The Rose Bowl often goes by the Grandaddy of them All, so it’s no surprise that ESPN has decided to send its main college football primetime broadcast team to announce the game on New Year’s Day.
For those members of Bulldog Nation who will not be making the trip to Pasadena, Cal., to watch the game in person from the iconic stadium, they will be able to watch live on ESPN or the ESPN app.
ESPN announced Wednesday the broadcasting lineups for all of the bowl games airing on its networks, led by the two CFP semifinals and national championship games.
For the Georgia and Oklahoma matchup in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi, and Maria Taylor will broadcast the game on ESPN. Fowler will handle play-by-play, Herbstreit will be his analyst in the booth, and Rinaldi and Taylor will cover each team during the lead-up to the game as well as on the sideline during the action. Taylor, a Georgia alum and former multi-sport athlete in Athens, will be making her debut on a College Football Playoff broadcast. She will cover the Bulldogs, and Rinaldi will cover the Sooners.
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Todd McShay will be on the call on ESPN Radio.
The same television broadcast foursome of Fowler, Herbstreit, Rinaldi, and Taylor will return to broadcast the national championship game from Atlanta the week after the two semi-finals.
Here are the broadcast teams for the other CFP matchup, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, as well as ESPN’s other bowl games.
Georgia and Oklahoma face off in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018.