SoonerSports.com has updated this year’s schedule with the kickoff times for OU’s first four games (and now five total):
|Sat, Sep 02||UAB||Norman||6:00 PM||TBS|
|Sat, Sep 09||Washington||Norman||2:30 PM||ABC|
|Sat, Sep 16||Oregon||at Eugene, OR||2:30 PM||ABC|
|Sat, Sep 23||Middle Tennessee State||Norman||6:00 PM||pay-per-view|
|Sat, Nov 25||OSU||at Stillwater||1:30 PM||Fox Sports Network|
We presume that ABC still has the Big 12 pick-up option on the OU-OSU game on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so the time may move. If not, though, we know it will be televised on the regional Fox Sports Network. We also know that the home opener on Labor Day weekend is a night game, and will be nationally televised on TBS, a basic cable staple.
No word yet on Homecoming kick-off time. Given how TV normally works in the Big XII, we won’t know for sure about the October 21 kick-off time until October 9, the Monday after the OU-Texas game. We currently expect kick-off to be absolutely no earlier than noon, as the OU Athletic Department has been asked by TV to move homecoming kick-off before noon and refused.
It’s worth noting that ABC’s Saturday Night College Football does not air on October 21, so there’s no chance ABC will pick up homecoming for national primetime broadcast. That doesn’t mean TBS or FSN can’t make it a night game, but if ABC (who has the first option) picks up the game, it’s all but sure to kick-off at 2:30 PM.
(Hat tip to Kevin Wolfe)