College Football TV Schedule selections for Dec. 3, 2016

By Kevin Kelley -

Every Monday, the five power conferences announce their football TV schedule for the weekend after next. Some selections are also made by the American, C-USA, MAC, MWC, and Sun Belt.

Today, selections were announced for the weekend of Dec. 3, 2016.

Week 14 TV Schedule Selections
All times Eastern

2016 ACC Championship Game – 8pm, ABC

American Championship Game – Noon, ABC

Big 12
Kansas State at TCU – Noon, FS1
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma – 12:30pm, FOX
Baylor at West Virginia – 3:30pm, FS1

Off: Iowa State, Kansas, Texas, Texas Tech

Big Ten
2016 Big Ten Championship Game – 8pm, FOX

2016 C-USA Championship Game – Noon, ESPN

No games scheduled.

2016 MAC Championship Game – 7pm, ESPN2 (Fri.)

2016 MWC Championship Game – 7:45pm, ESPN

2016 Pac-12 Championship Game – 9pm, FOX (Fri.)

2016 SEC Championship Game – 4pm, CBS

Sun Belt
Troy at Georgia Southern – Noon, ESPN2
New Mexico State at South Alabama – 1pm, ESPN3
UL Lafayette at ULM – 3pm, ESPN3
Georgia State at Idaho – 5pm, ESPN3
Arkansas State at Texas State – 7:30pm, ESPN2

Off: Appalachian State

Comments (9)

I wonder why FOX wants a 12:30pm kick in Stillwater instead of a top of the hour I am thinking a 30 minute pregame show from Indianapolis

The Pac-12 Championship is actually on Friday night, but besides the Big Ten and ACC Championships that night there are also the MAC and Mountain West Championships, as well as Arkansas State vs. Texas State… so basically ACC vs. B1G, ratings-wise.

start playing the SEC title game on Thursday night next year it’s only competition would be a Thursday night NFL game no one cares about

but with a Thursday night slot it would get played in primetime like the other power 5 title games

They would probably lose ratings and stadium attendance if they moved the game to Thursday. Remember the players are students as well, so the professors would be pissed that the players are missing time, and the students aren’t doing their homework because they’re watching the game. Putting the game on Saturday afternoon gives them no competition, and the fans have a reasonable amount of time to get from their home to Atlanta and back home on the same day, which means they don’t have to waste money buying a hotel room, or take the risk of driving late at night.

Thanks Larry Scott for signing the deal with FOX to put the game on Friday every other year, and putting the game in a neutral sight. I’m sure you’re going to love seeing 30,000 empty seats at Levi’s Stadium in the cold, possibly rainy weather.