Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2) vs. Michigan Wolverines (10-2)
2012 Sugar Bowl
Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 3
Place: New Orleans, La.
(Cap: 76,468, Open: 1975, Field: UBU Sports Synthetic Turf)
TV: ESPN and ESPN3.com
Radio: ESPN Radio, VT IMG, SXM 84
The 2012 Sugar Bowl between Virginia Tech and Michigan will be available on television on ESPN, on radio on ESPN Radio and online at ESPN3.com. Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will call the game on ESPN while Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox will call the game on ESPN Radio.
This is the second year ESPN has televised BCS games. Previously, the games were seen on FOX from 2007-2010 and ABC from 1999-2006. The Rose Bowl had a separate contract with ABC through 2010. The Hokies appeared on ESPN in last year's Orange Bowl loss to Stanford.
This will be the fourth time this season Virginia Tech has appeared on a nation-wide ESPN broadcast. Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Hokies are 22-13 on ESPN national broadcasts and 2-1 this year.
BCS History and TV Ratings
Virginia Tech Hokies
2000 Sugar Bowl: L vs. Florida State - 17.5 on ABC
2005 Sugar Bowl: L vs. Auburn - 9.5 on ABC
2008 Orange Bowl: L vs. Kansas - 7.4 on FOX
2009 Orange Bowl: W. vs. Cincinnati - 5.4 on FOX
2011 Orange Bowl: L vs. Stanford - 6.8 on ESPN
2000 Orange Bowl: W vs. Alabama, 11.4 on ABC
2004 Rose Bowl: L vs. USC, 14.3 on ABC
2005 Rose Bowl: L vs. Texas, 12.4 on ABC
2007 Rose Bowl: L vs. USC, 11.4 on ABC