ESPN has announced that it is adding more live games to its slate in the early part of the up-coming college football season.
With the addition of Alabama and Georgia’s season opener, a series of marquee non-conference games, and high-impact conference showdowns from across all 10 FBS conferences, a dynamic early season college football slate is now solidified across ESPN’s networks and streaming platforms.
Today’s announcement completes a multi-staged 2019 schedule roll-out which began in March and will now serve as the foundation for ESPN’s season-long, multi-platform college football 150th anniversary endeavour.
Fans will have even more options to watch college football games this season with the launch of the ACC Network and the debut of a new Big 12 offering on ESPN+.
Across all its networks, ESPN will carry approximately 1,000 regular season games, leading into a 35-game bowl schedule which includes the exclusive presentation of the College Football Playoff Semifinals. ESPN concludes the season with the CFP National Championship at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13th.
ESPN’s complete Kickoff Week schedule will feature more than 45 games across five days (Aug. 29 – Sept. 2), including the season debut of ABC’s Saturday Night Football (Oregon vs. Auburn), ABC’s Sunday night prime-time Kickoff Week presentation (Houston at Oklahoma) and ESPN’s Labor Day Night match-up (Notre Dame at Louisville) which have all been previously announced.
Today, Alabama and Georgia’s season opener, a never-seen-before match-up, rivalry games and more has been added to ESPN’s networks Kickoff Week slate.