"Gridiron Grudges: College Football's Fiercest Rivalries" Debuts on SiriusXM November 23

Eight-part radio series explores the history, intensity and emotions of some of the game's most storied matchups

Features interviews with Joe Namath, Lou Holtz, Nick Saban, Bobby Bowden, Bob Stoops, Archie Manning, Eddie George, celebrity fans Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Jim Ross, and many more

Nov 18, 2015, 13:15 ET from Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will air a special eight-part radio series focused on the history behind several of the most storied rivalries in the history of college football.  Gridiron Grudges: College Football's Fiercest Rivalries will debut on Monday, November 23, and air throughout Thanksgiving Week, leading up to this season's versions of these rivalry games.

Each episode of the series will be devoted to capturing the history, intensity and emotions of a different rivalry.  Those featured will be:

  • Ohio State-Michigan (Series dates back to 1897)
  • Auburn-Alabama (1893)
  • Clemson-South Carolina (1896)
  • UCLA-USC (1929)
  • Florida-Florida St. (1958)
  • Georgia-Georgia Tech (1893)
  • Ole Miss-Mississippi St. (1901)
  • Oklahoma-Oklahoma St. (1904)

Listeners will get an in-depth look at the origins of each long-standing matchup and be able to re-live historic moments and memorable game highlights.  They will hear the perspectives of players and coaches who have been participants in these contests on the field, as well as the fans who have watched year after year and cheered and cried over the outcome. 

The series will air nationwide on SiriusXM's 24/7 college sports channel, SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 84 on satellite radios and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app).  Each 30 or 60-minute episode will air multiple times, and will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand.

Go to www.SiriusXM.com/GridironGrudges for classic photos, rivalry facts and figures and more.

This programming will also be made available on inactive SiriusXM radios as part of SiriusXM's free listening preview program, which runs through December 2.  (Some older Sirius satellite radios may not be capable of receiving the free listening preview channels.)

"Few things stir fans' emotions the way these classic rivalries do.  Every fall these games represent either the highlight or the heartbreak of the season for so many," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer.  "On SiriusXM College Sports Nation we are able to delve deeper into the history and excitement of these matchups in a way nobody else on radio can.  As the anticipation for this year's games builds, this series will enable fans to re-live fond memories of these rivalries, and maybe learn something new, as we tell the stories behind them." 

Gridiron Grudges: College Football's Fiercest Rivalries – Series Schedule

Ohio State-Michigan, narrated by Mark Packer
Air dates: Nov. 23 (4:00 pm & 8:00 pm ET), Nov. 25 (10:00 pm ET), Nov. 26 (11:00 am & 3:00 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former Ohio State RBs Eddie George and Robert Smith, former OSU LB Chris Spielman, former Michigan lineman Dan Dierdorf, former Michigan QB Chad Henne, former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, former Michigan DB Marcus Ray, and others

Auburn-Alabama, narrated by Taylor Zarzour
Air dates: Nov. 23 (7:00 pm ET), Nov. 24 (4:00 pm ET), Nov. 26 (2:00 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former Alabama QB Joe Namath, Alabama coach Nick Saban, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, former Alabama QB Greg McElroy, former Auburn WR Sammie Coates, former Alabama coach Gene Stallings, former Auburn coach Pat Dye, and others

Clemson-South Carolina, narrated by Mark Packer
Air dates: Nov. 24 (9:30 pm ET), Nov. 25 (4:30 pm & 8:30 pm ET), Nov. 26 (12:30 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former South Carolina coach Lou Holtz, former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, former South Carolina RB George Rogers, country music star Tim McGraw, and others

UCLA-USC, narrated by Chris Childers
Air dates: Nov. 25 (7:30 pm ET), Nov. 26 (10:30 am & 4:30 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former UCLA coach and player Rick Neuheisel, former USC QB Matt Leinart, former UCLA QB Matt Stevens, and others

Florida-Florida State, narrated by Jack Arute
Air dates: Nov. 24 (9:00 pm ET), Nov. 25 (4:00 pm & 8:00 pm ET), Nov. 26 (12:00 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former Florida St. head coach Bobby Bowden, former FSU DBs Deion Sanders and Samari Rolle, former Florida QB Chris Leak, country music star Jake Owen, and others

Ole Miss-Mississippi State, narrated by Taylor Zarzour
Air dates: Nov. 24 (10:30 pm ET), Nov. 25 (9:30 pm ET), Nov. 26 (1:30 pm & 5:30 pm ET)
Interviews include: Former Ole Miss QB Archie Manning, former Mississippi St. head coach Jackie Sherrill, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, Mississippi St. head coach Dan Mullen, and others

Georgia-Georgia Tech, narrated by Chris Childers
Air dates: Nov. 24 (10:00 pm ET), Nov. 25 (9:00 pm ET), Nov. 26 (1:00 pm & 5:00 pm ET)
Interviews include: former Georgia QB Buck Belue, former Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson, former Georgia coach Jim Donnan, and others

Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, narrated by Jack Arute
Air dates: Nov. 25 (7:00 pm ET), Nov. 26 (10:00 am & 4:00 pm ET)
Interviews include: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, Oklahoma St. head coach Mike Gundy, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, and others

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