FOX SPORTS OWNS THE FALL
WITH MONSTER COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Ohio State-Michigan, Texas-USC, Bedlam and Conference Championships
Highlight Network's Best-Ever Fall Lineup
Big Ten Regular Season Comes to FOX Along with Full Big 12 and Pac-12 Slates
New York - FOX Sports owns the fall, highlighted by the network's best-ever college football schedule released today. The impressive lineup features top games from the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences, including several of the nation's most-anticipated games such as Ohio State at Michigan, Texas at USC and Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, plus the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games.
"By adding the best games from the Big Ten Conference to our already impressive portfolio of top contests from the Big 12 and Pac-12, and putting more of those games on broadcast television than ever before, FOX Sports truly solidifies itself as a leader in the college football landscape," said FOX Sports President, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer Eric Shanks. "With the MLB Postseason and the best NFL regular-season schedule of any network, we are thrilled to be the top destination for sports fans this fall."
For the first time ever, FOX Sports presents "The Game," annually the biggest event on the college football regular-season calendar. Ohio State and Michigan renew their rivalry at the Big House on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 12:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network with a full one-hour edition of the FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF pregame show live from Ann Arbor at 11:00 AM ET. That historic matchup is part of a huge weekend for FOX Sports, which also includes the Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day as well as Iowa at Nebraska in the Heroes Game, plus in-state showdowns between Texas Tech and Texas, Cal and UCLA and Baylor at TCU on Friday, Nov. 24.
The FOX broadcast network airs the first rematch of the 2006 BCS National Championship Game between Texas and USC on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 PM ET. The Longhorns, led by new head coach Tom Herman, march into The Coliseum to face preseason Heisman favorite Sam Darnold and the Trojans in the teams' first meeting since Matt Leinart and Vince Young held the spotlight in the Rose Bowl more than a decade ago. The football frenzy continues Sunday, Sept. 17, with AMERICA'S GAME OF THE WEEK featuring the Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos.
Several other top conference matchups call FOX Sports home in 2017, including Bedlam on Saturday, Nov. 4, as Oklahoma State hosts Oklahoma in what has been a meeting of the Big 12's top two teams each of the past two seasons. One week prior, on Saturday, Oct. 28, Ohio State looks to exact revenge on Penn State, who handed the Buckeyes their only regular-season loss a year ago. That contest kicks off at 3:30 PM ET on FOX and leads into another great fall tradition - the World Series on FOX, which set records in 2016 as the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year Championship drought.
This year, the Big 12 heads to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the conference's first championship game since 2010, while the Big Ten returns to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of the most exciting conference championship game in each of the last two years, including Penn State's epic second-half comeback over Wisconsin last season. Football fans can go back to their couches on Sunday for a FOX NFL doubleheader featuring the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and more.
Other top games on FOX and FS1 include:
· Week 1 features some of the top quarterbacks from around the country, including reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson from Louisville, two-time Heisman finalist Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Washington's Jake Browning and more.
· Friday, Sept. 1: Rutgers hosts Washington in the first-ever Big Ten regular-season home game played on FS1 at 8:00 PM ET.
· Saturday, Sept. 2: Heisman Trophy winner, Louisville's Lamar Jackson faces Purdue at Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium at 7:30 PM ET on FOX. The Boilermakers are led by new head coach Jeff Brohm, a former Cardinals quarterback.
· Saturday, Sept. 2: The biggest story of the off-season, Tom Herman begins his tenure as Texas's head coach in a home game against Maryland at 12:00 PM ET on FS1.
· Sunday, Sept. 3: In a rare Sunday primetime game, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is back from injury to lead his team against Texas A&M in a matchup that went into overtime last year. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network.
· Saturday, Sept. 9: Head coach Willie Taggart faces his first big test as Oregon's head coach as the Ducks host Nebraska at 4:30 PM ET on FOX.
· Saturday, Sept. 23: Led by high-profile coaches Mark Dantonio and Brian Kelly, Michigan State hosts Notre Dame at 8:00 PM ET on FOX as both teams look to bounce back from disappointing seasons and regain their status as two of the nation's preeminent programs.
The 2017 FOX college football schedule includes nearly 90 games across the network's family of channels, including more than 30 games set for broadcast television - more than ever before. College football games on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Deportes can also be seen on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.
In addition to games on the FOX Sports family of networks, BTN also carries a full slate of games from the Big Ten Conference. Visit BTN.com for more information.
The 2017 college football schedule on FOX, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Deportes is attached. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses.