Today’s college football TV schedule 2010 has another slew of showdowns. So far, the schedule has featured highly anticipated battles in Weeks 2 and 4. But the Week 2 showdowns were anticlimactic, although last Saturday had a nail-biter between Alabama and Arkansas. For today, however, conference play gets into full swing, with some major clashes between rivals. Yet Week 5 doesn’t have those big battles until 3:30 pm est – although they come fast and furious after that.
The noon slate of games starts pretty slowly, with ESPN carrying Northwestern against Minnesota. Yet on ESPN 2, they do have a nationally ranked team playing as Miami visits Clemson. ESPN U has surging Auburn tuning up against Louisiana Monroe, while those with the Big Ten Network can see Ohio State vs Illinois.
But at 3:30, the college football TV schedule 2010 in Week 5 truly gets underway. East Coast viewers will see Wisconsin face Michigan State on ABC, in a crucial Big Ten opener for the two contenders. This leaves ESPN to carry the Red River showdown between Texas and Oklahoma.
CBS has a doubleheader of SEC games today, starting with Tennessee vs LSU at 3:30 pm. However, the major game on their schedule is at 8, as CBS’ first prime time game of the year is the Florida-Alabama showdown. Yet it isn’t the only big game in town tonight.
Thanks to Oregon and Stanford breaking into the top 10, their clash was moved from 11:15 to 8 pm, and placed on the ESPN family of networks. But for those on the East Coast, they will have to watch it on ESPN 2. ABC and ESPN’s prime time college football lineup is stuck with Notre Dame vs Boston College, and Penn State vs Iowa.
At the least, ESPN has another game between ranked teams, as the Nittany Lions try to finally knock off the Hawkeyes. Thanks to Notre Dame’s 1-3 start, their clash with Boston College on ABC seems much less important, although it could make or break what’s left of the Irish’s season.
The SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-10 have the crucial games on TV today. Of course, Texas and Oklahoma’s matchup was deflated when the Longhorns were destroyed last week, and now Florida vs Alabama has to share the prime time hype. None of this seemed likely a month ago – although not much else this season has been surprising so far.
If Week 5 has an upset or two – unlike the first four weeks – then the season will finally begin in earnest. The ESPN family and CBS will show the major results, starting at 3:30 pm.
Washington Post- “Saturday’s college football TV schedule”