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 Tuesday, November 23
ESPN's college football update
 Nov. 23, 1999

This weekend's ESPN/ESPN2 college football schedule features:

  • A Thanksgiving Night intra-state rivalry with ranked teams on ESPN: (24) Mississippi at (19) Mississippi State Thursday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • College GameDay on ESPN at 11 a.m. kicks off Saturday's lineup, followed by three games on ESPN/ESPN2 with scoreboard shows on ESPN at 3, 7 and 10:30 p.m. and midnight. In addition, ESPN2 has a scoreboard show at 3 p.m.

    Thur., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
    (24) Mississippi at (19) Mississippi State
    Mike Tirico, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Jerry Punch

    Saturday, Nov. 27 (all times ET)
    Time Network Game On-air
    Noon ESPN Pittsburgh at West Virginia Franklin, Gottfried, Karsten
    2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Air Force at New Mexico Levy, Christensen, Rowe
    7 p.m. ESPN Wyoming at San Diego St. Barnett, Curry, Ryan

    ESPN'S College GameDay
    College GameDay will be aired live at 11 a.m. from ESPN's studio in Bristol, Conn. Host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit preview each week's slate of games and the sport's key issues:

  • Friday's Fallout (a.k.a. "Who's number two?): Reports on the two Friday games pivotal in the B.C.S. standings and a spot in the Nokia Sugar Bowl against Florida State with Steve Cyphers (Nebraska at Colorado) and Scott Walker (Boston College at Virginia Tech).
  • Suddenly, Stanford: Shelley Smith reports on how the Cardinal is Rose-colored and heading to Pasadena for the first time since the 1971 season.
  • Hawaiian Paradise: From 0-12 to 8-3 and atop the WAC...Shelley Smith reviews Hawaii's season, the biggest one-year turnaround for a winless team ever.

    Since 1993, College GameDay has traveled most weeks to the day's big game. The 1999 "road show" venues will be decided as the season develops, leading to coverage from the national championship game, the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Jan. 4.

    The weekend starts Thursday
    ESPN kicks off the college football weekend each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Thursday GameNight presented by Gateway. Chris Fowler hosts with analysts Mike Gottfried and Rod Gilmore, followed by the Thursday Night Game of the Week at 8 p.m.

    Saturday in the studio
    On ESPN, host Brian Kenny and analyst Rod Gilmore handle updates, halftimes and up to four highlight shows. This week, Residence Inn College GameDay will be aired at 3 p.m. and Residence Inn College GameNight will be aired at 7 and 10:30 p.m., and on ESPN2 at 12:30 a.m.

    Beano Cook also appears via satellite on the overnight show.

    On ESPN2, host Rece Davis and analyst John Mackovic appear on updates, halftimes and College Football 2Day Presented by J.P. Morgan.

    ESPN GamePlan
    ESPN GamePlan features 110 games over 13 weeks and is available on pay-per-view from cable and satellite companies on a season and per-day basis. The Nov. 27 lineup (availability may vary):

  • 1 p.m. - (21) Georgia at (16) Georgia Tech -*
  • 1 p.m. - Arizona at Arizona St. -*
    (*- ABC regional telecast)

    ESPN Radio: College Football GameDay
    Each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Larry Beil, Mel Kiper, Jr. and Beano Cook provide updates, news, on-site reports, interviews and analysis. College Football Gameday premiered in 1997. ESPN Radio totals more than 650 affiliates and will carry all four Bowl Championship Series games.

    ESPN Classic: College Football Classics
    ESPN Classic's College Football Classics -- great games from the past -- are generally aired Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Saturday mornings. Upcoming games:
    Wed., Dec. 1 at 9 p.m.

  • Michigan at Notre Dame (Sept. 15, 1990)
    Ricky Watters, Rocket Ismail, Rick Mirer and No. 1 Notre Dame vs. Desmond Howard, Elvis Grbac and No. 4 Michigan.

    Upcoming games (all times ET)
    Date Time Network Game
    Dec. 3 8 p.m. ESPN2 Mid-American Conf. Champ.
    Western Michigan at (12) Marshall
    Dec. 9 5 p.m. ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show
    Dec. 10 9:30 p.m. ESPN Heisman Trophy Preview Show presented by Wendy's
    Dec. 11 2 p.m. ESPN NCAA Div. II Championship
    Dec. 11 8 p.m. ESPN Heisman Trophy Presentation presented by Wendy's