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Saturdays Start Stronger Than Ever with FOX College Football
The 2021 FOX Sports college football lineup is headlined by some of the sport's most-anticipated non-conference matchups and rivalry showdowns.

[via press release from FOX Sports]


Elite Slate of Games Includes Oregon-Ohio State, Notre Dame-Wisconsin, Nebraska-Oklahoma, Ohio State-Michigan and More

BIG NOON KICKOFF Hits the Road with Stops at Ohio State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Chicago's Soldier Field

NEW YORK - This fall, Saturdays start stronger than ever as FOX Sports today announces select games from its 2021 college football schedule, featuring top games from the Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences. FOX College Football's best lineup to date kicks off each Saturday at 10:00 AM ET with two hours of BIG NOON KICKOFF featuring Bob Stoops, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and host Rob Stone. BIG NOON SATURDAY, the network's premier matchup each weekend, follows at 12:00 PM ET with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.

The 2021 FOX Sports college football lineup is headlined by some of the sport's most-anticipated non-conference matchups and rivalry showdowns. Highlighting the September slate, Oregon heads to Columbus for a Week 2 tilt with Ohio State on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 12:00 PM ET following BIG NOON KICKOFF live from The Horseshoe. Oregon-Ohio State opens a full weekend of key programming on FOX, which also includes MLB's Yankees at Mets in prime time that evening and a FOX NFL doubleheader the following day.

The newest face on the FOX College Football desk, Stoops returns to Norman with the cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF in Week 3 as the Sooners play host to former Big 12 rival Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 18. Closing out the first full month of the season, Notre Dame and Wisconsin face off for the first time in more than 50 years, meeting at Chicago's Soldier Field on Saturday, Sept. 25, with BIG NOON KICKOFF live from the shores of Lake Michigan.

"Everyone at FOX Sports is beyond excited to get back to campus for the 2021 college football season," said Mark Silverman, FOX Sports President, National Networks. "We're thrilled to expand BIG NOON KICKOFF's on-site presence with more stops at more locations this season. Working with our newest sponsor Dos Equis, as well as longtime partners Wendy's and Allstate, we have a tremendous opportunity to celebrate more student-athletes, coaches and programs in what is sure to be the Year of the Fan."

The 2021 FOX College Football schedule is book-ended with some of the biggest Big Ten games of the year, kicking off Thursday, Sept. 2, with Ohio State at Minnesota at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, followed two days later by Penn State at Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 12:00 PM ET. The cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF hits the road for on-site shows in both Minneapolis and Madison. The regular season concludes Thanksgiving weekend with the most heated rivalry in all of sports as Michigan hosts Ohio State Saturday, Nov. 27, at 12:00 PM ET on FOX.

FOX Sports' 2021 regular season coverage wraps up with both the Big Ten and Mountain West Championship games Saturday, Dec. 4, on FOX.

Additional highlights this season include:

· Illinois opens the Bret Bielema era on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 1:00 PM ET on FOX against Nebraska in the first FBS game of the 2021 season.

· Steve Sarkisian makes his Texas debut as the Longhorns face Louisiana, a top-25 squad last season, on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 PM ET, followed by Ed Orgeron's return to Los Angeles as LSU faces UCLA at 8:30 PM ET, both on FOX.

· A pair of projected top-25 Big Ten teams clash opening weekend on BTN as Iowa hosts Indiana at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, Sept. 4.

· Stanford heads south to take on Pac-12 and in-state rival USC on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 PM ET - the first Pac-12 After Dark contest on the FOX broadcast network - to cap off a full day of sports programming.

· Thanksgiving weekend features three straight days of college football, beginning Thursday, Nov. 25, with Fresno State at San Jose State on FS1. The Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West and Pac-12 all play Friday, Nov. 26, on FOX, FS1 and BTN, including Iowa at Nebraska in the Heroes Game at 1:30 PM ET on BTN.

This season, FOX Sports enhances its on-site coverage with the FOX College Football Digital Roadshow presented by Dos Equis. Featuring Mark Titus and Charlotte Wilder, hosts of FOX Sports original digital series THE PEOPLE'S SPORTS PODCAST, the Digital Roadshow will capture Titus and Wilder's college game day experiences and interactions with fans on @CFBonFOX and @FOXSports digital and social platforms.

