List of Sugar Bowl broadcasters

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

Television[edit]

Starting with the 2010-2011 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 2, 2014 ESPN Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 2, 2013 ESPN Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Quint Kessenich
January 3, 2012 ESPN Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe and Tom Rinaldi
January 4, 2011 ESPN Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 1, 2010 FOX Thom Brennaman Brian Billick Chris Myers
January 2, 2009 FOX Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Chris Myers and Charissa Thompson
January 1, 2008 FOX Thom Brennaman Charles Davis Chris Myers
January 3, 2007 FOX Kenny Albert Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long Jeanne Zelasko
January 2, 2006 ABC Brad Nessler Bob Griese Lynn Swann
January 3, 2005 ABC Mike Tirico Tim Brant and Terry Bowden Suzy Shuster
January 4, 2004 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute and Lynn Swann
January 1, 2003 ABC Brad Nessler Bob Griese Lynn Swann
January 1, 2002 ABC Mike Tirico David Norrie Jerry Punch
January 2, 2001 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 4, 2000 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute and Lynn Swann
January 1, 1999 ABC Brent Musburger Dan Fouts Jack Arute
January 1, 1998 ABC Brent Musburger Dick Vermeil
January 2, 1997 ABC Keith Jackson Bob Griese
December 31, 1995 ABC Mark Jones Todd Blackledge
January 2, 1995 ABC Brent Musburger Dick Vermeil
January 1, 1994 ABC Brent Musburger Dick Vermeil
January 1, 1993 ABC Keith Jackson Bob Griese
January 1, 1992 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
January 1, 1991 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
January 1, 1990 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
January 2, 1989 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf
January 1, 1988 ABC Keith Jackson Bob Griese
January 1, 1987 ABC Keith Jackson Tim Brant
January 1, 1986 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1985 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 2, 1984 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1983 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1982 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1981 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1980 ABC Keith Jackson Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1979 ABC Keith Jackson Frank Broyles
January 1, 1978 ABC Keith Jackson Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1977 ABC Keith Jackson Ara Parseghian
December 31, 1975 ABC Keith Jackson Bud Wilkinson
December 31, 1974 ABC Keith Jackson Barry Switzer
December 31, 1973 ABC Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson and Howard Cosell
December 31, 1972 ABC Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1972 ABC Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1971 ABC Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1970 ABC Chris Schenkel Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1969 NBC Charlie Jones George Ratterman
January 1, 1968 NBC Charlie Jones Elmer Angsman
January 2, 1967 NBC Jim Simpson Charlie Jones
January 1, 1966 NBC Jim Simpson Bud Wilkinson
January 1, 1965 NBC Bill Flemming Terry Brennan
January 1, 1964 NBC Ray Scott Frankie Albert
January 1, 1963 NBC Ray Scott Frankie Albert
January 1, 1962 NBC Lindsey Nelson Lee Giroux
January 2, 1961 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1960 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1959 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1958 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1957 ABC Ray Scott Herman Hickman
January 2, 1956 ABC Ray Scott
January 1, 1955 ABC Bill Stern Jack Drees
January 1, 1954 ABC Harry Wismer Johnny Lujack
January 1, 1953 ABC Jim Britt Tom Leavitt

Spanish[edit]

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

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

Radio[edit]

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

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