Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Week 2 CFB TV Guesses

Any game not listed is on ESPN3 or a conference's digital network.  I'm also not listing games that already have a time set for them in this post.

Assumptions made:
  • ESPN should have the women's semifinals of the US Open this evening.
  • NFL Opening Night, which usually leads to a lower viewing audience
Maryland at FIU, 7pm FS1

ESPN should have the men's semifinals of the US Open this evening.

Louisville at Syracuse, 7pm ESPN2
Washington St. at Boise St., 10:15pm ESPN2

Assumptions made:
  • ESPN should have the US Open women's final in the middle of the afternoon.
    • This should lead to CBS sublicensing a SEC game.
  • FS1 should have one MLB game (assuming 7pm ET) and FOX will have a 1pm MLB telecast window
  • If ASN remains a C-USA rightsholder, they could take a couple games from the conference.  These predictions were made using the assumption that the report of C-USA remaining with FOX Sports and CBS Sports Network is accurate.
Tulsa at Ohio St., 11:30am ESPN
UCF at Michigan, 12pm ABC
Iowa St. at Iowa, 12pm ESPN2
SMU at Baylor, 12pm FS1
Cincinnati at Purdue, 12pm ESPNU
Ball St. at Indiana, 12pm ESPNEWS
Ohio at Kansas, 12pm FSN
Youngstown St. at West Virginia, 12pm ROOT Pittsburgh (Big 12 Member Retained)
Rice at Army, 12pm CBSSN
Nicholls at Georgia, 12pm SEC Network
Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M, 12pm SEC Network
Howard at Rutgers, 12pm BTN
Akron at Wisconsin, 12pm BTN
Troy at Clemson, 12:30pm ACC Network
Idaho St. at Colorado, 2pm Pac-12 Nat'l/Mountain
Wake Forest at Duke, 3pm ACC RSNs
South Carolina at Mississippi St., 3:30pm CBS
Nevada at Notre Dame, 3:30pm NBC
Penn St. at Pittsburgh, 3:30pm ABC
North Carolina at Illinois, 3:30pm ESPN2
Central Michigan at Oklahoma St., 3:30pm FS1
Eastern Michigan at Missouri, 3:30pm ESPNU
Connecticut at Navy, 3:30pm CBSSN
Indiana St. at Minnesota, 3:30pm BTN
Illinois St. at Northwestern, 4pm ESPNEWS
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 4pm SEC Network
Wofford at Ole Miss, 4pm SEC Network
Utah St. at USC, 5pm Pac-12 Nat'l/Los Angeles
Idaho at Washington, 5pm Pac-12 Washington
Kentucky at Florida, 6pm ESPN
Arkansas at TCU, 7pm ESPN2
NC State at East Carolina, 7pm ESPNU
Northern Illinois at USF, 7pm CBSSN
UL-Monroe at Oklahoma, 7pm PPV (Big 12 Member Retained)
Virginia at Oregon, 7:30pm FOX
Arkansas St. at Auburn, 7:30pm SEC Network
Jacksonville St. at LSU, 7:30pm SEC Network
Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee, 8pm ABC
FAU at Miami (FL), 8pm ESPNEWS
Wyoming at Nebraska, 8pm BTN
UTEP at Texas, 8pm Longhorn Network (Big 12 Member Retained)
BYU at Utah, 8pm Pac-12 Nat'l/Mountain
Western Kentucky at Alabama, 9:15pm ESPN
UNLV at UCLA, 10pm FS1
Texas Tech at Arizona St., 10:30pm ESPN2
California at San Diego St., 10:30pm CBSSN
Grambling at Arizona, 11pm Pac-12 Nat'l/Arizona


Unknown said...

Matt, I don't see Mercer @ GA Tech on this list.

Fascinating stuff regardless. Good to know I'm not the only one thinking about this stuff in February!

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Hi Josh. This one falls under the first sentence of the post ("Any game not listed is on ESPN3 or a conference's digital network.")

Unknown said...

Ah, 10-4. Thanks.

Serge said...

FOX MLB schedule is out and FS1 is baseball-free for CFB W2... ;)

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Serge, what I don't know, and haven't really even been able to find a hint of a rumor, is the UFC schedule for Sept-Nov (really, the UFC schedule past UFC 200). We probably won't know that until next month or May at the earliest. FS1 should have 1-2 Saturdays of either UFC PPV prelims or Fight Nights.

Unknown said...


Pittsburgh Pirates have a 7:00 PM home game. Since PNC Park shares parking with Heinz Field, Pitt games are always Noon on Saturdays when the Pirates play night games.