College Football on NBC Sports
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Logo formerly used for broadcasts on NBCSN.
Also known asCollege Football on NBC Sports Network/NBCSN
GenreCollege football telecasts
Presented bySee List of College Football on NBCSN commentators
Theme music composerJohn Colby
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes188 (as of September 18, 2021)
Production
Production locationsVarious NCAA stadiums
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time210 minutes or until game ends (inc. adverts)
Production companyNBC Sports
Release
Original networkNBC
USA Network
CNBC
Peacock
NBC Universo via Telemundo Deportes
(Spanish simulcasts of select games)
Original releaseSeptember 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) –
present
Chronology
RelatedNotre Dame Football on NBC

College Football on NBC Sports is the de facto title used for broadcasts of NCAA college football games produced by NBC Sports. The title is rarely used on-air, as NBC's college football telecasts have presently been limited to its coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish home games—which are billed as Notre Dame Football on NBCand its coverage of selected games highlighting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), such as the Bayou Classic.

Via its experimental station W2XBS, NBC presented the first television broadcast of American football at any level on September 30, 1939, between the Fordham Rams and the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets. NBC held rights to the NCAA's regular-season game of the week package from 1952–53, 1955–59, and 1964–65. From 1952 to 1988, NBC was the broadcaster of the Rose Bowl Game. In 1990, NBC first acquired the rights to Notre Dame Fighting Irish home games, as well as the Bayou Classic—agreements that have continued to this day, and have most recently been renewed through 2025.

After Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, Versus—later renamed NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)—was merged into the NBC Sports division in 2011; by then, the network's coverage of Division I FBS football (billed as College Football on NBC Sports Network) was limited to a contract with the Mountain West that ended in 2012, and a package of Pac-10 games that had been sub-licensed by the Fox Sports Networks. NBCSN subsequently acquired packages of Division I FCS games from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and Ivy League; both contracts ended in 2017.

The Bayou Classic moved from the NBC broadcast network to NBCSN in 2015, but will move back to NBC in 2022. From 2015 to 2020, NBCSN also broadcast selected Notre Dame home games not televised by NBC; since 2020, NBC Sports has preferred using Peacock or other NBCUniversal channels (such as USA Network and CNBC) to carry college football games not aired by the main network. In August 2022, NBC Sports announced that it had acquired a share of the Big Ten's football rights beginning in 2023, which will include Big Ten Saturday Night games in primetime on NBC, and a package of games on Peacock.

History

Experimental broadcasts and the Game of the Week, bowl games

Main articles: NBC College Football Game of the Week and NBC college bowl game broadcasts

On September 30, 1939. NBC broadcast a game between Waynesburg and Fordham on station W2XBS (which would eventually become NBC's flagship station, WNBC) with one camera and Bill Stern[1] as play-by-play announcer. With an estimated audience of 1,000 television sets, it was the first American football game to ever be broadcast via television.[2][3] Twelve years later, the first live regular season college football game to be broadcast coast-to-coast by NBC—featuring Duke at Pittsburgh—was broadcast on September 29, 1951.[4][5]

Under an argument that television broadcasts of football games would be detrimental to in-person attendance, the NCAA voted to prohibit the broadcast of any regular-season college football game without its permission, and establish an exclusive, NCAA-controlled broadcast rights package, consisting of one game per-week. Teams would be limited to one national television appearance per-season. This "game of the week" package was first sold to NBC in 1952 under a one-year contract for $1.144 million.[6][7] [8][9][10] By 1953, the NCAA allowed NBC to add what it called "panorama" coverage of multiple regional broadcasts for certain weeks—shifting national viewers to the most interesting game during its telecast.[11]

After NBC lost its college football contract following the 1953 season, NBC regained college football rights in 1955 and aired games through the 1959 season. NBC regained the NCAA contract for the 1964 and 1965 seasons.[citation needed]

