Thursday, May 9, 2019

CFB TV Guesses (Take 2) on 2019 Weeks Two

Taking a 2nd crack at figuring out the Week Two CFB TV schedule.  What have we learned since late February?  A few things:
  • The Mountain West national TV schedule has been announced
  • One game has changed dates across this particular week
  • UFC 242 has been set for Saturday, September 7th.

Here's the original guesses

7pm ACCN: William & Mary at Virginia
8pm CBSSN: Wake Forest at Rice
9pm ESPN2: Marshall at Boise St. (confirmed)
10pm Pac-12: Sacramento St. at Arizona St.


Still don't know whether the ACC Network will have alternate feeds for football games or not.  When reaching out to contacts who may know, they said those details were still being worked out.  

I'm assuming CBS continued its sublicense agreement with ESPN for a pair of SEC games.  North Carolina vs. South Carolina in Week One & Arkansas at Ole Miss this week.  In prior years, since these are sublicensed, ESPN can air SEC games concurrently on ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU during these two games.

Per multiple reports, UFC 242 is set for September 7th in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Don't know if/how that affects when the fight schedule would be broadcast.  For those doing time zone math, 12pm ET = 8pm local time in the UAE, so for the time being I've cleared out the 12pm ESPN window for airing any PPV prelims.  ESPN would also carry the US Open women's final in mid-afternoon, so I don't have the channel carrying a game until 7pm ET.

The three Big 12 games on FS2 are not member retained games.  I just don't know where to place these without knowing when Sinclair will take over the formerly FOX owned RSNs.  I suppose the other platform FOX could use is Caffeine, the streaming platform they have invested in and are moving some Big East Digital Network to.  This particular weekend also has a FIFA international play break, so I think FS2 would be free from Bundesliga duty in the early afternoon.

12pm ABC: Syracuse at Maryland
12pm FOX: Army at Michigan
12pm ESPN2: Buffalo at Penn St.
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: UAB at Akron
12pm FS2: 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: North Texas at SMU
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 FS2: Bowling Green at Kansas St.
5pm Pac-12: San Diego St. at UCLA
5pm Pac-12 Washington: Northern Colorado at Washington St.
7pm ESPN: BYU at Tennessee
7pm ESPN2: USF at Georgia Tech
7pm CBSSN: UCF at FAU (time confirmed)
7pm Stadium: Western Kentucky at FIU (time confirmed)
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
8pm ABC: Texas A&M at Clemson
8pm FOX: Stanford at USC
8pm Pac-12: Northern Illinois at Utah
8pm FS2: UTEP at Texas Tech
10pm ESPN: California at Washington
10pm FS1: Nebraska at Colorado
10:30pm CBSSN: Minnesota at Fresno St. (confirmed)
11pm Pac-12: Northern Arizona at Arizona
12am Spectrum PPV: Oregon St. at Hawai'i


Anonymous said...

I suppose things will change on the Fox predictions based on the announcement that Big12 and Big10 top picks will go to the noon eastern time slot. Do you think I can cancel my DirecTV subscription in order to watch Big12 games on ESPN+ this season for football and basketball? The only reason I kept DirecTV was so I could get access to the regional Fox sports networks. I'll save more than enough to buy ESPN+ with the savings.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I'm not telling anybody what they should do with the money they earn & how to spend it.

I haven't had the need to subscribe to a package of RSNs for 2-3 years now, but I live in Ohio where things could move around a pair of FOX RSNs.

@dbrunstheworld said...

For Pay-Per-Views only, the UFC has had ridiculous local event times to enable main card 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Even the 80,000 attendee football stadium card in Australia was at a ridiculous time.

Thanks for the blog, always a good read.