Thursday/Friday night football games

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Has anyone heard any scuttlebutt about any of our football games this fall getting moved to non-Saturdays? It would seem that the opening game against Missouri State would be a prime target.
 
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Has anyone heard any scuttlebutt about any of our football games this fall getting moved to non-Saturdays? It would seem that the opening game against Missouri State would be a prime target.
I haven't heard anything but it seems like every team in our conference usually has to play one non-saturday game. Gundy likes to do it on the first game because losing a practice between games is tougher than losing one to begin the season
 

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I haven't heard anything but it seems like every team in our conference usually has to play one non-saturday game. Gundy likes to do it on the first game because losing a practice between games is tougher than losing one to begin the season
i would agree with the exception of a tx or ou home game. those rarely, if ever get moved to an off night.
 
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per the 2012 agreement that runs through 2024-25
https://big12sports.com/news/2012/9/12/204969096

Q. When are games selected?
A. Most games are selected with either 12-day or six-day notice to the Conference. The networks each have two opportunities (four total) to select games on six days notices annually. On or before June 1, ABC/ESPN and FOX will pre-select games for the first three Saturdays; special-date games (like Thursdays), games on Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Friday. For the remaining weeks, ABC/ESPN and FOX shall select games no later than Noon CT on the 12th day preceding a Saturday telecast. ABC/ESPN and FOX have the right on four dates to make the final selection no later than Noon CT on the sixth day preceding a Saturday telecast. Generally, homecoming games will be selected at least 12 days in advance, but the Conference must consider an occasional request to use a six-day pick to select a homecoming game of significance.

Q. What about the Thursday games?
A. The Big 12 is required to make available four games per year for telecast on Thursday nights and one game on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Additional games may be requested (including Friday night games), but are not required. FOX and ESPN may opt to designate a Friday game as a replacement for a Thurssday.
 
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i would agree with the exception of a tx or ou home game. those rarely, if ever get moved to an off night.
i heard about the scheduling last year or so on the SportsAnimal that OU AD every year request that they play their home games on Saturday. Something about it hurts the local businesses and not fair to the fans that has to travel in on work days.

To me, it’s total BS. Every school has the same situations with their fan base. This conference caters to both OU and Texas that it makes me wanna vomit.
 

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i heard about the scheduling last year or so on the SportsAnimal that OU AD every year request that they play their home games on Saturday. Something about it hurts the local businesses and not fair to the fans that has to travel in on work days.

To me, it’s total BS. Every school has the same situations with their fan base. This conference caters to both OU and Texas that it makes me wanna vomit.
you can say the same for every school in the B12 with the exception of tx. austin will survive without games. ku doesn't have anyone go anyway (at least at this time). osu, isu, tt, ku, ksu, all suffer when the games are on a thursday or friday nite.
 
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Well, the town may benefit greater from a Saturday game, but as far as oSu football is concerned, tv revenue is the cash cow -- not tickets sold at BPS. TV revenue is the 800 lb gorilla in the room.
Sorry, but that's how it is today.
 

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Well, the town may benefit greater from a Saturday game, but as far as oSu football is concerned, tv revenue is the cash cow -- not tickets sold at BPS. TV revenue is the 800 lb gorilla in the room.
Sorry, but that's how it is today.
that's assuming a team makes more by moving their games to a friday or a thursday. do they?
 
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These would be night games so I would favor these over these 11 am games we tend to get now. Earliest game in my opinion should be 1 or 2 pm.
 
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Well, the town may benefit greater from a Saturday game, but as far as oSu football is concerned, tv revenue is the cash cow -- not tickets sold at BPS. TV revenue is the 800 lb gorilla in the room.
Sorry, but that's how it is today.
I suppose if I get excessively screwed out of Saturday afternoon games in favor of Thursday and Saturday morning/evening games, we must be doing something decent on the field, so that’s a good problem to have.