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List of Fiesta Bowl broadcasters

Television network, play-by-play and color commentator(s) for the Fiesta Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl began in 1971, but was considered a “minor bowl” until the January 1, 1982 game between Penn StateUSC. Since then, the Fiesta Bowl has been considered a major bowl.

Starting with the 2010-11 season, ESPN started airing the games, out bidding Fox for the rights to the games.[1]

Contents

  • Television 1
    • Spanish 1.1
  • Radio 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Television

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
December 31, 2014 ESPN Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Todd McShay
January 1, 2014 ESPN Sean McDonough Chris Spielman Shannon Spake
January 3, 2013 ESPN Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Holly Rowe
January 2, 2012[2] ESPN Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox
January 1, 2011 ESPN Sean McDonough Matt Millen Heather Cox
January 4, 2010 Fox[3] Sam Rosen Tim Ryan Chris Myers
January 5, 2009 Fox Matt Vasgersian Tim Ryan Chris Myers and Laura Okmin
January 2, 2008 Fox Matt Vasgersian Terry Donahue and Pat Haden Laura Okmin
January 1, 2007 Fox Thom Brennaman Barry Alvarez and Charles Davis Chris Myers
January 2, 2006 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 1, 2005 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Lynn Swann
January 2, 2004 ABC Tim Brant Ed Cunningham Sam Ryan
January 3, 2003 ABC Keith Jackson Dan Fouts Todd Harris and Lynn Swann
January 1, 2002 ABC Brent Musburger Gary Danielson Jack Arute
January 1, 2001 ABC Sean McDonough Ed Cunningham Leslie Gudel
January 2, 2000 ABC Tim Brant Dean Blevins Leslie Gudel
January 4, 1999 ABC Keith Jackson Bob Griese Lynn Swann
December 31, 1997 CBS Tim Brando Ed Cunningham
January 1, 1997 CBS Jim Nantz Terry Donahue
January 2, 1996 CBS Jim Nantz Terry Donahue
January 2, 1995 NBC Charlie Jones Randy Cross
January 1, 1994 NBC Tom Hammond Cris Collinsworth
January 1, 1993 NBC Charlie Jones Todd Christensen Beasley Reece
January 1, 1992 NBC Charlie Jones Todd Christensen Ahmad Rashad
January 1, 1991 NBC Charlie Jones Todd Christensen Tom Hammond and Gayle Gardner
January 1, 1990 NBC Charlie Jones Merlin Olsen Jimmy Cefalo
January 2, 1989 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen
January 1, 1988 NBC Charlie Jones Jimmy Cefalo
January 2, 1987 NBC Charlie Jones Bob Griese and Jimmy Cefalo
January 1, 1986 NBC Charlie Jones Sam Rutigliano Gary Gerould
January 1, 1985 NBC Charlie Jones Bob Griese
January 2, 1984 NBC Charlie Jones Bob Griese
January 1, 1983 NBC Charlie Jones Len Dawson
January 1, 1982 NBC Charlie Jones Len Dawson Mike Haffner
December 26, 1980 NBC Charlie Jones Len Dawson Mike Haffner
December 25, 1979 NBC Charlie Jones Len Dawson Mike Haffner
December 25, 1978 NBC Curt Gowdy John Brodie Mike Haffner
December 25, 1977 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Matte Tim Ryan
December 25, 1976 CBS Lindsey Nelson Paul Hornung
December 26, 1975 CBS Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier
December 28, 1974 CBS Ray Scott Wayne Walker Phyllis George
December 21, 1973 Mizlou Ray Scott Wayne Walker
December 23, 1972 Hughes Lindsey Nelson Eddie Doucette
December 27, 1971 Mizlou Ray Scott Eddie Doucette

Spanish

In 2013, ESPN Deportes will provide the first Spanish U.S. telecast of the Fiesta Bowl.[4]

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1 January 2014 ESPN Deportes Eduardo Varela Pablo Viruega
3 January 2013 ESPN Deportes Eduardo Varela Pablo Viruega

Radio

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
December 31, 2014 ESPN Radio Dave Flemming Danny Kanell Allison Williams
January 1, 2014 ESPN Radio Bob Wischusen Rod Gilmore Quint Kessenich
January 3, 2013 ESPN Radio Bill Rosinski David Norrie Joe Schad
January 2, 2012[5] ESPN Radio Bill Rosinski David Norrie Joe Schad
January 1, 2011 ESPN Radio Dave Lamont Ed Cunningham Jeannine Edwards
January 4, 2010[6] ESPN Radio Brad Nessler Todd Blackledge Erin Andrews
January 5, 2009[7] ESPN Radio Dave Barnett Dennis Franchione Dave Ryan
January 2, 2008 ESPN Radio Sean McDonough Bob Davie Holly Rowe
January 1, 2007 ESPN Radio Ron Franklin Ed Cunningham Jerry Punch
January 2, 2006[8] ESPN Radio Dave Pasch Rod Gilmore and Trevor Matich Stacey Dales-Schuman
January 2, 2004 ESPN Radio Sean McDonough Bob Davie Holly Rowe
January 2, 2000[9] ESPN Radio Steve Levy Todd Christensen Holly Rowe

References

  1. ^ Fox pulls out of bidding for next round of BCS games
  2. ^
  3. ^ http://the506.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1259479371
  4. ^ "BCS National Championship and Bowl Games on ESPN Deportes". ESPN. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2011/11/30/football%E2%80%99s-top-commentators-to-work-espn%E2%80%99s-bowl-game-coverage/
  6. ^ http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2009/12/bcs-national-championship-game-highlights-schedule-of-30-college-football-bowl-games-across-abc-espn-espn2-espn-radio-and-espn 360-com/
  7. ^ http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2008-articles/december/your-2008-2009-college-football-bowl-game-national-radio-announcing-schedule.html
  8. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?date=12/28/05&id=20051228abc02
  9. ^ http://www.armchairqb.com/selections.html#game1

External links

  • Ratings/viewership for the Fiesta Bowl since '96
    • Fiesta Bowl Ratings Dating Back to 1986 (Viewership Since 2002)
  • How the Fiesta Bowl made its way to TV
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