College Football on NBCSN
|College Football on NBCSN|
|Also known as||College Football on CNBC|
|Genre||College football telecasts|
|Presented by||See List of College Football on NBCSN commentators|
|Theme music composer||John Colby|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||181 (as of November 25, 2017)|
|Production location(s)||Various NCAA stadiums|
|Running time||210 minutes or until game ends|
|Production company(s)||National Collegiate Athletic Association|
NBCSN (formerly Versus)
NBC Universo via Telemundo Deportes
(Spanish simulcasts of select games)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original release||September 16, 2006 –|
|Related shows||Notre Dame Football on NBC|
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 CNBC and NBCSN in the United States. The network has broadcast college football games from various athletic conferences since 2006.
- 1 History
- 2 Announcers
- 3 Schedules
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
As Versus, the channel had approached the National Football League (NFL) about carrying select games during league negotiations for broadcasting 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 (MW) in a joint deal between the channel's owner Comcast and College Sports Television, which also led 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.
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. This lasted until 2012, when the channel lost the conference's games to the newly launched Pac-12 Networks.
NBC Sports Network
To fill the hole created by the loss of Pac-12 football rights, for 2012, the renamed NBC Sports Network by signing a contract to broadcast at least five games per year from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). 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. The channel also increased the number of annual Mountain West Conference football broadcasts by two.
In 2013, NBCSN lost its share of MW 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. As part of the contract, NBCSN acquired the rights to broadcast select home games featuring the team.
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. 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.
In 2015, NBCSN gained the rights to carry at least one Notre Dame football game on NBCSN in addition to the spring game. They also became the new television home of the Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern.
|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|
|Saturday 9/1/07||Virginia at Wyoming||2:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Arizona at BYU||5:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/8/07||BYU at UCLA||6:30 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Wisconsin at UNLV||10:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/15/07||Iowa at Iowa State||1:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Navy at Air Force||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|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|
|Oregon St at Washington||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 10/25/08||Baylor at Nebraska||12:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|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|
|Southern California at Stanford||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 11/22/08||Yale at Harvard||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Air Force at TCU||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Oregon St at Arizona||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 11/29/08||Baylor at Texas Tech||12:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|Oregon at Oregon St||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|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|
|Florida State at BYU||7:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/26/09||Cornell at Yale||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Florida A&M vs Tennessee State||3:30 p.m.||Atlanta Football Classic|
|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|
|Colorado State at TCU||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Stanford at Arizona||7:30 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 10/24/09||Oklahoma State at Baylor||12:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|Air Force at Utah||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|TCU at BYU||7:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 10/31/09||Nebraska at Baylor||12:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|UNLV at TCU||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 11/07/09||Kansas at Kansas State||12:30 p.m.||Big 12|
|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|
|Arizona at Cal||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 11/21/09||Harvard at Yale||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|San Diego State at Utah||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Cal at Stanford||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|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|
|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|
|Oregon State at UCLA||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 11/13/10||Brown at Dartmouth||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|San Diego State at TCU||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|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|
|Oregon State at Stanford||7:30 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 12/4/10||Washington at Washington State||7:00 p.m.||Pac-10|
|Saturday 9/10/11||TCU at Air Force||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Utah at USC||7:30 p.m.||Pac-12|
|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|
|Southern vs. Florida A&M||3:30 p.m.||Atlanta Football Classic|
|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|
|Stanford at Washington State||7:30 p.m.||Pac-12|
|Saturday 10/22/11||Yale at Penn||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|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|
|TCU at Boise State||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Arizona State at Washington State||10:30 p.m.||Pac-12|
|Saturday 11/19/11||Harvard at Yale||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Colorado State at TCU||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|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|
|Saturday 9/8/12||Delaware State at Delaware||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Army at San Diego State||7:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/15/12||William & Mary at Towson||12:00 p.m.||CAA|
|Miami (OH) at Boise State||4:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/22/12||Yale at Cornell||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Harvard at Brown||4:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Nevada at Hawaiʻi||10:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 9/29/12||Penn at Dartmouth||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Southern vs. Florida A&M||3:30 p.m.||Atlanta Football Classic|
|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|
|Fresno State at Boise State||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 10/20/12||Penn at Yale||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|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|
|Air Force at San Diego State||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Boise State at Hawaiʻi||7:00 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Fresno State at Nevada||10:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|Saturday 11/17/12||Yale at Harvard||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Colorado State at Boise State||3:30 p.m.||Mountain West|
|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|
|Saturday 09/07/13||Delaware State at Delaware||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Saturday 09/21/13||Lehigh at Princeton||6:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|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|
|Richmond at James Madison||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Villanova at Towson||7:00 p.m.||CAA|
|Saturday 11/09/13||James Madison at New Hampshire||12:30 p.m.||CAA|
|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|
|James Madison at Towson||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Saturday 10/11/14||William & Mary at New Hampshire||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Saturday 10/25/14||Penn at Yale||1:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|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|
|New Hampshire at Maine||3:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Richmond at William & Mary||7:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Friday 10/02/15||Columbia at Princeton||7:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 10/03/15||William & Mary at Delaware||7:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Friday 10/23/15||Yale at Penn||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Friday 10/30/15||Dartmouth at Harvard||7:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 10/31/15||James Madison at William & Mary||4:00 p.m.||CAA|
|Maine at Villanova||7:30 p.m.||CAA|
|Friday 11/06/15||Cornell at Dartmouth||8:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/07/15||Richmond at New Hampshire||3:00 p.m.||CAA|
|Friday 11/20/15||Brown at Columbia||7:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/21/15||Harvard at Yale||2:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Boston College vs. Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.||Notre Dame (Independent)|
|Saturday 11/28/15||Southern vs. Grambling State||5:00 p.m.||SWAC|
|Friday 09/30/16||Penn at Dartmouth||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Friday 10/21/16||Penn at Yale||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Friday 10/28/16||Yale at Columbia||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Friday 11/11/16||Harvard at Penn||8:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/19/16||Harvard at Yale||12:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/26/16||Southern vs. Grambling State||5:00 p.m.||SWAC|
|Friday 09/29/17||Dartmouth at Penn||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 09/30/17||Miami (OH) at Notre Dame||5:00 p.m.||Notre Dame (Independent)|
|Friday 10/20/17||Princeton at Harvard||7:30 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 10/28/17||Cornell at Princeton||7:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/18/17||Harvard at Yale||12:00 p.m.||Ivy League|
|Saturday 11/25/17||Southern vs. Grambling State||5:00 p.m.||SWAC|
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