Fox Sports To Broadcast Nearly 100 College Football Games Across Platforms
College football returns to FOX Sports in 2013 with nearly 100 games spanning its broadcast and cable platforms. Top match-ups featuring Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA teams air on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX College Sports and FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network launching August 17. Some of the best football teams in the country take center stage on FOX Sports outlets, including a highly anticipated Nov. 30 contest that features two college football powerhouses as the Stanford Cardinal host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Palo Alto.
FOX Sports 1 makes its college football debut with three straight days of action beginning Thursday, Aug. 29, when Utah of the Pac-12 hosts in-state rival Utah State (8:00 PM ET) in the first game of the network’s weekly Thursday night series. The Utah vs. Utah State game is preceded by a special hour-long edition of the FOX COLLEGE THURSDAY pregame show, while Thursday night games for the rest of the season feature 30 minutes of pregame coverage. FOX Sports 1’s Thursday night package features big ticket match-ups all season long, including UCLA at Utah, Arizona at USC and Oklahoma at Baylor.
College football continues on Friday, Aug. 30, with the Big 12’s first appearance on FOX Sports 1, as K-State hosts North Dakota State (8:30 PM ET).
On Saturdays, coverage kicks off at 10:00 AM ET on FOX Sports 1 with two hours of the FOX College Saturday pregame show, followed by a double or tripleheader of Big 12, Pac-12 and/or Conference USA action. FOX Sports 1’s schedule for Saturday, Aug. 31, features Boise State at Washington (10:00 PM ET), as the two teams meet for the second consecutive game, having closing out last season at the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl – a thrilling 28-26 Broncos victory. Earlier that day on FOX Sports 1, West Virginia hosts William & Mary (12:00 PM ET), and Oregon opens the Mark Helfrich era against Nicholls State (4:00 PM ET).
FOX Sports begins its second year of college football coverage on broadcast television the following weekend with the first of five straight Saturday games in prime time as Oklahoma hosts West Virginia in a Big 12 conference showdown on Saturday, Sept. 7 (7:00 PM ET). Saturday games on FOX Sports are typically preceded by a live 30-minute FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY pregame show from Los Angeles.
Thanksgiving weekend brings three straight days of hard-hitting action beginning with the battle for the Chancellor’s Spurs, as Texas hosts Texas Tech on Thursday, Nov. 28 in prime time (7:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. The following day features three more in-state rivalries, as Washington welcomes Washington State on FOX Sports (3:30 PM ET), Oregon hosts Oregon State (7:00 PM ET) and Conference USA newcomers Florida Atlantic and FIU square off (3:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. Action on Saturday, Nov. 30, is headlined by last year’s BCS runner-up Notre Dame at defending Rose Bowl champion Stanford.
FOX Sports’ college football regular-season schedule concludes the following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a Big 12 match-up between either Texas and Baylor or Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (3:30 PM ET). That night, a conference champion is crowned at the Big Ten Football Championship Game at 8:00 PM ET on FOX.
College football on FOX Sports wraps up on Friday, Jan. 3, with the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic from Dallas, featuring the Big 12 vs. SEC. Pregame coverage starts at 7:30 PM ET, followed by kickoff at 8:00 PM.
FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks, and FOX College Sports broadcast some of the best college football in the nation with last year’s Big 12 co-champions K-State and Oklahoma scheduled to make at least five combined appearances on the networks. Last year’s Pac-12 champion Stanford is showcased at least once, while Oregon, which won the Fiesta Bowl and ended last season ranked No. 2 in the national polls, appears at least two times on FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1. Also on this year’s schedule is last season’s lone undefeated team Ohio State, which plays at Cal on Saturday, Sept. 14 (7:00 PM ET). Several other games featuring top Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA squads are yet to be announced with selections made 12 or six days in advance of game day.
The 2013 college football schedule for FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks and FOX College Sports can be found below. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses.
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