Monday, October 26, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 10 (11/7/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/7 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

Here's the deal - I don't really have a great handle as to the TV slots that are open as some networks aren't providing accurate listings by the time this post is written. What I'll do is list the windows that I've found and the games not yet set for TV, then add windows & reorder them by time as they're announced. That way you'll see the list of games set for TV along with the one(s) you're waiting on. Just don't be alarmed if network X isn't listed with any games here and you don't see any from that network for the games that have already been set.

12pm ESPN: Michigan State at Iowa
12pm ESPN2: North Carolina at Duke 
12pm FS1: Michigan at Indiana
12pm ESPNU: Arkansas State at Louisiana
12pm BTN: Nebraska at Northwestern
12pm ACC: Liberty at Virginia Tech
12pm ESPN3: ULM at Georgia State
12pm ESPN+: Tulane at ECU
12pm ESPN+: USF at Memphis
1pm ESPN3: Troy at Georgia Southern
2pm ACC RSN: Boston College at Syracuse
3pm ESPN3: North Alabama at Southern Miss
2:30pm ESPN+: UMass at Marshall
3:30pm ABC: Purdue at Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2: Houston at Cincinnati
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2: Kansas at Oklahoma
3:30pm FS1: Texas Tech at TCU 
3:30pm BTN: Minnesota at Illinois
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Penn State
3:30pm ESPN3: UTSA at Rice
3:30pm ESPN+: Charlotte at Middle Tennessee
4pm ESPNU: Arizona at Utah
4pm ACC: Pitt at Florida State
4pm ESPN3: FIU at UTEP
4pm ESPN+: Appalachian State at Texas State
7pm ESPN2: UCLA at Colorado
7pm FS1: Baylor at Iowa State
7:30pm ABC: Stanford at Oregon
7:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Ohio State
8pm ESPNU: South Alabama at Coastal Carolina
8pm ACC: Louisville at Virginia
10:30pm ESPN: Washington at California
10:30pm FS1: Washington State at Oregon State

Games to have TV decided after 10/31 games
Tennessee at Arkansas - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN
Texas A&M at South Carolina - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN
West Virginia at Texas - 12pm ABC or 4pm FOX
Oklahoma State at Kansas State - 12pm ABC or 4pm FOX

Sunday, October 25, 2020

CFB TV Guesses for 2020 Week 10 (11/07/20)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast. Here are the known available telecast windows. 

I have done my best to list what TV windows are out there. Every listing service has a little different schedule for these networks. It is also possible that a window could be eliminated or the time of a window could shift slightly to accommodate a network's needs.

Considerations (you might want to read these instead of skipping past them)
* SEC games have already been set for CBS and ESPN Networks, though there is a decision to be made between the evening SEC Network and ESPN games.
* Pac-12 joins the guesses. Please note that FOX has preselected Arizona State at USC for a 12pm ET start and it is not listed here because of that.
* FOX is scheduled to carry boxing at 8pm ET.
* ESPN2 is scheduled to carry a UFC Fight Night at 10-10:30pm ET.
* ESPN originally listed their primetime window as one of two SEC games at 7:30pm ET, but with the Pac-12 returning to play and a window being added at 10:30pm ET, I expect that the primetime ESPN window will move to 7pm ET.
* One ACC RSN game is being listed by most RSNs at 2pm ET leading into Stadium's scheduled C-USA game at 6pm ET.
* BTN's executives have confirmed that they'll carry 28 games this season with two appearances for each Big Ten school, so yes, there's going to be a need to get schools like Ohio State on the network.
* I gave FOX the top Big 12 choice and ESPN the top Big Ten choice.
* I think you'll see usage of ESPNU for the Pac-12 regularly with the Pac-12 Networks sidelined for now. Per the release that the Pac-12 provided, the ESPN outlets for the conference are ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Not any of ESPN's digital outlets.

