Pac-12 Football Announces National Television Schedule, Network Games


ESPN, FOX, and the Pac-12 announced the schedule of many games for the 2012 college football season. This includes all of the Pac-12 team’s non-conference games and nationally televised conference games on ESPN and the FOX networks.

Oregon currently has five games selected for TV: three games on the ESPN networks and two games on the soon-to-be launched Pac-12 Networks (more on that later). The first four games of the season are all scheduled on Saturday.

On September 1st, the Ducks kick off against Arkansas State at 7:30 p.m. PST on ESPN. It concludes a triple-header on the network following Clemson vs Auburn at 4:00 p.m. PST.

The last two non-conference games, against Fresno State on 9/8 and Tennessee Tech on 9/15 in Eugene, will be on the Pac-12 Networks. On August 15th, one national network and six regional networks will be released. The game against Fresno State (at 3:30 p.m. PST) and against Tennessee Tech (12:00 p.m. PST) are in their own timeslots, which means the national network will be broadcasting those games. So, for those that have DirecTV, that’s good news if the provider decides to pick it up.

Starting the conference slate, Oregon hosts Arizona on September 22nd. It will be on ESPN, ESPN2, or ABC, and the time will be announced. The second conference game scheduled is against Arizona State at Tempe on Thursday, October 18th. It’s a nationally televised game on ESPN at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Times and TV for the remainder of the games will follow the traditional scheduling method. The networks will pick games two weeks in advance, sometimes opting to wait for six days to see how important those weeks’ matchups are.

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