Wednesday, May 8, 2019

CFB TV Guesses (Take 2) on 2019 Weeks Zero & One

Taking a 2nd crack at figuring out the Week Zero (really nothing to figure out here) and Week One CFB TV schedules.  What have we learned since late February?  Lots:
  • Houston at Oklahoma has moved to Sunday night
  • Miami (FL) vs. Florida has moved to Week Zero
  • The Mountain West national TV schedule has been announced
  • A handful of games have changed dates across this particular week

Week Zero

It is essentially finalized from a FBS perspective, provided someone doesn't pull some shenanigans and move a game.  Villanova at Colgate will also be slotted for national TV at some point (Stadium or CBSSN?).  The only sticking point I see in the schedule right now is the schedule of BIG3 basketball on CBSSN and whether that would be played on Saturday or Sunday.

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.).  This now includes the member retained games for Baylor, Kansas, Kansas St. and Oklahoma St.

If you're curious about the two FS2 games, here's the deal: These two games are what I believe will be the member retained games for these two Big 12 schools as their content does not transfer over to ESPN+ until 2020.  I can't tell you what happens to those games because I don't know when operations for the former FOX RSNs will transfer over to Sinclair in 2019 as the sale does need regulatory approval.  The belief is the 3rd quarter.  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.

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

8pm BTN: South Dakota St. at Minnesota
8:30pm SEC: Texas St. at Texas A&M (confirmed)
10:15pm ESPN: Utah at BYU
10:30pm Pac-12: Kent St. at Arizona St.

6pm CBSSN: Rice at Army (network confirmed, time guess based on MW confirmation)
7pm ESPN: Wisconsin at USF (network family 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
9:30pm CBSSN: Purdue at Nevada (confirmed)
10:15pm ESPN: Oklahoma St. at Oregon St.

12pm ABC: FAU at Ohio St.
12pm ESPN: Georgia St. at Tennessee
12pm ESPNU: Virginia at Pittsburgh
12pm SEC: Toledo at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Idaho at Penn St.
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: 
Ole Miss at Memphis
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 FS2: UAPB at TCU
5:30pm Pac-12: UC Davis at California
7pm ESPN: Georgia at Vanderbilt
7pm FS1: Northwestern at Stanford
7pm ESPNU: Mississippi St. vs. UL-Lafayette
7:30pm FOX: South Alabama at Nebraska
7:30pm ACCN: Boise St. vs. Florida St.
7:30pm SEC: Georgia Southern at LSU
7:30pm BTN: Miami (OH) at Iowa
7:30pm CBSSN: Missouri at Wyoming (confirmed)
8pm ABC: Oregon vs. Auburn
8pm Longhorn: Louisiana Tech at Texas
8pm FS2: Montana St. at Texas Tech 
8pm CyclonesTV: Northern Iowa at Iowa St.
9pm Pac-12: New Mexico St. at Washington St.
10:30pm ESPN: Fresno St. at USC

12pm ESPN2: Jackson St. vs. Bethune-Cookman
7:30pm ABC: Houston at Oklahoma (confirmed)

8pm ESPN: Notre Dame at Louisville


Anonymous said...

BTN hasn't announced it's schedule yet, but it's virtually certain that South Dakota St @ Minnesota will air on BTN Thursday night on Week 1.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

My mistake. Carried over an omission from the original post.

Serge said...

No Noon game on Big FOX? I'd like to believe they'd put a game as a leadout to their shiny new pregame show...

I think Big FOX is going to showcase the 12p ET slot hard from now on, as they know they cannot compete on a weekly basis with CBS @ 3:30p and ABC's SNF...