FOX Sports reveals two football games in 2023 for Big Noon Kickoff

By Kevin Kelley -

FOX Sports has revealed two college football matchups in 2023 that are set for Big Noon Kickoff, according to an announcement on Monday.

During week one of the 2023 season, the TCU Horned Frogs will host the Colorado Buffaloes at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 2. The game will be televised by FOX at noon ET (11:00am CT/10:00am MT).

The game will pit the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship runner-up against an overhauled Colorado team led by new head coach Deion Sanders, aka Coach Prime.

FOX also announced that their Big Noon Kickoff for the final week of the regular-season in 2023 will feature the Michigan Wolverines hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. The game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 25 at noon ET (Week 13).

The Michigan-Ohio State football series, referred to as “The Game” by some, is currently led by the Wolverines, 60-51-6. Michigan has won the last two contests in the series, 42-27 in Ann Arbor in 2021 and 45-23 in Columbus in 2022.

Earlier on Monday, the kickoff time and television network was announced for two other football games in 2023. Ohio State will host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 (Week 11) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and the game will be televised by NBC at 7:30pm ET.

CBS announced they will air the Iowa Hawkeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions contest on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 (Week 4). The game will be televised by CBS at 8:00pm ET and also streamed live via Paramount+.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Big Ten Saturday Night on NBC will debut with the West Virginia Mountaineers at the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.

2023 College Football Schedule

Comments (15)

We’ll have to see in ’24 and beyond–things are going to be different this year with CBS not running a full slate and having to work around the SEC. I’ve seen it theorized that FOX may do a week or two of non-B1G games at noon to open up CBS to air a noon B1G game of their own those weeks.

We know the CBS and NBC timeslots aren’t 100% etched in stone at least for this year. NBC will have two ND games in prime time (OSU and USC) and will air a B1G game in the afternoon those weeks.

Giving Fox OSU-UM is a colossal mistake. It should be on NBC at night. They have not aired the rivalry since 1965. Day football has paled in comparison to night football for 53 years now. And it will continue to do so forever.

For the foreseeable future, “The Game” will always be a daytime game. It’s heresy to suggest otherwise … at least for now

They aren’t playing Michigan-Ohio State at night. In fact, they aren’t playing any Big Ten game outside the state of California and maybe Nebraska at night in late November.

FOX paid substantially more in rights fees for the first pick every season and it’s going to be for Michigan-Ohio State on Big Noon. It’s the highest rated game in the highest rated time slot, so it’s hardly a “colossal mistake”.

Who says night games have to be limited to California in late November? NBC is going to air night CFB every Saturday this season, whether it is B1G or ND

It’s not going to happen. Too great of a chance of something bad happening if people have all day to get liquored up. The schools don’t want it to happen, and it’s the highest-rated regular season game of the year right where it is.

And again, the last time NBC aired “The Game”, The Beatles were the biggest musical act in the world. The band broke up in 1970, and two of its members have since died.

Once again PeteF3, every good idea comes with bad side effects, even COVID-19 vaccines.

Z-man, you just like to stir the pot. I don’t think you will ever see a Michigan-Ohio St. game played in prime time. When it was on NBC in 1965 I highly doubt it was played in prime time.

“Day football has paled in comparison to night football for 53 years now.”
In what way? Night football caters to single guys getting drunk watching the game at a bar.
Day games honor tradition, prioritize the fans going to the games (rather than those watching on tv), and usually have better weather than night games in November.

Literally the most watch CFB game the last couple seasons which has been played at….NOON!

I hope there comes a day where ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC all get to air any college football game from any conference. Sure they might need to have each network have 1st priority over certain conferences (ex: ABC gets ACC and XII/Pac12, CBS gets SEC, Fox gets B1G and XII/Pac12) and certain conferences air their championship game on a specific network (B1G on Fox, SEC on CBS). But other than that, I think the four major networks should have a gentleman’s agreement where each network has 1st priority over specific conferences, but they all can air any game they want to air after that. It would be cool to see an SEC game on NBC or a Big XII game on CBS you know.

I agree. Plus, with the advent of streaming services, I would like to see the end of “broadcast windows”. Right now, there’s really only 4 options (Pacific Time): 9 AM, 12:30 PM, 4/5 PM, 7:30 PM
It should be up to the home team to decide what time the games kick off at. Personally, as a west coast fan, I’m not a fan of the 7:30 kickoffs, especially in November when it’s cold out. As someone who now lives in Central Time Zone, I’m not a fan of 11 AM kickoffs, it’s too early.