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.

Date Game Time (ET) Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Appalachian St. at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 1 Miami (OH) at Ohio State 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Northern Iowa at Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Eastern Kentucky at Purdue 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Colorado State vs. Colorado 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 1 Hawaii at USC 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 1 Indiana State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 1 Oklahoma at UTEP 10:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 8 Tulane at Tulsa 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 8 New Hampshire at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8 Iowa State at Iowa 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 8 Wisconsin at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 8 Nebraska at UCLA 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 8 Vanderbilt at Northwestern 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Western Michigan at Minnesota 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Charleston Southern at Illinois 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Eastern Michigan at Purdue 12:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Texas A&M at SMU 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 15 UMass at Michigan 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Northern Iowa at Iowa 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Boston College at Northwestern 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Portland State at Washington 4:00 p.m. FX
Sat., Sept. 15 USC at Stanford 7:30 p.m. FOX
Sat., Sept. 15 Utah State at Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Ball State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22 Ole Miss at Tulane 12:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Sept. 22 Syracuse at Minnesota 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 22 Louisiana Tech at Illinois 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 29 Houston vs. Rice 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 6 Michigan at Purdue 4:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 11 UTEP at Tulsa 8:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 13 Ohio State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Thu., Oct. 18 Houston at SMU 8:00 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 20 Rice at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. FSN
Sat., Oct. 20 Penn State at Iowa 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Fri., Nov. 23 Utah at Colorado 3:00 p.m. TBD
Fri., Nov. 23 Washington at Washington St. 3:30 p.m. TBD
Fri., Nov. 30 Pac-12 Championship Game 8:00 p.m. FOX
Sat., Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game 8:00 p.m. FOX
Fri., Jan. 4 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic 8:00 p.m. FOX
  1. Jubs
    June 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Portland State at Washington on FX? Sweet!

  2. pa
    June 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    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.

  3. AuzGrams
    June 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    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?

    • Travis
      June 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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

    • Jubs
      June 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      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.

  4. Matt
    June 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I am looking forward to the Nebraska @ UCLA game on September 8th.

    LETS GO HUSKERS!

  5. Jinzo
    June 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

    That Charleston-Illinois game just got circled on my must see games!

  6. Coach
    June 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    A good quantity of 1-AA teams there…….

  7. gcdbfv
    June 20, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I can’t wait to watch the portland state vs washington game.

  8. juice54
    June 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    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!!!

  9. Wolfgang
    August 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    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?

  10. MA Anderson
    September 4, 2012 at 8:06 am

    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.

  11. MA Anderson
    September 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

    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.

  12. MA Anderson
    September 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Nebr vs UCLA is on channel 11 (dish in Wyoming).

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