It’s time of year again, everyone. College football is back. While we still have to wait one week for some of the early season marquee matchups, but things officially kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 25 with four games across the nation — Duquesne vs. UMass, Prairie View vs. Rice, Hawaii vs. Colorado State, and Wyoming vs. New Mexico State.
The games will air on ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network, and ELVN.
The full schedule for Week 0 of the 2018 college football season and announcer pairings can be seen below, via Awful Announcing.
Saturday, August 25 (All Times Eastern)
5:30 p.m: Duquesne at UMass on ELVN
Announcers: Eric Frede, Andy Gresh, Matt Goldstein
7:00 p.m: North Carolina A&T vs. Jacksonville State on ESPN
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour, Greg McElroy, Cole Cubelic
7:30 p.m: Hawaii at Colorado State
Announcers: (CBSSN) Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, John Schriffen — (Westwood One) Ryan Radtke, Max Starks
10:00 p.m: Wyoming at New Mexico State on ESPN2
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
When Week 1 officially kicks off the following week, fans will get their first taste of five new commentary teams from ESPN — Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, and Olivia Dekker, who will cover Western Kentucky at Wisconsin; Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, and Quint Kessenich, who will cover BYU at Arizona; Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, and Molly McGrath, who will cover Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech; Kevin Brown and Andre Ware covering Central Michigan at Kentucky; and Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, and Dawn Davenport who will cover Eastern Illinois at Arkansas.
The top team of Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor will work three games over Labor Day Weekend beginning with Northwestern at Purdue, then heading to Orlando for Alabama vs. Louisville, and ending with the ACC clash between Virginia Tech and Florida State.
Chris Fowler will join Herbstreit and Taylor for Alabama-Louisville and Virginia Tech-Florida State.