Coverage of the NCAA Football post-season will including more than 35 Bowl Games and the National College Football Playoff.
ESPN Player will deliver extensive live and on-demand coverage of the finale of the NCAA College Football season as the 2019 National Champion is decided in the College Football Playoff at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. ESPN Player’s NCAA Pass will give fans access to the service for the entire Bowl and Playoff season, so they can enjoy 35+ Bowl games, the College Football Playoff semi-finals and National Championship Game, plus more than 80 documentaries from the critically acclaimed ESPN Films catalogue.
The College Football Playoff (CFP) features the nation’s top four teams in two semi-finals, which take place back-to-back on the evening of Saturday 29th December, as they compete to reach the National Championship game. The teams, chosen by an expert selection committee, are;
|Number one seed: Alabama (13-0), reigning champions and winners of five National Championships since 2009|
|Number two seed: Clemson (13-0), winners in 2016, they have appeared in every College Football Playoff since 2015|
|Number three seed: Notre Dame (12-0), making their first appearance in the CFP after their first unbeaten season since 2012|
|Number four seed: Oklahoma (12-1), have suffered two CFP semi-final losses since 2015|
Alabama will take on Oklahoma in Florida, while Clemson faces Notre Dame in Texas, with both games live on ESPN Player. Alongside the College Football Playoff, ESPN Player will bring viewers more than 35 Bowl games live and on-demand, including the New Years Six – the biggest and most historic Bowl Games. The Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl will host the CFP semi-finals, while the four other games all feature top 25-ranked teams include on Saturday December 29th – Peach Bowl: 7 Michigan (10-2) vs. No. 10 Florida (9-3), Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – Fiesta Bowl: No. 8 UCF (12-0) vs. No. 11 LSU (9-3), Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – Rose Bowl: No. 6 Ohio State (12-1) vs. No. 9 Washington (10-3) and Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Georgia (11-2) vs. No. 15 Texas (9-4).
The three-week-long Bowl Season kicked off with six games on Saturday 15th December and continues on to New Year’s Day. Subscribers can tune into the action on desktop as well as taking it on the go on mobile and iPad. Fans can also stream the action to the big screen via Chromecast and Apple TV (Airplay).
ESPN Player will bring subscribers comprehensive coverage throughout, including ESPN’s award-winning pre-game show, ESPN College Gameday, bringing authentic build-up to the biggest games direct from the US. In addition, subscribers can enjoy the latest news, discussions and debate surrounding college football, with three simulcast ESPN channels direct from the US available live 24/7.