This weekend’s college football schedule for TV, radio, web

This week’s college football schedule for TV, radio and webstreaming. Teams in red are ranked in the AP Top 25 and teams in orange also received votes in the poll.

Miami (Fla.)-Florida Atlantic, 8 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Utah State-No. 24 Utah, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

South Florida-No. 11 Florida State, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN)
Army-Connecticut, 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Net, WABC 770-AM, WBNR 1260-AM, WBPM 92.9-FM, WLNA 1420-AM, WTIC 1080-AM)
Oregon State-Michigan, 12 p.m. (WABC-7, WTEN-10, WNEP-16)
Buffalo-Penn State, 12 p.m. (ESPN2, WVNJ 1160-AM*)
Miami, Ohio-Wisconsin, 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
Kansas State-Texas San Antonio, 12 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Indiana State-Purdue, 12 p.m. (ESPNews)
Houston-Louisville, 12 p.m. (MSG)
Western Illinois-Illinois, 12 p.m. (Big Ten, TWC 389, Verizon 330, Cablevision 73/773)
Bowling Green-Maryland, 12 p.m. (Big Ten, TWC 382, Verizon 85/585, Cablevision 413/720)
Jacksonville State-No. 6 Auburn, 12 p.m. (SEC Net)
No. 21 Missouri-Arkansas State, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
West Chester-Mercyhurst, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Missouri Valley-Benedictine, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Wake Forest-Syracuse, 12:30 p.m. (WLNY 10 & 55, WNYM 970-AM, WNYT-13, ESPN3)
Appalachian State-No. 12 Clemson, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Howard-Boston College, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Morehead State-VMI, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Massachusetts-Colorado, 2 p.m. (Pac 12)
Sacramento State-Washington, 2 p.m. (Pac 12)
Eastern Washington-Northern Iowa, 2 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
UTEP-Texas Tech, 3 p.m. (MSG Plus)
Monmouth-Central Michigan, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Florida A&M-Samford, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Chadron State-Missouri State, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 10 Georgia-Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m. (WCBS-2, WRGB-6, WBNG-12, WYOU-22)
No. 9 Notre Dame-Virginia, 3:30 p.m. (WABC-7, WBBR 1130-AM, WTEN-10, WNEP-16)
Washington State-Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU, WOR 710-AM)
Minnesota-Colorado State, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
Stephen F. Austin-No. 3 TCU, 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Rhode Island-Albany, 3:30 p.m. (SNY, WRGB-6.2)
Tulane-No. 15 Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. (MSG)
Hawaii-No. 1 Ohio State, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten)
Fresno State-No. 17 Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Furman-Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Murray State-Northern Illinois, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Weber State-North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
Eastern Illinois-Northwestern, 4 p.m. (ESPNews)
Middle Tennessee-No. 2 Alabama, 4 p.m. (SEC Net)
Toledo-No. 18 Arkansas, 4 p.m. (SEC Network 2)
Iowa-Iowa State, 4:30 p.m. (WNYW-5, WXXA-23, WOLF-56)
San Diego State-California, 5 p.m. (Pac 12)
Marist-Georgetown, 6 p.m. (, WBWZ 93.3-FM, rock
No. 19 Oklahoma-No. 23 Tennessee, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Drake-North Dakota, 6 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)
Delaware-Lafayette, 6 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
Western Michigan-Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Carolina A&T-North Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Eastern Kentucky-North Carolina State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
North Carolina Central-Duke, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Pittsburgh-Akron, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Delaware State-Kent State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
East Stroudsburg-Slippery Rock, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Stetson-Mercer, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Chowan-Campbell, 6 p.m. (
Villanova-Fordham, 6 p.m. (, WFUV 94.5-FM)
New Hampshire-Colgate, 6 p.m. (
Duquesne-Bucknell, 6 p.m. (
Elon-Gardner Webb, 6 p.m. (
Western Carolina-Citadel, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 22 Arizona-Nevada, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
East Carolina-Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Ball State-No. 16 Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Memphis-Kansas, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
New Mexico Highlands-Northern Arizona, 7 p.m. (FoxC Pacific)
Marshall-Ohio, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 21 Missouri-Arkansas State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Nicholls State-La. Monroe, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Charleston Southern-Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Northwestern State-La. Lafayette, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Robert Morris-Youngstown State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
North Texas-SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
Prairie View A&M-Texas State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Mississippi College-North Alabama, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Kentucky-South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Net, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, WHAS 840-AM*,
Central Arkansas-Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. (MSG)
Lamar-No. 4 Baylor, 7:30 p.m. (MSG Plus)
Morgan State-Illinois State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
No. 7 Oregon-No. 5 Michigan State, 8 p.m. (WABC-7, WTEN-10, WNEP-16, WJR 760-AM*)
Temple-Cincinnati, 8 p.m. (ESPNews, WLW 700-AM*)
Florida International-Indiana, 8 p.m. (Big Ten, TWC 389, Verizon 330, Cablevision 73/773)
South Alabama-Nebraska, 8 p.m. (Big Ten, TWC 382, Verizon 85/585, Cablevision 413/720)
Rice-Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn, WatchESPN)
Idaho-No. 8 Southern California, 8 p.m. (Pac 12,
Tulsa-New Mexico, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Georgia State-New Mexico State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3, College Extra)
Black Hills State-South Dakota School of Mines, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 14 LSU-Mississippi State, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN, Compass Radio)
San Jose State-Air Force, 10:15 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 20 Boise State-BYU, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Central Florida-Stanford, 10:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
No. 13 UCLA-UNLV, 10:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
Cal Poly-Arizona State, 11 p.m. (Pac 12)

