[05/17/22 - 10:02 AM]
Major Matchups and Rivalry Games on ABC Highlight ESPN's Early Season College Football Schedule - "College GameDay Built by The Home Depot" Kicks Off 2022 at Notre Dame-Ohio State
All of the Power 5 conferences are represented in this initial schedule of six ABC games featuring classic college football rivals and top-tier showdowns at neutral sites.

[via press release from ESPN]

Major Matchups and Rivalry Games on ABC Highlight ESPN's Early Season College Football Schedule - College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Kicks Off 2022 at Notre Dame-Ohio State

· Trio of High-Profile Matchups Highlights Labor Day Weekend on ABC, Sept. 3-4

· College GameDay Makes Its 21st Trip to Columbus - Fighting Irish at Buckeyes in Week 1

· Texas and Oklahoma's Red River Rivalry Returns to ABC, Oct. 8

· Day After Thanksgiving Features Sunshine State Showdown in Primetime, the First ABC Primetime Game on Thanksgiving Friday

ESPN's industry-leading presentation of college football is primed for center stage again this fall with blockbuster matchups featuring many of the sport's biggest names and greatest rivalries kicking off the early-season 2022 schedule. All of the Power 5 conferences are represented in this initial schedule of six ABC games featuring classic college football rivals and top-tier showdowns at neutral sites.

Marquee Matchups, Big College Football Brands Launch Labor Day Weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 3, defending national champion Georgia kicks off its season on slightly neutral ground - in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium - against Pac-12 powerhouse Oregon in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). While the teams have only met once previously, there will be plenty of familiar faces for new Oregon head coach Dan Lanning, the defensive coordinator who helped lead the Bulldogs' top-ranked defense to their first College Football Playoff trophy in January alongside former boss Kirby Smart.

On ABC's Saturday Night Football presented by Capital One, Notre Dame treks to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes under the lights of The Shoe (7:30 p.m., ABC). Two of the most storied and iconic brands in the sport have met six times previously, with the Buckeyes carrying a four-game win streak since 1995. The Fighting Irish's first-year head coach Marcus Freeman returns to Ohio State where he was a standout linebacker for the Buckeyes.

In the morning, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will be in Columbus to celebrate the start of another college football campaign. Hosted by Rece Davis and featuring former Buckeyes quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, this will be GameDay's first on-campus show of the 2022 season and its 21st visit all time to Columbus - more than any other city. Entering its 36th season this fall, the premier three-hour pregame show airs from 9 a.m. - noon on ESPN and ESPNU.

The Labor Day Sunday night showdown (Sept. 4) on ABC is the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff, as Florida State and LSU - under new head coach Brian Kelly - look to win big in the Big Easy. This will be the 10th meeting all time between the Seminoles and Tigers, but their first since 1991.

Ohio State Welcomes Wisconsin for Big Ten Battle in Week 4

On September 24, Wisconsin travels to Columbus to take on Big Ten rival Ohio State on ABC. The Badgers and Buckeyes have met three times for the Big Ten Football Championship, though they have not played each other in the regular season since 2019. The time for this marquee conference contest will be announced at a later date.

Red River Rivalry Returns to ABC in Week 6

The fifth-longest rivalry in college football history resumes October 8 on ABC (time TBD), as Texas and Oklahoma clash at the Cotton Bowl in the AT&T Red River Showdown. Last year in Dallas, the Sooners overcame a 21-point deficit in a thrilling 55-48 comeback win. In all, the margin of victory in seven of the past 10 Red River games has been a touchdown or less.

Sunshine State Showdown Set for Thanksgiving Friday Tussle

For the first time ever, ABC will broadcast a Thanksgiving Friday college football game in primetime. The Florida-Florida State rivalry game the day after Thanksgiving is set for the spotlight, as the Gators and Noles battle for the Florida Cup under the lights in Tallahassee on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.

In total, five of ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top 25 teams are featured in this first round of games revealed during Tuesday's Disney Advertising Upfront.

The first three weeks of ESPN's 2022 college football schedule, all special date games and ESPN's Bowl Season schedule will be unveiled on Thursday, May 26.

Schedules are subject to change. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for more information.

