via press release:
FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FEATURING NATION’S TOP TEAMS
Schedule Highlighted by Notre Dame at Stanford on Nov. 30
FOX Sports 1 Makes College Football Debut on Aug. 29
Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA Appear on FOX Sports,
FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks and FOX College Sports
New York, NY – 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.
2013 FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(All times listed are Eastern)
|Thursday, August 29||Conference||Network|
|8:00 PM||Utah State at Utah||Pac-12||FOX Sports 1|
|Friday, August 30|
|8:30 PM||North Dakota State at K-State||Big 12||FOX Sports 1|
|Saturday, August 31|
|12:00 PM||William & Mary at West Virginia||Big 12||FOX Sports 1|
|4:00 PM||Nicholls State at Oregon||Pac-12||FOX Sports 1|
|10:00 PM||Boise State at Washington||Pac-12||FOX Sports 1|
|7:00 PM||Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma||Big 12||FSN (PPV)|
|7:30 PM||Wofford at Baylor||Big 12||FSN|
|7:00 PM||Old Dominion at East Carolina||C-USA||FCS|
Thursday, September 5 7:30 PMFlorida Atlantic at East CarolinaC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, September 7 7:00 PMWest Virginia at OklahomaBig 12FOX 12:00 PMOklahoma State at UTSAC-USAFOX Sports 16:30 PMLouisiana-Lafayette at K-StateBig 12FOX Sports 110:30 PMWashington State at USCPac-12FOX Sports 1 12:00 PMSoutheastern Louisiana at TCUBig 12FSN3:30 PMBuffalo at BaylorBig 12FSN7:00 PMStephen F. Austin at Texas TechBig 12FSN 8:00 PMNew Mexico at UTEPC-USAFCS Thursday, September 12 7:30 PMTulane at LA TechC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, September 14 7:00 PMOhio State at CalPac-12FOX 12:00 PMVirginia Tech at East CarolinaC-USAFOX Sports 16:00 PMIowa at Iowa StateBig 12FOX Sports 110:00 PMOregon State at UtahPac-12FOX Sports 1 4:00 PMBall State at North TexasC-USAFSN7:30 PMLamar at Oklahoma StateBig 12FSN Saturday, September 21 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 3:00 PMHouston vs. Rice (from Reliant Stadium)C-USAFSN7:00 PMTexas State at Texas TechBig 12FSN 8:00 PMUTSA at UTEPC-USAFCS Thursday, September 26 7:30 PMIowa State at TulsaC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, September 28 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN Thursday, October 3 10:00 PMUCLA at UtahPac-12FOX Sports 1 Saturday, October 5 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 16:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 110:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 3:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 3:30 PMNorth Texas at TulaneC-USAFCS Thursday, October 10 10:30 PMArizona at USCPac-12FOX Sports 1
Saturday, October 12 3:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 18:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 5:00 PMMarshall at Florida AtlanticC-USAFCS Saturday, October 19 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 110:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN Thursday, October 24 7:30 PMMarshall at Middle TennesseeC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, October 26 3:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 4:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 17:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 111:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 7:00 PMNorth Texas at Southern MissC-USAFCS Thursday, October 31 7:30 PMRice at North TexasC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, November 2 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 18:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 1:00 PMMiddle Tennessee at UABC-USAFCS Thursday, November 7 7:30 PMOklahoma at BaylorBig 12FOX Sports 1 Saturday, November 9 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 18:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 4:00 PMFIU at Middle TennesseeC-USAFCS Thursday, November 14 7:30 PMMarshall at TulsaC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, November 16 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 110:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN3:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 12:00 PMCharlotte at Old DominionC-USAFCS Thursday, November 21 7:30 PMRice at UABC-USAFOX Sports 1 Saturday, November 23 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 18:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 3:30 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN Thursday, November 28 7:30 PMTexas Tech at TexasBig 12FOX Sports 1 Friday, November 29 3:30 PMWashington State at WashingtonPac-12FOX 3:00 PMFIU at Florida AtlanticC-USAFOX Sports 17:00 PMOregon State at OregonPac-12FOX Sports 1 Saturday, November 30 7:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 14:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFOX Sports 1 12:00 PMTBA at TBATBAFSN 3:00 PMTulane at RiceC-USAFCS Saturday, December 7 3:30 PMTBA at TBABig 12FOX8:00 PMBig Ten Championship Game (from Lucas Oil Stadium)Big TenFOX Friday, January 3 8:00 PMAT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (from Cowboys Stadium)SEC/Big 12FOX