Television network, play-by-play and color commentator(s) for the Sugar Bowl from 1953 to the present.

Television

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

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 1, 2022 ESPN Joe Tessitore Greg McElroy Katie George
January 1, 2021 Chris Fowler Kirk Herbstreit Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi
January 1, 2020 Sean McDonough Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 1, 2019
January 1, 2018 Joe Tessitore Holly Rowe and Laura Rutledge
January 2, 2017 Brent Musburger Jesse Palmer Kaylee Hartung
January 1, 2016 Bob Wischusen Brock Huard Shannon Spake
January 1, 2015 Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 2, 2014
January 2, 2013 Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Quint Kessenich
January 3, 2012 Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe and Tom Rinaldi
January 4, 2011 Holly Rowe
January 1, 2010 Fox Thom Brennaman Brian Billick Chris Myers
January 2, 2009 Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Chris Myers and Charissa Thompson
January 1, 2008 Thom Brennaman Charles Davis Chris Myers
January 3, 2007 Kenny Albert Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long Jeanne Zelasko
January 2, 2006 ABC Brad Nessler Bob Griese Lynn Swann
January 3, 2005 Mike Tirico Tim Brant and Terry Bowden Suzy Shuster
January 4, 2004 Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute and Lynn Swann
January 1, 2003 Brad Nessler Bob Griese Lynn Swann
January 1, 2002 Mike Tirico David Norrie Jerry Punch
January 2, 2001 Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 4, 2000 Jack Arute and Lynn Swann
January 1, 1999 Dan Fouts Jack Arute
January 1, 1998
January 2, 1997 Keith Jackson Bob Griese Lynn Swann
December 31, 1995 Mark Jones Todd Blackledge Dean Blevins
January 2, 1995 Brent Musburger Dick Vermeil
January 1, 1994
January 1, 1993 Keith Jackson Bob Griese
January 1, 1992 Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
January 1, 1991
January 1, 1990 Lynn Swann
January 2, 1989
January 1, 1988 Keith Jackson Bob Griese Mike Adamle
January 1, 1987 Tim Brant
January 1, 1986 Frank Broyles
January 1, 1985
January 2, 1984
January 1, 1983 Jim Lampley
January 1, 1982 Bill Flemming
January 1, 1981
January 1, 1980 Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1979 Frank Broyles Jim Lampley
January 2, 1978 Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1977
December 31, 1975 Bud Wilkinson
December 31, 1974 Barry Switzer
December 31, 1973 Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson and Howard Cosell
December 31, 1972 Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1972
January 1, 1971
January 1, 1970
January 1, 1969 NBC Charlie Jones George Ratterman
January 1, 1968 Elmer Angsman
January 2, 1967 Jim Simpson Charlie Jones
January 1, 1966 Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1965 Bill Flemming Terry Brennan
January 1, 1964 Ray Scott Frankie Albert
January 1, 1963
January 1, 1962 Lindsey Nelson Lee Giroux
January 2, 1961 Red Grange
January 1, 1960
January 1, 1959
January 1, 1958
January 1, 1957 ABC Ray Scott Herman Hickman
January 2, 1956 Bill Stern
January 1, 1955 Jack Drees
January 1, 1954 Harry Wismer Johnny Lujack
January 1, 1953 Jim Britt Tom Leavitt

Spanish

In 2013, ESPN Deportes provided the first Spanish U.S. telecast of the Sugar Bowl.[2]

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
January 2 2013 ESPN Deportes Eduardo Varela Pablo Viruega

Portuguese

In 2015, ESPN Brasil did the broadcast of the game in Brazilian Portuguese.[3]

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
January 2 2015 ESPN International Everaldo Marques Antony Curti

Radio

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 1, 2022 ESPN Radio Sean Kelley Barrett Jones Ian Fitzsimmons
January 1, 2021
January 1, 2020 Ian Fitzsimmons
January 1, 2019 Bill Rosinski David Norrie
January 1, 2018
January 2, 2017
January 1, 2016 Joe Schad
January 1, 2015
January 2, 2014 Dennis Franchione
January 2, 2013 Bob Wischusen Danny Kanell Allison Williams
January 3, 2012 Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox
January 4, 2011
January 1, 2010[4] Bill Rosinski Dennis Franchione Joe Schad
January 2, 2009[5] Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Holly Rowe
January 2, 2006[6] Tim Brant Alex Flanagan
January 4, 2004 Ron Franklin Mike Gottfried Adrian Karsten
January 5, 2000

Local radio

Date Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 1, 2015 WBNS-FM (Ohio State)
WDGM (Alabama)
Paul Keels
Eli Gold
Jim Lachey
Phil Savage
Marty Bannister
Chris Stewart
January 4, 2011 WBNS-FM (Ohio State)
KUOA-AM (Arkansas)
Paul Keels
Chuck Barrett
Jim Lachey
Keith Jackson
Marty Bannister
Quinn Grovey

References

  1. ^ Fox pulls out of bidding for next round of BCS games
  2. ^ "BCS National Championship and Bowl Games on ESPN Deportes". ESPN. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Canais ESPN transmitem os Bowls Universitários". ESPN. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2016-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Your 2008-2009 College Football Bowl Game National Radio Announcing Schedule".
  6. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?date=12/28/05&id=20051228abc02