August 21, 2023
Heisman Trophy Winner & National Champion Mark Ingram II Joins Matt Leinart, Urban Meyer, Brady Quinn & Rob Stone on BIG NOON KICKOFF
Chris “The Bear” Fallica, Tom Rinaldi & Bruce Feldman Add Insight & In-Depth Reporting to BIG NOON KICKOFF
Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt & Jenny Taft Return for BIG NOON SATURDAY Game of the Week on FOX
LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces its college football on-air roster, stacked with some of the sport’s top voices across studio and game coverage. Each Saturday, FOX Sports’ coverage begins on-campus across the nation with BIG NOON KICKOFF at 10:00 AM ET on FOX, followed by BIG NOON SATURDAY at 12:00 PM ET on FOX – college football’s most-watched window on any network for the second consecutive season.
This year, Heisman winner and national champion Mark Ingram II joins the BIG NOON KICKOFF desk alongside host Rob Stone and college football legends Matt Leinart, Urban Meyer and Brady Quinn. BIG NOON KICKOFF is on the road each week this season, beginning Week 1 with Colorado at TCU from Fort Worth, TX, on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 AM ET on FOX.
Another FOX Sports newcomer in 2023, Chris “The Bear” Fallica serves as a sports wagering expert on BIG NOON KICKOFF, bringing decades of sports betting and college football insight to the show. Reporter Tom Rinaldi provides in-depth features of college football players and coaches on and off the field, while insider Bruce Feldman reports on the latest news in college football.
Co-host of FS1’s SPEAK Emmanuel Acho, former University of Washington head coach Chris Petersen and broadcaster Mike Hill return for their third season together and helm FOX Sports’ college football studio coverage for halftimes, game breaks and more from Los Angeles.
Game action kicks off each Saturday at 12:00 PM ET with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call for the BIG NOON SATURDAY game of the week. The dynamic trio reunites for their seventh consecutive season, opening Week 1 from Minneapolis with Nebraska at Minnesota on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, followed by Colorado at TCU on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:00 PM ET on FOX.
Play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti, former NFL quarterback Brock Huard and reporter Allison Williams team up for their second season, beginning Week 1 in Austin, TX, with Rice at Texas on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 PM ET on FOX.
Broadcast partners Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman enter their ninth year together for FOX Sports, opening the season with a Week 0 matchup between Ohio and San Diego State from San Diego on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The duo then travels to East Lansing, MI, for Central Michigan at Michigan State on Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
Former Oregon head coach and Pac-12 champion Mark Helfrich and play-by-play announcer Jeff Levering pair for Utah State at Iowa from Iowa City, IA, on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.
On Thursday, Aug. 31, former University of Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and play-by-play broadcaster Eric Collins are on the call for Kent State at UCF at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. On Saturday, Sept. 2, Gardner and Collins team up for Buffalo at Wisconsin at 3:30 PM ET on FS1.
Veteran analyst and former USC standout Petros Papadakis and play-by-play announcer Alex Faust pair for Sam Houston at BYU on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:15 PM ET on FS1.
Rounding out FOX Sports’ Week 1 coverage, play-by-play broadcaster Chris Myers and former NFL running back Robert Smith are on the call for UTSA at Houston on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
Clay Travis, founder of Outkick and SEC superfan, also serves as a correspondent on BIG NOON KICKOFF, interviewing celebrities and special guests on the road at major events this fall.
FOX Sports’ confirmed 2023 fall college football schedule is available here. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses. FOX Sports’ college football coverage is streamed concurrently on FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App.