Give credit to CBS for giving us a college football game on the very first weekend of the regular season. Usually, CBS has had to concede the first two weekends due to U.S. Open commitments, but it found a way to bring us college football on the first Saturday of the 2012 college football season by airing a game from Ireland and having it played at 9 a.m. ET. Call it “College Football Breakfast in Ireland.”
This will be the Notre Dame-Navy game to be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Verne Lundquist will call the game along with Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson. CBS will send Northern Ireland native David Feherty from its golf crew to the game as a special in-game reporter.
There will be quite a few features. CBS airs the game. CBS Sports Network will have special pregame show at 7 a.m. ET produced live from its Chelsea Piers studios in New York City.
And CBS will have halftime live from the CBS Sports Network studios as well.
Here’s the announcement.
CBS SPORTS KICKS OFF COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY LIVE FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 AT 9:00 AM, ET
CBS Sports Network Begins Coverage with Special Pre-game Show;
Game to be Streamed Live Across All CBSSports.com Digital Platforms
CBS Sports’ David Feherty Serves as In-Stadium Reporter
CBS Sports kicks off the 2012 college football season with *No. 24-ranked Notre Dame vs. Navy live from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, Sept. 1 (9:00 AM, ET/2:00 PM, Local Time). CBS Sports’ lead college football team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson call the action live from Aviva Stadium.
The game broadcast features an interview with Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny, conducted by Wolfson. CBS Sports golf reporter David Feherty serves as a special in-stadium reporter. Feherty, who was born and raised in Bangor, Northern Ireland and is now a United States citizen, reports on the sights and sounds from around the stadium and the city, and contributes an essay to air during halftime.
Throughout the week leading up to the game, CBS Sports Network showcases a variety of reports and features from Ireland, including a special interview with Dan Rooney, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Pittsburgh Steelers Owner, conducted by Lundquist. The interview with Rooney airs during the premiere of the TONY BARNHART SHOW (Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 9:00 PM, ET).
Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.
The day’s coverage begins on CBS Sports Network with a special two-hour pre-game show, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOTRE DAME-NAVY KICKOFF, (7:00-9:00 AM, ET). Adam Zucker hosts and is joined by analysts Brian Jones, Houston Nutt, Aaron Taylor and reporter Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports Network’s Chelsea Piers Studio in New York City.
CBS Sports’ broadcast of Notre Dame-Navy also will be streamed live on CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Mobile, including iPads and iPhones. All digital platforms will feature a live chat throughout the game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, CBS Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show features host Tim Brando along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Taylor. The show also originates from the Chelsea Piers Studio. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
That’s it from here.