We’re still months away from the 2023 college football season, but networks are beginning to roll out broadcast assignments and start times for various games.
Last weekend, NBC announced that their Big Ten schedule with kick off with West Virginia at Penn State in primetime on September 2nd.
Kicking off Big Ten Saturday Night with a bang!@WVUfootball | @PennStateFball pic.twitter.com/TLsrO0keOa
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 6, 2023
On Monday, Ohio State revealed that it would host Michigan in primetime on NBC November 11th.
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?️Nov. 11, 2023
➕ https://t.co/lJnuPCAa5F | #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/4p8snwie7N
— Ohio State Buckeyes ? (@OhioStAthletics) May 15, 2023
Hours later, CBS announced it would air Iowa at Penn State in primetime on September 23rd.
White Out Game.
This is going to be B1G on CBS.
We'll be in Happy Valley for @HawkeyeFootball vs. @PennStateFball on September 23rd. pic.twitter.com/UnZMhx0gnV
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) May 15, 2023
Fox then announced a pair of Big Noon games on Monday. Colorado-TCU would be the matchup on September 2nd, while (to the surprise of no one) Ohio State-Michigan would air in the window on November 25th.
Colorado at TCU. Ohio State at Michigan.
The biggest games of the season are on FOX ?? pic.twitter.com/oyVqDOSMvK
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) May 15, 2023
On Tuesday, it was ESPN’s turn. The company announced dates for four games, and times for two of those. LSU-Florida State would air in primetime on ABC September 3rd, while Texas-Alabama would get a primetime window on ESPN September 9th. Oklahoma-Texas will air on ABC October 7th, while Notre Dame-Clemson would air on ABC and take place on November 4th.
? @ESPNCFB to unveil 2023 marquee matchups at #DisneyUpfront
Feat. 6 of ESPN's Top 25:
? Sept. 3 | @LSUfootball vs @FSUFootball
? Sept. 9 | @TexasFootball at @AlabamaFTBL
? Oct. 7 | @OU_Football vs Texas
? Nov. 4 | @NDFootball at @ClemsonFB
More: https://t.co/wQgLmU3xGv pic.twitter.com/51yNHwZzip
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) May 16, 2023
ESPN also said it was expecting to announce its college football schedule for the first three weeks, along with “special date games” and the bowl game schedule, on Wednesday, May 31st.
So right now, here’s where we are.
(note: I’m intentionally leaving out all Notre Dame home games, which air on NBC and/or Peacock)
Saturday, September 2nd
Colorado at TCU
12 PM, Fox
West Virginia at Penn State
7:30 PM, NBC
Sunday, September 3rd
LSU vs Florida State
7:30 PM, ABC
Saturday, September 9th
Texas at Alabama
7 PM, ESPN
Saturday, September 23rd
Iowa at Penn State
8 PM, CBS
Saturday, October 7th
Oklahoma vs Texas
Saturday, November 4th
Notre Dame at Clemson
Saturday, November 11th
Ohio State at Michigan State
7:30 PM, NBC
Saturday, November 25th
Ohio State at Michigan
12 PM, Fox