Friday, February 22, 2019

2019 Week 3 Early Season CFB TV Guesses

So I couldn't think of any major conflicts for sports events that ESPN or FOX.  No MLB for FOX to carry as they'll carry MLB on their broadcast network on Thursday nights for a couple weeks in September, probably two weeks where NFL Network exclusively carries Thursday night NFL games if you want to track that against other sports.

Here's the deal: If the game isn't listed, assume it will be streamed by whatever the home conference's streaming arrangements are (ESPN3, ESPN+, Stadium online, etc.)

7pm ACCN: Kansas at Boston College
8pm ESPN: Washington St. vs. Houston

12pm ABC: Stanford at UCF
12pm FOX: Pittsburgh at Penn St.
12pm ESPN: Kansas St. at Mississippi St.
12pm ESPN2: Florida St. at Virginia
12pm FS1: Iowa at Iowa St.
12pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Cincinnati
12pm SEC: Colorado St. at Arkansas
12pm SEC Alt: Chattanooga at Tennessee
12pm BTN: UNLV at Northwestern
12pm CBSSN: Maryland at Temple
12:30pm ACCN: Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
2pm Pac-12: Idaho St. at Utah
3:30pm ABC: Oklahoma at UCLA
3:30pm CBS: Florida at Kentucky
3:30pm NBC: New Mexico at Notre Dame
3:30pm ESPN: TCU at Purdue
3:30pm ESPN2: USC at BYU
3:30pm FS1: Air Force at Colorado
3:30pm ESPNU: Oklahoma St. at Tulsa
3:30pm BTN: Georgia Southern at Minnesota
3:30pm CBSSN: East Carolina at Navy (network confirmed)
4pm FOX: Arizona St. at Michigan St.
4pm SEC: Southeast Missouri at Missouri
4pm SEC Alt: Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss
4pm ACCN: The Citadel at Georgia Tech
4pm Stadium: Duke at Middle Tennessee
5pm CBS Sports Facebook: Louisville vs. Western Kentucky
5pm Pac-12: Montana at Oregon
7pm ESPN: Alabama at South Carolina
7pm ESPN2: Arkansas St. at Georgia
7pm FS1: NC State at West Virginia
7pm ESPNU: Northwestern St. at LSU
7:30pm ABC: Ohio St. at Indiana
7:30pm FOX: Hawai'i at Washington
7:30pm SEC: Kent St. at Auburn
7:30pm SEC Alt: Lamar at Texas A&M
7:30pm BTN: Eastern Michigan at Illinois
7:30pm BTN: Northern Illinois at Nebraska
7:30pm CBSSN: Texas vs. Rice
7:30pm ACCN: Clemson at Syracuse
8pm Pac-12: North Texas at California
10:15pm ESPNU: Portland St. at Boise St.
10:30pm ESPN: Texas Tech at Arizona
11pm Pac-12: Cal Poly at Oregon St.

2019 Week 2 Early Season CFB TV Guesses

Known items for other sports that week
  • ESPN will have US Open tennis Thursday & Friday night, plus Saturday afternoon covering the women's championship match in mid-afternoon.
  • FS1 has two MLB games at 4pm & 7pm ET.  
  • The opening night of the NFL season is Thursday night and there's been virtually no major CFB competing against that game for a few years.
  • It is unknown whether FOX broadcast network has any MLB commitments on this Saturday.  None are currently listed, but I don't know if this is a week where FOX can select a game on about ten days notice.
  • Don't know when UFC would have it's September PPV and the channel for those prelims. Didn't account for a PPV this week.
7pm ACCN: William & Mary at Virginia
9pm ESPN2: Marshall at Boise St.
10pm Pac-12: Sacramento St. at Arizona St.

I moved Marshall at Boise St. over here based on what has already (not) been moved.  The Mountain West's weeknight schedule comes out in early April and a limited number of Boise St. games can move.  With ESPN being the rightsholder for Boise St. home games, to me, this seems like a logical fit.

