Television network, play-by-play and color commentator(s) for the Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl began in 1971, but was considered a “minor bowl” until the January 1, 1982 game between Penn StateUSC. Since then, the Fiesta Bowl has been considered a major bowl.

Starting with the 2010–11 season, ESPN started airing the games, out bidding Fox for the rights to the games.[1]

Television

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 1, 2022 ESPN Bob Wischusen Dan Orlovsky Kris Budden
January 2, 2021 Dave Pasch Mike Golic Sr. Quint Kessenich
December 28, 2019 Chris Fowler Kirk Herbstreit Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi
January 1, 2019 Steve Levy Brian Griese Todd McShay
December 30, 2017 Dave Pasch Greg McElroy Tom Luginbill
December 31, 2016 Chris Fowler Kirk Herbstreit Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi
January 1, 2016 Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Todd McShay
December 31, 2014
January 1, 2014 Shannon Spake
January 3, 2013 Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 2, 2012 Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox
January 1, 2011
January 4, 2010 Fox Sam Rosen Tim Ryan Chris Myers
January 5, 2009 Matt Vasgersian Chris Myers and Laura Okmin
January 2, 2008 Terry Donahue and Pat Haden Laura Okmin
January 1, 2007 Thom Brennaman Barry Alvarez and Charles Davis Chris Myers
January 2, 2006 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 1, 2005 Lynn Swann
January 2, 2004 Tim Brant Ed Cunningham Sam Ryan
January 3, 2003 Keith Jackson Dan Fouts Todd Harris and Lynn Swann
January 1, 2002 Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 1, 2001 Sean McDonough Ed Cunningham Leslie Gudel
January 2, 2000 Tim Brant Dean Blevins
January 4, 1999 Keith Jackson Bob Griese Lynn Swann
December 31, 1997 CBS Tim Brando Ed Cunningham
January 1, 1997 Jim Nantz Terry Donahue
January 2, 1996
January 2, 1995 NBC Charlie Jones Randy Cross
January 1, 1994 Tom Hammond Cris Collinsworth Paul Sunderland[2]
January 1, 1993 Charlie Jones Todd Christensen Beasley Reece
January 1, 1992 Ahmad Rashad
January 1, 1991 Tom Hammond and Gayle Gardner
January 1, 1990 Merlin Olsen Jimmy Cefalo
January 2, 1989 Dick Enberg
January 1, 1988 Charlie Jones Jimmy Cefalo
January 2, 1987 Bob Griese and Jimmy Cefalo
January 1, 1986 Sam Rutigliano Gary Gerould
January 1, 1985 Bob Griese
January 2, 1984
January 1, 1983 Len Dawson
January 1, 1982 Mike Haffner
December 26, 1980
December 25, 1979
December 25, 1978 Curt Gowdy John Brodie
December 25, 1977 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Matte Tim Ryan
December 25, 1976 Paul Hornung
December 26, 1975 Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier
December 28, 1974 Ray Scott Wayne Walker Phyllis George
December 21, 1973 Mizlou
December 23, 1972 Hughes Lindsey Nelson Eddie Doucette
December 27, 1971 Mizlou Ray Scott

Spanish

In 2013, ESPN Deportes will provide the first Spanish U.S. telecast of the Fiesta Bowl.[3]

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1 January 2014 ESPN Deportes Eduardo Varela Pablo Viruega
3 January 2013

Radio

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 1, 2022 ESPN Radio Jason Benetti Andre Ware Paul Carcaterra
January 2, 2021 Marc Kestecher Ben Hartsock
December 29, 2019 Sean Kelley Barrett Jones Ian Fitzsimmons
January 1, 2019 Jason Benetti Kelly Stouffer Olivia Dekker
December 30, 2017 Bill Rosinski David Norrie Ian Fitzsimmons
December 31, 2016
January 1, 2016 Adam Amin Kelly Stouffer Olivia Harlan
December 31, 2014 Dave Flemming Danny Kanell Allison Williams
January 1, 2014 Bob Wischusen Rod Gilmore Quint Kessenich
January 3, 2013 Bill Rosinski David Norrie Joe Schad
January 2, 2012
January 1, 2011 Dave LaMont Ed Cunningham Jeannine Edwards
January 4, 2010[4] Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Erin Andrews
January 5, 2009[5] Dave Barnett Dennis Franchione Dave Ryan
January 2, 2008 Sean McDonough Bob Davie Holly Rowe
January 1, 2007 Ron Franklin Ed Cunningham Jerry Punch
January 2, 2006[6] Dave Pasch Rod Gilmore and Trevor Matich Stacey Dales
January 2, 2004 Sean McDonough Bob Davie Holly Rowe
January 2, 2000[7] Steve Levy Todd Christensen

References

  1. ^ Fox pulls out of bidding for next round of BCS games
  2. ^ "Family Man Costas Gets What He Wants". Chicago Tribune. December 17, 1993. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  3. ^ "BCS National Championship and Bowl Games on ESPN Deportes". ESPN. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2009/12/bcs-national-championship-game-highlights-schedule-of-30-college-football-bowl-games-across-abc-espn-espn2-espn-radio-and-espn 360-com/[bare URL]
  5. ^ "Your 2008-2009 College Football Bowl Game National Radio Announcing Schedule".
  6. ^ "Breaking News - ABC Sports and Espn, InC. to Provide Extensive Coverage of Bowl Championship Series". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2014-12-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)