This from the Pac-12, we have the first games that the new Pac-12 Networks will air. A total of seven networks, one main and six regional, Pac-12 Enterprises says in the first three weeks of the 2012 college football season, it will air 15 games.
In the opening week, a total of six games will be shown which means the Pac-12 Networks will be opening up with a vengeance. The very first games on the networks will occur on August 30, Northern Colorado at Utah and that will be followed by Northern Arizona at Arizona State.
Let’s take a look at what the Pac-12 is saying about its early schedule. Check it out below.
PAC-12 NETWORKS OPEN 2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WITH 15 GAMES IN FIRST THREE WEEKS, INCLUDING SIX GAMES IN WEEK ONE
Initial TV Schedule Features Five Games with Top 25 Powers Oregon, Stanford, USC
The Pac-12 Networks will open its initial college football season by airing 15 games in the first three weeks of the 2012 season and, with the addition of the California at USC game in week 4, will televise at least one game from each Pac-12 team during the first four weeks, it was announced today.
With USC, Oregon and Stanford ranked in preseason top 25, four new head coaches joining the Conference and one newly renovated stadium, the Pac-12 Networks will showcase a variety of compelling storylines that will resonate with college football fans across the country.
“We are extremely excited about the upcoming football season and the slate of Pac-12 games that we will feature throughout the season,” Pac-12 Enterprises President Gary Stevenson said. “In the first four weeks, we will have at least one game from all 12 teams, will feature some very intriguing matchups like Oklahoma State at Arizona and Cal at USC, and will televise the home debuts of new coaches Todd Graham at Arizona State and Mike Leach at Washington State. It’s a great start to what we expect to be a very competitive Pac-12 season.”
The Pac-12 Networks will kick-off its 35-game football schedule with six games during the opening week (August 30-September 1), including two on Thursday, Stanford’s home opener on Friday and three more on Saturday.
The University of Utah will host the first football game on the Pac-12 Networks when Northern Colorado visits Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday, August 30. Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. MT. The Pac-12 Networks targeted the Utes home opener as their historic first football game and requested a special start time to make it happen.
“Putting our first schedule together required a lot of flexibility and cooperation from all of our schools,” Stevenson said. “Utah was especially helpful by moving the start time of their home opener to give us a great doubleheader to launch our networks.”
Arizona State will be the second game of an opening night doubleheader when they kick-off the Todd Graham era at home against Northern Arizona at 7:30 p.m. PT. The first week will also feature the unveiling of Cal’s newly renovated Memorial Stadium Sept. 1 at 12:00 p.m. PT when the Bears host Nevada, as well as home openers for Oregon State and Washington.
The Pac-12 Networks will have six more games during week two, highlighted by three-time defending Conference champion Oregon hosting Fresno State, Oklahoma State’s visit to Tucson to face Rich Rodriguez’s Arizona Wildcats and the Pullman debut of head coach Mike Leach when Washington State hosts Eastern Washington.
In week 3, the Pac-12 Networks will have a triple-header on Saturday, September 15 with Oregon hosting Tennessee Tech, UCLA and new head coach Jim Mora at home against Houston and South Carolina State visiting Arizona.
The Pac-12 Networks have picked Cal at USC Saturday, Sept. 22 as its initial game selection in week four. The remainder of the week four television schedule will be determined 6-to-12 days prior to the games.
Arizona, Cal, Oregon and Stanford each have two appearances during the first three weeks, while ASU, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State have one. USC makes its debut on the networks the following week.
The Pac-12 Networks launch August 15 and will consist of one national and six regional networks devoted solely to the Pac-12. In addition to the hundreds of live televised Pac-12 sporting events, Pac-12 Networks subscribers will have access to their carrier’s TV Everywhere platform, providing access to all Pac-12 Networks programming on any device through their broadband service.
Fans can learn more about the Pac-12 Networks by watching this video http://on.pac-12.org/LS1ALo, and can see if they will get Pac-12 Networks from your TV provider by visiting the Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder http://on.pac-12.org/LCGkvG. Questions that aren’t answered in the Pac-12 Networks FAQ http://on.pac-12.org/La10fX can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 PAC-12 NETWORKS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thur., Aug. 30
Northern Colorado at Utah — 4:15 pm PT/7:15 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Northern Arizona at Arizona State — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Fri., Aug. 31
San Jose State at Stanford — 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Sat., Sept. 1
Nevada at California — 12 noon PT/3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Nicholls State at Oregon State — 12 noon PT/3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
San Diego State at Washington — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Sat., Sept. 8
Southern Utah at California — 12 noon PT/3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Eastern Wash. at Washington State — 12 noon PT/3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Sacramento State at Colorado — 12 noon PT/3 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Fresno State at Oregon — 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Oklahoma State at Arizona — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Duke at Stanford — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Sat., Sept. 15
Tennessee Tech at Oregon — 12 noon PT/3 p.m.ET, Pac-12 Networks
South Carolina State at Arizona — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
Houston at UCLA — 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Networks
(12- or six-day selection for each of the remaining Pac-12 home games)
Sat., Sept. 22
California at USC — TBA, Pac-12 Networks