FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES 2012 COLLEGE FOOTBALL BROADCAST TEAMS
Gus Johnson & Charles Davis Joined by Newcomer Julie Alexandria On Lead CFB on FOX Team;
Sideline Analyst Petros Papadakis Teams with Craig Bolerjack & Joel Klatt;
Justin Kutcher, Heisman Trophy Winner Eric Crouch & Former Notre Dame Standout Darius Walker
Call Action on FX
Erin Andrews, Eddie George & Joey Harrington
Anchor CFB on FOX Studio Coverage
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. - FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) unveiled its broadcast teams for the upcoming 2012 college football season on FOX, FX, FOX Sports Net Regional Networks (FSN), Big Ten Network (BTN) and FOX College Sports (FCS). Executive Producer, Co-President & COO, FOX Sports Media Group, Eric Shanks announced details today at the Group's annual college football preseason production seminar, held in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, one of sports television's most enthusiastic voices and analyst Charles Davis, a former Tennessee standout, FSMG's lead college football announce team from a year ago, return in 2012 and are joined by exciting newcomer and Emmy nominee Julie Alexandria, who serves as the crew's sideline reporter. FOX Sports kicks off its first-ever regular season over-the-air college football package with Hawaii at #3 USC, live from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 1 (7:00 PM ET). Alexandria previously co-hosted the BTN series TAILGATE 48, and her credits also include hosting The Seven on MTV, Mets Weekly on SNY where she was nominated for two Emmy Awards, the New York City Marathon on ABC, Slamball on CBS Sports and Weekend pregame on Spike.
In addition to calling the premier game-of-the-week during FOX Sports' 13 consecutive weeks of regular season action, the trio calls the Pac-12 Conference Football Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30 (8:00 PM ET) followed by the Big Ten Conference Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1 (8:00 PM ET). Johnson, Davis and Alexandria wrap up the 2012-13 campaign with an exciting Big 12/SEC match-up in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic live from Cowboys Stadium on Friday, Jan. 4 (8:00 PM ET).
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL's No. 2 team is led by veteran college football play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack and college football analyst and former University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt, with FOX Sports Radio personality and former USC fullback Petros Papadakis providing sideline analysis. Bolerjack, Klatt and Papadakis call games on FOX and FX, FOX Network Group's widely distributed general entertainment basic cable network seen in more than 99 million households.
Heisman Trophy winner and Nebraska standout Eric Crouch joins FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL as an analyst for games on FX, and he's joined by play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher and former Notre Dame standout Darius Walker who serves as the team's sideline analyst.
In addition to 21 games on FOX and 20 games on FX, FSN, which reaches over 85 million homes through its owned and affiliated networks, televises dozens of games this fall and has three broadcast teams led by veteran play-by-play broadcaster Joel Meyers, with analyst Brian Baldinger and sideline reporter Jim Knox. Other teams feature Mike Morgan on play-by-play, analyst JC Pearson and sideline reporter Laura McKeeman and play-by-play man Ron Thulin, who is joined by analyst Shaun King and sideline reporter Desmond Pernell. Adam Alexander calls games on FCS.
Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Famer Eddie George and former Oregon All-American quarterback Joey Harrington partner with host Erin Andrews to form the brand new FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY pregame, halftime and postgame team. George and Harrington also team with host Patrick O'Neal for studio updates during FX's coverage.
Kevin Frazier, co-anchor of the hit television magazine program The Insider and former Super Bowl MVP and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Allen return for their second season handling studio pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on FSN.
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL rules analyst Mike Pereira is also available each week to offer perspective on rules interpretation and analysis on controversial plays live from his FOX Network Center command post in Los Angeles.
BTN's college football schedule features more than 40 games, extensive pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on Saturdays and football-themed studio shows every weeknight. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith anchor the network's game-day studio coverage on BIG TEN FOOTBALL SATURDAY for the sixth straight season and contribute to additional studio shows during the week. BTN's football broadcast teams include Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Derek Rackley (analyst); Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Chris Martin (analyst) and Matt Devlin (play-by-play) and Glen Mason (analyst).
Following are FSMG's 2012 college football broadcast teams:
Play-by-Play - Gus Johnson Play-by-Pay - Kevin Kugler
Analyst - Charles Davis Analyst - Chris Martin
Sideline Reporter - Julie Alexandria
Play-by-Play - Craig Bolerjack Play-by-Play - Matt Devlin
Analyst - Joel Klatt Analyst - Glen Mason
Sideline Analyst - Petros Papadaikas
Play-by-Play - Justin Kutcher Play-by-Play - Brian Anderson
Analyst - Eric Crouch Analyst - Jon Jansen
Sideline Analyst - Darius Walker
Play-by-Play - Joel Meyers Play-by-Play - Wayne Larrivee
Analyst - Brian Baldinger Analyst - J. Leman
Sideline Reporter - Jim Knox
Play-by-Play - Mike Morgan Play-by-Play - Josh Lewin
Analyst - JC Pearson Analyst - Danan Hughes
Sideline Analyst - Laura McKeeman
Play-by-Play - Ron Thulin Play-by-Play - Tom Werme
Analyst - Shaun King Analyst - Kelly Stouffer
Sideline Reporter - Desmond Pernell
Play-by-Play - Adam Alexander Play-by-Play - Matt Sheppard
Analyst - TBA Analyst - Chuck Long
Sideline Reporter - TBA
Play-by-Play - Eric Collins Play-by-Play - Chris Denari
Analyst - Derek Rackley Analyst - Justin Conzemius
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