It’s almost here. After months of staring blankly at a calendar and pouring over the minutes of ever spring practice, college football junkies are finally going to get their fix.
ESPN wants to make sure they get it in a spectacular way.
On Tuesday, the worldwide leader in sports announced that they’ll be rolling out their “MegaCast Production” for the Ohio State-Indiana game. Typically reserved for the end of the season College Football Playoff games, a statement released on the company website cites the intersection of opportunity and sheer excitement behind the decision to utilize the MegaCast.
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“The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers, a College Football Playoff contender on the road vs. an in-conference opponent, offered a special opportunity to start the season in a huge way,” said senior coordinating producer Ed Placey.
“The importance of the game, combined with it being on a Thursday, provides us with ideal conditions to utilize the MegaCast production for college football fans.”
The traditional telecast of the game will feature a team consisting of Kirk Herbstreit, Dave Flemming and Laura Rutledge.
The Big Ten matchup will be played in Indiana, with the Buckeyes considered heavy favorites to win the game. The rollout of ESPN’s MegaCast for a regular season game could mean they’ll be willing to do more of the some for future regular season games with a lot of interest and importance.