12pm ABC: Maryland at Penn State 
12pm ESPN: Houston at Cincinnati
12pm ESPN2: Minnesota at Illinois
12pm FS1: Kansas at Oklahoma
12pm ESPNU: Texas Tech at TCU
12pm BTN: Rutgers at Ohio State
12pm ACC: Boston College at Syracuse
2pm ACC RSN: Louisville at Virginia
3:30pm ABC: Michigan at Indiana 
3:30pm ESPN: West Virginia at Texas
3:30pm ESPN2: Arizona at Utah
3:30pm FS1: Purdue at Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPNU: UCLA at Colorado
3:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Northwestern
4pm FOX: Oklahoma State at Kansas State
4pm ACC: Pitt at Florida State
7pm ESPN: Texas A&M at South Carolina
7pm ESPN2: North Carolina at Duke
7pm FS1: Baylor at Iowa State
7pm ESPNU: South Alabama at Coastal Carolina
7:30pm ABC: Stanford at Oregon
7:30pm SEC: Tennessee at Arkansas
7:30pm BTN: Michigan State at Iowa
8pm ACC: Liberty at Virginia Tech
10:30pm ESPN: Washington at California
10:30pm FS1: Washington State at Oregon State

ESPN3 or ESPN+
Tulane at ECU
USF at Memphis
North Alabama at Southern Miss
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee
UTSA at Rice
FIU at UTEP
UMass at Marshall
Troy at Georgia Southern
ULM at Georgia State
Arkansas State at Louisiana
Appalachian State at Texas State

Monday, October 19, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 9 (10/31/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/31 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

Here's the deal - I don't really have a great handle as to the TV slots that are open as some networks aren't providing accurate listings by the time this post is written. What I'll do is list the windows that I've found and the games not yet set for TV, then add windows & reorder them by time as they're announced. That way you'll see the list of games set for TV along with the one(s) you're waiting on. Just don't be alarmed if network X isn't listed with any games here and you don't see any from that network for the games that have already been set.

12pm ABC: Boston College at Clemson
12pm FOX: Michigan State at Michigan
12pm ESPN/ESPN2: Kansas State at West Virginia
12pm ESPN/ESPN2: Memphis at Cincinnati
12pm FS1: Iowa State at Kansas
12pm ESPNU: Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
12pm BTN: Purdue at Illinois
12pm ACC: Wake Forest at Syracuse
12pm ESPN+: Temple at Tulane
2pm ESPN+: UCF at Houston
3pm ESPN3: Troy at Arkansas State
3pm ESPN3: Rice at Southern Miss
3:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ESPN: Northwestern at Iowa
3:30pm ESPN2: TCU at Baylor
3:30pm FS1: Wisconsin at Nebraska
3:30pm BTN: Indiana at Rutgers
4pm FOX: Texas at Oklahoma State
4pm ESPNU: Appalachian State at ULM
4pm ACC: Virginia Tech at Louisville
7pm FS1: San Jose State at New Mexico
7pm ACC RSN: Charlotte at Duke
7:30pm ABC: Ohio State at Penn State
7:30pm ESPN2: Navy at SMU
8pm FOX: Oklahoma at Texas Tech
8pm ESPNU: Louisiana at Texas State
8pm ACC: North Carolina at Virginia
10:15pm ESPN: WKU at BYU
10:30pm FS1: Nevada at UNLV

Sunday, October 18, 2020

CFB TV Guesses for 2020 Week 9 (10/31/20)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast. Here are the known available telecast windows. 

I have done my best to list what TV windows are out there. Every listing service has a little different schedule for these networks. It is also possible that a window could be eliminated or the time of a window could shift slightly to accommodate a network's needs.

Pac-12 will be added with next week's guesses. Maybe the MAC too.

Considerations (you might want to read these instead of skipping past them)
* I dropped the late 10:15pm ESPN window
* SEC games had their TV destinations set in advance for this week. Check the schedule for the week to see where they have been set. 
* I gave ESPN top pick of Big 12 and Big Ten for Saturday games.
* 7pm ACC RSN window could move to 12pm again as it did on 10/24.
* I get the feeling that ESPN will try to use one of Notre Dame's ACC games each season and earmark it for ACCN, so this is the week I can see them trying it.

12pm ABC: Boston College at Clemson
12pm FOX: Michigan State at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Kansas State at West Virginia
12pm ESPN2: Memphis at Cincinnati
12pm FS1: TCU at Baylor
12pm ESPNU: Louisiana at Texas State
12pm BTN: Indiana at Rutgers
12pm ACC: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ABC: Texas at Oklahoma State
3:30pm ESPN: Iowa State at Kansas
3:30pm ESPN2: Navy at SMU
3:30pm FS1: Purdue at Illinois
3:30pm ESPNU: Temple at Tulane      
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Iowa
3:30pm ACC RSN: Wake Forest at Syracuse
4pm FOX: Wisconsin at Nebraska
4pm ACC: Virginia Tech at Louisville
7pm ESPN2: WKU at BYU
7pm FS1:  San Jose State at New Mexico
7pm ESPNU: Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
7pm ACC RSN: Charlotte at Duke
7:30pm ABC: Ohio State at Penn State
8pm FOX: Oklahoma at Texas Tech
8pm ACC: North Carolina at Virginia
10:30pm FS1: Nevada at UNLV

ESPN3 or ESPN+
UCF at Houston
Troy at Arkansas State
Appalachian State at ULM
Rice at Southern Miss

Monday, October 12, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 8 (10/24/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/24 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

Here's the deal - I don't really have a great handle as to the TV slots that are open as some networks aren't providing accurate listings by the time this post is written. What I'll do is list the windows that I've found and the games not yet set for TV, then add windows & reorder them by time as they're announced. That way you'll see the list of games set for TV along with the one(s) you're waiting on. Just don't be alarmed if network X isn't listed with any games here and you don't see any from that network for the games that have already been set.

Friday
7pm ESPN3: Jacksonville State at FIU
8pm BTN: Illinois at Wisconsin

Saturday
12pm ABC: Oklahoma at TCU
12pm FS1: Kansas at Kansas State
12pm ESPNU: Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
12pm SEC: Auburn at Ole Miss
12pm BTN: Rutgers at Michigan State
12pm CBSSN: Mercer at Army West Point
12pm ACC RSN: Florida State at Louisville
12pm ESPN+: Temple at Memphis
2pm ESPN2: Tulane at UCF
3:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Pitt
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Tennessee
3:30pm FOX: Iowa State at Oklahoma State
3:30pm ESPN: Baylor at Texas
3:30pm FS1: Penn State at Indiana
3:30pm BTN: Iowa at Purdue
3:30pm ACC RSN: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
3:30pm ESPN3: Middle Tennessee at Rice
3:30pm ESPN+: UTEP at Charlotte
4pm ESPNU: Georgia State at Troy
4pm SEC: South Carolina at LSU
4pm ACC: Georgia Tech at Boston College
4pm ESPN3: Chattanooga at WKU
5:30pm ESPN2: West Virginia at Texas Tech
7pm ESPN+: ULM at South Alabama
7pm CBSSN: Wyoming at Nevada (from Zap2It listings)
7:30pm ABC: Michigan at Minnesota 
7:30pm BTN: Maryland at Northwestern
8pm ACC: Virginia at Miami (FL)
8pm ESPNU: Louisiana Tech at UTSA
9pm ESPN2: Cincinnati at SMU
10:15pm ESPN: Texas State at BYU
11pm FS1:

Six Day Holds
Syracuse at Clemson - 12pm ESPN or 12pm ACCN
NC State at North Carolina - 12pm ESPN or 12pm ACCN
Missouri at Florida - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN
Georgia at Kentucky - 7pm ESPN or 7:30pm SECN

Games not yet set for TV
Air Force at San Jose State
Hawai'i at Fresno State
New Mexico at Colorado State
UNLV at San Diego State
Utah State at Boise State
Wyoming at Nevada

Sunday, October 11, 2020

CFB TV Guesses for 2020 Week 8 (10/24/20)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast. Here are the known available telecast windows. 

I have done my best to list what TV windows are out there. Every listing service has a little different schedule for these networks. It is also possible that a window could be eliminated or the time of a window could shift slightly to accommodate a network's needs.

Big Ten, and possibly Mountain West, games will now be part of the 12 day selections as their season will start on 10/23 & 10/24.

