College Football Season Kicks Off on SIRIUS XM Sept. 3
SIRIUS XM to air 51 opening weekend games - featuring 22 of the top 25 teams in the preseason coaches' poll
SIRIUS and XM listeners will get live play-by-play from teams in the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, Mountain West Conference, Conference USA and Ivy League, plus HBCU and Notre Dame games
NEW YORK, Sept 03, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) will kick off its college football coverage today, Sept. 3, airing 51 games over the season's opening weekend.
Throughout the 2009 season, SIRIUS XM will broadcast dozens of college football games each weekend featuring teams from the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, Conference USA, Mountain West Conference and Ivy League.
For opening weekend, Sept. 3-7, SIRIUS XM will air games featuring 22 of the top 25 schools in the 2009 USA Today preseason coaches' poll, including all top five teams - Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, USC and Alabama.
Some games will be available to SIRIUS and XM subscribers only through the "Best of XM" and "Best of SIRIUS" programming packages.
With SIRIUS XM, college football fans from coast to coast will have access to some of this season's most anticipated games, including USC-Ohio State (Sept. 12), USC-Notre Dame (Oct. 17), Oklahoma-Texas (Oct. 17), Florida-Georgia (Oct. 31), Penn State-Ohio State (Nov. 7), Ohio State-Michigan (Nov. 21), Auburn-Alabama (Nov. 27), UCLA-USC (Nov. 28), Army-Navy (Dec. 12), the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and C-USA Championship games and many others. For a schedule of upcoming games on SIRIUS XM, visit www.sirius.com/collegesports and www.xmradio.com/collegesports.
SIRIUS XM will offer live play-by-play broadcasts of every Notre Dame regular season game on The Catholic Channel, available to basic SIRIUS and XM subscribers on SIRIUS channel 159 and XM channel 117. The games will also be available on SIRIUS Internet Radio and XM Radio Online, the Internet versions of the SIRIUS and XM radio services.
This fall, SIRIUS XM will broadcast a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Game of the Week. The Saturday, Sept. 5 game will feature Tennessee St. @ Alabama A&M on SIRIUS channel 113 and XM channel 243.
In addition to live play-by-play, SIRIUS XM airs original talk shows that cover the college game from sideline to sideline with news, highlights and season-long analysis of the nation's teams and conferences, Heisman Trophy contenders, and the race for the National Championship.
Rivals Radio, hosted by college sports insiders Bill King and Chris Childers, covers the college game in-depth every weekday morning (7 - 11 am ET) year-round exclusively on SIRIUS XM Sports Nation, SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143.
On Saturday mornings, Rivals Radio will offer a game day preview show hosted by Childers from 8 - 10 am ET, followed by SIRIUS XM's College Football Coast to Coast, hosted by T.J. Rives from 10 am - 12 pm ET, which will feature interviews with coaches from around the country. Both shows will air on SIRIUS XM Sports Nation.
Saturday nights throughout the season (7 pm - midnight ET), fans can tune in to Mad Dog Radio, SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144, for the SIRIUS XM College Football Scoreboard Show, which will present a roundup of everything happening around the college football landscape, with live listen-ins to games in progress and that day's highlights from around the country.
Longhorn Sportsline, hosted by University of Texas coach Mack Brown and Longhorns play-by-play man Craig Way, will air every Friday (1 pm ET) throughout the season on XM channel 231 and SIRIUS channel 211(Best of XM).
The 2009 SEC Football Kickoff Show, a six-hour preview of all SEC teams as they head into the season, will air this today, Sept. 3 from 11 am - 5 pm ET on XM channel 199 and SIRIUS channel 211(Best of XM).
College Football on SIRIUS XM - Opening Weekend Schedule: (All times ET) SIRIUS XM Channels: Channels: Away Home Away Home Date/Kickoff Time Feed Feed Feed Feed -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thu 9/03 5:55 PM South Carolina @ NC St. 218* 220* 199 190 Thu 9/03 7:00 PM ND St. @ Iowa St. 153 Thu 9/03 9:00 PM Utah St. @ Utah 155 112** Thu 9/03 10:15 PM Oregon @ Boise St. 211* 193 Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Navy @ Ohio St. 121 123 102** 144 Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Minnesota @ Syracuse 127 103** Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Liberty @ West Virginia 122 106** Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Kentucky @ Miami (Ohio) 214* 199 Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Appalachian St. @ E. Carolina 113 104** Sat 9/05 12:00 PM Montana St. @ Michigan St. 216* 196 Sat 9/05 12:15 PM W. Kentucky @ Tennessee 211* 200 Sat 9/05 1:00 PM Jacksonville St. @ Georgia Tech 220* 190 Sat 9/05 1:00 PM Youngstown St. @ Pittsburgh 126 105** Sat 9/05 2:00 PM Northeastern @ Boston College 219* 191 Sat 9/05 2:30 PM Portland St. @ Oregon St. 213* 194 Sat 9/05 3:30 PM Baylor @ Wake Forest 161 218* 192 Sat 9/05 3:30 PM W. Michigan @ Michigan 121 Sat 9/05 3:30 PM Georgia @ Oklahoma St. 212* 123 201 144 Sat 9/05 3:30 PM Nevada @ Notre Dame 159 117 Sat 9/05 3:30 PM San Jose St. @ USC 127 103** Sat 9/05 3:30 PM Jackson St. @ Mississippi St. 215* 200 Sat 9/05 3:40 PM Missouri @ Illinois 122 106** Sat 9/05 4:00 PM Tennessee St. @ Alabama A&M 113 243 Sat 9/05 6:00 PM The Citadel @ North Carolina 220* 190 Sat 9/05 6:00 PM Richmond @ Duke 219* 191 Sat 9/05 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee @ Clemson 217* 193 Sat 9/05 6:00 PM William & Mary @ Virginia 141 Sat 9/05 8:00 PM Stanford @ Washington St. 214* 195 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Wofford @ South Florida 153 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Missouri St. @ Arkansas 211* 197 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM LA-Monroe @ Texas 213* 231 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Army @ Eastern Michigan 91 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Florida Atlantic @ Nebraska 121 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM BYU @ Oklahoma 127 103** Sat 9/05 7:00 PM New Mexico @ Texas A&M 130 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM North Dakota @ Texas Tech 125 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Charleston Southern @ Florida 215* 199 Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech @ Auburn 216* 200 Sat 9/05 7:10 PM Massachusetts @ Kansas St. 161 Sat 9/05 7:30 PM Western Carolina @ Vanderbilt 198 Sat 9/05 7:30 PM San Diego St. @ UCLA 122 106** Sat 9/05 7:30 PM Indiana St. @ Louisville 158 Sat 9/05 8:00 PM Alabama @ Virginia Tech 212* 218* 201 192 Sat 9/05 9:00 PM Central Michigan @ Arizona 195 Sat 9/05 10:00 PM Maryland @ California 220* 190 193 Sat 9/05 10:00 PM Idaho St. @ Arizona St. 214* 196 Sat 9/05 10:30 PM LSU @ Washington 219* 216* 200 194 Sun 9/06 3:30 PM Ole Miss @ Memphis 220* 199 Sun 9/06 7:00 PM Colorado St. @ Colorado 91 108** Mon 9/07 4:00 PM Cincinnati @ Rutgers 211* 234 Mon 9/07 8:00 PM Miami @ Florida St. 220* 190 *Denotes a "Best of XM" channel **Denotes a "Best of SIRIUS" channel Schedule subject to change.
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