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ESPN family of networks to air Alabama’s first two home games of 2017 season

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– ESPN’s family of networks will be in full effect for the University of Alabama to start the Crimson Tide’s home season in the upcoming fall, as times have been announced for the first two games – according to a press release from UA’s athletic department of communications on Wednesday.

The Tide will host Fresno State inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on either ESPN or ESPN2. After facing the Bulldogs, Alabama is scheduled to play Colorado State the following week (Sept. 16) at 6:00 p.m. Like Fresno State, the Tide’s meeting with the Rams will be on either ESPN or ESPN2.

While it will be the first time Alabama matches up with Fresno State, the 2013 season was the last time the Tide battled Colorado State at home. Saban and company earned a 31-6 victory over the Rams, en route to finishing the season with 11 wins – despite falling to Auburn and Oklahoma.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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