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Top ESPN Voices Scheduled to Call Las Vegas Bowl on ABC

Posted December 6, 2017 | lasvegasbowl


LAS VEGAS – Two on-air members of ESPN’s famed College GameDay Built by The Home Depot highlight the crew assigned to call the Las Vegas Bowl, which will appear on ABC for the fifth straight season.

The Las Vegas Bowl will see Oregon (7-5) face Mountain West champion No. 25 Boise State (10-3) at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Dec. 16, at 12:30 p.m. PT.

Longtime ESPN personality and College GameDay host Rece Davis will handle play-by-play here for the third time in his career (2013, 2009) while Kirk Herbstreit, who is also the analyst for the Saturday Night Football series on ABC, returns for his fourth Las Vegas Bowl but first since doing three straight from 2010-12. Finally, the team’s field reporter will be Molly McGrath, who works ESPN Friday night games and will be on the sidelines for this game for the first time.

The game will also be broadcast nationally on radio via the Sports USA’s network. Colorado play-by-play voice Mark Johnson will handle play-by-play while former college coach Gary Barnett will again serve as analyst.

Tickets for Las Vegas Bowl XXVI range in price from $45-$120 (plus fees and LET), depending on location. Visit www.lvbowl.com for more information.

The Las Vegas Bowl is one of 13 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

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ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Florida); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl(Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); DXL Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); The Home Depot College Football Awards Presented by Gildan (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s(Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s  Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Hartford, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 presented by State Farm (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-OffState Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

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Las Vegas Bowl Media Contact: Mark Wallington at 702-528-6291 or [email protected]

ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or [email protected]; @Anna_ESPN