Even after losing the rights to regular season college football in both 1959 and 1965, NBC continued to carry postseason football. NBC carried the Blue–Gray Football Classic, an all-star game, on Christmas Day, until dropping the game in 1963 as a protest of the game's policy of segregation.[12] It consistently served as the Rose Bowl Game's television home from 1952 until 1988 (when it moved to ABC),[13] and added the Sugar Bowl from 1958 to 1969 (which replaced the network's coverage of the Cotton Bowl Classic).[citation needed]

Notre Dame football

Main article: Notre Dame Football on NBC

In June 1984, the Supreme Court ruled in NCAA v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma that the NCAA's broadcast rights policy violated the Sherman Antitrust Act, and that individual universities and athletic conferences were free to sell the broadcast rights to their games. 67 NCAA schools pooled their broadcast rights as part of a group known as the College Football Association (CFA), which negotiated packages with networks on their behalf.[14][15]

By the late-1980's, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish—which had become one of the most recognizable teams on national television—had grown dissatisfied with the CFA and its contracts, which had an emphasis on regional games. In 1990, the Fighting Irish broke away from the CFA and announced that it would sign a five-year, $38 million contract with NBC to televise its home games beginning in 1991. Analysts felt that given the team's stature, it was inevitable that Notre Dame would eventually choose to negotiate its own television deal. It was also believed that the move would trigger a larger realignment of television rights in college football.[16][14][15] This prediction would be realized when the Big East Conference and Southeastern Conference (SEC) also broke away, and signed with CBS Sports beginning in the 1995 season.[17] The CFA eventually shut down in 1997.[18]

Also in the 1991 season, NBC first acquired rights to the Bayou Classic, an annual rivalry game between Grambling State and Southern; the game was considered to be one of the first major, network television broadcasts of a college football game between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).[19]

College Football on Versus (2006–2011)

In 2005, Comcast-owned cable network OLN—which would rebrand the following year as Versus—made an eight-year, $450 million offer for rights to a new late-season package of National Football League games. The network had been expanding into a mainstream sports service, having also recently acquired the cable rights to the National Hockey League. The NFL ultimately decided to decline offers by third-party broadcasters for the package, and chose to air the games on NFL Network instead.[20]

In January 2006, OLN announced that it would air Mountain West Conference college football beginning in the 2006 season under a multi-year deal. As part of the contract, Comcast also agreed to be a partner alongside CBS Corporation (owner of the conference's other rightsholder, CSTV) on the new MountainWest Sports Network—the first sports channel devoted to a single collegiate conference.[21] For its inaugural season of college football broadcasts in 2006, Gary Bender or Bob Papa served as the play-by-play announcer, with Glenn Parker as the analyst and Argy Stathapulos as the sideline reporter for Mountain West football game coverage.[citation needed]

In 2007, Fox Sports agreed to sub-license ten Big 12 and Pac-10 football games per-season from Fox Sports Net to Versus, replacing a package it had previously sub-licensed to TBS. The Big 12 sub-licensing deal concluded in 2010.[citation needed]

In 2008, Versus announced a contract with the Ivy League to broadcast at least three games each year beginning in the 2008 season, culminating with the annual Harvard–Yale rivalry game. The initial two-year contract was later renewed in 2010.[22]

NBC Sports Group (2011–2019)

In 2011, Comcast acquired a majority stake in NBC Universal, and merged its existing sports networks—including Versus, which was relaunched as NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in January 2012—into the NBC Sports division.[23][24][25] With the expansion of the Pac-10, Fox Sports decided to move some of its games to FX, while Versus would continue holding rights to seven games each season.[26] The sub-licensing agreement ended in the 2012 season, when the newly-renamed Pac-12 began a new 12-year deal with Fox, ESPN, and the new conference-run Pac-12 Networks.[27][28]

