College Football on NBCSN

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College Football on NBCSN
Genre College football telecasts
Presented by See List of College Football on NBCSN commentators
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 180 minutes or until game ends
Production company(s) NBC Sports
Release
Original channel NBCSN
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) – present

College Football on NBCSN is the branding used for broadcasts of NCAA Division I and Division I-A college football games produced by NBC Sports, and televised on NBCSN in the United States. The network has broadcast college football games from various athletic conferences since 2006.

History[edit]

Versus (2006-2011)[edit]

As Versus, the channel had approached the National Football League (NFL) about carrying select games during league negotiations for broadcasing contracts following the 2005 NFL season. The channel was rebuffed for a deal, with the league deciding instead to give a portion of the cable television game rights to its own NFL Network.

Versus approached the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a deal to broadcast college football games, and was awarded a contract to broadcast games from the Mountain West Conference (MWC) in a joint deal between the channel's owner Comcast and College Sports Television, which also lead to the creation of the MountainWest Sports Network. For its inaugural season of college football broadcasts in 2006, Gary Bender or Bob Papa served as the play-by-play announcer, with Glenn Parker as the analyst and Argy Stathapulos as the sideline reporter for Mountain West football game coverage.

On June 6, 2007, Versus agreed to a multi-year deal with Fox Sports Net to sub-license up to ten college football games annually from the Pac-10 and Big 12 Conferences, taking the cable rights for both conferences from TBS. The Big 12 sub-licensing deal concluded in 2010, at the same time that Versus increased the number of Pac-10 games sub-licensed from Fox Sports Net to seven per season.

In 2008, Versus announced a contract with the Ivy League to broadcast at least three games each year beginning with the 2008 season, culminating in the annual Harvard–Yale football rivalry. The initial two-year contract was later renewed in 2010.[1]

After the 2010 season, the Pac-10 announced a realignment in which it acquire to teams from the Mountain West (renaming it as the Pac-12 Conference); with addition of rights to one to two extra games to broadcast each week, Fox Sports decided to move some of the Pac-12 games to FX, while Versus would continue holding rights to seven games each season.[2] This lasted until 2012, when the channel lost the conference's games to the newly launched Pac-12 Networks.

NBC Sports Network[edit]

To fill the hole created by the loss of Pac-12 football rights, for 2012, the renamed NBC Sports Network[3] by signing a contract to broadcast at least five games per year from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).[4] The channel announced that it would renew its contract with the Ivy League for two additional seasons, upping the number of broadcasts to six to ten games each season (from three to five games annually); the Harvard-Yale game remained one of the broadcasts NBCSN was guaranteed to air.[5] The channel also increased the number of annual Mountain West Conference football broadcasts by two.

In 2013, NBCSN lost its share of MWC rights to ESPN, which had aired a limited schedule of games from the conference in 2012. It also lost the rights to the Atlanta Football Classic to the ESPN networks; the opponents of that game changed from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (which has no unified broadcast agreement) to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (which already had a deal with ESPN) beginning that year.

On April 9, 2013, NBC Sports renewed its broadcasting contract with Notre Dame for ten years through the 2025 season.[6] As part of the contract, NBCSN acquired the rights to broadcast select home games featuring the team.[7][8]

In 2014, NBCSN lost a portion of the CAA rights to the American Sports Network, an upstart sports syndication service launched that year by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[9] NBCSN also initially declined to renew its television deal with the Ivy League, which would have left that league without a television broadcaster for the 2014 season; the channel's increased emphasis on Premier League soccer matches reduced the number of opportunities for the network to carry college football on Saturday afternoons. However, NBCSN reversed its decision and added select Ivy League games beginning in late October 2014 in a joint agreement with Fox College Sports.

Announcers[edit]

Schedules[edit]

2000s[edit]

2006 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 9/16/06 Texas Tech at TCU 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Thursday 9/28/06 BYU at TCU 6:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/30/06 Boise State at Utah 3:00 p.m. Mountain West
Thursday 10/5/06 TCU at Utah 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/28/06 BYU at Air Force 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/4/06 TCU at UNLV 3:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/11/06 Colorado State at Utah 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/18/06 San Diego State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West

