Fox Sports Media Group Kicks Off College Football Coverage on FX
By: Karen Hogan, Associate Editor
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 2:22 pm

This fall, FX joins the college football huddle. Fox Networks Group’s basic cable network, available in more than 99 million homes, will welcome the Fox College Football game of the week to its schedule.

FX’s kicks off its inaugural college football season with the USA Today Coaches’ Poll preseason No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners hosting the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in Norman, OK on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00 PM ET. The Sooners return to FX on Sept. 4 against the Missouri Tigers, and again on Nov. 26 against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Nevada Wolf Pack will visit the Oregon Ducks on Sept. 10, and the USC Trojans will do battle with the Syracuse Orange on Sept. 17.

Veteran announcer Gus Johnson (play-by-play), former University of Tennessee defensive back Charles Davis (analyst), and former University of Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster (sideline analyst) call the Fox College Football games of the week on FX.

In total, Fox Sports Media Group’s 2011-12 college football schedule features more than 200 match-ups with Pac-12, Big 12, and Conference USA teams, as well as regional contests from the ACC, SEC, Big East, and Southland Conference, across FX, Fox Sports Networks (FSN), and Fox College Sports. FSMG’s college football schedule culminates with coverage of the inaugural Pac-12 Championship, Big Ten Championship, and AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

College football coverage on FSN, reaching more than 85 million homes through two dozen owned and affiliated regional sports networks, begins with the Mississippi State Bulldogs traveling to Memphis to take on the Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8:00 PM ET.  Additional schedule highlights include Missouri hosting Miami (OH) Sept. 3, Iowa State facing off against in-state rival Iowa Sept. 10, and Oklahoma State traveling to Tulsa Sept. 17.  On Nov. 26, FSN will showcase the annual Missouri-Kansas Border Showdown from Arrowhead Stadium at noon ET followed by Texas Tech meeting Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, at 3:30 PM ET and UCLA taking on rival USC at 10:00 PM ET.

FSN’s announcing teams for Big 12 games in 2011 feature Joel Meyers (play-by-play), former Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt (analyst), and Jim Knox (sideline reporter), as well as Bill Land (play-by-play) teaming with former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Dave Lapham (analyst) and Emily Jones (sideline reporter).

On Fox College Sports, Oklahoma State will host Louisiana Lafayette on Sept. 3, Northern Illinois will visit Kansas on Sept. 10, and Kent State will travel to Kansas State on Sept. 17.

Steve Physioc (play-by-play), former University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Yogi Roth (analyst) and Desmond Purnell (sideline analyst) call games on Fox College Sports.

The rest of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses, usually 12 or six days before the game.

Additionally, Fox Sports will have exclusive coverage of college football’s inaugural Pac-12 Conference Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 2 followed by the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 3 from Indianapolis.  Fox Sports wraps up its college football season with coverage of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic at Cowboys Stadium on Friday, Jan. 6.

For the complete schedule, click here.

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