BIG NOON SATURDAY and BIG NOON KICKOFF launched in 2019, leading FOX Sports to its most-watched regular season with an average audience of 3,727,000 viewers per game - a +12% increase over 2018. The BIG NOON KICKOFF pregame show averaged 1,206,000 viewers in its debut season, a +23% jump over the network's college football pregame show the prior season.

College football on FOX and FS1 is simulcast on the new FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.

FOX Sports' confirmed 2021 fall college football schedule is available here. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses.

2021 FOX Sports College Football Schedule All Times Eastern

Saturday, Aug. 28 Network
1:00 PM Nebraska at Illinois FOX

Thursday, Sept. 2
7:30 PM FOX College Football Pregame from Minnesota FOX
8:00 PM Ohio State at Minnesota FOX
6:30 PM Temple at Rutgers BTN

Friday, Sept. 3
9:00 PM South Dakota State at Colorado State FS1

Saturday, Sept. 4
10:00 AM BIG NOON KICKOFF from Wisconsin FOX
12:00 PM Penn State at Wisconsin FOX
4:30 PM Louisiana at Texas FOX
12:00 PM Stanford vs. K-State (Arlington, Texas) FS1
7:00 PM Oregon State at Purdue FS1
10:30 PM Nevada at Cal FS1
12:00 PM Fordham at Nebraska BTN
3:30 PM Indiana at Iowa BTN
7:30 PM UTSA at Illinois BTN

Friday, Sept. 10
9:30 PM UTEP at Boise State FS1

Saturday, Sept. 11
10:00 AM BIG NOON KICKOFF from Ohio State FOX
12:00 PM Oregon at Ohio State FOX
3:30 PM Texas A&M vs. Colorado (Denver, Colo.) FOX
10:30 PM Stanford at USC FOX
12:00 PM Tulsa at Oklahoma State FS1
3:30 PM Ball State at Penn State FS1
7:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin FS1
11:00 PM Hawai'i at Oregon State FS1
12:00 PM Youngstown State at Michigan State BTN
12:00 PM Indiana State at Northwestern BTN
3:30 PM Buffalo at Nebraska BTN
7:30 PM Idaho at Indiana BTN
7:30 PM Howard at Maryland BTN

Friday, Sept. 17
9:00 PM Maryland at Illinois FS1

Saturday, Sept. 18
10:00 AM BIG NOON KICKOFF from Oklahoma FOX
12:00 PM Nebraska at Oklahoma FOX
3:30 PM USC at Washington State FOX
12:00 PM Virginia Tech at West Virginia FS1
3:30 PM Tulsa at Ohio State FS1
9:00 PM Oklahoma State at Boise State FS1
12:30 AM San Jose State at Hawai'i FS1
7:30 PM Utah State at Air Force FS2
12:00 PM Northern Illinois at Michigan BTN
3:30 PM Kent State at Iowa BTN
3:30 PM Delaware at Rutgers BTN

Saturday, Sept. 25
10:00 AM BIG NOON KICKOFF from Chicago FOX
12:00 PM Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Chicago) FOX

Friday, Oct. 1
8:00 PM Iowa at Maryland FS1

Saturday, Oct. 9
TBA Penn State at Iowa FOX or FS1
TBA Utah at USC FOX or FS1

Friday, Nov. 5
10:30 PM Utah at Stanford FS1

Friday, Nov. 12
9:00 PM Wyoming at Boise State FS1

Friday, Nov. 19
TBA Air Force at Nevada FS1

Thursday, Nov. 25
TBA Fresno State at San Jose State FOX or FS1

Friday, Nov. 26
12:00 PM K-State at Texas FOX
4:00 or 4:30 PM TCU at Iowa State FOX or FS1
4:00, 4:30 or 8:00 PM Colorado at Utah FOX or FS1
4:00, 4:30 or 8:00 PM Washington State at Washington FOX or FS1
1:00 PM Utah State at New Mexico FS1
1:30 PM Iowa at Nebraska BTN

Saturday, Nov. 27
12:00 PM Ohio State at Michigan FOX

Saturday, Dec. 4
TBA Mountain West Championship Game FOX
8:00 PM Big Ten Championship Game FOX

For more information on FOX Sports' college football coverage, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and follow @FOXSportsPR and @CFBonFOX on Twitter.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports' digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports' portfolio are FOX's interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

  [may 2021]  


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