Considerations (you might want to read these instead of skipping past them)
* ESPN2 is carrying UFC prelims from 12-2pm ET. At this time, they will start carrying games at 2pm ET.
* FOX added a 2nd broadcast network game window after selecting Nebraska at Ohio State. My expectation was that this was for the Big 12, and I think that was the original plan, but as we come into the weekend, I think a Big Ten game is better served being placed there. The network's primetime window is reserved for World Series Game 4.  If you're looking at the minimum required number of games that FOX has to air on their broadcast network from the Big 12, they are right at that six game minimum.
* I don't know if there's been a change as to the number of appearances a SEC team can make on CBS with CBS's regular season game schedule reduced from 15 to 11. I'm hesitant to use Alabama at Tennessee & Georgia at Kentucky if the appearance maximum has decreased from five to four, so I went with Missouri at Florida.
* It hasn't been announced, but with Houston at Navy being set for 3:30pm, I am assuming that Mercer at Army is being changed to a 12pm start, allowing for a pair of Mountain West games to possibly air on CBSSN in the evening.
* I have no idea how Hawai'i's games will be split amongst MW rightsholders and their Spectrum Sports PPV package. I assume some games will air on Spectrum Sports, so their game this week I've listed on.  Boise State's game at Hawai'i is controlled by CBS Sports, so almost all other Hawai'i games could be pay-per-view games to get Hawai'i their money.
* As of this morning, I don't have a good handle on the BTN, FS1 & FS2 telecast windows. One listing service has 3:30pm & 11pm for FS1, so I added 12pm & 7pm on my own & adjusted the 11pm window to 10:30pm per MW rules that a FOX Sports game can't start later than 7:45pm local time. On Friday 10/23 at 6pm ET there happens to a To Be Announced window, so I don't know if that worth watching with respect to a game being moved there. 

12pm ABC: Notre Dame at Pitt
12pm ESPN: Penn State at Indiana
12pm FS1: Baylor at Texas
12pm ESPNU: Tulane at UCF
12pm SEC: Georgia at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Maryland at Northwestern
12pm ACC: NC State at North Carolina
2pm ESPN2: Kansas at Kansas State 
2pm FS2: New Mexico at Colorado State
3:30pm ABC: Iowa State at Oklahoma State
3:30pm CBS: Missouri at Florida
3:30pm FOX: Illinois at Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPN: Syracuse at Clemson
3:30pm FS1: Oklahoma at TCU
3:30pm ESPNU: Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
3:30pm BTN: Iowa at Purdue
3:30pm ACC RSN: Georgia Tech at Boston College
4pm SEC: Auburn at Ole Miss
4pm ACC: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
5:30pm ESPN2: West Virginia at Texas Tech
7pm ESPN: Alabama at Tennessee
7pm FS1: Utah State at Boise State 
7pm ESPNU: Louisiana Tech at UTSA
7pm CBSSN: Wyoming at Nevada
7pm ACC RSN: Florida State at Louisville
7pm KAIL & Spectrum PPV: Hawai'i at Fresno State
7:30pm ABC: Michigan at Minnesota
7:30pm SEC: South Carolina at LSU
7:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Michigan State
8pm ACC: Virginia at Miami (FL)
9pm ESPN2: Cincinnati at SMU
10:15pm ESPN: Texas State at BYU
10:30pm FS1: Air Force at San Jose State
10:30pm CBSSN: UNLV at San Diego State
 
ESPN3 or ESPN+
Temple at Memphis
ULM at South Alabama
Georgia State at Troy
Chattanooga at WKU
Middle Tennessee at Rice
UTEP at Charlotte

Monday, October 5, 2020

CFB TV Confirmations for 2020 Week 7 (10/17/20)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/17 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to. Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time. 

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases. They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect), along with the games that have already been set.

(Here's the deal - I don't really have a great handle as to the TV slots, so what I'll do is list the games not yet set for TV, then reorder them by time as they're set. That way you'll see the list of games set for TV along with the one(s) you're waiting on).

12pm ESPN2: Cincinnati at Tulsa
12pm FS1: Kansas at West Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Texas State at South Alabama
12pm ACC RSNs: Liberty at Syracuse
12pm ESPN+: Navy at ECU
12pm ESPN+: USF at Temple
3:30pm ABC: UCF at Memphis
3:30pm ESPN: LSU at Florida
3:30pm ESPN2: Ole Miss at Arkansas
3:30pm ESPN3: Eastern Kentucky at Troy
3:30pm ACC RSN: Duke at NC State
4pm SEC: Texas A&M at Mississippi State
4pm ACC: Virginia at Wake Forest
7pm ESPN: North Carolina at Florida State
7:30pm ABC: Oklahoma State at Baylor
7:30pm ESPN2: Southern Miss at UTEP
8pm ESPNU: FIU at Charlotte
8pm ACC: Boston College at Virginia Tech

Six day hold
Clemson at Georgia Tech - 12pm ABC or ACCN
Pitt at Miami (FL) - 12pm ABC or ACCN
Kentucky at Tennessee - 12pm ESPN or SECN
Auburn at South Carolina - 12pm ESPN or SECN