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Marist football: Defensive coordinator Scott Rumsey speaks out

Marist defensive coordinator Scott Rumsey talked about his team headed into the season opener on Saturday at Bucknell.

How are you feeling about your defense?: “I think throughout the preseason we were pretty good. We were able to step up to a lot of challenges. I really tried to stress them as much as I could in practice – holding (play) calls to the last second, putting them in situations that they weren’t comfortable with at first- and we really grew into those situations. On that note, I am really happy.
“We installed everything at once so a lot of freshmen really had to catch up and they did a great job with that. You will see some younger guys out there than you are used to seeing from us, in some positions, at times, not really as starters but some number two guys will be younger guys and they really have done a good job of grasping the system.”
“And we have our veteran guys. Our defensive line is very veteran and we’re pretty dominant throughout camp, which is what we expected. The linebacking corps – they aren’t young guys, but guys who haven’t played a ton – are stepping in and taking control of the defense because we need a lot of leadership from our linebacking corps. … They stepped up and did a nice job in preseason. Obviously in the secondary, Zach Adler, who is pretty much in control of what we are doing back there from all of last year and it continued through the spring. Zach Quarles at the corner has as well done a great job. Cam Gibson was hurt throughout the spring but has really come in here in fall camp and re-established himself as a great football player. Brandon Miller as well at the corner position has done a nice job.”
How critical was it for the decimated linebacker lineup to come together?: ”I think they can get the job done. They have come a long way. You will see much more rotation in the linebacking corps this year. I think we have five or six, seven guys who can really step in and play. We haven’t seen them with the lights on yet so that will be a big challenge for us.
“Bucknell (on Saturday night) will give us some challenges that we don’t see in camp … more of a power run game, inside zone, some power O type stuff, iso, a lot of 2-back stuff that we’re not used to seeing as much in our league. That will be a challenge for our guys to see how they step up. They have plenty of big offensive linemen, book-ended by the two tackles who are north of 6-foot-7 and north of 315 pounds. There are some big kids out there.”
Any of those linebackers stand out as of yet?: ”Jimmy Braun has done a great job for us throughout the spring and has continued that as well. Miguel Sandoval is a guy who has been in our rotation for the last couple of years who will step in and be the starting middle linebacker. Jesse Mainiero has moved up from safety and has done a very good job at out weak-side linebacker. Those three guys have done a great job. Joe Nilan is a guy who has really shown a lot of confidence throughout the spring and again here in fall camp and has done a great job. Ruben Avalos, who suffered an Achilles tendon tear on the first day of camp his freshman year, has come back off that and really been a solid contributor here through spring and into camp. Those five guys specifically and may see a Blaise Spinelli, a young guy in the mix as well getting some playing time. I feel we can roll guys through. We have to stay fresh at the linebacker corps.
Given how dominating your linebackers were, has it changed how you approached your defense this year?: ”I think it forced us in the spring to soul search … we had to find what we are good at. … That is what we used in January and through spring football to do … here is what we were good at last year; we may not be any good at that this year. We may have to change the pressures that we use, not that we are not going to pressure, but change some of the pressures we use. We are getting Zach Adler more involved in those packages, a guy who has a ton of experience back there and a nose for football, a guy who knows how to play so we are getting him more involved. It’s been a committee, if you will, to find what we are good at. We think we have it narrowed down to what we are going to be good at, or what we can execute.
What about your front three?: ”It’s almost at this point a front-six, if you will. John Brennan is coming off the hand injury last year so he’s finally healthy playing with two hands. He hurt that in week two last year so he played nine weeks with a broken hand. Then Landon Moore, who played quite a bit last year, will again play quite a bit this year. And Demetrius Williams is a preseason PFL selection. In the middle, Nick Foster has been a kid who has been phenomenal for us for a number of years. And Dan Njoku is a kid who has been in the program and we’ve been waiting for him to have a breakout and I think this is the time for him – he brings a little more quickness to that middle nose guard position. And then Rich Van Cleft has been the number two at that spot for a number of years. Those six guys will be rolling in and out of games. We have to play a lot of kids on defense to be successful because of the frenetic pace that we play at and what we require them to do. For us, a 40 yard play down field and not seeing the nose guard in the picture is unacceptable. We have to be running to the football and to keep a guy who is 290 pounds running like that, he can’t play a ton of plays in a row.”