Ahead of the 2012 season, NBC Sports reached a five-year contract with the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to carry basketball and FCS football on its networks; football games would be carried on the Comcast SportsNet networks, with five games per-season airing on NBCSN—marking the first college sports contract reached by the merged division.[29][30] NBC Sports also renewed its rights to the Ivy League for two additional seasons, with NBCSN carrying at least six to ten football games per-season.[31]

In 2013, NBCSN lost its share of Mountain West rights to ESPN.[32][33] On April 9, 2013, NBC Sports renewed its broadcasting contract with Notre Dame through the 2025 season. As part of the contract, NBCSN also gained the rights to exclusively broadcast select Notre Dame home games.[34]

In 2014, NBCSN lost a portion of the CAA rights to the American Sports Network, an upstart sports syndication service launched that year by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[35] NBCSN also initially declined to renew its television deal with the Ivy League, which would have left that league without a television broadcaster for the 2014 season; the channel's increased emphasis on Premier League soccer matches reduced the number of opportunities for the network to carry college football on Saturday afternoons. However, NBCSN reversed its decision and added select Ivy League games beginning in late October 2014 in a joint agreement with Fox College Sports. NBCSN lost its Ivy League rights after the 2017 season as the conference signed an agreement with ESPN the following year, with most games being moved to subscription service ESPN+.[36] The CAA left NBCSN for a one-year deal with CBS Sports Digital and Fox Sports Go in 2018, before signing with FloSports in 2019.[37]

In 2015, the Bayou Classic moved from NBC to NBCSN.[38] In 2020, USA Network exclusively aired one Notre Dame game on September 19, 2020, as overflow for NBC's coverage of the 2020 U.S. Open.[39] A second primetime game was briefly preempted from NBC to USA due to coverage of a speech by 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden.[40] For the 2021 season, Notre Dame's home opener was aired exclusively on NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock.[41] NBCSN shut down at the end of 2021, with its sports coverage expected to be assumed by Peacock, USA, and other NBCUniversal channels.

Acquisition of Big Ten rights (2022–present)

In 2022, NBC Sports acquired rights to the inaugural HBCU NYC Football Classic game and HBCU Pigskin Showdown all-star game, both of which will air on CNBC and stream on Peacock.[42][43]

In August 2022, it was reported that NBC Sports, along with CBS and current top rightsholder Fox, were the frontrunners for shares of the Big Ten's next round of media rights beginning in 2023.[44][45] On August 18, 2022, the Big Ten officially announced that it had reached seven-year deals with Fox, CBS, and NBC to serve as its media partners beginning in the 2023–24 season. NBC will air primetime games throughout the regular season under the title Big Ten Saturday Night. All telecasts will be available on Peacock, while eight Big Ten games per-season (including four intraconference games) will be exclusive to Peacock. NBC will carry the Big Ten championship game in 2026, while the contract also includes a package of Big Ten basketball games and Olympic sports coverage for Peacock.[46][47]

Schedules

2000s

2006 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference
Saturday 9/16/06 Texas Tech at TCU 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Thursday 9/28/06 BYU at TCU 6:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/30/06 Boise State at Utah 3:00 p.m. Mountain West
Thursday 10/5/06 TCU at Utah 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/28/06 BYU at Air Force 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/4/06 TCU at UNLV 3:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/11/06 Colorado State at Utah 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/18/06 San Diego State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West

