College Football Kicks Off on XM Satellite Radio

XM
Satellite Radio is launching its biggest package of college football ever with
games for the six power conferences the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10,
and SEC all starting August 30.

The SEC
and Big 12 are joining the XM college football schedule for the first time,
making XM the official satellite radio network for all six Bowl Championship
Series (BCS) conferences. XM is also the official satellite radio network of
the BCS National Championship Game and other BCS bowl games under an agreement
with FOX Sports.

XM is
dedicating 15 radio channels to live play-by-play coverage of college football
games for listeners across the continental

United States. A channel guide is
available online at http://www.xmradio.com/collegesports .

“XM
is your college sports connection, wherever you are,” said Eric Logan,
XM’s executive vice president of programming. “If you’re a
Texas fan, you can tune into your favorite team on XM,
whether you’re in
Austin or you’re two thousand
miles away in

Seattle.
You can be a Wisconsin fan vacationing in
Florida,
a Virginia Tech alum who lives in
Phoenix, or a
Cal fan headed to
New England,
and you can hear your teams on XM. This year, we’ve got the most college
football games, the most teams, and the most conferences we’ve ever had.”

In
addition to the games on XM, the sports talk radio channel XM Sports Nation (XM
Channel 144) will broadcast gameday reports each week from the host city of a
major game. XM Sports Nation will be in
Starkville,

Miss., on August 29 and 30 for the first SEC
game of 2007 as LSU takes on

Mississippi

State. The broadcast team
will air gameday news and analysis, on-site interviews, and call-in shows from
the MSU campus to listeners nationwide. Fans can hear the

Mississippi
State
game feed on SEC channel 199 and the LSU feed on SEC channel 200 on August 30,
starting with the pre-game shows at 6:00 pm ET.

XM Sports
Nation has also expanded its on-air team of football analysts, led by Barry
Switzer, the former coach of the Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys. Switzer
now appears live on the show “XM Sports Nation This Morning” on
Mondays and Fridays to talk football with host T.J. Rives.

“When
you consider that XM has games for the six power conferences and the BCS, and
you look at the expanded coverage on the XM Sports Nation channel, it’s clear
that XM is now the ultimate home for college football,” said XM’s

Logan.