Select Marquee 2022 College Football Games on ESPN Networks

Day/Week Time (ET) Matchup Network

Sat, Sep 3 (Week 1) 3:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff (Atlanta, Ga.) Georgia vs. Oregon ABC

Sat, Sep 3 (Week 1) 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Ohio State ABC

Sun, Sep 4 (Week 1) 7:30 p.m. Allstate Louisiana Kickoff (New Orleans) Florida State vs. LSU ABC

Sat, Sep 24 (Week 4) TBD Wisconsin at Ohio State ABC

Sat, Oct 8 (Week 6) TBD AT&T Red River Showdown (Dallas, Texas) Texas vs. Oklahoma ABC

Fri, Nov 25 (Week 13) 7:30 p.m. Florida at Florida State ABC

- 30 -

  [may 2022]  


[06/24/22 - 01:05 PM]
Tubi's New Original Suspense Thriller "Tow" Premieres Today!
Maddie and Abi (Caitlin Gerard) are twin sisters, and famously the only victims to ever escape the notorious serial killer known as The Mechanic (Kane Hodder).

[06/24/22 - 01:01 PM]
ABC to Air UFC 276 Prelims Saturday, July 2, at 8 P.M. EDT
"UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier presented by Modelo (Prelims)" is part a stacked card capping UFC International Fight Week 2022.

[06/24/22 - 10:11 AM]
discovery+ and ID Highlights - Weeks of July 4 and July 11
This July 4th, true crime fans will get a special gift from ID to celebrate our nation's birthday with jam-packed Lt. Joe Kenda, all day long with ID's special stunt, Kenda-pendence Day.

[06/24/22 - 08:00 AM]
AXS TV & Fight Network Set to Broadcast MMA Event, Invicta FC 48, Live on July 20 from Denver
Broadcast live from the ReelWorks venue in Denver, Invicta FC 48 puts the spotlight on world-class female athletes, local stars, and talented up-and-comers, alike, in seven hard-hitting matchups.

[06/24/22 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Apache Junction" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
Apache Junction is an Old West outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. When big-city reporter Annabelle Angel arrives in town and becomes a target, notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford comes to her aid.

[06/24/22 - 07:00 AM]
Video: Nickelodeon Reveals Teaser and Premiere Date for "Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island," Third Chapter of Beloved Horror Anthology Miniseries
The latest installment follows an all-new Midnight Society as they go on what they thought would be a fun summer vacation on a resort island, until they learn about something sinister haunting the guests.

[06/24/22 - 06:15 AM]
Free Streaming Service Crackle Announces New Originals, Exclusives, for July
Highlights include the premiere of "Funny Girls" and episode two of "Life in 10 Pictures."

[06/24/22 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Hunting Ava Bravo" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
Billionaire sportsman Buddy King unwinds by hunting human captives on his remote mountain estate. But his latest victim, Ava Bravo (Kate del Castillo), is no easy target.

[06/24/22 - 06:00 AM]
From Paws to Claws! "Cat Pack: A PAW Patrol Exclusive Event" Is Now Available to Stream Exclusively on Paramount+
Dreaming of being as powerful and heroic as their feline idols (the big cats - the lions, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars), four brave kittens are out to show that little cats can be big heroes!

[06/24/22 - 01:01 AM]
Video: "The Girl in the Mirror" - Date Announcement - Netflix
After losing her memory in a bizarre accident that kills most of her classmates, Alma tries to unravel what happened that day - and regain her identity.

[06/23/22 - 11:31 PM]
Video: "Modern Love: Hyderabad" - Official Teaser - Amazon Prime Video
The anthology series is equal parts a study on modern relationships as it is a love letter to the deliciously diverse city of Hyderabad.

[06/23/22 - 07:01 PM]
Video: "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Brilliant attorney Woo Young-woo tackles challenges in the courtroom and beyond as a newbie at a top law firm and a woman on the autism spectrum.

[06/23/22 - 03:25 PM]
Emmy Nominated Actress Moses Ingram Joins Apple Limited Series "Lady in the Lake," from Creator and Director Alma Har'el
Ingram will play the role of Cleo Sherwood, and joins an expanding ensemble cast which also includes Y'Lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman.

[06/23/22 - 02:20 PM]
Video: The Wait Is Almost Over! New Season of "WOW - Women of Wrestling" Debuts This Fall
After a two-year hiatus, the premier all-female sports entertainment property, owned by Jeanie Buss and David McLane, kicks off a new season this fall.

[06/23/22 - 12:30 PM]
Rina Mimoun Joins "Girls on the Bus" Creative Team
Mimoun will serve as showrunner and an executive producer on the show, working alongside executive producers Amy Chozick, Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter.