The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Cotton Bowl Classic throughout the years.

Television

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
December 31, 2021 ESPN Sean McDonough Todd Blackledge Molly McGrath and Laura Rutledge
December 30, 2020 Joe Tessitore Dusty Dvoracek Holly Rowe
December 29, 2019 Mark Jones Olivia Dekker
December 29, 2018 Sean McDonough Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe and Tom Rinaldi
December 29, 2017 Bob Wischusen Brock Huard Allison Williams
January 2, 2017
December 31, 2015 Chris Fowler Kirk Herbstreit Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi
January 1, 2015 Dave Pasch Brian Griese Tom Luginbill
January 3, 2014 Fox Gus Johnson Charles Davis Kristina Pink
January 4, 2013 Julie Alexandria and Petros Papadakis
January 6, 2012 Tim Brewster and Daryl Johnston
January 7, 2011 Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Charles Davis and John Lynch
January 2, 2010 Pat Summerall Krista Voda and Shepard Smith
January 2, 2009 Brian Baldinger Jeanne Zelasko and Krista Voda
January 1, 2008
January 1, 2007 Krista Voda
January 2, 2006 Thom Brennaman Terry Donahue Jeanne Zelasko and Chris Rix
January 1, 2005 Brian Baldinger Jeanne Zelasko
January 2, 2004 Tim Green and Bill Maas Brian Baldinger
January 1, 2003 Tim Green and Ron Pitts
January 1, 2002 Tim Green and Dave Lapham
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2000 Mike Doocy
January 1, 1999 Joe Buck Bill Maas Suzy Kolber and Ron Pitts
January 1, 1998 CBS Gus Johnson Mike Mayock
January 1, 1997 Tim Ryan Steve Davis
January 1, 1996 Bill Macatee
January 2, 1995 NBC Jim Lampley Todd Christensen
January 1, 1994 Charlie Jones John Dockery[1]
January 1, 1993 Tom Hammond Paul Maguire
January 1, 1992 CBS Jim Nantz Terry Bradshaw Jim Gray
January 1, 1991 Tim Brant John Dockery
January 1, 1990 Pat Haden
January 2, 1989 Verne Lundquist
January 1, 1988 Brent Musburger
January 1, 1987 Verne Lundquist Pat Haden and Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1986 Brent Musburger Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1985 Lindsey Nelson Pat Haden
January 2, 1984
January 1, 1983 Pat O'Brien
January 1, 1982 Roger Staubach Frank Glieber
January 1, 1981
January 1, 1980 Paul Hornung
January 1, 1979
January 2, 1978 Paul Hornung and Paul Alexander Don Criqui
January 1, 1977 Paul Hornung
January 1, 1976 Alex Hawkins
January 1, 1975 Johnny Sauer
January 1, 1974 Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1973
January 1, 1972
January 1, 1971
January 1, 1970
January 1, 1969 Frank Glieber Eddie LeBaron
January 1, 1968 Lindsey Nelson Johnny Sauer
December 31, 1966 Jack Drees Pat Summerall
January 1, 1966 Jack Whitaker Frank Gifford
January 1, 1965 Jack Buck George Connor
January 1, 1964 Chris Schenkel Pat Summerall
January 1, 1963 Lindsey Nelson Terry Brennan
January 1, 1962 Chris Schenkel Johnny Lujack
January 2, 1961 Jack Drees Terry Brennan
January 1, 1960 Forest Evashevski
January 1, 1959 Tom Harmon Darrell Royal
January 1, 1958 Forest Evashevski
January 1, 1957 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 2, 1956
January 1, 1955
January 1, 1954
January 1, 1953 Bill Stern Joe Hasel

Notes

Spanish

In 2013, Fox Deportes provided the first Spanish U.S. telecast of the Cotton Bowl Classic.[2] Fox Deportes returned for the game in 2014. In 2015, ESPN Deportes becomes the Spanish-language home of the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Radio

National Radio

In 2013 and 2014, the game will be broadcast by ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Brad Sham, who called the game for Westwood One in 1996, and from 1998 to 2012, will continue as play-by-play announcer for ESPN Radio.[3] 2013 marks the first Spanish radio broadcast of the game.

