Experience the first College Football Playoff National Championship on Twitter

Monday, 12 January 2015

Following an exciting start on New Year’s Day, the College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) will crown its first champion on @ESPN tonight. Whether it’s the Oregon Ducks (@WinTheDay) or the Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) hoisting the trophy in the end, Twitter has you covered before, during and after the final whistle.

At 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks will take on the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T (@ATT).

And before kickoff, fans can vote on Twitter for you who you think will win tonight’s game via @SportsCenter.

Gearing up for the championship

Along with @usnikefootball, both Oregon and Ohio State unveiled the uniforms they will wear tonight on Twitter:

Return of the Megacast / SportsCenter Vote

ESPN’s ‘CFP Megacast’ offers fans more than 12 different ways to consume the big game via broadcast channels, including the return of ‘Film Room,’ which features several noteworthy college football coaches breaking down the action on ESPN2. @CollegeGameDay will cover the ‘Film Room’ channel on Twitter.

Twitter content will also be used broadly within on-air Megacast coverage — behind-the-scenes insights, statistics and information, interaction with fans, and more.

Follow the action

Throughout the game, @ESPNCFB will provide fans with score updates, highlights and analyses. Complementary content will also come from @ESPN, @SportsCenter, @CollegeGameDay and on-air talent:

For general conversation, check out the game-specific hashtag: #UOvsOSU

Fans can also follow both schools’ official athletic department and head coach accounts, as well as team-specific hashtags:

#2 Oregon
Team: @WinTheDay
Athletic Department: @GoDucks
Hashtag: #GoDucks
Head coach: @CoachHelfrich

#4 Ohio State
Athletic Department: @OhioStAthletics
Hashtag: #GoBucks
Head coach: @OSUCoachMeyer

Watch the first College Football Playoff Championship on ESPN and join the live conversation on Twitter. Check back later tonight when we recap how the games played out on the field and on Twitter.