2007 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network(s)
Saturday 9/1/07 Virginia at Wyoming 2:00 p.m. Mountain West Versus
Arizona at BYU 5:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/8/07 BYU at UCLA 6:30 p.m. Pac-10
Wisconsin at UNLV 10:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/15/07 Iowa at Iowa State 1:30 p.m. Big 12
UCLA at Utah 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/22/07 Arizona at California 6:00 p.m. Pac-10
Delaware at Towson 7:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
Saturday 9/29/07 Villanova at JMU 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
CSS
Baylor at Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Versus
Cincinnati at San Diego State 10:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/6/07 Richmond at Towson 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
Southern California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10 Versus
Saturday 10/13/07 Hofstra at Towson 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Oregon State at California 7:00 p.m. Pac-10 Versus
Thursday 10/18/07 Utah at TCU 8:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/20/07 Texas at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Thursday 10/25/07 Air Force at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/27/07 Richmond at JMU 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
Saturday 11/3/07 JMU at Delaware 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
CSS
Kansas State at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Versus
Thursday 11/8/07 TCU at BYU 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/10/07 Villanova at Towson 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
Kansas State at Nebraska 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Versus
Saturday 11/17/07 William & Mary at Richmond 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
Saturday 11/24/07 Utah at BYU 2:00 p.m. Mountain West Versus
Saturday 12/1/07 California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2008 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference
Saturday 8/30/08 TCU at New Mexico 6:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/6/08 Texas A&M at New Mexico 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/13/08 UCLA at BYU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/20/08 Utah at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/27/08 Army at Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 4:00 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Thursday 10/2/08 Oregon State at Utah 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/4/08 Kansas at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Navy at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Washington at Arizona 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/11/08 Cornell at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Thursday 10/16/08 BYU at TCU 8:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/18/08 Nebraska at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Oregon St at Washington 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/25/08 Baylor at Nebraska 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Dartmouth at Columbia 4:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/1/08 Brown at Pennsylvania 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/8/08 Iowa State at Colorado 1:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/15/08 Princeton at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Southern California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/22/08 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Air Force at TCU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Oregon St at Arizona 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/29/08 Baylor at Texas Tech 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Oregon at Oregon St 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2009 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference
Saturday 9/12/09 Texas at Wyoming 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/19/09 Duke at Kansas 12:00 p.m. Big 12
Florida State at BYU 7:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/26/09 Cornell at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Arizona at Oregon State 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/03/09 Oregon State at Arizona State 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/10/09 Iowa State at Kansas 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/17/09 Princeton at Brown 12:30 p.m. Ivy League
Colorado State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Stanford at Arizona 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/24/09 Oklahoma State at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Air Force at Utah 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
TCU at BYU 7:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/31/09 Nebraska at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
UNLV at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/07/09 Kansas at Kansas State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
TCU at San Diego State 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/14/09 Missouri at Kansas State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Arizona at Cal 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/21/09 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
San Diego State at Utah 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Cal at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2010s

2010 schedule

Date Game Kickoff TimTime
(Easternstern Time)
Host Conference
Thursday 9/2/10 Pitt at Utah 8:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/4/10 Wisconsin at UNLV 11:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/11/10 BYU at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/18/10 Baylor at TCU 4:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/25/10 Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Saturday 10/2/10 Navy at Air Force 2:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/9/10 USC at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/16/10 BYU at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Arizona at Washington State 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/30/10 Stanford at Washington 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/6/10 Penn at Princeton 3:00 p.m. Ivy League
Oregon State at UCLA 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/13/10 Brown at Dartmouth 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
San Diego State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Oregon at Cal 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/20/10 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/27/10 TCU at New Mexico 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Oregon State at Stanford 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 12/4/10 Washington at Washington State 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2011 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference
Saturday 9/10/11 TCU at Air Force 3:30 p.m. Mountain West[48]
Utah at USC 7:30 p.m. Pac-12[49]
Saturday 9/17/11 Texas Tech at New Mexico 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/24/11 Cornell at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League[50]
Southern vs. Florida A&M 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Nebraska at Wyoming 7:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/01/11 Nevada at Boise State 2:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/08/11 Colorado at Stanford 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 10/15/11 Penn at Columbia 3:30 p.m. Ivy League
Stanford at Washington State 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 10/22/11 Yale at Penn 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Air Force at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/5/11 Arizona State at UCLA 7:30pm Pac-12
Saturday 11/12/11 Penn at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
TCU at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Arizona State at Washington State 10:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 11/19/11 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Colorado State at TCU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Colorado at UCLA 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 11/26/11 Washington State at Washington 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 12/3/11 UNLV at TCU 2:30 p.m. Mountain West

