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On Monday, Jan. 7 in Miami, Notre Dame and Alabama will decide which team is the king of college football this season.
ESPN has the Discover BCS National Championship Game (8:30 ET, ESPN) covered from all the angles, including on ESPN.com.
Blogger Matt Fortunareports on Notre Dame football for ESPN.com. Blogger Chris Lowreports on the Southeastern Conference and Alabama football for ESPN.com. Both will be in Miami beginning Jan. 2 to offer full coverage of the mammoth match-up.
In the “Front & Center” podcast above, the bloggers discuss how they’ll do their jobs in Miami before, during and after the game; how bowl game player and coach access differs from the regular season; and more.
Even though the college bowl season begins tomorrow, it’s not to early to look ahead to the end of the line: The Allstate BCS National Championship on Jan. 9 (ESPN 8:30 p.m. ET) when LSU and Alabama duel again, this time to decide it all.
In the video above, Sport Science depicts the strength, size, speed and skills of the LSU and Alabama defenses.
Until we get to the BCS title game, we’ve got lots of college bowls to watch — including 33 of 35 contests on an ESPN network — beginning with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl as Wyoming and Temple battle on ESPN at 2 p.m.
* A long rally propelled Illinois to the women’s volleyball championship finals. The Fighting Illini will face the UCLA Bruins, who beat Florida State in the other semifinal, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 2. Check out some perspective on Division I volleyball from former Syracuse star — and current ESPN publicist — Keri Potts.
Check in with us next week as we introduce you to several ESPN employees who double as lifesavers; others who competed tirelessly in a “hackathon” to invent new ways to deliver sports information, and much more.