2007 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 9/1/07 Virginia at Wyoming 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/1/07 Arizona at BYU 5:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/8/07 BYU at UCLA 6:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 9/8/07 Wisconsin at UNLV 10:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/15/07 Iowa at Iowa State 1:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 9/15/07 UCLA at Utah 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/22/07 Arizona at California 6:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 9/29/07 Baylor at Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 9/29/07 Cincinnati at San Diego State 10:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/6/07 Southern California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/13/07 Oregon State at California 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Thursday 10/18/07 Utah at TCU 8:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/20/07 Texas at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Thursday 10/25/07 Air Force at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/3/07 Kansas State at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Thursday 11/8/07 TCU at BYU 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/10/07 Kansas State at Nebraska 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/24/07 Utah at BYU 2:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 12/1/07 California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2008 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 8/30/08 TCU at New Mexico 6:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/6/08 Texas A&M at New Mexico 5:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/13/08 UCLA at BYU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/20/08 Utah at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/27/08 Army at Texas A&M 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 9/27/08 Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 4:00 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Thursday 10/2/08 Oregon State at Utah 9:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/4/08 Kansas at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/4/08 Navy at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/4/08 Washington at Arizona 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/11/08 Cornell at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Thursday 10/16/08 BYU at TCU 8:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/18/08 Nebraska at Iowa State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/18/08 Oregon St at Washington 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/25/08 Baylor at Nebraska 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/25/08 Dartmouth at Columbia 4:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/1/08 Brown at Pennsylvania 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/8/08 Iowa State at Colorado 1:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/15/08 Princeton at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/15/08 Southern California at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/22/08 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/22/08 Air Force at TCU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/22/08 Oregon St at Arizona 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/29/08 Baylor at Texas Tech 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/29/08 Oregon at Oregon St 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2009 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 9/12/09 Texas at Wyoming 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/19/09 Duke at Kansas 12:00 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 9/19/09 Florida State at BYU 7:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/26/09 Cornell at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 9/26/09 Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Saturday 9/26/09 Arizona at Oregon State 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/03/09 Oregon State at Arizona State 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/10/09 Iowa State at Kansas 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/17/09 Princeton at Brown 12:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/17/09 Colorado State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/17/09 Stanford at Arizona 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/24/09 Oklahoma State at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/24/09 Air Force at Utah 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/24/09 TCU at BYU 7:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/31/09 Nebraska at Baylor 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 10/31/09 UNLV at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/07/09 Kansas at Kansas State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/07/09 TCU at San Diego State 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/14/09 Missouri at Kansas State 12:30 p.m. Big 12
Saturday 11/14/09 Arizona at Cal 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/21/09 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/21/09 San Diego State at Utah 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/21/09 Cal at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2010s[edit]

2010 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Thursday 9/2/10 Pitt at Utah 8:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/4/10 Wisconsin at UNLV 11:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/11/10 BYU at Air Force 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/18/10 Baylor at TCU 4:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/25/10 Florida A&M vs Tennessee State 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Saturday 10/2/10 Navy at Air Force 2:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/9/10 USC at Stanford 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/16/10 BYU at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/16/10 Arizona at Washington State 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 10/30/10 Stanford at Washington 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/6/10 Penn at Princeton 3:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/6/10 Oregon State at UCLA 7:00 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/13/10 Brown at Dartmouth 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/13/10 San Diego State at TCU 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/13/10 Oregon at Cal 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 11/20/10 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/27/10 TCU at New Mexico 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/27/10 Oregon State at Stanford 7:30 p.m. Pac-10
Saturday 12/4/10 Washington at Washington State 7:00 p.m. Pac-10

2011 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 9/10/11 TCU at Air Force 3:30 p.m. Mountain West[10]
Saturday 9/10/11 Utah at USC 7:30 p.m. Pac-12[11]
Saturday 9/17/11 Texas Tech at New Mexico 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/24/11 Cornell at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League[12]
Saturday 9/24/11 Southern vs. Florida A&M 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic
Saturday 9/24/11 Nebraska at Wyoming 7:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/01/11 Nevada at Boise State 2:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/08/11 Colorado at Stanford 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 10/15/11 Penn at Columbia 3:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/15/11 Stanford at Washington State 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 10/22/11 Yale at Penn 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/22/11 Air Force at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/5/11 Arizona State at UCLA 7:30pm Pac-12
Saturday 11/12/11 Penn at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/12/11 TCU at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/12/11 Arizona State at Washington State 10:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 11/19/11 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/19/11 Colorado State at TCU 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/19/11 Colorado at UCLA 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 11/26/11 Washington State at Washington 7:30 p.m. Pac-12
Saturday 12/3/11 UNLV at TCU 2:30 p.m. Mountain West

