The Big 12 released the TV schedule for the first three weeks of the season on Wednesday. The covers the bulk of the nonconference schedule.
Most of the conference slate will likely be announced as the season plays out and the first-tier rights holders select their broadcasts and then it'll go on down the food chain.
While there's been no official announcment from the Big 12 Conference, it appears Fox is going to have more than its share of Big 12 games as it begins broadcasting regular season college football for the first time ever in 2012.
Keep in mind, this document isn't official that I'm aware of, but it would appear to make some sense. If it indeed is true, here is a list of Big 12 games set for a national broadcast on Fox' over the air network.
|Sept. 22||Kansas State @ Oklahoma||6:30|
|Sept. 29||Texas @ Oklahoma State||6:30|
|Oct. 6||West Virginia @ Texas||6:00|
|Oct. 20||Kansas State @ West Virginia||6:00|
|Oct. 27||Texas @ Kansas State||2:30|
|Nov. 3||Oklahoma State @ Kansas State||2:00|
|Nov. 10||Baylor @ Oklahoma||6:00|
|Nov. 17||Oklahoma @ West Virginia||6:00|
|Nov. 24||Baylor @ Texas Tech||2:00|
In total, that's nine games that could be set for Fox and the list includes some of the conference's higher profile games at that. With the conference in the final stages of negotiating its new TV deal, it'll be interesting to see exactly how ABC/ESPN figures into the mix going forward.
Assuming ABC/ESPN continues to broadcast the same number of games they have in the past, that will be some solid national exposure for the Big 12, and that's not even including the games that are broadcast on FSN which most of the country sees, as well.
So until something official is announced, take this list at face value. At a minimum, however, it definitely appears like there's another channel Big 12 fans are going to need to program into their favorites for the 2012 season.