This week’s college football TV schedule is relatively modest. Several weeks on the college football TV schedule 2010 have been packed with top 25 showdowns, which mostly went to form. For Week 6, there are a share of top 25 clashes, but they don’t involve many of the top contenders. Nevertheless, CBS, ESPN, ABC and other outlets have some notable clashes between rivals, which could shave off a potential contender or two. Although today’s schedule isn’t the only sports action in town, it does get a five-hour head start on baseball.
At noon, things start slowly, although Ohio State has the headline game on ESPN. The Buckeyes survived a tough test at Illinois, yet they return home today to face Indiana. The Hoosiers almost upset Michigan last week, but they need a lot more against an Ohio State team hungry for a blowout. Meanwhile, Penn State tries to get back on track against Illinois on ESPN 2.
At 3:30 pm est, the TV coverage Week 6 heats up. The biggest clash of the day may be on CBS, as No. 1 Alabama visits No. 19 South Carolina. Two weeks ago, the Tide needed to rally back on the road against Arkansas, although the Gamecocks hope to go a step further and finally shake up the BCS.
ABC hosts the other big afternoon game, as the Big House hosts a clash of unbeatens. Michigan State visits Michigan, in a showdown that will leave the winner as a legitimate Big Ten and national contender.
ESPN will carry either Clemson vs North Carolina or Arkansas vs Texas A&M, while NBC has Notre Dame trying to get to .500 against Pittsburgh. Fox Sports Network will show surging UCLA trying to keep momentum going at California.
At 7:30 pm, the second SEC showdown on today’s schedule will take place on ESPN. However, it has been a bit devalued, as Florida is coming off an ugly loss to Alabama, and LSU is considered the luckiest team in the nation after their Tennessee escape. Both rivals are not too highly regarded for once, but whoever wins will get to stay in contention as a dark horse.
At 8 pm, East Coast viewers will see Florida State and Miami clash on ABC, as the arch-rivals try to get a leg up in the mediocre ACC. West Coast viewers will likely see USC vs Stanford instead, as the Pac-10 contenders attempt to recover from tough losses last week.
Today’s college football TV schedule may not be heavily hyped, since fans are already resigned to a lack of upsets and chaos. However, they will flock to CBS, ABC and ESPN in case something big finally comes up.
FanHouse- “College Football TV Schedule: Week 6”