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A bonanza of college football on TV, radio, web (schedule)

College football fans will have plenty of options for viewing on the first full opening weekend of action with nearly 80 games.
All the broadcast networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox) will have games, as will cable powers ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports Network. Regional networks MSG, MSG Plus and SNY also have games, as do the Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network and SEC Network.
A new player this year is the ESPN College Extra channels (found on Time Warner Cable Chs. 392-399), which will show 14 games otherwise found on web service ESPN3. Also, the extra SEC Network channel can be found on Time Warner Ch. 385.
Other games that can be found online for free will be on, and
Our print edition can’t list all of these games, but you can find them online in our comprehensive daily listings at, and on this “Live from WKEN” blog.

The weekend college football schedule. Top 25 teams denoted in red, receiving votes in orange (TWC – Time Warner Cable).

Charlotte-Georgia State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 4 Baylor-SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
No. 5 Michigan State-Western Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPNU, WJR 760-AM*)
Fordham-Army, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Net, WABC 770-AM, WBNR 1260-AM, WLNA 1420-AM, WBPM 92.9-FM, WFUV 94.5-FM)
Rhode Island-Syracuse, 7 p.m. (TWC 323, TWC Sports, WGY 810-AM*, ESPN3)
Lehigh-Central Connecticut, 7 p.m. (
Weber State-Oregon State, 8 p.m. (Pac 12)
Kent State-Illinois, 9 p.m. (Big Ten)
Washington-No. 23 Boise State, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Colgate-Navy, 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
Richmond-Maryland, 12 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 21 Stanford-Northwestern, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Norfolk State-Rutgers, 12 p.m. (ESPNews, WOR 710-AM)
South Dakota State-Kansas, 12 p.m. (MSG Plus)
Illinois State-Iowa, 12 p.m. (Big Ten)
La. Monroe-No. 9 Georgia, 12 p.m. (SEC Net)
Tenn. Martin-No. 17 Mississippi, 12 p.m. (TWC 385, SEC Network 2)
Graceland-Missouri Valley, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Kentucky Christian-Duquesne, 12 p.m. (
Dayton-Robert Morris, 12 p.m. (
Georgetown-St. Francis, Pa., 12 p.m. (
Wofford-No. 12 Clemson, 12:30 p.m. (WLNY 10/55, ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Youngstown State-Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Maine-Boston College, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Lincoln-Cheyney, 1 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Holy Cross-Monmouth, 1 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Portland State-Washington State, 2 p.m. (Pac 12)
Old Dominion-Eastern Michigan, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
AIC-Bryant, 3 p.m. (
Louisville-No. 6 Auburn, 3:30 p.m. (WCBS-2, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, WRGB-6, WBNG-12, WYOU-22,
Virginia-No. 13 UCLA, 3:30 p.m. (WNYW-5, WXXA-23, WOLF-56)
BYU-Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (WABC-7, WTEN-10, WNEP-16;
Penn State-Temple, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN, WVNJ 1160-AM*)
Florida Atlantic-Tulsa, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
Texas El Paso-No. 18 Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sam Houston State-Texas Tech, 3:30 p.m. (MSG Plus)
