The road to the 2020 FBS national championship begins with the NCAA college football kickoff this weekend in Orlando, Fla., live on ESPN.
In only their second matchup this decade, the University of Miami Hurricanes and the University of Florida Gators will meet in neutral territory to reignite this SEC/ACC rivalry.
The Dan Mullen-led Gators are preseason-ranked No. 8 heading into the game, while Manny Diaz’s ‘Canes are unranked but have recent history in their favor—Miami won their most recent meeting in 2013 (21-16) and dominates 5-1 in the series since 2000.
What to Watch Florida’s experienced wide receivers will meet Miami’s bruising front line. Can Florida QB Feleipe Franks connect with his receivers before the blitz hits? That could be the key to a Gators win.
Look for Miami to establish the run game early on the back of tailback DeeJay Dallas, who averaged a dominating 8.3 yards per carry in 2018. Florida’s run defense allowed 4.3 yards per carry last year, 11th overall in the SEC.
Wild Card: Miami WR Jeff Thomas After pulling in nearly 20 yards per reception over his previous two seasons, Thomas will line up with a new starting QB this season. Will they find a rhythm?
And for those keeping track, this game pits former Mississippi State head coach Mullen against his former two-time defensive coordinator. There’s no doubt the energy will be electric.
Just in time for the exciting 2019 college football kickoff, C Spire is adding the ACC Network to its Sports Package on C Spire TV.
Subscribers can catch all the gridiron action and analysis with Clemson, University of Miami, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and other powerhouses on C Spire TV channel 314 beginning August 22.
The ACC Network will air 40 football games this season, starting with a Thursday night matchup between Georgia Tech and Clemson, live from Death Valley at 7 p.m. on August 29.
As part of its year-round ACC sports coverage, the network will also bring 150 men’s and women’s basketball games as well as 250 Olympic sports events to home on C Spire TV. Viewers can also get closer to these 15 championship-winning programs with inside access, studio programming and ESPN Films documentaries including “Greatest Ever: The 2018 Clemson Tigers,” “All Access: Louisville Football” and “The Bowden Dynasty.”
Discovery travels to the vast, nearly untouched plains of Tanzania. The six-part series gives unrivaled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of Africa. Featuring a lush original score and narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, the groundbreaking series follows the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife including lions, zebras, baboons and cheetahs over the course of a year, showcasing the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat.
Soon the season of plenty will begin to fade and food will be harder to come by, putting the animals of the Serengeti to the ultimate test. With new arrivals and unexpected problems, old foes resurfacing and dangerous encounters at nearly every turn, the Serengeti will demand courage from all who call it home. In Serengeti, the world’s most captivating animals try to survive in the beautiful, demanding lands of Northern Africa, stopping at nothing to protect their offspring and prove their worthiness to their tribe.
From Kali the lioness and Shani the Zebra, to Zalika the Hyena and many more, each species has their own unique story, whether dealing with their enemies or desperately searching for prey. Kali makes a big mistake and is now left completely alone to fend for herself and her cubs– an almost impossible task in the African plains. The series also features Tembo, a young male elephant struggling to take the next step on his journey into adulthood, as well as Nalla, the family matriarch juggling to lead the herd and be a mother. Across the Serengeti, Bakari the Baboon looks to honor the memory of his lost love by fiercely protecting her orphaned child. SERENGETI gives viewers a front row seat to witness how the animal experience isn’t so different from our own.
SERENGETI premieres on SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 7:00pm CT on Discovery (ch. 750) with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays.