FOX Sports announces 2012 college football TV schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

FOX Sports Media Group has announced their 2012 college football TV schedule featuring over 165 games, including the Big Ten and Pac-12 Championship games and the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Games this year will air nationally on FOX, FX, Fox Sports Net (FSN), Big Ten Network (BTN) and Fox College Sports (FCS).

College football on the FOX networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1 with three games at noon eastern. Highlight of opening day include Hawaii at USC (FOX), Colorado State vs. Colorado (FX) and Miami, OH at Ohio State (BTN).

FOX will televise the 2012 Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30 and the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1. In addition, FOX will provide coverage of the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Jan. 4.

Listed below are the games that have been slated for broadcast to date. The remainder of the schedule will be announced during the season.

Date Game Time (ET) Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Appalachian St. at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 1 Miami (OH) at Ohio State 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Northern Iowa at Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Eastern Kentucky at Purdue 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Colorado State vs. Colorado 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 1 Hawaii at USC 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 1 Indiana State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Oklahoma at UTEP 10:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 8 Tulane at Tulsa 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 8 New Hampshire at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8 Iowa State at Iowa 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8 Wisconsin at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 8 Nebraska at UCLA 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 8 Vanderbilt at Northwestern 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Western Michigan at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Charleston Southern at Illinois 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Eastern Michigan at Purdue 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Texas A&M at SMU 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 15 UMass at Michigan 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Northern Iowa at Iowa 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Boston College at Northwestern 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Portland State at Washington 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 15 USC at Stanford 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 15 Utah State at Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Ball State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22 Ole Miss at Tulane 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 22 Syracuse at Minnesota 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22 Louisiana Tech at Illinois 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 29 Houston vs. Rice 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 6 Michigan at Purdue 4:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 11 UTEP at Tulsa 8:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 13 Ohio State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 18 Houston at SMU 8:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 20 Rice at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 20 Penn State at Iowa 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Fri., Nov. 23 Utah at Colorado 3:00 p.m. TBD
Fri., Nov. 23 Washington at Washington St. 3:30 p.m. TBD
Fri., Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game 8:00 p.m. FOX
Sat., Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game 8:00 p.m. FOX
Fri., Jan. 4 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic 8:00 p.m. FOX

Comments (21)

I wonder who thought of doing that, anyone seriously going to watch that? Should have put Houston @ UCLA or Texas A&M @ SMU on FX instead of that crap game.

It helps the smaller school get known. True it might be one sided but if they keep it close it’s good for them. I’d watch the game

Glad to see Fox in the mix with college games, gives an alternate to the espn crooks. Thanks for the info. CSU vs CU is generally a good game as well as Stanford vs USC.

Who are the announcers for the games now, are they moving Gus Johnson and Charles Davis to FOX and putting Craig Bolerjack and Joel Klatt on FX?

I am curious about the announcing crews too. Gus Johnson is one of the best in the business!

Gus Johnson’s team will be moving to Fox as the #1 team. I think the Bolerjack will be moved to the primary FX crew. And if FX has a second game, Joel Meyers and/or Steve Physioc will handle that game.

Why no Big XII games on tv this year? Thought they had a contract with Fox, FX, FSN, etc.? And also, all of you are wrong, that Eastern Kentucky/Wisconsin matchup should be one hell of a game!!!

Will these 7:30p/6:30p-CT broadcasts actually begin the game at that time, or will there be a 30-minute pre-game show, followed by the actual kick-off at about 5 minutes after the top of the hour?

Which FOX channel is covering the Nebraska game on September 8? I’m on dish and so far the game is not listed on any FOX channel.

Thanks, Jubs. However, I don’t know what the main FOX network is considered–136 has a movie scheduled, 418 has Kent State playing. Other Fox’s seem to have El Paso, Texas vs someone. Bo’s weekly show seems to be on 418. Since we’re playing UCLA, it seems we’d be on Fox California or Fox MW. 136 is considered the main Fox network, I think.I’ll call DISH Thursday and see if they can find it. Ugh, first I’ll have to explain what football is and go from there. Seems dish has outsourced a bit too much.