Wagner-Rice, 3:30 p.m. (SNY)
Howard-Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Albany-Buffalo, 3:30 p.m. (WMCA 570-AM, ESPN3)
Presbyterian-Miami, Ohio, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Grand View-Central Methodist, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Morgan State-Air Force, 3:30 p.m. (
Southern Illinois-Indiana, 4 p.m. (ESPNews)
S.E. Missouri State-No. 24 Missouri, 4 p.m. (TWC 385, SEC Net 2)
Bowling Green-No. 25 Tennessee, 4 p.m. (SEC Net)
Savannah State-Colorado State, 4 p.m. (
Grambling-California, 5 p.m. (Pac 12)
Marist-Bucknell, 6 p.m. (, WBWZ 93.3-FM)
William & Mary-Lafayette, 6 p.m. (, ESPN3)
Troy-North Carolina State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Bethune Cookman-Miami, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Towson-East Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Gardner Webb-South Alabama, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Davidson-Citadel, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saint Anselm-Sacred Heart, 6 p.m. (
Texas A&M-No. 15 Arizona State, 7 p.m. (ESPN;
La. Lafayette-Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Florida A&M-South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Alabama A&M-Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, WLW 700-AM*, ESPN College Extra)
Missouri State-Memphis, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Webber-Stetson, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Northern Arizona-Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Coastal Carolina-Furman, 7 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
Delaware State-Liberty, 7 p.m. (
Texas-No. 11 Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (WNBC-4, WBBR 1130-AM, WNYT-13, WBRE-28, WEJL 630-AM*, WBAX 1240-AM*, WLS 890-AM*, WOWO 1190-AM*)
Georgia Southern-West Virginia, 7:30 p.m. (MSG Plus)
New Mexico State-Florida, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
McNeese State-No. 14 LSU, 7:30 p.m. (TWC 385, SEC Network 2)
UNLV-Northern Illinois, 7:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Net)
Texas State-No. 10 Florida State, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)
No. 3 Alabama-No. 20 Wisconsin, 8 p.m. (WABC-7, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM, WTEN-10, WNEP-16,
Eastern Washington-No. 7 Oregon, 8 p.m. (Pac 12)
Tennessee Tech-Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra)
San Diego-San Diego State, 8 p.m. (
Mississippi State-Southern Mississippi, 10 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Arkansas State-No. 8 USC, 11 p.m. (Pac 12, WGNY 1220-AM, 94.1-FM,

Purdue-Marshall, 3 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
South Carolina State-Ark. Pine Bluff, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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TV programs honor Al Arbour

With the passing of NHL coaching legend Al Arbour on Friday, the MSG Networks have added New York Islanders programs to the weekend schedule.
On Saturday on MSG Network, “MSG Vault” will show “Birth of the Islanders” at 2 p.m. and “1975 Islanders: The Comeback” at 3 p.m. On Sunday, “Birth” will air at 5 p.m. and “1975″ will air at 6 p.m.
MSG Plus will air “Birth” at 10 p.m. Saturday and “1975″ at 11 p.m. Saturday.
There’s been no word whether NHL Network will alter its weekend programming to show Al Arbour programming but don’t be surprised if some of the Stanley Cup clinchers for the Islanders (1980-81-82-83) show up on the schedule.

