Kickoff time and television assignments for five conference championship football games on the ESPN networks were announced on Tuesday.
Championship weekend coverage on the ESPN networks kicks off on Friday, Dec. 18 with the MAC Championship Game at 7:30pm ET on ESPN. The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
The Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game will get the day started on Saturday, Dec. 19. The game, which will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is scheduled for 12:00pm ET and will be televised by ESPN.
Kicking off at either 12:00pm ET or 3:30pm ET is the Sun Belt Championship Game. The game will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2 from the home stadium of either the East or West Division winner.
The ACC Championship Game will not be broadcast in primetime this season, likely due to the SEC and Big Ten championship games kicking off at 8:00pm ET. Instead, the top two seeds in the ACC will square off at 4:00pm ET at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C., with television coverage on ABC.
The American Athletic Conference Championship concludes the evening at 8:00pm ET and will be televised by ABC. The game will be played at the home stadium of the team with the highest winning percentage in conference games.
Other championship games not on the ESPN family of networks include Conference USA (Friday, Dec. 18; 7:00pm ET, CBSSN), Pac-12 (Friday, Dec. 18; 8:00pm ET, FOX), and Big Ten (Saturday, Dec. 19; 8:00pm ET, FOX). A kickoff time for the Mountain West Championship game has not yet been announced, but it will be televised by FOX or FS1.