Erin Andrews, a former host for ESPN's “College Game Day,” will compete against her former show this fall season when Fox Sports 1 launches “Fox College Saturday” on Aug. 31. Andrews will host the 9-11 a.m. show with former college football players Eddie George, Joel Klatt and Petros Papadakis. Also joining the studio crew will be rules analyst Mike Pereira, a former NFL and college official, and FoxSports.com writer Clay Travis.
Also returning for Fox this season are the lead broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Charles Davis. They will be joined by sideline reporter Kristina Pink, who joined Fox in 2012 as an NFL sideline reporter. The trio will make its season debut at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 as OU hosts West Virginia.
College football games on the Fox will be preceded by a 30-minute edition of “Fox College Saturday,” featuring George and Klatt as analysts and host Rob Stone.
Stone also will host pregame coverage leading up to Thursday evening games on Fox Sports 1, with analysts Coy Wire and Ryan Nece. Justin Kutcher will call the games with Klatt and Papadakis as analysts and Pink on the sidelines.
Other broadcast crews for Fox Sports 1, FSN and FCS games include Craig Bolerjack, Joey Harrington and reporter Nece; Kutcher and James Bates with reporter Brady Poppinga, and Adam Alexander and former Texas quarterback Chris Simms.
— Houston Rockets star James Harden's 46-point performance against the Thunder, his former team, on Feb. 20 is among the top 10 games of the 2012-13 season as selected by NBA.com. The list also includes Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals. Fans can rank the top 10 by voting on NBA.com/topgames through Thursday. The rankings will be announced Friday, with each of the games airing in the order of fan voting beginning at 8 p.m. July 30.
— The next film in ESPN Films' “Nine for IX” series will be “No Limits,” which will debut at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. “No Limits” explores free diver Audrey Mestre's fatal attempt to break Tanya Streeter's world record.
— Leading statistician and author Nate Silver will join ESPN later this year, bringing his unique journalism and statistical analysis through his award-winning website, FiveThirtyEight.com. The site's new incarnation will allow Silver to return to his sports roots while expanding his approach to numerous disciplines, including economics, culture, science and technology.