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CBS announces NFL broadcast teams

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are once again CBS Sports’ top NFL announce team for the coming season, joined by reporter Tracy Wolfson. They will call the Thursday Night Football games on CBS and NFL Network, in addition to select Sunday afternoon contests.
Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and reporter Evan Washburn make up the No. 2 broadcast team, which will be the top Sunday team when Nantz and Simms have off.
Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and reporter Jamie Erdahl have the third team, Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon the fourth and Sperdo Dedes and Solomon Wilcots the fifth. The remaining announce pairings have Andrew Catalon with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein, Tom McCarthy with Adam Archuleta and Brian Anderson with Chris Simms. On occasion, there will be regional sideline reporters for the latter broadcast teams.
The NFL Today studio team has James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez, Bart Scott, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and former NFL official Mike Carey.

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Port Jervis, Delaware Valley football on radio again

Once again Port Jervis and Delaware Valley (Pa.) football will be broadcast on radio stations WDLC and WYNY.
Port Jervis games can be heard on WDLC (1490-AM, 107.7-FM), on the web at and via the TuneIn app. Kevin Halpenny returns as play-by-play voice, joined by Tom Faggione. Air time begins a half-hour before kickoff.

Port Jervis schedule (kickoff times):
Friday, Sept. 4 – at Minisink Valley, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11 – vs. Poughkeepsie, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 – at Wallkill, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 – at Monticello, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2 – at New Paltz, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10 – vs. Middletown, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16 – vs. Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23 – vs. Saugerties, 7 p.m.
Playoff and cross-over games – to be determined

Delaware Valley games can be heard on WYNY (1450-AM, 106.9-FM), on the web at and via the TuneIn app. Paul Gerrity returns as play-by-play voice, joined by Craig Brown. Air time begins a half-hour before kickoff.

Delaware Valley schedule (kickoff times):
Friday, Sept. 4 – at Upper Dauphin, 7p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11 – at Wyoming Valley West, 7p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 – vs. Hazelton, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26 – at Abington Heights, 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2 – vs. West Scranton, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9 – at North Pocono, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17 – vs. Valley View, 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23 – at Scranton, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30 – vs. Scranton Prep, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6 – vs. Wallenpaupack, 7 p.m.
Playoff games – to be determined

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World track championships get 48 hours on NBC, Universal Sports

Nine days of the World Track and Field Championships from Beijing will be televised by Universal Sports and NBC starting this weekend.
The world championships are held every two years, in the years preceding and following Olympic years. The famed Bird’s Nest stadium should be very familiar for Olympic fans after hosting the 2008 Beijing Games.
The NBC announce team includes Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Todd Harris, Lewis Johnson and Craig Masback. will webstream all telecasts that will air live on the Universal Sports channel. NBC’s taped-delayed telecasts will air on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Beijing is 12 hours ahead of New York time.

The schedule (NBC in red; all the rest airs live on Universal Sports):
Friday, Aug. 21 – Saturday’s daytime session, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22Saturday’s evening session, 3 p.m. on NBC (delay); Sunday’s daytime session, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 23Sunday’s evening session, 1 p.m. on NBC (delay); Monday’s daytime session, 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 24 – Monday’s evening session, 7 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday’s evening session, 7 a.m.; Wednesday’s daytime session, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 26 – Wednesday’s evening session, 8 a.m.; Thursday’s daytime session, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Thursday’s evening session, 7:30 a.m.; Friday’s daytime session, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 28 – Friday’s evening session, 7 a.m.; Saturday’s daytime session, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29Saturday’s evening session, 2:30 p.m. on NBC (delay); Sunday’s daytime session, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30Sunday’s evening session, 2 p.m. on NBC (delay)

