The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

June 4, 2013

Big 12 Early and Special Date Television Selections Announced

WVU football games against William & Mary, Oklahoma and Georgia State set

Big 12 Conference television selections and designations for the first three weeks of the 2013 football season and special dates have been finalized.

The Conference kicks off the season on Friday, August 30, with its inaugural appearance on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The new channel is scheduled to launch in August as part of the FOX Sports Media Group and will provide expanded coverage of Big 12 events.

Opening weekend will also feature two special event contests among 2012 bowl participants from the Big 12 and SEC. Oklahoma State will face Mississippi State in the Texas Kickoff Classic at Houston’s Reliant Stadium while the Cowboys Classic features TCU against LSU at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Both will be televised to a national audience.

Per Big 12 contractual agreements, four annual Thursday games also highlight the schedule. Each will be telecast in a national window, including the Thanksgiving matchup of Texas Tech at Texas.

All remaining television selections will be announced on a 12-day or six-day basis throughout the season. In accordance with its 13-year joint agreement with FOX and ESPN, every home Big 12 football game is available for telecast. Each league member is allotted one member institution retained football game for telecast on an institutional platform.

2013 Big 12 Football Early and Special Date Television Selections and Designations

(As of June 4, 2013)

Friday, August 30

North Dakota State at K-State     FS1     7:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, August 31

William & Mary at West Virginia     FS1     12 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State     ABC & ESPN2     2:30 p.m. CT

Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma     FSN (PPV)*     6 p.m. CT

Wofford at Baylor     FSN*     6:30 p.m. CT

New Mexico State at Texas     LHN*     7 p.m. CT

Northern Iowa at Iowa State*     7 p.m. CT

LSU vs. TCU     ESPN     8 p.m. CT

Saturday, September 7

Southeast Louisiana at TCU     FSN*     11 a.m. CT

Buffalo at Baylor     FSN     2:30 p.m. CT

Louisiana-Lafayette at K-State     FS1     5:30 p.m. CT

West Virginia at Oklahoma     FOX     6 p.m. CT

Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech     FSN     6 p.m. CT

South Dakota at Kansas     Jayhawk Network*     6 p.m. CT

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