Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally arrived!

As we hit Friday, that means the first weekend of the 2021 college football season is here! And getting things rolling on Saturday will be a B1G West battle between Illinois and Nebraska.

That contest carries plenty of intrigue. The Illini enter Year 1 under new head coach Bret Bielema while the Huskers are hoping for a turnaround in Year 4 with Scott Frost.

The game in Champaign will be the biggest of Week 0 though a couple of other contests will go down around the country. The rest of the slate for Week 0 includes the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta while Hawaii and UCLA will square off in California.

Below is a look at the broadcast teams and channels for every Week 0 contest, courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports:

Saturday, August 28

  • 1 pm EST – Nebraska at Illinois – FOX: Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman; Compass Media: Gregg Daniels, Chad Brown
  • 2 pm EST – UConn at Fresno State – CBSSN: Rich Waltz, Aaron Taylor, Jenny Dell
  • 3:30 pm EST – Hawaii at UCLA – ESPN: Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Dawn Davenport; Westwood One: Paul Burmeister, Ryan Leaf
  • 6 pm EST – Eastern Illinois at Indiana State – ESPN+: Brian Jennings, Katrell Moss
  • 7 pm EST – MEAC/SWAC Challenge: Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central – ESPN: Mark Jones, Jay Walker, Robert Griffin III, Quint Kessenich, Tiffany Greene
  • 9:30 pm EST – UTEP at New Mexico State – AggieVision, FloFootball: Adam Young, Danny Knee, Stephanie Shields
  • 10 pm EST – Southern Utah at San Jose State – CBSSN: Jason Knapp, Aaron Murray, Amanda Guerra