay Travis serves as a special correspondent on BIG NOON KICKOFF, interviewing top players, coaches and fans from the biggest games in the south each week. Co-host of FS1's SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, Emmanuel Acho, and former University of Washington head coach, Chris Petersen, also contribute to FOX Sports' college football studio coverage. College football insider Bruce Feldman makes regular studio appearances and reports from the sidelines throughout the season.

Play-by-play announcer Joe Davis and former NFL quarterback and analyst Brock Huard kick off FOX Sports' 2021 live college football coverage with a highly anticipated Week 0 matchup between Nebraska and Illinois this Saturday, August 28, at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The duo then heads to Los Angeles for LSU-UCLA on Saturday, September 4, at 8:30 PM ET on FOX from the Rose Bowl.

Broadcast partners Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman enter their seventh year together for FOX Sports, opening the season in Austin, TX, with a Louisiana-Texas tilt on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 PM ET on FOX.

On Friday, Sept. 3, analyst and former University of Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner makes his FOX Sports debut alongside play-by-play broadcaster Eric Collins for South Dakota State-Colorado State at 9:00 PM ET on FS1.

Former Oregon head coach and Pac-12 champion Mark Helfrich provides analysis with play-by-play announcer Aaron Goldsmith beginning with Stanford vs. K-State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, Saturday, Sept. 4, at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.

Veteran analyst and former NFL running back Robert Smith partners with play-by-play announcer Cory Provus for Oregon State-Purdue, Saturday Sept. 4, at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.

Rounding out FOX Sports' Week 1 coverage, play-by-play broadcaster Alex Faust and former USC standout and analyst Petros Papadakis are on the call when Nevada takes on Cal, Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 PM ET on FS1.

FOX Sports' confirmed 2021 fall college football schedule is available here. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses.

For more information on FOX Sports' college football coverage, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and follow @FOXSportsPR and @CFBonFOX on Twitter.


About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports' digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports' portfolio are FOX's interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

  [august 2021]  


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