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
December 31, 2021 ESPN Radio Sean Kelley Barrett Jones Ian Fitzsimmons
December 30, 2020 Brad Sham Jordan Rodgers
December 29, 2019 Kris Budden
December 29, 2018 Bill Rosinski David Norrie Ian Fitzsimmons
December 29, 2017 Brad Sham Rod Gilmore Quint Kessenich
January 2, 2017
December 31, 2015 Danny Kanell Ian Fitzsimmons
January 1, 2015 Kelly Stouffer
January 3, 2014 Ed Cunningham
January 4, 2013
January 6, 2012 Westwood One Terry Donahue
January 7, 2011
January 2, 2010
January 2, 2009 Terry Bowden
January 1, 2008
January 1, 2007
January 2, 2006 Shea Walker
January 1, 2005 Allen Pinkett
January 2, 2004 Rick Walker
January 1, 2003
January 1, 2002 Allen Pinkett
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2000
January 1, 1999 Jack Ham
January 1, 1998
January 1, 1997 Chuck Cooperstein Howard Schnellenberger
January 1, 1996 Brad Sham Jack Ham
January 2, 1995 NBC Shea Walker
January 1, 1994 Mutual Tony Roberts
January 1, 1993
January 1, 1992 CBS Brad Sham Chuck Cooperstein
January 1, 1991 Brad Sham Bill Schoening
January 1, 1990 Chuck Cooperstein
January 2, 1989 John Rooney
January 1, 1988
January 1, 1987
January 1, 1986 Lindsey Nelson Brad Sham
January 1, 1985 Frank Glieber Dan Dierdorf
January 2, 1984 Roman Gabriel
January 1, 1983
January 1, 1982 Jack Buck
January 1, 1981 Hank Stram
January 1, 1980
January 1, 1979 Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 2, 1978
January 1, 1977
January 1, 1976
January 1, 1975
January 1, 1974
January 1, 1973
January 1, 1972
January 1, 1971
January 1, 1970 Jack Buck
January 1, 1969 Bob Reynolds Wes Wise
January 1, 1968 Rick Weaver
December 31, 1966 Harry Caray
January 1, 1966
January 1, 1965 Jack Drees
January 1, 1964 Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1963
January 1, 1962
January 2, 1961 Bill McColgan
January 1, 1960 Harry Caray
January 1, 1959
January 1, 1958
January 1, 1957 NBC Curt Gowdy Jerry Doggett
January 2, 1956 Jim Crowley
January 1, 1955 Joe Hasel
January 1, 1954
January 1, 1953 NBC
NBC (Texas feed)
Lindsey Nelson
Jerry Doggett
Bob Murphy
Jack Sherman
January 1, 1952 NBC Bill Stern Jack Lightcap
January 1, 1951
January 2, 1950 Bob VanDeventer
January 1, 1949 Mutual Al Helfer Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1948 Byrum Saam
January 1, 1947 Jim Britt
January 1, 1946
January 1, 1945 CBS Bill Slater
January 1, 1944 Mutual Don Dunphy
January 1, 1943 Earl Harper
January 1, 1942 Bob Elson Don Dunphy
January 1, 1941
January 1, 1938 CBS Byrum Saam

Local radio

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s) Studio Host(s)
December 31, 2015 WJIM–AM 1240, WMMO-FM 94.9 and Spartan Sports Network (Michigan State)
WFFN–FM 95.3, WDGM-FM 99.1 and Crimson Tide Sports Network (Alabama)
George Blaha
Eli Gold
Jason Strayhorn
Phil Savage
Keith Nichol
Chris Stewart
Will Tieman

References

  1. ^ "Family Man Costas Gets What He Wants". Chicago Tribune. December 17, 1993. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  2. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON FOX DEPORTES MAKES U.S. LATINO MEDIA HISTORY" (PDF). Fox Sports Media Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ "ESPN Audio to present multi-platform coverage of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic". Cotton Bowl Classic. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.