2012 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference
Saturday 9/8/12 Delaware State at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA[51]
Army at San Diego State 7:30 p.m. Mountain West[52]
Saturday 9/15/12 William & Mary at Towson 12:00 p.m. CAA
Miami (OH) at Boise State 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/22/12 Yale at Cornell 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Harvard at Brown 4:30 p.m. Ivy League
Nevada at Hawaiʻi 10:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/29/12 Penn at Dartmouth 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Southern vs. Florida A&M 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic[53]
Saturday 10/6/12 Towson at James Madison 1:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 10/13/12 Brown at Princeton 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Fresno State at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/20/12 Penn at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
UNLV at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/27/12 Delaware at Old Dominion 12:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/3/12 Towson at Delaware 12:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/10/12 Harvard at Penn 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Air Force at San Diego State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Boise State at Hawaiʻi 7:00 p.m. Mountain West
Fresno State at Nevada 10:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/17/12 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Colorado State at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Old Dominion at James Madison 7:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/24/12 Grambling State at Southern 2:30 p.m. Bayou Classic
Air Force at Fresno State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West

2013 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network(s)
Saturday 09/07/13 Delaware State at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA[54] NBCSN
Saturday 9/14/13 Rhode Island at Albany 7:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
NECN
TWCS
Saturday 09/21/13 Stony Brook at Villanova 3:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN New England
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSS
SNY
Lehigh at Princeton 6:00 p.m. Ivy League[55] NBCSN
Rhode Island at William & Mary 7:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Northwest
CSS
NECN
Saturday 09/28/13 Maine at Richmond 4:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
James Madison at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
SNY
Brown at Harvard 7:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Saturday 10/5/13 New Hampshire at Towson 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN New England
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN Houston
CSN Bay Area
Saturday 10/12/13 Lehigh at Columbia 12:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Albany at Delaware CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSS
TWCS
Richmond at James Madison 3:30 p.m. CAA NBCSN
Villanova at Towson 7:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 10/19/13 Villanova at New Hampshire 12:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Bay Area
CSS
CSN New England
Saturday 10/26/13 Towson at Richmond 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
CSS
Saturday 11/2/13 Villanova at James Madison 2:30 p.m. CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN New England
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN California
SNY
Saturday 11/09/13 James Madison at New Hampshire 12:30 p.m. CAA
William & Mary at Delaware 3:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
Cornell at Dartmouth 4:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Saturday 11/16/13 Penn at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Stony Brook at James Madison 3:30 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSS
SNY
Saturday 11/23/13 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Maine at New Hampshire CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England Plus
CSS
CSN Chicago
CSN Houston
James Madison at Towson 3:30 p.m. CAA NBCSN
Saturday 11/30/13 Grambling State at Southern 2:30 p.m. Bayou Classic NBC

