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Mailbag: CFB game coverage on multiple platforms; College Extra; ESPNU’s CFB Daily

Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on the set of College GameDay Built by the Home Depot: Season Preview.  (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
(L-R) Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on the set of College GameDay Built by the Home Depot: Season Preview. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)


Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central mailbag. Before we get to your questions, let’s get ready for all of the exciting college football games this weekend on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, ESPN College Extra, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Remember, every game on these networks will also be streaming live on WatchESPN.

• Three games with a ranked team will be featured tonight. At 7 p.m. ET No. 4 Baylor at SMU and No. 5 Michigan State at Western Michigan will be televised on ESPN and ESPNU, respectively. At 10:15 p.m., ESPN will televise Washington at No. 23 Boise State.
• Saturday’s lineup will include 13 games with at least one ranked team highlighted by No. 20 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Alabama from Arlington, Texas at 8 p.m. on ABC.

For this weekend games on the SEC Network’s alternate channel, please visit the SEC Network channel finder to see what channel the network is on via your provider. If you are not able to locate the alternate channel, or if the alternate channel programming is not available, don’t forget that every game will be streaming live on WatchESPN to customers who subscribe to an affiliated SEC Network provider.

Don’t forget to kick the day off with College GameDay on Saturday (9 a.m., ESPN).

Now on to your questions…

I see ESPN has a new service called ESPN College Extra. What is it and what channel will this be on? — John
It’s a great question. ESPN College Extra debuts tomorrow and will bring hundreds of ESPN3 exclusive live college sports events to the TV. The service delivers an extensive portfolio of college sports events year-round including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more. Live events are accessible to customers of AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV – which is now part of the AT&T family – Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and select NCTC members. ESPN College Extra will be delivered to fans on up to eight channels through a sports tier or other affiliated TV package. Please contact your provider for more details and visit the ESPN College Extra index page for schedule and blackout information.

Also, don’t forget, all exclusive events will be available on ESPN3 at no additional cost to fans with an affiliated Internet or video subscription.

Will there be a College Football Daily show on every day during the season? — Randy
CFB Daily, ESPNU’s signature college football show, returns this season and airs weekdays 1-4 p.m. (except Wednesdays). College football analysts Mike Bellotti, Kevin Carter, Tom Luginbill and Jason Sehorn will appear regularly.

New this year, Elika Sadeghi joins the show on Thursdays. Matt Schick, Brendan Fitzgerald and Anish Shroff will anchor.

Also, don’t miss the debut of College Football Sunday — a new two hour show (8.a.m.-10 a.m.) starting this Sunday, Sept. 6, and continuing throughout the college football season. Prominent voices will join the show, including SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum, college football analyst Mark May and key personalities within the sport. Schick will host and be joined by college football analysts Sehorn and Carter.

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