Tentative 2011 College Football Schedule
Note that it may seem like some schools have slots open for an OOC game or two, but in many cases a school has a contract with another school which allows them to be open-ended with the game date so that television partners can fit it in with the conference schedule. This is where ESPN is so powerful as a game broker.
- Maryland and West Virginia have a series that has no game dates attached to it, allowing ESPN to work it in.
- Most WAC teams have five OOC games because the conference has made a two year agreement with BYU to provide the newly independent school a set of opponents in 2011 and 2012.
The Big 12 schedules will mirror the Pac-12 schedules in that both conferences will utilize a nine game conference schedule.
I found many of the game dates on the official athletic department websites of these schools and also leaned on other web resources to cross check the information as much as I could. For the SEC schedules, some schools have published schedules, some have not and I used process of elimination when it came to the dates of some of the games.
Please let me know if something is not right. I'll do my best to correct this and I'll place a link to it on the right hand side of the blog as it gets updated in the offseason.