2014 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network(s)
Saturday 9/20/14 JMU at Villanova 12:30 p.m. CAA[56] Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Chicago
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
New Hampshire at Richmond 4:00 p.m. CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
Saturday 9/27/14 Delaware at JMU 4:00 p.m. CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
Maine at Towson 4:00 p.m. CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
Saturday 10/4/14 Stony Brook at Towson 4:00 p.m. CSN Bay Area
CSN Houston
CSN Chicago Plus
CSN Northwest
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Saturday 10/11/14 Towson at Delaware 12:30 p.m. CSN California
CSN Houston
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
William & Mary at New Hampshire 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday 10/18/14 Towson at JMU 12:30 p.m. CSN California
CSN Houston
CSN Chicago Plus
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Brown at Princeton 4:00 p.m. Ivy League CSN Bay Area
CSN Houston
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Saturday 10/25/14 Delaware at William & Mary 12:30 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Chicago
CSN Houston
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
Penn at Yale 1:30 p.m. Ivy League[57] NBCSN
Saturday 11/1/14 Villanova at Richmond 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Chicago
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Harvard at Dartmouth 3:30 p.m. Ivy League Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN New England Alt
SNY
CSN Northwest
Saturday 11/08/14 Penn at Princeton 3:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Elon at William & Mary CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Bay Area
CSN Houston
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
SNY
Saturday 11/15/14 Brown at Dartmouth 12:00 p.m. Ivy League CSN Philadelphia
CSN California
CSN Chicago Plus
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN Houston
CSN New England
SNY
James Madison at Richmond 12:30 p.m. CAA NBCSN
William & Mary at Towson 3:00 p.m. CSN Bay Area
CSN Houston
CSN Northwest
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Saturday 11/22/14 Yale at Harvard 12:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
New Hampshire at Maine 3:30 p.m. CAA
Richmond at William & Mary 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/29/14 Grambling State at Southern 2:30 p.m. Bayou Classic NBC

2015 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network(s)
Saturday 9/19/15 Albany at James Madison 3:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
Comcast Network Philadelphia
Delaware at Villanova 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Chicago Plus
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Saturday 9/26/15 Stony Brook at William & Mary 7:30 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Northwest
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
Friday 10/02/15 Columbia at Princeton 7:30 p.m. Ivy League[58] NBCSN
Saturday 10/03/15 Stony Brook at James Madison 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Chicago
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
William & Mary at Delaware 7:30 p.m. CAA[59] NBCSN
Saturday 10/10/15 William & Mary at Villanova 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
James Madison at Towson 3:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Northwest
Comcast Network Philadelphia
SNY
Saturday 10/17/15 New Hampshire at William & Mary 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN California
CSN New England
Comcast Network Philadelphia
SNY
Friday 10/23/15 Yale at Penn 7:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Saturday 10/24/15 Richmond at James Madison 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN Northwest
Comcast Network Philadelphia
SNY
Friday 10/30/15 Dartmouth at Harvard 7:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Saturday 10/31/15 James Madison at William & Mary 4:00 p.m. CAA NBCSN
Maine at Villanova 7:30 p.m. CAA
Friday 11/06/15 Cornell at Dartmouth 8:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/7/15 William & Mary at Elon 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN New England
CSN Mid-Atlantic
Comcast Network Philadelphia
SNY
WMYV-TV
Richmond at New Hampshire 3:00 p.m. CAA NBCSN
Saturday 11/14/15 James Madison at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN Northwest
CSN Mid-Atlantic/CSN Mid-Atlantic Plus
CSN Philadelphia
SNY
CSN Northwest
Friday 11/20/15 Brown at Columbia 7:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Saturday 11/21/15 William & Mary at Richmond 12:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN Northwest
CSN Philadelphia
Harvard at Yale 2:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN
Boston College vs. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame (Independent)
Saturday 11/28/15 Southern vs. Grambling State 5:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic[60]

