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College Football 2016: ESPN network schedule and announcers set for Week 1

Anish Shroff and Ahmad Brooks will be calling UK's Week 1 game vs Southern Miss.

ESPN has set their announcer assignments for the first week of college football in addition to the schedule of games on the ESPN networks.

That includes Week 0, a rare one-week early start to the season that takes place August 26th, when California and Hawaii face off in Sydney, Australia. They'll do so with Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti and Warren Smith on the call.

One week later, the rest of the nation will be kicking off their seasons, one of which being the Kentucky Wildcats facing the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. That game will feature Anish Shroff and Ahmad Brooks calling the game, though no sideline reporter has been designated yet.

You may recall how Shroff was on the call for UK's opener in 2015, which featured Boom Williams welcoming the New Commonwealth Stadium with a bang:

Here is the entire schedule for the first week of college football in 2016:

Week 0

Friday, Aug. 26

Time (ET)

Game

Network

10 p.m.

Hawaii vs. Cal from ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia
Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti and Warren Smith

ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 27

Time (ET)

Game

Network

7:30 p.m.

FCS Kickoff: No. 6 Charleston Southern at No. 1 North Dakota State
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath

ESPN

Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 1

Time (ET)

Game

Network

7 p.m.

Charlotte at Louisville

ACC Network Extra*

Tulane at Wake Forest

ACC Network Extra

Presbyterian at Central Michigan

ESPN3

Tennessee-Martin at Cincinnati

ESPN3

Maine at UConn

ESPN3*

7:30 p.m.

Appalachian State at No. 11 Tennessee
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

Indiana at Florida International
Mike Couzens, Clint Stoerner

ESPNU

William & Mary at NC State

ACC Network Extra

8 p.m.

South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN

9 p.m.

Montana State at Idaho

ESPN3*


Friday, Sept. 2

Time (ET)

Game

Network

6 p.m.

Mississippi Valley State at Eastern Michigan

ESPN3

7 p.m.

Colgate at Syracuse

ACC Network Extra

Albany at Buffalo

ESPN3

Ball State at Georgia State

ESPN3*

8 p.m.

Colorado State vs. Colorado from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo. 
Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath

ESPN

9 p.m.

Toledo at Arkansas State

Roy Philpott, Clint Stoerner

ESPNU


Saturday, Sept. 3

Time (ET)

Game

Network

7:30 a.m.

Georgia Tech vs. Boston College from Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

Noon

2016 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 18 Houston from NRG Stadium in Houston
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

ABC

Hawaii at No. 3 Michigan
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch

ESPN

Western Michigan at Northwestern
Clay Matvick, Dusty Dvoracek

ESPNU

South Alabama at Mississippi State
David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan

SEC Network

Eastern Kentucky at Purdue
Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPNEWS

Boise State at Louisiana-Lafayette

ESPN3*

12:30 p.m.

Liberty at Virginia Tech

ACC Network Extra*

1:30 p.m.

Villanova at Pittsburgh

ACC Network Extra

3:30 p.m.

No. 6 LSU vs. Wisconsin from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay

ABC

Miami (Ohio) at No. 23 Iowa
Eamon McAnaney, John Congemi

ESPNU

Richmond at Virginia

ACC Network Extra

4 p.m.

Louisiana Tech at Arkansas
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman

SEC Network

5:30 p.m.

2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 19 North Carolina from Georgia Dome in Atlanta
TV: Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Radio: Marc Kestcher, Tom Ramsey

ESPN and ESPN Radio

6 p.m.

North Carolina Central at Duke

ACC Network Extra

Florida A&M at Miami (Fla.)

ACC Network Extra

Western Carolina at East Carolina

ESPN3

6:30 p.m.

VMI at Akron

ESPN3

7 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State at Memphis

ESPN3

South Carolina State at UCF

ESPN3

Towson at South Florida

ESPN3

Rhode Island at Kansas

ESPN3*

Oklahoma Panhandle State at Sam Houston State

ESPN3

7:30 p.m.

Southern Mississippi at Kentucky
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

ESPNU

UMass at Florida
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic

SEC Network

8 p.m.

No. 12 USC vs. No. 1 Alabama from AT&T Stadium  in Arlington, Texas
TV:
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, and Ian Fitzsimmons

ABC and ESPN Radio

Coastal Carolina at Lamar

ESPN3*

9 p.m.

No. 2 Clemson at Auburn
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 4

Time

Game

Network

1 p.m.

2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge: Alcorn State vs. Bethune-Cookman

Eric Clemons, Jay Walker

ESPN

6 p.m.

Texas Southern vs. Prairie View A&M
Mark Neely, Forrest Conoly

ESPNU

7:30 p.m.

No. 9 Notre Dame at Texas
Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ABC

Monday, Sept. 5

Time

Game

Network

8 p.m.

2016 Camping World Kickoff: No. 14 Ole Miss vs. No. 4 Florida State from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons

ESPN and ESPN Radio

*Not exclusive