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[11/12/10 - 08:09 AM]
Football's Top Commentators to Work ESPN's Bowl Championship Series Game Coverage
The Rose, Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls as well as the BCS National Championship Game transition to ESPN in January.

[via press release from ESPN]

Football's Top Commentators to Work ESPN's Bowl Championship Series Game Coverage

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game: Musburger, Herbstreit, Andrews and Rinaldi on ESPN; Tirico, Gruden and Schad on ESPN Radio; and Tessitore, Brown, Blackledge and Nix on ESPN 3D

College GameDay & College Football Live originate from site of BCS National Championship

ESPN's comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the Bowl Championship Series will be highlighted by several of football's top commentators and analysts calling the network's first year of exclusive coverage of all five BCS games on ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN 3D. In addition to game telecasts, ESPN will provide extensive analysis, news, reports, features and highlights across multiple platforms from Pasadena, Calif. (site of the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO) and Scottsdale, Ariz. (site of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Tostitos BCS National Championship Game) from Jan. 1-10.

Overall, ESPN will utilize a minimum of 32 personalities to host programs and provide play-by-play, analysis and sideline reports for the network's exclusive coverage of the five post-season games. Game highlights include announcers for ESPN's Saturday Night Football college football series and National Football League Monday Night Football telecasts working multiple games, including the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game.

ESPN's two-time Emmy-Award winning College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from Pasadena, Calif., site of the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and continuing on ESPN at 11 a.m. (game at 5 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Radio) and Scottsdale, Ariz., site of the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN 3D), for special pre-BCS game editions Jan. 3, 4 and 7 on ESPN, all at 7 p.m. College Football Live, ESPN's daily college football studio show, will be televised from Scottsdale every day at 3 p.m. on ESPN from Jan. 3-7 and on Jan. 10.

ESPN 3D, ESPN's newest outlet and the first 3D network to launch in the industry, will provide exclusive 3D coverage of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Tostitos BCS National Championship Game.

Commentator assignments are highlighted by:

The Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET) will feature Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi on ESPN's telecast and Monday Night Football announcers Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden, who will be joined by reporter Joe Schad, on ESPN Radio's broadcast. ESPN 3D's coverage will be called by Joe Tessitore, Tim Brown, Todd Blackledge and Wendi Nix.

It will mark Musburger and Herbstreit's fourth consecutive BCS National Championship, the first two for ESPN Radio and last year's ESPN on ABC telecast from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Tirico, Gruden and Nix worked last year's title matchup for ESPN Radio.

Musburger, Herbstreit and Andrews � announcers on the ESPN on ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Southwest Airlines series, broadcast television's only weekly prime time college football series -- will also call ESPN's telecast of the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO on Jan. 1 at 5 p.m.

Tirico and Gruden will be joined by Monday Night Football booth colleague Ron Jaworski on ESPN's telecast of the Discover Orange Bowl with NFL reporter Michelle Tafoya Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday ESPN College Football Primetime announcers Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, who won the National Championship with Penn State in 1982, and Holly Rowe will work ESPN's coverage of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Chris Fowler will host each on-site edition of College GameDay with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. Erin Andrews will anchor several segments of ESPNU's telecast from Pasadena Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. and contribute reports on additional shows. Analysts Jesse Palmer, Lou Holtz and Mark May, and Saturday day-long studio host Rece Davis, will join the College GameDay crew on the episode leading into the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. The daily remote editions of College Football Live will be hosted by John Saunders with Palmer.

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox will work ESPN's telecast of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. and ESPN Radio's broadcast of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Schad � ESPN Radio's weekly game broadcast crew -- will call the national network's Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. and Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m.

In addition to the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, Tessitore and Brown will call the ESPN 3D telecast of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. Field analyst Ray Bentley will join them.

As part of an extensive four-year agreement with the Bowl Championship Series that begins this year, ESPN will provide exclusive worldwide television coverage, radio broadcasts, digital content and more for the five annual BCS games from January 2011 through January 2014. It will mark the first time ESPN has televised BCS games. ESPN Radio has broadcast every BCS game since 2000.

Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (Saturday, Jan. 1, at 5 p.m.) Play-by-play Analyst Reporter ESPN Brent Musburger Kirk Herbstreit Erin Andrews ESPN Radio Bill Rosinski David Norrie Joe Schad

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 p.m.) Play-by-play Analyst Reporter ESPN Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox ESPN Radio Ron Franklin Ed Cunningham Jeannine Edwards ESPN 3D Joe Tessitore Tim Brown & Ray Bentley (on field)

Discover Orange Bowl Game (Monday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m.) Play-by-play Analyst Reporter ESPN Mike Tirico Jon Gruden & Ron Jaworski Michelle Tafoya ESPN Radio Bill Rosinski David Norrie Joe Schad

Allstate Sugar Bowl Game (Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 8:30 p.m.) Play-by-play Analyst Reporter ESPN Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe ESPN Radio Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game (Monday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 p.m.) Play-by-play Analyst Reporter ESPN Brent Musburger Kirk Herbstreit Erin Andrews & Tom Rinaldi ESPN Radio Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Joe Schad ESPN 3D Joe Tessitore Tim Brown & Todd Blackledge Wendi Nix

ESPN will provide extensive BCS and college football analysis, news, reports, features and highlights on remote editions of College GameDay and College Football Live from Jan. 1-10. Every show will originate from Scottsdale, except for College GameDay on Jan. 1, which will be televised from Pasadena.

The 2010 college football season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN 3D, ESPN Classic, ESPN3.com, ESPN Radio, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN GamePlan totals more than 400 regular-and post-season games, concluding with the entire Bowl Championship Series, highlighted by the BCS National Championship, on ESPN for the first time.





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