2016 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network(s) Announcers
Saturday 9/17/16 Towson at Villanova 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid Atlantic Plus
CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
Rob Carlin
Brad Jackson
Saturday 9/24/16 Elon at William & Mary 7:00 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
Scott Jackson
Brad Jackson
Friday 9/30/16 Penn at Dartmouth 7:00 p.m. Ivy League[61] NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 10/1/16 Towson at Richmond 3:30 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
Brent Harris
Qadry Ismail
Saturday 10/8/16 William & Mary at JMU 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
SNY
??????
Stony Brook at Towson 7:00 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid-Atlantic
SNY
CSN New England
CSN Philadelphia
Brent Harris
Andy Gresh
Travis Thomas
Saturday 10/15/16 Villanova at Richmond 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
SNY
Rob Carlin
Brad Jackson
Friday 10/21/16 Penn at Yale 7:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 10/22/16 NHW at Towson 3:30 p.m. CAA Comcast Network Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
SNY
CSN New England
Chick Hernandez
Andy Gresh
Friday 10/28/16 Yale at Columbia 7:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 10/29/16 Towson at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN California
CSN Mid Atlantic Plus
SNY
CSN Philadelphia
Scott Jackson
Andy Gresh
Saturday 11/5/16 JMU at Richmond 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN Bay Area
CSN Mid Atlantic Plus
SNY
Comcast Network Philadelphia
Rob Carlin
Andy Gresh
Friday 11/11/16 Harvard at Penn 8:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Randy Moss
Ross Tucker
Saturday 11/12/16 Delaware at Richmond 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN Mid Atlantic Plus
SNY
CSN Philadelphia
Rob Carlin
Andy Gresh
Saturday 11/19/16 Harvard at Yale 12:30 p.m. Ivy League CNBC Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Villanova at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA CSN Mid Atlantic Plus
SNY
Comcast Network Philadelphia
Rob Carlin
Andy Gresh
Saturday 11/26/16 Southern vs. Grambling State 5:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN ???????

2017 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network Announcers
Friday 09/29/17 Dartmouth at Penn 7:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Randy Moss
Ross Tucker
Saturday 09/30/17 Miami (OH) at Notre Dame 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame (Independent) NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Doug Flutie
Kathryn Tappen
Friday 10/20/17 Princeton at Harvard 7:30 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 10/28/17 Cornell at Princeton 7:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Friday 11/3/17 Brown at Yale 8:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Todd Harris
Ross Tucker
Friday 11/10/17 Dartmouth vs Brown 8:00 p.m. Ivy League NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 11/18/17 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League CNBC Paul Burmeister
Ross Tucker
Saturday 11/25/17 Southern vs. Grambling State 5:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Anthony Herron
Ross Tucker
Lewis Johnson

2018 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network Announcers
Saturday 11/24/18 Southern vs. Grambling State 4:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN Todd Harris
Anthony Herron
Charles Arbuckle
Lewis Johnson

2019 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network Announcers
Saturday 11/23/19 Boston College vs. Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame
Independent
NBCSN (alternate broadcast) Paul Burmeister
Ryan Harris
Jack Nolan
Saturday 11/30/19 Southern vs. Grambling State 4:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN Todd Harris
Anthony Herron
Charles Arbuckle
Lewis Johnson

2020s

2020 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network Announcers
Saturday 9/19/20 South Florida vs. Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. ACC USA Paul Burmeister
Tony Dungy
Jac Collinsworth
Saturday 11/7/20 Clemson vs. Notre Dame* 7:30 p.m. ACC NBC/USA Mike Tirico
Tony Dungy
Kathryn Tappen
Saturday 4/17/21 Grambling State vs. Southern** 2:30 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN Paul Burmeister
Anthony Herron
Lewis Johnson

2021 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network Announcers
Saturday 9/11/21 Toledo vs. Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame (Independent) Peacock Mike Tirico (play by play)
Drew Brees (color)
Saturday 9/18/21 Hampton vs. Howard 12:00 p.m. Truth and Service Classic NBCSN Chris Lewis (play by play)
Jay Walker (color)
Saturday 11/27/21 Grambling State vs. Southern 4:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBCSN Chris Lewis (play by play)
Anthony Herron (color)

2022 schedule

Date Game Kickoff Time
(Eastern Time)
Host Conference Network
Saturday 9/17/22 Howard vs. Morehouse 3:00 p.m. HBCU New York City Football Classic CNBC
Saturday 10/22/22 UNLV vs. Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame (Independent) Peacock
Saturday 11/26/22 Southern vs. Grambling State 2:00 p.m. SWAC
Bayou Classic
NBC
Saturday 12/17/22 HBCU Pigskin Showdown 1:00 p.m. HBCU All Stars CNBC

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