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Andre Ware, Kevin Brown will call UK Football’s season opener

College football is only 16 days away, and today, ESPN released the announcing teams for week one. Kevin Brown and Andre Ware will call Kentucky’s season opener vs. Central Michigan on ESPNU Saturday, September 1 at 3:30 PM ET.

By now, you’re familiar with Ware, who has called several UK games over the years. This year, he’ll be joined by Kevin Brown, who calls high school football, college football, college basketball, and college hockey for the Worldwide Leader. This will be their debut as a commentating duo.

To see ESPN’s entire schedule, including announcing teams, for Week One, click through the jump. It’s almost here…

ESPN Commentators for Five-Day Kickoff Week Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug. 30 7 p.m. UCF at Connecticut
Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky, Paul Carcaterra
Central Connecticut State at Ball State
Jim Barbar, Mark Herrmann
Kennesaw State at Georgia State ESPN+
8 p.m. Northwestern at Purdue
Dave Flemming, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN+
8:30 p.m. Northwestern State at Texas A&M
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Friday, Aug. 31 6:30 p.m. Monmouth at Eastern Michigan
Dan Gutowsky, Marcus Ray
7 p.m. Army at Duke
Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey
9 p.m. Western Kentucky at Wisconsin
Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Dekker
Sat, Sept. 1 Noon Oregon State at Ohio State
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
2018 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech from Houston
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath
James Madison at NC State
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Kris Budden
SEC Network
Villanova at Temple
Clay Matvick, Dan Orlovsky,
12:20 p.m. Furman at Clemson ACC Network Extra
12:30 p.m. Alcorn State at Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra
1 p.m. Massachusetts at Boston College ACC Network Extra
2 p.m. Howard at Ohio ESPN+
3:30 p.m. 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Washington vs. Auburn from Atlanta
TV: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC and ESPN Radio
Austin Peay at Georgia
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Central Michigan at Kentucky
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware
Marshall at Miami (Ohio)
Dave Weekley, Hutson Mason
Albany at Pittsburgh
Joel Meyers, Dustin Fox
ACC Network Extra
4 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Arkansas
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Tennessee-Martin at Missouri
Mark Neely, Barrett Jones
SEC Network Alternate
6 p.m. Delaware State at Buffalo
Robert Lee, Jerod Cherry
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern ESPN+
Richmond at Virginia
Shawn Kenney, John Gregory
ACC Network Extra
Boise State at Troy
Dave LaMont, Ray Bentley
North Carolina A&T at East Carolina
Josh Appel, Stan Lewter
Elon at South Florida ESPN3
7 p.m. Cincinnati at UCLA
Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Louisiana Tech at South Alabama ESPN+
Mercer at Memphis ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Tulsa ESPN3
VMI at Toledo
Michael Reghi, Barrett Brooks
Nicholls at Kansas ESPN3
Grambling at Louisiana ESPN3
Southeast Missouri State at Arkansas State ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Charleston Southern at Florida
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
SEC Network Alternate
Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison
8 p.m. 2018 Camping World Kickoff from Orlando: Louisville vs. Alabama
TV: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Radio: Marc Kestecher, John Congemi, Paul Carcaterra
ABC and ESPN Radio
10:45 p.m. BYU at Arizona
Adam Amin, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
Sun, Sept. 2 Noon 2018 MEAC/SWAC Challenge from Atlanta: Prairie View A&M vs. North Carolina Central
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Olivia Dekker
7:30 p.m. Miami  vs. LSU from Arlington, Texas
TV: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons
ABC and ESPN Radio
Mon, Sept. 3 8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Florida State
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor


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2 Comments for Andre Ware, Kevin Brown will call UK Football’s season opener

  1. BluKudzu
    11:53 am August 14, 2018 Permalink

    Good to see we got the first team in sportsmedia broadcasting calling the game.
    I guess Herbstreet was busy.

  2. notFromhere
    11:51 pm August 14, 2018 Permalink

    Ware doesn’t like Kentucky