Monday Pickups: Setting the TV slate for Nov. 24 (and Nov. 17)

Monday Pickups: Setting the TV slate for Nov. 24 (and Nov. 17)

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

Each Monday, conferences, TV networks and schools announce when and on what network they'll be kicking off a week from this coming Saturday -- in this case, Nov. 24. Here's the rundown of Monday's television announcements, conference by conference. All times Eastern.

AJ McCarron and the Crimson Tide will look to wrap up the SEC West vs. Auburn. (US Presswire)
SEC on CBS, Saturday, Nov. 24

3:30 p.m.


Alabama may no longer control its national-championship destiny, but it can still clinch another SEC West title and berth in the SEC Championship Game with a win in the Iron Bowl. For the Auburn Tigers, a victory might save Gene Chizik's job and would salvage a horrific season -- but will motivation be enough to keep things close?

The game will air live online here at's SEC Live player, with the online broadcast featuring both pregame and postgame coverage, the latter including Gary Danielson live from the broadcast booth after the game.

As previously announced, CBS will also broadcast LSU at Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Here's a look at the other confirmed kickoffs for the Nov. 24 slate:

Saturday, Nov. 24
Georgia Tech at GeorgiaNoonESPN
Kentucky at Tennessee12:21 p.m.SEC Network (regional)
Florida at Florida State3:30 p.m.ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Missouri at Texas A&M7 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
South Carolina at Clemson7 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
Mississippi State at Ole Miss7 p.m.ESPNU

Final broadcast decisions on Florida-Florida State, Missouri-Texas A&M, and South Carolina-Clemson will be made after this Saturday's games. Both kickoff time and broadcast info for Vanderbilt at Wake Forest is TBD.

Friday, Nov. 23
Nebraska at IowaNoonABC
Saturday, Nov. 24
Michigan at Ohio StateNoonABC
Illinois at NorthwesternNoonBig Ten Network
Indiana at PurdueNoonBig Ten Network
Wisconsin at Penn State3:30 p.m.ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 (regional mirror)
Michigan St. at Minnesota3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network

The Big Ten also announced that this Saturday, Nov. 17, the noon kickoff game between Iowa and Michigan will air on ESPN. Northwestern at Michigan State, which also kicks off at noon, will air on ESPN2.

Thursday, Nov. 22

TCU at Texas

7:30 p.m.ESPN
Friday, Nov. 23

West Virginia at Iowa State

3:30 p.m.ABC
Saturday, Nov. 24
Texas Tech at Baylor2:30 p.m.Fox
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma3:30 p.m.ABC or ESPN/ESPN (mirror)

The ACC (and ESPN) has once again gone with a six-day option for its conference games, meaning the only games with established kickoff times or broadcast decisions are the ones -- Florida at Florida State, Georgia Tech at Georgia, South Carolina at Clemson -- featured in the SEC announcement above.

But Sunday the league did finalize its six-day-optioned games for this Saturday, Nov. 17. Here they are:

Thursday, Nov. 15
North Carolina at Virginia7:30 p.m.ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 17
Florida State at MarylandNoonESPNU
Virginia Tech at Boston College12:30 p.m.ACC Network (regional)
USF at Miami3 p.m.Regional coverage
N.C. State at Clemson3:30 p.m.ABC/ESPN2 (regional mirror)
Duke at Georgia Tech3:30 p.m.ESPNU
Wake Forest at Notre Dame3:30 p.m.NBC

The Pac-12 likewise is running a week behind most of the other BCS leagues. Here's its schedule for this Saturday, Nov. 17:

Saturday, Nov. 17

Washington at Colorado

1:30 p.m.FX
Washington State at Arizona State3 p.m.Pac-12 Network
USC at UCLA3 p.m.Fox
Stanford at Oregon8 p.m.ABC
Arizona at Utah10 p.m.ESPNU
Cal at Oregon State10:30 p.m.Pac-12 Network
Friday, Nov. 23
Syracuse at Temple11 a.m.ESPN2
USF at Cincinnati11 a.m.ESPN2
Saturday, Nov. 24
UConn at LouisvilleNoonBig East Network (regional)
Rutgers at PittNoonESPN2 or ESPNU

Many more updates to come.

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