ESPN to “Megacast” Ohio State-Indiana

By Dan Hope on August 15, 2017 at 10:03 am
Kirk Herbstreit will be on ESPN's main broadcast of Ohio State's season opener at Indiana.

If you aren't making the trip to Bloomington for Ohio State's season opener at Indiana, you'll have plenty of options for watching the game from home.

ESPN has decided to feature the Aug. 31 season opener in a multi-network "Megacast," much as it has for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, as reported by Richard Deitsch of on Tuesday morning. 

In addition to the traditional broadcast on ESPN, which will feature Kirk Herbstreit on commentary along with Dave Flemming and Laura Rutledge, there will also be six alternative presentations, including a Coaches Film Room on ESPNews that features former college football coaches Mack Brown, Gene Chizik, Mark Helfrich and Les Miles along with ESPN hosts Tom Luginbill and Greg McElroy.

Here's what else the Megacast will feature, according to Deitsch:

There will also be a homers’ broadcast on ESPNU (Dan Dakich will be the analyst for Indiana with play by play broadcaster Joe Tessitore); the debut of an All-22 broadcast (viewers can see the entire field from above the end zone) on ESPN3; a Skycam perspective on ESPN3, a DataCenter presentation on ESPN3, which features on-screen graphic content ranging from analytics, real-time drive charts, win probability updates, and curated social media reaction. ESPN will also employ Command Center on ESPN Goal Line, which is a split-screen with simultaneous multiple camera views.

Ohio State's season opener against Indiana is scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff.

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