2012 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 9/8/12 Delaware State at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA[13]
Saturday 9/8/12 Army at San Diego State 7:30 p.m. Mountain West[14]
Saturday 9/15/12 William & Mary at Towson 12:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 9/15/12 Miami (OH) at Boise State 4:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/22/12 Yale at Cornell 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 9/22/12 Harvard at Brown 4:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 9/22/12 Nevada at Hawaiʻi 10:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 9/29/12 Penn at Dartmouth 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 9/29/12 Southern vs. Florida A&M 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Football Classic [15]
Saturday 10/6/12 Towson at James Madison 1:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 10/13/12 Brown at Princeton 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/13/12 Fresno State at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/20/12 Penn at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/20/12 UNLV at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 10/27/12 Delaware at Old Dominion 12:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/3/12 Towson at Delaware 12:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/10/12 Harvard at Penn 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/10/12 Air Force at San Diego State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/10/12 Boise State at Hawaiʻi 7:00 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/10/12 Fresno State at Nevada 10:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/17/12 Yale at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/17/12 Colorado State at Boise State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West
Saturday 11/17/12 Old Dominion at James Madison 7:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/24/12 Air Force at Fresno State 3:30 p.m. Mountain West

2013 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 09/07/13 Delaware State at Delaware 3:30 p.m. CAA[16]
Saturday 09/21/13 Lehigh at Princeton 6:00 p.m. Ivy League[17]
Saturday 09/28/13 Brown at Harvard 7:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/12/13 Lehigh at Columbia 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 10/12/13 Richmond at James Madison 3:30 p.m. CAA
Saturday 10/12/13 Villanova at Towson 7:00 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/09/13 James Madison at New Hampshire 12:30 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/09/13 Cornell at Dartmouth 4:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/16/13 Penn at Harvard 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/23/13 Harvard at Yale 12:00 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/23/13 James Madison at Towson 3:30 p.m. CAA

2014 schedule[edit]

Date Game Kickoff Time (Eastern Time) Host Conference
Saturday 10/11/14 William & Mary at New Hampshire 3:30 p.m. CAA[18]
Saturday 10/25/14 Penn at Yale 1:30 p.m. Ivy League[19]
Saturday 11/08/14 Penn at Princeton 3:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/15/14 James Madison at Richmond 12:30 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/22/14 Yale at Harvard 12:30 p.m. Ivy League
Saturday 11/22/14 New Hampshire at Maine 3:30 p.m. CAA
Saturday 11/22/14 Richmond at William & Mary 7:30 p.m. CAA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Versus renews Ivy League football contract". Ivy League Sports. June 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "FX to Carry College Football Games". Deadline.comdate=March 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ben Koo (February 27, 2013). "Looking Back at NBC Sports Network's Lack of Growth". AwfulAnnouncing.com. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "CAA increasing national exposure with NBC Sports Network deal". February 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Ivy League, NBC Sports Group Renew National Television Agreement". 2012-05-07. 
  6. ^ Keith Arnold (April 9, 2013). "Notre Dame & NBC Sports renew partnership". nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Brian Hamilton (April 18, 2013). "Notre Dame, NBC renew deal through 2025". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Publishing). Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NBC's Notre Dame deal extended". ESPN.com. Associated Press. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ Michael Malone (July 17, 2014). "Sinclair Launches American Sports Network". Broadcasting and Cable (NewBay Media, LLC). Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "MWC Football on Versus". Mountain West Conference. June 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pac-12 early TV schedule announced". Pacific-10 Conference. May 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2011 Ivy League games on Versus". IvyLeagueSports.com. June 22, 2011. 
  13. ^ "NBC & NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO TELEVISE 32 COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES IN 2012". NBCUniversal. June 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mountain West Announces 2012 Football National Television Schedule: Mountain West and CBS Sports Network Increase National Television Exposure for Conference's 2012 Football Season Through Deals with NBC Sports Network and ESPN". Mountain West Conference. May 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Southern University Releases 2012 Football Schedule". TSPNSports.com. February 20, 2012. 
  16. ^ "CAA Football Announces 2013 NBC Sports Network Schedule". Colonial Athletic Conference. July 18, 2013. 
  17. ^ "C2013 Television Schedule Announced". Colonial Athletic Conference. July 31, 2013. 
  18. ^ "CAA FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE RELEASED". Colonial Athletic Conference. July 24, 2014. 
  19. ^ "2014 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FEATURES 13 NATIONAL BROADCASTS". BrownBears.com. September 9, 2014. 

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