Adaptable ESPN Veteran Holly Rowe Named to ABC Saturday Night time Football Commentating Workforce

ESPN declared currently that longtime ESPN commentator Holly Rowe will be a part of the ABC Saturday Night Soccer group this tumble. Rowe will take on the sideline reporter position for the franchise, joining perform-by-play commentator Chris Fowler and analyst Kirk Herbstreit as she kicks off her 26th time masking higher education football for ESPN and ABC. She will commence her new obligations in August as section of her present multi-yr contract, and this new assignment carries on Rowe’s reporting existence from kickoff of the college or university soccer season through the summary of the University Football Playoff.

“For a lot more than two a long time, Holly has been a perfectly-revered member of ESPN, setting up herself as one of school sports’ ideal ambassadors in the course of action,” reported Lee Fitting, ESPN senior vice president of output. “Holly’s devotion to her operate is indisputable, and the know-how, passion and professionalism she delivers to her craft every single working day shines via.”

Masking a huge assortment of sporting activities for ESPN, Rowe joined the network whole time in August 1998 after showing up on pick ESPN telecasts in 1997 and ABC Athletics in 1995-96. In addition to her school football responsibilities, Rowe is one particular of the direct ESPN reporters on Big Monday men’s faculty basketball, the NCAA Women’s Last 4, the Women’s Faculty Entire world Series, NCAA indoor and beach volleyball countrywide championships, collegiate gymnastics and the WNBA.

“When they informed me, I just began crying due to the fact I’ve been obsessed with higher education football my whole daily life,” Rowe stated. “It’s a aspiration come correct and I’m grateful to my bosses for this opportunity. I’m beginning my 26th season masking video games on ABC and ESPN, and it’s been long several years filled with tricky operate. I’m fired up to be a part of what’s been set up as the most effective group in higher education soccer with Chris and Kirk, and I hope to be the world’s best teammate to them.

“Early in my profession, I would protect the NCAA Division III Countrywide Championship every calendar year and I satisfied a famous mentor named Frosty Westering,” Rowe included. “His quote for existence was ‘make the large time exactly where you are’ so you are not constantly chasing the large time. I have adopted that as my private mantra and I have tried to make the ‘big time’ exactly where I am, putting my coronary heart and soul into each demonstrate and each individual match. It’s genuinely special for that to last but not least fork out off and I’m just grateful, honored and humbled.”

The entire roster of ESPN faculty football commentators for the 2021 time will be announced in the coming weeks.