Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ESPN's Friday night schedule

ESPN's main Friday night schedule (ie. excluding Black Friday, where there's multiple games during the day) seems to be close to taking shape.  Here it is:

8/30: Texas Tech at SMU (American)
9/6: Wake Forest at Boston College (ACC)
9/13: Air Force at Boise St. (MWC)
9/20: Boise St. at Fresno St. (MWC)
9/27: Utah St. at San Jose St. (MWC)
10/4: Nevada at San Diego St. (MWC)
10/11:  Temple at Cincinnati (American)
10/18: UCF at Louisville (American)**
10/25: Boise St. at BYU (BYU)
11/8: Louisville at Cincinnati (American)**
11/22: Navy at San Jose St.*
11/29: Black Friday
12/6: MAC Championship*

* Airs on ESPN2
** Either ESPN or ESPN2

The 11/1 & 11/15 games appear to be a pair of Pac-12 games.  USC at Oregon St. is scheduled for 11/1 and Washington at UCLA is on 11/15.  There is also one ESPNU Friday game currently scheduled and that is the Air Force at New Mexico game on 11/8.

ESPN is also listing the Wake Forest-Boston College and Temple-Cincinnati games as airing on ESPN or ESPN2.  Their NASCAR press release says the Nationwide race those evenings will air on ESPN2, so I think the games will air on ESPN unless something changes.

There are a handful of other games scheduled for Fridays during the season currently not set for television, again excluding Black Friday. Here's the games between FBS schools:

8/30: FAU at Miami (FL) - ESPNU or ESPN3
8/30: Western Michigan at Michigan St. - I think this ends up airing on BTN
9/27: Middle Tennessee at BYU - ESPN2 or ESPNU
10/4: BYU at Utah St. - I lean towards CBS Sports Network since ESPN didn't take this one initially

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