With 100 days until the start of Week 1 and a handful of college football games set to take place the week prior to that, many fans have begun wondering when game times and network assignments would begin to be released for many of the opening matchups that have been anticipated for the last few months. In a joint statement released by all FBS conferences, CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports and their affiliated partners, it was announced Tuesday that those assignments will be coming at a later date.
"Collectively, the conferences and television networks have agreed to an extension for determining college football's early-season game times beyond the standard June 1 deadline. These kickoff times and network designations will be announced at a later date as we all continue to prepare for the college football season."
This announcement came down Tuesday as the 2020-21 sports calendar remains in flux with professional leagues, college conferences and television networks battling the complexities of restarting or starting seasons and airing rescheduled events amid the coronavirus pandemic.
There is no guarantee, of course, that the 2020 college football season starts on time. However, if it does, on-field action would start with a handful of games scheduled for Week 0 on Saturday, Aug. 29 with Week 1 beginning a few days later on Thursday, Sept. 3.