EDIT (2/22/19): To account for the possibility of UFC PPV prelims on ESPN, I made the following changes:
  • West Virginia at Missouri was moved from 9pm ESPN to 12pm SEC Network
  • Murray St. at Georgia stays at 12pm, but moves to SEC Network Alternate
  • BYU at Tennessee moves from 6pm ESPN to 7pm ESPN2
  • San Diego St. at UCLA moves from 7pm ESPN2 to 5pm Pac-12 Networks
  • Northern Colorado at Washington St. stays at 5pm, but is only shown on linear TV on Pac-12 Networks' Washington.
  • California at Washington moved up 30 minutes from 10:30pm to 10pm and moves from ESPN2 to ESPN.
Here's the deal: If the game isn't listed, assume it will be streamed by whatever the home conference's streaming arrangements are (ESPN3, ESPN+, Stadium online, etc.)

12pm ABC: Syracuse at Maryland
12pm FOX: Army at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Buffalo at Penn St.
12pm ESPN2: USF at Georgia Tech
12pm FS1: UTSA at Baylor
12pm ESPNU: Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
12pm SEC: West Virginia at Missouri
12pm SEC Alt: Murray St. at Georgia
12pm BTN: Western Michigan at Michigan St.
12pm CBSSN: UCF at FAU
12pm FSN: Coastal Carolina at Kansas
12:30pm ACCN: Ohio at Pittsburgh
2pm Pac-12: Nevada at Oregon
3:30pm ABC: Cincinnati at Ohio St.
3:30pm CBS:  Arkansas at Ole Miss
3:30pm ESPN2: New Mexico St. at Alabama
3:30pm ESPNU: Illinois at Connecticut
3:30pm CBSSN: Wake Forest at Rice
3:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Iowa
3:30pm BTN: Eastern Illinois at Indiana
4pm FOX: LSU at Texas
4pm SEC: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky
4pm SEC Alt: Charleston Southern at South Carolina
4pm ACCN: Miami (FL) at North Carolina
4pm FSN: Bowling Green at Kansas St.
5pm Pac-12: San Diego St. at UCLA
5pm Pac-12 Washington: Northern Colorado at Washington St.
7pm ESPN2: BYU at Tennessee
7pm CBSSN: Minnesota at Fresno St.
7pm FOX PPV: South Dakota at Oklahoma
7:30pm ESPNU: Southern Miss at Mississippi St.
7:30pm SEC: Tulane at Auburn
7:30pm SEC Alt: UT Martin at Florida
7:30pm ACCN: UL-Monroe at Florida St.
7:30pm BTN: Vanderbilt at Purdue
7:30pm BTN: Central Michigan at Wisconsin
7:30pm Stadium: Western Kentucky at FIU
8pm ABC: Texas A&M at Clemson
8pm FOX: Stanford at USC
8pm Pac-12: Northern Illinois at Utah
8pm FSN: McNeese at Oklahoma St.
8pm FS2: UTEP at Texas Tech
10pm ESPN: California at Washington
10pm FS1: Nebraska at Colorado
10:30pm CBSSN: Oregon St. at Hawai'i
11pm Pac-12: Northern Arizona at Arizona

So what I don't know is whether the ACC Network will have alternate feeds for football games or not.  My assumption right now is that they will not because they allowed for streaming of games previously compared to the SEC, who did not.

2019 Week 1 Early Season CFB TV Guesses

Weeks 2 & 3 will be out in the near future. There will be game date adjustments throughout the spring. Do not take these as set in stone. Final TV announcements will happen in May & June.

Known items for other sports that week
  • ESPN2 has US Open tennis all day on Saturday and should have it on Thursday & Friday nights.
  • FS1 has a MLB game at 4pm ET.  The Phillies originally listed the game at 6pm ET but it has been adjusted per the MLB website.  No MLB games will air on FOX's broadcast network.
  • No FIFA match window except for Labor Day.
  • FOX has a Premier Boxing Champions card on Sunday.  Time of the card is not known.
  • From work by requesting the game contract, the Miami vs. Florida game will start no earlier than 6pm Eastern.
  • MAC games appear to remain available to air on CBS Sports Network as a couple games were scheduled to air there when the conference's schedule was announced.
Unknown at this time
  • No football games have yet been moved to Sunday evening.  No game has been set aside for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, but I expect one to be.  Certainly possible for a game to air on ABC on Sunday night.
  • Is CBS still sublicensing two SEC games from ESPN?  My assumption is that another agreement will be made.  Even if the games coming from ESPN to CBS aren't the top choice like they are for the weeks CBS owns their own selections, they still end up with quality games.
Week Zero

Saturday 8/24 
Midnight CBSSN: Arizona at Hawai'i

*Midnight = 6pm HT on 8/24. 

Week One

Here's the deal: If the game isn't listed, assume it will be streamed by whatever the home conference's streaming arrangements are (ESPN3, ESPN+, Stadium online, etc.)

7pm ESPN: UCLA at Cincinnati (network confirmed)
7:30pm ACCN: Georgia Tech at Clemson (network confirmed)
7:30pm SNY: Wagner at Connecticut
8pm CBS Sports Network: FIU at Tulane
10:15pm ESPN: Utah at BYU
10:30pm Pac-12: Kent St. at Arizona St.

7pm ESPN: Wisconsin at USF (network family confirmed)
7pm CBSSN: Rice at Army (network confirmed)
7pm ACCN: Utah St. at Wake Forest
7:30pm BTN: Massachusetts at Rutgers
8pm FS1: Tulsa at Michigan St.
9pm Pac-12: Colorado St. vs. Colorado
10:15pm ESPN: Oklahoma St. at Oregon St.

12pm ABC: FAU at Ohio St.
12pm ESPN: Georgia St. at Tennessee
12pm FS1: South Alabama at Nebraska
12pm ESPNU: Virginia at Pittsburgh
12pm SEC: Toledo at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Idaho at Penn St.
12pm FSN: UAPB at TCU
12:30pm ACCN: Virginia Tech at Boston College
1pm AT&T SN Pitt: James Madison at West Virginia
2pm Pac-12: Eastern Washington at Washington
3:30pm ABC: Duke vs. Alabama
3:30pm CBS: North Carolina vs. South Carolina
3:30pm FOX: Middle Tennessee at Michigan
3:30pm ESPN: Georgia at Vanderbilt
3:30pm ESPNU: Akron at Illinois
3:30pm CBSSN: Holy Cross at Navy (network confirmed)
3:30pm BTN: Howard at Maryland
4pm ACCN: East Carolina at NC State
4pm SEC: Portland St. at Arkansas
4pm FSN: Stephen F. Austin at Baylor
5:30pm Pac-12: UC Davis at California
7pm ESPN: Miami (FL) vs. Florida
7pm FS1: Northwestern at Stanford
7pm ESPNU: Georgia Southern at LSU
7pm CBSSN: Ole Miss at Memphis
7pm JayhawkTV: Indiana St. at Kansas
7pm KStateHD.TV/ESPN3: Nicholls at Kansas St.
7:30pm FOX: Houston at Oklahoma
7:30pm ACCN: Boise St. vs. Florida St.
7:30pm SEC: Texas St. at Texas A&M
7:30pm BTN: Miami (OH) at Iowa
8pm ABC: Oregon vs. Auburn
8pm Longhorn: Louisiana Tech at Texas
8pm FSN: Montana St. at Texas Tech
8pm CyclonesTV: Northern Iowa at Iowa St.
9pm Pac-12: New Mexico St. at Washington St.
10:15pm ESPNU: Missouri at Wyoming
10:30pm CBSSN: Purdue at Nevada
10:30pm ESPN: Fresno St. at USC

12pm ESPN2: Jackson St. vs. Bethune-Cookman

8pm ESPN: Notre Dame at Louisville