FOX Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

FOX SportsFOX Sports Media Group has announced their 2012 college football TV schedule featuring over 165 games, including the Big Ten and Pac-12 Championship games and the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Games this year will air nationally on FOX, FX, Fox Sports Net (FSN), Big Ten Network (BTN) and Fox College Sports (FCS).

College football on the FOX networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1 with three games at noon eastern. Highlight of opening day include Hawaii at USC (FOX), Colorado State vs. Colorado (FX) and Miami, OH at Ohio State (BTN).

FOX will televise the 2012 Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday, Nov. 30 and the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1. In addition, FOX will provide coverage of the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Jan. 4.

Listed below are the games that have been slated for broadcast to date. The remainder of the schedule will be announced during the season.

DateGameTime (ET)Network
Sat., Sept. 1Appalachian St. at East Carolina12:00 p.m.FSN
Sat., Sept. 1Miami (OH) at Ohio State12:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1Northern Iowa at Wisconsin3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1Eastern Kentucky at Purdue3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1Colorado State vs. Colorado4:00 p.m.FX
Sat., Sept. 1Hawaii at USC7:30 p.m.FOX
Sat., Sept. 1Indiana State at Indiana8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1Oklahoma at UTEP10:30 p.m.FSN
Sat., Sept. 8Tulane at Tulsa12:00 p.m.FSN
Sat., Sept. 8New Hampshire at Minnesota12:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8Iowa State at Iowa3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8Wisconsin at Oregon State4:00 p.m.FX
Sat., Sept. 8Nebraska at UCLA7:30 p.m.FOX
Sat., Sept. 8Vanderbilt at Northwestern8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Western Michigan at Minnesota12:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Charleston Southern at Illinois12:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Eastern Michigan at Purdue12:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Texas A&M at SMU3:30 p.m.FSN
Sat., Sept. 15UMass at Michigan3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Northern Iowa at Iowa3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Boston College at Northwestern3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Portland State at Washington4:00 p.m.FX
Sat., Sept. 15USC at Stanford7:30 p.m.FOX
Sat., Sept. 15Utah State at Wisconsin8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15Ball State at Indiana8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22Ole Miss at Tulane12:00 p.m.FSN
Sat., Sept. 22Syracuse at Minnesota8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22Louisiana Tech at Illinois8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 29Houston vs. Rice3:30 p.m.FSN
Sat., Oct. 6Michigan at Purdue4:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 11UTEP at Tulsa8:00 p.m.FSN
Sat., Oct. 13Ohio State at Indiana8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 18Houston at SMU8:00 p.m.FSN
Sat., Oct. 20Rice at Tulsa3:30 p.m.FSN
Sat., Oct. 20Penn State at Iowa8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Fri., Nov. 23Utah at Colorado3:00 p.m.TBD
Fri., Nov. 23Washington at Washington St.3:30 p.m.TBD
Fri., Nov. 30Pac-12 Championship Game8:00 p.m.FOX
Sat., Dec. 1Big Ten Championship Game8:00 p.m.FOX
Fri., Jan. 4AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic8:00 p.m.FOX

Comments (21)

I wonder who thought of doing that, anyone seriously going to watch that? Should have put Houston @ UCLA or Texas A&M @ SMU on FX instead of that crap game.

It helps the smaller school get known. True it might be one sided but if they keep it close it’s good for them. I’d watch the game

Glad to see Fox in the mix with college games, gives an alternate to the espn crooks. Thanks for the info. CSU vs CU is generally a good game as well as Stanford vs USC.

Who are the announcers for the games now, are they moving Gus Johnson and Charles Davis to FOX and putting Craig Bolerjack and Joel Klatt on FX?

I am curious about the announcing crews too. Gus Johnson is one of the best in the business!

Gus Johnson’s team will be moving to Fox as the #1 team. I think the Bolerjack will be moved to the primary FX crew. And if FX has a second game, Joel Meyers and/or Steve Physioc will handle that game.

Why no Big XII games on tv this year? Thought they had a contract with Fox, FX, FSN, etc.? And also, all of you are wrong, that Eastern Kentucky/Wisconsin matchup should be one hell of a game!!!

Will these 7:30p/6:30p-CT broadcasts actually begin the game at that time, or will there be a 30-minute pre-game show, followed by the actual kick-off at about 5 minutes after the top of the hour?

Which FOX channel is covering the Nebraska game on September 8? I’m on dish and so far the game is not listed on any FOX channel.

Thanks, Jubs. However, I don’t know what the main FOX network is considered–136 has a movie scheduled, 418 has Kent State playing. Other Fox’s seem to have El Paso, Texas vs someone. Bo’s weekly show seems to be on 418. Since we’re playing UCLA, it seems we’d be on Fox California or Fox MW. 136 is considered the main Fox network, I think.I’ll call DISH Thursday and see if they can find it. Ugh, first I’ll have to explain what football is and go from there. Seems dish has outsourced a bit too much.