On Friday, a bunch of college football game times and broadcast details were released. That includes a pretty sizable chunk of Oklahoma’s schedule. Fans can start planning for the first three games of the season, as well as a Black Friday game.
Typically, game times and broadcast info is decided a few weeks in advance of a game. We know that info for most of September for Oklahoma. The first three games of the year will all be on national television.
Dates and channels for four games overall have been released. Via Oklahoma:
Times, TV information announced for four games in 2018, including the season opener vs. FAU.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) May 31, 2018
Here are the game times and TV channels for the four games on Oklahoma’s schedule:
Sept. 1 vs. Florida Atlantic: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
Sept. 8 vs. UCLA: 1:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
Sept. 15 at Iowa State: 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC/ESPN.
Nov. 23 at West Virginia: 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
The rest of Nebraska’s football schedule. We do not yet have kick-off times for these games:
Sept. 22 vs. Army
Sept. 29 vs. Baylor
Oct. 6 vs. Texas (in Dallas)
Oct. 20 at TCU
Oct. 27 vs. Kansas State
Nov. 3 at Texas Tech
Nov. 10 vs. Oklahoma State
Nov. 17 vs. Kansas
Lincoln Riley doesn’t seem thrilled about all of the early kickoff times. From the Tulsa World:
“Listen, whenever they tell us to kick off, at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m., we’re going to be there ready to play,” Riley said. “But there’s other things like recruiting, being good for your fan base, opposing fan base, the team traveling here. … You’ve got UCLA traveling here through two time zones to get here early. We’re going to be kicking off at 10 a.m. for their fans. It’s one of our marquee nonconference games. That’s not great for recruiting. You wish things were better, but it doesn’t always go your way. That’s part of it. We’ll be ready to play.”
If Oklahoma is a national contender once again, I’m sure the Sooners will find themselves on at prime time more as the season wears on.