ESPN 700 This Week: 23-Game College Bowl Slate Kicks off Saturday

On-air Bowl Bonanza starts with BYU-UTEP in New Mexico Bowl

ESPN 700’s 23-GAME COLLEGE BOWL SLATE BEGINS WITH SATURDAY’S NEW MEXICO BOWL

BYU-UTEP Match-up in Albuquerque Kicks
off at 12:00 p.m. MT;

“Home of the Utes” Continues to Ramp up
Coverage for Utah-Boise State Showdown in MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

 

SALT
LAKE CITY (Tuesday, December 14, 2010)
ESPN 700 Sports Radio will serve as
Utah’s radio headquarters during the upcoming college bowl season, with the “Home
of the Utes”
providing the most in-depth coverage in the build-up to the #19-ranked
University of Utah’s appearance in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas next
Wednesday, December 22 against the #10 Boise State Broncos. The
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will be just one of 23 bowl games hitting the airwaves
on ESPN 700
throughout the next month, culminating with all five Bowl
Championship Series
contests, including the Tostitos BCS National
Championship Game
between #1 Auburn and #2 Oregon on Monday, January 10.

The
bowl season begins this Saturday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m. MT, when the
BYU Cougars will square off against Conference USA’s UTEP Miners
in the New Mexico Bowl down in Albuquerque. See below for ESPN 700’s
full 2010/11 bowl game slate, which will also feature the uDrove Humanitarian
Bowl (Saturday), R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Saturday), Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St.
Petersburg Bowl (Tuesday, Dec. 21), San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Bowl (Thursday, Dec. 23), and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Friday, Dec. 24) before
the Christmas holiday.

Every
weekday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 p.m. MT, the “Bill & Spence”
Show
with Bill Riley & Spencer Checketts is the place to be for
all things MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. The wall-to-wall coverage continued Monday
when the guys somehow kept pace with Utah wide receiver and special teams
standout Shaky Smithson before talking with Broncos play-by-play voice Bob
Behler
to get the Boise State perspective on the match-up. Both of those
interviews, in addition to yesterday’s weekly press conference with head coach Kyle
Whittingham
, can be found in the audio archives at ESPN700Sports.com. The college
gridiron talk continues all week long on “Bill & Spence,” featuring UTEP
play-by-play man John Teicher on today’s program to preview Saturday’s
New Mexico Bowl and tomorrow’s chat with ESPN studio host Rece Davis at
3:40 p.m.

It’s
not all college football on “Bill & Spence” this week, as the duo will talk
with Utah Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden on today’s show, while
tomorrow’s slate includes MLB “hot stove” chatter with CBSSports.com writer Scott
Miller
and a visit with Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis
to catch up on all things “Claret-and-Cobalt” on the home of RSL. Thursday will
see some familiar faces drop by the program, as Gordon Chiesa will
fulfill his duties as the show’s “NBA Insider,” while RSL Founder and former
Utah Jazz President Dave Checketts will chime in at 5:10 p.m. for his
weekly “Big Interview” appearance.

There’s
more than football bragging rights on the line between Utah and Boise State in
the next week, as the Runnin’ Utes men’s basketball squad will play host
to the Broncos Friday night at the Huntsman Center. Pre-game coverage on
the “Home of the Utes” will begin at 6:30 p.m. MT, with tip-off on “The
Hill” following at 7:00 p.m. ESPN 700’s live weekend sports coverage continues
Sunday, when the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will renew one
of the NFL’s most intense rivalries. The NFC East grudge match kicks off at 11:00
a.m.
, with pre-game coverage starting a half-hour earlier.

ESPN
700 is as easy to listen to as ever thanks to the station’s iPhone
application
, which can be downloaded for free online at the iTunes Store –
just search “ESPN 700” to find the newly-unveiled “app.” Listeners can stay
up-to-date on upcoming events, “Bill & Spence” guests and poll questions,
and much more by visiting ESPN 700’s Facebook fan page, located at www.facebook.com/ESPN700, or via
Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ESPN700Bill,
www.Twitter.com/ESPN700Spence,
and www.Twitter.com/ESPN700Shep.

Kicking
off each day with ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” from
4:00-8:00 a.m. MT, ESPN 700’s day continues with “The Herd with Colin
Cowherd”
from 8:00-11:00 a.m. before “The Dan Patrick Show” runs
from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Local “ESPN 700 SportsCenter” breaks are
featured throughout the national programming, prior to “Bill & Spence”
delving deep into the issues of the day from 2:00-6:00 p.m., including the “Big
Interview of the Day” segment at 5:10 p.m.
featuring a variety of both
local and national newsmakers throughout the week.

 

2010-11
ESPN 700 College Football Bowl Schedule (all times MT)

New
Mexico Bowl                                         
Albuquerque,
N.M.         Sat, Dec. 18
BYU vs. UTEP                                                
University Stadium         12
p.m.                           

uDrove
Humanitarian
Bowl                       
Boise,
Idaho                    
Sat., Dec. 18
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State                 
Bronco
Stadium             
3:30 p.m.                        

R+L Carriers New
Orleans
Bowl               
New
Orleans                   
Sat., Dec. 18
Ohio vs. Troy                                                   
Louisiana Superdome   7 p.m.

Beef 'O' Brady's St.
Petersburg Bowl     
St. Petersburg,
Fla.         Tues., Dec. 21
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville              
Tropicana
Field              
6 p.m.

MAACO
Las Vegas
Bowl                            
Las
Vegas                       
Wed., Dec. 22
Utah vs. Boise State                                       
Sam Boyd Stadium        6 p.m.

S.D. County Credit
Union Poinsettia Bowl  
San
Diego                       
Thurs., Dec. 23
Navy vs. San Diego State                             
Qualcomm Stadium       6 p.m.                             

Sheraton
Hawaii
Bowl                                 
Honolulu                         
Fri., Dec. 24
Hawaii vs. Tulsa                                             
Aloha
Stadium               
6 p.m.

Champs Sports
Bowl                                  
Orlando,
Fla.                   
Tues., Dec. 28
West Virginia vs. NC State                            
Florida Citrus Bowl         4:30 p.m.

Insight
Bowl                                                   
Tempe,
Ariz.                    
Tues., Dec. 28
Missouri vs. Iowa                                            
Sun Devil Stadium         8 p.m.

Texas
Bowl                                                    
Houston                           
Wed., Dec. 29
Illinois vs. Baylor                                             
Reliant
Stadium             
4
p.m.                             

Valero Alamo
Bowl                                       
San
Antonio                   
Wed., Dec. 29
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona                         
Alamodome                    
7:15 p.m.

Bell Helicopter Armed
Forces Bowl        
Dallas                               
Thurs., Dec. 30
Army vs. SMU                                                 
Gerald J. Ford Stadium  10 a.m.

New
Era Pinstripe
Bowl                              
Bronx,
N.Y.                      
Thurs., Dec. 30
Kansas St. vs. Syracuse                                
Yankee Stadium            
1:20
p.m.                        

Bridgepoint
Education Holiday Bowl     
San
Diego                       
Thurs., Dec. 30
Nebraska vs. Washington                             
Qualcomm Stadium       8 p.m.

AutoZone
Liberty
Bowl                               
Memphis,
Tenn.             
Fri., Dec. 31
Georgia vs. UCF                                             
Liberty Bowl
                   
1:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A
Bowl                                            
Atlanta                             
Fri., Dec. 31
South Carolina vs. Florida State                  
Georgia
Dome                
5:30 p.m.

Outback
Bowl                                                
Tampa,
Fla.
                    
Sat., Jan. 1
Florida vs. Penn State                                   
Raymond James Stadium       11
a.m.

Rose Bowl Game
presented by VIZIO     
Pasadena,
Calif.            
Sat., Jan. 1
Wisconsin vs. TCU                                         
Rose
Bowl                       
3 p.m.

Tostitos
Fiesta
Bowl                                    
Glendale,
Ariz.                
Sat., Jan. 1
Connecticut vs. Oklahoma                            
U. of Phoenix Stadium  6:30 p.m.

Discover
Orange
Bowl                                
Miami                               
Mon., Jan. 3
Stanford vs. Virginia Tech                             
Sun Life Stadium           6:30
p.m.

Allstate
Sugar Bowl

                                    
New Orleans                   
Tues., Jan. 4
Ohio State vs. Arkansas                                
Louisiana Superdome   6:30 p.m.

BBVA
Compass
Bowl                                 
Birmingham,
Ala.            Sat.,
Jan. 8
Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky                                 
Legion Field                    
10 a.m.

Kraft Fight Hunger
Bowl                             
San
Francisco                
Sun., Jan. 9
Nevada vs. Boston College                          
AT&T
Park                       
7 p.m.

Tostitos
BCS National Championship Game

Oregon vs. Auburn                                         
Glendale, Ariz.                
Mon., Jan. 10
                                                                           
U. of Phoenix Stadium  6:30 p.m.                     

 

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