Mike Golic Jr. and Newcomer Chris Hassel at the Helm for Lineup of 13 Marquee Matchups
(Plano, Texas) – LEARFIELD’s personality-driven broadcast, College Football Saturday Night, returns for its third season, featuring Chris Hassel and Mike Golic, Jr. in the booth for a lineup of 13 marquee matchups during the 2023 college football season.
College Football Saturday Night Week 1-3 Schedule:
- Week 1 – September 2: The stage is set for the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium as the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in a Battle of the Carolinas. (7:30 p.m. ET)
- Week 2 – September 9: In a clash of the titans, the Texas Longhorns go head-to-head with the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Deny Stadium. (7:00 p.m. ET)
- Week 3 – September 16: Legendary rivals the Pitt Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers face off in the “Backyard Brawl” at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. (7:30 p.m. ET)
“It’s a full-circle moment for me,” said Chris Hassel, play-by-play commentator for College Football Saturday Night. “My first big break came when I got to call part of an Iowa football game for LEARFIELD. Nearly 20 years later, I’m thrilled and honored to join such a great team. And I feel like I’ll perfectly complement Golic Jr. I don’t eat sweets so he can double-up on donuts every Saturday night!”
Mike Golic Jr., known for his controversial on-air Oreo and Duke’s Mayo dunk during the 2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl, expressed his anticipation for the upcoming season: “I’m beyond excited to begin my second season with CFSN and join Chris Hassel in the booth. Chris provides the passion and energy that we hope to bring to listeners every week. I can’t think of a better place to kick off the season than in Charlotte for a rematch of the 2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl between UNC and South Carolina. The Charlotte Sports Foundation and the folks at Duke’s have been remarkable partners in creating an atmosphere that is second to none and celebrates the sport we all love. I will try not to make as much of a mess in the booth and on the internet with cookies and Mayo this time, but I make no promises.”
Fans can catch the dynamic duo on College Football Saturday Night throughout the season. LEARFIELD will deliver live audio broadcasts to more than 100 radio stations nationwide, SiriusXM and The Varsity Network App. Additionally, fans can experience game day from inside the booth with the broadcast team via the College Football Saturday Night booth cam. The booth cam experience is available on X (formally Twitter), YouTube and Facebook Live.
College Football Saturday Night delivers the top-notch game commentary and witty banter that creates an unforgettable experience for fans each Saturday night. This season, fans are encouraged to follow and engage with College Football Saturday Night on X, Instagram and TikTok. Follow along @LearfieldAudio on X and @CFBSaturdayNight on Instagram and TikTok. Mike Golic Jr. (@mikegolicjr) and Chris Hassel (@hassel_chris) will also join the conversation.
LEARFIELD continues to be the athletics multimedia rightsholder to nearly 200 universities nationwide. Its College Football Saturday Night broadcast brings excitement, passion, and play calls from the most anticipated matchups and rivalries week after week. All 13 games will feature schools represented by LEARFIELD, ensuring a showcase of the best college football has to offer.
LEARFIELD is a media, data, and technology services leader in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions. LEARFIELD services include trademark licensing and branding; collegiate sports properties’ multimedia sponsorship management; NIL solutions; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics and insights; ticketing software; and ticket sales, premium seating, and fundraising services; campus-wide business and sponsorship development. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for NACDA’s acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, recognizing athletic departments across all divisions.