While the Iowa State vs. Texas game was already decided a week ago on when it will kickoff and where it will be shown, the rest of the Big 12 games’ times and TV arrangements were decided on Sunday.
Nov 3, 2012; Ames, IA, USA: Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Steele Jantz (2) looks for a pass during the first quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
The Longhorn Network will show its lone Big 12 conference game this Saturday when it broadcasts Iowa State vs. Texas at 11:00 a.m. CT. Since the network continues to struggle with distribution, ESPN will be simulcasting the broadcast on a variety of local ABC networks in the state of Iowa. This game will likely preempt ABC’s national broadcast of either Miami (FL) vs. Virginia or Louisville vs. Syracuse unless that ABC affiliate decides to show it on a sub channel.
Another game will also kickoff at 11:00 a.m. Texas Tech will try and rebound as it hosts Kansas who is looking for its first Big 12 victory. That game will be on regional FOX Sports Networks, the first part of a doubleheader. Baylor vs. Oklahoma kicks off at 2:30 p.m.
ABC will be showing West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State, who are both coming off losses from a week ago (and the Mountaineers with three straight losses), at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game is part of a reverse mirror regional distribution with ESPN2. That means if the game is not on your local ABC station, it can be seen on ESPN2.
Finally, Kansas State gets another appearance on FOX as it goes on the road to take on TCU, who gets their second straight week on the same network. That game kicks off 6:00 p.m. CT.
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