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Four Section 9 football games to air on TWC SportsChannel

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will broadcast four Section 9 football games in the fall, and 85 across New York State.
The Section 9 games are Middletown-Newburgh (Sept. 18), Kingston-Monroe Woodbury (Oct. 2), Cornwall-Wallkill (Oct. 23) and Class A playoff (Nov. 6).
Five East Regional finals from Kingston’s Dietz Stadium will be aired on Nov. 20 (Class D, 4 p.m.; class A, 8 p.m.) and Nov. 21 (Class C, 11 a.m.; Class B, 3 p.m.; Class AA, 7 p.m.).
The state finals from Syracuse’s Carrier Dome will also be broadcast. On Nov. 27, there will be Class D (12 p.m.), Class A (3 p.m.) and Class C (6 p.m.). On Nov. 29, there will be Class AA (12 p.m.) and Class B (3 p.m.).
Additional Section Two games from the Capital Region will include Shaker-CBA (Sept. 4), Broadalbin Perth-Schuylerville (Sept. 11), Amsterdam-Troy (Sept. 18), Saratoga Springs-Shenendehowa (Sept. 25), Stillwater-Mechanicville (Oct. 2), two games to be determined (Oct. 9 and 16), playoff games (Oct. 23 and 30) and Section Two finals for Class AA (Nov. 6) and Class B and Class A (Nov. 7).

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Frank Gifford, 84, was outstanding football player, announcer

Frank Gifford, who passed away at age 84 on Sunday, was a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and lifelong New York Giant, and known to ensuing generations of football fans as a broadcaster. In fact, he was one of the first NFL standouts (like Pat Summerall) to become a successful play-by-play man, a role often held by reporters and anchors with no playing background.
Gifford made his broadcasting debut as an NFL analyst in 1965 working for CBS Sports. He worked as an analyst alongside Jack Whitaker calling Giants games for four seasons. In 1969 Gifford made his debut as a play-by-play announcer, filling in for Jack Buck and Chuck Thompson, while still serving as an analyst with Whitaker. In 1970 he called two NFL games with Frank Clarke and served as analyst on CBS’s No. 2 team with Frank Glieber and Don Criqui.
In 1971 ABC Sports hired Gifford as the play-by-play voice for Monday Night Football, replacing Keith Jackson, who had worked the first season. Gifford would serve as the lead play-by-play man for 16 seasons. In 1987 he was replaced by Al Michaels but continued to work in the analyst role through the 1997 season.
In all, Gifford got to call five Super Bowls (only one as play-by-play announcer, Niners-Dolphins in Jan. 1985) and three NFL title games. Gifford was the analyst for Super Bowl I (Packers-Chiefs) for CBS. In 1995, Gifford received the NFL’s Pete Rozelle Television-Radio award.
Gifford was sidelined in 1961, while recovering from a vicious hit he took from Eagle Chuck Bednarik a year earlier – he took the opportunity to join WCBS-2 in New York as a sports reporter, a role he continued in ensuing years.
While at ABC, Gifford appeared regularly on Wide World of Sports and reported on ABC’s Olympics coverage during three Summer Games and four Winter Games, including skiing and the 1972 men’s basketball tournament. He also called some golf action.

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SF Giants, Blue Jays get big August air time on MLB Network

The San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays will get a lot of air time in the New York TV market during MLB Network’s schedule of August games. The Giants will appear seven times and the Blue Jays six times.
The Detroit Tigers will air five times, with the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers all appearing four times.
Yankees and Mets games on MLB Network are blacked out in the New York market as per MLB rules.
There will be 10 afternoon contests (not including three Yankees 1 p.m. starts that are blacked out locally), 14 games starting at either 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. and eight contests with 10 o’clock starts.

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    Ken McMillan has been covering sports since he got his first writing job in 1979. He has covered Section 9 athletics for most of the past 28 years. He reports on college sports, including Army and Marist College. He also writes on TV/radio sports ... Read Full
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