SBD/July 23, 2013/Media

Fox Sports Details FS1 College Football Talent, Including Two-Hour "Fox College Saturday"

Fox Sports yesterday announced the on-air teams and studio hosts for its '13-14 college football coverage. The net's "Fox College Saturday" pregame show will air a two-hour edition from 10:00am-12:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1. Erin Andrews will host alongside Eddie George, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis, Mike Pereira and Clay Travis. College football games on Fox will be preceded by a 30-minute edition of the show with Rob Stone hosting alongside George and Klatt (Fox Sports). SB NATION's Steve Lepore wrote, "One interesting aspect of Fox's pregame show is the goal of making the panel geographically diverse in order to claim balanced coverage of all the conferences, not just those Fox has broadcast rights to" (SBNATION.com, 7/22). George said when asked about FS1's chance to compete with ESPN head-to-head, "If it doesn't work this year, they'll reconfigure it next year and figure it out. One way or another, I think Fox will be a player because they're in it for the long haul. ESPN and GameDay, they're woven into the fabric of college football tradition. That's the tradition but what we want to offer is another alternative. There's nothing wrong with going with Pepsi after having Coke your [whole] life. It just gives a different flavor. We all know what the tag line for Pepsi is -- the choice of a new generation. Fox is doing the same thing. That could be what Fox is, it just gives you another flavor" (NEWSOK.com, 7/22).
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