The BYU Cougars updated their 2011 and 2012 football schedules during their Media Day today. Among the updates were television coverage for 2011 and two opponents added to the 2012 schedule.
In 2011, a total of 10 BYU football games will be televised by the ESPN family of networks. Four games are already slated for ESPN and two for ESPN2. Games against Idaho, New Mexico State and San Jose State will be televised by an ESPN station that will be determined at a later date.
BYU’s home game against Idaho State on October 22 will be broadcast on BYUtv. The only game remaining without a TV announcement is October 15 at Oregon State.
Below is a screenshot of BYU’s 2011 football schedule from today’s Media Day (click image to open larger version):
The start time for the Ole Miss game may be incorrect. It’s listed as a 3:45 p.m. CT kickoff on both the BYU and Ole Miss website.
The Cougars also issued a couple of updates for their 2012 football schedule and their future opponents in general. BYU face Idaho in 2012, most likely at home, and may also host the Texas Longhorns in 2012.
The series with Texas was originally scheduled for 2013-14, but the future opponent listing during the Media Day coverage shows that the two schools will play in 2012 and 2014. See below for the screenshot of BYU’s future opponents (click image to open larger version):
As soon as we can confirm the Texas date change, we will update the schedules for both the Cougars and the Longhorns. If the date has changed to 2012, Texas will have to move a game because their 2012 schedule is already set.
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall also stated that the Cougars would like to play Utah State every year, preferable in a two-for-one scenario: two games in Provo and one in Logan.
No other future schedule announcements were made today. For now, the rumors of games against big time BCS programs will have to remain just that…rumors.
Update (3:45 p.m. ET): Greg Wrubell confirmed with BYU that the Texas series remains for 2013 and 2014. The 2012 listing during the Media Day coverage was an error.